Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:

      To:


Comment Archives: stories: News: Indy Blog

Re: “City cuts a check, takes ownership of Missoula's water system

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months and next couple of years. The mayor has been stepping on his tongue through the whole process. Lawyers fees will only be $ 400,000 they are now in the millions. How is the lost tax revenue going to be replaced and no rate increase until 2021, riiiight.

Posted by erlyirn on 06/26/2017 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Zinke announces final delisting rule for Yellowstone grizzlies

This is a travesty ! Of course, I'd expect nothing less from Ryan Zinke and rest of the Drumpf gang of incompetent idiots, fanatics and scam artists.

Posted by alf on 06/24/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “City cuts a check, takes ownership of Missoula's water system

A Pyrrhic victory for the city

Posted by alf on 06/24/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Engstrom to earn $119K next year as UM professor

lets see if I have this right--UM fires Engstrom who drove UM in to the ground in less then 5 years..they hire him back to teach entry level classes when he has not been in the classroom for more then 25 years...at the same time UM is laying off faculty and staff..makes perfect sense!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by will carr on 06/19/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Engstrom to earn $119K next year as UM professor

DoYourHomework...thanks for putting up that link.

I dug into that 190-page budget and found the 122 highest-paid professors and the 25 highest-paid administrators.

I've put that information in an easy-to-read report, which you can find here:

http://www.bigskywords.com/montana-blog/hi…

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 06/18/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Engstrom to earn $119K next year as UM professor

Unacceptable.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 06/18/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Photos: Ink, cake and machines at Blaque Owl's anniversary party

I made this cake,it was Fabulous!!!! My whole family enjoyed very much after eating it. Thanks for this amazing recipe
http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-ghaziabad
http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-faridabad
http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-dehradun

Posted by CakenGifts.in on 06/17/2017 at 3:35 AM

Re: “Engstrom to earn $119K next year as UM professor

Thanks for the link, DoYourHomework. Nice name, too.

When I tried to do an analysis last fall, I noticed that those budget books were no longer directly accessible on the website. A university official told me at the time that they wouldn't be posting the full budget book anymore. I'm still struggling to find a link for any past budget books on the fiscal affairs web page, but it's good to know the FY 16 one is still live (of course, FY 17 ends in two weeks). I'm told the state higher ed office is building a system-wide database with this information that will eventually be accessible online. Not sure about UM's latest plans.

Best,
Derek

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Derek Brouwer on 06/16/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Engstrom to earn $119K next year as UM professor

FY 2015-2016 faculty salaries are readily accessible, even if UM hasn't released a similar document for FY 2016-2017. http://www.umt.edu/fiscal-affairs-budget/documents/FY16_Book_FINALv2.pdf

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DoYourHomework on 06/16/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Big Sky students want to change the conversation about climate change

It is encouraging to me that high school students ARE interested in the big political issues in the
world today.

My personal viewpoint is that climate change is occurring, that the activities of humans are responsible for the acceleration in warming, and that the issue to be decided is how much we want to sacrifice our economic well-being to combat warming, recognizing that the "we" is different in developed, developing, and undeveloped nations.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BruceHoward on 06/13/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Conservatives aren't going to be thrilled about Gianforte’s $50,000 donation to press freedom group

I think he should invite the same reporter to ask the same question and answer it honestly. Then I would maybe consider it a "sincere" apology.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brooke Jones on 06/08/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Conservatives aren't going to be thrilled about Gianforte’s $50,000 donation to press freedom group

Montana's contribution to the classic and approved political practice of buying an election. It sure makes Montana look like the 'ass' mentioned in a previous article.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by whirrled peas on 06/08/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Outside Online interviews Missoula poet, fishing guide Chris Dombrowski

Nice the new poems i didn't know about this thank you for the information i just check out, https://www.eteki.com/meet-the-interviewer/.

Posted by Technical Interviewer on 06/04/2017 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Sorry Nikosan. I was nomadic before the human population on this planet hit the six billion mark; and just like so many other places I knew and liked, "Missoula ain't Missoula anymore" either-- it was just the "Last Best Place" to become the new trendiest thing to do. I was lucky enough, or unlucky enough (memories) to know, fall in love with, and set roots down in Missoula before it was put on the map by all those trendy magazines. Missoula is now/has now suffered the same fate of all those other places that once helped sell those magazines -- all the cool and quiet places in Colorado, Washington, southern Utah, remember Bend OR thirty some years ago?

It now takes three average Msla incomes to afford the average Msla housing -- it is not priced for locals.

