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Winter 2011 Round Up

Winter 2011       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Grizzly as Product Tester At the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, grizzlies have been used for a decade to test bear-resistant products, primarily Dumpsters, garbage cans,…

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Round Up: Arts 2015

Arts 2015       Written By Christine Rogel      

Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography magazine are teaming up to present the first global photography contest that celebrates the beauty of the country’s…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Arts 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

After working in financial services and then as the director for a well-known Western art gallery, Betsy Swartz started Betsy Swartz Fine Art Consulting in 2001. At a time when…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Winter 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Big Sky Resort  |  Big Sky, Montana A new high-speed, six-seat chairlift in The Bowl includes heated seats, bubble covers, and headrests, and takes only three minutes (instead of six)…

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Winter 2014 Round Up

Winter 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

Taste of the Trails Skiers and snowshoers are invited to explore the Rendezvous Ski Trails and enjoy a snowy picnic during the Taste of the Trails event in West Yellowstone.…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies | Trail-bound

Summer 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

In a 2015 article, Outside magazine declared Montana the “Silicon Valley for Outdoor Gear,” citing a number of gear designers who have set up their base camps in Bozeman. Businesses…

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Arts 2014 Round Up

Arts 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival  The annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival draws thousands of patrons to the Teton Valley for a cultural event featuring acclaimed artists, along with an…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies | Summer SUPing & Sipping

Summer 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is here to stay. According to Jen Brick DuCharme, a SUP-certified personal trainer and owner of the Bozeman, Montana-based outdoor recreation company FLOW Outside, it has to…

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Round Up: Locally-crafted Drift Boats

Fly Fishing 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Within the Northern Rockies lie some of the most legendary fishing rivers in the world, so it’s no surprise that this area is also home to some legendary boat makers.…

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Arts 2010 Round Up

Arts 2010       Written By Jamie Knowles      

Make Time for T. Rex Montana State University's Bozeman-based Museum of the Rockies is a one-stop shop for all things dinosaur. Tyrannosaurus rex? Check. Triceratops? Got it. Deinonychus? Yep. People from…

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Winter 2015 Round Up: News and Events from around the Northern Rockies

Winter 2015       Written By Christine Rogel      

19th Annual Bozeman Ice Festival The Bozeman Ice Festival began as a fundraiser to keep the road to an ice climbing waterfall open in the winter. Nineteen years later, the…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Arts 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Throughout the late summer and fall, there are a number of prestigious art shows and auctions around the Northern Rockies. Many of these bring together a variety of skilled artists…

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Arts 2012 Round Up

Arts 2012       Written By Matthew P. Mayo       Written By Christine Rogel      

Summer at the Russell Charles M. Russell, the iconic and revered painter known for creating more than 4,000 images of the daily life of cowboys and Plains Native Americans during…

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Fly Fishing 2013 Round Up

Fly Fishing 2013       Written By Christine Rogel      

Sweetgrass Rods Live On In Twin Bridges, Mont., Sweetgrass Rods sorts out their place among rod manufacturers by doing things the ol’ fashioned way. As one of the last, if…

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Round Up: Summer 2015

Summer 2015       Written By Christine Rogel      

Train in Art at the Livingston Depot The Livingston Depot Museum opens its 2015 season with a special exhibit, Train in Art: Train + Depot = Light, Energy, Motion. The…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Arts 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Last summer, the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, put together a one-of-a-kind exhibit focusing on female artists who depicted Glacier National Park’s scenery and history in their work…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

In 2010, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that 11 million meals were served to those in need using donated wild game. If you’ve filled your freezer but still have…

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Winter 2010 Round Up

Winter 2010       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Northern Rockies Gray Wolves Following a controversial delisting from the Endangered Species List earlier in 2009 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Northern Rockies gray wolves, or canis lupus, have…

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Fly Fishing 2010 Round Up

Fly Fishing 2010       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Glacier Stonefly Zapada Glacier, also known as the western Glacier forestfly, is a stonefly that lives in cold-water streams fed by the ice fields in Glacier National Park. It’s one…

