I was born in the southern U.S. and raised by a 21 year Marine Corps Vietnam Vet and his hard working, successful, Tennessee born bride. They set the bar pretty high for their three kids...so I decided to just walk under it and go into radio at age 16. After years of "town to town, up and down the dial", I made my way to Billings in 2005. That turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It lead to a great job, and the love of my life, my daughter, Eliana. I'm happy to be raising her in a place with a great mix of conservative family values and progressive ideas about inclusion and embracing the differences in people (provided they are not too liberal or from California).
Zimmerman Trail Opening Delayed
If Zimmerman Trail is part of your daily commute it looks like you'll be taking the long way home until sometime during Thanksgiving week. Whether or not it happens that week is dependent upon weather, but that's the earliest it will open.
MINT Film Festival in Red Lodge
The MINT (Montana International) Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through tomorrow in Red Lodge at the historic Roman Theater. If you're into the Indie movie scene, this is definitely a cool event to check out.
Oreos: Brown or Black
If you asked me what color an Oreo was, I would say black, but apparently there are thousands who would say "brown". Brown? Really? When is the last time you saw a brown and white dog named Oreo.
Helping Our Vets In Montana
I have no idea what demons this killer was facing or what role his P.T.S.D. played, but since tragedy is on our minds, I think it's a great time to take about the mental health of our veterans.
How Long Does It Take To Become A Millionaire In Montana vs. Other States
I saw an interesting article today ranking the states in order based on length of time it takes to save a million dollars. They basically took the median income for each state, median living expenses each state and calculated the time it takes to save a million dollars based on the difference.
Voting Today At MetraPark
The election polls close at 8 p.m., so there are still a couple of hours left to cast a ballot. I wanted to say a quick thanks to the many volunteers who put in a long day today in the name of democracy. My voting procedure took literally less than 15 minutes...
Early Christmas Decorators Are Happier People
Last week I was talking about a friend of mine who is Christmas Crazy. She starts her decorating on 11/1, the day after Halloween. That seems a little excessive to me, but that's probably because growing up we were on the classic "day after Thanksgiving" schedule.
How Do You Find The Good Fishing Spots in Yellowstone County
I was in Cabela's yesterday looking at some fishing gear and noticed this whiteboard fishing report. In the age of having most knowledge we need in our pocket at all times, seeing a whiteboard report was somewhat nostalgic. It made me wonder where people get most of their fishing reports from…
Iowa Food In Montana
Yesterday I had lunch at Uber Brew downtown and saw one of these on the menu. I had to give it a shot. Their pork tenderloin is meant to be spicy, so it didn't taste the same, but the sandwich with a cup of their cheddar ale soup made for a tasty lunch. Highly recommended. If you're an…
Fewer Black Friday Shoppers Expected This Year
I'm not a Black Friday shopper because to me it's just not worth it. According to some recent consumer surveys only about 37% of shoppers plan on going to an actual store for this year's Black Friday deals.
Jon Tester Almost Broke My Neck This Morning
As I walked out of my door this morning I slipped and fell backwards into my screen door. The door kept me from hitting the ground (my phone and keys weren't as lucky). When I looked down to figure out what happened, I noticed Jon Tester's face under my feet.
National Men Make Dinner Day
This holiday is somewhat outmoded, but for what it's worth, today is National Men Make Dinner Day. No doubt spawned in the era of women in the kitchen and men out earning a living, things are typically a little more balanced these days.