Montana not for sale
July 15, 2010 at 4:00AM
As someone who was born and raised in Montana, I am writing to express my concern and outrage over the proposed “high-and-wide corridor” currently being considered by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). According to the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, one of the biggest reasons tourists come to our state is “To relax in a slower paced environment with lots of open space, a feeling of freedom, awe inspiring scenery and a multitude of animals.” Tourism for the Missoula area alone saw 1.2 million visitors generating 317 million dollars.