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High-roost rockery entices great blue herons to western Montana
By Rob Chaney DRUMMOND – It’s not everywhere you can get eye to eye with a wild heron during mating season. Great blue herons (Ardea herodias) return to southwestern Montana to raise their chicks in rookeries – the avian equivalent of high-rise apartment living. While they typically don’t like human intrusions, Montana Highway 1 heading south from Drummond offers a great compromise. “I just love watching them,” rancher Sherilee Lund […]
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Treasure State Hidden Gem: The Terry Badlands
By Ed Wolff Montana is blessed with huge areas of public land, and the Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area, located 35 miles east of Miles City off Interstate 94, encompasses 44,000 acres of sedimentary rock stacked like layers of cake. Over uncountable eons of time, endless cycles of rain, wind, heat and cold have scared the rock, sculpting an alien-like landscape distorted into pillars of clay resembling mounds of ice […]
The Last Best Plates explores pie in the Big Sky
Glacier and Yellowstone: Come with us from Park-to-Park
Gesyer Gazers keep track of Yellowstone’s erupting thermal features
Glacier’s Goat Haunt is an unlikely passport portal
Helena resident has become the ultimate minor league baseball fan
Stage Road Inn is the ulitmate backroad B&B
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Love Letters to Montana
‘It is not where I grew old, but it is where I grew up’
Submitted by Mack W. Borgen I left Montana this month. Probably for the last time. I refuse to be sad, but even as I sit in the warmth of the California sun, I miss Montana. I always will. For now, I just need to get this story down before the sights, the sounds, the thick quiet of the woods, and the many memories of my Montana fade with time. I am […]
Montana Book Review: Summertime stories
By Doug Mitchell A novel with an unlikeable lead character whose journey makes for an ultra likeable read. A poignant story of two seemingly unconnected characters living under the same sky. And a book all about Flathead Lake that captures the true character of “Big Blue.” The Given World Marian Palaia Simon and Schuster, New York – 2015 Read an authoer Q&A with Marian Palaia here Over the past year […]