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BIG SKY Live the Adventure

Issue 6 2018

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No matter what season draws you in or which activities bring you bliss,

MONTANA LIVING IS

PURE LIVING At PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate, the largest independently-owned brokerage in Montana, we’re dedicated to helping you find your pure lifestyle.

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FEATURES

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Photo courtesy of Montanan Expressions

Mike Rey

Editor Steven Feagler

Online Director Chris Rey

Contributors Steven Feagler Dr. Gabor Benda Dave Reuss Corrine Richardson Pure West Christie’s Real Estate

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Bozeman Audi

Anne Marie Mistretta

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PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate

Ken Lancey

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Lone Mountain Sports

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Ambiance

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Montana Vein Clinic

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Big Sky Medical Center

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Michaelangelo’s

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Bozeman Clinic

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Prime Mortgage Lending

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Alpenglow Construction

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Geyser Whitewater

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Insight Integrative Dentistry

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Dee O Gee

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Advanced Medical Imaging

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce

Ad Sales KellyBroich/Freeimages.com

Mike Rey

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Montana Expressions

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Grizzly Outfitters

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MidWest Welding

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Museum of the Rockies

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Gallatin Veterinary Hospital

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Bayliss Architects

Design Swenson Design

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Bozeman Audi montana’s only premier luxury car dealership, parts, and service center Ever since the first modern Audi bore its iconic four rings on a track in 1932, the Audi brand has come to be known worldwide as a leader in the automotive industry, consistently pushing the boundaries of performance and technology. The capabilities of Audi vehicles were, and continue to be the result of a history of unity and the exchange of ideas which have accompanied it since that year when four of the top German automakers came together to form the Audi brand. In this respect to unity, the exchange of ideas, and the constant push for improvement, the history of Bozeman Audi mirrors that of the larger brand in many ways. Only twenty years ago, the needs of Bozeman auto enthusiasts looking for sales and service of powerful and efficient luxury vehicles were fulfilled for the first time with the opening of Montana’s first Audi dealership. Not long after its initial opening, Bozeman Audi became part of the Montana Import Group, operating as part of a dealership specializing in several additional brands. As more drivers of Audis and other high performance vehicles began to call the Big Sky State home, Bozeman Audi recognized the need for a dealership which specialized in their maintenance needs and sales. Fulfilling this need, the Volkswagen and Subaru components of the Montana Import Group were sold to Ressler Motors. Currently, as a standalone Audi dealership, Bozeman Audi is Montana’s only premier luxury car dealership, parts, and service center. Although Bozeman Audi is the only Audi dealership in a contiguous four state range, they not only carry a wide variety of new, and pre-owned vehicles, but have the capacity to service nearly any luxury brand. While living away from a larger city often poses a challenge to luxury vehicle enthusiast, Bozeman Audi works to mitigate any issues drivers face, with a team of five highly skilled service technicians. SERVICE Just as the Audi brand was built on the combined knowledge and expertise of some of Germany’s top automakers, the service department at Bozeman Audi combines the mastery of five highly trained service technicians who consistently provide personalized service to a wide range of luxury vehicles. While providing first-class service is often a challenge for small dealerships, Bozeman Audi is able to routinely provide service which reflects the quality of the brand by not only hiring local technicians, but also investing heavily in its service department. Cars which are driven in Montana face a variety of unique conditions; from daily below-zero starts, to the necessity for reliability over long distance drives. To ensure that the service department is able to cater to these specific conditions, they are committed to hiring local technicians; currently four of the five technicians are Montana natives who have experienced the unique issues facing Montana drivers over their entire lives. These service technicians are some of the most experienced in the industry; in fact, many of the technicians, such as Kyle McKinney and Mike Rooney, have been crafting their expertise in the automotive industry for over twenty years. Because Audi is consistently applying the newest technology to its vehicles, and pushing the limits of what is possible, Bozeman Audi invests heavily in continuing

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education for all of the technicians to ensure that they are able to provide the best service available as vehicles increase in complexity and performance. Those who take their vehicles to Bozeman Audi know this firsthand from the quality of service they receive; these drivers never worry about needing to make a second appointment as Bozeman Audi has the highest fixed right the first time rate in the United States. This means that nearly one-hundred percent of vehicles that come into the garage, leave with their problem diagnosed and fixed without any need for followup. In the meantime, while their vehicle is in the shop, these drivers have the option of using a loaner Audi at no extra charge. While it’s nearly unheard of for a small dealership to invest a half-million dollars every year in a loaner car program, it’s Bozeman Audi’s standard practice to ensure that every driver having their vehicle serviced has access to an Audi which is less than six-months old throughout the interim at no extra charge. PEOPLE The shared expertise at Bozeman Audi is not unique to its service department; nearly every staff member has spent years crafting their skills. The dealership’s general manager, Michael Sosinsky, was raised in the automotive industry and began learning how to run a dealership from his father who owned dealerships across California; he went on to gain over thirty years of first-hand experience, continuing to this day. Bozeman Audi’s service manager Christian Pederson has spent twenty years in the industry, having worked not only for Audi, but also Volkswagen and Nissan. The parts manager, Lewis Cardwell, has spent the last seven years working in parts, and is passionate about using his expertise to strengthen the work performed on every vehicle which enters the shop. Bozeman Audi prides itself in being people-centric first, and car-centric second. Knowing that fitting people to the right vehicle is just as important as producing quality vehicles, the dealership vaunts an experienced and knowledgeable sales team. The top salesman, Max Ricci, J.P. Darden, and Andreas "The Greek" Koronopoulos have spent years acquiring the knowledge to pair prospective buyers with the Audi they will find the most pleasure in throughout the car’s life. According to service manager Christian Pederson “A dealership is only as good as its support staff.” Under the financial guidance of chief financial officer Joanne Beringer, who is one of the best comptrollers in the industry, Bozeman Audi is not only able to provide customers with the best value in service and cars, but also to give back to the community. Bozeman Audi is not only a strong supporter of the arts in the Bozeman community, but also MSU Bobcat Athletics. Every year, the dealership helps to fiscally support endeavors such as the Intermountain Opera, Bozeman Symphony, and ballet while also donating vehicles to an assortment of athletic teams at MSU. In addition to giving back to the community, the dealership and service center work to mitigate any negative output which they could cause. Within the dealership, the utilization of disposable items such as plastic water bottles and paper napkins has been completely eliminated as a means of ensuring the smallest possible environmental footprint. Pairing this with investment in people, world-class service, and the highest quality vehicles, it’s easy to see how Bozeman Audi is truly Montana’s only premier luxury car dealership, parts, and service center.


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From the towering snow-capped peaks where Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort lies, to the majestic lower valleys hosting more blue-ribbon trout streams within an eightymile radius than anywhere else in North America, it’s no wonder why thousands of tourists flock to Big Sky every year. While a multitude of people experience the worldclass skiing and majestic landscapes that Big Sky has to offer during their vacations, only about 2,300 people are lucky enough to call it their year-round home. The PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate office in Big Sky has a reputation which sets it apart from any other real estate office in the area. The reputation of Big Sky PureWest Christie’s starts with its agents. Unlike any other brokerage in Big Sky, every agent on staff is a full-time, licensed broker. When you choose to list or buy with PureWest Christie’s, you have the peace of mind in knowing that every broker has at least ten years of experience as a broker in the Big Sky market, and that they have gone through a rigorous selection process before being selected to join the PureWest team. This careful selection of brokers has not only earned PureWest Christie’s the distinction of being the listing agent for Big Sky Resort, but also the merit of being the top producing real estate office in Big Sky for the last seven years, a triumph for any office, especially a small boutique office such as PureWest.

The agents at PureWest Christie’s are not only realty professionals, but marketing gurus as well. By using their advertising expertise along with the best marketing material and professional photography available, the Big Sky PureWest agents ensure that the property which they are listing is noticed by every prospective buyer. With some of Montana’s most skilled agents and a reputation for quality and customer service, PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate of Big Sky is the premier choice when buying or selling real estate. Global recognition along with a proven track-record of success ensure that whether you are looking to sell your Big Sky property, or buy your own piece of Heaven on Earth, there is no better choice in Big Sky than PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate. Comprised of eighteen offices across Montana, PureWest Christies International Real Estate is now the largest and most knowledgeable independently owned brokerage in all of Montana. On a global scale, Christie’s International Real Estate has an unprecedented reach. With 32,000 real estate professionals in 12,000 offices located across forty-five countries, Christie’s International Real Estate holds a global reputation for quality, luxury real estate. Christie’s also has a reputation for success, having 118 billion dollars of sales worldwide in 2015 and over seventy-million online visitors every year. * Destination Big Sky 2018 7


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES*

COMPARED BY

PROPERTY TYPE Comparison of real estate sales by property type in Big Sky, Montana from January 1st through September 30 th in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Property types included are Single Family Homes, Condominiums and Land.

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2015

2016

2017

Number of Sales

39

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57

Total Gross Volume

$45,127,580

$73,774,374

$79,579,286

Mountain Property Sold

14

23

24

Meadow Property Sold

20

18

21

Canyon Property Sold

5

7

12

Average Price

$1,157,117

$1,536,966

$1,396,128

Median Price

$825,000

$1,060,000

$1,200,000

Average Days On Market

210

224

266

Average Price Per Square Foot

$359.05

$446.87

$417.00

Median Price Per Square Foot

$288.89

$410.83

$340.79

Lowest Price**

$362,320

$280,000

$340,000

Highest Price

$5,100,000

$4,687,500

$3,800,000

*Excludes Yellowstone Club and Commercial sales. **Lowest Price does not include Forest Service Cabins or Fractional Ownership.


LAND*

CONDOMINIUMS* 2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

93

122

143

68

41

83

$43,733,146

$50,505,205

$79,378,986

$23,489,880

$16,963,340

$31,354,575

39

64

75

20

13

31

54

58

68

41

21

41

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-

-

7

7

11

$470,248

$413,977

$555,098

$345,439

$413,740

$377,766

$340,000

$310,000

$385,000

$275,000

$282,000

$230,000

167

173

160

300

286

363

$254.41

$255.71

$314.47

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-

-

$238.85

$242.86

$277.77

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-

-

$60,000

$87,500

$115,000

$106,000

$116,000

$89,500

$2,700,000

$2,350,000

$3,000,000

$1,350,000

$2,000,000

$2,800,000

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Lone Mountain Sports Lone Mountain Sports, established in 1974. Original. Local. An institution. Simply put, a full-service ski shop like no other. After nearly forty years in business, Lone Mountain Sports (LMS) is the most established ski shop in Big Sky. For many skiers from Montana, around the country, and throughout the world, LMS is simply ‘the ski shop’! Having been with LMS throughout more than half its life, owners Scott and Carey Foster have helped to grow a family business with a family atmosphere that treat its clients and employees like just that - family. Year after year you’ll see the same faces at LMS on both sides of the counter; always with a welcoming attitude towards new faces. The LMS family consists of dedicated, long time skiers committed to a love of the sport who encourage others to love and enjoy it as much as they do. With the average tenure of an LMS employee being about 12 years (some have over 30!!), it’s nearly impossible to find a staff more loyal or with more collective experience. Because of this experience and familiarity, the LMS family has cultivated a fun, relaxed environment. While this environment is unique, nearly as important is the deep well of knowledge with regards to skiing and ski equipment. Through years of experience in the ski industry and a deep love of skiing in general, LMS is uniquely qualified to help equip skiers of all ability levels in their quest to progress and enjoy their time on the slopes. At LMS, it’s not about what’s right, it’s about what’s right for you. Our goal is your progression and enjoyment. From the top down, the family at LMS is continually striving to expand its knowledge to achieve these goals. LMS has been and will always be committed to developing boot fitting techniques, researching and stocking the latest in clothing styles and advancements, offering a slope side demo ski program, continually improving the rental fleet, and having state of the art tuning equipment. The LMS commitment to progression is strong, and we enjoying doing it. Lone Mountain Sports’ slope-side shop is perfectly located to conveniently provide for all skiers’ needs. This begins with ski boots. There is one certainty in all skiers’ lives - the need for a pair of boots fitted and suited to their requirements. The boot fitters at LMS are committed skiers who understand this to their core. They have spent the time to attend Master boot fitting schools, but, more importantly, have years of practice perfecting the art and science of making ski boots fit and work optimally. They are experts at helping skiers choose the right 10 Destination Big Sky 2018

pair of new boots and making the necessary adjustments to ensure a custom fit. Being a true ski-in ski-out shop helps with the real time feedback necessary to achieve this. It also helps tremendously in the selection of a new pair of skis! The demo ski program at LMS is designed to help skiers find just the right ski. With a little guidance from the retail team, skiers can test out skis, allowing for a more comfortable, personal decision about which ski fits their style so they can enjoy and progress. This is only possible because LMS is only a few turns away. Likewise, when it comes to style and enjoyment, LMS has always been committed to carrying great clothing styles and brands that offer the best technological advancements; keeping skiers looking good and feeling comfortable on the slopes. Having the right clothing is important to skiers’ enjoyment, as is having the right accessories. The retail team skis daily and knows that properly fitted clothing, gloves, goggles, and helmets can go a long way towards a pleasant day skiing. They are experts at what works and why, from long underwear to outerwear, top to bottom, and can help recommend the clothing and accessories to help you enjoy the mountains more. Lone Mountain Sports is not only a retail ski shop. The rental department at LMS has such a wide variety of top-of-the-line skis available that it’s hard to match. Adding in personal service and slope side convenience makes the rental shop at LMS unbeatable. Now carrying Burton snowboards and boots, LMS has once again stepped up their commitment to having the highest quality gear in their rental fleet. LMS has also recently raised the bar in their repair shop with the purchase of stateof-the art Wintersteiger tuning equipment. For those who appreciate a well-tuned pair of skis or snowboard, racers, skiers, and boarders from around the region know that LMS has the state of the art tuning machines and a tuning team with decades of experience. This combination creates an unparalleled ability to provide the highest quality tune available at a reasonable cost. So whether you need a simple hot wax, full ski make-over, a great set of rentals, new skis, new ski clothes, new custom fit boots or all of the above, there really is only one shop in Big Sky that has it all...Lone Mountain Sports!


Big Sky’s Oldest and Most Experienced Full-Service Ski Shop Great Rental and Demo Programs Professional Overnight Tuning Expert Boot Fitters Knowledgeable & Friendly Sales Team Ski & Snowboard Equipment including: Burton

Salomon

Volkl

Dynastar

Head

K2

Fischer

Scott

Lange

Nordica

Technica

Marker

Patagonia

Oakley,

Spyder

Outdoor Research

Located in the Arrowhead Mall, Mountain Village Just steps from the Ski Lifts at Big Sky Resort

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"Communication is essential to keep projects running smoothly, convey the design, and ensure our clients' expectations are realized throughout the project. Ambiance has allowed this communication and vision to meld seamlessly into each of our projects." ~ Jamie Daugaard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP More and more homeowners are continuously seeking progressive and creative lighting technologies to bring their architectural visions into reality. Every home project is unique, presents its own individual challenges and readily shows its need for specific attention to detail. Now, thanks to modern advancements in fully integrated home automation systems, homeowners have more tools than ever to control artistic lighting scenes, robust sound and many other lifestyle enhancements with just the press of a button. For the past decade, home automation and artesian lighting design have taken center stage in the theater of upscale home development. These critical aspects of new home construction and renovation are examples of the exponential growth and evolution of technology that has recently occurred. Increasingly, homeowners are realizing the benefits of customized home automation and design. Today, these once overlooked benefits are now considered essential and welcomed elements of new building projects across the United States, as well as the world. Lighting the way for these fast evolving technologies is Montana’s own, Ambiance. Based in Bozeman, Ambiance specializes in providing complete lighting, power, and audio/ video planning to

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its clientele in Big Sky, the greater Gallatin Valley, and across the United States and Canada. “We optimize both indoor and outdoor spaces, particularly focusing on the architecture of living spaces to harmonize the structural design and artistic elements while creating points of aesthetic interest,” says Toby Zangenberg, Founder and President of Ambiance. “Bringing life to the home through automation,” the Ambiance team works closely with each project’s architect to accentuate the uniqueness of every home. With 25 years of industry experience, Toby Zangenberg and the Ambiance team are veterans at designing innovative lighting and environmental automation schemes that accent the home as much as personality of the homeowner. Whether the client is at design conception, undertaking a new construction project, or updating an older home with conventional switching and outdated systems, Ambiance can successfully develop a solution to rise above any lighting or programming obstacle. At the heart of every new project is the client’s vision. The Ambiance team uses this vision as the guiding light throughout the evolution of the design and implementation process. “We derive our inspiration from our clientele,” says Zangenberg. “We view them as part of our own family. It is not without their passion that we are able to truly bring our sometimes wild ideas to life. We rely directly on their appetite for unique, state of the art systems to create homes that are ever timeless and distinctly their own. It is never a question of ‘if’, but ‘how?’.”


"Toby Zangenberg and his staff are talented, professional, and dedicated. The lighting and window shade design that they developed for our new home is stunning. They worked hard to keep the project on budget, and when a component price turned out to be over budget, Toby identified excellent alternatives. When field adjustments needed to be made, as they always do, Ambiance was cheerful and responsive." ~Jimmy Lewis. Home Owner

Moonlight Basin, Casey Bennet, Project Manager

It is through Ambiance’s commitment to excellence that these doors of possibility are unlocked. Toby and his staff understand that innovation breeds creation. “We continuously monitor the market for the latest advancements in lighting technologies and home automation so that we can deliver the best possible product to our clients,” says Mark Pospicil, lead Project Manager and Draftsman for Ambiance. Yet, home creation requires a team effort. Ambiance proudly works alongside some of the most premier architects, including Jamie Daugaard at Centre Sky Architecture, to develop exciting and natural environments and paint them with light. It is, thanks to the seamless communication between Ambiance and its partners, that so many well planned and executed homes are being constructed today. Since the opening of Ambiance in 2003 (then Ambiance Lighting), Zangenberg and his team have led the local industry in professional quality lighting design. “I love working in this field, with these clients and these amazing structures,” remarks Zangenberg. “Each house really has its own character, special features and unique spaces. I am so thankful for the privilege of being allowed to highlight those nuances, illuminate the shadows and bring the home to life for the owners and their families to enjoy.” To learn more about Ambiance, visit their website at www.ambiaince.life or contact 406.585.2276.

