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Archive | July, 2012


Red Ants Music Festival a Huge Success

This past Saturday I headed to White Sulphur Springs, MT for the 2nd annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival. Last year I had an obligation that took me in another direction so I missed the first one. I was determined to see certain headliners this year and I knew I could only devote one day to […]

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Kelly’s Llama is Named Fred

A few weeks ago I was driving north from the Bear Paw Battlefield towards Chinook, MT. On the west side of the road (in a fence) I saw a big brown llama, looking like he owned the place. I called my brother and asked who was using llamas around there and he informed me it […]

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Get Lost!

The Montana Office of Tourism unveiled their Get Lost campaign a few years ago and it continues to cause chuckles. The goal behind the Get Lost theme is to encourage people to go out and explore and get off the beaten path on their Montana vacation. A great idea! The Get Lost campaign is now spreading […]

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First Camping Trip of the Summer

Our recent Facebook contest winner posted a wonderful story about her first camping trip this summer. In her own words… First camping trip of the season. Hard to believe it took until the end of June to do it. But, it was well worth the wait! On a spur-of-the-moment decision we took a break from […]

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No More Bluegrass

Bummer – organizers of Bluegrass on the Bay in Great Falls announced that last weekend’s concert was their final one. Attendance was strong, people loved the performers (Suzy Bogguss was headliner, other bands were amazing too). Local fiddler Tobi Magruder (national fiddle chamption) opened the show. Reasons for discontinuing the fundraiser include the key organizers […]

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Montana’s Dinosaur

A lot of folks on a Montana vacation don’t realize we have a state dinosaur – yup – it’s the Maiasaura unearthed fairly close to Choteau, MT. I was in Choteau recently and if you are driving towards Glacier National Park on US 89 you’ll go right through the middle of Choteau.The highway actually divides […]

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Making Plaster in the Field

Just think about this – you are out on the plains of Central Montana working on a dinosaur “discovery” and it’s time to make a field jacket for it so it doesn’t get disturbed. A little precious water (no running water here!) is mixed with powdered plaster of paris and you’ve got the stuff to make the […]

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We Are Looking For Dinosaur Fossils

Our group of exploring kids set off early the other day to get a glimpse of what the area looked like where dinosaurs once roamed. We were on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Choteau. The scenic backdrop is stunning with a wide open view of the Rocky Mountains. We also had pretty blue sky with occasional clouds […]

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