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Jerry Schuster


Jerry Schuster is a "semi-retired" attorney who moved from Wolf Point to Bozeman in 2013. I enjoy reading good books, writing for work and fun, and "things Bozeman".

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Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

What's Your Beef: The Christmas Gift ~ Bozeman Style ~

by Jerry Schuster

Have you been thinking about your Christmas gift ideas for family and friends? Okay, it’s a dumb question, of course you have. Just checking to see if your mind is alert.Here are some gift ideas for you, the good and faithful readers of…

Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

What's Your Beef: To Stroll Or Not To Stroll?

by Jerry Schuster

A few days ago, I had the strangest dream. In this dream, Theresa and I were walking hand in hand while strolling along with an enormous crowd enjoying Bozeman’s “greatest holiday tradition”…the annual Christmas…

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

The Winter Storage Blues

by Jerry Schuster

Coming down Hyalite Canyon Road from a fun day of hiking around the reservoir in late afternoon, Theresa and I noticed something quite interesting about the vehicles returning to Bozeman after their occupants’ day of fun in the sun. You…

Wed. Aug. 2nd, 2017

The Great Question of How We Think About Tourists

by Jerry Schuster

They’ve been here a couple of months already. You know who I am talking about; don’t be so coy. Okay, its tourists.    According to my Funk and Wagnalls, a tourist is a person traveling or visiting a place for…

Sat. Jul. 1st, 2017

Hidden Treasures, For Sure

by Jerry Schuster

It’s that time of year. Time to put away the skis and snow shoes and get out the summer gear. Oh yea, time to think of all those fun summer activities, events and places to explore, like floating the Madison, hiking Blackmore and…

Mon. May. 1st, 2017

Here’s The Beef

by Jerry Schuster

Stop your negative thinking. You’ve read the title and are thinking that this is probably another one of those common food, recipe or dining articles. You are all set to turn the page to read something more interesting and entertaining…

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

The Writer’s Town

by Jerry Schuster

Let’s start with a simple premise; just about everyone in Bozeman writes articles or books. This account is limited to just book writers. Because, it is a lot easier to poke fun at others when I am not included in the group.The question…

Wed. Mar. 1st, 2017

What's Your Beef? The Golden Palaces

by Jerry Schuster

Well, it is here folks; we have our first look at the plans for spending $144 million (probably more) for two Bozeman high schools. Just to give you some perspective, I will take you to “old town” (which is Wolf Point in…

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Old Town/New Town: The House Sale

by Jerry Schuster

Quick flashback, since it has been awhile. My wife Theresa and I moved from Wolf Point to Bozeman in 2013 for retirement or something like that; just don’t recall now. It didn’t take long for us to start to notice some very…

Tue. Nov. 1st, 2016

What's Your Beef? Park It, Or Leave It

by Jerry Schuster

To get right to the point—the BIG issue for Bozemanites is not jobs, the economy, drought, the weather, dogs or taxes—no, it is where to park when downtown. Whether it’s for shopping at unique stores, enjoying some fabulous…

Mon. Aug. 1st, 2016

Affordable Housing Thinking Far Outside The Box

by Jerry Schuster

Other than the high profile high school issue, the most persistent topic here is lack of affordable housing. I will propose a reasonable and workable solution which will actually resolve both of these matters quite nicely.First, to define the…

Fri. Jul. 1st, 2016


by Jerry Schuster

The reason this article is untitled is that if you knew the topic at a glance you probably wouldn’t read it. Why? Well, there are approximately 749 books, publications, articles and other resources available locally on the subject. So,…

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

The Construction Zone Blues

by Jerry Schuster

Be alert! Be aware! Drivers, it is time to get prepared for another road construction season. Do not be afraid. I am going to give you some succinct basics so that you understand what is happening here. Study this article and carry it with…

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

The Ultimate Montana Vacation Planner

by Jerry Schuster

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time to plan your summer vacation in beautiful Montana. For the benefit of all the locals and friendly visitors trying to find some fresh air, here are some considerations when pondering where…

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2016

The Little Red Car Phenomenon

by Jerry Schuster

Even if your attention span is very short, which it probably is, you have to read about this unusual Bozeman phenomenon. It will give you tremendous insight into the deepest of human foibles. Now, don’t skip to the denouement just to…

Mon. Feb. 1st, 2016

The Winter Sports Special

by Jerry Schuster

So many of you have been contacting me to continue the stories about old town/new town, I just can’t stand all the fuss and am ready to break. Just kidding, but hey, at least you have read this far. Since it is now winter, we have time…

Tue. Dec. 1st, 2015

Sent to Atlanta

by Jerry Schuster

You should understand the background story first, or else the remaining part won’t make any sense. It probably won’t make sense even if you know the background, but that’s your problem, not mine.It is very important that you…

Mon. Aug. 31st, 2015

The Rules Committee

by Jerry Schuster

One thing I’ve noticed about new town, aka Bozeman; sure are a lot of rules around here! Problem is, not everyone has to follow them. Let me explain.First, a bit of background. During my forty plus years of law practice in old town, aka…

Wed. Jul. 1st, 2015

Old Town/New Town: Fitn’ In

Jerry Schuster

Okay Bozeman. Here is the one you have been anticipating and you finally get it, so read on and enjoy.We’ve been discussing all the differences that my wife Theresa and I noticed after moving from Wolf Point in northeastern Montana to…