Articles from the Missoulian, where I’ve covered higher education and the Flathead Valley. Articles with an asterisk are ones I’m particularly proud of. 

‘Failing and struggling:’ How financial decisions hobbled the National Bison Range*

June 23, 2019

University of Montana budget cuts of 20% in three years bite College of Humanities and Sciences*

November 2, 2019

Lake County, tribes at odds over access to construction site*

May 15, 2019

Charlo Schools election turns bitter over issues surrounding special-needs students*

April 27, 2019

To better predict avalanches, scientists in Montana turn to drones*

March 24, 2019

Blackfeet Reservation still struggles despite shutdown’s end*

January 28, 2019

Glacier digging out from shutdown, but questions, worries linger*

January 29, 2019

‘It was an inferno’: Lake McDonald residents recall Howe Ridge fire*

August 19, 2018

Polson High navigates regalia guidelines for graduation attire*

May 31, 2019

University of Montana Foundation hits fundraising goal

October 11, 2019

U.M. receives $1.25M gift to fund Rankin Hall renovations, S.E.A. Change

October 10, 2019

Poll: Montanans split on Walmart gun policy

October 9, 2019

Amid mass bird decline, Montanans call for conservation

October 8, 2019

University of Montana enrollment decline ‘severe,’ but Montanans see signs of hope

October 5, 2019

Rocky Mountain Front ranchers still recovering from epic blizzard

October 1, 2019

In E. Glacier, Blackfeet Nation, people dig out

September 30, 2019

For advising Native students, ‘a Native lens is really important’

September 28, 2019

UM Enrollment drops again, but retention increases

September 24, 2019

‘Enough is enough:’ Missoulians demand answer in Hardin death

September 23, 2019

‘Staff oversight’ delays tenure approvals at University of Montana

September 19, 2019

Flathead bottling plant, DNRC appeal ruling to Supreme Court

May 30, 2019

Tribes sue Lake County, property owner over road

May 29, 2019

19,000 acres in Flathead now accounted for, irrigation districts’ votes back on track

May 27, 2019

Whitefish to fine daytime sprinkler users

May 27, 2019

Complaint filed over Charlo School Board election

May 26, 2019

Former Charlo school bus driver charged with sexual assault

May 27, 2019

Bullock talks jobs at National Governors Association conference

May 21, 2019

Tribal Health chief out, council member under scrutiny

May 20, 2019

Some AIS funding shifts to general fund

May 19, 2019

Upper Columbia Conservation Commission set to expand

May 16, 2019

Missoula, counties move forward with opioid litigation

May 9, 2019

In email to staff, Charlo superintendent backed incumbents

May 9, 2019

Students learn about Flathead’s past, present, future at River Honoring

May 8, 2019

Incumbents hold on in Charlo School District race

May 8, 2019

Missoula city, county seek Tester’s help in acquiring federal building

May 7, 2019

Groups push back against Interior in Badger-Two Medicine case

May 6, 2019

Attempt to end tribal property tax exemption fails, lawsuit still pending in Lake County

April 30, 2019

Boaters, anglers, hydropower on hook for AIS funding

April 29, 2019

Loggers show their skills at Forestry Days

April 28, 2019

Lean times ahead for National Bison Range

May 3, 2019

Charlo Schools election turns bitter over issues surrounding special-needs students*

April 27, 2019

Lake County looks at drone policy

April 25, 2019

Hall Passages: Sentinel spring musical skewers corporate America

April 22, 2019

Parents, police blame five Mission Valley runaways on social media challenge*

April 17, 2019

Polson puts off city manager search – again

April 16, 2019

Doomsday ‘prepper’ gets four years for illegal firearms, grenade

APril 12, 2019

Missing 19,000 acres delays Flathead Irrigation District election*

April 11, 2019

Part of Libby asbestos Superfund site comes off priority list

April 10, 2019

Montana lumber industry cheers WTO ruling

April 9, 2019

Monday’s Montanan: Germaine White uses technology to teach Native environmental knowledge

April 7, 2019

‘Rocks in the House’ at Missoula curling tournament

April 7, 2019

Government, Earthjustice appeal Badger-Two Medicine drilling lease cases

April 6, 2019

Residents, commissioners talk improvements at Sawmill Gulch Road

April 4, 2019

Lake County man charged with homicide, placed under house arrest

April 4, 2019

FWS draft plan: No transfer to tribes for Bison Range

April 4, 2019

Interior pares down defense of Badger-Two Medicine

April 3, 2019

Historic St. Ignatius murals partway through restoration

March 31, 2019

Court voids permit for Flathead bottling plant

March 29, 2019

Walkers cross Flathead reservation to raise awareness of missing, murdered Native women

