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The Madison River is a scenic, wide, and shallow river boasting beautiful views and abundant wildlife. The current takes you down the river and cools you down in the sunshine while you relax. Sit back and enjoy some family time in nature. This lazy river float takes about five hours door to door. We run daily shuttles to the Madison River for a lazy float from the Warm Springs put-in and back to Bozeman from Black’s Ford takeout. We have departures daily at 11am and 1:30pm from the Bozeman shop. Reservations are required. Join the tubing trip or just rent river gear to have your own adventure. Our tubing trip is $18 and rentals start at $10. You can enjoy the river just about any way possible: we rent river tubes, floating coolers, stand-up paddleboards, inflatable kayaks and canoes.

Virginia City • We have a fully stocked gift shop with water shoes, sunscreen, drinks, snacks and souvenirs! • Great for big groups, wedding parties, school groups, clubs and more! Call for private float trips and special shuttle pickups. • We supply PFDs with all equipment rentals and tube trips. We carry both adult and child size PFDs. • You also can rent floating coolers to bring snacks and drinks along on the trip. • We offer the most deluxe tube rentals in town—no hot rubber tire or annoying valve here. Our deluxe tubes from Aire are engineered for comfort and fun. They sport a soft shell over an inflatable bladder so you will stay afloat for the whole run. These tubes also feature a mesh bottom so you can't fall through, smaller kids can sit in the center, and get wet without falling out. Our office is located in Bozeman at 1110 W. Main across from the high school. Call us at (406) 209-8384 or call Montana Whitewater's at 800-7994465. Check out madisonrivertubing. com for more info.

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bozeman public library events for June

626 East Main • Monday - Thursday 10am to 8pm • Friday - Saturday 10am to 5pm • Sunday 1pm - 5pm • 406.582.2420 FIZZ BOOM READ! Our hands¬on programs will feature STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math for kids of all ages. It starts on Saturday, June 14 with our local Mad Scientist creating all kinds of things that explode, ooze and bubble at 10am and again at 11am in the Community Room. Families can pick up a summer reading folder after June 7 with the entire schedule of events, and check out books and other materials to start their summer of fun reading and learning. Please call 582-2404 for more information. SPARK A REACTION The teen summer reading program features lots of new books to appeal to all kinds of readers this summer. Middle school students are invited to Maker Mondays for building challenges and Wii, Minecraft, and gaming on Wednesday afternoons. Stop in this summer to find out what’s available for ages 12-18! LITERARY ELEMENTS The adult summer reading program, from June 14 – August 18. Pick up a reading log at the Reference Desk, read 6 books per log, and enter your completed log (or logs) for a prize drawing to be held August 13. Call 582¬2410 for information. PUPPET SHOW JUNE 26 “A Fizz Boom Dragon Mystery” takes place on Thursday, June 26 at 3:30pm, featuring Markie Scholz of Dragons are Too Seldom Puppet Productions. This 45 minute show is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is perfect for kids ages 4 and up. VISITING AUTHOR JUNE 17 Join co-sponsors Quilting in the Country and the Library Foundation on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 pm and hear all about barn quilts! Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts

and the American Quilt Trail Movement, will take us on a journey along the quilt trail. This hour-long presentation features over 100 stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quits in their intricacy. Suzi hopes to get the American Quilt Trail established in Big Sky Country, so come and learn more! JAZZ & MORE. . . WITH KELLY ROBERTI This popular weekly series is back for the 7th year at the Library. The first program will kick off on Monday, June 16, at 7pm in the Community Room with trumpeter John Dover from Portland and Bozeman favorite Eric Funk. Kelly’s format will remain the same beginning with a conversation with his musical guests at 7pm, followed by a performance, which Kelly often joins with his bass. Bach trumpet artist John Dover fuses his classic sound with a modern edge, with influences ranging from the jazz sounds of Miles Davis and Chet Baker to the modern pop of Sting and Jamie Cullum. June performances continue on June 23 with jazz guitarist Curt Warren — professor and musician from Texas who plays nationally— and Bozeman saxophonist Alan Fauque. June 30 brings Luca Ro¬doni on his trumpet, fresh off his stint with the acclaimed 2014 Jazz Band of America. You can catch Luca playing with or opening for various musical acts around the region, but we are lucky enough to have him play for us right here at the Library year after year.

