2021 Bozeman’s Choice Reader Poll Vote Now Thru Nov 7

Angie Ripple

Each October since 2014, we’ve asked our readers and the greater Bozeman community to vote in the Bozeman’s Choice Reader Poll. Thankfully it’s October, and we get to ask you to vote again, and as you put your stamp of approval on…

Lights In Darkness

Ruby Zitzer, photos by Joey Wishart

My dad is the type of guy you would go to for advice. He is always a man of reason. He doesn’t often get caught up in drama or conspiracies or paranormal situations. Members of his community, family, and friends call him up for help on…

NICA Has Come to Bozeman

Kat Forester

NICA has come to Bozeman. You may ask “what is NICA?” NICA is the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and its, mission is to build strong minds, bodies, characters, and community through cycling. The NICA values are fun…

Top 10 Things To Do in Bozeman This October

Kate Hulbert

Sadly, so many of our favorite fall activities have been canceled in Bozeman this year. The long-standing hay bale maze is canceled, and our beloved Bobcat football games will not be happening. We’ve updated this list with all the fall…

Riding For Science

Kris Drummond

August 8th, 2020, 7:00 am. That morning, like a single sudden morning every summer, I woke up reminded that seasons exist just when I was starting to consider a bedroom air conditioner. The first clue of the shift comes as an abrupt and unmistakable…

Every Picture Tells A Story

Montana Grant

A picture is worth a thousand words. How you take a picture is worth the time. You need to only look at the piles of old family fish pictures from years ago to agree with this statement. They are out of focus, fuzzy, unframed, and lousy. There was no…

Tips for Visitors to National & State Parks

How To Enjoy The Outdoors With COVID-19

When it comes to planning your visit, you’re going to want to cover all the usual bases: where you’re going, what you’ll need to bring, what the conditions are like, and who you’re traveling with. With COVID-19 in question…

The Bozeman Bouldering Circuit

Kat Forester

If it’s a nice day in Bozeman, Montana, and you’re on a bike ride around town or you want to do some rock climbing, you might want to make a stop on the Bozeman Bouldering Circuit. The Bozeman Bouldering Circuit is a route around town…

Waterfall Hikes Near Bozeman

Kate Hulbert

Hiking around Bozeman is always a beautiful experience, but ending at a waterfall adds a little something extra. It gives you a goal as you are putting miles on the trail, and if you are hiking with kids, it is excellent motivation to get them to the…

Protecting The Gallatin Range

Recently, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) sent out an announcement saying that 77% of respondents to a survey supported protecting the Gallatin Range with a variety of new designations from recreation area to wildlife management area. I have…

Infected With The Love of Fishing

Montana Grant

One could say that there are good and bad infections. Some bad infections are highly contagious and are caused by things like the coronavirus. Mask wearing has been proven highly effective in stopping the spread of these infections. Other infections…

MT Summer Bucket List

Sarah May

With summer travel shifted to more staycation and less epic destinations, building a summer bucket list is a perfect way to make the most of a summer spent living locally. Whether you’re building a list full of solo adventures or planning one…

A Biologist on the Beartooth

About two hours east of Bozeman, you arrive at Red Lodge, Montana, and the beginning of the Beartooth Highway, which Charles Kuralt once called “America’s most beautiful highway.” The impetus for the road began in the early 1920s as…

Top 10 Best Summer Things To Do In Bozeman

Kate Hulbert

WATCHING THE SUNSET FROM THE M The College M trail is one of the most popular trails in Bozeman. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown, the M hike has two routes, both climbing 850 feet to the base of the M. The easy route wraps its way up the west…

Climbing Kilimanjaro at 60

Phil Knight

Even though I am a lifelong climber and mountaineer, before this year I’d never ventured higher than Mount Rainier, 14,410 feet. I had a desire to experience high altitude, somewhere close to 20,000 feet if possible. Like many travelers, I also…

Navigating New Waters

Greg Louzan

With women being the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing and Bozeman being one of the fastest growing towns in the nation, it’s not too much of a stretch to realize that Bozeman may be the epicenter of the boom in women fly fishermen…

Top 10 Spring Hikes in Bozeman

Kate Hulbert

Spring hiking in Bozeman can be a bit tricky. Many forest service roads are closed this time of year which makes accessing some of Bozeman’s most popular hikes a bit more difficult. So, when it comes to spring hiking in Bozeman…