Evan Barrett

Document Type

News Editorial

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2019


A newspaper column 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:

Missoulian, December 2, 2019

Montana Standard, December 5, 2019

Havre Harold, December 5, 2019

Missoula Current, December 2, 2019

The Montana Post, December 19, 2019

Helena Independent Record, December 8, 2019

Billings Gazette, December 7, 2019


Evan Barrett lives in historic Uptown Butte after retiring following 47 years at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education. He is an award-winning producer of Montana history videos who continues to write columns and commentaries and occasionally teaches Montana history.