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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:

Montana Public Radio, February 11, 2016

Livingston Enterprise, February 12, 2016 (download additional file below)

Montana Standard, February 17, 2016

Great Falls Tribune, February 17, 2016

The Missoulian, February 17, 2016

Ravalli Republic, February 17, 2016


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

Protecting People and the Environment in LivEnt 2-12-16.pdf (4222 kB)
Livingston Enterprise 2-12-2016