I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." I first got my start in Montana politics and broadcasting while working in the US Senate as a student at Howard University over 20 years ago. Shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks, I moved back to Montana and joined the military- eventually serving on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I continue to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve. My first job in the news business was stuffing newspapers for my grandparents at the Glasgow Courier as a little kid. From a stint in TV at Q2 News, to working in politics, and hosting a statewide radio talk show for over a decade- it’s an honor to make sure Montanans have an opportunity to be heard. Previous political stints include serving as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns, communications director for now-governor Greg Gianforte’s 2016 campaign, and as state director for Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Huge Opportunity for “Rare Earth” Mine in Western Montana
As Evelyn Pyburn reports in the Big Sky Business Journal Hot Sheet, there's apparently a big opportunity for a rare earth mine in Western Montana being talked about right now.
Billings Police Chief Shares Positive News on Wounded Officer
Chief St. John: "Support has just been amazing. Very appreciative of that. He is in stable condition, doing well, on the way to recovery."
Montana Media Silent as Tester’s Scandals Pile Up in Last 2 Weeks
Why do those tech billionaires need bailouts while Montanans are getting hammered by gas prices and inflation? Guess where Jon Tester was last week. That's right, hosting fancy high-dollar fundraisers in Silicon Valley, California with some of the Silicon Valley Bank folks. There's more...
Two Montana Police Officers Shot in Last Two Weeks
A Billings Police Officer is continuing to receive treatment at a local hospital after being shot by a suspect on Saturday morning, March 18th. This is now the second Montana police officer in two weeks to have been shot in the line of duty.
Remember the Montana Vet Denied Care by the VA? Update
Last month, a fellow Iraq war veteran told me how he was denied care at a VA (Veterans Affairs) healthcare clinic in Billings, Montana. Here's an update.
Zinke: One Vote Can Block Overreaching WOTUS Regulations
Can House Republicans really bring a stop to the overreaching "Waters of the US" (WOTUS) regulations that have farmers and ranchers up in arms? Yes, but they're going to need ONE vote in the United States Senate.
Montana Needs to Boost Support for Law Enforcement Families
Montana needs to step up our game when it comes to providing support for our law enforcement personnel, and the families of fallen or wounded law enforcement personnel.
Commissioner Describes Big Changes in Dillon, Montana
Mike McGinley has been a Beaverhead County Commissioner for 23 years, but he says the biggest changes he has seen in Dillon, Montana have taken place in just the last three years.
Fact Check: Is Senator Tester a Millionaire? Yep.
So let's do a fact check. Is Jon Tester a millionaire? Here's the headline from Fox News: "Tester rails against 'multi-millionaires' in re-election bid launch, but disclosures reveal his own wealth"
Fentanyl Threat: Montana Law Enforcement on Fox & Friends
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton and Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp were both featured on Fox & Friends highlighting the threat of fentanyl here in Montana, specifically the risk to first responders if the powder goes airborne.