Bozeman has a Cell Phone Ban: What’s up with that ?

Sat. Dec. 31st, 2011

On November 28th, the Bozeman City Commission decided to ban the use of hand-held electronic devices by drivers of motor vehicles. Mayor Jeff Krauss was the only opposing vote to the measure. The passage of the law means that starting January…

Winter Art Classes @ the Emerson

Mon. Dec. 26th, 2011

The Emerson welcomes the community to participate in our large selection of winter art classes for all ages. Scholarships are available for all children’s classes. A full description of these classes and class registration is on-line:…

The Gift Worth Giving – a dream wedding to be gifted

Thu. Dec. 22nd, 2011

Local wedding vendors announce second annual The Gift Worth Giving – a dream wedding to be gifted to one deserving Montana couple. Bozeman, Mont., Nov. 11, 2011 -Three local wedding professionals are once again gifting a dream wedding…

Bozeman Creek Enhancement Project Update

Thu. Dec. 22nd, 2011

One of the first projects the Bozeman Creek Enhancement Committee has taken on is to improve the ecology and recreational value of Bozeman Creek through Bogert Park. This site was chosen due to strong community support, public land ownership,…

New Signage in Bozeman’s Historic Districts

Wed. Dec. 14th, 2011

The Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board is pleased to announce the installation of signs identifying each of Bozeman’s National Register of Historic Places Historic Districts. Measuring 16 inches wide by 16 inches in height, the…

Obama names MSU graduate head of new White House initiative

Mon. Dec. 12th, 2011

President Obama has named a Montana State University graduate head of the newly created White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, the White House announced earlier this month. William Mendoza, who earned a…

Hudson Smith Hikes for ROC Wheels

Mon. Dec. 12th, 2011

Hudson Smith, a fourth grade student at Heritage Christian School, hiked over 57 miles to raise money toward the therapeutic, pediatric wheelchairs that Reach Out and Care Wheels distributes and fits to disabled children in developing…

Lunch with Two Full Time Musicians

Thu. Dec. 8th, 2011

On a cold November afternoon, I met local super pickers John Lowell and Tom Murphy at the Bozeman Co-Op for lunch. We covered a wide range of topics, on and off the subject of their upcoming shows at Norris Hot Springs. There was a lot of…

Bozeman’s new Safeway: Leader in Sustainability

Sun. Dec. 4th, 2011

On December 2, 2011, Safeway Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) certifiable replacement store located at 1735 W. Main Street in downtown Bozeman. The new Bozeman Safeway is a ground-up…

The Alternative Wellness Epicurean: Hill Botanical

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

The Alternative Wellness Epicurean: Potions and Lotions and Herbs, Oh My! Ok, I’ll admit it; I’m skeptical about herbs. They kind of make me nervous. They look weird and they sometimes smell weird. I’m not really sure how to buy them or…

Credit Card Fees: New Laws Protect Merchants and Consumers

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

Ever since credit cards first appeared on the scene back in the early 1960’s what merchants are legally allowed to charge, and what they are not allowed, has constantly changed. On May 22, 2009, President Obama signed the Credit Card Act of…

All Businesses Have to Start Somewhere

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

You’d be surprised where some of the largest companies in the world started their businesses. Companies including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard bootstrapped and started out of their homes. So have many of the successful companies based in…

New ReFi Options for Underwater Borrowers

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

For underwater borrowers, or those homeowners that owe more than their home is worth, there was some potentially good news lately. What is being called HARP 2.0, or the Home Affordable Refinance Program, is a set of changes that is being made…

We Are Still Ready for Some Football

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

Jack Thorsen – 10 Year Old Sports Blogger As everyone knows the #7 Bobcats lost to the Grizzlies 36-10. Thats not good. That makes them 7-1 in the Big Sky and 9-2 overall – the same with Montana. Was the cold a factor? It was only…

Remnants of Montana’s Historic Transportation System

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2011

With holiday travel upon us, it is interesting to consider how previous Montanans traveled throughout the state, region and nation to visit loved ones during this season of unpredictable weather. For those of us who drive to our destinations,…