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

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Gov. Steve Bullock slated to speak at David Brock-led Democratic conference in Florida on Saturday

The nation’s capital descended into inauguration madness today.

(Indy Blog)  

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Zinke's book offers some insight on the Interior Secretary-to-be's approach to public lands

Congressman Ryan Zinke can’t seem to stay out of the headlines lately.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 5, 2017

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Judge shoots down Malheur occupier Ryan Payne’s motion to withdraw plea

A federal judge in Oregon yesterday denied U.S. Army veteran and Anaconda resident Ryan Payne’s request to withdraw his guilty plea, accusing Payne of having “buyer’s remorse” over a plea agreement reached in the wake of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 29, 2016

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Recent Articles

Republican legislators claim their party's rift is a thing of the past. Now's their chance to prove it.

During the first week of the 65th Montana Legislature, House Majority Leader Ron Ehli offered a prediction: "It's going to be a good session for Republicans."

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The Fish and Wildlife Commission is looking pretty vacant

John Sullivan found the early January meeting in Kalispell to be nothing short of "intense."


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Former Ravalli Sheriff Chris Hoffman trades his badge for a county commission seat

When Chris Hoffman woke up to his first day as Ravalli County Sheriff back in 2003, he didn't feel particularly political.

(News)   Jan 12, 2017

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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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