(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent)
When I got my first “real world” journalism job, it was in Polson, Montana on the shores of Flathead Lake in NW Montana. While I had basically spent the past six years doing more than my fair share of reporting on EWU’s campus in just about every media job you could think of, this was my first step out into a place I had never been before.
And you know what? Montana has it figured out.
Granted there are wildlife issues and a quick skimming of Montana newspaper headlines would tell you as much. Winters are basically “Let’s pack it in for a few month’s boys and go to the bar!” but there just isn’t anything quite like the Big Sky State. More