DAY ON THE GREEN Meet us out on the Library Plaza with your blankets and lawn chairs for the groovin’ classic rock music of The Hooligans on Sunday, June 29 from 4¬7pm. Back for the fifth year in a row, the band is Bozeman’s longest running rock/Americana/blues band. The band’s current lineup has been intact since the early 90’s and includes Rich Robiscoe on bass, Tom Garnsey guitars/ vocals, Betsy Wise vocals, and Ron Craighead drums/ vocals. Special guests often include Tom Murphy, Stu Allen, and on occasion Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne. Crowds have come to expect great rock, reggae, blues, and Americana tunes; this free concert won’t disappoint! Thank you to the Library Foundation for sponsoring these summer concerts. Please call Paula at 582¬2426 with ques¬tions, and check the Library website for the rest of the con¬cert schedule. While these after¬noons are fun for the whole family, please leave your dogs at home, and remember there is no smoking on Library grounds. SUN DAY JUNE 22 Join us for International Sun Day at 3pm on June 22 for family activities led by MSU physics students including viewing the sun with filters, a solar system walk, magnetic play, and a talk on “The

Dynamic Sun” by visiting astrophysicist Dr. Mark Weber, currently doing research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. For more information, contact Lynn Powers at l.powers@ PLAY GIANT CHESS Join our Kids' Chess Club for a giant chess project! During the last two weeks of June, we will construct and embellish giant chess pieces, then July 8 and beyond we will play a giant collaborative game. Please come by on Tuesdays between 3:30-5pm to find new partners, play a game or two, and find out about giant chess! For more information call Ginny at 582-2404. OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT Join us on Friday, June 20 at 7pm for open mic night with the Bozeman Poetry Collective. The Bozeman Poetry Collective is an open mic forum that meets monthly to share and experience poetry through the spoken word. Poets and enthusiasts alike come to enjoy a relaxed environment and listen to talented poets from across the valley share their original works, as well as a variety of readings from the works of their favorite poets. From sonnet to slam, all genres are welcome at the mic. For questions, contact David Shields at bozemanpoetry or by phone at 589-5259.

Jazz & More is generously sponsored by Montana Ale Works and the Bozeman Library Foundation. The series runs every Monday night through August. Call Paula at 582¬2426 for more information.


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MONTANA HISTORY To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Living History Farm, we’ve made it free* to all visitors! Open May 24 – September 21 For 25 years the Living History Farm and its costumed interpreters have been bringing Montana’s homesteading history to life for young and old. To celebrate, we’ve extended our season, planned special events all summer long and scheduled exciting activities every single day! We’ve also made it free* to all visitors. So come and enjoy the beautiful sights of the garden, the smells of home cooking, the Tinsley House, blacksmith’s shop and the history of a time gone by that still lives on today. For complete details about new and special events, visit

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“Pets are members of your family and we treat them like they are members of ours.” We pursued certification to become the first AAHA certified hospital in Bozeman (of which only 12% of hospitals in America meet these standards.) We did this because we care about your pet and we continually strive to provide the highest level of care possible.

Services Montana Veterinary Surgical Service

MVSS is Montana’s most skilled and experienced small animal surgery referral service. Dr. Mark Albrecht is the only small animal residency trained surgeon in Montana. He is one of the first 50 surgeons in the world to be trained by Dr. Slocum to do Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (TPLO) and the first person in Montana to offer TPLO surgeries. We are a beta test site for the Canine Unicompartmental Elbow Procedure (CUE)- a revolutionary treatment for elbow dysplasia.


