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An Even Better Website for the Best Region

You may have noticed Southwest Montana’s website has changed quite a bit. It’s a change that has been in the works for a long time, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. For one thing, it is much prettier. Southwest Montana deserves a website as beautiful as the scenery, and it was definitely time […]

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Chinese New Year!

Christmas is over. New Years has passed. What do we have to look forward to? Why Butte’s Chinese New Year, of course! The shortest, loudest, coldest Chinese New Year Parade in America kicks is next month: February 13, 2016. The parade usually starts from the Butte-Silverbow Courthouse around 3:00 pm and ends at the Mai-Wah […]

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Is That a Giant Lady?

“Is that…is there…is there a giant lady on the top of that mountain?” Yes, yes there is. She always startles first-time visitors to Butte. You’re letting your eyes wander along the stark Eastern Ridge, and then you notice that there is something strange about one of the peaks. You look closer and realize there is […]

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The Blackfoot River

“Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River […]

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Southwest Montana is For the Birds!

While exploring Southwest Montana, why not take a step back and focus your energy on an emersion in nature? Birding may be an activity that you have never thought of trying, but why not? Maybe you don’t even know what ‘birding’ entails. Birding is an opportunity to step into the natural world and observe its […]

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Ghost Towns

It takes a long time for a town to give up the ghost. Take Bannack, for example: established in 1862, Montana’s first mining town had run out of gold by the 1880s, and yet the town clung on. Determined, hard-headed prospectors kept the town alive even after it became a state park in the 1950s. […]

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What’s Happening in Southwest Montana?

***The summer months are always busy in Southwest Montana, don’t miss these great events throughout August*** Virginia City Art Show – Virginia City, MT | August 7-9 20th Annual Madison Valley Arts Festival – Ennis, MT | August 8 4th Annual Lincolnstock – Lincoln, MT | August 8-9 Madison County Fair & Rodeo – Twin […]

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A Recipe For the Perfect Campfire

There is certainly no better time to write this blog than now, sitting among my family and friends enjoying the glowing embers, the quiet evening, and the nearly cloudless night sky. What makes the perfect campfire? someone asked. As with any question a variety of opinions quickly cropped up, but I-being one of the most […]

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