A WWII Marine was finally brought home to Moccasin, Montana and laid to rest. Family, friends, and patriots gathered in the Central Montana town to give Lt. Gordon Thompson a proper goodbye, over eight decades later.
If you lose your local paper, you lose the majority of your local coverage. So we'll get fewer pictures of small-town parades, criminals to be on the lookout for, and somebody's kids making a basket in the big school tournament.
We were talking about downtown crime. We were talking about the transients downtown. And, we got to talking about how empty the big Billings Gazette building has been of late. "Didn't you hear that building is for sale?" I asked them. "Really?" They asked. Yep.
Start school sooner, and get done with school sooner. That's what Montana State University is planning for the Fall semester in Bozeman, according to an announcement made just before the weekend kicked off.
"Got a call from a man who wanted me to know I am losing my job because I am an atheist, liberal ding dong who supports baby killing and population control. And all along I thought it was a changing business model."
This is, of course, major news on Montana's political scene, as The Billings Gazette is not only Montana's largest newspaper, it is also one of the most liberal anti-Trump editorial pages in the region.