Mike Towne joined the MTN Sports team as a freelance writer and columnist in August of 2016. After almost 32 years as a sports writer for the Great Falls Tribune, Towne is enjoying what he calls a semi-retirement.
Towne covered prep sports, as well as baseball and a few other sports during the summer months. He wrote “Prep Notebook” - a weekly column - for most of his time at the Tribune.
Towne wrote sports stories for the student newspaper and yearbook at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. He also worked for three years in the sports information office. Following graduation in 1976, he served as sports editor at the Gunnison Country Times for 4 1/2 years. He joined the Tribune in November of 1980.
A 1972 graduate of Arvada (Colo.) High School, Towne enjoys golf, biking, walking and reading. He officiates prep football during the fall.