Thanks to my friend Patty Dean of Helena, I came across this extraordinary short film about Lee Metcalf, who served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate from 1953 to 1978, and who was, along with Mike Mansfield (who still holds the record for longest reign as U.S. Senate Majority Leader–1961 . . . → Read More: A Salute to Former Montana Senators Lee Metcalf and Mike Mansfield! By Tom Kipp
Thought you’d get a kick outta this mild Montana media outrage, which befell station KRTV from Great Falls, one of the two local stations I grew up watching, whether from the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation (1968-71) or Havre (1972-83).
My ol’ pal . . . → Read More: Montana TV Station’s Zombie Attack Emergency Hoax, By Tom Kipp and Jay Schuschke
The claim on the statue is urban legend, but not all that far off. The coldest recorded temperature in the lower 48 was just several miles south of here on the continental divide’s Rogers Pass (-70 degrees in 1954). – JDS
Hi Tom – Below is a story that appeared . . . → Read More: Cut Bank, Montana on the Big Screen?! By Tom Kipp and Jay Schuschke
Photo by Great Falls Tribune
That sounds positively infernal, Jay, but I’m glad persons, beasts and buildings have thus far been spared!
And I certainly agree with you about the climatic insanity of The Hi-Line.
With Havre’s record temps ranging from 117 . . . → Read More: Montana Firestorms! By Jay Schuschke and Tom Kipp
I most certainly read Lord of the Flies at Havre High School, very likely mediated by Mr. Axel Schmaing, though in just what course escapes me at the moment.
I also had the great pleasure of seeing the truly harrowing 1963 Brit . . . → Read More: LORD OF THE FLIES at Havre High! With All-Male AND all-Female Casts!, By Tom Kipp and Jay Schuschke
—–Original Message—– Subject: KOJM Revisited
Thought you might find this interesting. Last night heavy rains and storms caused a three hour power outage that stretched from Havre to Malta to Chester to Fort Benton. We broke out the flashlights and I managed to . . . → Read More: Montana Radio Revisited, By Tom Kipp, Jay Schuschke and JK Manlove
7/01/2010 – from the great Tom Kipp:
I always suspected ol’ Bob would bow out in the anniversary month of CG. [July 1969 seems longer ago than EVER right now.]
And, after the conversation we had about Consumer Guide in 2006, driving back to his hotel from Greil and Jenny Marcus’ dinner party . . . → Read More: Robert Christgau’s last Consumer Guide – Tom Kipp