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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…

New Years Real Estate Resolutions

by Tim Ford  |  Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

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…

December Cover Artist: Jacob Raab

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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,…

What's Your Beef? The Housing-Anxiety Blues

Seth Ward  |  Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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…

Fermentana Beer Maven

by Angie Ripple  |  Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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…

9 Months of Winter

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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…

Meeting the Mountains Meeting Myself

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

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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…

Campfire Stories Living Intestines

Grant Soukop  |  Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

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.…