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When the Rubber Hits the Ice

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

As autumn’s crisp morning air sets in and stirs the blood while you furiously pedal to warm up, the thought enters one’s head that this is one of the most exhilarating times of year to be on a bike. The colors stimulate the eye as well as…

Recycling and Sustainability 101

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

I am often asked what to do about various items, if they are recyclable? Well yes and no. The market is constantly changing, but currently the following items are recyclable because there are end markets for them: Plastic: 1-7, clean and free…

Donate Local

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Becky Franks & Charney Gonnerman We live in a community. The people here are your family members, your friends, your co-workers, teachers of your children and your neighbors. They care for you as much as you care for them. They share your…

An Affair

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Kate Beck, LCPC So your husband has cheated on you (or your wife, boyfriend, girlfriend). And it’s been going on for several months (or longer). You had no idea. It’s a shock. You feel betrayed. You hate him. You feel like a fool. You…

Top 3 Most Haunted Spots in the Gallatin Valley

by Kathleen Johns  |  Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Kathleen Johns It is estimated that over one-third of the American population believes in Ghosts. And of that one-third, over fifty percent of them have educations above 12th grade. Every culture has a version of ghosts and ghosts can be seen…

Krista Morey

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Krista Morey moved from Central Michigan to Bozeman in 1995 to attend MSU. After graduating in 1999 with a BFA in Painting, she decided to stay in Bozeman, which she now regards as her home. In 2004, she came up with an idea to make purses…

Oasis of Life Found on Floor of Yellowstone Lake

Mon. Sep. 27th, 2010

Montana State University researchers have discovered a rare oasis of life in the midst of hundreds of geothermal vents at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. A colony of moss, worms and various forms of shrimp flourishes in an area where the…

Grand Theft Bicycle

Wed. Sep. 8th, 2010

Bozeman, Montana. Small town, friendly people, very little crime and an abundance of generosity. Who would ever think their possessions would be in danger of getting stolen? After all, can’t a person still be hung for horse theft in…

Henry T.P. Comstock

Wed. Sep. 8th, 2010

Mike Comstock For those that payed attention in US History in high school, one might remember the story of the Comstock Lode silver mines in Nevada. The Lode was located in the towns of Virginia City and Nevada City, about a dozen miles east…

Taking Time: Opening up about Cancer

Wed. Sep. 8th, 2010

Cancer is hard. Coping and dealing with cancer all alone is beyond hard. Although talking about it may not be easy at first, most people find that sharing their thoughts and feelings helps them deal with their cancer. Keep these thoughts in…

Food For Thought

Wed. Sep. 8th, 2010

Tanda Cook This delightful specialty deli, located at 270 West Kagy, is a place you won’t want to miss, whether you’re a local or just here passing through. Local owner and Registered Dietitian, Emily Ryan, has built Food For…

Laugh and The World Laughs With You

Wed. Sep. 8th, 2010

Robert Worobec OK, let’s start with a joke: What did the Zen Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? Make me one with everything. Cymbal crash, badda-bing, badda-boom! If you’ve ever suffered through watching a comedy video that all of your…

Kathy Burk

Fri. Sep. 3rd, 2010

Kathy Burk first explored the fine arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she grew up with her father, an electrical engineer, and her mother, an acrylic and quilting artist. She attended University of Utah, Arizona State University, and…

What Exactly is Sustainable Growth?

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

Bill Stoddart Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.  ~Goethe There is a bit of a paradox in thinking endless growth can be sustainable. After all, the idea of something growing forever suggests it will…

A funny thing happened on the way to the grocery store…

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

Rachel Weaver I discovered that my food wasnʼt up to the standards I thought it was. Much of it was treated with pesticides. Most of it was treated with herbicides. Some of it even came from China, where use of chemicals is not overly…

Tenants Rights: You Can Have a Voice

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

Susan Floerchinger, Tenant Advocate It is beyond me how the owner’s of a certain tax-credit, federally subsidized, Multifamily Elderly/Disabled apartment building continues to escape punishment for allowing their building here in Bozeman to…

Home Improvement Credits & Rebates

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

Tim Ford Even though the homebuyer tax credit has expired, there are still a lot of great tax credits and rebates available for home improvement projects. For someone that has considered increasing the efficiency of their home, this is a…

We Strip! Blasting Technologies

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

We Strip! Have you seen those two words on trucks, cars, hoodies, license plates and t-shirts? I just had to find out who is stripping! It’s Blasting Technologies, Inc. located at 8264 Huffine Lane, Bozeman, MT. I asked a guy getting out of…

A Night at The Mint

Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010

Tanda Cook Don’t be fooled by its dark tinted windows, this wonderfully bright lit restaurant is located at 27 East Main Street in downtown Belgrade. The Mint opened in 1904, and has been locally owned and operated for over a hundred years.…