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August Cover Artist: Erin Redlin Benson

Monday Aug. 1

A native of Northwestern North Dakota, Erin Redlin Benson, now a resident of Belgrade, Montana, has been a creative and adventurous person ever since she can remember. Her upbringing on a family farm ignited and enabled her love of the outdoors…

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27 Augusts

Angie Ripple  |   Monday Aug. 1

August is the month I moved to Bozeman. I’d visited in July in sweltering heat to attend orientation at MSU. My assigned dorm room was near the top floor of North Hedges and I spent two uncomfortable nights melting in the unfamiliar…

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Current Leaders Must Care

Steve Kirchhoff  |   Monday Aug. 1

We need to understand as much as we can about life. It is not enough to know what something is or how much of it there is. We also need to know the why and wherefore of things. Citizens of Bozeman, particularly in this period of rapid population…

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Bozeman Real Esate Market Report

Tim Ford  |   Monday Aug. 1

As we sit at the halfway point of 2022, there are many factors pushing and pulling the economy and housing markets. Inflation has remained high. Mortgage interest rates shot up quickly, then paused and seemed to come down slightly, then slowly ticked…

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The Jump

Angie Ripple  |   Monday Aug. 1

Lynn Shanahan’s story could easily be turned into a movie. It has mountains and skyscrapers, love at first sight, tragedy, motherhood, and ballroom dancing championships. She met her late husband, John, in New York City, where she worked in…

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Sweet Pea 2022 Music Lineup

Monday Aug. 1

The Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day festival of the arts held the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August. The Festival kicks off late Friday afternoon in Lindley Park with a performance by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; Saturday ramps up…

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Parker Millsap with King Ropes and Matt Wallin

Monday Aug. 1

The fifth album from Oklahoma-bred singer/songwriter Parker Millsap, Be Here Instead emerged from a wild alchemy of instinct, ingenuity, and joyfully determined rule-breaking. In a departure from the guitar-and-notebook-based approach to songwriting…

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Bozeman | The Sweet Pea City

Angie Ripple  |   Monday Aug. 1

Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley have been known as the valley of the flowers since only native Americans roamed the area. In the early 1900’s over 17,000 acres of the valley were planted in edible peas harvested both for canning and seed. In…

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Fish Photos

Jeff Beyl  |   Monday Aug. 1

I don’t take pictures of fish anymore. Well, I take that back. Sometimes, I do. You know the pictures I mean. Smiling, holding the trout out in front of you, trying to look cool. We’ve all taken them. We’ve all shown them around…

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Trekking Tribble

Marion Jackman  |   Monday Aug. 1

Bozeman is an outdoor lover’s paradise that attracts people from around the globe. Not only are we mere hours away from two national parks that are world renowned for their natural wonders, we are also surrounded by tall mountain peaks and a…

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Alternatives

Steve McGann  |   Monday Aug. 1

Bozeman is changing, growing before our eyes. The edge of town moves almost daily; you can see it, and also hear it in the sound of nail guns on the frames of countless new buildings. The whole place is vibrant, moving, exciting, and alive. Says me…

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July Cover Artist: Louis Still Smoking

Friday Jul. 1

“I want to move people; have a voice in the world. If you move people you are doing your job as an artist.” Born and raised in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Reservation, art is in Louis Still Smoking’s…

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Mother Nature’s In a Fighting Mood

Angie Ripple  |   Friday Jul. 1

Here we are in Montana, riding a river wave of uncertainty about our summer—uncertainty of what the weather will bring, and whether tourists will still be able to have their fun and keep local commerce happy.Unprecedented amounts of rainfall…

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Some Things No One Knows

Steve Kirchhoff  |   Friday Jul. 1

Some Things No One Knows No one knows why nobody works and yet everyone is busy.No one wants more density; no one wants more sprawl.No one knows how janitors and mail carriers survive.No one lives in new buildings bustling with humans. No…

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Cash Buyers in 2022

Tim Ford  |   Friday Jul. 1

It’s been a wet spring. In addition to the rainfall, the Fed has been trying to throw a little water on inflation. As such, we’ve seen a large uptick in mortgage rates. As I write this, rates are hovering around 6%. This is up from…

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