I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." Aside from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the military, I also spent over two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. This included a stint as the State Director for Ryan Zinke’s Congressional offices in Montana, and as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of current Governor Greg Gianforte. Prior to that, I grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals to more than 20 across the state. My work has been featured nationally by Fox Business, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico, and others. As an officer in the Army National Guard, I served four military tours overseas including time in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I enjoy combining my real-world background and Montana roots, to hopefully give listeners a side of the story they don't get to hear anywhere else.
Legendary Montana Distillery Featured in Coffee or Die Magazine
When they say "Montana is for badasses" this is one more reason why: Willie Blazer. An Army Ranger, a Green Beret, and an all around great guy who started Willie's Distillery in Ennis, Montana.
“Cycling Grandma” Supporting Special Ops Families on Montana’s Hi Line
If you're travelling the Hi Line along Montana's Highway 2 in the days ahead, make sure you give a honk and a wave to "the cycling grandmother" who is raising money to support the kids of fallen Special Operations service members.
Photos, Latest News from Elmo Fire Near Flathead Lake
The latest reports I'm seeing as of Sunday night are that the Elmo 2 Fire burning near Flathead Lake continues to grow. This as a Type II team has now been brought in to assist. Here's photos, video, and a first-hand report.
Daines, Gianforte Pledge Resources for Montana Flood Victims
By the way, the above photo was shared with us by a proud Montana Army National Guard mom from the Bozeman area. Andrea says her son was in the Blackhawk helicopter helping to rescue stranded flood victims in the Red Lodge area.
Dramatic Flood Footage: Yellowstone, Natural Bridge, House Rock & More
Could it be described as flooding of Biblical proportions? I don't know if you can go that far, but check out this video from flooding in Yellowstone National Park, to Natural Bridge, flooding down the streets of Red Lodge, House Rock being nearly overtaken on the Gallatin River, and a riverfront home on the brink of being washed down the river in Gardiner, Montana.
Flooding Monday, Near Triple Digits By Friday in Montana
Massive flooding on Monday, and triple digit temperatures by Friday. That is Montana weather for you. And, just a reminder: it is not even officially Summer yet. Here's a regional look from the National Weather Service.
How This Montana 3-Year-Old Survived a Weekend Alone in the Woods
I'm sure we all had the same question, how did this little boy survive a cold, rainy weekend in the mountains all alone? I was able to catch up with Lincoln County Sheriff Darrin Short for the story.
UPDATE: Sheriff Confirms Missing Toddler’s Age in Northwest Montana
Sheriff's deputies reported that 4 year old Ryker Webb "was in good spirits and apparently healthy, although hungry, thirsty, and cold" when they located him on Sunday.
One Year Ago: Montana Legend “Piano Pat” of the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge Passes Away
Piano Pat. The woman who would make you sing and make you smile anytime you dropped into the Sip 'n Dip Lounge in Great Falls. "A true Montana legend" has passed away.
A New Meat Processing Facility in Whitehall, Montana?
I was chatting with Evelyn Pyburn from the Big Sky Business Journal, and she told me how economic development officials in Butte are now pressing for a meat processing facility in Whitehall. Sounds like a great idea if you ask me.