Tales of a Traveling Librarian Angler

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

by James Thull

It was a warm sunny day, humid for Montana, but mild for Uganda; I was standing on the bank of the White Nile River fishing for Nile Perch (and anything else that was interested in buying what I was selling), and I was about to be lunch for a…

Shroomin': Montana’s Most Edible Mushrooms

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

by Pat Hill

Springtime in Southwest Montana, especially the first few really warm days, gets me wanting to hunt down and consume wild mushrooms. A few of my favorites make their appearance this time of year. Usually the first mushrooms I am able to…

Don’t Be Fooled by the Silence

A rebuttal to Gallatin Wilderness: Don’t be Fooled by the Noise by Clint Nagel in the April 2019 issue of Bozeman Magazine

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

We all live here, many of us for the same reasons. We love the mountains and the lifestyle we enjoy within them. That much we have in common. However, these enjoyments can also divide us. Just as some drive pick-ups, others drive hatchbacks,…

Top 15 Bozeman Summer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

Kate Springer

Summer is, in our opinion, the best time of the year in Bozeman. There are so many community events going on like outdoor concerts, farmers markets, festivals and car shows. The only hard part is trying to do them all! Here are the summer…

The Dogs of Bozeman

Four Legs, Two Ears, and an Adventure

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

Natalie Waddington

Some come in black; some come in white. Some are covered in brown or gray fur. Some have a mix. Some have long, thick coats; some have wirey, thin fur. Some have long tails, while some have short stubs, or no tails at all. Nevertheless, they…

Use It Or Lose It: Time to Grill Your Wild Game

Wed. May. 1st, 2019

Montana Grant

With hunting season over and Spring just around the corner, it is time to use up what’s in your freezer. Not only can you enjoy some good eats, you can make room in your freezer for this Summer’s bounty! If you don’t use the…

Gallatin Wilderness: Don’t be Fooled by the Noise

Mon. Apr. 1st, 2019

The Custer Gallatin National Forest has just released its draft environmental impact statement concerning the revised forest plan. There has been much in the paper recently about the best way forward. Everyone seems to have an opinion as if…

Snow Slider!

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

Montana Grant

Shoveling snow is hard work! Having the right tool will make this chore quicker and easier.  You might be thinking that a powerful snowblower or wide shovel is best, but with a little handy work, you can make an even more efficient…

Top 10 Bozeman Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

by Angie Ripple

March is Spring Break for Bozeman’s elementary, middle, high school and MSU students [March 16-24]. If you are staying home this spring break and are looking for some fun stuff to do around town, here is a quick list of staycation ideas…

The  Sensual  Fish

Montana State University Library’s Annual Trout and Salmonid Lecture 

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

by James Thull

It’s almost spring again and that means anglers are getting ready to get their lines in some of the pristine trout fishing waters around Bozeman. It also means it is time again for the MSU Trout and Salmonid Lecture. Our lecturer this…

Recreation Events

Mountain Yarns

Thu. Feb. 6 7:30-9pm

The Mountain Project 507 Bond Street, Bozeman

A community story telling series dedicated to sharing adventures and experiences in the outdoors. 3 speakers per night. All proceeds donated to local non-profits.

Wildrye Acoustic Wednesday

Every Wednesday, 6-8pm

Wildrye Distilling 111 East Oak Street Suite 1E, Bozeman

Receive $1 off all whiskey cocktails and enjoy live music featuring local artists.

Gym Days Bozeman

Every Thursday until Apr. 30, 10-11am

Willson Gym Main & South 5th, Bozeman

Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and play.

Poker Tournament

Every Saturday, 3pm

Cat's Paw 721 N 7th Ave, Bozeman

No Limit Texas Hold'em - Join us every week for a thrilling Wild West experience! Food served until 9pm, Drinks available until 2am & Cash games running well into the night!

Balboa Swing Dance

Sat. Jan. 25 7-10pm

Townshend's Bozeman Teahouse 402 E Main St, Bozeman

Vintage swing dancing at the Teahouse is hosted by the Bozeman Swing Club on the last Saturday of each month, with free basic swing lesson offered at the beginning of the evening.

Ladies Poker Night

Last Tuesday, 8pm

Cat's Paw 721 N 7th Ave, Bozeman

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play poker? Join us for a night out with the girls in a mellow setting perfect for beginners. Free lessons at 7pm before the action starts.

Regional Campgrounds

Red Cliff Campground

7 miles S of Big Sky on US 191

This campground sits next to the Gallatin River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Most campsites are situated among scattered pine and fir trees. Some sites are located in open meadows further from the river.

Loch Leven Campground

9 miles S of Livingston of US 89 to mile post 44, 2 miles E, 4 miles S Rt 540

Loch Leven Fishing Access Site is located on the Yellowstone River 514 miles from the mouth on the right hand side as you face downstream.

Hyalite Canyon Mulitple Campgrounds

Chisholm - 18 miles S of Bozeman on
S 19th to Hyalite Canyon Rd
Hood Creek - 17 miles S of Boz. on 
S 19th to Hyalite Canyon Rd
Langhor – 11 miles S of Bozeman on 
S 19th to Hyalite Canyon Rd

Built in the 1940s, Hyalite Canyon has year-round recreational possibilities and refreshing…

Montana Ski Resorts

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.

Bridger Bowl

15795 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman

Bridger Bowl is a private non-profit community ski area located 16 miles north of Bozeman,…

Lookout Pass Ski Area


Skiing & Snowboarding off I-90 Idaho & Montana border. Ski Resort with year-round activities; Mountain biking, cycling trails, ski & bike terrain.