The New West

When people are looking to escape, where do they go? West, where life is still rustic and wild – or so they think. Here's a look at it from our perspective. 

Mike England
An opportunity to aim a little higher.  Read more >>
Nixon Bridge, Gallatin River, Gallatin County, Montana
Kate Beaudoin
The uncertain fate of a Gallatin River icon.   Read more >>
land disparity, land access, access, national forest, Bozeman
Mike England
Liberty. Equality. Fraternity. The mantra of the French Revolution may well be applied to the current conflict over public-land access in Montana. Read more >>
Montana Ale Works, Gallatin Valley Botanicals
David Tucker
Local businesses invest in local agriculture.  Read more >>
Neofeudal Montana, Lewis and Clark Canoe Trail
Thomas Elpel
A land and people being conquered by money. Read more >>
Bill Schneider
I’m not a gun nut. I’m a regular nut who owns guns, but only to hunt, not to defend my home and family, join the militia or fight the forces of tyranny.Gun nuts don’t scare or intimidate me. Instead, I’m learning a few things from them. You can, too. Read more >>
Mike England
The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the common,But lets the greater felon looseWho steals the common from the goose.—Anonymous Read more >>
Bomber Products, Overlanding, Bozeman, Montana
Jimmy Lewis
Overlanding in southwest Montana.  Read more >>
Debbie Drews
Modern sensibilities collide with tradition.  Read more >>
Crazy Mountains, Crazies, Bozeman
Kathryn QannaYahu
In 1965, Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall directed a nationwide trails study, which produced a report called “Trails for America.” President Lyndon B. Read more >>
Red Lodge, running, public access, Bozeman
Zach Altman
Running for public access.  Read more >>
Adventure Scientists, Gallatin Microplastics Initiative
Katie C.S. Holsinger
Adventure, science & microplastics in the Gallatin.   Read more >>
Gallatin Valley Agriculture, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Montana Land Reliance
Orville Bach
Connecting the two in Gallatin Valley.  Read more >>
Camo, Montana Hunting, Hunting Trends
Dehmer, Kurt
Exposing camophiles. Read more >>
American Fork Ranch, Montana
Brayton, Lea
Stewardship at American Fork Ranch. Read more >>
Public Land and Water Access Association
Brayton, Lea
As Montana anglers, we sometimes take river access for granted. Not so for the Public Land/Water Access Association, whose goal is to inform the public of access and ownership rights so that our state’s amazing rivers can be enjoyed by all. Read more >>
Northern Lights Trading Company, The Barn Bozeman
Schroeder, David
An icon moves on. Read more >>
Ruby River
Thomas, Jr., E. Donnall
Fighting for access to the Ruby River. Read more >>
Sage Grouse
Randall, Brianna
Conserving Montana's largest game bird. Read more >>
Private Property Rights, Montana Hunting Access
Elpel, Thomas
Reclaiming the right to roam. Read more >>
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