March 28, 2019

Landlines as lifelines: Glacier takes comments on Kelly’s Camp phone, electrical service

March 27, 2019

Aquatic Invasive Species funding package moves through legislature

March 27, 2019

Polson’s $52,700 ‘technicality’*

March 6, 2019

Damages awarded in Polson sex discrimination and harassment case*

February 12, 2019

Department of Revenue defends handling of tribal property tax exemptions in Lake County

February 2, 2019

Pattee Creek Market says goodbye to 30-year employee

February 1, 2019

Lake County man gets 10 years in connection with woman’s death

January 30, 2019

Monday’s Montanan: UM Professor probes ties to wilderness

January 27, 2019

Property tax questions pile up on Flathead orchard*

January 27, 2019

Attorney General Tim Fox announces run for Montana governor

January 24, 2019

Fox talks Medicaid expansion, anti-drug efforts in Missoula

January 23, 2019

Missoula vigil keeps focus on missing and murdered indigenous women

January 19, 2019

Frenchtown school: No weapons found, classes to resume Tuesday

January 18, 2019

Former Blackfeet official indicted for theft, fraud

January 19, 2019

CSKT still running services, using caution amid shutdown

January 18, 2019

Western Montana Tribal Services feel shutdown’s impact 

January 16, 2019

Montana issuing February SNAP benefits early due to shutdown

January 15, 2019

Black Coffee out, Starbucks in at hospital cafe

January 14, 2019

Dog park announces potential new owner in wake of assault charge against employee

January 10, 2019

Polson OK’s severance for old city manager, continues search for new one

January 9, 2019

City considers new plan for sidewalk investments

January 9 2019

Council approves tax increment financing for Mercantile hotel project

January 7, 2019

Cody Marble sues Missoula County for handling of rape case

January 4, 2019

Flathead County says bottling plant can stay

January 3, 2019

Tribes use caution amid government shutdown 

January 2, 2019

Racers brave cold, snow in ‘Resolution Run’

January 1, 2019

Judge sets deadline in bottling plant lawsuit

December 23, 2018

For Glacier National Park visitors, government shutdown makes little difference

December 23, 2018

‘The dead cannot cry out for justice:’ Blackfeet seek solutions to murders, disappearances

December 22, 2018

Government shutdown in Montana will hit National Parks, forests, tribes hardest

December 21, 2018

Lake County man enters Alford plea to endangerment in Cassandra Harris’s death

December 19, 2018

Charges filed in February home invasion in Missoula

December 19, 2018

Trial called off in high-profile Lake County death*

December 17, 2018

Flathead County eyes short-term rental rules for Glacier gateway 

December 13, 2018

New funding bill filed for aquatic invasive species

December 12, 2018

Participant in Lake County death arrested again

December 7, 2018

Lake County affirms ‘right to farm and ranch’

December 5, 2018

Polson adds legal staff in wake of departures

December 4, 2018

Winter won’t stop Missoula Movers hiking group

December 4, 2018

Flathead County man pleads guilty to ‘improvised grenade’ possession, other charges

December 3, 2018

Lake County targets tribal tax exemption*

December 1, 2018

‘People’s Compact’ campaign comes to Polson

November 28, 2018

Ronan Boys and Girls Club opens new clubhouse

November 28, 2018

Polson pauses key step in finding new city manager

November 27, 2018

Missoula City Council approves winter warming shelter to serve homeless

November 23, 2018

Families choose Montana trails instead of shopping on Black Friday

November 23, 2018

Criminal cases against two Confederated Salish and Kootenai court officials resolved

November 23, 2018

Polson inventor crafts whip for self-defense

November 22, 2018

Tribal pharmacy to pay $95k settlement

November 19, 2018

Monday’s Montanan: Community rallies around injured artist

November 18, 2018

Alternative water compact emerges in the Flathead*

November 18, 2018

Polson confirms interim city manager, still needs attorney

November 14, 2018

Polson seeks to approve interim city manager

November 11, 2018

After midterms, Native organizers see success, new challenges

November 10, 2018

Sands-Reynolds a dead heat; GOP expected to retain control of Legislature

November 7, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence stumps for Rosendale in Kalispell; Tester campaigns in Missoula

November 5, 2018

Sanders Co. offers reward for tips in fatal shooting investigation

November 2, 2018

Early voting ever more popular in Missoula, surrounding counties

October 31, 2018

Incumbent vs. former trooper in Sanders County Sheriff Race

October 31, 2018

Polson city manager, attorney, engineer leaving

October 30, 2018

Polson police officers violated veteran’s civil rights during traffic stop, lawsuit claims

