About

Clay ScottThe idea behind Mountain West Voices is simple. The interior West of the United States and Canada is a complex region rich in history and culture. It is also rich in compelling human stories, which are a key to understanding our region’s past, present and future. It is our aim to find those stories, and tell them through the voices of ordinary people living their lives in this extraordinary place.

Mountain West Voices is very fortunate to have as a partner the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, a regional studies and public education program of the University of Montana in Missoula. Additional support for the program comes from The Greater Montana Foundation.

Clay Scott is the creator and producer of Mountain West Voices. He has worked in print, radio and television, in the U.S. and abroad. He has covered wars and conflicts in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus; and environmental and cultural issues in the U.S. Clay lives in Helena, Montana.

The theme music for Mountain West Voices was composed and performed by Montana cornet player Mark Hutchinson, and used with his permission.

Many of the photographs for this series have been contributed by Kenton Rowe, Tom Ferris and John Lambing.

Sponsored by the University of Montana and the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West.