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The Back to School Issue GETTING A HEAD START THE WHIZPOPS PRESENT... KINDIE ISN'T JUST FOR KIDS


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Lifestyle Letter

A kid at heart.

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y bedtime is early—as in, the same time as my toddler-age nephews, 8 p.m.—and it always has been, even as a teenager and young(er) adult. I suspect this is the reason why I’ve always felt uncool. But when I am listening to the latest albums by the Whizpops and the Salamanders, I feel very cool. These two bands were an obvious choice to feature in our Back to School issue. The Salamanders’ Cowboy Andy brought Missoula’s kindie (kiddie + indie) rock scene to my attention. This genre, as described by Wikipedia, is children’s music that “melds the sensibility of the singer-songwriter with themes aimed at kids under 10.” I would add: "and appreciated by adults who are kids at heart, and even having the added benefit of making these adults cool." The Whizpops’ Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1 and Bubbles by the Salamanders have been the soundtracks to my summer, and their fun, upbeat, positive, educational lyrics remind me how important being a kid is—regardless of actual age. J.M. Barrie, writing in “Peter Pan,” literature’s most famous forever child, writes, “I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.” But just because time chases us doesn’t mean we have to let it catch us. Walt Disney said it best:

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Financial Buzz

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

20 Getting a Head Start

Garden City Montessori students learn firsthand what it means to

be entrepreneurs by starting a business on eBay.

24 Kindie Isn't Just for Kids

The Salamanders elevate children's music with their range and musicianship.

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Good Times

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Good Times

A Ball of Fun

Missoula's first Knockerball competition was a—dare we say it—"ball" of fun! The competition was held at Loyola Sacred Heart's Field as a fundraiser for a December event called KYSSMAS, where underprivileged children and their families can benefit with getting some things they need. PHOTOGRAPHY TAN CURTIS

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

WELCOME TO MISSOULA, DR. WRIGHT

Cardboard, cans, CDs, bicycle parts, wires, nails, and paint will be supplied to make these treasures. Campers will work together to learn how the materials they select will determine the transformation of their found objects. The camp will be taught by Joanna Nasvlik and the cost is $80 person, or $72 for members. For more information, please visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org.

WESTERN MONTANA FAIR Sweet corn on the cob, hot dogs, funnel cakes with powdered sugar— is there anything that says summer better than the Western Montana

In September, Missoula Bone & Joint will welcome Dr. Michael

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Rub elbows with chef and author Mindy

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Thursday, August 10—National S'mores

at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and he then served

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a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of California, Los

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THE ART OF RE-PURPOSING

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Does your child or teen want to be part of something bigger than

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CYCLING IN THE EXPANDED FIELD: A TOUR OF FORMER LAND ART SITES Many of us would agree that the best way to explore the world is on two wheels, so there's not much that could be better than exploring noted land art sites on your bike. Join Whitney Ford-Terry, a tours specialist for Adventure Cycling,  for a peripatetic conversation and one-day bicycle tour on Sunday, August 13 to the site of former land art installations in and around Missoula. The trip begins at 10 a.m. at the Missoula Art Park and is approximately 30 miles one-way. Cyclists are responsible for their own gear, food, and water. Participants may arrange for a return pick-up. While the artworks no longer exist, having been ephemeral, temporal, or destroyed, they continue to have a presence in the Missoula community. Works to be visited include Dennis Oppenheim's Wishing the Mountain Madness (1977), his explosion-based piece Three Downward Blows (Knuckle Marks) (1977), and Nancy Holt's Missoula Ranch Locators (1974), installed at artist Ted Waddell's former ranch in Arlee. RSVP to the Missoula Art Museum at 406.728.0447. For more information, visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org.

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and are told from memory. The theme for the Sunday, September 10 event is "Up the Blackfoot." The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Wilma, 131 S. Higgins Ave. Your community, your stories. For more information, go to TellUsSomething.org.

