Flash mob at Music on Main

Well, it wasn’t exactly a surprise to the people who were involved, but it probably was to the hundreds gathered Thursday night for Music on Main in downtown Bozeman. A flash mob comprising about 100 people began a choreographed dance on cue just before the first band at the weekly summertime concert. The dancers grooved… Continue reading Flash mob at Music on Main

Time Lapse – 4th of July in Big Sky

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… Continue reading Time Lapse – 4th of July in Big Sky

Take reports of Montana’s terrible broadband speeds with a grain of salt

Some news outlets have reported this week that Montana’s Internet access speeds are the worst in the country and that this could leave our rural areas “economically crippled.” While I do not dispute the fact that we have some slow Internet access statewide, I would like to remind everyone to take such pronouncements with all… Continue reading Take reports of Montana’s terrible broadband speeds with a grain of salt

Government mistrust hampering reverse 911 efforts in Ravalli County

The good people of Ravalli County don’t much like “Big Brother,” which could be a problem should a widespread emergency strike the area. The county’s emergency management people are trying to get residents to sign up for a reverse-911 system that would sent alerts to cell phones in the case of an emergency. The Associated… Continue reading Government mistrust hampering reverse 911 efforts in Ravalli County

Only in print… for a day

We have a hell of a story coming at you in tomorrow’s paper. Reporter Gail Schontzler interviewed Georgia Smith, the woman who was shot five times outside her home near Livingston last month. Here’s a teaser: LIVINGSTON — She lay on the cold ground, crumpled and bleeding and defenseless, as bullet after bullet hit her… Continue reading Only in print… for a day

New site collects tweets from Montana public officials and candidates

A new website sponsored by the Montana Policy Institute is aggregating the tweets made by Montana’s elected officials and candidates for public office. The website, Montana Tweets, officially launched today. It provides a nonpartisan, searchable and sortable index of the officials who are already on Twitter. MPI President Carl Graham said the site currently lists… Continue reading New site collects tweets from Montana public officials and candidates