Montana News

Todd Garrett
2:12 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Missoula's new fairgrounds director

Todd Garrett
Credit Edward O'Brien

Missoula County Fairgrounds has a new director and his name is Todd Garrett. Garrett will replace Steve Earle who, earlier this year, announced his retirement plans.
      Garrett and his family currently live in Whitefish. He's a University of Montana grad who earned a degree in Recreation Management. Garrett says many people mistakenly assume that's a discipline rooted in fun and games, when in fact, he says he learned critically important management and communication skills.

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Tobacco
1:58 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Professor compares tobacco industry to Godzilla

Pamela Ling
Credit University of California, San Francisco

Over 300 health professionals, advocates and

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Missoula Roxy Theater
2:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bringing new life to a neat - if underused - Missoula theater

Steinberg warming up the popper
Credit Mike Steinberg

Missoula's Roxy Theater has served as the headquarters of the International Wildlife Film Festival for several years.

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Concealed Carry
9:06 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

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Concealed Carry
5:36 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government

Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.

  

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Coal exports
11:33 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Coal terminal exec says shipping coal to Asia won't harm environment

Bob Watters
Credit SSA Marine

American coal companies want to vastly increase their sale of coal to Asia, including coal from Montana, but that requires a new coal export terminal to be built on the west coast to handle the shipments.

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Montana News
2:04 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Seeds, cyclists and ice cream

(L to R) Vickie Ly, Koko Barrios, Carmen Taylor
Credit Seeds to Cities/Adventure Cycling

Three young women are bicycling from California to New York this summer gathering information about seeds; meeting people who produce and save seeds, traditions that revolve around seeds and local agriculture.

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Garden City Harvest
2:21 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Gardening helps transform a Missoula teenager

Jesse Linton (top right) at one of Garden City Harvest's Mobile Market sites
Credit Laurie Bridgeman

17-year-old Jesse Linton of Missoula has changed a lot over the past couple of years.

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Great Falls
10:11 am
Fri August 2, 2013

The new technology of the Rainbow Dam near Great Falls

The new Rainbow Dam power plant generates 60 megawatts of electricity, the old plant (left) generated 36 megawatts.
Credit Dan Boyce

PPL Montana is now operating a completely renovated Rainbow Dam, just a few miles northeast of Great Falls.

The $230 million project marks the biggest investment in energy generation in the state since the Colstrip coal-fired power plant was built about 30 years ago.

PPL Montana Director of External Affairs David Hoffman said the new power house generates almost twice as much electricity as the old one. It’s enough to power about 45-thousand homes.

Construction on this renovation started back in 2009 and went fully online this past April.

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Interface Project
12:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

The ambiguity - and sometimes shame - of being born not clearly male or female

Eden Atwood and Jim Ambrose
Credit Sally Mauk

One in 2000 kids are born with genital or reproductive anatomy or chromosomal patterns that are not clearly male or female.

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