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slang, Bozeman vernacular, Bozeman idioms, lingo
Pogge, Drew
A guide to local lingo Read more >>
Bozeman Code, know the code, how to live in bozeman, bozeman rules
Drew Pogge
Rules to live by. Hey you! Howdy. Welcome to town. Obviously if you’re here, you know that Bozeman’s a pretty special place. We want to keep it that way, so there are a few things you should know about living here so it—and we—will survive. Read more >>
Savage, Nicholas
A "courageous" case of mistaken identityI am probably the only person on Earth who can tell a story about smacking a wolf, and still manage to come across as soft. Read more >>
Wozer, Jeff
Redefining nature’s hierarchy Read more >>
the editors
Bozeman summer astrology Read more >>
fly-fishing, Montana, fishing in Montana, trout, fish myths
the editors
The truth behind fishing superstitions.  Read more >>
Photo by Bob Allen
Bob Allen
Injured by a tenacious booger. I couldn’t make up this shit. Read more >>
Photo by Ryan Krueger
Ryan Krueger
How to spice up your next chairlift ride. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Got snot? If you said no, you’re a liar. Snot—the stuff of mucus and boogers, not the awful California punk band—is a fact of life in the winter. Here in Montana, where the air is colder than a day-old dumpling and drier than a popcorn fart, snot happens. It happens a lot  Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
“If you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.”–Some Lame-Ass Read more >>
Drew Pogge
Lunges. Squats. Wall sits. Lateral jumps. Tuck jumps. Cardio. Plyo. Intervals.Ugh. Read more >>
Illustration by Angie Mangels
Wozer, Jeff
It is day three of backpacking in the Beartooths. I’m authoring from inside the butter-yellow walls of my Marmot tent alone. Read more >>
Illustration by Ted Rechlin
Bill Bilverstone
A few summers ago, my girlfriend Jo and I were beat up from biking trails beyond our ability and conceived a yen to float the Gallatin from the mouth of the canyon to Gallatin Gateway. Read more >>
Illustration by Courtney Blazon
Stoops, Kira
For guys, scars are proof of adventure, daring, experience, and ruggedness—unintended tattoos announcing their manhood. But for ladies, it’s a little different. Our outdoor battle scars are stories—not the kind we brag about, but the kind we retell with plenty of self-depreciative eye rolling. Read more >>
Illustration by Catalin Corrigan
Sveum, Paul
Author’s note: what follows may possibly be viewed as veering into the realm of the apocalyptic, conspiracy-theory-ranting lunatic. If it is taken that way, it is outside of the intent of the author—or maybe not. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Haven’t hit puberty yet? Got your beard-growing abilities from your mother’s side? Don’t worry: you have options. Here’s how to blend in with the real beards this season. Costume-Store Covering Read more >>
the (female) editors
It’s an admirable title: a true Bozeman girl. After years of careful research, we’ve devised this simple test to see if you qualify as a bona fide Bozeman lady. Each item in the following list gets you one point; add ‘em up then read what it all means at the end.  Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
“Suck it up, you worthless lump of bison dung. You suck. Why can’t you be less of a tool and do something right, for once? Stop bitching you whiny little girl. OH. MY. GOD. You’re terrible! Are you going to cry? Read more >>
Sprede, Mick
Snobs. You know the type. The people who immediately bring up the fact that their Frisbee-loving buddy “Prince” is a purebred golden retriever, complete with show-winning parents. “I don’t care how many blue ribbons Prince’s mum won at Westminster,” I like to joke. “She’s still a bitch!” Read more >>
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