Biga Pizza’s Bob Marshall is Headed to Guy Fieri’s Flavortown

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Missoula is about to have a hometown interest on unscripted television to heal the scars left by Krystal Nielson’s performance on The Bachelor. Next Wednesday, March 21, Biga Pizza’s Bob Marshall will compete on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. Biga regulars will be familiar with Marshall’s nontraditional pizza-topping combos and improvisational talent with seasonal ingredients. … Read more

The Morel Hunters Are Coming. Lots and Lots of Morel Hunters


In the coming weeks, the forests of western Montana will become ground zero for mushroom pickers. The Forest Service is expecting thousands of mushroom hunters to visit the Lolo and Kootenai forests for an anticipated ’shroom boom. Starting April 16, mushroom permits will be available through the Forest Service. While personal-use permits (for more than … Read more

Brooks: Seth Bodnar Suffers Academic Culture Shock

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Last week, after faculty leaders at the University of Montana found discrepancies in the curriculum vitae of new UM President Seth Bodnar, Clayton Christian wrote it off as a difference in customs between academia and the business world. Despite this sliver of evidence to the contrary, our commissioner of higher education continues to believe that … Read more

Legit at Last: Montana’s Long and Winding Road to Legal Medical Marijuana

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Roughly 30 medical marijuana providers groan in unison as the proctor leading the workshop on the state’s new tracking system opens another sub-menu. The system is called “Metrc” (pronounced “metric”). It’s a private cloud-based service first deployed by supply-chain management firm Franwell in December 2013. That’s when Colorado regulators found themselves suddenly responsible for tracking … Read more