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Snow geese coming in for a landing at Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area

Freezout Lake Never Disappoints

This spring I wasn’t able to get to Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area between Fairfield and Choteau to watch the annual snow goose migration. During the migration the sky literally goes dark when lift-off occurs. And the bird chatter is amazingly loud. Freezout is located along the east slope of the Rockies. As winds come over […]

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So Much Art, So Little Time

Great Falls recently hosted Western Art Week, a collection of 13 art shows all featuring a variety of art for sale. The longest show runs for five days, not quite a week, but the days are jam packed. The art shows take place the third weekend in March around the time of Charlie Russell’s birthday. Most folks […]

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A Connection Between Dogs and Beer

I’m beginning to wonder, just what is the connection between dogs and brews? Two fairly new breweries in Central Montana, Triple Dog Brewing in Havre and 2 Basset Brewery in White Sulphur Springs obviously felt compelled to honor the pups. Triple Dog‘s logo proudly shows a dog balancing a pint of beer on it’s nose. The brewery […]

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Combining History and Art on the Upper Missouri

Some background: Let’s think way back to the early 1800’s when artist Karl Bodmer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. When he was about 23 years old he moved to Koblenz, Germany. Bodmer’s uncle was an engraver and taught his nephew art. Karl Bodmer ended up learning a nice variety of media and became a printmaker, lithographer, illustrator and painter. In 1833 Karl […]

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