What's Your Beef? Grasping For Real Estate and Gasping For Air

Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

I first moved to Bozeman in the late 90s. Like many young people I came in search of the American dream, or rather; I came in search of something greater than myself. I was immediately welcomed into the town by the residents and the culture. Everyone…

What's Your Beef? Gallatin High Online School Has Epic Failures

Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

According to the School Secretary at Gallatin High School, the school has an online enrollment of just 9%, which is much lower than most other area schools. This leads you to think about why the percentage would be so low in such a large county when…

March Cover Artist: Robert Rohyl

Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Robert Royhl is a painter who has been living and working in Bozeman, Montana, for the past thirty-four years. Born in NYC in 1949, he grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and has lived and traveled all over the West. Currently, he is working on a series of…

The Iron Horse Cafe & Pie Shop in Three Forks

Angie Ripple  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

The best kept secret has been let out of the bag and the Iron Horse Cafe & Pie Shop in Three Forks, Montana, has earned the admiration of its neighbors and the voters in the Bozeman’s Choice Reader Poll for the past two years in a row. In…

Uncommon Beef: A Female Rancher is Called to the Land

Missy Glenn  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Only 8 years ago, the Department of Agriculture assessed that roughly 14% of all cattle ranchers were women - and that number was on the rise. In 2017, that number of female ranchers in the United States grew about 15.5%, with female-led cattle…

Polaroid Stories

Kevin Brustuen  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

In January of 2020, Bozeman Actors Theatre (BAT) began rehearsing a production of Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories, intending to stage nine performances in April of 2020. Rehearsals were well underway when Covid-19 reached Gallatin County, and…

A Virtually Impossible Task

Michael Jochum  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Playing drums is like making love. You never look down to see how the flow is going.The phrase “a virtually impossible task” resonated in my mind as I hung up the phone (of course, I didn’t really hang up the phone. I just pushed…

Catching Up With Steve Drizos

Brian Ripple  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Brian Ripple: Let’s start back at the beginning. Where did you go to high school? Then you can take it from there. Steve Drizos: Well, I grew up in Upstate New York, right outside of Albany, in a town called Scotia. So I went to Scotia High…

The Block That Was Rocked

Rachel Phillips   |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Shortly after 8:00 am on March 5, 2009, a natural gas explosion rocked downtown Bozeman. The initial blast and resulting fire destroyed and damaged several historic buildings on the north side of Main Street, just east of Bozeman Avenue. Tragically…

Top 10 Iconic Women in Bozeman History

Rachel Phillips   |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Our community’s past is filled with iconic women, so while it is impossible to pick one over another, here are ten ladies who stand out as Bozeman history icons. Audrey AndersonBozeman’s favorite red-haired restaurant owner Audrey…

Looking to Buy? Get Pre-Qualified

Tim Ford  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Buying a home in Bozeman is tough right now. The multiple offers and bidding wars have gotten crazy. Depending on the price range someone is looking in, there can be more than a dozen offers on one home. The most I’ve heard of is 29 offers…

Crazy About the Crazies

Phil Knight  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

Rising like ramparts from the high rolling plains of Central Montana, the Crazy Mountains are the highest and most rugged of Montana’s “island” mountain ranges. To the Crow people, they are known as Awaxaawapia Pia (Ominous…

Plant Therapy in the Pandemic

Kat Forester  |   Mon. Mar. 1st, 2021

If you are struggling to find things to do in the pandemic, then maybe consider getting a leafy green friend for your home. After nurturing your plant and waiting for it to grow, there is nothing better than seeing a new leaf emerge on your…