problems, lick granulomas, allergies and general wellness. • Advanced anesthesia care based on recommendations and consultation with a Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist. • Every pet that undergoes anesthesia has a dedicated anesthetist whose sole job is to make sure anesthesia runs smoothly and your pet is safe. • Uniquely designed anesthesia recovery area and warming kennels help provide a smoother, gentler recovery after anesthesia. • Experienced oncology (cancer care) for pets from surgery to chemotherapy. • Dental care from prophylactic cleanings to advanced care. Dr. Kari Swenson, DVM has completed further training in advanced extractions and restoratives with Dr. Tony Woodward of Montana Pet Dental, a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist. Dr. Woodward also provides service to Montana at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital every month. • Rehabilitation services with Jen Hill, CCRP and Kali Randall, CVT including laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, e-stim and customized at-home exercises. • Laparoscopic surgery including minimally invasive spays - the least painful way to spay your pet. • Digital Radiography (X-rays) along with digital dental radiography. This technology and our level of expertise allow us to better diagnose and then treat your loved ones. Digital images facilitate fast, easy consults by Board Certified specialists. • Diagnostic ultrasound, with monthly visits from Dr. Brit Culver - one of only two Board Certified Small Animal Internists practicing in Montana. • On-site laboratory services for fast results for critical care patients and special pricing from Antech for outside services allowing for advanced testing with great pricing.

Community Involvement

In the last year, we have made monetary donations (in conjunction with our wonderful clients) through projects such as our Holiday Pet Pictures and the Bozeman Canine Classic K9-9K. In addition, we have also donated services to the following shelters: Heart of the Valley (Bozeman) Stafford Animal Shelter (Livingston) Lewis & Clark Humane Society (Helena) Chelsea Bailey Butte Siverbow Animal Shelter (Butte) Albert’s Angel Fund (Butte) Bitterroot Humane Society (Hamilton) Bassett Rescue of Montana (Missoula)

Gallatin Veterinary Hospital

GHV provides complete general and advanced pet care, including extended and Saturday hours. • Acupuncture - Dr. Sara Hann, DVM,CVA (one of our new team members) is using acupuncture to provide complimentary care to treat arthritis, lameness, postoperative pain, nerve injury, back and muscle pain, GI

If you are interested in further information on our humanitarian projects, please give us a call at 587-4458. Or visit us at 1635 Reeves Rd. E., or online at


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16 East Main Street • Bozeman, Montana 59715 • 406.586.3281 •

Nationwide Tamron Tailgate Tour Makes a Stop in Bozeman June 13 and 14 Get your photo questions answered during the Tamron Tailgate Tour’s stop at F-11 Photographic Supplies in Bozeman. On Friday, June 13th, there will be free photography mini-sessions, opportunities to test drive the latest Tamron lens technology, and a complimentary tailgate lunch. Save on Tamron lenses all weekend. Friday afternoon mini-session topics include Configuring Your Camera Bag, Achieving True Colors, Enhancing Your Image, and Choosing Your Next Lens. At the end of the final session, there will be a raffle and drawings for giveaways and prizes. FREE! On Friday evening, Tamron educators John Van Steenberg and Jeff Allen team up to teach 10 Steps to Epic Images. The session runs from 6 to 8 pm in the classroom at F-11 Photographic Supplies. Students will meet bright and early at Bozeman’s Pete’s Hill for a 6 to 10 am hands-on learning experience with John and Jeff. Loaner lenses, a welcome bag with notebook and a lens cleaning cloth included in the $75 price. Register today at to save your seat.

Fairy Creek Photo Adventure: Lecture & Field Session Little Things Close-Up Lecture Instructed by Bob Sisk Friday, June 27th from 6:30 to 8:00pm A Day on Fairy Creek with F-11 Photo, Tamron & Bob Sisk Saturday, June 28th from 5:00am to 1:30pm Let photographer Bob Sisk introduce you to close-up photography of wildflowers and little critters (rabbits, songbirds, insects) at F-11 Photographic Supplies in a 90-minute classroom session. Sisk will show you the basics of shooting; including creative ways to make more of any basic close-up shot. Practice Sisk’s techniques in the field on Saturday, June 28th and make them your own. Learn by doing and reap the benefits of shooting with legendary Tamron lenses to hone your skills. Bring your camera, your enthusiasm and your creativity to the lecture, and be ready to check out gear at the close of the lecture Friday evening to use on Saturday’s shoot. $99.