THE MISSOULA Y TURNS 50 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Missoula Y! Happy birthday to you! Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Missoula YMCA on Friday, September 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. The celebration is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. There will be games, food, activities, and more at the Missoula YMCA, 3000 S. Russell St. The

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MOSTAD Makes It Easy FOR 40 YEARS, THIS FAMILY-OWNED CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HAS BEEN DESIGNING, REFINING, AND REDESIGNING THE MODERN HOME

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hen I first step into the Sentinel floorplan at Valley View Terrace, I’m struck by how much more spacious it feels inside than it looked outside. The hallways are wide, the ceilings

are tall, and I can see straight to the back of the house where floor-to-ceiling windows frame the view of the mountains bounding the valley to the east, including, of course, Mount Sentinel. I move through the home quickly, noting the wood floors, the granite countertops, and the covered patio outside, but what sticks with me most is the ease of moving around the home, the unbounded feel about it. As I sit down at the dining room table and talk with Gene Mostad, founder and president of Mostad Construction, I realize that the open feel I get from walking around the house is all part of a carefully thought-out design. “Once people get in these homes, they start to realize why they’re designed the way they are,” Mostad explained. “It’s step-free, barrier-free living. It feels better.” I look around: There aren’t any steps, the shower is curb-less, the electrical box and water heater are in the garage instead of the crawl space. The floor plan is small enough that you wouldn’t forget to clean the cobwebs out of one corner, yet it is spacious and very easy to move around in. It’s all the result of a lifetime of designing, refining, and re-designing what the home can look and feel like. Growing up in Polson and then Missoula, Gene starting laying carpet for his father before high school.

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ARTICLE NICHOLAS LITTMAN | PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH AND MOSTAD CONSTRUCTION He always noticed the builders and contractors coming on site to do

development to completion, starting with phase two. More custom

work and he decided he might prefer building to laying carpet. In high

homes and development contracts came his way. It was fulfilling work.

school, he worked in home construction over the summers. After start-

“I’ve always liked it because I’m a process person,” he said. “I like

ing out at the University of Montana, he decided to pursue a degree

the part of scheduling and putting all the pieces together and coming

in Construction Management degree from Provo Technical School in

out with the end result. You’re always refining, making it better. You

Utah. When he returned to Missoula in 1977, his mom helped him buy

keep working on efficiencies.”

his first lot and he built a speculative home. It sold.

Thirty years since that contract, and five development projects

Soon, he started getting orders to build custom homes. At the time,

later, Gene continues to fine tune his product. The Valley View Terrace

he was working on all components of construction: “I was framing,

homes cater to what he calls “Aging in Place.” Gene has learned over

doing finish work, painting, tarring, putting in insulation. We were

the years that different floor plans accommodate different stages of life.

doing as much as we could back then.”

For a family with young children, the bedrooms are close to the master

Gene and the name Mostad Construction developed a reputation

bedroom; with older kids, they are farther away. For an older couple,

for building high-quality custom homes. In 1988, he got the contract

one of the bedrooms can easily become an office with a fold-down

to finish the Brookside development. He successfully managed this

Murphy bed in case all the kids come to visit at once.

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Gene is also aware of why Missoulians live where they live: the lifestyle. He knows that many homeowners, especially aging home-

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owners, want to spend their weekends hiking or fishing or skiing, not mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. For this reason, he has designed a professionally managed, comprehensive homeowners association that takes care of all the maintenance-related responsibilities. It’s a home that you can easily lock and leave. Of course, over 40 years, Gene has endured struggles. Land prices have gone up, codes have became more stringent, building permits have became harder to get, and the economy has crashed. But it all can be put in perspective: “We may think things are hard to do here until we hear from others [around the country]. Sometimes we get stuck in a bubble and upset about small things. But we live in a pretty terrific place that allows us to get out and enjoy nature. We are lucky to be a part of this community.” To constantly make improvements, Gene has become part of the Builder 20 Club of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With the Builder 20 Club, he meets twice a year with homebuilders from around the country to exchange ideas on how to improve product and performance. His involvement in the Club has been “instrumental” in Mostad Construction’s growth, allowing them to become the leader in the Missoula residential housing and custom home markets. And even though he is celebrating 40 years in construction, Gene doesn’t seem like he’s stopping anytime soon. His next focus is on improving the living comfort of the house by constantly cycling indoor and outdoor air to create better indoor air quality. At each step, he’s working to refine the experience of the home for the homeowner to make it feel like a home you can grow old with.

A FAMILY BUSINESS In the last few years, Gene Mostad’s two sons, Lance and Loren, have entered the business after pursuing their own degrees and careers. They’ve each fit their own strengths into different aspects of the business: Lance is a project manager, and Loren is in sales and marketing.

