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The Natural Burial Eco-Trend Reaches Montananew

Every year, traditional burials put an estimated 30 million board feet of casket wood, 1.6 million tons of concrete from burial vaults, more than 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 90,000 tons of steel from caskets into the ground. Whatever happened to naturally returning to the earth?
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  09-17-2009  |  Environment

New Review Slams Montana Meth Projectnew

An independent review published in the December issue of Prevention Science uses data compiled by the Montana Meth Project to question the graphic campaign's effectiveness among teens. The project receives millions in public funding and several other states have developed ad campaigns based on the model used in Montana.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  12-19-2008  |  Drugs

Feeling Exposednew

Intrepid reporter Skylar Browning bares all to uncover the appeal of Montana's only formal nudist group
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  10-25-2007  |  Culture

Demystifying David Lynchnew

The Montana-born director debunks local rumors, discusses peace factories and reveals the secret to understanding his surreal work.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  04-12-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews


The downtown performing arts center in Missoula, Montana, faces a pivotal six-month stretch. Can planners turn a grand vision into reality?
Missoula Independent  |  Jessie McQuillan, Jason Wiener and Skylar Browning  |  03-22-2007  |  Business & Labor

Religious Rightsnew

We discuss God's Politics with Jim Wallis.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  03-02-2007  |  Religion

A Playa, Not a Haternew

R.A. The Rugged Man channels his rage
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  01-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

No Regretsnew

Upon the release of his 26th book, best-selling author James Lee Burke looks back -- and doesn't hold back -- on a lifetime of writing.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  07-20-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

World Cup Withdrawalnew

Here's a post-World Cup sampler platter of futbol flicks.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  07-13-2006  |  Reviews

No Place Like Homenew

Playwright Barret O'Brien stages a story about his native New Orleans on the day Katrina hit -- will "Breach" be his final Missoula act?
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  06-08-2006  |  Theater

Almost Famous, Againnew

On the heels of the success of Colin Meloy's new band, the Decemberists, Kill Rock Stars releases "Omnibus," featuring everything you ever wanted to hear from Tarkio, Meloy's little Missoula band that almost could.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  01-30-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Behind Enemy Linesnew

Amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley uncovers a real Iraq, without media spin.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  11-17-2005  |  Media

What's Out There?new

New lit mag High Desert Journal goes looking for its place.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  08-26-2005  |  Books

Pearl Jam Goes to Bat Against Montana Senator Conrad Burnsnew

Jeff Ament tries to help Senate candidate Jon Tester find his voice with a fund-raising concert in Missoula.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  08-26-2005  |  Music

Let Your Monkey Do It!new

What's so scary about natural childbirth? The author and his wife found the answer -- not much -- and discovered much more by experiencing it firsthand.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  08-04-2005  |  Science

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