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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...
Image by: Lauren Kemp Montana hospital uses virtual reality technology to help patients recover May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana in Billings is turning to virtual reality to assist patients in recovery. Patient Doug Harris, who had a stroke on April 20, leaving him unable to use the left side of his body, shared that his inability to walk is frustrating, but he is improving. He has...
Image by Kaitlyn Hannan Bozeman Public Library starts mobile food pantry The Bozeman Public Library staff were compelled to enact a mobile food pantry after being asked a simple question. Kathleen McPhereson-Glynn, Children’s librarian shared, “Two little kiddos came up to the desk, and they just looked at me with these big eyes and said ‘do you have food? We’re hungry,’ and I’ve never had that...
Image by Kaitlyn Hannan Organization expands to Missoula, bringing mentorship to kids in need The organization “Friends of Children” recently expanded to Missoula and opened a clubhouse to start its first class of enrollees. The organization works to aid children who face poverty, single-parent homes, foster care, and more by partnering with local schools. “We talk with case managers and therapists in the school...
Image by Kaitlyn Hannan  Researchers at Montana State University working to unlock algae’s potential, including as fuel source Montana State University researchers continue to delve into algae's potential, including fuel, food, fertilizer, cleaning products, and more. Research Professor Huyen Bui shared, “We basically take what -mother nature- came up with and adapt it to our purpose.” After decades of...
‘Just for skiers’: Bode Miller-backed ski company launches in Bozeman Bode Miller stated there had not been much innovation in the world of ski equipment, something he aims to change. Bozeman’s Four Corners area is the headquarters for a new ski line launched by the former ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. The new line is called “Peak Ski Company” and plans to begin selling two lines of skis, one aimed...
Image by: Lauren Kemp Bozeman kombucha company expands brand, launches new drink A Bozeman-based kombucha brewer and beverage company is launching a line of hard teas. John Griffith, co-founder and CEO of Zesty Beverages, said the launch of the hard teas marks a turning point for the start-up company. “This does present kind of a big fundamental embrace of something different from Zesty,” Griffith said. Founded in 2016...
Backcountry store coming to Gallatin Laundry building downtown Bozeman A Utah-based outdoor gear retailer is moving into a historic building in downtown Bozeman. Backcountry, an online retailer of outdoor gear and apparel is slated to move into the old Gallatin Laundry Company building at the corner of East Babcock Street and South Bozeman. The Gallatin Laundry Company, which operated as a laundry company until 2017, was renovated and...
 Image by Lauren Kemp Glacier Park International Airport secures federal funding  Glacier Park International Airport will receive $14.5 million in federal funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill aims to provide funds for future upgrades and investments in Montana’s infrastructure. The airport is in the middle of an expansion that would triple the current square footage. The Glacier Park...