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Drink to the Health of the Pioneers

The formation of the Gallatin County Pioneer Society and the Sons and Daughters of Gallatin County Pioneers

by Kelly Hartman  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

We the undersigned citizens of Gallatin County and State of Montana, for the purpose of forming a closer union and a renewal of formal fraternal associations of the old Settlers, and to perpetuate memories and to do homage to the sturdy men…

Plonk Wine

Jessica Lewis  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Getting its name from a British colloquialism for ordinary and cheap wine, Plonk is one of Bozeman’s most popular downtown wining and dining destinations. Anyone who has been to Plonk knows the irony behind its name - being that its…

The State of Your Fun(ds)

Ashley Nettles  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Raise your hand if you made a financial New Year’s resolution. Raise your hand if your best intentions already seem like a faded memory. Found an incredibly cheap ticket to Ireland that completely threw a monkey wrench into your budget?…

First Steps for First-Time Home Buyers

by Tim Ford  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

The process of buying a home can seem daunting to many first-time home buyers. It is a big step, but it is also rewarding and satisfying. There is a special pride in home ownership that makes the process worthwhile.     One of…

We Are Nothing Without Story

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

At Verge this month, we are celebrating the idea of STORY. What are we without the stories we tell ourselves, and each other? If it seems a ponderous question, then perhaps you need a reminder. Come out to Verge Theater in March to get some…

Exclusive Interview: Cindy Wilson of the B-52s

by Angie Ripple  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Cindy Wilson, vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s, was just “chillin’ out” in Athens, GA about to rehearse with her band when we spoke on a Sunday afternoon just a couple of days before…

Hot Springs plus Music equals Paradise

by Pat Hill  |  Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Listening to live music and relaxing in natural hot springs may be counted among the finer things in life, and if you are lucky enough to be able to combine the two, the result can be paradise. Three such places can be found within 50 miles…

March Cover Artist: Lonnie Ball

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

​Once upon a time long ago, at a ski area nearby…. uhumm... Native Montanan Lonnie Ball first skied six decades ago, a camera has skied with him for nearly five of those decades.“I have always considered my style of photography…

What's Your Beef: The Kids Who Fought For Civil Rights

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

The Civil Rights Movement, or “the movement” as we referred to it for most of my adult life, embodies the history, actions, defeats and victories, the glory and grievous injustice, and, yes, the tragedies, of that portion of…