10 Fun Things To Do In Lewistown, MT

If Central Montana is the Heart of the Big Sky, then Lewistown would be one of its mainheartbeats. Geographically considered to be the center of the entire state, Lewistown is a placeof grit and charm and beauty all its own. If you are coming into town via Highway 87 from Great Falls, you will catch the full scope ofLewistown’s hidden nature. Dropping down Mainstreet hill, you get a full purview of the majordowntown with the … Read more

Family, Friends and the Holiday Season in Central Montana

It’s wintertime and the holiday season is in full swing in Central Montana!  If you’re in the region visiting friends and family and looking for a fun way to get out of the house, then you might consider some of the following ideas for enjoying our charming small towns on a winter day. Breweries Visit to one of our 8 breweries!  A local brew is a great way to catch up on old memories while … Read more

Shelby, MT…the epicenter of the boxing world nearly 100 years ago

Shelby Chamber of Commerce recently had their annual banquet to recognize the leaders of this northern Montana town with 3100 population. Hats off to the Chamber leading this small town on the Hi-Line. You could say Shelby hits above its weight class when it comes to the business community. As I sat at the table enjoying the corned beef and cabbage, this nice man sitting next to me struck up a conversation. After exchanging general … Read more

Favorite Things to do in Meagher County

On my last visit to Meagher County I starting counting the reasons why people came to vacation in the area. I saw hikers, hunters, campers, retired couples out for a getaway, and people who came to soak in the thermal springs. All in all, that covered quite a variety of people. Here’s a bit of history of the area. The largest town in the county is really a small quaint town of about 1,000 people. … Read more

Mighty Mo Brew Co. – Mighty Good Beer and More

It was 2013 when Mighty Mo Brewing Company established their brewery in downtown Great Falls. It quickly became a great gathering place, lunch place, dinner location, beer drinking place and more. Two guys, one great idea, that sums it up, but I’m sure it took a lot of hard work to get to opening day. Mighty Mo, which is also how locals refer to the Missouri River, is located in a historic building right on … Read more

Charles M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede

It’s been 100 years since an amazing exhibition of Charlie Russell’s masterpieces went on view at the Calgary Stampede. At that time, Russell headlined the exhibits in an effort to help boost a struggling Stampede Rodeo in the Alberta town of Calgary. The event spanned one week and the events and exhibits commemorated and chronicled the changing West, a good fit for cowboy Charlie’s art. Charlie and Nancy Russell shipped 24 paintings and 8 bronzes … Read more

Joplin’s Secret Scenic Drive

Joplin hosts an annual Art In The Park and Car Show each June and it was on my list of events to attend this year. And what an event it was! There were vendors of all kinds, live music and over 60 vintage vehicles in the car show. And, of course, I couldn’t pass up a yummy slice of pie at one of the food booths. What kind? Raspberry rhubarb with pecan topping. Homemade, unique … Read more

Antique Motorcycles Cruise in to Great Falls

One hundred antique motorcycles are spending the night in Great Falls tonight and their owners are busy tuning things up for tomorrow’s ride. The parking lot of Great Falls’ Heritage Inn looks like a cross between a museum and a mechanic’s garage. Bikes and their owners were working on parts, some were dismantling engines, all in 48 degree temps and a drizzle of rain. The Cannonball Motorcycle Ride is an endurance ride that could be … Read more

Young and Old Danced at The Little Shell Pow Wow

This past weekend I attended the Little Shell Pow Wow at First People’s Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, Montana. This was a traditional pow wow, not a competitive one, and the atmosphere was relaxed and family-oriented. I arrived early but not in time to manage to get a parking spot in the parking lot! Volunteers were very organized though and they had a system of directing vehicles in a pattern on the surrounding grassy areas. The … Read more

Memories of Author Ivan Doig

Author Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana and moved to Dupuyer, Montana with his father when he was six years old. Both communities, and some in between, share their love for this author who became one of my favorites. Dupuyer has taken the lead on preserving Doig’s memories. He was born on June 27th and each year the community has Doig Day complete with birthday cake and a wonderful sharing of memories. … Read more