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

Seeing Through The MIST Of The Multi-Modal Fantasy Land Missoula Transportation Zealots Envision For Us

by Travis Mateer I got curious about the Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation after seeing this Facebook page (that hides its followers) downplay negative social media responses to the Higgins corridor redesign project. Social media is NOT representative of public … Continue reading

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One Factor In The Killing Of Tyre Nichols That Won’t Get Big Media Attention

by Travis Mateer The parable of the frog and the scorpion came to mind when I read that the recently disbanded unit within the Memphis police department responsible for the killing of Tyre Nichols was called THE SCORPION UNIT. If … Continue reading

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Week In Review: January 23-27

by Travis Mateer On this installment of Zoom Chron’s Week in Review we talk about development in Midtown, rabies in Superior, and heartless homeless bashers in the Flathead. Regarding the Flathead Commissioners letter, Missoula’s placeholder Mayor, Jordan Hess, went to … Continue reading

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Serious Question For An Unserious County Government: Does David Barsotti Have Rabies?

by Travis Mateer In a normal world governed by normal people following normal procedures, a breeder of Malinois dogs in western Montana would probably report a dog bite and case of rabies to the local Health Department. But this, dear … Continue reading

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The City With Bridges That Fall Apart After 20 Years Wants To Transform Midtown

by Travis Mateer A few days ago the Missoulian reported on the Northside pedestrian bridge that spans the train tracks, connecting Northsiders with downtown, because the damage that closed this 23 year old structure indefinitely is worse than originally thought. … Continue reading

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