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Varicose Veins

Modern Treatment for a Common Problem Varicose veins are a common medical condition and are estimated to occur in up to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men. They are associated with age and are present in approximately half of people over age 50. Most frequently seen in the legs and feet, they can appear at the skin surface as small networks of blue or red veins (often called spider veins) or larger veins that bulge under the skin. Inefficient blood flow is the underlying cause for varicose veins. Healthy veins have one-way valves that encourage good blood flow out of the leg by preventing blood from being pulled backward under the effect of gravity. If the valves don’t work well blood leaks backward, pressure increases in the veins, and veins can swell and become varicose. The process can be painless but frequently causes symptoms of discomfort such as throbbing, acing, itching, burning or leg swelling. Symptoms are usually worse at the end of the day. Anyone can get varicose veins but the strongest risk factor is genetics. If one or both parents have varicose veins it is probable their children will develop them, too. Pregnancy is another strong risk factor and lesser risk factors include advancing age, jobs or hobbies that require prolonged standing, and being overweight. Untreated varicose veins slowly get worse over time. The discomfort related to them will persist or worsen and can interfere with activities of daily living. They become larger, more numerous and increasingly uncomfortable. Some people develop more advanced problems such as superficial blood clots, skin changes or, in severe cases, skin ulcers. Treatment of varicose veins is beneficial for a number of reasons but the most common reasons people seek treatment of their varicose veins is for relief of symptoms. Other common reasons are to

improve leg appearance, and to keep their legs healthy in the future. Modern vein treatments utilize minimally invasive techniques to close or remove poorly functioning veins. These procedures are safely done in the office using local anesthesia and generally take less than 60 minutes. Discomfort afterwards is minimal and most people resume normal activities the day of treatment. Larger surgeries which were common years ago, such as vein stripping, have become obsolete with today’s modern vein treatments. Whether one decides to have a varicose vein evaluation or procedure there are ways to help maintain healthy legs. Regular use of compression stockings and exercise are the most important. Although varicose veins are not a condition that can be technically ‘cured’ those who can follow through with these measures and treatment, if needed, give themselves an advantage to avoid future varicose veins problems. Montana Vein Clinic was founded in 2007 and was the first clinic in the area dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Andrew Grace founded the clinic, continues to oversee its operations, and performs all the treatments. He is the only varicose vein expert in the area who is certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the American Medical Association recognized group of physician specialists who are focused on the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Montana Vein Clinic is focused on serving the Gallatin Valley and surrounding counties but frequently welcomes patients from all over Montana. Learn more about varicose vein treatment at montanaveinclinic.com

Simulation Assists Big Sky Medical Providers in Assessing Response It was an average Wednesday in Big Sky, until a school bus crashed, causing massive casualties and fatalities and emergency medical responders rushed to the scene.

personnel to determine how well the area incident response plan operates, now that Big Sky has an acute care hospital right in the vicinity.

Fortunately, there were no real injuries or deaths: the “crash” in June 2017 was part of a mass casualty simulation that required months of planning to help train and prepare area medical officials for a large-scale crisis. The scenario was produced by Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center to determine how well local agencies are connected with BSMC in the event of a major medical emergency.

Staff and volunteers played the victims, each with assigned injuries who demonstrated varied levels of distress, while professional fire, ambulance and rescue teams from Big Sky Fire Department and the Yellowstone Club came to the rescue. The “patients” were then transported to the Emergency Department at Big Sky Medical Center for triage and medical care.

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Following the simulation, the emergency crews and hospital staff debriefed, and continued to analyze and discuss what they learned to improve the area's emergency response plan. The exercise was not focused so much on how BSMC staff actually care for the patients and their medical needs when they came in, Dr. Hess added, but how they work and communicate with other responding agencies during and after such an


Montana. Learn more about varicose vein treatment at montanaveinclinic.com

in severe cases, skin ulcers.

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(406) 414-5037 | MontanaVeinClinic.com The only vein clinic associated with Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, we’re conveniently located on the Bozeman Health medical campus.

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Big Sky Medical Center: Big Changes in Medical Care in a Small Town Big changes in healthcare arrived in Big Sky two years ago following the opening of Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center in December 2015.

within the current structure will accommodate an additional four inpatient beds when needed without additional construction.

Since that date through October 2017, more than 4,300 patients have made use of out-patient services during almost 11,500 visits. About 130 patients have been admitted for treatment or observation, and nearly 5,000 patients were seen in the Emergency Department—some making multiple trips—resulting in more than 5,700 emergency visits.

The diagnostic imaging center, staffed by registered radiology technologists, offers general radiology services with digital radiography. It features a 64-slice CT scanner and an MRI suite with a 1.5 Tesla unit. A medical procedure suite is available for gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures.

That’s an extraordinary amount of medical care performed in a community that didn’t really exist just 40 years ago. In fact, for 20 years after ski lifts began running in Big Sky, the nearest medical center was more than 50 miles away (other than immediate emergency care provided by the Big Sky Fire Department).

At the laboratory, clinical laboratory scientists conduct commonly ordered laboratory tests for clinic practitioners, emergency testing for the emergency department, and testing required for hospital patients.

In 2003, Bozeman Health recognized the need for expanded healthcare in central and southern Gallatin County. Land in Big Sky Town Center was purchased in 2007, and construction on the project began in 2014. The 150 direct and indirect jobs required during construction generated $33 million in economic impact across the state. As completed, the stunning 51,625-square foot structure of exposed steel, stone, wood and glass reflects the rugged mountain terrain. It was designed to provide an efficient and effective working environment, incorporating the latest in high-tech, high-quality equipment to deliver excellent patient care. Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center is centered on one thing: the health of residents of and visitors in southern Gallatin County. BSMC brings quality medical expertise right to the heart of Big Sky, accessible within minutes, rather than an hour away. It also brought 52 new permanent jobs to the area. Licensed as an acute care hospital, BSMC offers 24/7/365 emergency medical care by board certified physicians, air ambulance service, a medical inpatient unit, diagnostic imaging center, laboratory services and an integrated pharmacy. Primary care and physical therapy services are available on-site as well. The emergency department is dedicated to providing advanced and personalized medical care to every patient who comes through the doors. It has six treatment rooms, two equipped specifically for trauma cases and one for patient observation. A heated helipad for air ambulance transport is located adjacent to the emergency department. BSMC’s five physicians and the support staff treat injuries and illnesses including initial treatment of heart attack and stroke, as well as stabilizing trauma victims. While orthopedic injuries make up the largest percentage of winter cases, these highly trained and experienced providers care for patients with a variety of issues and injuries all year long. The four-bed inpatient unit is capable of handling medical admissions for conditions requiring care for less than 96 hours. Shelled space 18 Destination Big Sky 2018

An inpatient pharmacy is staffed by registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The pharmacists are available to answer questions and concerns about prescriptions, potential drug interactions, or anything else regarding a patient’s medications. Not all patients at BSMC come through the doors with immediate medical needs. Preventive and wellness services are available as well. Such services at the Family Medicine Clinic have been accessed by more than 3,500 individual patients. In fact, those patients have visited the clinic almost 8,300 times in the first 22 months of operations. The clinic offers pediatric, adult, women’s health and prenatal care, meeting the goal of promoting the health and well-being of the local and visiting population by providing accessible, comprehensive and high-quality primary medical care for people of all ages. Residents and visitors are able to have imaging and laboratory tests performed at Big Sky Medical Center on an outpatient basis. And they can refill, transfer and order new prescriptions at the expanded pharmacy, which also carries over-the-counter and retail items. BSMC is part of Bozeman Health’s integrated electronic health record system. Known as MyChart, the system allows all Bozeman Health providers to securely share health information with patients. It also gives providers access to established patients’ medical histories so treatment is based on complete information. Patients can request prescription refills through MyChart. In a little less than two years, fully 8,125 patients received care at Big Sky Medical Center. These patients generated 17,200 visits to BSMC, implying that 34,400 roundtrips through Gallatin Canyon were avoided. The medical center is convenient for residents and visitors in Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, and eastern Idaho. BSMC physicians also provide services one day a week on a rotating basis at Community Health Partners in West Yellowstone. With a focus on safety, quality and the patient experience, Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center has become the center of healthcare in Big Sky, meeting many of the community’s health needs and helping Bozeman Health fulfill its mission to improve community health and quality of life.


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Emergency Services 24/7/365 Family Medicine Clinic Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maren Dunn Chandler, DO

Phillip Hess, MD

Jeremy Mitchell, DO

Kirk Weber, MD

Retail Pharmacy Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Michaelangelo’s: Bringing Italy to Big Sky Michelangelo, perhaps the greatest artist of the renaissance once stated “the greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.” Just as Michelangelo skillfully crafted some of history’s most exquisite sculptures and frescoes from marble and pigment, Michaelangelo's Ristorante Italiano in Big Sky produces superb, delectable dishes from the finest ingredients. The Chef The sublime beauty of Big Sky astonishes and captivates many of those who visit for the first time. Chef Michael Annandono was no exception, having been successful as the executive chef and owner of Cleveland's esteemed Michaelangelo’s Ristorante in its Little Italy neighborhood, Annandono decided to bring his expertise out west, opening Michaelangelo’s of Big Sky in March of 2016. Having trained for three years under the guidance of a master chef in the Piedmont region on Italy’s northern border, Annandono is exceptionally skilled in creating authentic northern Italian cuisine. His mastery has not gone without recognition, Annandono is recognized as one of the “Best Chefs in America,” a prestigious distinction given to the most talented and respected chefs in the United States who innovate with their dishes and ingredients, consistently create outstanding dishes, and are respected by their peers. Michael Annandono is the only chef in Big Sky who 20 Destination Big Sky 2018

holds the distinction of being one of the Best Chefs in America. The Food Listing an array of alluring and skillfully crafted northern Italian dishes, the menu at Michaelangelo's could be better described as the guide to an art gallery. Chef Annandono specializes in a variety of sophisticated northern Italian specialty pastas, risotto, fish and meats that appeal to a variety of palates. While the entire menu is far from mundane, there are particular dishes which are well known for their artistry and taste; one of the premier Antipasti dishes prepared at Michaelangelo's is their Calamari Della Liguria, a decadent bowl of sautéed North Atlantic squid featuring roasted tomato, slivered garlic, and pinot grigio. A main dish which has achieved notable popularity among patrons is the Sacchetti Al Tartufo, a ricotta and black truffle stuffed pasta cloaked in a delicious black truffle cream sauce. For those seeking an ample fill of protein after a day on the slopes, Michaelangelo's crafts the Ossobuco Con Risotto E Spinaci Fritti, a slow roasted veal shank in a natural veal reduction accompanied by parmesan risotto and frizzled spinach. When it comes to an authentic northern Italian dining experience, Annandono’s experience is not the only factor which ensures genuine cuisine. A variety of the key ingredients used are imported from the northern regions of Italy; an array of other ingredients are sourced locally from all around Big Sky and Bozeman. In addition to sourcing the


most authentic ingredients, a majority of the high quality ingredients used by Michaelangelo’s are organic. While Michaelangelo's menu is unique and diverse, finding the perfect wine to pair with any combination of courses is hardly a burden. Michaelangelo's carries a seemingly endless assortment of wines, in a wide price range, from all regions of Italy along with bottles out of California and Oregon. The Environment The interior of Michaelangelo’s, is stunning enough to match the picturesque landscape which surrounds it. The restaurant creates a casual yet refined atmosphere featuring a magnificent, comfortable dining room with a large fireplace that gives way to an assortment of seating options ranging from tables where you can enjoy your meal with a view of lone peak, to cozy, tucked-away booths. Separated from the dining room lies an enchanting wine room and bar, housing a diversity of wines in a beautiful display which towers over the elegant space. Both

rooms have limited tables to ensure a spacious atmosphere so making reservations is always a good idea. For those seeking their own space, Michaelangelo’s has a separate dining room which can be booked for private parties. The superb dishes at Michaelangelo’s are not constrained to the restaurant; offering catering options suited for a variety of events, you can be assured that any function you host can include the exquisite tastes of Italy. While Big Sky is a great distance from northern Italy, the authentic dishes combined with the expertise of Chef Annandono create an unforgettable dining experience which will make you believe your enjoying your dinner on the foothills of the Alps. Whether you’re looking to end a day on the slopes with a bottle of wine, or seeking an amazing meal prepared by an award winning chef, Michaelangelo’s in Big Sky is sure to delight. *

authentic northern

Italian cuisine • artisan pastas • private dining • local ingredients • extensive wine list

Reservations Recommended

406-995-7373

Located in the Meadow Village 75 Center Lane, Big Sky, MT 59716

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An Introduction

Bozeman Clinic to the

Bozeman Clinic An Introduction to the

by dr. gabor benda

by Dr. Gabor Benda

We, at the Bozeman Clinic, would like to introduce you to our practice. We are seven physicians – all board certified in Family Medicine – with the goal of providing our We at thewith Bozeman Clinic would like to introduce you to our practice. We every are 7 Family patients compassionate, comprehensive healthcare through stage of life. As an Physicians, all practice, board certified in Family goal is to our provide our patients independent we are able toMedicine. focus onOur caring for patients, unencumbered by withcorporate compassionate, comprehensive health care through every stage of find life. We areour an clinic is small any restrictions or requirements. We think you will that independent practice, and therefore we are able to focus on caring for our patients, enough to provide you with a personable and friendly environment. unencumbered by any corporate restrictions or requirements. We think you will find that our clinic is small enough to provide you with a personable and friendly environment.

Since we are a primary care practice, we are prepared to meet nearly all of your healthcare needs, from health maintenance to diagnosing and treating a broad scope of Since we are a primary care practice, we are prepared to meet nearly all of your health care conditions. If a situation arises that requires care, scope we will be your advocates, needs, from health maintenance to diagnosing and specialty treating a broad of conditions. arranging any necessary consultations with specialists and coordinating your care along If a situation arises that requires specialty care or consultation, we will be your advocate, the way. We are eager to provide this care for all stages of life, including expectant and arrange the consultation with the best person or institute for you, and then continually mothers, newborns, children andWe adults. Bozeman Clinic provides a full of range be available to coordinate your care. are eager to provide this care for all stages life, of services including, but newborns, not limited to: expectant mothers, and for adults. Please refer to a beginning with children, partial list of the services we provide:

Obstetrical care;

Dermatological evaluation and skin lesion removal (when necessary).

• Obstetrical care • Pediatric care; • Pediatric care • Adult preventative care; • Adult carefor acute illnesses and injuries and lacerations • preventative Urgent care • Urgent care for acute illnesses and injuries, lacerations, with X-Ray available in the office (with X-Ray available in the office); • Workman’s Compensations claims and injuries • Workman’s Compensation claims and injuries; • Screening Colonoscopies • Endoscopies Screening colonoscopies; • Upper • Upper endoscopies; • Vasectomies • Vasectomies; • FAA Flight Physicals • Physicals FAA flight physicals; • D.O.T. • DOT physicals; • Proctology • Dermatological evaluation and and skin lesion removal when necessary • Proctology;

We are one of only a few primary care practices who will continue to care for our patients in the even during the challenges an acute illness,toyou willfor have We arehospital. one of This onlymeans a fewthat primary care practices thatofwill continue care our your primary physician help you through it, and to be able to coordinate whatever specialty patients in the hospital. This means that even during the challenges of an acute illness, expertise may be required.

you will have your primary physician to help you through it and to coordinate whatever specialty expertise may be required. In summary, we are eager to have you consider one of our physicians at the Bozeman Clinic to be your primary physician, where we can be your home base for all your health care In summary, weisare have you consider one ofand ourour physicians theyou Bozeman needs. Our clinic theeager oldest to established clinic in Bozeman, desire is to at serve Clinic to be your primary physician, to make the Clinic your home base for all your in a caring and compassionate way for many years to come.

healthcare needs. Our clinic is the oldest established clinic in Bozeman and our desire is to serve you in a caring and compassionate way for many years to come.