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Fall 2014 Round Up

Fall 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

Handcrafted Longbows by Hughes WoodWorks The art of the bow and arrow has come a long way since primitive hunting and medieval battle. Just ask Shane Hughes who meticulously crafts…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies | An Evening at the Arch

Summer 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

For the past year, the Gardiner Gateway Project has been spurring infrastructure improvements in Gardiner, Montana, to improve visitor safety and address traffic issues just north of Yellowstone National Park.…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

With a penchant for getting far back into the wilderness and studying the topography of wild places, Will Robertson, AKA “Mapmaker Will,” started Beartooth Publishing 20 years ago after penciling…

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Round Up: Western Art Week

Fly Fishing 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Experience the art and artists of the West through a variety of art exhibits and events in Great Falls, Montana, March 15 to 19, designed to celebrate Western art in…

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Spring and Summer 2009 Round Up

Spring & Summer 2009       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Wolves Under Fire On April 1, 2009, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that on May 4 wolves in the Northern Rockies will be removed from the list…

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Fly Fishing 2014 Round Up

Fly Fishing 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

31st Annual Conservation Stamp Art Contest The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is now accepting artwork of sauger, a Wyoming game fish, for the 2015 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest.…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Hunting is, and has always been, a way of life for those living under Montana’s Big Sky, dating back more than 11,000 years. From the nomadic hunter-gatherers who chased ice…

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Round Up: River Protectors

Fly Fishing 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

As any angler can attest, the beauty and serenity of the rivers are as much a part of the allure as the fish. But when something happens to the waters,…

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Summer 2013 Round Up

Summer 2013       Written By Christine Rogel      

The 94th annual Cody Stampede From the turn of the century, rodeos and parades were part of Fourth of July fun in Cody, Wyoming. Today, the tradition continues with the 94th annual Cody…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Winter 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

When Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project (BYEP)   founder Pete MacFadyen was working as a mental health counselor for teenagers in the late 1990s, he realized that the typical, one-on-one…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Throughout the Northern Rockies, celebrations of the fall season abound with a focus on harvest, history, the great outdoors, and the often quirky culture that defines that West.  Boot Scoot…

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Arts 2013 Round Up

Arts 2013       Written By Christine Rogel      

Bike Ride to Benefit Idaho Art Museum Sure to be a highlight at Cody, Wyoming’s annual Rendezvous Royale week is the newly opened and highly-anticipated Paul Dyck Gallery in the…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Hunters who log serious mileage understand that footwear is one of the most essential elements of a successful mission. The Bozeman, Montana footwear company, Kenetrek, developed in 2002 by avid…

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Fall 2013 Round Up

Fall 2013       Written By Christine Rogel      

Free Guidebook on the Yellowstone River Trout headwaters INC. is offering a free 2013 guidebook on the Yellowstone River. The “Yellowstone River Guide to Conservation, Recreation, Education and other Resources” provides…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Arts 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Art walks may seem like summer-specific affairs, especially in the Northern Rockies where winter takes up a good portion of the year. However, many Western cities in the Northern Rockies…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Winter 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Winter Farmers’ Markets It might seem like a summer thing, but winter farmers’ markets have become the norm. With farmers getting more creative with their greenhouses, they can feature year-round…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Arts 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

The national parks have long been linked to the arts, with pioneering artists documenting the landscapes on behalf of government agencies in the name of conservation since before the National…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies | Summer Music

Summer 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

IDAHO National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival June 20 to 25 | Weiser, Idaho | fiddlecontest.org This annual event, described as the “national finals of fiddling,” brings musicians from around the world together…

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Round Up: News events from around the Northern Rockies | Fly Fishing for a Cause

Summer 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Casting for Recovery This summer, Casting for Recovery celebrates 20 years of hosting fly-fishing retreats for breast cancer survivors. With all expenses paid, survivors are outfitted with gear and taught…

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Fall 2015 Round Up

Fall 2015       Written By Christine Rogel      

Yellowstone National Park Sets Visitation Record Yellowstone National Park set a record in July with 980,702 visits for the month, an increase of 14 percent over last July, and a…

