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The O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West is a regional studies and public education program of The University of Montana in Missoula.  It focuses on the Interior West of North America – the region straddling the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada.  The University of Montana lies at the center of this region.  Through cross-disciplinary programs in research, teaching, and public education, the Center explores the region's rich history, current challenges, and emerging opportunities.
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Join Clay Scott on Mountain West Voices for a story from along the Tongue River, in southeast Montana, where a tornado destroyed Mark Fix's log barn.  With the help of local Amish craftsmen using hand tools, he rebuilt the homestead-era structure.

Mountain West Voices airs regularly on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (MST) on Montana Public Radio and on Sundays at 7:35 a.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio program.  Visit our website at
Decision Point confluence of Missouri and Marias Rivers
Decision Point confluence of Missouri and Marias Rivers
Photos courtesy of Rick and Susie Graetz