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Image by Lauren Kemp ESPN’s ‘College Gameday’ travels to Bozeman for the Brawl of the Wild, and the return of Lee Corso Legendary college football coach and analyst, Lee Corso returned to ESPN’s College Gameday. Bozeman was the coldest setting in Gameday history, and was the 121st “Brawl of the Wild,” the annual battle between Montana State University and the University of Montana. Host Rece...
Montana State guarantees admission to nursing bachelor’s program for qualifying Montana high school graduates Beginning in the fall of 2023, aspiring nursing students from Montana high schools will be guaranteed admission into the nursing bachelor’s degree program in the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing at Montana State University. In an update to its admissions system last month, the college announced the Montana...
Image by Lauren Kemp Haven promoting new shelter with pet photo contest Haven has been helping survivors of domestic abuse in the Gallatin Valley for over four decades, and their new facility will allow them to help many more. Haven served over 1,000 people last year alone, and the need for help has been steadily increasing every year, with a 12% increase from last year. Unfortunately, the program has had to turn down survivors'...
Montana Ag Network: Ever Westward Farm finds success with unique approach  Tristan and Jori Bradford are innovators in Central Montana for organic and sustainable farming. “We thought we'd start going that direction and it's completely broadened the horizons for us and to what we're doing with sustainable and regenerative farming approaches,” said Tristan. It’s a two-person show at Ever Westward Farm. Tristan...
Apple founder Steve Wozniak in Bozeman for Stibitz-Wilson Award Tech legend Steve Wozniak, the founder of Apple, made an appearance on the 23rd in Bozeman to accept an award with two others. The Stibitz-Wilson Award celebrates innovators in computational and biological sciences, and Wozniak’s foundational work at apple during the 1970-the 1980s places him at the forefront of the personal computer revolution. Tickets to the event...
Image by Lauren Kemp Bridger Photonics receives $55 million investment to continue growing Bridger Photonics, a local laser company in Bozeman, is set to receive a multimillion-dollar investment from a group of Montana-based investors. The company announced that Beaverhead Partners has invested an impressive amount of money into the company that specializes in emission reduction through laser, imaging, detection, and ranging - or...
Image by Lauren Kemp John Mayer performs sold-out flood relief concert; fundraising could top $2.5 million John Mayer performed to a sold-out crowd at Pine Creek Lodge during the Rise for the River Montana Flood Relieve Benefit concert on August 21. Mayer organized the concert series to help raise funds for relief efforts after historic flooding hit the area in June. Mayer is a resident of Paradise Valley. One thousand people...
Image by Lauren Kemp Rapid training courses offered in Butte for job opportunities in film productions Highlands College, Media Training Center, and Accelerate Montana recently formed a new partnership that will offer rapid training courses designed to take advantage of job opportunities in film production coming to Butte. The groups will offer film and media training courses to provide Montanans with the skills that production...
Image by: Lauren Kemp Thousands gather for Anaconda's annual Art in the Park Food vendors, live music, and countless art forms adorned Anaconda's Washoe Park earlier this month for their annual Art in the Park weekend. During the three-day event, over 10,000 people from nearly every state made the trip to Deer Lodge County to see the show that showed art from woodworking to jewelry and photography. Many of the vendors are local,...
Image by Lauren Kemp Chaco roving repairs bus stops in Bozeman during summer-long tour  Building a custom pair of sandals at the ReChaco Roving Repairs bus is simple, and two weeks ago, the bus drew a steady line of Chaco-lovers to the lot behind Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman. Repairs take 30 minutes to an hour to perform, and customers could choose between classic Z Sandals or the Chillos Slides, as well as buckles,...
  Image by: Lauren Kemp Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market returns with food, art, crafts, and more The Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market is back with hundreds of people stopping by the Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin Valley Fairgrounds each Saturday, searching for fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, and other local items. Nearly half of the vendors this year are new to the farmers’ market. Market capacity has...
Image by: Lauren Kemp Anaconda keeping up with business and population boom Anaconda is quickly growing with new businesses and population growth that it has not seen since the 1980s. Adam Vauthier, executive director of Discover Anaconda shared, “Today there’s a lot of success that you can see in all of the retail shops and restaurants and bars and businesses that are opening up in the downtown area.” Discover...