Most of my favorite places to recreate are no longer worth going back to -- memories of what they use to be like.

There is no "tranquillity" in tourist destinations for the locals.

Friends who have left and come back for visits ask why I stay here. "Msla is fucked" they say. I've been everywhere else; I have left once because I have seen Missoula's future in other places; I came back; Missoula ain't Missoula anymore, but it is my home, and for now, is still better than everywhere else I've been.

The "Next Best Place"? Find a place that will never become popular and trendy. Learn how to leave the problems you are trying to escape from behind you, or find a way to fix those problems and improve the place where you already are -- there are now more than seven billion people on this planet and still growing....is there a "Next Best Place" on another planet, in another galaxy some place?

Posted by Joe Bear on 06/04/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Your reply Joe Bear was disheartening and I understand how you feel. But I needed to hear your sentiment. After living in Seattle watching it's charm and affordability disappear and now Portland, I believe places like Missoula are receiving the back-fill from people fleeing other places. I may be naive to think those people like myself are the good people. But after reading the Missoulian Police Beat I see there is a lot of petty crime in Missoula. But seriously, who leaves wallets, purses, guitars, and even weapons in their cars? That is truly a naive thing to do but it exhibits a citizenry who still have trust which is a double edged sword;
cool but dangerous. As for housing; in Portland and Seattle you can add $1000 to every rental compared to Missoula. And $200,000 to 500,000 extra + for a home purchase. Those are the reasons your tranquil city in my in my opinion is being overrun by newcomers.
Can you blame us?

Posted by Nikosan on 06/04/2017 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Looking for tranquility and affordable housing....in Msla? REALLY?

ROTFLMAO!

Everybody and their extended relative and all their friends from the west coast and everywhere else has beat you to it.
What is called affordable here is priced for out-of-state money, not local money.
We went for a place that I could at least recognize most everyone as someone I have at least seen before, to a transient population of ever changing faces. Traffic has become arrogant and aggressive, bumper to bumper, wall to wall, state wide.

Portland, Seattle, LA, SF, Denver, SLC, and every other big city is already here. It is a mystery why they keep coming in such large numbers -- the tourist destination where the tourist don't leave, some do come winter....if we have a winter.

Good luck finding what you are looking for. Best advise is find a way to fix the problems where you already are, most just bring them with them wherever it is they relocate to.

Posted by Joe Bear on 06/03/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Thinking of relocating to Missoula. NOT from California but Oregon. Portland has become too expensive and insane. Looking for tranquility.This story is disturbing... Should I do it? Feedback please.

Posted by Nikosan on 06/03/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Lost in all this insanity is that he was endorsed by the Missoulian. Time to be done with that out of state rag as well.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by kory on 05/30/2017 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Zinke....spends more time in California than Montana.
Daines....born in California.
Giaforte....from California, schooled in Jersey.

Montana values....they all put the 'R' next to their names.

None actually ever represented Montana, just national GOP puppets, GG will be no different. Just rich white men out for fame and fortune.

Montana values!

Montana votes a monumental fuck up into the White House....a rich white man with an 'R' next to his name.

Montana values!

Zenke sells his soul to a monumental fuck up of a presidency and is rewarded with a cabinet position in this chaotic mess.

Montana values!

Daines has never been anything more than a national GOP puppet, but he is a rich white man with an 'R' next to his name.

Montana values!

An arrogant rich white man from California, educated in New Jersey, relocates to Montana twenty one years ago, grabs a reporter by the throat and beats him up for asking a question. Then this rich white man tells us what the "Montana way" is all about....how many millions of his own money has he spent trying to buy the minds of Montana voters? What does he expect to gain in return for all that money he spent? Greedy rich republicans don't get into this business because they have a charitable heart.

What has become "Montana values":

Believe only what the puppet masters of right wing propaganda teach.
Rich white men with the 'R' next to their name can walk on water.
Money dictates the content of the minds of Montana voters.


The puppet masters (rich white men) from out-of-state dictate what "Montana values" are these days, just like the days of the Copper Kings.

Republicans, you're being played for fools! You've completely lost your minds!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe Bear on 05/29/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Hi Raymond,

I wrote this story. Steve Bullock won Big Horn County last fall with 2,724 votes to Gianforte's 1,497. Quist won Big Horn County with 1,348 votes to Gianforte's 1,183.

Best,
Derek

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Derek Brouwer on 05/28/2017 at 11:54 PM

© 2017 Missoula News/Independent Publishing | Powered by Foundation