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Looking out on the Swan Range and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Josh Burnham

Summer is prime time for visiting Montana’s biggest wilderness area, the Bob Marshall Complex - more than 2,300-square miles of roadless, wild, rugged country stretching between Glacier park and Lincoln, and straddling the continental divide between Seeley Lake and Augusta. It’s so big, it’s hard to take in from the ground.

The Zootown All-Stars softball team from Missoula fundraises in Caras Park during Out to Lunch Wednesday, July 27 for their trip to Delaware and the softball Little League World Series.
Mike Albans

The Zootown All-Stars have made it back … again. The Little League girls' softball team is, for the third year in a row, returning to the World Series in Delaware, starting this Sunday.

The Parrot Smelter operated between 1891 and 1899
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Some Silver Bow County shop buildings have to move to make way for a major environmental cleanup in Butte. Moving the buildings is proving difficult for a number of reasons. The situation is raising concerns about government transparency, the environment and some good old-fashioned election year politics.
The Montana Standard has followed the story from the beginning. Editor David McCumber now joins us with the latest.


Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate Denise Juneau stumped on public land policy Wednesday, July 27 at Meadow Lake State Park in Helena.
Corin Cates-Carney

Democratic Congressional candidate Denise Juneau outlined a policy agenda on public lands today, using the event as an opportunity to continue attacking her opponent, Republican Ryan Zinke.

The Given World, by Marian Palaia
Simon & Schuster

For a long time, Marian Palaia wrote short stories, instead of a novel. Not because she didn't want to write a whole book, but because she was terrified: "It was such a huge undertaking and I thought you had to know what you were doing... "

"Like many today, my troubled inheritance is the great wave of settler colonialism that washed from Europe over the Americas for the last five centuries.  I carry its invisible weight when I walk these Rocky Mountains and when I drive America’s freeways—all on stolen Indian land," writes "Reflections West" co-host, David Moore.

Commissioner of Securities & Insurance Monica Lindeen.
Eric Whitney

If you want to know why health insurance companies in Montana are asking for big price increases on some of the policies they sell here next year, there are some easy answers – but they only tell part of the story.

Risotto With Fresh Herbs And The Ur-Wheat, Einkorn

Jul 26, 2016
Flickr user, Mark Nesbitt (CC-BY-2.0)

The Food Guys take a couple of shows to talk about einkorn, the ancient predecessor to modern wheat. Einkorn (rhymes with “fine corn”) means “one grain” in German. As with other ancient grains that have become trendy, the gluten structure of einkorn seems to suit some people better than that of modern bread wheat, Triticum aestivum. Einkorn boosters point out that, compared to bread wheat, it's low in starch and high in protein, and tastes nutty and earthy.

Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte is pressuring local TV stations to stop running an ad that he says falsely calls him "a millionaire from New Jersey."

Public Comment Period Extended For Creston Water Bottling Plant
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The public is getting an additional 10 days to comment on one aspect of a proposed water bottling plant in Creston. That’s because of a technical error by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

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