Fan favorites of 2014: Which stories did you like the best?
With 2014 coming to a close it’s hard not to look back and remember more than a few great stories we found to share with you inside Montana Magazine.
But what did you, our online readers, decide were their favorites? Here’s our top four most popular stories of 2014, as decided by all our online friends.
- Unlocking history: Long-forgotten underground speakeasy uncovered in Butte :Writer Ted Brewer takes us under the streets of Butte to a place where Prohibition wasn’t given a second thought.
- Alpine Icons under observation: They’re one of the most iconic animals inside Glacier National Park, but surprising as it is, scientists don’t know much about mountain goats.
- Small prairie town fosters big-time creativity: Chester is a place where they keep grand pianos in grain elevators. And Grammy winner Philip Aaberg operates a bed and breakfast.
- Glasgow native donates wild gift to children’s museum: Skip Erickson has traveled the world hunting animals of every kind. Now, as he battles colon cancer, he’s giving his trophies to the local children’s museum
What’d we miss? Tell us your favorite feature of 2014 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana news: Osama bin Laden shooter from Butte?
Montana is making news in a big way today with a story coming from across the ocean.
The Montana Standard had a story online today saying that a British tabloid is reporting that it was a Butte native who killed Osama bin Laden.
Rob O’Neill grew up in Butte and his father, Tom, still lives there.
A 16-year veteran of military service, Rob O’Neill is now a motivational speaker. He spoke late least year at the Maroon Activity Center.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, you can do anything,” he told The Montana Standard in an interview before his speech. “There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do the best you can.”
At the time, he declined to discuss the specifics of the raid that led to the bin Laden’s death.
Here’s a 2013 story by Angela Brandt about Rob’s return to Butte.
According to the Standard’s story, Tom told the UK’s Daily Mail that Rob did kill Osama. He also took part in the mission that helped save “Captain Philips” from Somali pirates. That mission inspired the movie starring Tom Hanks.