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How Much Wood Could a Wood Bank Bank?

A few weeks ago, Governor Bullock presented the annual Serve Montana Awards. These awards recognize outstanding community volunteers and organizations dedicated to serving the needs of Montana. As frigid temperatures continue to cover the state, it seems only appropriate to profile the organization in SouthWest Montana that received an award. For two decades, the St. […]

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Sarah Bickford

Sarah Bickford was born as a plantation slave in 1852 near Jonesboro Tennessee. After the Civil War, she moved to Knoxville and lived with her aunt (biological or adoptive, it’s not yet clear). There, she got a job as a nanny for John Murphy, who took her with him when he moved to Virginia City, […]

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Racing to the Sky

What are your plans for this weekend? Watching the Olympics? Buying ice cream to make up for the fact that you forgot Friday is Valentines Day? Do your plans involve racing 350 miles through snowy Montana wilderness, enduring freezing conditions with little sleep? Seem crazy? For the past 29 years, participants in Montana’s Race to […]

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Swish and Glide on the Continental Divide

Inspired by the coming Olympics, we have decided to experiment with snow sports, specifically cross-country skiing, which has the distinct attraction of being immensely cheaper than its alpine cousin so off we went to Chief Joseph Pass, outside of Wisdom. Cross Country Skiing – Chief Joseph passAs we stopped at a trail crossroad to look […]

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