Wilmot Collins, Helena’s new mayor, made history in November by becoming the first African-American to serve as mayor in Montana’s capital city. He unseated long-time and well-liked incumbent Jim Smith, a democrat. His victory has come with a little more fanfare and fame than expected.
(Lyle Manley, Sweetgrass Books, 2014 [ vol.1] and 2016 [vol.2]; By AARON PARRETT Between them, the two volumes of Lyle Manley’s memoir, Adventures of
The new Old Folks at Home CD, Johnny’s Gone to War: Songs of the Civil War (Richard Baker, 2017), is a particularly timely album of music for anyone noticing how feverish and polarized our American political situation has become. In some ways, it seems we’re still fighting the Civil War.
Russell Rowland’s approach to literature, like life, seems to be conversational. He likes to talk about stuff.
Ron Howard’s Cocoon shows we are destined to outlive our parents, and our children us, but our love wouldn’t change much if we could live forever.
Jamie Ford’s book will ensure his entry into the canon of great American Literature.
In a world that changes faster than the weather in Montana, it’s comforting to find yourself in a Western supper club, where time has stood still.
by DR. AARON PARRETT
Sheila Rice embodies what the phrase “Montana Citizen” is all about. Born in Anaconda and raised in Great Falls, Rice has devoted her life and career to public service in the Great Falls community and throughout the state of Montana.