Buffalo Joe’s and the Buffalo Wallow Lodging

When I first heard about a new saloon, a restaurant and a small motel being built in the little community of Dupuyer, Montana I had my doubts. I wondered if it would really happen and if so, how would it turn out. A few weeks ago I was able to see the finished products of this huge investment in Dupuyer. In fact, I had lunch at the restaurant and thoroughtly enjoyed it. US Highway 89 … Read more

This Year’s Elk Harvest Is Higher on Rocky Mountain Front

The 2015 big game general rifle season saw more hunters and more elk harvested on the Rocky Mountain front this year. Today is the end of the season and as of yesterday,3,900 hunters (both successful and not-so-successful) had stopped at the game check station in Augusta. There have probably been more hunters checking in today so odds are that total will hit 4,000. That’s an increase of over 5 percent. So, how many elk were … Read more

I Finally Got to Swift Dam

Well, there is a story about me going to Swift Dam west of Dupuyer, Montana! Many years ago I had never heard of Swift Dam. Everytime someone mentioned it I became more intrigued and decided I was going to go. However, I wasn’t sure how to get there. I was told the road was iffy. Then, when I was in the area the weather was looking like a storm and I was advised to not … Read more

Havre’s New Hotel

Havre’s newest hotel opened recently and I was fortunate to get a personal tour of the property. The Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites is located on the north side of US Hwy 2 near Havre’s Holiday Village Mall and adjacent to Murphy’s Pub. As you enter the hotel lobby you feel like you are in a huge metropolitan hotel. The lobby decor is beautiful, trendy, spacious and inviting. One lobby display really caught … Read more

Priest Butte Geological Formation Near Choteau

I’ve driven US Hwy 89 many times and each time I am between Fairfield and Choteau I pass by what is known as Priest Butte. The terrain surrounding the butte is flat so it really stands out, even from a distance. I was traveling north from Great Falls to Dupuyer the other day and had plenty of time so I turned west on Priest Butte Road, just before I got to the butte. It was … Read more