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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Fort Belknap bison
10:49 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Fort Belknap tribes hope to soon give some Yellowstone Park bison a new home

Fort Belknap bison herd
Credit Mark Azure

Last week, the state supreme court reversed a lower court ruling blocking the transfer of disease-free bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribal lands.

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Two-year Colleges
10:29 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Montana’s two-year colleges: new names, new logos – and new roles

New Bitterroot College logo

As we reported earlier, the two-year Bitterroot College in Hamilton became the last of the seven two-year colleges in the state to unveil its new name and logo.

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Wage Gap
10:32 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Montana’s gender pay gap wider than national average

State labor commissioner Pam Bucy

As we reported last week, Governor Steve Bullock has signed an executive order creating the Equal Pay for Equal Work task force.

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Apartment Fire
5:02 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Missoula apartment fire forces elderly and disabled residents to evacuate

Firefighters try to stop the spread of a fire at the Vantage Villa apartment complex in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Missoula city firefighters continue at this hour to battle a large fire burning in the third floor of the Vantage Villa apartment complex on east Broadway. The fire broke out mid-afternoon, and quickly spread to at least two third floor apartments. It appears all the residents got out safely. Several fire trucks are on the scene, including a ladder truck hosing down the roof. The apartment complex is owned by the Missoula Housing Authority. Ellie Greenwood is with the housing authority's resident services, and was in the complex when the fire broke out.

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Blackfeet vet
11:33 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Veteran works to preserve his Blackfeet language and land

Blackfeet Marine veteran and UM student Jesse DesRosier
Credit Sally Mauk

The solace offered by open spaces and beautiful landscapes is part of what prompted the formation in 2009 of a Portland-based nonprofit organization known as the Vet Voice Foundation.

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Breaking
1:38 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Missoula haz mat team responds to acid spill

Missoula haz mat team at site of acid spill at Spectrum Products
Credit Sally Mauk

About a thousand gallons of water-diluted sulfuric, phosphoric and citric acid spilled out of a tank at a Missoula  company today, prompting the regional haz mat team to respond. Firefighters and the haz mat team were called out this morning to Spectrum Products, a pool product manufacturer located off Butler Creek road, not far from the airport. By midday, they were figuring out how to clean it up.

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Montana Films
2:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Made in Montana movies getting international exposure

On location during filming of "Winter in the Blood"
Credit Donnie Sexton, Montana Office of Tourism

Montana's film industry has had a busy couple of years, with three feature films produced in the state.

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Bakken boom
1:43 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Missoula businessman sees great opportunity in the Bakken oil boom

Bakken Consulting Inc. President Erik Peterson
Credit Sally Mauk

Business and real estate people attended a daylong summit in Missoula on economic opportunities for Montana and North Dakota from development of the Bakken oil fields.

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Homeless Shelter
9:57 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Missoula’s homeless will soon have a new home

Credit MMW Architects

Missoula officials hope to break ground for a new emergency soup kitchen and homeless shelter this fall.

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Glacier Program
1:52 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Want to hang out with goats in Glacier Park this summer? Here’s how…

Citizen scientists working in Glacier Park
Credit National Park Service

If hanging out in Glacier National Park is how you want to spend part of your summer, you might want to look into the citizen science program offered by the park's Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. The program trains individuals to identify, observe and record information on species of interest in the park. This summer, the citizen scientists will study mountain goats, pikas, common loons and invasive plants.

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