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10 Things Well Learned

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Taking risks and trying new things are how we learn. We will never get our limit of knowledge in our lifetime. The best lessons are learned through trial and error. Big mistakes mean big opportunities to grow. To become a successful…

The Tween Season

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

by Jerry Schuster, photos by Zach Hoffman

Seems to be that time of year again in Bozeman. Outdoor winter sports and events are pretty well finished, and it’s much too early to get out for the area’s summer activities.What is one to do? You can’t go downhill or cross…

Let’s Help Save Gallatin Valley’s Open Lands Vote June 5

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

My wife and I moved to Bozeman in 1974. We were expecting our first child as we criss-crossed the U.S. looking for a place to call home, raise our growing family and start our business. Access to the great outdoors and quality of life were…

Winter Fly Fish Wish

Sun. Apr. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Fishing is a year around sport. Each season presents different challenges and techniques, but the opportunity to enjoy the sport is always available. No matter how cold it is, fish have to eat. They may move less and feed on more marginal…

Short Rods...and Small Holes

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Montana Grant

Winter winds excite fishermen to do some hard water fishing. Frozen lakes become a perfect platform for angling fun. A safely frozen lake becomes a poor man’s yacht. Every corner of the watershed is accessible for some fishing fun.The…

Plan Your Next Adventure to a Montana State Park

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Sick of camping in a tent? Then try these unique, reservable, lodging options at State Parks across Montana.Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park has four cabins that are available for rent all year. They are a great option to use as a…

Hot Springs plus Music equals Paradise

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

by Pat Hill

Listening to live music and relaxing in natural hot springs may be counted among the finer things in life, and if you are lucky enough to be able to combine the two, the result can be paradise. Three such places can be found within 50 miles…

March Cover Artist: Lonnie Ball

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

​Once upon a time long ago, at a ski area nearby…. uhumm... Native Montanan Lonnie Ball first skied six decades ago, a camera has skied with him for nearly five of those decades.“I have always considered my style of photography…

Recreation Events

The Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

Sat. Oct. 6 10am-4pm

Bozeman Fairgrounds 901 N Black ave, Bozeman

Over 75 booths filled with Farmhouse, Vintage, Rusty Junk, Rustic Wares and Handmade! Local people and local businesses! Come style your home with us!

Swing Dance

Every Day until Aug. 25, 7-10pm; Every Day until Sep. 1, 7-10pm; Every Day until Sep. 15, 7-10pm; Every Day from Oct. 20 to Oct. 20, 7-10pm; Every Day from Nov. 3 to Nov. 3, 7-10pm; Every Day from Nov. 17 to Nov. 17, 7-10pm;

Romney Gym MSU Campus, Bozeman

Free vintage swing dance lesson 7-8pm, DJ'd music 8-10pm. No partner or prior experience required. Everyone is welcome, including non-students!

Books & Babies on Saturday

Every Saturday, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Enjoy rhymes, songs, and play in a relaxed setting.

Kids Chess Club

Every Saturday, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Sharpen your skills or learn a new one!

U-Pick Flowers at Strike Farms!

Every Wednesday until Sep. 26;

Strike Farms 67 Rocky Road, Bozeman

Come on out and pick your own flower bouquet! The U-Pick flower beds are open to the public Wednesdays from 3-6 pm until first frost. See you soon!

Minecraft Meetup

Every Wednesday, 3:45-5pm;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Play Minecraft with other kids - bring your own device, or use one of ours!

Regional Campgrounds

Moose Creek Flat Campground

9 miles N of Big Sky on US 191

Moose Creek Flat Campground is located in the Gallatin Canyon, 32 miles south of Bozeman on US Highway 191.

Mallard’s Rest Campground

4 miles S of Livingston on US 89, 6 miles E on Pine Creek Rd

Mallard's Rest has 13 designated tent and trailer campsites, latrines, and a boat ramp. Fishing and boating may be enjoyed here.

Battle Ridge Campground

22 miles NE of Bozeman on MT 86

A campground in the Bridger Mountains area on the Bozeman district.

Montana Ski Resorts

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Conner

Offers affordable family skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Located at the top of Lost Trail Pass, at the head of Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

MT Smokehouse

50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky

A walk-up shack with picnic tables for outside eating that serves Montana-made Burgers, Chicken sandwiches, pulled pork and BBQ brisket and kid friendly foods. Open during ski season.

Great Divide Ski Area

7385 Belmont Drive, Marysville

Montana's Sunniest Ski Area. Home to Montana's largest terrain parks with more events, parties and fun times.