Howlers Inn Proprietors Describe Initial Encounters BY DAVID S. LEWIS She was the first family member to set foot in the wolf enclosure, Aurelie Burns told the Pioneer. The outgoing owner of the sanctuary, Mary Martha Bahn, told Aurelie to remove her dangling earrings before getting close to the wolves—because they could catch their paws […]
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Feds Failed to Acquire Crucial Testimony Before Drawing Conclusions BY DAVID S. LEWIS 07-07-17 A former Yellowstone National Park employee contacted The Montana Pioneer recently on the heels of a report released by the Office of Inspector General and published in the Pioneer’s May 2017 issue. We met personally with the whistleblower, at his home, […]
BY KAREN DAVIS 6/11/17 A preliminary necropsy of the injured, well-known white wolf discovered April 11 in Yellowstone National Park shows she was shot—and within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, officials believe. Discovered by hikers inside the park near Gardiner, Mont., the Canyon Pack alpha female was euthanized by park staff due to her […]
BY DAVID S. LEWIS The Fourth of July should be reaffirmed as our nation’s quintessential holiday. The date itself has a ring to it. Few others resonate with such meaning. Saying it aloud—the intonation brings a tide of images, writings, battles, heroes and acts of courage. Men of insight, men in granite, as Van Morrison […]
Celebrity Appraiser Tim Gordon Values Big Sky Artifacts BY MARIA WYLLIE 06/09/17 An old hat, a piece of broken stained glass, a wobbly chair. Upon first glance, all these items appear worn and useless. One might even mistake them for junk. After all, these are all just things—and things that may not provide much practical […]
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Who’s Accountable for Protecting Historic Artifacts? BY PAT HILL01/08/16Livingston, Montana-based archaeologist Larry Lahren first heard about the looting at Fort Ellis in December, during … [Read More...]
BY PAT HILL01/08/16Another proposal to explore for gold in Park County has surfaced, this time near Jardine, Montana, not far from Gardiner. It’s even closer to Yellowstone Park than the … [Read More...]
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A Life of Danger BY DAVID S. LEWIS01/08/16There’s a man who leads a life of danger; To everyone he meets he stays a stranger; With every move he makes, another chance he takes; Odds are he … [Read More...]