Steve Kirchhoff

Steve Kirchhoff, 59, is an instructor in MSU’s English and Political Science departments and has been a teacher for 31 years. He lives in Bozeman, his hometown, with his wife Colette.

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What's Your Beef?: What Will We Think of Next?

Steve Kirchhoff

We might have come to a social and cultural limit on our mode of thinking and problem-solving. Or, better put, maybe our guiding principles have abandoned us or have lost their utility when applied to our most pressing problems.Currently, our city…

What's Your Beef? Reckoning With Change

Steve Kirchhoff

Joey Morrison’s triumphant run for mayor of Bozeman was an historic event for Bozeman. At age 28, his victory makes him one of the youngest persons ever to be seated as deputy mayor. And his no-frills, working-class background also sets him…

Where Were You During the Stampede?

Steve Kirchhoff

As everyone knows, Bozeman and other hot, fast-growing towns in Montana lack affordable housing. The shortage of affordable housing is the product of the actions of four classes of people who, prior to the pandemic, had less influence over…

What's Your Beef? Have You Seen Citizen Greg?

Steve Kirchhoff

The first time I ever came across Greg Gianforte was the Monday afternoon of January 5th , 1998. I have no illusion that he remembers me, for we never made eye contact, never exchanged names or a handshake.We were in the same place at the same time…

What's Your Beef? Invaders In The Market

Steve Kirchhoff

It might be as important to know “who” as it is to know “how much.”For the past several years, the Bozeman City Commission has struggled mightily to solve the problem of housing unaffordability. Credit is due to them for…

Current Leaders Must Care

Steve Kirchhoff

We need to understand as much as we can about life. It is not enough to know what something is or how much of it there is. We also need to know the why and wherefore of things. Citizens of Bozeman, particularly in this period of rapid population…

Some Things No One Knows

Steve Kirchhoff

Some Things No One Knows No one knows why nobody works and yet everyone is busy.No one wants more density; no one wants more sprawl.No one knows how janitors and mail carriers survive.No one lives in new buildings bustling with humans. No…