July Kid’s Photography Camp Monday through Thursday, July 28 through 31st

Photography. It’s an exciting language that draws on the imagination. Encourage your child’s photographic creativity this summer with “Photography for Kids,” a fun and inspiring class taught by F-11’s Angela Yonke. A certified art educator, Yonke has dual degrees in Photography and Art Education from Western Michigan University. She has taught art in both private and non-profit schools for the past 9 years. A Certified K through 12 Art Educator, Yonke has always integrated photography in to her art classes. Photography for Kids meets Monday through Thursday, July 28 through 31st with two groups: grades K through 4th grade meet from 10 to 1pm and students from the 5th through 8th grade meet from 2 to 5pm. In each session, students will have fun learning to better express their unique ideas through photography while learning to take better pictures. Yonke will teach about composition, posing, lighting, perspective, cropping and how to choose strong subject matter, explore images made by famous photographers, and journal about images. Each student will have a chance to take photographs while out on short walking field trips, make photo crafts and participate in class critiques of work. Tuition is $149.99 after that date. Questions? Please call F-11Photographic Supplies at 586-3281 and ask for Angela or email Pre-registration is required for all F-11 classes and some F-11 events. Classes and events are generally are held at F-11, 16 East Main, in downtown Bozeman. Class sizes are small so that you receive individualized attention, and have plenty of time to ask questions. Get the details on all our events when you visit online at and sign up for our newsletter. Achieve more from your Apple Computer and iPad: Individual Tutoring By appointment, during regular store hours. F-11 offers one-on-one tutoring. Our Apple Pros are ready to help you learn the basics of the Apple operating system or help you explore the powerful software that comes on every Apple computer. Whatever you want to learn, we’ve got the help you need. Call 406-586-3281 to learn more, set up a session, or purchase a gift certificate.

Imaging Groups Bozeman Photoshop Users Group: Tuesday, June 10th from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Each meeting starts with a quick Photoshop tip. Then, meetings alternate between guest speakers and work nights. $5 per meeting or a 1-year membership for $35. Glass House Photography Group: Monday, June 30th, from 5:45 to 7 p. m. Meetings include guest speakers, topical discussions, and critiques over chocolate, collaborative art shows, photo workshops and more. Bring your love of photography along with a willingness to share your ideas and favorite techniques in a safe and supportive environment. $5 per meeting or a 1 year membership for $35.

The Bozeman Photoshop Users Group (BPUG) & Glass House Photography Group each have their own newsletters that update members on activities. Subscribe at Meetings are generally held at F-11 at 16 East Main in Downtown Bozeman and pre-registration is not required.

Filtering Reality: Useful filters for spring alpine photo shoots by Jenna Caplette Before you head out to take photographs in high mountain country, check your filter collection to be sure it includes a polarizing filter. What filter collection? If you have a camera that allows you to change the lens, specialty filters will improve the quality of your photographs. Check out this list of have-to-have filters before your next expedition. Commonly used for landscape pictures, a polarizing filter makes the blues of Montana’s big sky "pop." In fact, it increases the color saturation of your picture so that all your colors will be brighter. Use it to control reflections on water or snow. Keep in mind that polarizers generally do not give the desired results when the sun is directly overhead, and light is naturally polarized at sunrise and sunset. Since polarizing filters can absorb up to two stops of light, removing them in low light conditions conserves precious light resources during the golden hours of the day. Polarizers can also remove reflections from surfaces like water or glass. Try using one for flyfishing photos. Graduated neutral density filters allow you to reduce the exposure reaching a specific part of your picture. For example, if the sky is too bright and is going to be washed out, a graduated neutral density filter allows you to reduce the brightness of the sky without affecting the color or the foreground. Rotate the filter 180° and use it to reduce the glittering white of rushing water in the bottom of your image, allowing you to retain details and textures that might otherwise be lost. Want to explore the wonderful world of macro (close-up) photography? Save yourself from carrying additional weight by using a two-element close-up filter on a lens you already own. It’s a great way to add versatility to a telephoto lens, and still get great close-up images. Using one of these filters on a telephoto lens blurs out visually distracting backgrounds and offers a fairly long working distance from the subject – useful for bugs and other creepy crawlers that you may not want to get too close to. Ultimately, the best way to learn what imaging accessories will help you get the quality of pictures you want is to take pictures. When something doesn’t work, go back to your camera store or camera club to find a solution that will get you past that particular problem. Experimentation is the best teacher. So, head on outside, with your camera and lenses ready to go, and keep taking pictures.

