Saturday, October 16, 2021

News of the Wild: Gobblers, pain or pleasure?

Folks, There is a current war being waged. The players? Myself versus the flock of wild turkeys in my neighborhood. Long past are the days I...

Jargon Therapy: Intent of Action

People can talk themselves silly about taking action against global warming. Is this type of “action” ever a waste of time? Action was a buzzword...

Sidney 2.0: Dancing with Roughnecks and Other Thanks Yous

When in Sidney, do as the Sidneysiders do. Should you venture into eastern Montana oil country, don’t leave without completing the following: Walk into a solitary...

Jargon Therapy: Power Shift Players Give Their Two Cents

Sometimes succinct, poignant and creative messages draw the strongest results. These mini-novels were written by young people learning about climate change at this year's Rocky Mountain...

Sidney 2.0: A Stranger’s Take on Sherry Arnold

It’s been 43 days since two men from Colorado allegedly drove through Sidney while smoking crack cocaine. They had one mission in mind—kill a...

Sidney 2.0: ‘Fear and Loathing’ in Montana

Mike, Amy and Dameon arrive in Sidney after nine and a half hours of driving. Amy documents her first day in the furthest east she's ever been in Montana. Photos by Mike and Dameon.

Jargon Therapy: Defining Science — The Quick and Dirty

The war over water is pending, say those who study fluvial processes. Sounds dirty to me. Actually, I was speaking to a Montana’s water specialist for...

Sidney 2.0: The Town I Never Heard Of

As I type this post, I’m bouncing through turbulence on an airplane taking me 1,000 miles in the opposite direction from where I need to...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

Smartphones Trump Free Rural TV

Story by Corin Cates-Carney, photo illustration by Kristin Kirkland Smartphone Reception in Montana is slated to improve, but in exchange, some people in small rural...