Our take on the news
• The Missoula Children’s Theater, which the local PTA paid to put on an impressive musical with local kids in less than a week, is a happy symptom of a depressing malady in society. We need more resources to go toward such humanities efforts, less for educational testing ad nauseam.
• It will be interesting to see what a judge makes of the dispute between a local mechanic working out of his house and the city, which fined him for not having a license and practicing the trade in a residential zone. He claims his services have basically gone to friends and family. Whether that makes a difference to a judge, we will see.
• Congratulations to the Ridge Riders for again gaining the honor of Rodeo of the Year for the Colorama Rodeo. Their turnaround of the event that was lagging two years ago is impressive.
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