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April Cover Artist: Kirsten Kainz

Kirsten Kainz is a metal artist and painter who works with what is at hand. In the case of her sculptures the medium is cast off scrap metal. She sees the potential she sees in lifeless objects and brings meaning to them. Her sculptures are made of…

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From Farm to Pizza

An Afternoon Chat with Sola and Red Tractor’s Tiffany Lach

Balance is crucial in life. When it comes to food, people seek balance. Is it possible to consume delicious food that is also healthy? Can a restaurant produce sumptuous, decadent meals while also caring for the community in which they exist? Can one…

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Living Local

Upholstery in the Maker Space

A Furniture Waste Solution in the Making

On a sunny September day, I found myself exploring the nooks & crannies of our county landfill looking for furniture. A towering pile of metal drew me to the upper level – old metal kids’ desks and chrome 50’s chairs haphazardly…

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Meet The Hawkers

Joining the Bozeman High School Speech and Debate team was a stroke of luck I stumbled upon after being cut from the school volleyball team and panicking about what my high school experience would be. For me, my biggest fear was going through the…

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Cleanup Bozeman

As winter wanes and steps aside for warm sunshine, green grass and flip flop season…the aftermath of a hard winter becomes unearthed. Brisk autumn winds can blow around debris and trash, and months of pet poop from the winter months suddenly…

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Medicine & Money

The Big Business of Buds in The Hands of the Voters

You may have noticed that our medical marijuana advertising has been removed from this issue. It is not because we decided not to allow these businesses to advertise with us; it is because on February 25, 2016, the Montana Supreme Court upheld…

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Outsourcing is Not a Four Letter Word

New business owners are very conscious of every penny. When you mention sending anything out of house to be done by someone else they often feel the need to blow into a paper bag.       Too expensive! Too expensive they…

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Exclusive Interview: Kyle Gass

What does KG do when he’s not playing with the Greatest Band in the World? He assembles an otherworldly super-team of badass dudes to back him up in his own project, The Kyle Gass Band. Along with The D’s longtime electric guitarist, John…

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Album Preview: Jerry Joseph

By The Time Your Rocket Gets To Mars

Dave Schools produces this full-length album written mostly in Afghanistan and Ireland and recorded at TRI Studios, featuring Joseph’s full band.“I told my 5 year old I was worried about his dream of being an astrophysicist and going to…

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Increasing Your Green

We have all heard the famous saying by Kermit the Frog, “its not easy being green”, and in a lot of ways that relates to our lifestyle and diet as well. Living a green lifestyle has many positive benefits for our health and for our…

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Real Estate

Energy Efficiency in the Home

With Earth Day fast approaching, this is a great time to focus on ways individuals can make a difference in their home. The beauty of increasing a home’s energy efficiency is that it not only helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it also helps…

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Historic Bozeman

Bicycles & Taxidermy

In a century-old photograph, William Ginn proudly poses with six gigantic trout, a hint of a smile on his lips and a sparkle in his eyes. In another image, he is propped up on a bicycle in front of a curtained backdrop, muscles straining for the…

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What's Your Beef?

What The TRUMP Is Going On?

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…

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