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The Bozeman Clinic The Bozeman Clinic

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Some of the most important people in a town are its The father and two sons continued to practice together, Some of the most important people in a town are its The father and two sons continued to practice physicians, and doctors have been calling Montana home often dressing in a suit and tie to make house calls or physicians, and doctors have been calling Montana together, often dressing in a suit and tie to make since its earliest days. From working at military outposts deliver babies in the middle of the night. In fact, Dr. home since its earliest days. From working at house calls or deliver babies in the middle of the to running modern hospitals, medical professionals touch Heetderks mixed many of his own medicines for patients military outposts to running modern hospitals, night. In fact, Dr. Heetderks mixed many of his every part of the region’s history. One of the longest using meticulous notes he kept in a medical professionals touch every part of the own medicines for patients, using meticulous notes continually operated medical providers is the Bozeman small notebook. Such was a doctor’s region’s history. One of the longest continually he kept in a small notebook. Such was a doctor’s Clinic, which has called Bozeman home since the life on the frontier. operated medical providers is the Bozeman life on the frontier. beginning of the 1930s. Clinic, which has called Bozeman home since the The family continued to practice together until 1969, beginning of the 1930s. The family continued to practice together until Dr. Bernard Heetderks started the Heetderks Clinic in when the eldest Dr. Heetderks passed away at age 74. 1969, when the eldest Dr. Heetderks passed away at Bozeman in 1930 after taking over Dr. Clem Seerley’ s to grow andtomodernize the modernize practice Dr. Bernard Heetderks started the Heetderks Clinic ageHis 74.sons Hiscontinued sons continued grow and practice. Dr. Heetderks trained medicine in thethrough years, offering broad range of medical in Bozemanlocal in 1930 after taking over Dr.inClem the through practice the ayears, offering a broad Chicago before heading off to serve his country in France care and surgical procedures. Seerley’s local practice. Dr. Heetderks trained range of medical care and surgical procedures. World War I. Following the war, in medicine during in Chicago, before heading off he toworked for the Northern Railroad hospital, treating Writing aboutthe the Clinic in in the the 1980s, the doctors noted in Pacific France during World War the I. workers Writing serve his country about Clinic 1980s, the doctors laying the tracks to that The Bozeman Clinic “offered quality diagnostic and Following the war, he worked for the Northern noted that The Bozeman Clinic “offered quality connect the country. treatment facilities including a clinical laboratory, with Pacific Railroad hospital, treating the workers diagnostic and treatment facilities including a registered laboratorywith personnel; a radiology department laying the tracks to connect the country. clinical laboratory, registered laboratory In 1936, Dr. Roland G Scherer joined his brother-in-law personnel; with hospital grade diagnostic x-ray equipment including a radiology department with hospital at the Heetderks Clinic following his work for the Mayo [an] image intensifier under the direction of registered Following his work for the Mayo Clinic, Dr. grade diagnostic x-ray equipment including [an] Clinic. The doctorshis practiced together for two decades image x-rayintensifier technicians.” under the direction of registered joined brother-in-law at the Roland G. Scherer until Dr.inScherer in 1955.practiced Heetderks Clinic 1936.departed The doctors x-ray technicians.” Dr. De retired in 1987 and left the clinic in the hands of together for two decades, until Dr. Scherer departed By then, Dr. Heetderks’ son, John, had finished medical Dr.inJohn continued the practice untilin 1995, in 1955. Dr. his Debrother. retired 1987 and left the clinic theby school and was ready to join his father at the clinic. Dr. hands which numberDr. of physicians had grownthe and they of time his the brother. John continued had previously in the before studying practice were ready take theby reins. Dr. Gabor joined the of By then, Dr.John Heetderks’ son,served John, hadNavy finished untilto1995, which timeBenda the number at Montana Stateready University and the clinic in 1989 was joined Drs.were Davidready McLaughlin, and was to join hisUniversity father atof medical school physicians hadand grown and by they to take Minnesota, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine Larry Sonnenberg and Leonard Ramsey before the clinic. Dr. John had previously served in the the reins. Dr. Gabor Benda joined the clinic in 1989 in 1954. education, Dr. John decidedandDr. John retired.by Drs. David McLaughlin, Larry Navy beforedegree studying at Following MontanahisState University was joined to join hisof father back in Bozeman. it remained Sonnenberg and Leonard Ramsey before Dr. John and the University Minnesota, whereThough he earned a family business, they renamed the clinic The Bozeman retired. Today, the clinic has expanded to seven physicians his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1954. Following Clinic, its connection with town. specializing in the full spectrum of medical care for the his education, Dr.cementing John decided to join histhefather wholethe family. The has clinicexpanded has added Drs. Wheeler, back in Bozeman. Though it remained a family Today, clinic to Heather seven physicians Soon thereafterthe in 1957, another Dr. Albert De Steven Roberts and full Christine Mitchelloftomedical provide a business, they renamed clinic The son, Bozeman specializing in the spectrum Heetderks known as Dr. De – united with his family careunique breadth of individualized underhas the banner Clinic, cementing its–connection with the town. for the whole family. Thecare clinic added at the clinic. Dr. De also studied at Montana State and Drs.ofHeather a single practice. The Bozeman offersand everything Wheeler, StevenClinic Roberts the University Minnesota. He went on to earn his Christine from pregnancy caretoto provide minor surgical procedures, Soon thereafter in 1957,of another son, Dr. Albert Mitchell a unique breadth of Bachelor of Science andDe M.D. from Stanford continuing the care clinic’sunder long tradition of De Heetderks – known as Dr. – united with University his individualized the banner of a single family at theinclinic. practice. Bozeman offers everything 1954. Dr. De also studied at Montana offeringThe compassionate careClinic to the Bozeman community. State and the University of Minnesota. He went from pregnancy care to minor surgical procedures, on to earn his Bachelor of Science and M.D. from continuing the clinic’s long tradition of offering Stanford University in 1954. compassionate care to the Bozeman community.

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Crow Agency he was the medical director at Lodge Grasscare, healthBOEDBNQJOH%S4POOFOCFSHBOEIJTXJGF8FOEZBMTPMPWFTQFOEJOHUJNF University an undergraduate degree in biology. 1SPHSBN)FIBTCFFOJOWPMWFEXJUI3PDLZ.PVOUBJO.JOJTUSJFTPOB leading several trips atohigh Mexico. *OEJBO)FBMUI4FSWJDFBU$SPX"HFODZ .POUBOB"U$SPX"HFODZIFXBT *OEJBO)FBMUI4FSWJDFBU$SPX"HFODZ .POUBOB"U$SPX"HFODZIFXBT BOEDBNQJOH%S4POOFOCFSHBOEIJTXJGF8FOEZBMTPMPWFTQFOEJOHUJNF nearly annual basis in providing missionary%S)FBUIFS8IFFMFSTUVEJFEBU1BDJGJD-VUIFSBO work and health care in rural TVQQFSFOEPTDPQZ)FBOE IJTXJGF4VTBOBSFLFQUCVTZBUIPNFSBJTJOHUIFJSGPVSDIJMESFO%S#FOEB 6OJWFSTJ GJUOFTTBOEJEFBMCPEZXFJHIU)FBMTPQFSGPSNTVQQFSFOEPTDPQZ)FBOE %S)FBU nearly annual basis in providing missionary work and health care in rural UIFNFEJDBMEJSFDUPSBU-PEHF(SBTT$MJOJD BOEUIFIFBEPGUIF%JBCFUFT XJUIUIFJSUXPLJET ,BUJFBOE#FO5IFZBSFJOWPMWFEXJUIUIFJSDIVSDI  Clinic, and the head of the Diabetes Program. He has been involved with UIFNFEJDBMEJSFDUPSBU-PEHF(SBTT$MJOJD BOEUIFIFBEPGUIF%JBCFUFT XJUIUIFJSUXPLJET ,BUJFBOE#FO5IFZBSFJOWPMWFEXJUIUIFJSDIVSDI  She then attended medical school at the University WJMMBHFTUPCPUI)POEVSBTBOE.FYJDPTJODF%S#FOEBQSPWJEFTB Heather Wheeler, M.D. FJSGPVSDIJMESFO%S#FOEB 6OJWFSTJUZFBSOJOHBOVOEFSHSBEVBUFEFHSFFJO JTBOBWJEPVUEPPSTNBOBOEFOKPZTDZDMJOH XJUIPDDBTJPOBMSPBESBDJOH  biology. IJTXJGF4VTBOBSFLFQUCVTZBUIPNFSBJTJOHUIFJSGPVSDIJMESFO%S#FOEB 6OJWFSTJ WJMMBHFTUPCPUI)POEVSBTBOE.FYJDPTJODF%S#FOEBQSPWJEFTB Heather M.D. 1SPHSBN)FIBTCFFOJOWPMWFEXJUI3PDLZ.PVOUBJO.JOJTUSJFTPOB leading several mission trips to Mexico. 1SPHSBN)FIBTCFFOJOWPMWFEXJUI3PDLZ.PVOUBJO.JOJTUSJFTPOB leading several mission trips toWheeler, Mexico. Rocky Mountain Ministries on a nearly annual basis in providing missionary of Washington through the WWAMI program. This GVMMTQFDUSVNPGNFEJDBMDBSFUPIJTQBUJFOUT)JTTQFDJBMJOUFSFTUTJODMVEF Diplomat of American Board of Family UIPDDBTJPOBMSPBESBDJOH  biology. She thenhiking, attended medical school at the old cars. skiing, and restoring 6OJWFSTJ JTBOBWJEPVUEPPSTNBOBOEFOKPZTDZDMJOH XJUIPDDBTJPOBMSPBESBDJOH  biology. GVMMTQFDUSVNPGNFEJDBMDBSFUPIJTQBUJFOUT)JTTQFDJBMJOUFSFTUTJODMVEF Diplomat of American Board of Family nearly annual basiscare in providing missionary work and health care in rural nearly annual basis in providing missionary work and health care inphotography rural work and health in rural villages to both Honduras and Mexico since program allows Montana natives, such as Dr. Wheeler, pregnancy care, health maintenance to help6OJWFSTJUZPG8BTIJOHUPOUISPVHIUIF88".* achieve askiing, high level of physical Practice ars. QSPHSBN hiking, photography and restoring old cars. 6OJWFSTJ pregnancy care, health maintenance to help achieve a high level of physical Practice WJMMBHFTUPCPUI)POEVSBTBOE.FYJDPTJODF%S#FOEBQSPWJEFTB Heather Wheeler, M.D. WJMMBHFTUPCPUI)POEVSBTBOE.FYJDPTJODF%S#FOEBQSPWJEFTB Heather Wheeler, M.D. 2000. Dr. Benda provides a full spectrum of medical care to his patients. 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SheFamily then medical attendedschool medical school at the a high level of physical fitness and ideal body weight. He also performs of their studies. Following graduation, Dr. for the remainder GJSTUZFBSPGNFEJDBMTDIPPMBU.POUBOB4UBUF6OJWFSTJUZ CFGPSFKPJOJOHUIFJS can Board of Family classmates Practice GJSTUZFBSPGNFEJDBMTDIPPMBU. Diplomat of American Board JTBOBWJEPVUEPPSTNBOBOEFOKPZTDZDMJOH XJUIPDDBTJPOBMSPBESBDJOH  biology. She of then attended medical school atin theSeattle for the rem GJUOFTTBOEJEFBMCPEZXFJHIU)FBMTPQFSGPSNTVQQFSFOEPTDPQZ)FBOE %S)FBUIFS8IFFMFSTUVEJFEBU1BDJGJD-VUIFSBO GJUOFTTBOEJEFBMCPEZXFJHIU)FBMTPQFSGPSNTVQQFSFOEPTDPQZ)FBOE %S)FBUIFS8IFFMFSTUVEJFEBU1BDJGJD-VUIFSBO skiing, hiking,He photography and restoring oldbusy cars. 6OJWFSTJUZPG8BTIJOHUPOUISPVHIUIF88".* upper endoscopy. and his wife Susan are kept at home raising their Wheeler completed her Family Medicine residency training in Spokane, classmates in Seattle for the remainder of their studies. Following medical TDIPPMHSBEVBUJPO %S8IFFMFS %S.D-BVHIMJOJTBHSBEVBUFPGUIF6OJWFSTJUZ classmates in Seattle for the rem Practice skiing, hiking, photography and restoring old cars. 6OJWFSTJUZPG8BTIJOHUPOUISPVHIUIF88".* IJTXJGF4VTBOBSFLFQUCVTZBUIPNFSBJTJOHUIFJSGPVSDIJMESFO%S#FOEB 6OJWFSTJUZFBSOJOHBOVOEFSHSBEVBUFEFHSFFJO IJTXJGF4VTBOBSFLFQUCVTZBUIPNFSBJTJOHUIFJSGPVSDIJMESFO%S#FOEB 6OJWFSTJUZFBSOJOHBOVOEFSHSBEVBUFEFHSFFJO QSPHSBN5IJTQSPHSBNBMMPXT.POUBOBOBUJWFT  BEVBUFPGUIF6OJWFSTJUZ fourJTBOBWJEPVUEPPSTNBOBOEFOKPZTDZDMJOH XJUIPDDBTJPOBMSPBESBDJOH  children. Dr. Benda TDIPPMHSBEVBUJPO %S8IFFMFSDPNQMFUFEIFS'BNJMZ.FEJDJOFSFTJEFODZ is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys cycling (with USBJOJOHJO4QPLBOF8BTIJOHUPO of Colorado School ofbiology. Medicine, his Washington. She has practiced atreceiving The Clinic since 2002. 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USBJOJOHJO4QPLBOF8BTIJOHUPO4IFIBTQSBDUJDFEBU5IF#P[FNBO$MJOJD of Colorado School of Medicine, receiving his SFIFTFSWFEBT$IJFG3FTJEFOU Practice JO%S.D-BVHIMJODBNFUPUIF#P[FNBO$MJOJD UJNFTIFBMTPFOKPZTQFSGPSNJOH $BTQFS 8ZPNJOHXIFSFIFTFSWFEBT$IJFG3FTJEFOU USBJOJOHJO4QPLBOF8BTIJOHUPO4IFIBTQSBDUJDFEBU5IF#P[FNBO$MJOJD ofUJNFTIFBMTPFOKPZTQFSGPSNJOHNVTJDJOIFSDIVSDI Colorado School of Medicine, classmates in Seattle for the of their studies. Following medical classmates in Seattle forremainder the remainder of their studies. Following medical Practice McLaughlin is a graduate of the receiving Universityhis TJODF4IFFOKPZTUIFGVMMTQFDUSVNPGCFJOHBGBNJMZEPDUPS JODMVEJOH VOEFSHSBEVBUFEFHSFFJOBOEIJT.%EFHSFFJO ODBNFUPUIF#P[FNBO$MJOJD Dr. JO BGUFSXPSLJOHTFWFSBMZFBSTBUUIF3FE-PEHF Steven Roberts, D.O. 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Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc. Financing the home of your dreams

Caroline Roy, Branch Manager/Loan Officer

Whether it’s your doctor or your accountant, doing business with professionals who are willing to take the extra time needed to fully grasp your unique situation is commonly agreed upon to be the best move. Very few people enjoy having the complex problems in life be answered with a generic, prepackaged answer that applies to a group they’re in opposed to themselves. Despite this, every day people who are juggling everything from their current finances to the expected returns on a rental property walk into the branch of a large bank to be funneled through a series of forms and questions designed to determine their category, and the loan which suits those in their category. As an experienced lender who has been in the business for over a decade, Caroline Roy, who started the Bozeman branch of Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc., knows that packaged solutions are the least effective way to establish long-term satisfaction and financial prosperity for her customers. Caroline Roy began her career in lending while purchasing her first home over a decade ago. Working with her lender at the time, she became intrigued by the capacity of the profession to present homebuyers with solutions to complex 26 Destination Big Sky 2018

problems; this led her to pursue the career. Since then, Caroline has strived to help clients attain solutions which complement both their short and long-term goals. Unlike large banks, she does this by taking the time necessary to work with people and form a multi-faceted approach, which takes into account their current financial situation, along with their future goals, ranging from retirement planning to the acquisition of rental properties or a second home. Equally important are the steps necessary to prepare people to buy their first home, even if that is a goal that may take many months to bring to fruition. Many Prime Mortgage Lending clients who have worked with Caroline years ago when buying their first home return when they’ve outgrown their first home or are looking to expand their real estate portfolio. Those who have come to Prime Mortgage Lending recognize how much of an asset an experienced and trustworthy advocate can be throughout the home buying process at any stage in life. Caroline recognizes that in a community the size of Bozeman, you rarely see a client only once, and feels an obligation to utilize every resource available to find the best option for


her clients; this ensures that their finances are stable throughout the years and workable when they buy their next home. Building a relationship with customers is a crucial part of how they do things differently at Prime Mortgage Lending. When choosing a loan officer, clients can be Caroline and her family. assured that no matter who they choose at Prime Mortgage Lending, they are doing business with a professional who has years of experience in the business. Leslie Largay, one of Prime Mortgage Lending’s additional loan officers, also has nearly 20 years of experience in the lending field. As a former small business owner herself, Leslie brings a unique perspective and customer service oriented approach to lending. The loan officers at Prime Mortgage Lending have encountered a variety of people and situations; perspective home buyers are often unaware of the next step to take towards buying a home in their particular situation. Caroline Roy compiled the most common situations she encounters along with the options which are available: You are looking into buying a primary residence, investment property, or vacation home, yet do not have or want to allocate a full 20% down payment. The goal of attaining a property with more limited financial resources is entirely possible. The loan officers at Prime Mortgage Lending have a vast knowledge of

programs available to them. Second homes require only 10% down currently and investment properties can be purchased with as little as 15% down. For home buyers purchasing a primary residence, Prime Mortgage Lending can help to find an FHA loan with 3.5% down, conventional loans with 3-5% down or a USDA Rural Development loan or VA loan with 100% financing available for qualifying borrowers. They also work with the Montana Board of Housing offering several grant programs. Or with the Montana Community Development Corporation to offer their HomeNow program with a gift for the down payment or closing costs to compliment any of the other primary residence programs. You are recently retired and have substantial assets but little income. Those who are retired, or nearing retirement still often desire to keep their assets productive. The loan officers at Prime Mortgage Lending are experienced in working with clients and their financial advisors to utilize retirement savings or other liquid assets as an income stream in order to qualify for a home loan even without a more traditional source of income. You are a recent graduate and have a solid income but little assets and a shorter job history. Prime Mortgage Lending offers a variety of programs in this Destination Big Sky 2018 27


situation. Often, with the help of parents, recent graduates can utilize gift funds as a means towards purchasing a home. In other cases Prime Mortgage Lending offers programs which utilize co-signing to blend the debt ratios of more established family members in order to qualify. You’re interested in buying a home, but need to borrow more than the conforming loan limit of $453,100. Prime Mortgage Lending furnishes an array of offerings for Jumbo loans. Whether you are seeking a loan for a primary residence, vacation home, or investment property, a plethora of options which mirror conventional loans in regard to rates and down payments exist in the Jumbo marketplace. You are new to the market and don’t know where to start. By coming to Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc., you will receive the time and personalized treatment which a large financial decision calls for. In working with Prime Mortgage Lending, you are exposing yourself to a variety of programs and options which may not be available at larger banks. Small Mortgage Bankers such as Prime Mortgage

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Lending also operate outside of standard banking hours, allowing you to fit the home buying process in with your busy schedule. Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc. is happy to make the process work for you and your style of business. They can do everything online safely and securely when it’s convenient for you, or they can meet face to face to talk about your plans, goals and needs. Buying a home can be a complex process, luckily with Caroline Roy and Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc., it can be simplified and suited to your individual circumstances. For more information, you can contact Caroline at 406.624.6330 or apply online at www.PrimeMortgageMontana.com. Caroline Roy NMLS # 271203, Prime Mortgage Lending, Inc. NMLS # 69551 Equal Housing Lender. Their office is located at 2015 Charlotte St. Ste. 3, Bozeman, MT 59718. Prime Mortgage Lending Inc. is licensed in over 30 states with offices to help both here and away. Visit www. GoPrime.com for a complete list of Branch locations.