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Only Lovers Left Alive At Bozeman Film Fest! The Bozeman Film Festival will screen Only Lovers Left Alive Thursday, June 12 at 7:30 pm in the Emerson’s Crawford Theater. Worth watching for Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton’s performances alone, Only Lovers Left Alive finds writer-director Jim Jarmusch adding a typically offbeat entry to the vampire genre. Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has endured several centuries, but her wild and uncontrollable younger sister interrupts their debauched revels. Can these wise but fragile outsiders

continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? “You don't so much watch this movie as slink into it, joining an unlikely pair of lovers and enjoying their slouchy elegance,” writes Seattle Times’ top critic, Moira MacDonald. Rated R, the film runs two hours. Tickets are $8 for general and $7 for students and seniors, available at Cactus Records and in the Emerson’s lobby one hour before the film. Enjoy a nohost social hour with the Zebra Cocktail Lounge from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Visit for previews and up-to-date information—and keep ‘em flickering!



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Orthoceras: feet grew out of their heads

tart in June Emerson Center 111 S. Grand Ave. #107C Bozeman, MT 59715 406.582.0416 • 406.580.9701

New Work by Molly Stratton

by Patti Albrecht

Opening Reception: Fri., June 13 5-8pm

Orthoceras is an extinct nautaloid that lived in the Devonian period, Paleozoic era, over 350 million years ago. Orthoceras was a marine mollusk. Although their soft bodies were not preserved, their ice-cream-cone-shaped shells were fossilized in great detail. They were the most advanced of the ancient invertebrates and had eyes, jaws and a sophisticated nervous system. Our present day squid and octopus are relatives of the orthoceras. This prehistoric squid lived in a chamber at the wide end of its cone shell. The tentacles that wriggled about outside of the shell were actually its feet that grew from the creature’s head! These tentacles could be used to help guide it while swimming or they were used for crawling on the ocean floor. It is believed that the orthoceras fed on whatever other small marine dwellers that were available, such as trilobites. The orthoceras was designed with impressive ways of locomotion. The majority of the length of shell of the orthoceras were vacated, empty chambers. Spaces where the creature had lived until it grew too large. Then it would seal off the old space from the new roomier chamber. These empty "rooms" would stay connected by a tube that ran the entire length of the shell. Through this tube, the orthoceras could control the amount of air that was in each chamber. If it wanted to float higher in the water, it would fill the spaces with more air. If it wanted to descend, it would release some. This ability to control air compression and decompression in its chambers, was studied and applied in the design of our submarines. At other times, the orthoceras wanted to move more quickly than the currents allowed. To accomplish this, it filled its chambers with water and then shot all the water out the wide end of its shell, accomplishing an incredible jet propulsion backwards. As the orthoceras died, its shells settled on the bottom of the sea floor. Fossilization preserved not only the shells, but also the detailed chambers and connecting tube. The color of the preserved fossil depends on the minerals that were in the ground water. One of the most striking, are the contrasting white and black preservation. It is believed that the ocean currents lined up the abandoned shells, hence most slabs with multiple fossils are aligned. Earth's Treasures displays a wide variety of fossils, including the orthoceras. Available as individual fossils, giant slabs with multiple shells or as bookends or plates. Visit Earth's Treasures and see the rare, beautiful and unexpected.

