Sep 26

Heart Attacks Can Happen While Hunting

Story by MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK It’s still dark outside. It’s the perfect day to get together with good friends, reflect on life, walk the countryside and bring home that trophy buck or prize pheasant. You’re fully prepared this year. Your scope is right on. You’ve scouted out the perfect spot for your stand, and […]

Sep 26

From Helena to the Denver Broncos and Back: Man Reflects on Time in NFL

Story by BRIAN D’AMBROSIO Montanan Bob McCullough played in every Denver Broncos’ games between 1962 and 1965 — all 56, to be exact. McCullough was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Helena. He was a strong, precocious kid with a naturally husky frame. McCullough’s father, Bob Sr., was a native of Boulder and a traveling salesman […]

Sep 26

Fall Reads: Books for Discussion

by Barbara Theroux It’s time to think about books to discuss with friends or groups: “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill” by Candice Millard At the age of 24, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England. He […]

Sep 26

Creating the Freedom: Art Reminds Us of Entitlement to Peace

Story by BRIAN D’AMBROSIO In the long, dry draw of the soil west of Cascade, there is the unconstrained stillness of the contiguous buttes, the almost heroic-looking profile of Mount Cecelia. There is the silence of the free terrain where more than a century ago, the shotgun-toting, cigar-smoking former slave “Stagecoach” Mary Fields delivered mail […]

Jun 30

Aging and addicted: The opioid epidemic affects older adults, too

Story by JENNY GOLD and HEIDI DE MARCO Kaiser Health News As the nation grapples with a devastating opioid epidemic, concerns have primarily focused on young people buying drugs on the street. But America’s elderly also have a problem. Over the past several decades, physicians have increasingly prescribed seniors pain medications to address chronic pain […]

Jun 30

Social Security: 2017 Brings Changes to Full Retirement Age

by Nicole Tiggeman, Tribune News Service Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security is here to help you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. “Full retirement age” refers to […]

Jun 30

Creating a movement toward health: Blackfeet tribal member brings together generations

Story by RACHEL CRISP PHILIPS for Montana 55 Alger Swingley is a hard worker. With his job as an outfitter, he’s always done plenty of hiking and guiding across the great Montana outdoors. So when he was asked to start a Blackfeet team for the Montana Spartan Beast Race in 2015, as he neared 60 […]

Jun 30

2017 brings changes to ‘full retirement age’

Story by DAVID BAIER Public Affairs Specialist at the Billings Social Security Office Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security aims to help you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement […]

Jun 30

700 percent increase coming in cost of senior passes to national parks

Story by VINCE DEVLIN for Montana 55 If you are 62 or older and think you might ever visit a national park or two before you die, let us offer you some advice: Get thee to a federal recreation site — be it a national park, national forest or Bureau of Land Management office — […]

Jun 30

What is an annuity?

Story by JESSE RAMOS for Montana 55 We currently live in a point in history when people are living longer and longer lives. I don’t think there are many people who would complain about living a longer life, however, when it comes to retirement planning it does raise a bit of a concern. When you […]