Articles from the 'This Is Montana' series

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 By Peter Kolb    Features 

Lodgepole Pine: Wildfires Create Signature Montana Forests

Life gets busy for everyone. We all dream about getting away from it all for an hour, a day or perhaps even a week. My favorite is to go for a hike through one of Montana's... — Updated 11/29/2023


Montana Followed Meandering Path Toward Statehood (Part 2 OF 2)

Arriving in Washington, D.C., Judge Sidney Edgerton consulted with President Lincoln and found him agreeable to the idea of a new territory in the Rockies. More important, Edgerton... — Updated 11/15/2023


Montana Followed Meandering Path Toward Statehood (Part 1 OF 2)

Each of the United States of America – except the original 13, Texas and California – was first organized as a territory before achieving admittance to the Union as a state.... — Updated 11/6/2023


Avon – Heart of the Little Blackfoot Valley

Fifteen miles up the Little Blackfoot River from Garrison Jct. and straddling US Hwy 12 sits Avon. A picturesque place, the Little Blackfoot River skirts the south perimeter of... — Updated 10/18/2023


Ovando: More Scenery Per Capita

Long on scenery and short on population the middle Blackfoot River Valley is the epitome of rural Montana. Mountains of the fabled Bob Marshall Country form its northern horizon... — Updated 11/14/2022


Montana's Lonesome Highway

From the center of the state at Lewistown, it is 262 miles to Sidney and just a few miles further to the Dakota line. At night you can drive 50 miles or more and never see another... — Updated 3/16/2021


Sculptures in the Wild: Lincoln, Montana

So, an Irishman and a logger walk into a Seattle bar. Imbibing spirits, they bond over their interest in knives, solve the world's problems, and by the end of the night the two new... — Updated 12/1/2020


Bits of Montana Wisdom

Do you sometimes think the state is being inundated with new ways, and we are losing the real Montana? In some places perhaps yes, but most of the state is still the Montana we... — Updated 4/6/2018


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