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GARDEN CITY MONTESSORI STUDENTS LEARN FIRSTHAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ENTREPRENEURS BY STARTING A BUSINESS ON EBAY ARTICLE ADAM KOHLER, EBAY NEWS TEAM PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

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Getting a Head Start


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tudents at Garden City Montessori are

“It’s really building their sense of confi-

spread out across the floor holding

dence and self-esteem. They’re quite willing

impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making

to do the work necessary to get the product

calculations, and debating the price of a new

ready. I love that the message of ‘hard work

Casio watch. These students aren’t just here

actually pays off’ is coming through the pro-

to learn. They are running a vibrant market-

gram as well,” said ???.

place—and they mean business.

Visit the Garden City Montessori’s eBay store at eBay.com/usr/gcmkids

The way the business model works is

Earlier this year, one of the school’s

simple. It starts with the students bringing in

teachers, Alison Chapman, was brain-

items from home that they think would sell

storming a program that would help teach

on eBay. Then, the children break up into

her first-, second- and third-grade students

groups to take care of different parts of the

a little about business. All of a sudden, the

listing process, from measuring the item to

light bulb went on.

taking photographs to researching the best

“I wanted to do something totally out

listing price. Chapman also leads a weekly

of the box,” said Alison. “So I came up with

business meeting to go over items sold, new

the idea, why not start a business on eBay?

items that need to be listed—all the while

eBay was a huge part of my life when I was a

emphasizing a different business concept to

stay-at-home mom to help pay bills, so I was

the students each week.

familiar with how easy it was to setup. It’s a

But the real genius of this business is what

simple team-building concept that applies

happens once an item is sold. The students

the lessons they’re learning in school.”

donate 100% of their sales to local charities.

According to Alison, the students were

By adding charitable partners to their listing

immediately hooked, as was the school’s

through the eBay for Charity program, the

director, Bev Morse.

students can send all proceeds directly to the causes they choose. The students nominate a new charity every month. One month it was a non-profit animal shelter and, most recently, it was a Meals on Wheels program in the greater Missoula area.

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“Our community is very giving,” Alison explained. “I wanted them to learn why charitable organizations need to exist in our towns, and in towns around the world, because without donations they cannot run. They love knowing that they are helping out in some way.” Because of the success of the program, Alison and her students have been working to keep their store running throughout the summer and are hoping schools around the country will adapt the concept for their communities. “I know there are so many other schools and people that can benefit from this,” she said. “For a lot of kids, it’s hard to learn without being hands-on, and with this program they’re learning traditional school subjects by selling on eBay and they don’t even realize it. They’re putting what they learn into real life.”

/// DONATIONS APPRECIATED!

GCM's students accept donations no larger than USPS's large flat-rate priority box. It's for easy and fast shipping. Contact the school for more information: Garden City Montessori Elementary 3035 S. Russell St., Missoula 406.240.0290 GardenCityMontessori.com

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If interested in getting this program in your school, contact Alison Chapman at ResellToGive@Gmail.com.

/// EBAY TO CHARITY

For more than 10 years, eBay has enabled charities and our global community to connect to the causes they care about. Interested in giving to charity? This program offers two ways to do so: • Community Selling - eBay sellers can list an item with anywhere from 10-100% of the proceeds going to charity, and fees are waived. • Direct Selling - Charitites have "eBay Stores," like the one set up by students at Garden City Montessori, where 100% OF THE PROCEEDS go directly to the store's designated nonprofit. Learn more at eBay.com/charityshop.

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KinDie Isn't Just for Kids THE SALAMANDERS ELEVATE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WITH THEIR RANGE AND MUSICIANSHIP

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hey might say it’s music just for kids. I thought it was. Several months back, and still new to the Zoo, my girlfriend and I were browsing the events section of

the Missoula Independent in search of something to do or listen to. Listed was a CD release party at Rockin’ Rudy’s for the Salamanders’ latest album Bubbles. “Excellent,” I thought, until I saw it billed as “family friendly.” I immediately lost interest. The Salamanders play what’s known as kindie rock, and it’s finding its way into more and more minivan stereos traveling along I-90. According to the band’s lead singer/songwriter Andrew Hunt (aka Cowboy Andy), this genre is “independent music for families and kids.” And it loves Missoula as much as we do. Kindie rock sprouted nationally about 10 years ago and spread from Seattle to Boston. The genre gained ground across the U.S. before planting its roots in Missoula with bands like the Salamanders and the Whizpops. My assumptions got the better of me. I was expecting an annoying sing-along album with poor production values and even worse musicianship that, after a mere few minutes, would make me want ARTICLE HIRAM MARINER PHOTOGRAPHY LISA HENSLEY

to stuff Barney’s insides into my ears. Was I ever wrong! Bubbles is a thoughtful, endearing album covering themes of love and inclusion while profiling such topics like Pirate Santa and Matt Damon (yes, we’ll get to it later). But what really set it apart from the traditional kids’ music genre is the quality of their musicianship.