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Integrative Dentistry

oral health forHealth every for bodyEvery Body Oral As you make healthier choices for yourself and your family As you make healthier choices for yourself and your family – cutting out processed foods high in sugar and partially – cutting out processed foods high in sugar and partially hydrogenated oils; buying locally grown, sustainable, and organic hydrogenated oils; buying locally grown, sustainable, and organic produce; and ditching white bread for whole grains or gluten produce; and ditching white bread for whole grains or gluten free – have you thought about the mouth you’re putting those free – have you thought about the mouth foods into? Is your mouth really as healthy as you you’re putting those foods into? Is your mouth think it is, or could you unknowingly be putting really as healthy as you think it is, or could you your health at risk? You’ve heard plenty about the unknowingly be putting your health at risk? importance of daily flossing and brushing along You’ve heard plenty about the importance of with regular dental visits to help keep your teeth daily flossing and brushing along with regular healthy. But good oral health is a gateway to much dental visits to help keep your teeth healthy. more, and a growing body of scientific evidence is But good oral health is a gateway to much proving that dental health predicts and reflects your more, and a growing body of scientific evidence general health.

is proving that dental health predicts and reflects your general health.

The Mouth–Body Connection

“The mouth is seen as a window into the body, and a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.“

The mouth is seen as a window into the body, and The Mouth–Body Connection a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Your The mouth is seen as a window into the body, mouth and its related structures provide two of the most basic and a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Your functions absolutely necessary for life: breathing and eating. mouth and its related structures provide two of the most basic A disease-free and biologically functional mouth that lasts a functions absolutely necessary for life: breathing and eating. lifetime is essential for a healthy diet and sustained wellness, A disease-free and biologically functional mouth that lasts a lasting natural beauty, comfort and vitality.

lifetime is essential for a healthy diet and sustained wellness, lasting natural beauty, comfort and vitality.

The latest medical research strongly suggests that many general health problems share common links to the diseases found in The latest medical research strongly suggests that many general the mouth and require an integrative approach to care. Dental health problems share common links to the diseases found in problems like tooth decay, root canal infections, gum disease, the mouth and require an integrative approach to care. Dental toxic dental materials, TMJ and sleep apnea have been linked problems like tooth decay, root canal infections, gum disease, to numerous chronic health issues ranging from diabetes, toxic dental materials, TMJ and sleep apnea have been linked heart and lung disease and stroke to pregnancy complications, to numerous chronic health issues ranging from diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, impaired neurocognitive function heart and lung disease and stroke to pregnancy complications, and even cancer. Take it to heart, literally – a healthy mouth will neurodegenerative diseases, impaired neurocognitive function not only increase your quality of life, but also your longevity.

and even cancer. Take it to heart, literally – a healthy mouth will not only increase your quality of life, but also your longevity.

What is Integrative Dentistry?

Integrative dentistry is a progressively unique approach to dental What is Integrative Dentistry? care that is worth chewing on. In medicine, doctors and patients Integrative dentistry is a progressively unique approach to dental alike are embracing a holistic philosophy designed to treat the care that is worth chewing on. In medicine, doctors and patients person, not just the disease. Integrative dentistry bridges the alike are embracing a holistic philosophy designed to treat the gap between medicine and dentistry. Recognizing the intimate person, not just the disease. Integrative dentistry bridges the connections between dental health and systemic health allows gap between medicine and dentistry. Recognizing the intimate interdisciplinary care to be tailored to specifically address the connections between dental health and systemic health allows underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating interdisciplinary care to be tailored to specifically address the the symptoms.

underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating the symptoms.

Integrative dentistry is about more than just your teeth and gums; it couples modern dentistry’s most comprehensive treatments, Integrative dentistry is about more than just your teeth and gums; advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technologies with the it couples modern dentistry’s most comprehensive treatments, best scientifically-based holistic principles and clinical practices

advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technologies with the

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to create an innovative, whole-body approach to oral health best scientifically-based holistic principles and clinical practices and overall wellness. Based on a biological understanding of to create an innovative, whole-body approach to oral health how an optimally healthy mouth looks, feels, functions and and overall wellness. Based on a biological understanding of interacts with the rest of the body, integrative dentistry focuses how an optimally healthy mouth looks, feels, functions and on biocompatible materials and their influence on the immune interacts with the rest of the body, integrative system, nutritional support for dentistry focuses on biocompatible materials maintaining oral and physiological and their influence on the immune system, health, focal oral infection and toxin nutritional support for maintaining oral and elimination from the whole body, physiological health, focal oral infection and and the direct influence of the threetoxin elimination from the whole body, dimensional relationships between the and the direct influence of the three teeth, bones, muscles, joints, airway, dimensional relationships between the neck and spine and the entire body.

teeth, bones, muscles, joints, airway, neck and spine and the entire body.

Dental disease is preventable and, in most cases, reversible, if the Dental disease is preventable and, fundamental causes of disease are in most cases, reversible, if the fundamental addressed with a whole-person causes of disease are addressed with a wholeapproach – body, mind and spirit. Integrative dentistry is person approach – body, mind and spirit. Integrative dentistry is conservative and the aim is to be minimally invasive, yet conservative and the aim is to be minimally invasive, yet appropriately active. This allows patients to choose lasting, appropriately active. This allows patients to choose lasting, biocompatible and functionally sustainable treatment solutions biocompatible and functionally sustainable treatment solutions to restore optimal health. Once health is returned, effective and to restore optimal health. Once health is returned, effective and practical preventive strategies can then be individually designed practical preventive strategies can then be individually designed to support oral health for life.

to support oral health for life.

TreatTreat the Whole PersonPerson the Whole

Every person is biologically unique, and integrative dentistry Every person is biologically unique, and integrative dentistry requires a personalized, comprehensive approach with a doctorrequires a personalized, comprehensive approach with a doctorpatient partnership working towards fundamental mutual goals. patient partnership working towards fundamental mutual goals. Being an integrative dentist personifies the true meaning of the word “doctor” as a teacher, and our goal is to help our patients Being an integrative dentist personifies the true meaning of the essentially become students of health and wellness. Every patient word “doctor” as a teacher, and our goal is to help our patients deserves the right to learn how to optimize their oral health, make essentially become students of health and wellness. Every patient wise and informed choices about treatment options and prevent deserves the right to learn how to optimize their oral health, make dental disease altogether.

wise and informed choices about treatment options and prevent dental disease altogether.

Optimal health requires education, commitment and diligence. We believe it is more about the daily lifestyle decisions Optimal health requires education, commitment and diligence. our patients make than what is done while they are at our We believe it is more about the daily lifestyle decisions dental office. Our priority is getting to know each patient by our patients make than what is done while they are at our understanding their attitudes towards dentistry, past dental dental office. Our priority is getting to know each patient by experiences and desires regarding future prevention understanding their attitudes towards dentistry, past dental and treatment.

experiences and desires regarding future prevention and treatment.

Our goal in integrative dentistry is to not only help our patients keep their teeth healthy, functional, and beautiful for life, but to Our goal in integrative dentistry is to not only help our patients also help them develop healthy habits that will support lifelong keep their teeth healthy, functional, and beautiful for life, but to wellness and vibrant longevity. Indeed, we see oral health as also help them develop healthy habits that will support lifelong the foundation for overall wellness. We feel we can best help

wellness and vibrant longevity. Indeed, we see oral health as


the foundation for overall wellness. We feel we can best help our patients achieve optimal health by integrating our expertise our patients achieve optimal health by integrating our expertise withwith like-minded physicians and other alliedallied health professionals. likeminded physicians and other health professionals. Together, as part your healthcare team,team, we believe we we Together, as of part of your healthcare we believe can be moremore effective at helping cure and canmuch be much effective at helping cureprevent and prevent “lifestyle” diseases. “lifestyle” diseases.

AreAre YouYou Ready forfora aChange? Ready Change?

For over 20 years, integrative dentistry has been For over 20 years, integrative dentistry has our beenspecialty. our specialty. We provide all ofall theofservices of a general dentistdentist – preventive We provide the services of a general – preventive care,care, dental hygiene, aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, fillingsfillings and and dental hygiene, aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, crowns – with an emphasis on biological dentistry. Our advanced crowns – with an emphasis on biological dentistry. Our advanced clinical training and state-of-the-art technologies offers offers patients clinical training and state-of-the-art technologies patients of allofages somesome of theofmost sophisticated dentaldental care found in in all ages the most sophisticated care found southwest Montana. southwest Montana. ManyMany of ourofservices are not available from afrom familya family our services arecommonly not commonly available dentist, including orthodontics for adults and children; TMJ, TMJ, dentist, including orthodontics for adults and children; headache and and sleepsleep apnea treatments; complex reconstructive headache apnea treatments; complex reconstructive dentistry and and dental implants, smilesmile rejuvenation and full-mouth dentistry dental implants, rejuvenation and full-mouth reconstruction, periodontics and and oral oral surgery; 3D digital imaging; reconstruction, periodontics surgery; 3D digital imaging; laserlaser dentistry and medical ozone; and mercury-free, mercury dentistry and medical ozone; and mercury-free, mercury safe safe dentistry. Our Our desire is to is help the people we serve achieve dentistry. desire to help the people we serve achieve the goal of optimal, lifelong oral health by providing dentistry the goal of optimal, lifelong oral health by providing dentistry of the quality and precision with uncompromising of highest the highest quality and precision with uncompromising compassion and care. compassion and care.

Integrative dentistry is designed to proactively help you choose

health and dentistry not just leave it to chance. If you have ongoing Integrative is designed to proactively help you choose problems yourleave mouth, as cracked, worn,ongoing broken or health and with not just it tosuch chance. If you have missing teeth, a badmouth, bite or such crooked teeth, bleeding or receding problems with your as cracked, worn, broken or gums, jaw pain, headaches, poor sleep andbleeding snoring, or or receding if you’re missing teeth, a bad bite or crooked teeth, simplyjaw unhappy with your smile, there and may snoring, be a lot more at gums, pain, headaches, poor sleep or if you’re stake than just your health! never toobelate ormore too at simply unhappy withoral your smile,It’s there may a lot early than to bejust healthy. stake your oral health! It’s never too late or too early to be healthy. Choosing a dentist that is right for you is just the first step, and

it should be a careful Remember, only and you Choosing a dentist thatinvestigative is right for process. you is just the first step, decide healthy you want toprocess. be – don’t settle foronly dentistry itcan should be how a careful investigative Remember, you thatdecide sells you Withyou integrative care,settle you and your can howshort. healthy want to dental be – don’t for dentistry family canyou enjoy theWith benefits of extraordinary oralyou health, life! that sells short. integrative dental care, and for your family can enjoy the benefits of extraordinary oral health, for life!

Drs. Todd and Amy Kinney graduated from the University of Nebraska

Medical Center Dentistry in the 1995 and established their Drs. Todd and AmyCollege Kinney of graduated from University of Nebraska Bozeman private careofhealth-centered in 1997. Their office Medical Center College Dentistry in 1995practice and established their was recognized as Montana’s firstpractice Center in for1997. Dental Medicine Bozeman private care health-centered Their office in 2010 andrecognized both doctors have completed training withMedicine OBI Foundation was as Montana’s first Center for Dental in 2010 for Bioesthetic Dentistry, International, Center for and both doctors have completed training the withSchuster OBI Foundation for Professional Development, the Center for Advanced Bioesthetic Dentistry, International, the Schuster Center forBiologic Professional Orthodontics, World Institute, and thetheAmerican Development, thethe Center for Clinical AdvancedLaser Biologic Orthodontics, World CollegeLaser of Integrative Dentistry and Medicine. KinneyDentistry are Clinical Institute, and the American College of Drs. Integrative members of the Bioesthetic Dentistry, and Medicine. Drs.Academy Kinney areofmembers of the Academy International of Bioesthetic AcademyInternational of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, International Dentistry, Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, Academy ofAcademy Oral Medicine and Toxicology, HolisticHolistic DentalDental International of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Association, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Association, and the the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Dee-O-Gee Small-town Small Businesses lead to Healthier Pets

While most major companies are headquartered in urban hubs, here at Dee-O-Gee we appreciate the benefits that come with doing business in Small Town America. We’re not alone in this mindset. Nearly 63% of small business owners say smaller cities are better for small business, says Rocket Lawyer’s 2014 Semi-Annual Small Business Index. We also believe that pets are healthier and happier when pet owners choose to spend their pet care dollars with locally owned small businesses. The reasons behind why small towns are such boons for small business are diverse. First-class networking, minimal regulations, and high-quality talent pools are just a few of the factors which obviously stand out. In addition, a thriving local entrepreneurial culture is a major plus. Similar to small towns, urban neighborhoods can also harbor some of these benefits, making them ideal locations for small business as well. At Dee-O-Gee base camp in Bozeman, Montana we’ve found these benefits go a few steps past just marking your own turf though. Operating a business in a small town also offers small business owners an opportunity to get to know customers and other local businesses better, a chance to give back to the community in a bigger way, and internally fosters a business culture of growth and opportunity that empowers employees.

Small businesses are community hubs.

Since launching in 2008, Dee-O-Gee’s headquarters in Bozeman have grown into a beloved local hub for our city’s pet loving community. We’ve done this by always putting our customers first. Whether it’s offering puppy training classes or organizing events with special perks for customers by partnering with other local small businesses, we’ve always remained committed community and creating fun, unique, and enjoyable experiences for our loyal customers and their four-legged companions. And in our case, the proof is in the kibble - earlier this year we received “Best of Bozeman” awards for Best Place for Pet Supplies and Best Pet Groomer for yet another year, titles we are humbled to accept.

Small businesses have a greater impact on their community.

Another benefit we’ve discovered at Dee-O-Gee is small businesses can be powerful tools for community building and strengthening. Through collaboration with non-profits and other local benefit groups, small business offers business owners a way to have a larger impact on their surrounding community, than they would individually. Our Bozeman Dee-O-Gee stores regularly work with local organizations to rally around community-focused causes. Events like Paw-casso, Name the Dog Park Poll, In-Store Adoption Days and the annual Dogs of Bozeman Calendar are great examples of how we’ve worked with local non-profits to support efforts to create more off-leash dog areas across town and find much-needed homes for deserving pets throughout our community. 36 Destination Big Sky 2018

Small businesses, when well-run and managed, create a culture unique to themselves. Another thing we’ve learned over time at Dee-O-Gee is our employees, as well as our customers, have become an extension of our family. We’ve been fortunate to hire some very talented staff members over the years. This has given us the opportunity to develop, mentor, and watch them grow personally and professionally. Most recently, one of our longest running employees left to pursue her dream of running her own photography business. The business culture of collaboration, community, and room to grow we strive to cultivate at Dee-OGee helped her get to that point and it’s a moment we’re proud to belong.

In the end, we believe the benefits of small business far surpass beyond just making money or being your own boss. It’s about making a difference, supporting each other, and having fun along the way.

Really, how “fresh” is your pet’s food?

Maybe the most important thing about small businesses in the pet industry - they are often the best source for nutrition


options that will help your furry kid THRIVE! Nutrition is the foundation of good health for our animal companions. The best diet for your dog or cat is not unlike the best diet for you – it consists of a variety of whole foods enhanced with vitamins and minerals, enzymes and supplements (when necessary) to promote optimal health and prevent disease. Ancestrally, our animal companions are hunters and carnivores. The dog at your feet (or, on your sofa) has evolved from the wolf, and his digestive system is virtually the same despite thousands of years of domestication. Dogs have very short intestinal tracts geared to the consumption and digestion of raw foods. The cat on your lap is a true or “obligate” carnivore (meat only diet) and is specially designed by nature to hunt small rodents and birds. Her digestive tract, as well, is intended to assimilate raw food. Unfortunately, commercially prepared kibble has become the standard diet for most pets in our culture, often found at big box stores and warehouse membership stores. Conscious pet owners (and, many proactive knowledgeable veterinarians) are becoming increasingly aware of the true nutritional needs of companion animals. Resultantly, they are placing more importance on getting the highest quality ingredients and carefully controlled preparation than on cost and convenience. When determining the best diet for your furry companions please remember “the fresher, the better”. Fresh food is full of life, literally. It contains natural enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in their most natural state, making them more digestible and more easily assimilated. Heat is the number one enemy of nutrients in food. The fresher the food, the more “bioavailable” the nutrients in that food will be. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are more likely to be intact and digestible in raw

food than in dry kibble or canned food, which are processed at high temperatures. This is also true for natural enzymes, probiotics, amino acids and vitamins and minerals in your pet’s food. The less heat-processed the food is, the more likely that the nutrients will be preserved in their natural state by the time you feed it to your pet … and, the more digestible those nutrients will be. So even if dry kibble is a part of your pet’s diet, adding fresher foods like fresh or frozen raw food & bones, freezedried, or dehydrated foods can enhance the quality of his or her overall diet. We’ve heard it said, “Your pet’s nutrition can be one of two things, either the best long-term proactive preventative medicine OR the worst slow-acting poison that your pet will encounter.” That’s an interesting thought to consider as we think about how to take the best care of the pets in our lives and where we spend our money (i.e. Small Business is better) to care for those furry kids we all love so much! If these sound like things you can get behind, consider checking out our franchise opportunities available. Our pack welcomes other community-minded, pet-loving entrepreneurs that want to start their own business in the independent pet industry. ---Josh & Holly Allen are the owners of Dee-O-Gee in Bozeman, MT. At Dee-O-Gee, they have been helping Montana locals take the utmost care of their pets since 2008. Starting in 2016, Dee-O-Gee and it’s systems and model are available nationally via franchise (www.dee-o-gee.com/franchise). Destination Big Sky 2018 37


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moking is thought to cause up to 90% of ncers, candidates for this screening must be nt or former smoker, between 55-74 years th a smoking history of at least 30 packone pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day years, etc.), and have no symptoms such as ng or coughing up blood. An order for the needed from their primary provider.

ould like to see more people take advantage ung cancer screenings, but is very pleased e growth in breast cancer screenings “In one year, our breast MRI volume reased 66%, so we are now averaging han one per day,” she said. Breast MRI is ost often in breast cancer diagnosis and , but NCCN recommends screening with ography plus breast MRI for some women er risk of breast cancer.

eed for biopsy of suspicious lesions has pled, which led us to install a second it capable of all imaging subspecialties, ng dedicated breast MRI and breast MRI ” Funk added. “Access and convenience for s will be greatly improved. We also have a ed Breast Specialist, Cindy Carter, PA-C, and f professionals that assist patients with risk ion, screening guidelines, even insurance horization.”

