Corrections and guarding English usage

The Montana State Prison’s spokeswoman public/victim information officer sent out an email Friday to newsrooms across the state (emphasis theirs): Thank you for your recent articles and coverage of Montana State Prison.  We appreciate your interest in the shortage of correctional officers. I do have one request.  Over the years, the professionalism of correctional staff… Continue reading Corrections and guarding English usage

Fierce backlash over John Walsh plagiarism

U.S. Sen. John Walsh speaks during a roundtable discussion with students and education officials about the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Bill on Thursday, April 17, at Montana State University. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Chronicle)

Montana Sen. John Walsh has been in trouble this week after the New York Times demonstrated that he had plagiarized large portions of the final paper he wrote in the U.S. Army’s War College back in 2007. Campaign trackers are saying this is a devastating, if not fatal, blow to his bid for election to… Continue reading Fierce backlash over John Walsh plagiarism

The quotable Brian Schweitzer

The website Roll Call published an entertaining interview with former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer today that’s making the rounds online. Judging by my past experience with Schweitzer on the handful of times I spoke with him, reporter Kyle Trygstad quoted the governor accurately. The whole interview is worth a read, but I thought I’d exerpt… Continue reading The quotable Brian Schweitzer

Gallatin County approves ViaSat dishes west of Bozeman

A Carlsbad, Calif.-based communications company won approval from the Gallatin County Commission last week to build a pair of 34-foot-tall satellite dishes along Love Lane west of Bozeman. The dishes will be connected to fiber-optic landlines and will provide high-speed data for government and civilian use, the company, ViaSat Inc., wrote in a letter filed… Continue reading Gallatin County approves ViaSat dishes west of Bozeman