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In one form or another, the Salamanders have been performing for nearly nine years. Cowboy Andy began by playing a mix of kids and adult music at various retail shops before meeting up with Matthew Nord, the owner of Tangled Tones Music Studio. “Matthew has been doing interactive kids music for a long time,” Andy said, “and he and I connected one day at Kids’ Vibration, a monthly kids’ dance he did, and we clicked musically.”  Performers were added, and then it “all sort of just coalesced,” he said. Bandmates have come and gone over the years, but they have settled on an ultra-capable lineup: session drummer Antonio Alvarez; long-time friend and collaborator Russ Gay on bass; original member Matthew Nord on keyboards; and Andy’s sister, Heather Hunt, on saxophone and backing vocals.  Bubbles also features the talents of a host of

“We are all just the same and if we could just step outside, just a little bit, to see that there is really no difference between us,” of Lone Ranger/Cisco Kid era. Every reference is purposely dated to a different era.”

supporting contributors, including Grace McNamee

The album also features an instrumental piece,

Decker on fiddle and Jeff Stickney on trumpet,

“Skeleton Rag,” that captures the bandmembers tal-

Andy’s mom Jill Miles Davis on piano, Toby Roberts

ent for and commitment to producing quality music.

on banjo, and local legend Andrea Harsell on lead

The most interesting track is the surreal “Matt

vocals to close out the album. Also heard on the

Damon Magnetized Me.” Inspired by a six-second

album are “a bunch of people and kids [whom we

dream and written in 10 minutes, Cowboy Andy’s

invited to] do background vocals.”

hazy guitar ballad reminds us that anything is possi-

Both the Salamanders’ self-titled debut album

ble, even becoming a human magnet at the behest of

and Bubbles earned Album of the Year from Creative

one of America’s favorite movie stars. Andy sent their

Child magazine in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

CD and a T-shirt to Matt Damon’s “frenemy,” Jimmy

Andy revealed that the album title came about simply and then took on an additional meaning. “Kids

Kimmel. We can only hope that the Salamanders will be making its national debut soon.

like bubbles,” he said. “But when I started writing the

The album rounds out with a housecat “sailing and

album, it came to represent also the Eastern philos-

chilling on his cellphone” in the appropriately titled,

ophy of being present and accepting the temporary

“The Cat.” This is followed by a swashbuckling tale of

state of things. A total metaphor.”

Santa Claus and seafarers in “Pirate Santa.” It came

Bubbles opens with “Let’s Sing a Song.” It was

to being because Andy’s son loves pirates. “[The

inspired by the Baltimore riots, which broke out

pirate captain] had to become Santa,” he explained,

in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in police

“because his crew wasn’t going to be home for

custody. “We are all just the same and if we could

Christmas. And they were getting upset about it.

just step outside, just a little bit, to see that there

“And,” he continued, with a wink, “Santa says,

is really no difference between us,” Andy explained.

‘Ho, ho, ho,’ and a pirate says, ‘Yo, ho, ho.’ If you mash

“My only expression was to write a song about it

those two up, you get a Pirate Santa.”

and, for me, it had to be a positive and all-inclusive song. We start our shows with that.” This depth of thought and feeling is heard in the personal tunes, “Poppy, “Golly Gee Gus,” and

The final song “Lovely Goodbye” with Andrea Harsell begins as an instrumental lullaby for Andy’s youngest but quickly evolves into a lovely goodbye…for now.

“Man Cub,” all centered around the band mem-

In the meantime, as the Salamanders continue to

bers’ children. Andy described “Man Cub” as “a

make its way onto music’s main stage, one thing is

total nostalgic throwback song to that weird sort

for sure: Kindie isn’t just for kids.

