Sally Mauk

News Director Emeritus

Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also taught broadcast writing and reporting in the University of Montana journalism school.

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Winter in the Blood
2:22 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

“Winter in the Blood” film a labor of love for Native American actors

"Winter in the Blood" cast members (l to r): Chaske Spencer, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Michael Spears
Credit Sally Mauk

The new film "Winter in the Blood", based on the late Montana author James Welch's novel, had its Montana premiere over the weekend in Missoula.

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Wldlife Researcher
9:05 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Wildlife scientist Joel Berger studies everything from “takins” in Bhutan to goats in Glacier

"Takins" are the national mammal of Bhutan
Credit Joel Berger

A professor at the University of Montana has won this year's prestigious Aldo Leopold award from the American Society of Mammalogists

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Breaking
3:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Wildfire forces more evacuations near Superior

West Mullan fire burning near Superior
Credit Sally Mauk

The Mineral County sheriff's office issued more evacuation orders today as temperatures rose and the humidity decreased on the West Mullan fire burning north of Superior. Strong winds yesterday pushed the fire to over 3600 acres. Information officer Pat McKelvey says the fire took a big run but they're making some progress today. At least 100 homes have been evacuated since the fire started on Sunday, with the latest evacuations in the Keystone area near the fire. No structures have been lost so far.

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Winter in the Blood
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Much-anticipated film "Winter in the Blood" has its Montana premiere this weekend in Missoula

Actor Chaske Spencer plays Virgil First Raise in the film "Winter in the Blood"
Credit Ken Billington

The new Montana-made film "Winter in the Blood" received a warm reception at its recent premiere at the Los Angeles film festival, and will have its Montana premiere this Saturday evening in Missoula. The film is based on the acclaimed novel by the late Montana author James Welch - who was a family friend of the film's directors, brothers Alex and Andrew Smith. Both the novel and the movie give a harsh but authentic portrait of growing up on Montana's Blackfeet reservation and the hi-line, where it was filmed.

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-Fire Season
3:40 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Resources continue to arrive to fight the West Mullan fire

Snake River hotshots getting ready to fight the West Mullan fire near Superior

Hotshot crews, retardant planes and six water-dropping helicopters are keeping the West Mullan fire steered away from the town of Superior and surrounding homes. Several homes remain under mandatory or voluntary evacuation notice as the 700-plus acre fire continues to burn north and east of town. Firefighters are keeping a wary eye on the weather - hoping a predicted storm front will bring more rain than wind, and give firefighters the upper hand on the three-day old fire.

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Schweitzer Senate race
11:05 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Brian Schweitzer talks politics, rumors and dark money

Former Governor Brian Schweitzer brandishing his veto branding iron

The political world - both in Montana and nationally - is still reeling a bit from former Governor Brian Schweitzer's announcement last weekend that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat

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TV Writer
3:55 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Writing for television is fun – if you’re really good at it

Ron Fitzgerald has written for the hit network television series "Friday Night Lights" and the Showtime hit series "Weeds" but he started his writing career as a playwright.

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Montana-inspired album
9:32 am
Thu July 4, 2013

New chamber jazz album inspired by Polebridge, Montana

Rob Mosher
Credit Matt Scharfglass

Canadian-born composer and musician Rob Mosher has a new album out called "Polebridge" - inspired by the small Montana town on the northwestern edge of Glacier National Park.

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Climate change
1:11 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Senator Jon Tester says addressing climate change will be good for Montana

Senator Jon Tester

Montana's Senator Jon Tester was quick to praise President Obama's recent speech on climate change, where the President outlined actions he intends to take to address it.

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Immigration Reform
9:36 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Janet Napolitano says immigration reform bill is fair

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

The U.S. Senate is expected to pass an immigration reform bill later this week.

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