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From the Blog
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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Portfolio: Roaming the Riverside
Photography of Kurt Wilson While wandering more than 10,000 miles around Montana last year, photographer Kurt Wilson made thousands of unplanned images. That was the point. The longtime photojournalist – whose mom grew up in Three Forks at the headwaters of Missouri River and who learned to swim while fishing the Alberton Gorge with his dad – spent six weeks in 2014 taking photos of Montana while eating and sleeping […]
Last Best Plates explores a Paradise Valley branding picnic
Water Craft: Swan Lake family builds custom canoe legacy
Ghost Sign Scrutiny: Butte grapples with how restore outside ads
Art of the State: Montana artists well represented in museum’s permanent collection
Homegrown Guitars: Pieces of Montana provide perfect instrument material
Vintage fighters: WWII-era tankers remain important wildfire fighting tools
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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: First-rates reads
By DOUG MITCHELL Another stunner from one of Montana’s most treasured fiction writers, a clear-eyed and interesting look at farming pulse crops in Big Sky Country, a moving book of poems from a Helena native, and a Montanan’s take on one of the most popular fiction titles in recent years. Montana Magazine contributor Doug Mitchell reviews a pleasingly diverse set of books. Sweet Thunder Ivan Doig Riverhead Books, New York […]