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Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience @ the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visitor Center, 5705 Grant Creek Road You can find the Salamanders at SalamandersMusic.com and on Facebook @SingingSalamanders. Their songs and CDs are available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, or locally at Rockin’ Rudy’s, 237 Blaine St.

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The Whizpops Present... ...A MIX FOR THE TRAIL THAT TEACHES KIDS (AND THEIR PARENTS) ABOUT OUR FURRY, FINNED, AND FEATHERED FRIENDS CONTINUED >

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THE WHIZPOPS (CON TI N U ED)

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ven though our son was fast asleep in the backseat, my husband and I kept the music blaring as our truck sped along the Blackfoot River. It was supposed to be a kids album. But the infectious beat had me tapping my foot, and we couldn’t help singing along with the chorus: “Extinction really stinks...forever.” Turns out that the Whizpops’ fourth album, Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1, is for big kids, too. It’s fun, catchy, and upbeat—not usually words used to describe media about endangered animals. I liked “Gulo Gulo (Wolverine)” best, a jazzy rap about the dwindling carnivore’s scavenging habits, while my husband’s favorite was a reggae ditty called “Monarch” about the butterfly’s life cycle.

When I told the Whizpops drummer, Daniel Kiely, which song was my favorite, he said, “Did you know that Gulo gulo is the wolverine’s

Latin name, derived from the word for glutton? Pretty cool, huh?” And that pretty much summed up the theme of the album: to teach kids (and their parents, by default) fun facts about furry, finned, and feathered critters all over the globe. Each of the eleven tracks invokes its namesake animal with a different musical genre. “Pika” is as upbeat as the chirpy mountain rodents; the flowing piano and string solos in “Stream that I Call Home” conjure the feel of a river where bull trout live.

Impressed by the band’s ability to mesh diverse musical talent and complex science messages, I asked the Whizpops co-founder, Casey Schaefer, how the album originated.

“We write material that doesn’t drive mom and dad insane,” said Daniel. “Partly, that’s because we’re combining art and education.” The Whizpops are dedicated to writing material that makes a dif-

“We really wanted to get kids excited about these animals. Here in

ference. Very few bands in the kids’ music genre are making concept

Missoula, we’re lucky enough to have the wilderness in our backyard. But

albums with a theme and purpose. The Whizpops previous three

a lot of people don’t have that access. Our goal was to make original music

albums, The Adventures of Stretch McCoy, Science and Wonder, and

that inspired people to learn more about the natural world,” said Casey.

Sea Blue Sea, also feature songs about animals.

Along with his friend Kevin Cashman—nature junkie and the other founding member of the Whizpops—Casey began writing

“Singing about animals is easy. They are the ultimate connector; everybody has a favorite,” said Casey.

animal-centered lyrics a decade ago. The duo kicked off their part-

With Ranger Rick, the Whizpops wanted to make a bigger

nership with a song about owls designed to creatively teach science

impact. The band licensed the Ranger Rick trademark from the

lessons to Casey’s kindergarten students. Since then, the Whizpops

National Wildlife Federation and pays a royalty on each sale,

have grown to six full-time members: Casey, Kevin, Daniel, Steve

which the organization then uses to help protect animals. “We

Kalling, Josh Farmer, and Christina Scruggs.

gravitated toward NWF because they’re geared toward reaching the

The band mostly performs in Missoula (to crowds of frenzied

next generation of conservationists and naturalists,” said Casey.

under-12 dancers, gleefully belting out lyrics), but they’ve also titil-

Ranger Rick turned 50 this year, so it was a perfect time for

lated young audiences in Seattle, Sandpoint, Idaho, and Portland. The

NWF to rebrand the character to better fit the times. The Whizpops

shows are packed, and not just with kids.

album does just that.

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But it wasn’t an easy album to produce, especially with its ambi-

For me, it was a journey of personal growth,” said Casey. It also con-

tious multi-genre set. Daniel estimated that it took more than 2,000

tributed to his professional growth, since making the album was part

hours to create, and over a year working in the studio.

of Casey’s thesis for his master’s degree through the University of

“Original material is very difficult to create. It takes good chemistry

Montana’s Creative Pulse program.

between band members, good song writing, good arrangements,

“Now more than ever it’s so important for people to be aware of their

good vocals. It’s tough to put all of those together. But this band has

surroundings, to know that what we do affects everything else,” he said.

really done that, especially with this new album,” he said.

