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The U.S. Forest Service began outsourcing a wide array of its functions during the Bush administration. Now, after severing ties with the company handling its online jobs database, the agency has lost access to as many as 40,000 job descriptions.

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  • The U.S. Forest Service began outsourcing a wide array of its functions during the Bush administration. Now, after severing ties with the company handling its online jobs database, the agency has lost access to as many as 40,000 job descriptions.
  • Vanishing act
  • The U.S. Forest Service began outsourcing a wide...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Feb 7, 2013
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Montana believes Care Net, which does not offer or refer for abortions, intentionally deceives women by “posing as a comprehensive health care clinic.”
  • Mixed messages
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Montana believes Care Net, which does...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Feb 7, 2013
  • Bison
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Jan 31, 2013
  • Records show state Sen. Art Wittich, the newly elected Senate majority leader, has connections to both “dark money” group American Tradition Partnership and Livingston-based Direct Mail and Communications.
  • Taking the helm
  • Records show state Sen. Art Wittich, the newly...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Jan 17, 2013
  • MCPS received $757,559 last year in federal Title I funding to support struggling high school students. Willard, where teachers feel limited by lacking resources like an undersized library, didn’t see any of that money.
  • Held back
  • MCPS received $757,559 last year in federal Title...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Jan 17, 2013
  • Using feedstocks such as used coffee grounds and spent brewery grains, Stephens can make natural flavors that can go into chocolate bars and boullion cubes.
  • Mix Masters
  • Using feedstocks such as used coffee grounds and...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Jan 10, 2013
  • James Stephens, founder of Blue Marble Biomaterials, established his Missoula biorefinery in 2011.
  • Mix Masters
  • James Stephens, founder of Blue Marble Biomaterials, established...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Jan 10, 2013
  • Eric Samsoe takes the express lane down the Bitterroot Range’s Saint Joseph Peak.
  • The Year in Photos
  • Eric Samsoe takes the express lane down the...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • A powerful March 28 storm brought 55 mph winds, toppling trees from Hamilton to Missoula and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. This Ford Bronco, parked on the UM campus, received an unexpected garland.
  • The Year in Photos
  • A powerful March 28 storm brought 55 mph...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • After the EPA found a toxic soup of contaminants at the Frenchtown mill northwest of Missoula, the site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List.
  • News in review
  • After the EPA found a toxic soup of...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • Two dozen bear rugs line the shelves at Darby’s Big Bear Taxidermy before being shipped in late January to customers across the country.
  • The Year in Photos
  • Two dozen bear rugs line the shelves at...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • Arrowleaf balsamroot reach toward the sun in Missoula’s North Hills in early May. A blanket of the native flowers covers Missoula’s hills with a brilliant yellow every spring.
  • The Year in Photos
  • Arrowleaf balsamroot reach toward the sun in Missoula‚Äôs...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • A late afternoon thunderstorm builds over Swan Peak, the namesake of the range.
  • The Year in Photos
  • A late afternoon thunderstorm builds over Swan Peak,...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • Colton Wilson, 22, is incarcerated at the Crossroads Correctional Facility in Shelby for felony assault with a weapon. Wilson is one of a growing number of mentally ill people behind bars.
  • The Year in Photos
  • Colton Wilson, 22, is incarcerated at the Crossroads...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • Sue Holden pulls a cart full of garbage across the Missoula County Fairgrounds while cleaning up after Western Montana fairgoers. Holden found a truck tire, an unmatched shoe, an empty wallet, a bucket of pickles and Easter egg hunt remnants.
  • The Year in Photos
  • Sue Holden pulls a cart full of garbage...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012
  • An elk hunter uses a bike and trailer to access more remote parts of the Lolo National Forest.
  • The Year in Photos
  • An elk hunter uses a bike and trailer...
  • Photo by Chad Harder
  • Dec 27, 2012

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