This was not your typical summer job. Many of us worked in restaurants or mowed lawns during the long school break. Gillian Shannon lived in an historic log cabin at Bear Creek Campground east of Cameron and spent her days improving trails up Bear Creek Loop, caring for horses and learning to wrangle a chain saw.
“Montana Getaway” Experience Hosted by MOGA Member Donna and Jake McDonald of Upper Canyon Outfitters Big Hearts Under the Big Sky, a program of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA), recently completed their third of six “family adventures” scheduled for the year.
Bob Manners was recently recognized by the Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for the “substantial contribution that you have made to brucellosis mitigation, game damage mitigation, elk tolerance and elk research in the Madison Valley.”
It may be the only distinctly American instrument and in some parts of the country, one of the most obscure. Brian Jones strummed it while recording “Lady Jane” on a Rolling Stones album; it accompanied Joni Mitchell on her “Blue” album; and Cyndi Lauper sings a heart-rending version of “Time After Time” while playing it.
The Firewood Bank of the Ruby Valley (FBRV) meets every Thursday morning. just outside of Sheridan to cut, split and stack wood for their charitable cause. Last Thursday, Aug. 4, the FBRV was met with a pleasant surprise. A DNRC team of firefighters from Dillon had driven by and seen the sign indicating the work that is done there.
It took 18 volunteers hiking more than 60 collective miles in steep terrain to put eyeballs on the places where Rocky Mountain goats live in Henry’s Mountains, below the Madison Range, south of Quake Lake and Hebgen Lake.
“We really wanted to have a full scale recycling program for the county.”
Most people who have awareness of early Montana history have some knowledge of John Bozeman and the Bozeman Trail. The Bozeman Trail was an overland route through Wyoming and Montana, connecting the gold rush territory of southern Montana to the oregon trail in eastern Wyoming.