The Whizpops are currently collaborating on a host of other edu-

Since each member of the band comes from a different musical

cational songs and music videos. The band was recently commis-

background, everyone had something unique to bring to the table

sioned to write a song about sea otters, which will be used to teach

when recording Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1. And when there was

people how to interact with the animals when kayaking off the coast

a gap in expertise, the members were more than willing to bring in

of California. Several other groups are interested in creating music

a specialized musician.

videos to accompany the band’s existing songs as a way to reinforce

“Nobody in the band has an ego, which is awesome. We came together to make each song the best it could be,” explained Casey.

the messages about how and why to care for animals. “A good melody is much more memorable than a PowerPoint,” said

For the final song on the album, “Extinction Really Stinks,” the Whizpops

Daniel. “We hope kids hear our songs and want to make a difference.”

worked with children musicians from all over the country, meticulously

And, based on the exuberant audiences at the Whizpops shows

incorporating audio files sent in from their hometown studios. “It took a lot of late nights, and a lot of dedication from a lot of people.

around town, those kids will also be happily dancing and singing while they learn how to make a difference.

UPCOMING GIGS River City Roots Festival – Missoula Saturday, August 26 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Trout and About Festival – Sandpoint, Idaho Sunday, August 27 from 12 to 2 p.m. Learn more or download music at TheWhizpops.com!

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Aimee is a dancer, model, and dreamer, but above all

Anita is a University of Montana alumna who received

she is a small-town Montana girl determined to make her

her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequality and

mark on this big world. She’s proud to call Montana her

Social Justice and a minor in Communication Studies.

home, and you can always find her outside enjoying its

Last year, Anita made state history by becoming the first

raw, natural beauty. Aimee is constantly pushing herself

openly transgender person in Montana to be elected as a

to be successful in her life endeavors and to pursue her

delegate to a nominating convention when she served as

passions. She hopes to be a role model for young women

a pledged delegate to Bernie Sanders at the Democratic

throughout Montana and the world, inspiring them to

National Convention. Anita is running for the title of Miss

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matter how wild they may seem.

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Carrie Vreeland graduated with honors from Montana

been in 4-H for 10 years and FFA for three as well as a

State University with a B.S. in Nursing. As a registered

HOBY Alumni of 2015 and HOBY Junior Volunteer of 2016.

nurse and licensed esthetician, Carrie has a passion for

Claire has been very involved in the Missoula community

health, beauty, and self-confidence. She volunteers in

through these organizations, and they have helped her

her community, and her goal is to become a nurse prac-

grow and develop into the woman she is today. Claire

titioner specializing in women’s health. Diagnosed with

loves everything there is to do outdoors: hiking, swim-

lupus, Carrie seeks to find an avenue to educate women

ming, skiing, hunting, fishing, camping—pretty much any-

with autoimmune diseases on how they can accomplish

thing ending in “-ing.” She is excited to see what this new

their goals and lead fulfilling lives.

experience has in store for her and what she will learn from it. Claire is honored to be representing her college as Miss MSU Bozeman USA 2017.

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GRACE ZITZER

MISS GARDEN CITY USA 2017

EMILY MADIEROS

MISS ZOOTOWN USA 2017

Emily is an event planner, photographer, and bridal

A Dillon native, Grace moved to Missoula after grad-

stylist in Missoula. Currently, she is pursuing an MBA at

uating from Concordia University-Portland in 2013. She

the University of Montana to achieve her goal of design-

studied social work at Concordia and will graduate from

ing and owning her own event venue. Emily has always

the University of North Dakota with a Master in Social

had a desire to work with children in need and hopes the

Work in December. Grace currently works as a child

venue can be a place where she can work with organiza-

protection specialist for the state of Montana. In her free

tions that share her goal, raise awareness, and achieve

time, Grace loves trail running with her family and being

the necessary funding to make the differences needed in

outside with her dogs. She also enjoys volunteering with

the lives of these children. In her spare time, Emily loves

Camp Mak-A-Dream and the American Cancer Society.

enjoying all that Montana offers in the great outdoors, including hiking, fishing, skiing, and camping. She hopes to achieve the title of Miss Montana USA to create a platform on which she can become the voice for those who may not have one for themselves.