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Fly Fishing 2012 Round Up

Fly Fishing 2012       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Redington's Zip Front Wader The greatest advantage THE GREATEST ADVANTAGE Redington’s Sonic-Pro Zip Front Wader offers are seams magically “welded with sound” (using high-frequency sound waves), no needles involved. And where…

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Arts 2009 Round Up

Arts 2009       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Aaaand ... action! Sundance? Pah, we don’t need no stinkin’ Sundance. If your yen to express yourself plays out like a movie in your head, maybe it’s time you indulged…

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Round Up: Fly Fishing 2015

Fly Fishing 2015       Written By Christine Rogel      

Follow in Norman Maclean’s Footsteps Norman Maclean, the celebrated author of A River Runs Through It, wrote many of his premiere works by hand on the deck of his log…

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Winter 2009 Round Up

Winter 2009       Written By Big Sky Journal Staff      

That's a Load of Candels! Glacier National Park’s Centennial [1910-2010] Oy! We should all look so good when we hit 100…. That’s right, way back in 1910, U.S. President William Howard…

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Summer 2014 Round Up

Summer 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

Fourth of July Rodeo Run Down Born in the 1800s, when cowboys held contests to display skills often observed only by their fellow frontiersmen, rodeos have grown into events synonymous…

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Round Up: In Celebration of the Fish

Fly Fishing 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

April 7 – 9, 2017 | BHA’s annual North American Rendezvous Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) invites sportsmen and women to unite in Missoula, Montana, in support of the backcountry.…

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Winter 2013 Round Up

Winter 2013       Written By Christine Rogel      

State takes over grizzly compensation payments Defenders of Wildlife ended its grizzly bear compensation trust with a $25,000 grant to the Montana Livestock Board, which is taking over the responsibility of…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Winter 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Seneca - Bozeman, Montana Eric Neuman started skiing when he was a toddler, attended a ski academy for racing during high school, evolved into an extreme skier during college at…

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Fly Fishing 2011 Round Up

Fly Fishing 2011       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Now You See It, Now You Don’t I was going to tell you all about Montana Fly Company’s new line of gear called “River Camo” … but I can’t see the…

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Summer 2012 Round Up

Summer 2012       Written By Matthew P. Mayo       Written By Christine Rogel      

Take A Lone Peak Expedition For the first time, Big Sky Ski Resort will open its iconic Lone Peak Tram during the summer months offering guided expeditions of Lone Peak’s…

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Arts 2011 Round Up

Arts 2011       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Icons of the West The west as you know it — both old and new — will appear at this special exhibition of Oil Painters of America members at the Dana…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Local beers are getting even more localized flavor-wise, especially during the fall harvest season when brew masters use local grains to make specialized seasonal ales. Each fall, Bozeman Brewing Company…

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Winter 2012 Round Up

Winter 2012       Written By Christine Rogel      

Hunter’s Heaven Each January, Safari Club Interntional answers the prayers of hunters from around the world with a big party dedicated to sportsmen at the SCI Show in Reno, Nevada, January…

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Summer 2010 Round Up

Summer 2010       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Horsing Around at Rebecca Farm Mark your calendars: July 22-25 is a Montana must-attend summer do: The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. The “event” is a world-class equestrian…

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Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fall 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

For years, Eileen Clarke, Montana cookbook author and co-creator of RiflesandRecipes.com, has been answering questions about game. “I had this goose,” someone might say at a party, “and it tasted…

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Summer 2011 Round Up

Summer 2011       Written By Matthew P. Mayo      

Scout's Honor Where can a Boy Scout experience the awesome wonder that is the Bob Marshall Wilderness this summer? Where can a Boy Scout hike backcountry trails, participate in shooting…

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Fly Fishing 2016 Round Up: News and events from around the Northern Rockies

Fly Fishing 2016       Written By Christine Rogel      

Madison River Now Open to Fishing Year-Round The Madison River in southwest Montana will reopen to fishing year-round starting this spring. Two sections of the river, from Quake Lake outlet…

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