April Cover Artist: Linda Kelly

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Linda Kelly has been exploring Montana’s wilderness for over 25 years and still today is an avid hiker and horsewoman. She has had a lifetime career as a graphic designer and wildlife photographer.“I’m passionate about…

What's Your Beef? What Does Friendly Even Mean?

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

It happened again the other day.I was a few miles into a leisurely afternoon run when I heard a man shouting, “Don’t worry. He’s friendly!”There are few words less reassuring to a runner.A moment later, the dog was…

Homemade Tortillas and Hot Queso at Taco Montes

Maggie Hudlow  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Taco Montes is one of my favorite places to grab lunch in Bozeman. Dreamy handmade flour tortillas—lightly blackened—make the perfect vessel for big flavor tacos. I hate to be a stereotype—by ordering my first Taco Montes…

Dead Sky: Navigating The Golden Road

Greg Louzan  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Born out of a common love for Grateful Dead music, Bozeman’s own Dead Sky has been responsible for rampant bone shaking and face thievery in the Gallatin Valley over the last two years. The band is made up of some of Montana’s…

Life on the Streets: Polaroid Stories

Kevin Brustuen  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Polaroid Stories, a play about homeless youth living on inner-city streets, tells the story of young people searching for self-identity in the face of powerlessness. Ovid’s Metamorphosesis is…

Bringing Sexual Health In Focus

A Conversation with Anna Couch, Bailey Mihalovich and Katie Meyer

Mia Snyder  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Anna Couch, Bailey Mihalovich and Katie Meyer are three Montana State University students who have taken a special interest in sexual health as a public health issue. I recently spoke with them about their opportunity to present their story…

Love For Local Business in the time of COVID-19

Seth Ward  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

As I sit down to write, the local economy and social landscape is changing quickly and dramatically. Life will have changed more by the time this gets to print. The disruptions are impossible to ignore, and causing us all some anxiety, to say…

Gallatin Valley Pioneer: Jerome Waterman

Chris Marie Forest  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Jerome Byron Waterman, my great-great-uncle, led a very full, prosperous and somewhat tragic life in his short 48 years. He was born during the American Civil War on December 17, 1862 in Saginaw, Michigan to Christopher and Catherine Boyle…

Why Owning House Plants is Easy

Jamie Calloway  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

You have probably heard “I do not have a green thumb” from a close friend or relative at some point in your life. Who knows, you may have said this yourself. Well, I am here to tell you that anyone can have a “green…

Earth Day Around The House

by Tim Ford  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Since April is the month of Earth Day, it’s also a great time of year to start planning some home improvement projects for the spring and summer. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by trying to make your home more energy…

Top 10 Spring Hikes in Bozeman

Kate Springer  |  Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Spring hiking in Bozeman can be a bit tricky. Many forest service roads are closed this time of year which makes accessing some of Bozeman’s most popular hikes a bit more difficult. So, when it comes to spring hiking in Bozeman…