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Bringing Bozeman Back To The Valley Of The Flowers

by Angie Ripple  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

April is Keep America Beautiful Month, and one local mother, now grandmother, is working very hard to make Bozeman and America a more beautiful place with The Valley of the Flowers Project. The project grew out of Wren Kilian’s deep…

I didn’t move here 20 years ago to live in a big city

Seth Ward  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

We’re sitting on plastic stacking chairs in that little meeting room at the library when someone says it. A familiar refrain in these neighborhood meetings and public comment sessions where we occasionally cross paths. Not enough where…

The Writer’s Town

by Jerry Schuster  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

Let’s start with a simple premise; just about everyone in Bozeman writes articles or books. This account is limited to just book writers. Because, it is a lot easier to poke fun at others when I am not included in the group.The question…

Lewis and Clark Caverns Montana’s First State Park

From Private Tourism to National Monument to State Park

by Cindy Shearer  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

We know that Native Americans did know of the caverns hundreds of years ago, as the stories of the steaming mountain are mentioned in their oral histories. Although the caverns are now named for Lewis and Clark, we also know that Lewis…

Do you know your HRDC?

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

What does it mean to create and maintain a sustainable community? According to Local Initiative Support Community, or LISC, “Sustainable communities are places that offer the resources and environment all residents need in order to…

Taco Montes

Cassi Miller  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

Personality and charm. Bozeman has it in spades. Each neighborhood you cruise through and each street you walk down possesses its own sense of place. The Willson Avenue area is steeped in history and gorgeous, old architecture. The North…

Energy Efficiency at Home

by Tim Ford  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day, and with spring weather approaching, it’s a great time to try to improve a home’s energy efficiency. This not only helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it also helps to reduce…

The Olympic Equation: Nordic Sprinter Jennie Bender

by Kris Drummond  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

When Jennie Bender was thirteen years old, sitting in her Vermont home journaling about “making the Olympics in either running or skiing,” the often-harsh reality of an athletic career was probably a distant and uninteresting…

Fitness vs Over Training

by Phil Cameron  |  Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

Your body isn’t getting any younger. That’s a good thing because if you weren’t getting any older you would have big problems. However nature and gravity are working to pull you back into the ground so you can push up the…

Confessions of an Eco-Mom

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

I am an eco-warrior. It is my mission in life to teach people how to reduce their impacts on the planet and work toward leaving a better world for my daughter, your kids and our grandkids. The truth is, I am also a hypocrite. An educated,…