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Remember 2018 When 'Creative Destruction' Leveled A Bozeman Trailer Park To Create 'More Prosperity'?

June 27, 2022 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Trailer park in Bozeman soon to be razed
Four years later, Tim Crawford wonders how much empathy the new Bozeman has for those that prosperity sent packing
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Why Do We Run Away?

August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth

If you cashed out, where would you go?
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable.  But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to do
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Robert Staffanson (1921-2019) Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 27, 2019 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
An old wrangler looks back on his life as he nears the end of the trail.  Bob Staffanson, who founded The Billings Symphony and later became known as "the Cowboy Conductor" in New England and Europe, grew up herding cattle in Montana. It was the unshakable imprint of the West that brought him home. Staffanson reflects on the current president, the resilience of Western women, and the definition of a real cowboy.
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Every Mountain Town Has Local Versions of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford

November 4, 2018 // Civil Society, Community, Community Change, Culture

Christine Blasey Ford
When we talk of justice, Timothy Tate the psychotherapist wonders about the message sent to American daughters
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The Forgotten Westerners: 'East of Billings'

August 6, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture, Private Lands, Ranching

Cowboys set off to check their livestock.
Beyond the hipster havens of Bozeman and Jackson Hole, the pain of small towns is real. MoJo's new columnist Alexis Bonogofsky will be sharing their struggles
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The Draper: Another Greater Yellowstone Crown Jewel

July 11, 2018 // Cody, Community, Community Change, Culture

Draper Museum of Natural History
Meet the Cody museum dubbed 'the Smithsonian of the West'
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Of Dads And Mountain Daughters

January 30, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Daughter Abbey on a trip home
A foundational relationship in a woman’s life, its impacts lasting a lifetime
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Imagine Foreign Invaders Coming Into The Land

January 26, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Lois Red Elk's high plains. Photo by Lois Red Elk
Poet Lois Red Elk serves as translator on a road trip and pays homage to Ella Cara Deloria 
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Speaking The Ancient Lexicon Of North America

January 1, 2018 // Culture

Salish cedar root basket, image courtesy Burke Museum (www.burkemuseum.org)
In two poems for the new year, Lois Red Elk offers MoJo readers the chance to expand their human vocabulary
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Beholding Creation: Counting Birds At Christmas

December 23, 2017 // Culture, Wildlife

Chickadee Photo courtesy NPS
MoJo's Intrepid Nature Columnist Susan Marsh Carries On A Grand American Holiday Tradition
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Poems About Mato And The Power Of Bear Medicine

December 3, 2017 // Culture, Public Lands, Wildlife

"Bear", a sculpture by Haida carver William Ronald Reid Jr. (1920-1998) at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. Image courtesy Wikipedia
Perfect for the approaching solstice, MoJo Poet In Residence Lois Red Elk shares two works about how a great nation and a beloved elder dream of bruins
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Tory Taylor's Search For The Elusive Sheepeaters

October 25, 2017 // Book Review, Culture, The New West

William Henry Jackson's famous photograph of the Sheepeaters
In His New Book, The Retired Outfitter/Guide From Dubois, Wyoming Picks Up The Trail Of Greater Yellowstone's Oldest And Most Mysterious Mountain Inhabitants
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To Be A Man, Real Warriors Don't Have To Kill Lions

September 26, 2017 // Co-existence, Culture

Daniel Ole Sambu
America's wildest ecosystem can learn some valuable lessons about human-predator conflicts from Daniel Ole Sambu and his campaign to protect African lions
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A Good Life Writing After Years In The Forest Service

September 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Culture

Susan Marsh
Mountain Journal columnist Susan Marsh spent three decades working for the US Forest Service, working on recreation and wilderness protection in both the Gallatin National Forest of Montana and Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Today she's an award-wining writer.
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