Ennis School District Misses Deadline for DEQ Lead Testing in Water Fixtures

Image Courtesy of Parentology.com The Montana Department of Environmental Quality lists Ennis Schools as having missed the December 31, 2021 deadline to submit water samples for lead testing. Click here to see the DEQ Lead Sampling Page Lead was eliminated from service in many pipes around the country in 1970 and the school was builtContinue reading “Ennis School District Misses Deadline for DEQ Lead Testing in Water Fixtures”

Republican State Senator Calling for Local Housing Reforms

We need more housingBy: Sen. Greg Hertz, R-Polson Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it’s also driving a lot of unease among many of us who’ve lived here for a long time.  Whether you love it orContinue reading “Republican State Senator Calling for Local Housing Reforms”

3 Reasons to Boycott the China Olympics and 2 Easy & Effective Ways to Do It

The Olympics are a symbol of World Unity developed to create a level playing field so that the best athletes in the World can represent their country in competition. Even a cursory look at China’s recent human rights record shows that their national policy is not in line with the spirit of the games. IfContinue reading “3 Reasons to Boycott the China Olympics and 2 Easy & Effective Ways to Do It”

Experience “The Gift” of Johnny Cash

The World didn’t know what to do with Johnny Cash when he found fame, and most of us still don’t. A country music Icon turned activist, Cash became the vision of the American condition to the weak, downtrodden and weary. Experience the story of an imperfect man battling to better an imperfect World.

Bugle Radio is on the Air!

It’s a combination of music and mischief from Madison County, Montana and it is live for your listening pleasure today. Join Montana Bugle publisher Mati Bishop in an exploration of American music and life in Montana. It’s exclusively on Spotify and you must be a Spotify Premium listener to get the full versions of theContinue reading “Bugle Radio is on the Air!”

A Hidden Gem at McAllister Inn

The navigation system in the car indicated that we had five miles to go before our destination when the sign for McAllister Inn caught my eye and made my heart sink.   The roadside strip motel was a far cry from our usual off the beaten path accommodation choices.   Mel had chosen this one and sheContinue reading “A Hidden Gem at McAllister Inn”

The Kootenai Project Chapter 1 – Predator and Prey

The wrestling slurping sound floated up the ravine as the creature fed by the small creek.  The hunter’s blood boiled.   It was the fucking wolves again.   Probably eating a calf elk.   He’d fix this one.    The creature moved, obscured by the brush and trees at the edge of the creek.   HeContinue reading “The Kootenai Project Chapter 1 – Predator and Prey”