News reached me tonight — via KTVQ’s Twitter feed, of all places — that the Billings Gazette and other Lee Newspapers in the state (perhaps elsewhere, for all I know) are going to a metered paywall model for their websites. (I especially like the part of the KTVQ story where they point out that, hey, […]

A $70 million federal loan to expand rural broadband in northern Montana will also improve Internet service for people in Big Sky and Ennis, an official with 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative said Thursday. The USDA Rural Utilities Service announced yesterday that the Fairfield-based cooperative will receive a $70 million loan to install 1,700 miles of […]

Yesterday, I assigned homework to the reporting staff at the Chronicle: Get signed up for a Twitter account by the end of the day, follow the newspaper’s account and send out your first tweet. The staff responded admirably. Those with dormant Twitter accounts revived them. Those without accounts started them, including our resident Luddite, Gail […]

One of the very first goals I set when I came on board as the Web editor at the Chronicle was to start a newsroom blog to give readers a bit of an inside look at how the paper gets put out every day. Cut to the point: We now have one. Our new assistant […]

File this one under things people probably don’t have a right to be upset about. Netflix announced yesterday new prices and new subscription plans for its DVD and streaming products. Previously, Netflix offered a plan that gave you unlimited DVDs mailed to your home during the month (one at a time, I believe?) and unlimited […]

Ah, back to a semi-regular posting schedule after a long weekend out of town. In case you missed it, this past weekend was the Fourth of July. In honor of that holiday, here’s an excellent local video from Big Sky showing a time-lapsed view of the sky over town on the Fourth. Enjoy! Time Lapse […]