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Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

Isn’t there a book with a title something like “I Learned Everything I Needed To Know in Kindergarten?” Well, sometimes it seems we haven’t progressed too far from that point of innocence and discovery. I was reminded of this by…

Handling Holiday Grief

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

With the winter holidays around the corner, those new to loss and grief may find the anticipation and isolation building up to them can be debilitating and confusing. The expectations may feel overwhelming, but the message of hope is this:…

Beneath the Surface: The Dangers of Pre-season Skiing and Boarding

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

Any day now, that early season storm will roll through, dumping some fluffy white powder in the mountains and subsequently covering their inherent rugged features. The anticipation and temptation of busting out our skis or snowboards for the…

Climb On

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

There was a time I considered myself a totally “radical” climber – too cool even for myself.  I’m a female first of all, only 4’11’’ and there I was excelling at this extreme sport that was completely challenging both…

A Metaphysical Moment With Astrologer Dawn Miller

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

At first glance Dawn Miller is the quintessential girl next-door- blonde, blue eyed, cheerful. She is confident, well spoken and extremely intelligent. It is difficult to put a finger on it but there is something unexpected, even a little…

Bar None, This is Some Tasty Barbeque

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

At first glance, both Bar 3 restaurants are a tad off-putting. The Bozeman property on 7th seems shabby and tired. Peeling paint and smoky windows don’t exactly shout “come in and sit a spell.” And the Belgrade location! Tucked into the…

Winter Farmers’ Market

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

As summer tans fade and sun streaked hair darkens, backyard gardens are depleted, most resign themselves to frozen, canned, or foreign grown produce to sustain them through the long, cold Montana winter, but fresh locally grown produce is not…

Conservation with Heart: Bridging Science and Religion

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

Consider this: The major faiths and their networks embrace 85% of the world’s population. So, a healthy collaboration between faith communities and conservation scientists is not just interesting to think about—its lies at the core of our…

The Last Best Place

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

On a recent Saturday morning bike ride, sun shining, heart pounding and trees ablaze in an exhibition of fall hues, I was struck by a gratifying reality: I have grown up in the best place in the world. While it stands to reason that this…

Robin Hickman Photography: A Studio For Your Story

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

With the popularity of the digital camera, we’re all photographers. In fact, photos have become so common-place that it’s easy to forget just how much a well-crafted portrait can mean to us, how often a brush of the hand over a moment…

Greg Keeler

Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2010

Greg Keeler is a professor of English at MSU, an accomplished poet and artist. The Following is from the preface of a novel I wrote this past summer called Painting Water.  Though it is my narrator, Clinton Stanford, speaking here, his…

MSU Premier Scholarship Program

Fri. Oct. 15th, 2010

Montana High school seniors who plan to attend Montana State University in the fall of 2011 are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for scholarships through the MSU Premier Scholarship Program. The priority deadline for scholarship…

Master the Mountain Program

Tue. Oct. 5th, 2010

Big Sky Resort Snowsports School is proud to offer the Master the Mountain Program for its 14th season this winter.  This popular ski program, designed to focus on skiing “off piste” powder, moguls, glades, and ungroomed terrain,…

When the Rubber Hits the Ice

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

As autumn’s crisp morning air sets in and stirs the blood while you furiously pedal to warm up, the thought enters one’s head that this is one of the most exhilarating times of year to be on a bike. The colors stimulate the eye as well as…

Recycling and Sustainability 101

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

I am often asked what to do about various items, if they are recyclable? Well yes and no. The market is constantly changing, but currently the following items are recyclable because there are end markets for them: Plastic: 1-7, clean and free…

Donate Local

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Becky Franks & Charney Gonnerman We live in a community. The people here are your family members, your friends, your co-workers, teachers of your children and your neighbors. They care for you as much as you care for them. They share your…

An Affair

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Kate Beck, LCPC So your husband has cheated on you (or your wife, boyfriend, girlfriend). And it’s been going on for several months (or longer). You had no idea. It’s a shock. You feel betrayed. You hate him. You feel like a fool. You…

Top 3 Most Haunted Spots in the Gallatin Valley

by Kathleen Johns  |  Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Kathleen Johns It is estimated that over one-third of the American population believes in Ghosts. And of that one-third, over fifty percent of them have educations above 12th grade. Every culture has a version of ghosts and ghosts can be seen…

Krista Morey

Sat. Oct. 2nd, 2010

Krista Morey moved from Central Michigan to Bozeman in 1995 to attend MSU. After graduating in 1999 with a BFA in Painting, she decided to stay in Bozeman, which she now regards as her home. In 2004, she came up with an idea to make purses…