He said, "Okay, I want you to go to The Men's Hat Shop, tell them I sent you, and I'm buying you a cowboy hat." I was pretty shocked, but I thanked him a couple of times. This was probably the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and I didn't have any intention of going to get the hat, but the next day, I decided I would take him up on it. I went to the Men's Hat Shop, I walked in and said, "This may sound strange, but Don Imus sent me here... he wanted to buy me a hat." The employee I spoke with said, "Oh yeah, Don does that a lot." So, I was fitted for the hat, and there it is... my cowboy hat story.
Regarding the cowboy hat photo I posted yesterday: I thought that photo was older than 4 years... it was... it's from 5 years ago. It popped up as a memory from 4 years ago because it must have been 4 years since Don Imus passed away. Don Imus bought that hat for me in 2004. When I was working mornings at KOAT in Albuquerque, his radio show producer in New York called our newsroom early one morning, asking if I could give him a weather forecast. Don ran the Imus Ranch between Santa Fe and Las Vegas at the time. He was going to fly in, and a blizzard was coming. So, I called in to his New York radio show and gave him the forecast on the air. He thanked me and asked me where I was from, I told him I was from Montana. He asked me if I owned a cowboy hat, and I told him I didn't. There was dead silence for a bit, and he then said, "Okay, do you know where Central is?" I said yes. (continued)
Montana's Grain Elevators
A Photo Essay
April 20, 2023
Pretty cool pic from one of the west pastures on our family farm up in Northeast Montana.
Views like this show why it’s called the Big Sky Country. You can actually see the barbed wire fence stretching off into infinity.
Northeast Montana, Summer 2006
10 Different Types of Snakes in Montana
Mountain Lion Soars Through Air and Pounces on Trail Camera https://petapixel.com/2023/12/06/mountain-lion-soars-through-air-and-pounces-on-trail-camera/ #mountainlion #trailcamera #Culture #montana
World's Largest Farm Tractor, world record in Havre, Montana
Liz #Cheney should definitely not run nationwide. Maybe what she could do is get herself on the ballot in Wyoming, and perhaps also neighboring Montana, Idaho, and Utah. States where Biden otherwise would have no chance. Maybe she could draw enough Republican votes who can’t stomach actually voting for Biden but, like her, don’t want to elect Trump.
This is an important request, get the people who allowed this out of position for decision making!
Montana Tiger says, "GOOD MORNING, Friends!"
#montana #morning #goodmorning #morningroutine #morningwalk #morningmotivation #morningvibes #morninginspiration #hello #reels #reelit #reelitfeelit #reelsviral #animalvideo #shorts #shortvideo #catvideos #TCWR #TurpentineCreek #RescueToRefuge #FundFreedom #Sanctuary #BigCat #Cats
Live to dance another day.
TikTok still in Montana after judge says ban is unconstitutional - Desk Chair Analysts
Mistakes happen. But not often.
We can only think of a few maps with mistakes, done as map makers tried to keep up with the flurry of changes to all those western U.S. territories. It would have been a challenge, especially from the 1830's to the late 1860's. And sometimes, maps from this era can be an amalgam of configurations.
Here, a good map from a French publisher in the late 1860's, but they kind of transposed the territories of Idaho and Montana.
#USA #Montana #TikTok #Censorship #FirstAmendment: "A federal court on Thursday blocked Montana’s effort to ban TikTok from the state, ruling that the law violated users’ First Amendment rights to speak and to access information online, and the company’s First Amendment rights to select and curate users’ content.
Montana passed a law in May that prohibited TikTok from operating anywhere within the state and imposed $10,000 penalties on TikTok or any mobile application store that allowed users to access TikTok. The law was scheduled to take effect in January. EFF opposed enactment of this law, along with ACLU, CDT, and others.
In issuing a preliminary injunction, the district court rejected the state’s claim that it had a legitimate interest in banning the popular video sharing application because TikTok is owned by a Chinese company. And although Montana has an interest in protecting minors from harmful content and protecting consumers’ privacy, the law’s total ban was not narrowly tailored to address the state’s concerns."
I bought a black suit on Black Friday and it arrived yesterday. I'm wearing my new black suit today, so does that make TODAY Black Friday, too? I'll have your 7-day weather forecast through NEXT Friday tonight on KTVQ!
