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Recreation

Pacific Crest Trail

Give me a hug man!” I said to my friend Tommy, teary eyed as we reached Monument 78, the northern terminus and finish line for a northbound Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker. Approaching the terminus my friend Kayla was right in front of me…

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The Winter Sports Special

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…

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Off the Grid: Homestake Lodge

I’ve driven over Homestake Pass on I-90 countless times and never realized there was a place tucked away only 3 miles off the interstate called Homestake Lodge, a summer and winter destination for weddings, reunions, and cross-country…

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Skijoring Hits Bozeman

Gallatin County Regional Park saw action January 23, 24 that had yet to shake things up in Bozeman! On Saturday and Sunday, skier and riders competed in the first ever Duckworth Montana Classic Skijoring Race. This was the first such…

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Artist Bio

February Cover Artist: George Kalantzes

Montana is a big beautiful place that when fully experienced instills different images and impressions in our minds. This small collection of images is a representation of what I imagine when I’m not at home in Bozeman, Montana. It…

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Dining

Mint Cafe-Bar

A Tradition Returns

I love food. The passion people have for it, the connections and love it fosters between chefs and diners, the act of sharing a meal with friends and family—it all creates a one-of-a-kind experience. I also live in Belgrade. As much…

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Living Local

Dharma Is a Funny Word

In a culture accustomed to the great monotheistic traditions, we generally expect our places of worship to reflect the magnificence and power written into the creation story. Stained glass, ornate carvings, bell towers, brick and mortar.…

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Most Romantic of Valentines Days to You

Ahhhh, February. Love is in the air and the pressure is on. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Some people are looking for that special someone while others are just looking for a special way to express their feelings. Finding…

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Economy

Why The Free Market And Capitalism Work

Nobel prize winning economist, Milton Friedman (1912-2006) said, “So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold…

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Music

Remembering the Man Who Fell to Earth

The first time I ever saw that lithe, pale alien I was seven years old, gawking at my grandparents’ old trailer television as it blared scenes from Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. I was simultaneously horrified and completely transfixed…

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration Feb 6

Saturday, February 6th At the Eagle’s Lodge ballroom. Doors at 9 pm, music at 10 pm. 21+. Tickets in advance: $20. At the door: they are $25. The Congos:The Congos are a reggae vocal group from Jamaica which formed as the duo…

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Kids
Real Estate

Real Estate Year End Report 2015

Wow! What a year! 2015 saw huge increases in sales volume and pricing across the valley. This past year, over 1,000 single family homes sold in a 12-month period in the Bozeman area; 1022 actually. This is up from the 905 single family homes…

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Art

The Art of One Man: Tad Bradley

It was a typical day of work at the youth group home. I was busy running from room to room trying to wrangle half-a-dozen teenagers and get dinner on the table. While I was in the midst of all the usual chaos, I scurried into the back office…

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Letter From the Editor

Most Romantic of Valentines Days to You

Ahhhh, February. Love is in the air and the pressure is on. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Some people are looking for that special someone while others are just looking for a special way to express their feelings. Finding…

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Historic Bozeman

History of Gallatin County Jails Revealed

Bozeman was not the original county seat for Gallatin County. In 1865, the first Montana Territorial Legislature established counties and designated Gallatin City, located near modern-day Three Forks, as the county seat. Gallatin City held…

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Regional Writings
What's Your Beef?

OBAMA Takes Executive Action Regarding Guns

Last month President Obama took executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States, and the reviews have been expectedly mixed. The President has not called for any new laws, issuing executive actions rather than executive…

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