Sunday's Missoulian leads with an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office. Reporter Michael Moore sifts through the case of a fired former deputy and his claims that the rest of the sheriff's office has a history of even greater misconduct.
Also on A-1, reporter Vince Devlin follows the daily efforts of two Missoula grandmothers to care for two grandchildren, while the children's parents are serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ten-month-old Katherine Carter is living with Tom and Connie Doherty while her mom and dad, Erin and Keith Carter are stationed in Iraq. Treyden Osmanson, 7 months, is living with Linda Osmanson while his folks, Colin and Crystal are in Kuwait.
Reporter Betsy Cohen highlights the Territory section with the Nkwusm Salish Language School in Arlee. The school is an immersion language program to teach tribal children the speech of their ancestors. It's estimated that fewer than 70 people still speak Salish with authority. The school is trying to connect some of those fluent speakers with children who can keep the heritage alive.
Reporter Joe Nickell looks into the efforts of Jesse Poppick and his AdOperations Interactive company. The two-man operation has developed a national clientele taking orders for Web site banner ads and making sure they are fulfilled for sites such as Salon.com and Forbes.com. And it happens out of a basement in MissoulaÃ s Rattlesnake neighborhood. See the full story in the Missoulian's Business section.