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LAUREN PETERSON MISS GREATER MISSOULA TEEN USA 2017 Lauren will be a senior at Sentinel High School and participates in her school's DECA program. She has a strong passion for golf and loves to act in productions at the Missoula Community Theatre. She is heavily involved in her community through lots of  volunteer work at the YWCA. She also works with young women across Montana who struggle with confidence, depression, and other mental health issues. Her favorite hobby is to backpack and bike around Montana during the summer months. After high school, Lauren aspires to join the U.S. Air Force to become a pilot. She hopes to inspire young woman to use their strengths to better the world.

DARIA PORTER MISS MISSOULA TEEN USA 2017 Daria is a strong, independent redhead who loves others wholeheartedly. She enjoys the outdoors and loves to be active. Daria is outgoing and loves meeting new people. Her curiosity is the inspiration she uses to advance her adventurous side. She is passionate about helping her friends and those she cares about to become bold and confident as they navigate the world. Daria’s goal in life is to impact others in a positive way and be a loyal and compassionate friend.

MADALYN WARREN MISS MISSOULA COUNTY TEEN USA 2017 Madalyn is a ninth grader who enjoys wrestling, a sport she’s been doing for three years. She recently earned third place in her weight bracket. Madalyn also loves playing volleyball and plans to play in high school. Currently, Madalyn participates in 4H, where she’s raising her lamb, Elvis, to show at the Western Montana Fair this month. She is competing in the Miss Montana Teen USA pageant to gain confidence and to give a voice to others who are bullied, especially those with a disability.

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Financial Buzz

DOWN DOESN'T MEAN OUT 100-POINT MARKET DECLINES AREN’T WHAT THEY ONCE WERE ARTICLE PROVIDED BY RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND GARY KIEMELE

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f you’re an active investor, you probably follow the movement of the financial markets at least somewhat regularly. If so, you have no doubt noticed

what appears to be considerable fluctuation—in the form of triple-digit movements of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most widely watched market indices. Should you be concerned about these movements, especially when their direction is downward? At first glance, a 100-point drop might look rather ominous. But is it? It might have been—about three decades ago. When the Dow stood at about 1,100, a 100-point fall would have meant a 9 percent drop in one day, which would probably have qualified as a significant event. But today, with the Dow hovering above 20,000, a 100-point fall only translates to a 0.5 percent decline. Not such a big deal.

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Actually, it’s not that unusual for the stock market to drop by 10

When evaluating a bond, make sure it’s considered “invest-

percent about once a year, though this decline usually takes place

ment grade” by one of the major bond-rating agencies. And

over a period of several weeks rather than in a single day. To put this

when looking at a mutual fund, examine its stated objectives, its

figure into the context of the Dow at 20,000, a 10 percent decline

track record in all different economic environments, its level of

would be a drop of 2,000 points.

diversification, and other key factors.

So, we have seen a few 100-point drops in the past while not

If you’ve chosen quality investments, possibly with the

reaching a level of a fairly normal decline. But even if we do get there,

assistance of an experienced financial professional, and these

should you be greatly concerned?

investments are suitable for your risk tolerance and time hori-

As mentioned above, market declines are both normal and fre-

zon, you really shouldn’t have to worry about market declines.

quent. However, many people, especially those who are fairly new to

In fact, although it may sound counterintuitive, you might even

investing, misinterpret these declines as a sign that there is something

welcome these periodic downturns. For one thing, they will give

“wrong” with their investments. Consequently, they may sell some of

you a chance to see how your investments respond in different

these investments or even take a “time out” from investing, both of

market environments. Also, a declining market may well give you

which can be mistakes. Selling investments when their price is down

the opportunity to purchase quality investments at lower prices.

violates the first rule of investing—“Buy low and sell high.” And, as far

Again, the “buy low” principle is worth considering.

as taking a “time out” from investing, you could find yourself on the

By having confidence in your choice of investments, and by

“sidelines” when the next market rally begins, thereby missing out on

being prepared to take advantage of the possibilities presented

opportunities for potential gains.

in a market downturn, you’ll be well-prepared to cope with those

The more you know about the workings of the financial markets, the

supposedly “dizzying” triple-digit drops in the Dow.

less likely you’ll be to overreact to declines. For example, what causes market volatility? At any given time, a number of factors could be responsible: political turmoil abroad, disputes over policy in Washington,

This article is provided by RBC Wealth Management on behalf of

concern about potential Federal Reserve actions, and so on.