Local artist Molly Stratton unveils a new body of work during the first of the summer artwalks. Inspired by both lightness and light, weight and support, Stratton’s airy pieces combine vivid watercolor and delicate drawings created with thread. Meticulously detailed objects appear to lift off the page in Stratton’s luminous, vibrant work. A percentage of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Gallatin Valley Land Trust, conserving southwest Montana’s heritage of open landscapes, working farms and ranches, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat. They also have a proud history of creating trails to connect people, communities and the land. The show will be on display through July 9, 2014. Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-5820416 or visit for more information.

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150th Anniversary • Jun 13, 2014 Evening with the Artists @ The Dancing Buffalo

Jun 28, 2014 Live Music 9pm @ Bale of Hay Saloon Mo Hippa

“Evening with the Artists” at The Dancing Buffalo, located in the Depot, Virginia City. Come and enjoy the evening with this months featured artists, Michael and Meagan Blessing. This self-taught dynamic duo, live in Bozeman, MT. Michael is drawn to strong composition, vibrant color and bold lines. His figurative work and paintings of vintage Western nostalgia are widely appealing and have an edgy quality that is both contemporary & timeless. Meagan’s reditions of landscapes, animals and rural subjects are also very vibrant and dynamic, and her playful utilization of color and light brings a unique twist to classic and often quintessentially Western imagery. Jack and I know you will enjoy meeting and an opportunity to visit with Michael and Meagan. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 13th from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

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Jun 20 - 22, 2014 A Step Back in Time Weekend Grand Victorian Ball of 1864 Experience the adventures of Frontier life, gold fever, escape from the “War Between the States” and Victorian Social events of the late 1860’s. The fun starts Friday, June 20, 2014 with Victorian High Tea at the Bennett House Country Inn at 115 East Idaho St. Virginia City. Period attire is suggested for full effect of the experience. No charge but donations appreciated. Reservations requested, walk-ins welcome. Please call 406-8435220. Sat. June 22nd Ball Dance Lessons at 1:00pm and 2:00pm in the Community Hall on Idaho Street. Nominal fee of $5.00/person. Dance lessons are highly recommended to fully enjoy the evening’s Grand Victorian Ball. For More Information please visit the website: www. or call Janet Allestad at 406-660-1453.

Jun 29, 2014 Lecture Series: “Pretty Shield, Medicine Woman of the Crow” Presented by: Dr. Kristin Ruppel; Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Montana State University. The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, in cooperation with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, and with the critical support of Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts, will provide a lecture/discussion series celebrating Montana’s Territorial Sesquicentennial and the contributions made to Montana’s history by some of its notable women. Each presentation will be generally based upon a book related to the featured woman, but will not be required reading. The programs will be held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank & Minnie Linderman, near Laurin, on the historic “Robber’s Roost” property; which is maintained by the Virginia City Preservation Alliance. All presentations will be open to the public at no charge. Hosted by the Friends of the Sheridan Library Don’t miss our Living History Weekends and Lighted Lantern Tours!

Jun 21 - 22, 2014 Brothel Days One Montana miner said: “Many’s the miner who’d never wash his face or comb his hair, if it wasn’t for thinkin’ of the sportin’ girls he might meet in the saloon.” The Bale of Hay Saloon in Virginia City, MT will present a tribute to these working women, both Prostitutes and Hurdy-Gurdy Girls on June 21 and 22, 2014. Jun 27 - 29, 2014 39th Annual Virginia City Art Show Stroll along the boardwalks and enjoy fine art of artists from all over Montana and the Pacific Northwest. Artists will be on the boardwalk and in the VC Community Center on Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturday from 10am7pm, Sunday from 10am-4pm. Don’t miss the Quick Draw & Auction held at 7:30pm on Saturday night at the Elks Lodge. Watch in awe as the artists create a beautiful work of art in 1 hour! Then have a chance to hang them in your home...if the price is right! Admission to the Quick Draw & Auction is $5, light snacks are provided and cocktails are available. Saunter along the boardwalks and support the arts!

