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Glacier Park Shutdown
5:41 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Local businesses talk of cancellations and early closure due to Glacier Park shutdown

West Entrance to Glacier Park
Katrin Frye

Businesses around the closed Glacier Park are feeling the pinch from the partial government shutdown. The fall is generally winding-down season as services in Glacier Park winterize. Many of the businesses have already shutdown for the season. Darwon Stoneman is owner, and one of the original founders of Glacier Raft Company in West Glacier, which started up in 1976. Stoneman says fishing and rafting are done this time of year, and they’ve closed up the retail shop, but they still offer cabin rentals.

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Commentary - October 11th, 2013
3:01 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Uncover Missoula Fails to Recognize the True History of Missoula

According to an article in “Uncover Missoula, “a publication of the Missoulian newspaper the city’s history began in 1860 with a settlement known as Hell Gate. The standard article included in the past two editions failed to recognize important events relating to American Indians and their deep historical connection to Missoula.

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Park Furloughs
2:33 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry

Glacier National Park public affairs officer Denise Germann

If reporters have a question about Glacier National Park, they usually first call the park's public affairs officer, Denise Germann.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Saw Palmetto II

Credit Anna Veltfort

October 12th & 14th, 2013: Saw Palmetto II: Extracts of the berries of saw palmetto are an effective remedy for mild to moderate Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, but its popularity is tough on the species. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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2 Valleys Stage 2013-2014 season
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Seeley-Swan Concert Series

The Bottom Line Duo (classical bass and cello) perform Sunday, October 13th, 2013, 7:30pm, at the Swan Valley School.
Credit Michael Good

Sunday, October 13th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Scott Milner, Director and Program Coordinator for  2 Valleys Stage, the performing arts offshoot of Alpine Artisans, a non-profit arts organization in the Seeley-Swan region.

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Walking in the Golden Rain

Western Larch
Credit Montucky / http://montucky.wordpress.com/tag/western-larch/

"Fieldnotes," October 13th & 14th, 2013: "Larch," by Edward Monnig. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"Walking in the golden rain. There is nothing that reminds me more of Missoula's beloved naturalist and social commentator, Kim Williams. It was Kim's phrase for the crisp fall days when the larch trees are showering their needles across hiking trails in a last, glorious outburst prior to the onset of winter."

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Dinnertime: Eating Habits

Dinner table of "Family Guy"

October 13th, 2013: This week, Jon and Greg discuss: eating habits; holidays; familial mealtime and cooking patterns; foods pushed on kids;  turkey as an afterthought;  fermentation; drying; salting;  feast-or-famine; and the smell of the school cafeteria. They're calling it "Eating."

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Music by Lutoslawski, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius
7:07 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Missoula Symphony broadcast, Sunday, October 13th, 7pm

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening for a broadcast of the first concert in the 2013-2014 season of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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Water Plan
1:48 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

State Water Plan meetings for Clark Fork Basin kick off next week

Beartooths Lake
Credit Montana DNRC

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has launched an initiative to update the state's water plan.

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Fiction
2:25 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Shawn Vestal's Godforsaken Idaho is Populated with Mormons

Godforsaken Idaho: Stories, by Shawn Vestal

During the program Shawn Vestal talks about and reads from his collection of stories titled 'Godforsaken Idaho.'

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