Gary Kiemele, a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management,

It’s important to understand, however, that these factors are often

and may not be exclusive to this publication. The information

short-term in nature—and so are their effects on the market. To be a

included in this article is not intended to be used as the primary

successful long-term investor, you’ll want to examine the fundamen-

basis for making investment decisions. RBC Wealth Management

tals of any individual investment you’re considering. When looking at

does not endorse this organization or publication. Consult your

a stock, ask these questions:

investment professional for additional information and guidance.

• Does the company have a good management team in place?

RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets,

• Are its products competitive?

LLC, Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC

• Is the stock priced fairly, relative to its earnings?

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AUGUST 19 & 20 BITTERROOT SCOTTISH IRISH FESTIVAL DALY MANSION This festival celebrates the Scottish and Irish heritage of the Bitterroot Valley and brings world-class competitors to the valley with events such as the Highland Games, pipe and drum, Highland dance, and clan gathering. The Daly Mansion in Hamilton is the site of the festival.

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AUGUST 19 PET FEST MISSOULA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Pet Fest gets a new venue this year: the Missoula County Fairgrounds. This one-day adoption event and pet festival is filled with and more, including the Mutt Run and Wiener Dog Dash. Admission is free but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a bag of new pet food to help feed homeless animals; drop food at the front entrance. For more details, visit PetFestMontana.com.

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Parting Thoughts

TIME

keeping

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ARTICLE NICHOLAS LITTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY VIVIAN WANG

ark Charles Heidinger stomps his foot on a wood board

traveling troubadours are seeking out small venues—backyards, liv-

to set time, vibrating the deck beneath us. The strum of

ing rooms, and small businesses—places that encourage and almost

the acoustic guitar sets the melody; the twang of the

necessitate an exchange between the musician and their audience.

steel-pedal guitar layers the tune. Mark leans back and sings in a

I’ve been to plenty of large concerts, with immense crowds, fancy

bold, clear voice into the brisk, evening air: “Dig down deep, don’t

lighting, and booming speakers. What I enjoy about those concerts is

fold…for the faintest wind might blow…”

the pulsing energy of the audience and the big, bold expressions of the

This band—Vandaveer, a scrappy indie folk band touring from

performers. What I miss is the interaction with the artist. With the musi-

Louisville, Kentucky—wasn’t one I had heard before. They’d recorded

cian right in front of you, a layer of separation comes down and you can

a handful of records and toured for the last decade but were relatively

see much of what is contained in their creative act: the years of practice,

unknown outside their region. And yet, by the time the last note of the

the weeks out on the road, the hours of agonizing over which words

first song dropped from the fragrant summertime air, I could tell this

to put in that song. The musicians become a bit more vulnerable, more

would be a memorable musical experience.

human: They laugh at their mistakes, they admit that they are nervous,

What made it memorable wasn’t that the musicians were better

they tell personal stories of why they wrote the song they’re about to

than any I had seen before. They were very good, but what set them

play. In a way, the experience distills why we are attracted to music, and

apart from other outstanding musicians was the place they were

writing and art in the first place: We want to see different expressions of

playing in: a backyard. Two dozen of us, including many friends and

the human experience, we want to hear the stories of others. And many

acquaintances, were sitting on the deck of a friend’s backyard under

times, we realize their stories are not so different from our own.

a sprawling maple tree strung with twinkling bistro lights. Mark, sit-

Vandaveer was my first backyard concert (and it ended in as

ting 10 feet in front of us, was crooning his stories to us, and Rose

mesmerizing a way as it started, with the full moon rising during the

Guerin was drifting in her lovely harmonies. The singers didn’t need

last song and Mark stopping to pay tribute to this Montana-sized

mics. The instruments used amps the size of computer speakers. And

beauty) and since then I have been to three more. Each musician

between each song, Mike talked with us, not to us. He wanted to

has offered different melodies and messages, but one thing has held

know his audience. It was personable. It was inspiring. It was intimate.

them together: They all want to know their audience and have their

Vandaveer is one of an increasing number of musicians who are

audience know them. And it’s this human exchange, this sharing of

designing tours that circumvent traditional venues. Instead of the often

creativity, that makes these concerts almost as good as having Paul

one-way, staged performances at auditoriums, bar, or clubs, these

Simon sidle up to your campfire and sing your favorite tune.

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