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Archive | July, 2012


Playing Games

When we think of kids playing games today a LOT of electronic-type games come to mind. Well…step back in time and think about traditional Indian games played on the great Montana plains. While visiting First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park just a short drive from Great Falls, we had a chance to learn (and practice) […]

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The View From the Top

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park was our first visit Sunday morning. There was a bit of haze in the sky although the dramatic icons of this area, square butte and the incredibly long cliff face forming the buffalo jump, were still very visible. Our group headed to the top of the buffalo jump for some […]

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Tower Rock State Park Hike

When we finished floating the Missouri River near Cascade the other day we took our rafts out at Prewitt Creek. Just around the corner from the take-out at Prewitt is Tower Rock State Park. We were running a bit ahead of schedule so a last-minute plan was hatched to make a stop at Tower Rock […]

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Choteau 4th of July Trip Wins Facebook Contest

I’m glad to say I’ve enjoyed the 4th of July in Choteau, Montana – actually the 3rd, 4th and 5th one year. Our week #4 Facebook contest winner is Todd Daniels. Todd won two nights lodging at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown for his contest entry. Following are Todd’s words about his Choteau visit: “The fourth of […]

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A Tall Order for Tall Boys Catering

I can just hear the lunch order – one juicy burger and a side of hay for my horse! I wonder if Tall Boys Catering can deliver on that. The scene was the Montana Cutting Horse Association’s annual Snowy Mountain Summer Spectacular Show held June 30 – July 1. The cutting horse show is named for the area’s two […]

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Fabulous Fourth

So many Fourth of July celebrations – hard to choose which ones to attend! I did get to the parade in Great Falls this morning. There is a large military presence in Great Falls with Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard (there are others but these are the largest ones) so […]

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A Mega Summer Celebration

Each year the community of Fort Benton sponsors Summer Celebration the fourth weekend in June. I always want to embellish that name a bit because just calling it Summer Celebration doesn’t explain the magnitude of the event. First of all, it lasts three days. Friday’s festivities begin with a free noon pig roast courtesy of First Security […]

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Blackleaf Canyon Hike Wins Facebook Contest

Week two of Central Montana’s Facebook contest yielded a winner who had hiked in the Blackleaf Canyon on the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front. You can tell this winner’s love of the outdoors and, most noticeably, the sense of awe inspired by this unique location adjacent to Lewis & Clark National Forest land, the Bob Marshall […]

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