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January Cover Artist: Dawn Gerety

Monday Dec. 31

Dawn Gerety was born in Sydney, Australia and raised across the globe in Girdwood, Alaska. From sculpture to pottery, wood working to jewelry making, and painting to fused glass, she’s been creating art for as long as she can…

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New Years Real Estate Resolutions

by Tim Ford  |  Monday Dec. 31

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 was a great year for you and that 2019 will be even better. The Gallatin Valley is a busy place these days. January is a great time to start making goals for the New Year, especially those goals relating to…

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Need a New Year’s Resolution for your Business?

How about Organizing the Bookkeeping?

Monday Dec. 31

With the new year upon us, a resolution to be more organized frequently is among the most common ways people seek improvement. However, for business managers, “tidying up the books” usually is not the first thing that comes to…

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Shannon Griffin: Building a Life Out of Snow

Monday Dec. 31

When she was a kid, Bridger Bowl Snow Sports Director Shannon Griffin didn’t really like skiing—in fact, she hated it. Struggling with depression throughout her teenage years, Shannon was constantly afraid of failure, which made…

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The Lasting Legacies of Walter Cooper

Prospector, Freighter, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Public Leader, Empire Builder

by Cindy Shearer  |  Monday Dec. 31

Walter Cooper was born Independence Day, 1843, in Sterling, New York, the third of six sons to Andrew and Sarah Cooper. By 1845 they had moved to Shiawassee County, Michigan, where tragedy struck the family in 1851 when a boat carrying Andrew…

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Reel Big Fish

Monday Dec. 31

Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor,…

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Orgone at the Filling Station Jan 31

by Eric Kofer  |  Monday Dec. 31

Now and always, Orgone delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor. It all started with two kids from the San Fernando Valley,…

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Blazing the National Trails System

Monday Dec. 31

On October 2, 2018, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. With the passage of the National Trails System Act in 1968, America was given a gift – the creation and protection of some of America’s…

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The Warbag!

Montana Grant  |  Monday Dec. 31

Plains Indians used to carry a small pouch of “possibles” that would help them survive their enemies and challenges. This pouch was known as a “Warbag” and contained various war-medicine articles and survival aids.…

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MoBowls

by Angie Ripple  |  Monday Dec. 31

Comfort food is that food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value for you; maybe your favorite has high calories, high carbs, or simple preparation. In the case of mac & cheese, it’s all three, and if mac & cheese is your…

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Homeless Students and Available Resources

Monday Dec. 31

There are forty two homeless students in Bozeman High School, one hundred and nine in the District. Anna Edwards, the Family-School Services Coordinator for the Bozeman School District works on several different programs including the…

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December Cover Artist: Jacob Raab

Saturday Dec. 1

Jacob Raab is a freelance photographer and musician who has spent the last two-plus years living out of a Toyota Camry, driving back and forth across the USA and Canada in search of alpine playgrounds. He has been climbing for over a decade,…

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Fermentana Beer Maven

by Angie Ripple  |  Saturday Dec. 1

Fermentana is excited to kick off the second round of Beer Maven in 2019. As Montana’s first-ever, female-only beer event series celebrating women and beer, Beer Maven offers women the opportunity to expand and develop their beer…

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What's Your Beef? The Housing-Anxiety Blues

Seth Ward  |  Saturday Dec. 1

It’s 5:13AM on a Tuesday and I really should be sleeping. Yesterday the Gallatin Association of Realtors reported that Bozeman home prices rose an eye-watering twenty percent in just the last year. Half of homes now sell for over…

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9 Months of Winter

Saturday Dec. 1

The menacing groan of steel against asphalt stirs me from my slumber. The noise is familiar and reliable, but always wakes me with the same thought...I wonder how much snow we got? It’s 6 a.m., the precise time the dedicated…

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Meeting the Mountains Meeting Myself

How One Moment Of Online Bravery Changed My Life In The Real World

Saturday Dec. 1

I shuffled my feet in the snow, watching the small glow of a headlamp move up a wall of ice, illuminating a few round feet at a time in the quiet dark of Hyalite Canyon. I’d never ice climbed before. My sum lifetime experiences…

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Campfire Stories Living Intestines

Grant Soukop  |  Saturday Dec. 1

Campfire stories can be great fun. Here are some tips and tricks to help you spin a great yarn at your next campfire. It is okay to think out of the box, but you do need to use themes that are a unique to get the listeners’ attention.…

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