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Promotes Lung Promotes LungCancer Cancerand and Breast Cancer Screenings Breast Cancer Screenings

Cancer screenings are designed tocancer catch in cancer Cancer screenings are designed to catch its in its earliest is most treatable. For earliest stages, stages, when it when is mostittreatable. For example, example, mammograms breast cancer and mammograms look for breast look cancerfor and lung screens lung for the most common cancer look forscreens the mostlook common cancer killer in America: lung killer in America: lung cancer. cancer.

Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) and Bozeman Health Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) and Bozeman areHealth proud are to jointly Low Dose Chest (LDCT) proudoffer to jointly offer LowCT Dose Chest scans for lung cancer, a disease that often has reached CT (LDCT) scans for lung cancer, a disease that advanced stages by the advanced time patients experience often has reached stages by thesymptoms. time And, AMI recently added a second MRI unit, basically patients experience symptoms. And, AMI recently doubling access breast MRI (magnetic added patient a second MRIfor unit, basically doubling resonance imaging) and breast MRI biopsies. resonance patient access for breast MRI (magnetic

imaging) and breast MRI biopsies.

LDCT screenings were introduced at Bozeman Health and AMI in 2013, with 83were conducted to date.atUsing a lower LDCT screenings introduced Bozeman radiation dose than a normal CT scan-about the same Health and AMI in 2013, with 83 conducted to as in date. a mammogram-the recently dose became more affordable Using a lowertest radiation than a normal for more patients.

CT scan–about the same as in a mammogram–the test recently became more affordable for more The screenings now are covered by most commercial patients.

insurance carriers and by Medicare because LDCT screenings “can detect lung cancer at an earlier stage The screenings now are covered by most than lung cancer would be detected in an unscreened commercial insurance carriers and by Medicare population” according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task because LDCT screenings “can detect lung cancer Force. The five year survival rate for lung cancer had been at an earlier stage than lung cancer would be only 15% since the 1970s, because of late diagnosis.

detected in an unscreened population” according to the U.S. Services Task Force. The five“According to Preventive 2011 statistics from the National year survivalCancer rate for lung cancer hadfor been only Comprehensive Network (NCCN), every 320 15% since the 1970s, because of late diagnosis. individuals we screen for lung cancer using Low Dose Chest CT scans, we can prevent one death from lung “According to 2011 statistics from the“INational cancer,” said AMI Director Courtney Funk. think it’s

Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), for every 320 individuals we screen for lung cancer using Low Dose Chest CT scans, we can prevent one death from lung cancer,” said AMI Director Courtney Funk. “I think it’s an amazing statistic.

It’s part of the reason adopted an amazing statistic. It’s that part Medicare of the reason that Medicare coverage so quickly.” adopted coverage so quickly.”

Since thought cause to 90% of Since smoking smoking isisthought toto cause up up to 90% of lung lung cancers, candidates this screening beor cancers, candidates for this for screening must be a must current smoker, between 55-74 between years old, 55-74 with a smoking aformer current or former smoker, years history of at least 30 pack ¬years (one pack a day for 30 old, with a smoking history of at least 30 packyears, (one two packs years, etc.), and have ano years packaaday dayfor for1530 years, two packs day symptoms such as wheezing or coughing up blood. An for 15 years, etc.), and have no symptoms such as order for the is needed their provider. wheezing or test coughing upfrom blood. Anprimary order for the test is needed from their primary provider.

Funk would like to see more people take advantage of the lung cancer is very pleased with the growth Funk wouldscreenings, like to seebut more people take advantage in the breast cancer screenings at AMI. our breast of lung cancer screenings, but“In is one veryyear, pleased MRI volume has increased 66%, so we are now averaging with the growth in breast cancer screenings more than day,” shebreast said. Breast MRI is used most at AMI. “Inone oneper year, our MRI volume often in breast cancer diagnosis and staging, but NCCN has increased 66%, so we are now averaging recommends screening with mammography more than one per day,” she said. Breastplus MRIbreast is MRI for some women at higher risk of breast cancer. used most often in breast cancer diagnosis and

staging, but NCCN recommends screening with “The need for biopsy of suspicious lesions has quadrupled, mammography plus breast MRI for some women which led us to install a second MRI unit capable of at higher risk of breast cancer. all imaging subspecialties, including dedicated breast MRI and breast MRI biopsy,” Funk added. “Access and “The need for biopsy of suspicious lesions has convenience for patients will be greatly improved. We also quadrupled, which led us to install a second have a dedicated Breast Specialist, Cindy Carter, PA-C, MRI unit capable of all imaging subspecialties, and team of professionals that assist patients with risk including breast MRIeven andinsurance breast MRI evaluation,dedicated screening guidelines, prebiopsy,” Funk added. “Access and convenience for authorization.”

patients will be greatly improved. We also have a dedicated Breast Specialist, Carter, PA-C,call and For more information on eitherCindy type of screening, team of 406-414-5200. professionals that assist patients with risk AMI at evaluation, screening guidelines, even insurance pre-authorization.” For more information on either type of screening, call AMI at 406-414-5200.

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Ski Boot Bliss Tips on choosing the right boot for success on the slopes by ken lancey

Ski boots are arguably the most important piece of gear for the mountain. They are your interface with the ski, and the right boot is imperative for optimal comfort and performance. The correct support and fit will ensure better edge control, and allow you to properly drive your skis. Boots also must keep you warm and comfortable, so you can stay on the slopes longer. The first challenge for a boot fitter is to match a skier’s foot with the right boot shape. Questions to consider when picking the right boot include: resort or backcountry? How many days of skiing a year? Skier ability? How large or small a person are you? The answers will dictate how stiff or soft a boot one needs, as well as what height cuff will work the best. There are several things to consider when buying ski boots. Firstly, don’t listen to your friends. What works for your buddy may not work for you as every foot is different. Different boots will fit different foot shapes. Secondly, have your feet measured both sitting (unweighted) and standing (weighted). This tells us how much your feet elongate and if you are an over-pronator. Pronation is the normal shockabsorbing act of the foot as it is weighted. Over-pronation, on the other hand, needs to be controlled. This is done with a footbed. A skier with over-pronation will immediately notice the improvement in performance and comfort, but even skiers with perfect feet will notice it too. The sole of a ski boot, called a Zeppa or foot board, is a completely flat. Our feet are not. A good footbed allows the two to interface, while maximizing comfort, balance, and power. Lastly, get a shell fit. Your bootfitter should remove the liner from the boot shell, and put your foot into the shell so that your toes barely touch the front of the boot. The correct sized shell should have anywhere from 1 to 3 cm of space behind your heel. Generally, the more time you spend in ski boots the less space behind the heel. This 44 Destination Big Sky 2018

is where the guidance of a good boot fitter is very helpful. Shell fit several different boots, then try them on to compare differences in fit versus shell fit. Take your time. A proper boot fitting can take a while and this is time well spent. More often than not, people buy boots that are too large. Today’s boots often are heat moldable, and until this has been done, they should be quite tight. Thermo-moldable and foam injected liners have gained in popularity due to their unquestionably superior fit, comfort, and in some cases, warmth. Select models of boots come with a version of moldable liners. However, this does come at a price. A good boot fitter will guide you through the myriad of liner choices to fit your needs. If you suffer from cold feet, Hotronics® boot heaters are the ultimate cold weather upgrade. Inserted seamlessly under the footbed, they radiate heat through your toes and forefoot. The small rechargeable battery packs attach to the back of your boots, and provide all-day comfort even on the coldest days. Quality bootfitters can also work through the idiosyncrasies of your body by tweaking your boot to achieve a balanced and centered stance. Boots can be stretched to accommodate protrusions, and volume added where needed. If you suffer from foot issues, expect this process to take some time until it is right. A quality bootfitter can save you time and money in the long run. The most expensive pair of boots is the one you buy twice. __________________________________________ Ken Lancey has been fitting boots professionally in Big Sky for over twenty years. He is co-owner of Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, which has been named as one of America’s Best Bootfitters, as well as one of the top ten ski shops in the U.S.A.


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Living History at the

museum of the rockies

Long before interstate highways connected Montana’s major cities, two-track roads and trails led travellers from one homestead to the next. The Living History Farm at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman tells the story of Montana’s homesteader past through the experiences and historic home of the Tinsley family of Willow Creek, Montana. Signed by Abraham Lincoln, the 1862 Homestead 48 Destination Big Sky 2018

Act made federal lands available to US citizens who demonstrated their ability to settle and farm on parcels of 160 acres. Between 1862 and 1934, the US government approved 1.6 million homesteads and distributed 270,000,000 acres of land, 10% of all of the land in the United States. When the Tinsley House was built in 1889, Willow Creek was a cluster of small farms and ranches located near the


Montana principal meridian, the geographical line that serves as the baseline for all property surveyed within the state. Railroads eventually connected the towns of Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Missoula and Billings. Still, small towns

like Willow Creek were convenient stopping places for stagecoaches, freight haulers and livestock drivers. The hospitality in these small towns varied greatly as did the quality of food and lodging places.

Photos courtesy of The Museum of the Rockies.

ENGAGE. INSPIRE. DISCOVER. Visit Us Year-Round!

A must-see for family & friends. Siebel Dinosaur Complex Taylor Planetarium Regional History Exhibits Changing Exhibits from Around the World Lectures / Programs / Events Distinctive Gift Shop

museumoftherockies.org 406.994.2251

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Bozeman’s finest bozeman’s finest

pet care facility with aagreat and caring staff staff with great and caring

Gallatin Veterinary Hospital (GVH) provides cutting edge technology and professional service given with compassion, courtesy and respect. Pets are members of your family; we treat them like members of ours. Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 2009, GVH was the first hospital in Bozeman to earn this distinction, which is awarded to only 12% of the veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada. AAHA evaluates over 900 of the highest quality standards available in veterinary medicine, including: anesthesia, client service, contagious disease, continuing education,

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dentistry, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, examination facilities, housekeeping and maintenance, human resources, laboratory, leadership, medical records, pain management, patient care, pharmacy, referral standards, safety and surgery to ensure the best care for your pet. A significant continuing commitment in providing the best possible care for you and your four-legged family members, AAHA accreditation is a huge undertaking, but at GVH we believe it makes us stronger.

Services

Computer Tomography (CT) We are excited to bring the newest and best technology in advanced 3D imaging to GVH. We are the first veterinary hospital in the state of Montana to install the NewTom 5G Vet Cone Beam CT. The technology is so advanced, that many of these machines are placed in universities, such as The University of California at Davis, or in larger cities. Why is this important? Cone beam technology allows equal and, in some cases, better image quality when compared to traditional CT scans. It exposes


“Pets are members of your family and we “Pets are members of your family and we

treat them like they are members of ours.” treat them like they are members of ours.”

our patients to less radiation and is completed • Advanced anesthesia – Our care is based on special pricing from Antech for outside services in a fraction the time, which meansand less istime from, and consultation a on allows for advanced testing great ourof patients to less radiation completed recommendations • Advanced anesthesia – Our care with, is based special pricing fromwith Antech forpricing. outside services under anesthesia. All of scans which can bemeans read byless a time board certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist. Every with, pet a in a fraction of our the time, recommendations from, and consultation allows for advanced testing with great pricing. radiologist that specializes tomography anesthesia has a dedicated anesthetistEveryWe under anesthesia. in Allcomputer of our scans can be read by that a undergoes board certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist. pet Care GVH not onlyCare cares for our clients and patients, but and results are usually available within 24 hours. tomography whose sole is to make sure anesthesia runs We radiologist that specializes in computer thatjob undergoes anesthesia has a dedicated anesthetist community, and In theand lastpatients, year, but More information, scansavailable and lesswithin anesthesia and your not onlystate cares forworld. our clients and resultsquicker are usually 24 hours. smoothlywhose sole pet job is is safe. to make sure anesthesia runs also the GVH we havealso teamed up with K-9state Caresand Montana to the helplast year, is a win for ourinformation, patients. the community, world. In More quicker scans and less anesthesia smoothly and your pet is safe. • Recovery facilities – Uniquely designed anesthesia a wounded warrior, pledging lifelong wellness care to help we have teamed up with K-9 Cares Montana is a win for our patients. recovery•area and warming that designed help provide Recovery facilitieskennels – Uniquely anesthesia for this incredible Wepledging are also happy be the care Montana Veterinary Surgical Service (MVSS) a woundedteam. warrior, lifelongtowellness a smoother, gentler recovery after anesthesia. recovery area and warming kennels that help provide top pawfor sponsor of the 2015 K9-9K, an also eventhappy where MVSS is Montana’s most skilled and experienced this incredible team. We are to be the Montana Veterinary Surgical Service (MVSS) a smoother, gentler recovery after anesthesia. the proceeds go to such worthy causes as thean National small animal surgery referralmost service. Dr. and Markexperienced • Oncology top paw sponsor of the 2015 K9-9K, event where MVSS is Montana’s skilled – Experienced oncology (cancer care) for Canine Cancer Foundation, which is working onthe National Albrecht is the only small animal residency trained the proceeds go to such worthy causes as small animal surgery referral service. Dr. Mark pets, from surgery to–chemotherapy. • Oncology Experienced oncology (cancer care) for ending cancer inCancer our four-legged friends; K-9 Care on surgeon in Montana. Heonly is one of the first 50 Canine Foundation, which is working Albrecht is the small animal residency trained pets, from surgery to chemotherapy. Montana, whichcancer provides service dogs tofriends; wounded surgeons surgeon in the world to be trained • Dental care – From prophylactic cleanings to ending in our four-legged K-9 Care in Montana. He is by oneDr. of Slocum the firstto 50 and thosewhich with special needs; anddogs RuntoDog do Tibial surgeons Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (TPLO) andSlocumadvanced GVH is providedcleanings by provides service wounded in the world to be trained by Dr. to • care, Dental caredental – Fromcare prophylactic to veteransMontana, organization advocating for additional the first person in Montana to offer Osteotomies TPLO surgeries. highly trained doctors technicians. and those with special needs; and Run Dog do Tibial Plateau Leveling (TPLO) and advanced care,and GVH dental careDoctors is provided by Run, anveterans recreation facilities for Bozemanfor additional In addition, was a beta test site to foroffer the Canine Kari Swenson, Hann andand Madelynn Fell Doctors off-leashRun, an organization advocating theGVH first person in Montana TPLO surgeries. highlySarah trained doctors technicians. owners. recreation facilities for Bozeman Unicompartmental a the Canine have completed trainingSarah in advanced extractions In addition,Elbow GVHProcedure was a beta(CUE) test site–for Kari Swenson, Hann and Madelynn Fell area dogoff-leash revolutionary treatment for elbow and our training dental technicians have area dog owners. Unicompartmental Elbowdysplasia. ProcedureThe (CUE) – a and restoratives have completed in advanced extractions results of revolutionary that testing aretreatment in publication anddysplasia. show this The been through special dental to ensure that have Dr. Albrecht is an adjunct faculty member of the for elbow and restoratives andtraining our dental technicians State University Veterinary procedureresults to significantly helpare patients with elbow has the best comprehensive dental care Dr. Albrecht is an adjunct facultyTeaching member of the of that testing in publication and showyour this pet been through special dental training to ensure thatWashington and GallatinState Veterinary Hospital is oneTeaching of arthritis. In fact, Dr.to Albrecht has now possible.your Board Dentist Dr. Tonycare HospitalWashington University Veterinary procedure significantly helppreformed patients with elbow petcertified has the Veterinary best comprehensive dental Gallatin Veterinary arthritis. In fact, Dr.own Albrecht has now possible. Board certified Veterinary Dentist the onlyHospital facilitiesand in Montana approved toHospital directlyis one of this procedure on two of his Labradors. Dr.preformedWoodward, of Montana Pet Dental, sees clients at Dr. Tony only facilities in approved to directly this procedure of his own Labradors. Dr. GVH as Woodward, of Montana Pet Dental, sees clients at train thethe next generation of Montana veterinarians. We also Albrecht is a member of on thetwo Veterinary Arthroscopy well. train veterinarians the next generation of veterinarians. We also Albrecht is a member of the Veterinary Arthroscopy GVH as well. host student and veterinary technician Arthrology Advancement society, or VA3, making student Arthrology Advancement society, or VA3, making• Rehabilitation services –Jen Hill, CCRP, provides studentshost from acrossveterinarians the country. and veterinary technician him a recognized world leader in veterinary • Rehabilitation services –Jen CCRP, provides rehabilitation services, including laser Hill, therapy, students from across the country. him a recognized world leader in veterinary arthroscopy. rehabilitation including laser therapy, In addition, GVH donates more than $20,000 therapeutic ultrasound,services, e-stim and customized arthroscopy. therapeutic ultrasound, e-stim and customized at-home exercises. Sometimes, the best course of donates than $20,000 annuallyIntoaddition, help petsGVH that can’t helpmore themselves. On a Hospital exercises. the best course action is at-home not surgery. GVH Sometimes, staff, in conjunction with of global scale, annually to help petsbuild that can’t help Hospital we are helping schools forthemselves. children On a GHV provides complete general and advanced pet is not GVH staff,plan in conjunction with Jen Hill, action can work up surgery. an individualized that global scale, wehave are helping build services schools for GHV provides completeand general and advanced around the world. We also donated to children care, including during extended Saturday hours. pet Jen Hill, can work up an might include special hobbles andindividualized exercises. Oneplan sizethat the following around the world. We have also donated services to care, including during extended and Saturday hours. shelters: might include special hobbles and exercises. One size • Acupuncture – Dr. Sara Hann, DVM, CVA, is using doesn’t fit all when it comes to the your pet’s care. following shelters: • Heart the of the Valley (Bozeman), • Acupuncture – Dr. Sara Hann,care DVM, CVA, is using doesn’t fit all when it comes to the your pet’s care. acupuncture to provide complimentary to treat • Heart of the Valley (Bozeman), • Stafford Animal Shelter (Livingston), • Digital radiography (X-rays) and digital dental acupuncture to provide complimentary care to treat arthritis, lameness, postoperative pain, nerve injury, •&Stafford Animal Society Shelter (Livingston), • Lewis Clark Humane (Helena), • Digital radiography (X-rays) and digital dental radiography – This technology and our level of lameness, postoperative pain, nerve injury, back and arthritis, muscle pain, GI problems, lick granulomas, • Lewis Clark Humane Society (Helena), Bailey&Butte, radiography – Thisdiagnose technology and ouryour level of • Chelsea expertise allow us to better and treat back and muscle pain, GI problems, lick granulomas, allergies and general wellness. • Chelsea Bailey Butte, • Silverbow Animal Shelter (Butte), expertise us facilitate to better diagnose treat your loved ones. Digitalallow images fast, easy and consults allergies and general wellness. • Silverbow Animal Shelter (Butte), • Albert’s Angel Fund (Butte), loved ones. Digital images facilitate fast, easy consults • Laparoscopic surgery – Dr. Madelynn Fell is our goby board certified specialists. • Albert’s Angel Fund(Hamilton), (Butte), • Bitterroot Humane Society and • Laparoscopic surgery – Dr. Madelynn Fell is our goby board certified specialists. to veterinarian for minimally invasive laparoscopic Bitterroot Humane Society (Hamilton), and • Bassett• Rescue of Montana (Missoula). to veterinarian for minimally invasive procedures, including spays. Many clients have laparoscopic heard • Bassett Rescue of Montana (Missoula). procedures, procedures, including spays. Manyrealize clients have heard of these laparoscopic but don’t • Diagnostic ultrasound –Dr. Brit Culver, one of only For more information about GVH services or our of these laparoscopic procedures, but don’t realize that GVH is the only hospital in the Gallatin Valley • Diagnostic ultrasound Brit Culver, one of only two board certified Small Animal–Dr. Internists practicing For more information or our humanitarian projects, please about give usGVH a callservices at thatservice. GVH isWith the only hospital in the Gallatin Valley to offer this laparoscopic procedures, two board certified Small Animal Internists practicing in Montana, visits monthly to offer this service. humanitarian projects, please Rd. giveE. usor a call at visit us at 1635 Reeves to offer this service. Withpainful laparoscopic the incisions are smaller and less for yourprocedures, pet. in Montana, visits monthly to offer this service. 406.587.4458, visit us at 1635 Reeves Rd. E. or check us406.587.4458, out online at gallatinvethospital.com. the additionally incisions are performs smaller and lessadvanced painful for your•pet. Dr. Albrecht more On-site laboratory services – On-site service check us out online at gallatinvethospital.com. Dr. Albrecht additionally performs more advanced • On-site laboratory services – On-site service laparoscopic procedures, such as gastropexies. provide for fast results for critical care patients and laparoscopic procedures, such as gastropexies. provide for fast results for critical care patients and

