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VIDEO: Going underground at the Lewis and Clark Caverns
Nature's Best: The story of Wheat Montana
Sometimes Wild: the controversy over Montana's Pryor Mountain wild horses
VIDEO: Radon Healing at the Merry Widow Mine in Basin, Montana
Cooking up Good Vibrations: tips for allergy free foods
Colstrip: How a Montana town was built on coal
Custom Makeover: using natural rock from Montana Rockworks for an exterior makeover

Montana Matters - News from around Montana
BNSF Railway Returns as Sponsor of C.M. Russell art auction
Misoula Youth Homes dedicates new youth facility
Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road closed
Montana writers honored
Montana Farmers Union celebrates 99 years
Programs are available in Montana to help adults with arthritis
Montana One-Room Schoolhouses at National Book Festival
Montana Veterans Administration holds townhall meetings
Allegiant air offering flights from Kalispell to L.A.
Montana AARP discusses how to have 'the talk' with your parents

Bannack: Montana's rich beginnings
In early September 1862, freighters from Utah were heading for customers in the Deer Lodge Valley when they heard of this latest gold strike. Realizing they could shorten their trip and sell the goods in Bannack, they made an impromptu detour. This decision no doubt helped many of the miners survive the coming cold months.

Homes and Lifestyle
Editor's Pick: Staying Cool and Functional: Patagonia Activist Sneakers
Sometimes it's hard to be cool, fashionable AND stay warm and dry in Montana, but with Patagonia's new "Activist" canvas sneakers you can!
The Activist Canvas is a lightweight, relaxed and casual outdoor sneaker. It features a high-abrasion synthetic suede rand for durability, a recycled midsole with heel air cushioning for underfoot protection, and a recycled rubber outsole with aggressive lugs for traction on unstable terrain.
Plus, they're just super cool!

Montana in World War II
World War I began 100 years ago this summer. When the United States joined the war three years later, many Montanans turned to food to support the war effort. Women attending Montana State College during World War I signed a pledge that they wouldn’t eat more than six pieces of candy a week. When they did eat, the candy would be no larger than one-inch square and half-inch thick.

Mack Days tournament forges lifelong friendship for Mike Benson, Jason Mahlen
Fishing has a way of making friends.
For Mike Benson and Jason Mahlen, fishing forged a lifelong friendship.
Benson recalls the day perfectly. It was one of those blue bird spring days on Flathead Lake; the sun was out, and fishermen were fishing in t-shirts and shorts. Then he heard a strange noise.

Taste of Montana
Healthy Students: Jennifer Montague takes lead in offering better meals for students
It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday, and Mary Brown is busy in the kitchen at Glacier High School. As another cook prepares a batch of hummus in a large mixer, there’s a buzz in the kitchen that hasn’t been there in a while. That’s because the kind of food they’re serving here is fresh and healthy — and the high school students are loving it.
So are the cooks.

In the Arts
Musician Eric Funk is known for talent as composer
Motivation is never a problem for composer Eric Funk. Rather, the challenge for Funk is finding time to write the music that is always is running through his mind.
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