U.S. judge blocks #Montana #TikTok ban https://mashable.com/article/tiktok-ban-montana-blocked "[Judge Molloy ruled] that by banning TikTok the state was making decisions on national security and foreign commerce — issues which are the domain of the federal government."
We have 100 legislators in this state of #Montana, for a state population of just over a million: essentially, each legislator is selected out of a pool of just a few thousand citizens, only a tiny handful of whom have any interest at all in running or serving. We have a very rural state, too, with small-to-tiny isolated towns surrounded by vast expanses of near-empty land. The populace is informed by Fox, Sinclair, right-wing radio, and very little else. Montana’s ban is “technically incompetent” because our legislature is full of badly misinformed literal incompetents.
Folks in Montana can still use Tok-Tok, for now, but the litigation of the state ban is likely not finished yet.
21℉ -6℃ and only a little light wind from the north for tonight’s sunset behind the ski runs of Grizzly Peak. The snow on the road is getting packed down and it is almost as fast as pavement.
At the top of the hill on the way home tonight there was a sort of reverse sunset lighting up the eastern horizon. High eastern clouds are often lit by the sunset but I have never seen the whole horizon glowing with this kind of color.
Careful there Rep Ryan Zinke (R) your xenophobia and racism are showing a little.
Take your mind off all the huge world problems by reading about this one: "super pigs" that are often "crossbreeds that combine the survival skills of wild Eurasian boar with the size and high fertility of domestic swine."
@frostpendeln 23℉ -5℃ and 100m visibility with 3” of snow and still falling make this the perfect day for my #Frostpendeln2023 stickers to arrive! Using this Thanksgiving holiday to put a new cable on the front derailleur and my new sticker on the bike.
MONTANA'S LONG-TERM CARE SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE REBUILT; LEADERS TALK ABOUT HOW
by Emily Schabacker
Billings Gazette, November 19, 2023
#MTPol #MTLeg #MTNews #Montana
I picked up Wendy today. She was buckled up and very happy with my safe driving. Be sure to drive safely with increasing Thanksgiving traffic, snow & cold this week!
This gate in the Missoula airport is the preferred gate for Tony Danza, Rocky Balboa & Freddie Mercury. They would say "AO" at different volumes with different accents, though...
MT Rep Rosendale wants to defund Hamilton MT Rocky Mountain Labs and its 500 employees
#HamiltonMT #HamiltonMontana #RavalliCounty #RavalliCountyMT #RavalliCountyMontana #Montana #MTJobs #MontanaJobs
🇺🇸 US: MISSOULA, Montana: All Nations Health Center closing all locations due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Administration and dental will reopen on the Nov. 20. The medical department will reopen on Nov. 28. No word yet when the behavioral health department will reopen.
60s in Montana in mid-November are a "raritea"! Enjoy it now... "realitea" is coming! I'll have your 7-day weather forecast at 4-thirtea, 5-thirtea & 10pm!
This company's mines are responsible for polluting Fording River, Elk River and its mainstem Kootenay/Kootenai River with selenium far downstream into Montana & Idaho. I imagine the US federal government, as well as the governments of #Montana & #Idaho, will be watching this transfer of ownership very carefully. Call me unreasonable, but #Canada & #BC should be all over this also. #DFO: any concerns?
She was censored over trans rights. But lawmaker Zooey Zephyr won’t be silenced
After 10 hours of light freezing drizzle in Billings, it's a sheet of ice on roads, sidewalks, and my windshield! It wasn't bad when I left for work at 3AM, but now it's VERY icy at 8AM! Snow is coming, too! Please be careful, Montana and Wyoming!
#Montana #Billings #Q2 #KTVQ #MTN #Wyoming #car #cars #windshield #ice #snow #icy #sidewalks #roads #drivesafe #Wednesday #weather #wx #mtwx #wywx #MastodonWeather #MastodonWX #weatherMastodon #wxmastodon
As Judd Legum reports, when Mika Westwolf,a 31-year old Indigenous woman, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Montana in March, authorities asked if she was a drug user or alcoholic.
This weekend, white nationalist Sunny White, who has named her children Aryan and Nation, was charged with this killing. Turns out White is a heavy drug user whose car was stewn with drugs and drug paraphenalia.
It doesn't matter if the grass is still green in Montana... you know we can still get snow. The first snow of the season is coming! I'll have your 7-day weather forecast tonight!
I timed my first haircut in 7 weeks well on Monday... strong wind and higher fire danger on Tuesday! I'll have your 7-day weather forecast at noon!
