Despite some much needed recent rain in the Missoula area, many Montana counties have been dubbed "natural disaster areas" due to severe drought conditions the state has faced in the past few weeks—Missoula being one of them.
Japan is still in the early stages of dealing with the crises of the earthquake and the nuclear powerplant melt down. The officials are exploring the plan of putting a protective tarp over the failing reactors and pumping the contaminated water into a barge to be safely removed. Watch this video of a Japanese official explaining the situation and how quickly the radioactive material will naturally
Bozeman's community (you guys!) raised over $13,000 in relief money for Japan this past Saturday with a food drive at I-Ho's Korean Grill. Noriko Ishibashi, I-Ho Pomeroy, Ted Watanabe, and Masaki Uchida were the organizers of the food sale.