Eric Bergoust: Full Medal Jacket
The picture is one of those classic photographs that most families have in their photo albums.It's a shot of the child early in life, a neophyte at a sport that perhaps later defines the child's adulthood.For Eric Bergoust, that photo is a shot of him freefalling off the his family's house onto a stack of mattresses.Bergoust has come a long way since that photo was taken almost 30 ye...
This Montana Life: Horse Trainer Lee Lytten
The dream has become reality for Lee Lytten, who each day rises to the sun breaking over the jagged spires of the Mission Mountains, spilling light over the fields and pastures of his ranch near Pablo. Lytten puts on his worn leather chaps and sets out to work in the corrals just out the front door of his house, his gait slow but deliberate.
Butte is going to the dogs.And Holly Peterson, a professor of environmental engineering at Montana Tech of the University of Montana couldn't be happier. The hero is a shaggy sheepdog named Auditor who survived 17 years in the toxic neighborhood of the Berkeley Pit before dying in November 2003. Few of the 40,000 people who visit the Pit each year to marvel at the poisonous water...
Montana Profile: A Comic Strip Hero
FOR MILLIONS of people around the nation, Rick O„Shay was a consistent morning visitor.Created by Stan Lynde of Helena, "Rick O„Shayï was the Western comic strip character that ran in newspapers around the nati...
Livingston then and now: a hodgepodge of demographics
Since before the turn of the twentieth century, Livingston has been a small town with an enormous personality. Described as a historic "genesis of eccentricity," the area has attracted a multitude of characters. Some real, many fictional, and others a combination of the two, have lived in or passed through the area leaving behind a mark or story as told by way of the historic downtown architecture, landmarks, books, movies, rumors and when appropriate, the national news.
Lens on Fire
Professional photographer Wouter Deruytter had been coming to Montana for 11 years, photographing the landscape, cowboys and Indians.But he'd grown weary of these subjects and was ready to turn the lens of his Hasselblad toward something else.Then came the fire.The Wicked Creek fire of 2007 charred some 28,000 acres in Montana's Paradise Valley, a...
Photo caption: Levi Britton and Sheryle Shandy, Billings Food Bank manager,shake hands over a box of fresh beef, the final result of the CattlemenFeed the Needy program.Farmers and ranchers understand better than anyone where food comes from. And they are, by trade, sensitive to the needs of a creature - including humans.That's where Levi Britton stepped in. The Billings man founded the nonp...
One Man's Dream
Tom Maclay did everything the Montana way.He went to high school in Missoula, attended Montana State University and moved back to the family ranch in the Bitterroot Valley. For nearly 20 years since he graduated from MSU with an agronomy degree, Maclay has raised cattle and hay, and did what he could to make a living. Now he wants to take the land that his great g...
One of the Wonders of Montana - Evelyn Cameron
To see the photos of Evelyn Cameron is to view pioneer-era Montana through the eyes of a remarkable lady. From 1894 to 1928, Evelyn chronicled daily life on the prairie, capturing the rugged character of the land and the people who settled there. She photographed everything from weddings and funerals to boxing matches and sheep-shearing sessions. And by the time of her passing in 1928, had amassed a rich pictorial legacy of the frontierís changing faces and countryside.
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