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Reviving Philipsburg’s Stamp Mill Tradition For the last several years, the Granite County Historical Society has been erecting a stamp mill on the east end of Broadway, at the old James Stuart or Hope mill site. The stamp mill, which was moved in pieces from the Royal Gold Mine near Princeton, is intended to be the centerpiece of a historical park with exhibits explaining Philipsburg’s mining heritage. A stamp mill is an ore processing plant that uses pistons (the stamps) lifted by a camshaft and then falling on the rock to break it up and liberate the valuable minerals, such as native gold or silver sulfide, from the worthless material, such as quartz. Various mechanical and chemical processes are then used to concentrate the valuable minerals into a saleable form. If this description seems obscure it would be best to see the stamps actually working in one of the demonstrations planned by GCHS… yes, unlike many other stamp mill exhibits, this one is operational! In the 19TH century there were at least 290 stamps pounding away day and night on the silver ores of the Philipsburg district. However, beginning about 100 years ago, miners replaced stamps with more efficient rotating grinders (like ball mills) and the old banks of stamps have become rare. When members of GCHS conceived the idea of a historical park, the Antonioli family stepped forward to provide a site, and Dave Harris and Paul Antonioli stepped forward to provide stamps and other equipment from their Royal Gold Mine east of Maxville. Many were involved in fetching the equipment, cleaning up the site, putting in foundations, erecting the battery, and making the whole thing functional, with Dave Harris guiding the process along with the steady assistance of Jim Waldbillig. Larry Hoffman spearheaded the transport of the equipment and the initial engineering of the foundation, while Phil Richardson and Bill Antonioli provided technical assistance in the tricky process of making the parts work together in the new installation. The site chosen to host the mill has a rich history directly involving the development of the Flint Creek Mining District. A century and a half ago, in the summer of 1867, the town of Philipsburg sprang up, practically overnight, as a construction boomtown – housing, feeding and

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entertaining a workforce of hundreds of men who were building the first silver mill in Montana, immediately east of our modern stamp mill exhibit. If we took a trip in a time machine to check this out, we would be impressed at how familiar Philipsburg looks, with businesses in restored buildings all along Broadway, and residential side streets named, as they are today, after the streets of San Francisco—the Superintendent’s home town. Following Camp Creek a little ways west, we come to the dairy farm and washeteria of Kate Perry, the town’s only woman resident, who is accumulating a small fortune washing miners’ shirts and selling them milk. Let’s let Kate speak for herself, from a letter she wrote years later, recounting her experiences as a pioneer. “Now mind there was not another woman in the camp or within twenty miles of me. When I relate this story here now they ask me,“Were you not afraid of the men?” No indeed, God Bless the miners, a better class of men never lived.” Near the east end of Broadway we meet one of the best regarded of these miners - Hector Horton, who staked the first claim in the district. The front door of Horton’s cabin faces up the gulch, straight toward a small prospect a few hundred feet away, the Cordova lode, that he discovered in the Summer of 1865. Looking east up Camp Creek, Horton points out the claim of his friend William Graham, atop the big spring that would eventually serve as the water supply for the town brewery. Smart guy! Now, our attention is drawn to the impressive stone structure under construction about half way between Horton’s cabin and Graham’s spring. This is the mill of the St. Louis and Montana Mining Company, designed and laid out (like the town itself, according to Kate Perry) by the famed German mining engineer Philipp Deidesheimer. The overall supervision is provided by a company director, James Stuart, a man of great energy and drive, and the man for whom the mill is named. Assisting Deidesheimer is a large crew of mining and construction professionals, laborers, loggers, carpenters, stone masons, machinists, and teamsters. For a description, we turn to the Report of mining engineer Rossiter Raymond to Congress for 1869.


The James Stuart mill at Phillipsburg, built in 1867 for silver ores, is a stone building; engine, 50 horsepower; boilers, 40-inch diameter and 20 feet long; runs ten stamps, 650 pounds each; six Wheeler pans, 4 feet in diameter, and three concentrators, 8 feet in diameter; stamps and pans are geared to make from 60 to 75 drops and revolutions per minute. Capacity from 12 to 15 tons per twenty-four hours, according to quality of ore. It has crushed about 1,000 tons of quartz in all, which yielded about $100,000. The rock worked was principally croppings and ore taken from near the surface. The mill is now idle, awaiting repairs of crank and cylinder. It cost, all told, about $75,000, currency, and is considered the best mill in the Territory. It is situated in Flint Creek district, which first became generally known in the winter of 1866. Many components of the mill, including 10 stamp heads, 2 battery boxes, flywheel, and a 12x24 steam engine, were shipped by boat from the Marshall foundry in St. Louis to Fort Benton in April of 1866. Pans and settlers were purchased from the Miner’s Foundry in San Francisco. The original plan was to set up a mill at the Argenta silver district near Dillon, but the equipment was diverted to Flint Creek early in 1867. A later description by W.H. Emmons for the US Geological Survey says that a Blake jaw crusher was installed ahead of the stamps, and that a “mixing floor”, where mercury, salt, and copper sulfate were mixed with the ore, was present between the settlers and the pans. Perhaps it was a good omen of things to come that when it came time to name their town along Camp Creek.“…The name of Phillipsburgh was unanimously adopted by the miners, Philip being the Christian name of Mr. Deidesheimer, principal Superintendent of the St. Louis

and Montana Mining Co., a gentleman whose urbanity of manners and scientific attainments have won the respect and good will of everybody. Phillipsburgh, Flint Creek District, June 22, 1867.” They had good reason to be proud of their work and their boss, as the mill they built together ran with only small modifications to Deidesheimer’s original design for the next 40 years, even during the silver crash of 1893, and was a mainstay of the local economy. Given its pioneering nature and the difficulty of getting equipment from San Francisco and St. Louis onto the site, it should not be surprising that there were cost overruns. Surviving correspondence relates complaints by James Stuart that Deidesheimer spent too freely and paid the crew building the mill far too much, and before 1867 ended, Deidesheimer had been forced out as Superintendent. Stuart’s subsequent mistakes in managing the mill led to financial disaster. The St. Louis and Montana Mining Company disappeared, the creditors took over, and a new company called the Hope Mining Company would carry on. The renamed “Hope mill” would provide returns totaling many times the

initial expense. But the greatest stroke of fortune for the Hope’s investors was when their mill Superintendent, Charles D. McLure, brought them in on the ground floor when he developed the great bonanzas of the Granite and Bimetallic mines. These mines paid off beyond their wildest dreams, and amply justified the new name–Hope –that they had chosen for their mill and their enterprise. Images, clockwise from top right: Restored battery stamp, Mill equipment drawing, James Stuart, Royal Mill stamp, Hope Mill, Mill stamp, Philipp Deidesheimer.

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Cartier Building) (See Historic Walking Tour #19 – Beley and Delery Saloon and #43 – present day with many P-burgers still enjoying the occasional stout drink. of the past or became dining rooms. This background comes down to the began bringing their wives into the bars and the lounges became a thing and were the standard in all the bars in Philipsburg. Gradually, the men and wives. These lounges were usually quite well appointed and luxurious The bars only allowed men and boys. An adjacent lounge served the ladies

Prohibition Memories of a Young Boy

operating while serving sixty days in the state penitentiary. the following morning. Another managed to keep his joint open and and padlocked of an evening had a new location open in the next block not guilty verdicts. One proprietor having his moonshine joint closed running full blast. However, juries of peers and relatives often returned raid at a cabin near Tower, netted two 80 gallon stills and one 60 gallon sixty days in jail was the sentence for those convicted. In 1922 a single acquiring a good reputation for quality, but fines of $250 and thirty to When Montana its state prohibition enforcement law in actually 1926, Moonshining wasrepealed an ongoing activity with some of the operators Philipsburg voted over two to one for repeal. This left enforcement contribute to civic causes and maintain their generous reputations. of federal law completely to of thethe federal fromwilling Seattle. Local law upstanding businessmen town,agencies were quite to regularly officersofwere unconcerned to the point of occasionally having often a drink with Some the more prosperous bootleggers and moonshiners, the residents. Although seven saloons overheard buthad unconfirmed story of local lore. closed The theirtunnel doors under by the alley into the basement of the Busy Bee is an Hall). December 31, 1918, at White Front Bar), or Big Pete’s (now the Town the Busy Bee (now the least three moonshine Red Onion, formerly located on the corner next to the McClees Building, joints andand a number of Home brew could be had over the counter at the vendors mail order. freelance sales agents amounts from other sprangwith up. Home 1928 unknown brewing had its were overalso 22,000 in followers. Bottle cap local hardware stores sales at just one of the local hardware followers. Bottlestores cap were over 22,000 in brewing also had its 1928 with unknown sprang up. Home amounts sales from agents other freelance vendors and mail order. joints and a number of Home brew could be had over the counter at the Red Onion, formerly located on the corner next to the McClees Building, least three moonshine the Busy Bee December 31,(now 1918,the at White Front Bar), or Big Pete’s (now the Town Hall). The tunnel under closed their doors by the alley into the basement of the Busy Bee is an overheard buthad unconfirmed story of local lore. seven saloons the residents. Although Some the more prosperous bootleggers and moonshiners, officersofwere unconcerned to the point of occasionally having often a drink with upstanding businessmen town,agencies were quite to regularly federal law completely to of thethe federal fromwilling Seattle. Local law contribute civic over causes and their generous reputations. of Philipsburgtovoted two to maintain one for repeal. This left enforcement Moonshining was an ongoing activity with some of the operators When Montana repealed its state prohibition enforcement law in actually 1926, acquiring a good reputation for quality, but fines of $250 and thirty to sixty days in jail was the sentence for those convicted. In 1922 a single raid at a cabin near Tower, netted two 80 gallon stills and one 60 gallon running full blast. However, juries of peers and relatives often returned not guilty verdicts. One proprietor having his moonshine joint closed and padlocked of an evening had a new location open in the next block the following morning. Another managed to keep his joint open and operating while serving sixty days in the state penitentiary.

kept the foam down giving the purchasers more beer to the bucket. your pail full when the foam reached the top of the rim. The lard greasing upper several inches of the inside of the bucket. Proprietors considered pint flasks sell to the moonshine connections. family, whotobought beerproprietors by the lardwith bucket to take home, greased The the boys also collected fifths and coveted flasks with tapered necks and often worked their way down the street one beer and shot at a time.corks One for enough fit unseen in an overcoat Picking up youclosure, boughtthin a beer, a shottowas free. Hard working andpocket. drinking miners information “when their folks by were talking, ” the lads had know which barrels of beer began arriving train. After-shifters weretothe standard–if establishment to attracted big crowds for several months. The cases of hard liquor and approach, because The repeal of prohibition gave the bars cause for celebrations and to be paid one dollar per flask in 1927 was quite the merchant again. worthand thesell digging. flasks they had just sold, only to return a few days later them to would work their way to the back of the store and Times retrievewere sometough of theand the sales helped with brasher young boys the income at home. refill. A couple of the One secondhand there were enough to merchant woulduntil the back room stockpile the flasks in the back room merchant woulduntil there were enough to One secondhand refill. A couple of the the income at home. brasher the salesyoung helpedboys with would work their way to the back of the store and Times retrievewere sometough of theand flasks they had just sold, only to return a few days later them to worthand thesell digging. the merchant again. flask in 1927 was quite be paid one dollar per The repeal of prohibition gave the bars cause for celebrations and to approach, because attracted big crowds for several months. The casesestablishment of hard liquor to and barrels of beer began arriving by train. After-shifters were the standard–if information “when their folks were talking,” the lads had to know which you boughtthin a beer, a shottowas free. Hard working andpocket. drinking miners enough fit unseen in an overcoat Picking up for closure, oftenalso worked their fifths way down the street onewith beertapered and shotnecks at a time. One boys collected and coveted flasks and corks family, who bought beer by the lard bucket to take home, greased the pint flasks to sell to the proprietors with moonshine connections. The upper several inches of the inside of the bucket. Proprietors considered your pail full when the foam reached the top of the rim. The lard greasing kept the foam down giving the purchasers more beer to the bucket. The bars only allowed men and boys. An adjacent lounge served the ladies and wives. These lounges were usually quite well appointed and luxurious and were the standard in all the bars in Philipsburg. Gradually, the men began bringing their wives into the bars and the lounges became a thing of the past or became dining rooms. This background comes down to the present day with many P-burgers still enjoying the occasional stout drink. (See Historic Walking Tour #19 – Beley and Delery Saloon and #43 – Cartier Building)

of a Young Boy Prohibition Memories

According to a living Philipsburg resident who grew up during prohibition through his teen years, recycling is not new. The young boys in town, upper grade school age, would scavenge the local dump for pint and half

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PRESERVING THE PAST ENJOYING THE PRESENT EMBRACING THE FUTURE As Philipsburg celebrates its 150TH year this summer, interest in its early origins and colorful history as one of the Rockies’ booming silver and sawmill towns prevails. However, for all the stories from the heyday of western mining, the tale of the last quarter century in Philipsburg is perhaps the most compelling.

above; Broadway Street 1957, below; Broadway Street 2010

Commodities like metals and lumber are always subject to the vagaries of economic times and government regulations. While silver drove the mining efforts in Granite County, its value fluctuated wildly during the town’s first century. Other minerals helped keep things humming. Manganese ore, newly vital to dry cell batteries and steel production, became a huge revenue source during World War I. The nearby Anaconda copper smelter produced well-paying jobs for local residents. Two sawmills operated at high volume, cutting upwards of 40 million board feet of lumber from the national forests. It would not last. By the time Philipsburg celebrated 120 years in 1987, the economy needed a boost…or two. The Opera House Theatre—oldest operating theatre in the state—opened showing movies. The box office receipts were so minimal in 1989, Hollywood sent an auditor to count attendees. The once proud, 3-story Courtney Hotel across the street, built in 1918 during the flush manganese days, stood empty, unheated, and a shadow of the former glamorous establishment. The Sayrs building hosted a thrift shop rent-free courtesy of the local bank. It was one of several bank-owned buildings from a decade of closed mines and shuttered sawmills. The economic downturn got an assist from the Montana winter weather in 1989. The huge, vacant, and unheated Mercantile Building could not withstand the extreme cold. The floors buckled into waves of twisted wood. Any unheated building experienced similar damage. Homes sold for what economy cars cost in other parts of the country. To take a chance on any of the empty downtown buildings meant high risk. Pburg—The Come-back Kid The town “founded on hope” found hope again. In 1991, the bank paid local painters to spend the summer bringing the iconic Sayrs building back from the brink. Blessed with a Mesker Brothers metal front, the weathered facade gave way to ornamental flourishes and colors from its heyday. Its good bones and corner location were perfect for the future microbrewery. Owners began fixing up their own pieces of history. Paint, determination, and lots of “elbow grease” went into sprucing up the historic downtown. In1992, new owners of the Mercantile Building restored heat to the lower level and welcomed the H&R Thrift Store. The Sapphire Gallery opened and public projects brought more progress to town. Donated by the local bank to a community group, the Courtney Hotel became a museum and meeting venue. Local voters, faced with a ballot to renovate the 1889 grade school or build new, opted for history. Today, the school is the oldest operating in the state. In 1998, citizens lobbied federal officials to keep the post office downtown and the USPS constructed a new facility. The brick exteriors of the post office and remodeled Granite Mountain Bank fit the town’s National Historic District aesthetic. The Opera House Theatre with its original seats and great acoustics brought back live theater and popular music events in 1999. The Sweet Palace opened in 1998 and Schnibbles in 2001. The renovation of The

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Broadway Hotel finished in 2003. The Rotary Club initiated a large project in 2004—Winninghoff Park. Local volunteers restored and expanded the ice rink to NHL-size, terraced a 3000-capacity seating area into the hill above the rink, and built a large warming house with rent-free skating equipment. The park hosts hockey tournaments, local events, and summer concerts. Best in the West The list goes on of projects, people, and businesses who saved the community’s most critical currency—hope. The promotional work of businesses brought more visitors pleasantly surprised by the continued polishing of this mountain gem. In 1998, Montana’s first award for Tourism Community of the Year went to Philipsburg and the following decade brought even more recognition and awards. Local and national magazines and news networks feature the town regularly. A recent award shows Pburg’s ability to punch above its weight—Sunset magazine’s 2015 Best Municipal Makeover Award. The criteria required finding the best municipal makeover in a community of “advanced excellence and innovation.” Of five finalists, three came from California (Alameda, Sacramento, and Ventura), one from Nevada (Reno), and the fifth finalist—Philipsburg, population 840. Among cities dwarfing Pburg by up to 600 times its size and using federal and state funds to overcome economic hardship, the story of Philipsburg’s reinvention was unique. There had been no government plan, no grant money, or tax revenue woven into the process. It was simply a story of one significant victory after another. Philipsburg took first place; capping a quarter century of hardship, care and hard work that led to a dynamic, historic downtown listed in the National Register of Historic Places and a well-earned reputation as a wonderful place to live or visit. Enjoy this story as you walk the sunny, flower-filled sidewalks. The recognition as the “Best in the West” by one of the West’s most respected publications just makes the stroll all the sweeter.

