Autumn’s brown grass is a heart beating for winter, for spring that becomes summer, for summer that fades to autumn and autumn’s brown grass. Autu...

WHEN GEORGE BIRD Grinnell visited Glacier National Park in 1921, he was outraged when a stable manager insisted that the 72-year-old be accompanied by...

Plenty Coups’ legacy in Big Horn County Just eight days before the terrible events on the Little Bighorn in June 1876, a young Crow chief crested th...

IF YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE, TRY TO SPOT AND STALK THE ANIMAL WITH THE FASTEST HOOVES ON EARTH There are easier ways to kill a pronghorn antelope. The spo...

AT LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH IN BIG SKY, MONTANA, A RESTAURANT SERVES HISTORY ON EVERY PLATE TRUE CONFESSION: I’M A SUCKER FOR DUDE RANCHES. Maybe it ...

SEPTEMBER IS A MONTH of transition here on Central Montana’s high plains, often beginning with temperatures that near triple digits and ending with ...

MY ABIDING LOVE OF THE MISSOURI BREAKS was earned through sustained hardship, a little like how stubborn streptococci earn resistance through repeated...

BIG SKY COUNTRY IS ALSO BIG BEAR COUNTRY. Most estimates suggest that Montana has between 13,000 and 17,000 black bears (Ursus americanus) and roughly...

IN CLASSIC FASHION FOR a college student in upstate New York, Sam Hoffmann first started brewing beer in his dorm room. But it was a childhood spent t...

The lurking menaces in the lives of each character in Fall Back Down When I Die by Joe Wilkins (Little, Brown and Company, $27) are like the wolves th...

THERE IS A SAYING ABOUT LIVING IN THE WEST, that it’s like one big Main Street, where the connection to just about everyone you meet is whittled dow...

WHEN YOU FIRST ENCOUNTER SUE TIRRELL’S CERAMICS, you might feel a hint of nostalgia or a nagging sense that you have seen something vaguely simi...

Ranging from totem-inspired sculptures to art that honors the West’s railroad culture and national parks, here are some exhibitions to catch:  Nort...

It’s hard to get people fired up about chunks of ice, but that’s what scientists and officials in Glacier National Park are trying to do as the pa...

It’s totally cliché and yet completely appropriate: Master weavers Marilyn and William Stevens have interwoven making a living and making a life to...

Sometimes a restaurant is more than a restaurant. So it is at Wild Flower Kitchen in Absarokee, Montana, where two chefs and a charismatic maître d...

Years ago, Idaho-based builder Mat Hall read about the ancient Japanese wood-preserving technique called Shou Sugi Ban. The treatment involves charrin...

Home Beside the weathered garden gate Down at the old home place, A withered wildflower Lies peaceful and still, Too faded, too weak to bare its face....

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture upcoming events. Of Shadow and Light Jessie Wilber Gallery Jerry Locati July 12 – August 30 Jerry Locati s...

Backcountry excursions in Yellowstone National Park From our perch on a hillside overlooking the upper Lamar River Valley, my friend Mariann and I wat...

A big hole valley tradition Montana’s Big Hole Valley is riddled with ranches that have held their ground for many generations, wicked winters be da...

Finding solace in a secret fly-fishing spot Dust hangs over the forest road, settling visibly on a dark SUV parked halfway up the mountain. A guy wear...

For a peripatetic family, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, finally feels like home The family had been gamely relocating from one city to another, bouncing betw...

Charting her own course in the world of fine art Amber Blazina’s brush flies from palette to painting. Her mind is focused, but her body shakes with...

It was spring in the early 1990s when I first stumbled into the Old Saloon with friends. We were making our way back through Paradise Valley to Bozema...

From classical and jazz, to country and Rock n’ Roll, here are our picks of music festivals and concert series to catch this summer throughout the N...

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