It's a dilemma, a predicament, a quandary. The problem is, I can't swear to the veracity of the story to follow. On the one hand, it's plausible – given what little I know about the St. Regis area. On the other hand, it does sound a bit far-fetched. Just a bit. You be the judge. This is the tale – unedited in any way by me – straight from a Missoula newspaper on February … [Read more...] about Harmon’s Histories: News flash! Kangaroo sighting in St. Regis!
Most people simply knew him as "Coyote Bill," the old guy who lived up Missoula’s Rattlesnake Valley. By one account, he was "the sneakin'est man that ever was." He certainly wasn't very neighborly. One man had him arrested on an insanity charge, but it didn't stick. Another had him arrested for blocking a bridge with a rifle. The numerous disputes escalated to the point a … [Read more...] about Harmon’s Histories: Coyote Bill ‘the sneakin’est man’ ever to torment Missoula
A hundred years ago, soon after winning reelection on the campaign slogan “He kept us out of war,” President Woodrow Wilson called on the U.S. Congress to authorize “a war to end all wars.” The U.S. entry into World War I abruptly ended a different campaign to end war. Between the onset of hostilities in Europe in July 1914 and the U.S. declaration of war in April 1917, a … [Read more...] about Montana Voices: Why women’s peace activism in WWI matters now
The landscapes of the West, some of them at least, remain powerfully evocative. The Upper Missouri River Breaks is one of those landscapes, offering a procession of historical events that capture the imagination. Lewis and Clark slogged through the Breaks on their voyage of discovery, and the setting of the places described in their journals remains intact, barely altered by … [Read more...] about Montana Voices: Beauty, history, mystery in the Upper Missouri River Breaks
By Sherry Devlin/Missoula Current Montana Gov. Steve Bullock led a chorus of state and regional environmental groups in condemning President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. In a written statement, Bullock called the move “short-sighted and dangerous” and out of step with what Montanans from all walks of life know to … [Read more...] about Governor leads Montanans in panning withdrawal from climate accord