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Montana, when Dale Siegford began digging for Montana when Dale Siegford began digging for Montana sapphires. While working sapphires. While working two other jobs to pay for the kilns, twoDale otherexperimented jobs to pay forwith the kilns, Dalesapphires experimented withtemperatures, bringing bringing to high teaching himself the art of heat treatment. intensify sapphires to high temperatures, teaching himselfIntheorder art oftoheat treatment. the colors of Montana sapphires, Dale experimented, enhancing In order to intensify the colors of Montana sapphires,toDale experimented, the elements already present in the sapphires showcase their best colors and learning how to turn palesapphires mined stones into their enhancing the elements already present in the to showcase brilliant pink and blue sapphires.

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Since then, the Sapphire Gallery has built and maintained a Gallery home in a grand opening on December 12, 1992. worldwide collection of over 3,000 pieces of sapphire and ruby jewelry. With more than 20 years in the Montana jewelry business, hasGallery sold over 25,000 of custom and Since then,the theGallery Sapphire has built andpieces maintained a worldwide ready-made sapphire jewelry, from pink sapphire earrings to collection of overnecklaces. 3,000 pieces of sapphire and ruby jewelry. With more yellow sapphire

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adventure in the Backcountry

Jerry Johnson knows West Yellowstone hospitality. A second generation Montanan, the former mayor and current city commissioner grew up working with his parents, who have owned and operated motels in West Yellowstone for the past 65 years. Now, through Backcountry Adventure, he shares the majestic beauty and vast grandeur that is West Yellowstone with locals and worldwide visitors alike. Alongside his wife, Jacquelyn, their two children, Keith and Kendra, and a staff with experience in the West Yellowstone area ranging from 31 to 62 years, Johnson provides custom snowcoach, snowmobile, snowshoe and cross country ski excursions, as well as Old Faithful tours and full clothing and accommodation packages. Featuring environmentally friendly snowmobile models from top manufacturers, Backcounty Adventure snowmobile rentals are completely customizable to include a guide, complete clothing package, accommodations packages, and even specific snowmobile models. And with a free tank of gas for each daily 58 Destination Big Sky 2018

rental, the West Yellowstone world is your playground. A great way to experience Yellowstone, snowmobile tours of the Park and surrounding area provide a unique view of the unparalleled landscape and abundant wildlife. Snowmobile tour stops in Yellowstone National Park can include Madison Junction, Fountain Paint Pot, Midway Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. In addition, Backcountry Adventure provides three interpretive snowmobile trips to Old Faithful – the world’s most concentrated area of geothermal features – and one trip to the Yellowstone Grand Canyon each day. Guided snowmobile trips in the Gallatin National Forest just outside of Yellowstone Park, an area offering over 200 miles of groomed trails with spectacular views and deep powder, are also regularly available throughout the season. Another great option for exploring the Park in absolute comfort and security is a snowcoach tour. Family- and group-friendly, Ford E350 conversion van snowcoach tours are highly affordable ad provide visitors with the freedom to stop whenever they want for photo opportunities. In addition to Old Faithful and Canyon Park tours, Backcountry Adventure also offers private snowcoach expeditions. Join the Johnson family and the highly experienced, personable and knowledgeable staff of Backcountry Adventure to create the adventure of a lifetime. Located at 224 N. Electric Street in West Yellowstone, Montana, Backcountry Adventure can be reached by calling 406.646.9317. For reservations, check out the convenient rental calculator and call 800.924.7669 or email reservations@ backcountry-adventures.com. For more information, visit www. backcountry-adventures.com or check them out on Facebook @ backcountryadventures.


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The Heart of Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana courtesy of the west yellowstone chamber of commerce

The town of West Yellowstone, sitting at an elevation of 6,666 feet, just outside of the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is a year-round destination. Nestled among majestic mountain peaks, and surrounded by natural scenic wonders, the town is rich in history and activities.

NEAL HERBERT, YNP

SPRING

Spring is a time of change and renewal in West Yellowstone. From mid-March to mid-April, the west entrance to Yellowstone opens to people-powered vehicles only. These “cycle-only” days allow bikers to see the first splashes of color as green sedges and bright yellow monkey-flowers emerge amidst dwindling snow banks. Bison trudge along the roads and elk feed along the rivers. May brings bison calves and bison jams on the roadways. Bison begin calving in mid-April and by May you can start to see hundreds of bright reddish-brown calves among the bison herds. The bison gather in traditional “nursery” areas such as Fountain Flats just north of Old Faithful or in areas along rivers such as Lamar and Hayden Valleys. Spring is the best time for bear sightings as grizzly and black bears make their way down from higher elevations to the meadows and rivers. Where else but Yellowstone can you have a ring-side seat to witness the sheer strength of a bear tearing apart a rotten tree stump or carcass? And, then just a few miles later, watch as a sow gently noses her wayward cubs across a busy road with everyone stopped for the first “bear jam” of the season?

SUMMER

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area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The long summer days provide visitors unlimited access to explore and play in the splendor of the high country. You can fish blue ribbon trout streams, hike in pristine wilderness, experience real western horseback riding, go whitewater rafting or mountain bike on hundreds of miles of single track and forest service roads. In addition to regal Yellowstone National Park right next door with its famous geysers, wildlife and waterfalls, there’s adventure to be found just to the West. Hebgen Lake, with its miles and miles of shoreline offers camping, boating, canoeing and the best still water fishing in Montana. Or, take an afternoon and learn to kayak on this clear mountain lake surrounded by beautiful mountains. Just beyond is Earthquake Lake, formed the night in 1959 that a 7.5 quake rocked the Madison Valley and a mountain fell. With summer comes a choice of activities; weekly Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo, the Yellowstone Historic Museum Center, daily Yellowstone Ranger talks, and other programs just for kids like the Junior Smokejumper’s Program. Don’t miss a genuine small town 4th of July, where anyone can be in the parade, listen to live music, enjoy barbecues at the City Park, and end the day with an incredible fireworks display set against a backdrop of mountains. For the authentic Western experiences try a horseback trail ride


at sunset through the mountains, or sit back and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to a tasty cook-out. Either way, the experience and the views will take your breath away.

FALL

Fall brings spectacular scenery and the annual elk mating season where huge bull elk battle for their harems with eerie echoing bugles across wide valleys. Cooler fall temperatures create spectacular photo opportunities at Old Faithful and other geysers in Yellowstone Park. It’s the best time of the year for mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, and photography in Yellowstone and the surrounding National Forests. Spawning runs of big brown and battling rainbow trout migrate from Hebgen Lake up the Madison, Gallatin, and Firehole Rivers. This makes West Yellowstone the prime fishing destination each fall, earning the title as one of the “Top 10 Trout Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine. Even a rainy fall day is fun with a visit to the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Meet the two wolf packs or different resident grizzly bears, observe the raptors, talk to a naturalist, and check out the “Keeper Kids Program.” Next door the movie, “Yellowstone,” plays daily at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theater with a six story movie screen. Late fall features the annual West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour. This roundtrip cycle ride circles through Yellowstone National Park from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful and back. With feed stations along the way and a snag wagon to grab a lift if you get tired, it is the perfect family cycling event. Or, join the Yellowstone Rendezvous Trail Race – a half-marathon that takes

place entirely on groomed forest service trails.

WINTER

With an average of 153” of snow every year and 184 days of sun, West Yellowstone has earned its place on the list of “11 Coolest Winter Places in America” (Budget Travel) and one of the “Top Ten Winter Towns” by National Geographic Traveler. It is continuously voted one of the top snowmobile destinations. Outside the park there are millions of acres of public lands for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers to explore. Explore over 400 hundred miles of groomed snowmobile trails by West Yellowstone and the State of Idaho in the surrounding National Forests. Over 50km of groomed Nordic ski trails start from town. The Rendezvous Ski Trail system offers a groomed 35KM trail, usually groomed daily and available from November through April. The Boundary Ski Trail (pet-friendly) and Yellowstone Park’s Riverside Trail also start from West Yellowstone. If you’re fortunate enough to experience Yellowstone in the winter, you’re in for a rare treat. The snow covered landscape, frozen waterfalls and frosted trees when, contrasted with geysers and other geothermal features, create a surreal winterscape. If you’re lucky enough to venture into the backcountry, you will encounter a quiet calm that for some is a transcendental experience. West Yellowstone tour companies offer over the snow day-long tours into Yellowstone via snowmobile or snowcoach. Tours begin on December 15th and end on March 15th each winter, weather dependent. Snowmobile tours include all the equipment and clothing that you will need for a day in the park. NORDIC SKI With over 50km of groomed ski trails and hundred more

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JACOB FRANK, YNP

throughout the National Forests, West Yellowstone is a Nordic skier’s playground. Many Nordic events are hosted throughout the season as well including biathlons, Yellowstone Ski Festival each Thanksgiving and Rendezvous Race the first weekend of March. (skirunbikemt.com) SLED DOGS There’s something about experiencing West Yellowstone’s winter landscapes from the perspective of a dog sled that cannot be matched. Local teams are waiting to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you. You can also join us throughout the winter for several exciting races, where mushers and their teams travel over the trails surrounding West Yellowstone, racing against the clock to see whose team comes out on top. (wysleddograces.com) ICE FISHING Ice fishing is more than just a way to fill the days between the closing of one open water fishing season and the opening of the next. It is a chance to breathe the cold, clean winter air; to spend quiet time outdoors with family and friends, and to relax and collect one’s thoughts. And if competing is your thing, West Yellowstone hosts a national Ice Fishing Tournament on Hebgen 62 Destination Big Sky 2018

Lake, just north of town in January. The weekend is filled with seminars, a kid’s workshop and the fishing competition itself. (westyellowstoneicefishing.com) KIDS’N’SNOW The popular, award winning Kids’N’Snow program takes place one weekend each month, December-March. The program offers kids and families a chance to try new winter activities, like snowshoeing and skiing, in a safe and fun environment. (www. kidsnsnow.org.) SNOWMOBILE Novice and serious sled-heads come to West Yellowstone to experience the unparrelled scenery and terrain each winter. They are able to go at their own pace, with or without a guide over more than 400 miles of groomed trails. End the season with the annual Snowmobile EXPO, Powersports and Races featuring new and vintage sleds, exhibits, races, stunts and more. (snowmobileexpo.com.) For trip inspiration and more information visit DestinationYellowstone.com


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Yellowstone entrances open/close dates 2018 Open and closure dates are established by the National Park Service and are subject to change. For more information (307) 344-2107. Summer 2018 Open West..........................................................April 20 East............................................................. May 4 South......................................................... May 11 Fall 2018 Close............................ November 5 Winter 2018-19 Open................. December 15 North & Northeast is open year-round to wheeled vehicles. Please note: no travel beyond Cooke City during winter months - check with local chambers. Additional Information: • Access to park by bicycles only: April 1 to opening day, as conditions allow. • Winter access to park via the west, east and south entrances by snowshoes, skis, snowmobiles or snowcoach (no wheeled vehicles).

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bubbling geysers, wildlife unmatched scenery, Yellowstone With With bubbling geysers, activeactive wildlife and and unmatched scenery, Yellowstone the most beautiful in the lower 48—and Park Park is oneisofonetheofmost beautiful areasareas in the lower 48—and the the bestbest wayway to experience it all is riding on a snowmobile. That’ s exactly what Two to experience it all is riding on a snowmobile. That’s exactly what Two Top Top Yellowstone Winter has been facilitating years. Yellowstone Winter Tours hasTours been facilitating for nearlyfor 50nearly years.50 Since 1966, they’ve beenguests helping guests theand wonder andofbeauty of 1966,Since they’ve been helping enjoy theenjoy wonder beauty America’s first national the most intimate way possible. America’park s firstinnational park in the most intimate way possible.

Howard McCray established Two Top RentalsRentals in 1969, Howard McCray established TwoSnowmobile Top Snowmobile in 1969, whenwhen he decided to supplement the slow season at Richardson’s he decided to supplement the slow season at Richardson’Motel s Motel – an establishment he owned and operated from 1962 until 1986 – by – an establishment he owned and operated from 1962 until 1986 – by renting out a few sleds: three, to be exact. But his supplemental income renting out abut. few “Isleds: to beremarked exact. ButHoward his supplemental proved anything lost three, my shirt,” in a 1986income interview anything but. “I News, lost my“but shirt,I ”had remarked a 1986 I with proved The West Yellowstone to takeHoward a chanceinbecause interview withmy Theshirt West News, “but I had chance was already losing in Yellowstone the dealership business.” Onetooftake theaearliest because I was already losing my shirt in the dealership business. ” One of dealers in West, Howard came to the unfortunate realization that those who the earliest dealers in West, Howard came to the unfortunate realization came to test-drive most often merely borrowed and returned. “I started the rentals self defense,” Howard. thatinthose who camequipped to test-drive most often merely borrowed and returned.“I started the rentals in self defense,” quipped Howard. The move proved advantageous and his fleet of three grew to 20 by the earlyThe 1970s. In proved 1979, the fleet had grown to fleet 40 and Howard’s move advantageous and his of three grew son to 20David by the joined the business. “My father bought his first snowmobile in ‘64 andDavid really early 1970s. In 1979, the fleet had grown to 40 and Howard’ s son got into the rental business by ‘69,” says David, who, along with his brother joined the business.“My father bought his first snowmobile in ‘64 and Randy, assumed ownership of Two Top from his father in 1986. “It was a real really got into the rental bywe’d ‘69,” says David, who, along rental with mom-and-pop operation. Andbusiness by 1980, become a full-fledged his brother Randy, assumed ownership of Two Top from his father in has company. We’ve grown every single year since.” That continuous growth 1986. “It was a real mom-and-pop operation. And by 1980, we’ d become positioned Two Top as the single largest snowmobile company in West. a full-fledged rental company. We’ve grown every single year since.” That continuous growth has positioned Two Top as the single largest snowmobile company in West. 66 Destination Big Sky 2018

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Through wave of of changes enacted by by Throughthe theyears, years,the thecompany companyrode rodethethe wave changes enacted the guides, permits andand allowable thePark ParkService, Service,including includingrestrictions restrictionsonon guides, permits allowable types of snowmobiles. Thankfully, by working to find compromises with types of snowmobiles. Thankfully, by working to find compromises with the Park, things have turned out for the best: with the award of a ten-year the Park, things have turned out for the best: with the award of a ten-year contract ableable to take up toup to contractthis thisspring springbybythe thePark ParkService, Service,Two TwoTop Topwill hasbebeen to take 100snowmobiles snowmobilesinto intothe thePark Parkononany anygiven givendaydaybysince the 2015-16 season. 100 the 2015-16 season. “It’s a veryexciting exciting time to visit Yellowstone in the winter” David remarks. “It’ s a very time to visit Yellowstone in the winter” David remarks.

