April Cover Artist Louisa Hull

Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

When Picasso gave us a wonderful and remarkably new way of looking at the world, he also gave artists a very helpful quote: “Inspiration comes, but it must find us working.”Nature is the inspiration for all of Louisa Hull’s…

Time To Emerge

Angie Ripple  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Spring in Montana is often referred to at our house as Sprinter—spring with some winter still mixed in. With the moderate March we just had, I am looking forward to spring—and it feels as though April will be a great time to set aside our…

Protecting Bozeman Wetlands

Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Wetlands are some of Gallatin County’s most valuable real estate. Protecting them is essential to the long-term health and prosperity of our communities. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CleanWater Act (CWA), Sacajawea Audubon…

Earth Day At Home

Tim Ford  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated by many Americans on April 22nd. Here in Bozeman, there are opportunities to help with cleanup activities around town, and many use it as a time to reflect on ways to live a more…

The Pickle Barrel

Maisie Bissell  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

You’ve been to Subway, right? Imagine Subway on steroids—that is exactly how I would describe The Pickle Barrel, a small business located on College Street with lots of amazing sandwiches, and even some merch! Owned by Jen O’Brien…

The Science of Whiskey

Montana Science Center Introduces New 21+ After Dark Event

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

As I stepped into the Montana Science Center—just off West Main Street across from the Gallatin Valley Mall—I was immediately drenched in cheerful whoops and hollers from children tugging their parents between science exhibits. Hanging…

Bozeman Poetry Collective

Colleen Angarone  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

In a lofted upstairs section of Bozeman’s Valhalla Meadery, Jasmine Jackson awaits participants for Bozeman Poetry Collective’s open mic night. With a glass of Dragon’s Blood Mead in one hand and a pen in the other, Jasmine (they /…

Bozeman Actors USO Tour of Asia

Kevin Brustuen  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

The Montana College Players, part of the theatre program at what is today’s MSU, were selected by the USO (United Service Organization) to be part of its 1962 Tour of Asia. This was a special honor and testament to the high-quality theatre in…

Recycling Run

Dan Hill  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Back in January 2018, I was working as a truck driver for a local company in the Gallatin Valley, driving a flat-bed tractor-trailer, hauling recycled metal from Pacific Steel in Bozeman to the Pacific Steel shedder in Lockwood, just east of…

Gallatin History Museum: An Amazing Place To Do Research

Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Many people do not realize that Gallatin County has an amazing history museum in the old Gallatin County Jail, next door to the Courthouse on Main Street. Some wonderful pieces of history have been donated to the Museum by people whose families have…

We Sang Our Song: Early Bozeman Poets

Rachel Phillips  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

The art of writing poetry has a long history in Bozeman. Early local amateur poets created work inspired by people, events, and places in Gallatin County, or to amuse their friends and neighbors. The Gallatin History Museum archives contain several…

Burying the Myth of the Green Thumb

Kelly Nicholson  |   Fri. Apr. 1st, 2022

Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a houseplant. Keep that hand up if the plant is still alive because of your innate plant-growing superpowers. I’m willing to bet that your hand has never glowed green with inherited magical…