Articles

A Bozeman Murder Story

Angie Ripple  |   Friday Oct. 1

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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Montanans

Steve McGann  |   Friday Oct. 1

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 Cover Artist: Larry Blackwood

Friday Oct. 1

Larry Blackwood is a fine art photographer from Bozeman, Montana. He has spent over 40 years exploring self-expression through photography. Larry originally worked in a black and white darkroom environment, switching to digital methods around 1998…

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Bacchus Pub

Angie Ripple  |   Friday Oct. 1

Stepping into the Bacchus Pub within the Baxter Hotel in downtown Bozeman can transport you to another time and place, namely 1929 with architecture designed by Fred Willson, who styled the cozy space to evoke the atmosphere of a historic European…

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Savvy

Kathleen Johns  |   Friday Oct. 1

The twenty-something party crowd packed into local Bozeman venue El Camino on Main Street knows every word to this rock n’ roll anthem by The Killers and they aren’t shy about singing along boisterously, arms slung around shoulders or…

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Bozeman Symphony 2021

Kevin Brustuen  |   Friday Oct. 1

On October 30 and 31 the Bozeman Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique at the Willson Auditorium. Symphonie Fantastique, the symphony’s second performance of this season, includes Carl Maria von Weber’s “Overture to Der…

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Even In Montana

Emily Lewis  |   Friday Oct. 1

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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The Piano Man of the Old Faithful Inn

Kathleen Johns  |   Friday Oct. 1

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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Death By Poison!

Kelly Hartman  |   Friday Oct. 1

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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Fall To-Do List

Tim Ford  |   Friday Oct. 1

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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Letter From The Editor: Welcome To Montana

Angie Ripple  |   Wednesday Sep. 1

On August 10, 2021, our family was camping at Hyalite Reservoir, our two youngest children had been chasing each other around the campsite for several days before our son tripped running downhill and broke both the radius and ulna in his left arm. As…

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What's Your Beef? Tell It Time

Wednesday Sep. 1

My 2 cents in regards to vaccinate or not to vaccinate...might get kinda long...I work two jobs. I work two very ridiculously American jobs. By day I manage a summer grazing operation. I am a ranch manager and a working cowboy. No shit. Doesn’t…

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September 2021 Cover Artist: Kirsten Kainz

Wednesday Sep. 1

Kirsten Kainz sees the beauty in life, it sets her purpose. She has a never-ending need to create works of art that reflect the beauty, wonder and humor that she sees all around her. Her works of art are wonderful reminders to ourselves to enjoy and…

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The Bridger Foothills Fire One Year Later

Steve McGann  |   Wednesday Sep. 1

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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Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford  |   Wednesday Sep. 1

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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