News & Notes

Beaudoin, Kate
Local author and jack-of-all-trades Greg Keeler has been a busy man: in the past year, he’s published five books, among them his first novel and four volumes of poems, with four of the books featuring Keeler’s own artwork. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
The Bozeman City Commission and the Bozeman Creek Enhancement Project are in the final stages of planning the improvement of Bogert Park and its access to Bozeman Creek. Read more >>
Leahy, Mike
Many people in Bozeman live an outside life. Dave Gaillard was one. It was Dave’s passion to take himself and others out to explore the mountains, and it was his life’s work to conserve the wildlife that makes the mountains whole. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
America’s Biggest Skiing gets even bigger this winter. Moonlight Basin offers nine new gladed runs off the Iron Horse lift, as well as a Freestyle Forest with natural features coming together to make a park experience in the thick of the woods. Read more >>
Lach, Devon
No matter how much our lives can revolve around snow, there comes a day when you just can’t take another minute of ass-freezing ski turns and you want to do something with the family. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
Ambitious to say the least, the proposed $1- to $3-million Bozeman Ice Tower would be the first large-scale, competition-grade ice climbing venue in the U.S., potentially putting Bozeman in the running for the first U.S.-hosted Ice Climbing World Championships as soon as 2013. Read more >>
Pete Muennich
With the addition of Slushman’s chairlift, more relaxed Ridge rules, and the opening of side-country access gates on both sides of the mountain, things may feel a little different to those who grew up skiing Bridger Bowl. Read more >>
Jacob Henan
For almost a decade, news stations have inundated the American public with stories of wounded veterans returning from combat, only to face an uncertain future due to their newly-acquired injuries. Read more >>
Patterson, Amber
Last year saw an uproar among hunters, sportsmen, and NRA members when Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) proposed a ban on lead-shot ammunition for hunting upland game birds and migratory birds on all of the state’s 72 wildlife management areas. Read more >>
England, Mike
If you believe in karma, chalk one up for the huge, retaliatory slap in the face that life delivered Wade Dokken, the wealthy developer whose failed Ameya Preserve recently went on the auction block. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
After 17 long years of serving as a gear store, art gallery, and local climbing-beta HQ, Barrel Mountaineering closed its downtown Bozeman doors this summer. Barrel was named after the founder’s father, Barry “Barrel” Bishop, who was on the first American ascent of Mount Everest in 1963. Read more >>
England, Mike
A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people, must give it this soul. -Pope John Paul II Read more >>
Bertsch, Tiffany
Camping in Montana just got a little easier, if somewhat less spontaneous. This year, campers can reserve their spots in any of 20 Montana state parks via a new reservation system, which includes both online and telephone options. Read more >>
Bertsch, Tiffany
Nearly one month after denying allegations that he fabricated some of the stories in his best-selling book Three Cups of Tea, the plot thickened for Greg Mortenson. Read more >>
Kremer, Sarah
We’ve all exhausted ourselves enjoying Mother Nature’s struggle between snow and sunshine, skiing one day and biking the next. But as the days lengthen and the temperatures rise, the Pied Piper of summer beckons us from the rivers and trails. Read more >>
Henan, Jacob
Legendary fly fisherman and conservationist Bud Lilly is at it again—this time, he’s spearheading a new fishing access site on the Gallatin River designed specifically for veterans. Read more >>
Williamson, Dean
CSA programs offer direct sales of food from producer to consumer, typically weekly, throughout the producing season. Here are some local options. Read more >>
Henan, Jacob
This spring, the Gallatin County Resource Advisory Committee committed $8,500 to help reduce trail erosion and increase public safety on the Leverich Canyon Trail. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
Adorning the walls of Manhattan’s famous Garden Café is a truly unique and original collection of angling and angling-inspired art. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
The East Gallatin Recreation Area on Bozeman’s north side contains some of the valley’s most popular trails—residents come to immerse themselves in the beauty of the river, its shimmering green cottonwood and aspen forest, and its cascade of birdsong. Read more >>
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