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January Cover Artist: Dawn Gerety

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

Homeless Students and Available Resources

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

MoBowls

by Angie Ripple  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

The Warbag!

Montana Grant  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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.…

Blazing the National Trails System

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

Top 10 Montana Outdoor Resolutions for 2019

Montana Grant  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

We all make New Year’s Resolutions. Some are easier to keep than others. Usually, the diet resolution only lasts for a few short weeks. Our annual gym memberships last about three visits. After a month, we forget what our resolutions…

A More Congenial Spot: Camelot

Kevin Brustuen  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

“Don’t let it be forgot That once upon a spot,For one brief, shining moment That was known as Camelot.” These immortal words, penned by Alan Lerner and Moss Hart for the Broadway performance of the musical…

Orgone at the Filling Station Jan 31

by Eric Kofer  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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,…

Reel Big Fish

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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,…

The Lasting Legacies of Walter Cooper

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

by Cindy Shearer  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

Shannon Griffin: Building a Life Out of Snow

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

Need a New Year’s Resolution for your Business?

How about Organizing the Bookkeeping?

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…