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Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula. 

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  • Anglers are among the biggest proponents of wild and scenic designations, but they admit it takes some convincing. “Like everyone else, I thought it was like protecting a wilderness area,” says John Sullivan of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. “People didn’t flinch at the number of river miles—it was more about how it might affect them. But it doesn’t keep landowners from using the water.”
  • Testing the waters
  • Anglers are among the biggest proponents of wild...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 28, 2015
  • Steve Speckart, treasurer of the Rock Creek Preservation Association, says some land owners may be initially skeptical of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, but should eventually come around. “People can see the risks and they love the river,” he says.
  • Testing the waters
  • Steve Speckart, treasurer of the Rock Creek Preservation...
  • photo by Laura Lundquist
  • May 28, 2015
  • Sam Wustner of Wustner Brothers Honey says bee health is tied to several factors, including pesticide use and weed control.
  • Buzz kill
  • Sam Wustner of Wustner Brothers Honey says bee...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 27, 2015
  • Sagebrush grassland is fragmented by barbed wire fencing in the foreground and sod busting in the background. Habitat fragmentation is a singular threat to the greater sage grouse.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Sagebrush grassland is fragmented by barbed wire fencing...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • The greater sage grouse is an indicator of the health of the sagebrush grassland ecosystem. The bird needs sagebrush and forbs for both food and shelter.
  • Bird in a bind
  • The greater sage grouse is an indicator of...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Bird in a bind
  • Photo courtesy Jeremy R. Roberts, Conservation Media
  • May 21, 2015
  • Multiple reports of rattlesnakes on Mount Jumbo prompted officials recently search the area for confirmation.
  • Snakes in the grass
  • Multiple reports of rattlesnakes on Mount Jumbo prompted...
  • photo courtesy of JN Stuart
  • May 21, 2015
  • A coyote lies dead on the Lehfeldt ranch, emblematic of the tough terrain of the sagebrush grassland.
  • Bird in a bind
  • A coyote lies dead on the Lehfeldt ranch,...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Each spring male sage grouse gather on the lek, an ancestral breeding ground where they dance and fight for female attention.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Each spring male sage grouse gather on the...
  • Photo courtesy Jeremy R. Roberts, Conservation Media
  • May 21, 2015
  • Ben Lehfeldt is a fifth-generation rancher in Lavina. His 12,000-acre ranch contains prime sage grouse habitat.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Ben Lehfeldt is a fifth-generation rancher in Lavina...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Jenney Paddock, a range specialist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, works with ranchers to develop sustainable grazing plans.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Jenney Paddock, a range specialist for the USDA’s...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Jenney Paddock, a range specialist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, works with ranchers to develop sustainable grazing plans.
  • Bird in a bind
  • Jenney Paddock, a range specialist for the USDA’s...
  • Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 21, 2015
  • Gerard Byrd and his wife, Loretta, pick through a table of rusted and broken components from the buses Gerard drives as a private contractor near Glacier. Gerard is convinced the corrosion is due to deicer used on Highway 2.
  • Line in the salt
  • Gerard Byrd and his wife, Loretta, pick through...
  • photo by Alex Sakariassen
  • May 20, 2015
  • Traditionally, malls have relied on major department stores like Sears and JCPenney to draw customers.
  • Attention shoppers
  • Traditionally, malls have relied on major department stores...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 20, 2015
  • The city’s Urban Renewal District III provides funds for improving sections of Brooks Street. Southgate Mall, boxed in the middle, is hoping to be incorporated into the district by the end of this year.
  • Attention shoppers
  • The city’s Urban Renewal District III provides funds...
  • photo courtesy of Missoula Redevelopment Agency
  • May 20, 2015
  • The Cloverleaf Mall in Richmond, Va., is just one of many American malls to have closed in recent years. Some retail experts predict that half of all shopping centers will fail within 20 years.
  • Attention shoppers
  • The Cloverleaf Mall in Richmond, Va., is just...
  • photo courtesy of Will Fisher
  • May 20, 2015
  • Southgate’s owners hope to eventually redevelop the mall to a more pedestrian-oriented, landscaped exterior like the artist rendering shown here.
  • Attention shoppers
  • Southgate’s owners hope to eventually redevelop the mall...
  • image courtesy of JCM Architecture
  • May 20, 2015
  • Construction is currently underway on portions of Southgate Mall, including a new H&M chain and a redesign of the Red Robin restaurant to add more outdoor seating.
  • Attention shoppers
  • Construction is currently underway on portions of Southgate...
  • photo by Cathrine L. Walters
  • May 20, 2015
  • The Montana Department of Transportation plans to begin work next 
summer on a major overhaul of the Orange Street interchange with I-90, 
including the addition of a roundabout. In 2017, a similar project is set for the Van Buren interchange.
  • Interchange changes
  • The Montana Department of Transportation plans to begin...
  • photo courtesy of MDT
  • May 14, 2015

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