Since being hired in 2010, University of Montana President Royce Engstrom has had a tough go of it. The Department of Justice, National Collegiate Athletic Association and Department of Education are each investigating how the university has handled a series of sexual assault allegations.
Freeride mountain bikers spoke with the Indy at length this summer about their continued frustrations with state and federal agencies. Despite advances in bike technology that allow cyclists to ride steeper, more technical terrain, many trails frequented by local cyclists remain illegal. Mountain bikers continue their quest of creating an extreme—but legal—trail system.
The March 19 relocation of 63 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Reservation proved unpopular with neighboring ranchers. A district court judge soon ruled against any future wild bison transport in the state.