Ramona Mead

Ramona Mead is a freelance writer and jack of all trades. She is passionate about books, music, pets and living life to the fullest here in Montana. Her blog can be found at http://benicefollowrules.blogspot.com

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Just Got A Serious Diagnosis

Ramona Mead

If someone shares their recent diagnosis with you, you are important. This is heavy, private stuff. Even if you don’t know the person well, it means they see you as a potential safe space.With that being said, this isn’t about you. Keep…

Catch ‘Em All in Bozeman!

Ramona Mead

On a warm Saturday evening in late July, I took a walk through the Bozeman Sculpture Park around the Public Library. Most of the benches were full and the lawn was dotted with groups of two or more, some had blankets spread out. A casual observer…

What The TRUMP Is Going On?

Ramona Mead

I’ve noticed something interesting happening in my Facebook feed lately: People who usually don’t discuss politics are going there. Big time. And the folks who do commonly discuss politics are RAGING.I like seeing people get fired up. I…

Girls Scouts in Bozeman: More Than Cookies

Ramona Mead

It’s that time again, time for one of the most beloved annual events in America: Girl Scout Cookie Sales! Starting February 5th, girls will be holding their pre-sales, with the beloved delicious cookies arriving at the end of March.Everyone is…

Skijoring Hits Bozeman

Ramona Mead, photos by Zach Hoffman

Gallatin County Regional Park saw action January 23, 24 that had yet to shake things up in Bozeman! On Saturday and Sunday, skier and riders competed in the first ever Duckworth Montana Classic Skijoring Race. This was the first such completion to…

Bozeman's Choice Reader Poll 2015

Angie Ripple, Ramona Mead

Our first ever Bozeman’s Choice reader poll is now up and firing on all cylinders. Our big, giant, massive poll covers everything from local restaurants to local media to news issues to arts & entertainment and everything inbetween. There…

Who Is That? A Look at Bozeman Statues

Ramona Mead

Regardless of how long you’ve been in Bozeman, be it a decade, a year, or a week, chances are you’ve noticed one or more of the interesting pieces of artwork located throughout town. If you’re like me, you’ve driven by a…

Craft in Bozeman: Bozeman Spirits Distillery

Ramona Mead

When you first step through the door of Bozeman Spirits Distillery, it’s obvious that something is being created there. Just like the local beer breweries, the smell can vary from day to day, depending on what’s being brewed. On the day…

Craft Beer in Bozeman: Culture, History and Community

Ramona Mead

When I covered the Montana Brewer’s Association’s Spring Festival for last month’s issue, I spoke with craft brew enthusiasts, brewers and other folks in the industry. By the time I finished the piece, I had heard countless times…

Six Spring Bike Rides To Take With Your Pooch

Ramona Mead, by Angie Ripple

1. Hyalite Canyon Road - Closed each year from April 1 - May 15th the road closure gives the perfect opportunity to ride with your dog without having to watch out for vehicles on the road. Round trip from the lower gate to the reservoir is 15.6 miles…

Make Friends of Hyalite A Friend of Yours

Ramona Mead

With spring upon us here in the Gallatin Valley, most Bozemanites are already getting outdoors more and enjoying the longer days and all the beauty our valley has to offer.One of the most popular places in the valley for recreation is Hyalite Canyon…

A Stranger in a Strange Town

Ramona Mead

At first glance, Bozeman may seem like a tourist town with most of the trappings of Anytown, USA but I can assure you it has a spirit that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Road to Bozeman

Ramona Mead

A successful Kickstarter campaign brings friends from Pittsburgh to Montana.