• A look into the future

    The Roockwood Speakeasy. By Lisa WarehamWhat will 2014 bring to MT Magazine?

    We’ve got some good things cooking at MT Magazine as we head into 2014.

    Our transition for Helena headquarters to Missoula is complete and planning for the next six issues is in full swing. (A year can go by pretty quickly when you break it up into 6 chunks!)

    We’re already working to get the January/February issue ready – it’s due to the printer by Dec. 13. Megan, our amazing art director, is the one who puts all the pages together for us.

    She’s working hard on that now and take it from me, it’s looking good.

    Our first issue will feature several stories from everyone’s favorite Montana city, Butte (one of my favorites at least).

    Ever visited the Rookwood Speakeasy? It’s a long lost bar that was abandoned during a Prohibition raid by the federal government. Patrons left their hats and coats there in the chaos.

    More than 70 years later, the speakeasy was uncovered – the poker chips were still on the table.

    Now, it’s a part of a historical tour of Butte.

    We’ve also got a review of the book “Empty Mansions,” about the mysterious life of Huguette Clark. Her fortune was worth millions thanks to her copper king father, W.A. Clark, yet she lived for the last several decades of her life inside a lone room at a New York City hospital.

    As for later issues, we’ve got some really cool things planned. Ever heard of Casey Anderson or his bear Brutus? Know anything about sugar beets? (Hint: its one of the biggest crops that comes to Billings to be processed).

    Our May/June issue will feature stories from Central Montana. Our July/August issue will focus on Glacier Country.

    But that’s still a ways out. Stay tuned for more…

  • Montana Magazine hires new editor

    Jenna CederbergMontana Magazine publisher Jim McGowan recently announced that Montana Magazine has hired a new editor.

    Jenna Cederberg began as editor of Montana Magazine in November.

    A Montana native, Cederberg grew up in the South Hills of Missoula. She was previously the Missoulian’s business reporter.

    Cederberg received a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Washington State University in 2007 and was editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson before joining the Missoulian in 2010.

    “I grew up reading Montana Magazine,” she said. “It is an extreme honor to be involved in the proud tradition of telling the state’s stories and sharing the amazing photos taken all across the Last Best Place with our subscribers around the globe. I can’t wait to get started.”

    Cederberg’s selection is a part of a relocation process for Montana Magazine, which is now headquartered in Missoula.

    “We are excited to have the opportunity to continue the great tradition of Montana Magazine from Missoula,” said McGowan, publisher of the Missoulian and Montana Magazine. “I am thrilled to provide Montana Magazine’s readers with Jenna, as she brings the ideal mix of content development experience, community engagement and passion for telling the stories that are Montana.”

    Read the rest of the story here.

  • November-December issue out now!

    Alice Greenough Orr takes on a bucking bronco. Photo courtesy of Cascade County Historical Society

    We’re excited to share the final issue of 2013 with everyone. It was mailed from the printers Oct. 27 and the should soon (if it’s not already) arrive in subscribers’ mailboxes.

    We chose photographer Jason Savage’s epic shot of a snowy buffalo for the cover. The big guy is standing strong in a storm just outside Yellowstone National Park.

    Jason has a ton of other photos inside the issue as well. You really get to a chance to see how talented he is.

    Along with the cover, our Portfolio features a spread of photos from Jason (the snowy buffalo makes an appearance there too. If you’ve been missing Montana lately, his photos will cure your blues.

    Also inside the issue, we’ve got the story of Marvin Camel, a boxing champ who grew up in the Mission Valley and goes on to become the first Native American world boxing champion.

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