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
After a particularly hot, smoky summer, many of us are looking forward to the changing of the seasons. The first signs of autumn are already in the air - the return of students to classrooms, the new splash of color on the trees, the ripening of apples, the canning jars moving off the store shelves. For us Home ReSource-ers, the beginning of fall is marked by other signals: … [Read more...] about Sustainable Missoula: The magic of creative reuse
Nearly two years ago, Jessica Dobson brought her band, Deep Sea Diver, to the Top Hat. At the show, she related her thoughts on music. “It’s hard to detach the spiritual element from creativity and there is a healing element to music. Music is important because it’s a very messed up world we live in. It’s able to lift us in ways other things can’t.” That was October 2019. … [Read more...] about Indie rock alive and well with Deep Sea Diver at the Kettlehouse
At the turn of the 20th century, there were three major modes of transportation: horses, bicycles and autos. Each came with its own set of problems. There were fools on bicycles, runaway horses and unsafe auto drivers. In the late 1890s, a group of foolish young men set off on a pre-dawn bicycle trip from Missoula to Hamilton, provisioned only with a small amount of food … [Read more...] about Harmon’s Histories: Montana lawmakers argued about drivers’ licenses for decades