Document Type

News Editorial

Publication Date



A Montana Public Radio Commentary by Evan Barrett.

Published newspaper columns written by Evan Barrett on this topic, which vary somewhat in content from this commentary, appeared in the following publications:

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, September 9, 2015

Montana Standard, September 10, 2015

Helena Independent Record, September 10, 2015

Missoulian, September 11, 2015

Great Falls Tribune, September 27, 2015

Montana Public Radio, September 28, 2015


Evan Barrett, Butte, is the Director of Business & Community Outreach and an instructor at Highlands College of Montana Tech. Since 1969, he has been involved at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education. These are his personal views.