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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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Bench Marks: The People And Places Lifting Us Up When We Are Down

February 13, 2018 // Community, Community Change

Peets Hill, Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy Tate: It's tough work fighting to save the communities we love and finding ways to avert the trail of despair
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Projecting Nature's Beauty—Rejecting Blight In Building And Thought

February 7, 2018 // Co-existence, Community, Community Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Projecting beauty?
Lori Ryker says we live in a spectacular place, so why doesn't architecture always treat it that way?
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The Future Of The Local Small Town Ski Hill

February 1, 2018 // Big Art of Nature, Community, Community Change, Public Lands

Snow King Mountain
Sue Cedarholm paints a picture that speaks to both nostalgia and concern about Snow King
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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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The Midlife Crisis Trilogy: To Live Or Die

December 28, 2017 // Community, Community Change

In the conclusion of Timothy Tate's series 'When Peter Pan Enters Middle Age', Walt faces his moment of truth
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A Mountain Town Man Hits The Wall Of A Midlife Crisis

December 4, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Photo courtesy Garrett Grove (garrettgrove.com)
In Part 2 of Timothy Tate's series "When Peter Pan Enters Middle Age", Walt hits the couch behind The Blue Door
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When Peter Pan Enters Middle Age

November 21, 2017 // Community, Community Change

So full of vim and vigor in their youth, men in many mountain towns live lives based on athletic achievement, independence and focus on self—and then middle age delivers a crushing blow of reality
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Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
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A Tragedy In The Mountains Highlights Pain Facing The Young

October 16, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The Madison Mountains, photo courtesy Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, B. Vandenbos
In mountain towns like Bozeman and Jackson Hole, extreme athletes are modern heroes.  When something bad happens, it should cause all of us to hold our kids closer
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Touching Meaning In A Small-Town Funeral Procession

October 1, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Photo by Timothy Tate
Bozeman, Montana Psychotherapist Timothy Tate Riffs On The Struggles Of Finding Purpose While Living Beneath The Big Western Sky
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Selling Off The Historic Playground To Pay For Growth

September 14, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The historic lawn of the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman
Mountain Journal columnist and downtown Bozeman businessman Tim Crawford says growth doesn't pay for itself. And there's no better example than Bozeman public school officials potentially selling off a beloved historic playground to meet budget shortfalls.
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Searching To Find The Soul Of Community In The Welter Of A Boom

September 12, 2017 // Community, Community Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Bozeman from the Bridger Mountains
To save the best of what remains in Montana's Gallatin Valley, Lori Ryker says leaders and citizens must start thinking holistically—Now.
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