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

A very Hank Green guide to voting

Missoula resident and YouTube sensation Hank Green has done a lot over the years to cram information into our brains.

(Indy Blog)   Aug 5, 2016

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Landowner seeks injunction against the Bitterroot National Forest's Westside management project (updated)

After months of feeling helpless and ignored, a property owner south of Hamilton has decided to take the fight against a controversial logging proposal on the Bitterroot National Forest to the next level.

(Indy Blog)   Jul 27, 2016

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Happiest Hour: Hard Root Beer

What you’re drinking: Over the past year, alcoholic beverage companies seem to be increasingly targeting the little kid inside each of us.

(Indy Blog)   Jul 20, 2016

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Recent Articles

Tossed out

Judge dismisses FWP investigation of Bullock appointee

Last month, Lake County Justice of the Peace Randal Owens threw out a series of outfitter violations leveled by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks against a Swan Lake outfitter and gubernatorial appointee.


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Back on the trail

Does Larry Jent have what it takes to beat Fox?

Larry Jent was just quietly living life in Bozeman late last winter, practicing law and "minding my own business," when former Gov. Brian Schweitzer called up.

(News)   Aug 18, 2016

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Slinging bison

Troy Westre and his son, Zach, lean against the food truck they christened earlier this summer, temporarily escaping the Tuesday afternoon sun off Mullan Road.

(News)   Aug 18, 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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