I've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere. The 3 cars I've owned have had license plates from 6 states. I began driving in Montana, and I'm back home driving in Montana once again!
Annular Solar Eclipse on Saturday! You MUST wear proper eye protection! Here is what I saw in Albuquerque in 2012... I'll have your 7-day weather forecast tonight!
"...#conservation isn't something that happens somewhere else...it can happen close to home..."
"Everything that is in this creation is put here for a specific purpose."
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once #ClimateChange mitigation.
The Firehole River is one of the many rivers and streams that flow through Yellowstone National Park. The river runs from Madison Lake and joins the Gibbon River and is all part of the Missouri River system.
The river flows near these features: Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring area and Mystic Falls just to name a few. See the full image here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/firehole-river-yellowstone-bill-gallagher.html #FireholeRiver-Yellowstone #BillGallagherPhotography #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #FireholeRiver #Montana #Yellowstone
Locked gates: Yellowstone, Glacier parks to close in government shutdown
Some states — #Colorado, #Montana, #NewMexico, #Washington and #Wyoming — rolled back 50 percent or more of their progress since 2000. In #Oregon and #Nevada, wildfire smoke has completely erased their gains....
a single day of unhealthy smoke — in the “red” level on the federal government’s color-coded scale — gave the hospitals he was studying in central Oregon a 41 percent chance of exceeding their capacity....
University of Montana toxicologist Christopher Migliaccio tracked residents who lived through that smoke and found they showed significant decreased lung function one and two years afterward..."
It's still summer, but it will feel like autumn soon in Montana with cooler air, rain, thunderstorms, and mountain snow just days away!
A Montana Judge Just Ruled the State’s Constitution Bans New Fossil Fuel Plants
In Montana, young residents just won a lawsuit charging that construction of a new gas power plant was barred by the state constitution. But “pro-climate” President Joe Biden is arguing fiercely against letting the US Supreme Court hear a similar case.
The wording in Article IX, Section 1, of Montana’s constitution couldn’t be clearer: “The state and each person shall maintain and improve a clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.” Accordingly, in April, a district court judge in Yellowstone County voided a permit for a natural gas–fired power plant under construction there. Over its lifetime, it would have released an estimated twenty-three million tons of planet-roasting carbon dioxide, and that, ruled the judge, was incompatible with a “clean and healthful environment” in Montana or, for that matter, anywhere else.
i don't know how it happened, this video that binds english drum & bass with indigenous storytelling, but it's so important. i grew up in browning, too young to understand the hardship of everyday life for people on the #blackfeet reservation.
#jukeboxFridayNight #browning #montana #indigenous
('alive' - chase & status, 2013)
Conservative legislators in at least nine additional states are urging their state libraries to follow suit and disaffiliate."
Came across this image this morning on the Int'l #DarkSky (formally #IDA) Slack space. Total integration time of <17min from somewhere in #Montana. Originally posted on FB by MT DarkStar Photography (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=776882601109292&set=a.122038376593721)
.. I weep. #DarkSkiesForAll #Astrophotography
#Wildfires…#Canada's worst season on record. “…Pressure is…mounting on decision-makers to become more proactive in…mitigating & preparing for…impacts of climate change. An Aug 14…ruling from… #Montana…sided with…youth who claimed that…Montana violated their right to a healthy #environment. A…case brought by 7 youth… [in] #Ontario…has… been heralded as groundbreaking…” | UVic climatologist Andrew Weaver, The Conversation https://theconversation.com/yellowknife-and-kelowna-wildfires-burn-in-what-is-already-canadas-worst-season-on-record-211817 #RightToAHealthyEnvironment
This shocking #photography was obtained from #Montana (#USA) over 17 minutes. It reveals the crazy number of #satellites orbiting the #Earth. Most of them are #StarLink (from #SpaceX / #Musk) and aim at providing internet to some remote places.
Credits: Matt C. Jackson
Teck is a very large Canadian mining company that dumps pollutants into the Elk River which flows into the Kootenai River which flows into Montana. This pollution impacts fish and other wildlife. And the local rodeo association takes monetary donations from Teck to put on rodeos and Bull Thing here in Eureka, MT (7 miles from Canadian border). The guy in charge of the association doesn’t consider it a pay off. And Teck keeps dumping selenium into the water. #Teck #montana #climatecrisis #epa