Alex Sakariassen 
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Alex Sakariassen 

Like many products of the North Dakota prairie, staff writer Alex Sakariassen pined through childhood for some snow-capped interruption of the horizon line. He washed up at the University of Montana and pursued a growing interest in journalism and his desperate attempt to ski lines at an elevation more conducive... more

Recent Posts

Devil’s Hump Red Ale wins gold

The stakes: Competition was thick in Denver last week.

(Indy Blog)   Oct 12, 2016

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Missoulians rally in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux

The drumming on the Higgins Avenue Bridge stopped long enough today for Raymond Kingfisher to take a few swigs off a glass bottle of soda.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 9, 2016

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Missoula locals gather supplies for Standing Rock camps

Timmy Arrowtop’s living room on Missoula’s Northside is spilling over with provisions.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 1, 2016

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Recent Articles

Homeward bound

Salish and Pend d'Oreille embrace a painful past

As Andrea Adams puts another mile on her hiking shoes, she reflects on the stories her father Louis told her of their people's time in the valleys she's now walking through.


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An open mind

Bob Lake counters criticism in PSC reelection bid

Bob Lake jokes that his initial thought upon joining the Montana Public Service Commission in January 2013 was, "What did I get myself into?"

(News)   Oct 13, 2016

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A different environmentalism

It was about eight years ago, Robin Saha recalls, when he handed the microphone at the National Summit of Mining Communities to a trio of representatives from the town of Opportunity.

(News)   Oct 13, 2016

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Recent Comments

Re: “Click fate

Thanks, everyone, for all the feedback and discussion. I've updated the story with a note guiding people to JC's breakdown of traffic numbers for 4&20 Blackbirds over the years. I appreciate the clarification on this.

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Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 02/05/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Residents fight motorized expansion on Flathead's Blacktail Mountain

Oops. Good catch, Adam. The story has been corrected. Our apologies for the error.

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Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 08/02/2012 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Health

This story has been updated to address an incorrect attribution. Reggie Herbert was originally referred to as Robbie. The Independent regrets the error.

Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 04/22/2010 at 4:50 PM

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