October 2021

A Bozeman Murder Story

Angie Ripple

Instead of a personal narrative or welcome to Bozeman letter I would like to retell a Bozeman murder story I researched in 2016 with you in this October 2021 issue. In 1965 employees at AMC Sullivan Photo Company at 115 E Main St in Downtown Bozeman…

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October 2021

Montanans

Steve McGann

There was a theme in last month’s issue of this magazine. Articles by Angie Ripple, Michael Gillan, and Christopher Dyrland-Marquis explored cooperation, samaritanism, neighborliness. In short, they all seemed to say: This is Montana…

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October 2021

Even In Montana

Emily Lewis

I walk through the brush with my eyes cast ahead. The heat in the air feels heavy like a blanket draped over my body, one I can’t take off. I try getting used to the heaviness. My gate slows and my breathing steadies. The smoke lingers around…

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October 2021

The Piano Man of the Old Faithful Inn

Kathleen Johns

Inside the doorway, the sounds of a piano playing a jazzy tune from the 1930s drift by like an echo from the past, and I instantly think I recognize the melody. Is that Fats Waller? As I headed towards the door to get a closer listen, a cool rush of…

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October 2021

Death By Poison!

Kelly Hartman

The front page of the October 12, 1901 Avant Courier bared the headline “Death by Poison!” It was apparent immediately that the death had been no accident. According to the subheading, this had been the second time that John H. Black, a…

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October 2021

Fall To-Do List

Tim Ford

Fall is in the air. There is a certain crispness to it as one can feel the seasons slowly changing. Parents are excited to have kids back in school, hunters are anticipating a successful season, and skiers are readying for winter. Around the house…

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October 2021

Get Lost in a Field This Fall

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

It had been hours since the sun had set, and we had been searching for what seemed like an eternity, but not one member of our group had come any closer to finding the corn maze’s end. In the pitch of night that had fallen over the field of…

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September 2021

The Bridger Foothills Fire One Year Later

Steve McGann, photos by Angie Ripple

On the afternoon of September 4th, 2020 I was on a bike ride south of Bozeman. Turning north I gazed up at the Bridgers as always. There was a puff of smoke above the M. Intrigued, I rode to town keeping an eye on the smoke. Back home I checked the…

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September 2021

Top 10 Acts of Montana Hospitality

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Big Sky Country is a unique land of rugged scenes, but its people are even more inspiring! Small town attitudes across the state (and maybe all that cold weather) generate special kinships between residents, facilitating kind practices that Montanans…

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September 2021

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

Generally, this column focuses on Bozeman’s real estate market. However, Belgrade is a large part of the Gallatin Valley and the homes there play a massive rule in providing housing for our greater community. This month, we’ll take a look…

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