October 29, 2018

As Election Day nears, organizers rally Native voters*

October 27, 2018

Missoula judge denies AG Fox’s motion to reopen gun lawsuit

October 26, 2018

New documentary gives tribes’ take on Bison Range

October 26, 2018

Third person of interest sought in Missoula shooting deaths

October 25, 2018

DNRC: Expect long legal battle if CSKT water compact fails

October 23, 2018

Lake County race brings in nearly 10 times more money than last one

October 20, 2018

Basin Commission eyes funding boost

October 19, 2018

In Trump counties surrounding Missoula, Republicans welcome Western Montana visit

October 16, 2018

Lake County Commissioner, judge candidates face questions at lively Ronan forum

October 11, 2018

Whitefish conference featuring Ammon Bundy draws criticism

October 9, 2018

Williams, Swanson take stage at Western Native Voice forum; Gianforte a no-show

October 9, 2018

Lake County headed for high-stakes commissioners’ race

October 5, 2018

Lake County prepares to sue opioid makers

October 2, 2018

Missoulians press Daines on Kavanaugh

September 28, 2018

University of Montana cuts Global Humanities & Religions, Material Sciences programs

September 27, 2018

Report: Vessel with standing water clears Tiber inspection station

September 24, 2018

University of Montana provost, dean seek to soothe fears over arts cust

September 24, 2018

Woods Bay Grill essay contest cancelled

September 24, 2018

7.6 percent decline puts University of Montana enrollment at lowest in 25 years

September 21, 2018

Kalispell Public Schools investigates anonymous emails

September 20, 2018

Fresh lawsuit over Flathead bottling plant

September 20, 2018

St. Ignatius woman’s remains found in North Dakota

September 19, 2018

Land Board ok’s last piece of Whitefish conservation project

September 18, 2018

Lawmakers eye general fund, boaters, anglers for mussel funding

September 13, 2018

Missing Masik: Veteran’s dog vanishes from truck stop near Missoula

September 12, 2018

Flathead County approves cell tower near Glacier

September 5, 2018

Lake County prepares to adopt budget that slightly lowers county taxes for homeowners

September 4, 2018

Monday’s Montanan: In ancient horse teeth, Will Taylor helps make major discovery

September 2, 2018

‘Brutish, cruel, and protected’ by First Amendment

August 30, 2018

On National Bison Range, questions surround planning process for its future*

August 6, 2018

‘It’s not a relaxed environment’: Glacier staff share challenges of record visitation*

August 6, 2018

‘We have to be their advocates:’ Ronan couple envisions home for son, others with autism*

June 16, 2018

Home for adults with autism receives $150,000 donation*

June 24, 2018

‘Confident we can hold our own’: firefighters optimistic about progress in Glacier

August 22, 2018

Rain gives Glacier firefighters a respite

August 21, 2018

‘It was an inferno’: Lake McDonald residents recall Howe Ridge fire

August 19, 2018

Glacier Park fire grows to nearly 8,000 acres, prompting evacuations and warnings

August 19, 2018

Fire within 1 mile of Going-to-the-Sun Road; smoke limits aircraft use

August 18, 2018

Howe Ridge fire grows in Glacier National Park; evacuation warning near Essex

August 16, 2018

Glacier fire could bog down reconstruction of Sperry Chalet

August 15, 2018

How do you decrease overcrowding in Glacier? Wildfire

August 14, 2018

Howe Ridge fire sent pieces of Glacier National Park’s history up in smoke

August 14, 2018

‘I had to get out of there’: Fire rages around Glacier Park’s Lake McDonald*

August 13, 2018

Arlee Celebration marks 120 years with 6 days of dances, ceremonies and sports

July 7, 2018

Hydropower fees out, boating fees in as invasive mussels prevention source*

July 3, 2018

Flathead Basin fund has new name, new mission, but tensions linger

June 28, 2018

Owners of Missoula’s Red Hen Farm want you to know they have never met Sarah Huckabee Sanders

June 28, 2018

Charges stack up after woman found injured on Flathead Reservation dies

June 26, 2018

Confluence area opens at Milltown State Park

June 23, 2018

Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to traffic in Glacier National Park

June 23, 2018

Flathead Basin Commission shifts mission from direct action to catalyst

June 20, 2018

Tester addresses border, health care among issues in solo ‘debate’*

June 17, 2018

Short takeoffs, big drops at Fly-In show

June 16, 2018

Special Olympian hospitalized after attack

June 16, 2018

Camp lets Flathead teens hone tech skills

June 15, 2018

Wild Horse Island wows visitors, from bighorn sheep to human history

June 14, 2018

Hellgate Roller Derby members show their skills, recruit new members

June 9, 2018

Going-to-the-Sun Road plowed, but work remains

June 7, 2018

Flathead County Zoning Initiative passes, but bottling plant controversy continues* 

June 6, 2018