Author

Bill Lombardi

Bill Lombardi

COMMENTARY

Montana just added a new season — fire season

By: - July 27, 2021

Montanans used to joke that we had two distinct seasons — winter and road construction. Now we have three: winter, road construction and fire season, the latter of which is punctuated by searing temperatures and long dry spells brought on by a never-ending high-pressure system that stokes smoky weather and obscures the iconic Big Sky. […]

COMMENTARY

Daines’ high-stakes bet

By: - January 22, 2021

Politicians, by nature, are calculators, oddsmakers, bettors, bookies. They bet on winning and losing all the time. Montana Sen. Steve Daines bet on President Donald J. Trump. But following the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Daines changed his wager. That day a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol, erected a gallows, killed a U.S. […]