Author Archives: Travis Mateer

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com

The Bozeman Research Firm Analyzing Missoula’s 10 Year Plan To End Homelessness

by Travis Mateer When I read that Missoula’s 10 year plan to end homelessness would get some analysis from an outside firm, I had to laugh. What kind of damage control plan is being cooked up to focus attention AWAY … Continue reading

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Is Montana A Sex Tourism State?

by Travis Mateer The phenomenon known as “sex tourism” is an insidious part of human trafficking, and the locations notorious for this kind of exploitive market are usually thought to be OUTSIDE America, like Brazil, or Thailand. Well, I don’t … Continue reading

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40 Tons Of Homeless Trash Removed While Clueless Service Providers Allow A New Shanty Town To Be Built

by Travis Mateer Last Friday I spent a little time at the Reserve Street homeless camps as efforts to remove trash got a major infusion of resources, thanks to emergency orders being passed at the last minute, surprising organizer Kevin … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Woman In Montana?

by Travis Mateer I had a name in mind when I wrote the title of this post, but then I second-guessed myself because, for Jane Rectenwald to be considered dangerous, that would mean her questions about Montana’s election integrity are … Continue reading

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65,000 Nights Of Shelter Vs. 1 Hug

by Travis Mateer I stared at the (digital) blank page of this post for quite some time before writing the title, then I stared at the title for awhile trying to figure out what it meant. I knew I was … Continue reading

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