Jon King

Forest Service Deal Saves Jesus Statue
The much contested Jesus statue on top of Big Mountain in Whitefish will stay put for at least another 10 years. The Forest Service recently announced that it will extend the lease for the land on which the statue sits.
Montana’s Florida Primary [Poll]
This is your chance to tell Floridians what to think. If the polls are any indicator, Mitt Romney will win in Florida today. Is that what should happen, or is there someone else who deserves the nod and the delegates Florida has to offer? Vote away!
Montana Selects New Cherry Blossom Princess
Every year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington D.C. to celebrate the Mayor of Tokyo's gift of Japanese cherry trees to the United States in 1912. The real goal of the Festival is to celebrate the special friendship Japan and the United States share and to promote cul…
Missoula May Hire New Firefighters
As of January 30, 2012, more than 380 million dollars is available for fire departments nationwide. The money is available through the Safer Act Grants, which were put in place by the Department of Homeland Security. SAFER is an acronym that stands for Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Resp…
Talk Back’s Weekly Schedule
Here's a look at what's on the line for Talk Back this week.

Monday: Open phones and the return of Peter(for a little bit).

Tuesday: Greg Jackson will promote Newt Gingrich and talk about the religious right in politics.

Wednesday: We'll have Gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill on th…
Obama is Not a Communist, He’s a Crony-Capitalist
The point of this article is to help those that disagree with Obama (like I do) to focus their aim on the biggest political flaw of Obama, namely, that he is a crony capitalist. Losing focus and concentrating of frivolous arguments that Obama is a communist, or about his faith or his homeland, only…
Whitefish Jesus Statue Hearing on Feb. 3
The now famous Jesus statue on the top of Big Mountain in Whitefish will be the subject of an upcoming legislative hearing. The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will discuss a proposed land exchange between the Whitefish Mountain Resort and the Federal Government. The l…
Important Preseason Dates for Hunters
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is trying to alert all hunters to some key changes in the 2012 preseason calendar. One of the biggest changes is that the deadline for residents and nonresidents to apply for deer and elk permits has been moved up to March 15. Drawings for those permits will now occ…
Missoula’s Homeword Hosts Grand Opening
Homeword is set to celebrate the grand opening of their new, mixed-use building on the corner of Broadway and Russell. The building, known as Solstice, sits on a riverfront parcel which was donated by the Missoula Community to the Homeword sustainable housing project. The unit includes 34 apartments…
Newt’s Debate Machine Revealed, Quickly Falls Apart
I just finished watching the Republican debate and I can't imagine that the Newt Gingrich campaign is very happy with what happened. The crowd and I expected Newt to explode, but not in the way that he did. We wanted to see fireworks and saw a performance that fizzled and flopped. The internal …

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