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Tin Soldiers is a movie about people overcoming physical challenges to excel at adaptive sports. 

There will be a special screening of this independent movie on Monday night, Dec. 5, 2016, in Billings, as a fundraiser for Eagle Mount, a program to enhance the lives of those with disabilities through recreation.

Jackie Yamanaka

Timothy Cavan is Montana’s newest U.S. Magistrate Judge. He was sworn in today and will serve in the Billings Division. 

Chief Judge Dana Christensen presided over the investiture ceremony before a standing room only crowd in the federal courtroom.


University of Montana Western

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom will step down effective December 31, 2016. The announcement came from Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian.

The office also announced former Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Sterns will serve as interim president until a national search for a replacement is completed.

MSUB University Relations

Mark Nook, chancellor at MSU Billings, was named today as the third finalist for the president’s position at the University of Northern Iowa.

Nook is scheduled to deliver a presentation during a public forum tomorrow afternoon on campus. All presentations will have live video streaming and a recording will be made available for later viewing.

Jackie Yamanaka

Carolyn Ostby’s last day on the bench as a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge is November 30, 2016. 

She retires after serving nearly 15 years. Her tenure concludes as Montana’s longest serving full-time magistrate judge and she’s the state’s first female federal judge.


Opportunity Link

Arts and culture along the Montana Hi-Line are getting a big financial boost thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $100,000  Our Town  grant was awarded two years ago to Opportunity Link  in Havre, to plan a Hi-Line Arts Trail and develop a mobile app that will draw attention and tourists to the area.

Hatred is a learned behavior. Racism is a learned behavior. 
How do we instead teach our children to love, empathize, and include?

The Montana Racial Equity Project is hosting a series of free workshops in Bozeman Monday, November 28, to teach parents how to talk to their children about race.


Vegan Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2016

Instead of the traditional Thanksgiving feast brimming with animal-based products, a plant-based option could become the norm this season. The traditional meal of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans with cream of mushroom soup can be re-created with flavorful plant-based choices. Even pumpkin pie can be made without milk, butter, and eggs.


It is one of the most famous and beautiful highways in the country. But few know the history of the iconic Beartooth Highway.  Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Billings Public Library, people will get a chance of hear the details of this engineering marvel.

(Photo Courtesy of Forward Montana)
(Photo Courtesy of Forward Montana)

When Last Best News journalist Ed Kemmick broke the story about hateful comments posted online by a Bilings business owner, he wasn't expecting the online news site to crash, too.

YPR's Brie Ripley spoke with Kemmick and Forward Montana Deputy Director Kiah Abbey about hatespeech, bigotry, and how to be a good neighbor.


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