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Don’t forget to check Heart of the Valley first! In 2008, HOV received more than 1,400 stray or abandoned animals, and only 546 were reclaimed by their owners. If you have lost your pet, HOV recommends that you take the following steps: 1. Call the shelter right away at (406)388-9399! We want to see you reunited as soon as possible, so let us help! 2. Come out to the shelter at least three times per week to look at our lost animals. Your pet could arrive at any time. Most pets are found within the first week, but reunions have occurred as long as two years after the pet was lost! 3. Call the Bozeman Daily Chronicle @ 582-2600. They will run a 7-day ad at no charge. 4. Post a flyer with a picture of your pet in the area where your pet was lost, as well as at PetsMart and businesses in your area. Please notify us when your pet is found. Not only does this help with the updating of the animal’s file but we’d like to hear the good news! Volunteers needed at Heart of the Valley to help with school presentations, tours, summer day camp and children’s birthday parties at the shelter! You’ll have a blast while teaching kindness to the next generation! Call 388-9399 for more info!


P.O. Box 11390 Bozeman, MT 59719 1549 E. Cameron Bridge Road Bozeman, MT 59718 (406)388-9399 Fax (406)388-2877

Leg Traps Dr. Kari Swenson, DVM Gallatin Veterinary Hospital

them that Hyalite might not be the best place to set up a trap line, as it’s a heavily used recreational area. Orion

Recently, I experienced a situation that would be a nightmare for all dog owners. My dog, Orion, was caught in a leg hold trap. We were hiking up Hyalite on one of the many trails

could have been a child sledding, hiking, skiing and playing in the snow.

that interconnect the Moser Creek trailhead/road to the Lick Creek

traps and suffocating wire snares. I have gone to multiple websites

drainage. Moser Creek road was visible just below us. The leg hold trap was less than 10 feet off the trail and baited with strips of elk meat. The young men who set the trap were still in the area.

to collect information on trapping regulations and how to remove a leg hold trap. Is there a reasonable way for Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the trappers to warn the public that there

I heard them above me and they came running down as soon as Orion was trapped. Though I was upset, scared and angry that my dog was caught in a trap, I was also thankful they were

are traps in the area? Dog owners could then decide whether or not to recreate in the same area. As for Orion, he’s doing fine, but I’m going to start carrying a wire-cutting tool.

there because I didn’t know how to release the trap. We were able to get Orion out of the trap with minimal damage to his hind leg. I informed

Please educate yourselves about traps and trapping regulations so your dog doesn’t die or sustain a life threatening injury.

I encourage all dog owners to educate themselves on the removal of leg hold




Bozeman Monthly• June 2014

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance The fawn and white puppy, wearing a leather collar with no identifying tags, was found hiding behind a building in Belgrade and brought to our shelter by a concerned citizen. The pup was obviously a purebred Boxer. He was anxious –so stressed by the shelter environment that our Canine Behaviorist Ben Donoghue fostered the pup in his own home. He named him Choco, Spanish for “crash,” due to the excitable puppy’s tendency to dash around the house, crashing into everyone. Ben worked to re-establish trust, and our staff carefully matched Choco with the best possible person, an owner who declared that Choco would train to be a “service dog” that would remain bonded “for life.” Yet despite our diligence, two years later another concerned citizen alerted us to a dog in distress. This time when Animal Control arrived with Choco, he was fully mature but emaciated and even more anxious than he had been as a pup. We knew we had to act fast: Boxers are a smart and sensitive breed and combined with his history, Choco would continue to

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Ski racing has ended another season (see results on YSL championships in this issue) and many of the racers are donning soccer cleats and heading for the fields. Sports at Ophir School are also winding down. Basketball has finished and golf, one of the last sports of the school year, is just beginning. Before we know it, the school year will have ended as well, and that glorious summer season adored by children young and old will be here, complete with shorts and sandals taking the place of jeans and winter boots, and schoolbooks shelved ‘til Fall. While most of the events are over winding down, the rescheduled and things are (due to extreme cold) Howlin’ At the Moon Snowshoe Shuffle takes place on April 12th, from 5:30 to 8:30PM at the Madison Village Base Area. The Shuffle, now in its 13th year, benefits the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter (HOV) and has become a much-loved event for both locals and tourists. Attendees (with or without their best canine friend) are invited to join the pack for a delightful


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