Whether an anexpert expertororaabeginner, beginner,every everyguest guestcancan ride a clean-burning, Whether ride a clean-burning, Park-compliant four-stroke snowmobile over well-marked, groomed trails Park-compliant four-stroke snowmobile over well-marked, groomed trails beginning right out the front door. With hundreds of miles of snowmobile beginning right out Idaho the front With hundreds of miles snowmobile trails in Montana, anddoor. Wyoming, there’s almost no oflimit to what guests trails Montana, Idaho and rent Wyoming, there’s almost no limit to whaton the couldin experience. “We still snowmobiles for self-guided tours guests could experience. “We still rent snowmobiles for self-guided Gallatin and Targhee National Forests, but all Yellowstone National Park tours ontours the Gallatin and Targhee Forests, butYellowstone all Yellowstone winter are guided, and ourNational staff are all in West because National Park winter tours are guided, and our staff are all in West they love it,” says David. “The knowledge they have is really amazing.” Yellowstone because they love it,” says David.“The knowledge they have is “We have clients really amazing. ” that come out every season. They’ll bring their kids and, years later, their kids will come with families of their own,” says David with a smile. realthat funcome to seeouttheevery sameseason. familiar facesbring year after A family “We have“It’s clients They’ll their year.” kids and, business firmly and happily entrenched in family, David and the staff years later, their kids will come with families of their own,” says David at Two Top pride themselves on customized care. “Clients aren’t just customers with a smile.“It’s real fun to see the same familiar faces year after year.” A here,” David explains. “They’re guests in a unique corner of the world, at family businesstime firmlyofand entrenched in in family, andonce-in-athe an incredible the happily year, invited to share a veryDavid special, staff at Two Top pride themselves on customized care. “Clients aren’t just lifetime experience.” customers here,” David explains.“They’re guests in a unique corner of the world, at an incredible time of the year, invited to share in a very special, To schedule an unparalleled experience, check out twotopsnowmobile.com. once-in-a-lifetime experience.” To schedule an unparalleled experience, check out twotopsnowmobile.com.


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Architect bayliss ward takes cues from bozeman’s history to modernize its future by Skip Anderson

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before Bayless Ward becameone oneofofsouthwest southwest LongLong before Bayless Ward became Montana’s mostmost influential architects andboard board Montana’s influential architects and member member on theCouncil National Council of Registration Architectural on the National of Architectural Boards, Registration Boards, he was a small-town kid in he was a small-town kid in rural Indiana, racing motorcycles rural Indiana, racing motorcycles and, later, driving and, later, driving fast cars. fast cars. was born born in in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, and lived in Carmel, Ind., “I“Iwas Texas, and lived in Carmel, until I was 21,” Ward said. “When I grew up there, it Ind., until I was 21,” Ward said. “When I grew upwas there, wastown. a little farm town. Now a littleitfarm Now it’s blossomed intoit’s theblossomed place to be.” into thethan place to be.” Rather diving into college upon graduating from high Rather than diving into college upon graduating school, Ward pursued his then-passion to drive fast — a from high school, Ward pursued his then-passion to budding need for speed. drive fast — a budding need for speed. laid out out for years afterafter highhigh school. I worked, “I“Ilaid foralmost almostfour four years school. I and drag-raced. We did some street racing and went to the worked, and drag-raced. We did some street racing and went to the strips, Ward quarter-mile dragquarter-mile strips, also,”drag Ward said, also,” who strongly said, who Chevys stronglytopreferred Chevys to car Fords. preferred Fords. “My favorite was “My a 1966 favorite car was a 1966 Chevy II. It was a fast car, Chevy II. It was a fast car, especially at that time. Then I had a especially at that time. Then I had a ’68 Camaro and ’68 Camaro and a ’70 Nova.” a ’70 Nova.” Although racing racing never as as a career option, he Although nevermaterialized materialized a career immersed himself into the culture, rubbing elbows option, he immersed himself into the culture,with rub-those bing with those who eventually would make who elbows eventually would make careers of driving intensely fast careers of driving intensely and arrow-straight, and arrow-straight, including fast eventual racing legend Bob including eventual racing legend Bob Glidden. Glidden. “I was a mechanic and I drag raced,” Ward said. “I “I was a mechanic and I drag raced,” Ward said. “I was a jack was a jack of all trades and a master of none, as they of all trades and a master of none, as they say.” say.” That is, is, until a passion that that surpassed racing. When That untilhehefound found a passion surpassed racing. When Ward 21, he of began his pursuit of Ward was 21, he beganwas his pursuit architecture. architecture. “By that time, I had settled upon going to architectural school,” “By that time, I had settled upon going to archiWard said. “Some of my parents’ friends were architects in tectural school,” Ward said. “Some of my parents’ Indiana, and they told me Montana State University had one friends were architects in Indiana, and they told of the best schools there.” me Montana StateoutUniversity had one of the best He enrolled and headed schools out there.” to Bozeman. By today’s career path, He enrolled and headed toarchitects Bozeman. By today’s cawhich typically calls aspiring to complete two years reer path, which calls aspiring architects to of graduate schooltypically after earning and undergraduate degree, complete two years of graduate school after earning the MSU program was unorthodox. and undergraduate degree, the MSU program was “It was kind of odd, when I went to school here,” Ward said. unorthodox. “Itwas was akind five-year program covered the core here,” curriculum “It of odd, whenthat I went to school and graduate work — it was intense, with little time for a Ward said. “It waslife. a five-year program covered the core social MSU eventually wentthat to undergraduate/graduatecurriculum and graduate workit— it what was intense, school model. They’ve stretched out; we did inwith five little time for a social life. MSU eventually went years, today’s students now do in six.” to undergraduate/graduateschool model. They’ve After graduation, Ward settled in Bozeman, launched his stretched it out; what we did in five years, today’s career, married Chabot and brought two children students now doStacey in six.” into the world — Sierra Ward, nowin26, lives in Sanlaunched Antonio, After graduation, Ward settled Bozeman, his career, Stacey Chabot and broughtpenchant two Texas, and married Keaton, 21, who inherited his father’s children into the world — Sierra Ward, now 26, lives for adrenalin. in“Keaton San Antonio, Texas, and Keaton, 21, who inheris a professional Supercross and Motocross rider, ited his father’s penchant for adrenalin. which are very difficult, and highly technical, sports,” Ward “Keaton is a professional Supercross and Motocross said. “These phenomenal It’s not like the old rider, whichkids are are very difficult, athletes. and highly technical, days when they were giant partiers, it’s truly amazing what sports,” Ward said. “These kids are phenomenal athletes. not do.” like the old days when they were giant these It’s athletes partiers, it’sWard trulyand amazing what their theseweekends athletestraveling do.” Nowadays, Stacey spend Nowadays, Ward and Stacey spend their weekends


traveling across the country to see Keaton’s high-flying, dirt-bike competitions. “These events are held inside major venues, such as Ford Field and the infield of Daytona Speedway,” he said. “We go to a lot of major cities, and it reminds me of how awesome Bozeman is. The weather here is awesome: The winters are fantastic for skiing, And I don’t think there’s a better place in the summer than Montana, with the hiking and biking around here. It’s nice. Plus, there are alot of very genuine people here.” But, alas, he said, the secret is out, as evidenced by new-home construction hat continues to sprout up around the valley. “Bozeman has been discovered since I first moved out here way back when,” said Ward, who is also president of the Montana State Board of Architects & Landscape Architects. above: across the country to see Keaton’s high-flying, dirt-bike Bayliss Architects, based in Bozeman but works throughout Blackwood competitions. the Western region ofinthe U.S., but develops large-scale “It’s a beautiful place. But, it’s expensive to above: across the country to see Keaton’s high-flying, dirt-bike Bayliss Architects, based Bozeman works throughout Barn Blackwood “These events are held inside major venues, such as Ford commercial/office projects, medical facilities, large-scale classroom competitions. the Western region of the U.S., develops build here, which is the only part of this job Barn Field and the infield of Daytona Speedway,” he said. “We go facilities, and large custom residential homes. Architectural planning commission. Top left: “These events are held inside major venues, such as Ford commercial/office projects, medical facilities, classroom I don’t like. We pay for the beauty and the limited amount to a lot ofof major cities, and it reminds me ofhe how awesome Record respected publications featured Trooper Trail Field and the infield of Daytona Speedway,” said. “We go facilities,and and other large custom residential homes.have Architectural Top left: “It’s difficult to make a simple architectural structure Bozeman is. The weather here is awesome: The winters are its work within their pages. Bayliss Architects, which also resources we have here. I really shouldn’t’ complain, since, if cities, and it reminds me of how awesome Record and other respected publications have featured Residence to a lot of major Trooper Trail fantastic for skiing, And I don’t think there’s a better place in does project planning and construction management, has interesting,” Ward said. “It really boils down the level of Residence Bozeman is. The weather here is awesome: The winters are its work within their pages. Bayliss Architects, which also people weren’t coming, the only work we, as architects, would Middle left: the summer than Montana, withthink there’s a better place in received multiple Historic Preservation Awards fantastic for skiing, And I don’t does project planning and construction management, has detail inside and out. How does somebody envision a space, Great Horn have would be renovations and add-ons.” Middle left: the summer hiking and around for Excellence, including renovation Awards of John “architects today must lead the the than biking Montana, with received multiple Historic aPreservation Residence and how do they pull it off—or did they?” Great Horn here. It’s nice. Plus, there are a Bozeman’s Bistro on Main Street, a high-profile the hiking and biking around way in educating themust clients the for Excellence, including a renovation of John Bayliss Architects, based in Bozeman but works throughout “architects today leadonthe Residence lot of very genuine people here.” residence on Willson, and the beautiful twoBottom Left: When pressed for a specific structure to criticize, Ward It’s nice. Plus, there are a Bistro on Main Street, a high-profile importance of preserving way in educating the clientsthese on the Bozeman’s the Western region of the U.S., develops large-scale here. Grey Drake But, alas, he said, the secret is story brick-and-mortar corner masterpiece on lot of very genuine people here.” residence on Willson, and the beautiful twoBottom Left: diplomatically points to a building 1,600 miles due east. historicofstructures.” importance preserving these Residence out, evidenced new-home Main — a former corner bank that now houses commercial/office projects, medical facilities, classroom Grey Drake But, as alas, he said,by the secret is story Street brick-and-mortar masterpiece on historic structures.” “We were in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Detroit,” he said. “It’s construction hat continues to sprout up around the valley. the Berg LawMain Firm. Street The latter also onbank the National Residence out, as evidenced by new-home — aisformer that nowRegistry houses facilities, and large custom residential homes. Architectural “Bozeman has discovered sinceupI around first moved out here of Historic Places. construction hatbeen continues to sprout the valley. the Berg Law Firm. The latter is alsoscale on the National Registry an older building, and it’s horrible. The of it is just all Record and other respected publications have featured“Bozeman way back when,” Ward, who the “Historic is a way for people today to experience has beensaid discovered sinceisI also first president moved outofhere of Historicarchitecture Places. wrong, and you almost have to turn sideways when you walk Board Architects Architects. the craftsmanship andisattention detailtoday that our forebears way backState when,” saidofWard, who &is Landscape also president of the “Historic architecture a way forto people to experience its work within their pages. Bayliss Architects, which Montana also “It’s a beautiful place. But, it’s expensive to build here, which utilized in projects longattention ago,” Ward said. “Today, seems into its rooms; it’s actually unsettling to experience space that Montana State Board of Architects & Landscape Architects. the craftsmanship and to detail that ourthis forebears does project planning and construction management, has is thea only part of this But, job Iit’s don’t like. Wetopay forhere, the beauty to be utilized less and less withWard the costs rising andthis attention “It’s beautiful place. expensive build which utilized in projects long ago,” said. “Today, seems way. And, even if it’s on a subconscious level, it’s hard to be and limited amount resources here. really to detail taking theand backseat to the line and of a attention project. I received multiple Historic Preservation Awards for Excelis thethe only part of this jobofI don’t like. we We have pay for the Ibeauty to be utilized less less with the bottom costs rising oblivious tohere.your when you into the space. shouldn’t’ complain, since, people weren’t coming, the onlysurroundings feeldetail that architects must the walk wayline in educating and the amount ofifresources we have I really to taking thetoday backseat tolead the bottom of a project. I lence, including a renovation of John Bozeman’s Bistro onlimited work we, ascomplain, architects, would have would becoming, renovations and clients onarchitects the importance of preserving structures shouldn’t’ since, if people weren’t the only feel that today must lead thethis wayhistoric in educating the Architects need to be mindful of the impact of what they Main Street, a high-profile residence on Willson, and the beauadd-ons.” so we will always have these examplesthis to pass on to the next work we, as architects, would have would be renovations and clients on the importance of preserving historic structures design, both inside and out. You can’t put lipstick on a pig.” tiful twostory brick-and-mortar corner masterpiece onadd-ons.” so we will always have these examples to pass on to the next Ward and his colleagues approach their work as looking Main Street — a former bank that now houses the Berg Law for ways to blending into, and even enhance, the scenery — Firm. The latter is also on the National Registry of Historic especially in a region famous for it’s natural splendor. Places. “Architects need to be very, very sympathetic to the public “Historic architecture is a way for people today to experience when developing projects, because the building and the the craftsmanship and attention to detail that our forebears public are both going to be here for a long time,” Ward said. utilized in projects long ago,” Ward said. “Today, this seems “I am always mindful, concerned even, with a visual impact to be utilized less and less with the costs rising and attention my is going to have on a community.” to detail taking the backseat to the bottom line of a project. I Other times, he said, blending into the surroundings has feel that architects today must lead the way in educating the nothing to do with nature. clients on the importance of preserving this historic structures “Some of the best compliments we’ve had are when people so we will always have these examples to pass on to the next say, ‘We didn’t know you did an expansion,’ ” Ward said. generation of professionals.” “There was an old bungalow on Willson Avenue that I‘ve Part of the challenge of designing structures that will affect the done four renovations to, and you can’t tell. That, to me is a aesthetic of an area, especially ones as notably gorgeous as the winner. It looks like it’s a winner. The scale, the proportions Gallatin Valley, is working with the surroundings. Fighting it, are carried throughout. It blends right in.” Ward said, is a common mistake. And sometimes, especially Ward says it takes passion, and personal investment in the when it’s a renovation of an existing structure, that means community, to deliver on those standards. steering a building that may have been a misguided from the “I love architecture, I really do,” he said. “I love the fact that start toward contemporary tastes, which is generally more you’re taking people’s dreams and making them a reality. complex, sophisticated even, than in years past. There was a And you listen to everybody’s ideas and concepts. And time when people built largely to suit their own personal tastes every piece of ground is different, so it allows you to let your or bowing exclusively in effort to satisfy particular imagination go while you’re meeting their needs. When the pragmatic needs, veering from the vision only enough to client is happy, it’s a win/win for everybody.” conform to get the plans approved by the community’s Destination Big Sky 2018 69


A Century of Outdoor Pursuits in Big Sky, Montana By Anne Marie Mistretta Reprinted with permission. This story was originally published in the Aug. 5, 2016, issue of Explore Big Sky newspaper.

Ultimately, it was the railroad that changed the face of the Gallatin Canyon forever, as Northern Pacific’s hunger for railroad tie timber spawned a widened path along the Gallatin River. Once the railroad rumbled through Bozeman, its thirst for passengers launched a campaign to transport visitors to the newly established Yellowstone National Park. The upgraded river road served to move logs north and tourists south. As early as 1906, ranchers along the Gallatin supplemented their finances by enticing Yellowstone visitors to extend their vacation at a “dude ranch.” Tom Michener, who ranched near the current Conoco gas station, and Sam Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Horn Ranch (now the 320 Guest Ranch), collaborated to regulate rates. For $12 a week—plus $6 a week for a horse—vacationers could escape urban stress by renting a cabin and perhaps donning chaps and tackling ranch chores.

Trick riding was popular in the early 1900s, introduced by Russian Cossack immigrants. Here several friends show off their balance outside the gates of the B Bar K, which is now called Lone Mountain Ranch.

Many of the area’s current resorts opened their doors to tourists in the early 1900s. The Dew Drop Inn became the Half Way Inn in 1919 and is now Rainbow Ranch. Lone Mountain Ranch, previously known as the B Bar K, started as a retreat in 1926. The area’s natural resources and unique geological features lured residents and visitors alike into streams and onto trails, and they still do. The overnight pack trip into the wilderness, often the highlight of a “dude’s” vacation, remains popular today. Whether fishing the pristine Gallatin River or hiking and riding in the remote forests, tourists could return to their families and colleagues with stories about their vacation in Montana.

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Lilian Crail (center) and friends from Chicago prepare to tour Yellowstone National Park in a vintage Ford camper, outfitted with roll-up canvas sides. By 1916, more than 35,000 visitors entered the park annually, compared to 4 million-plus in 2016. For the first 40 years after Yellowstone was designated the nation’s first national park, most visitors arrived via train and then stagecoach. In 1916, more than 1,000 automobiles traveled into the park, which lacked paved roads.


A friend of Lilian Crail visiting from Chicago casts a line into the Gallatin River below Jack Smith Bridge. Named for a homesteader who ranched along the Gallatin, this area of the stream approximately 1 mile north of Big Sky remains a popular fishing hole today. Eugene Crail and his wife Alice pose perilously close to a smoldering geyser in Yellowstone National Park.The park has since constructed more than 35 miles of boardwalks to preserve thermal features and

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The Last Best Secret

Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport by Corinne Richardson

There is a renaissance taking place in southwest Montana. It’s a wellkept secret amongst those who live and vacation here, and Gallatin Field Airport is at the heart of it. Gallatin Field, recently renamed Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), has undergone a huge transformation—one that has doubled its size, introduced a customs office, and posited it to become the busiest airport in Montana. There is much to admire about the airport: its light and spacious design abounding in historical and regional references. A combination of local materials, wood, metal and fieldstone, paired with expansive mountain views, gives a sense of Big Sky Country’s spaciousness. Canada geese and sandhill cranes suspended in the high vaulted ceiling, an impressive bronze grizzly greeting visitors as they deplane, and a live video of Old Faithful streaming into a deep blue sky all exemplify what Montana is famous for: distinctive natural beauty. Behind the expansion is a man who is passionate about airports. “I love the airline industry, but I have a passion for this airport,” says Brian Sprenger, Airport Director. “I’m a huge supporter of our community, which I define as West Yellowstone to Bozeman.” Sprenger’s love for airports is in his blood. His mother was a flight attendant and his father worked for Frontier Airlines in Denver before taking a position at Gallatin Field as station manager. When he was five, Sprenger saw the first Boeing 747 fly into Denver and he was enthralled for life. Sprenger has almost thirty years of airport experience, twenty-eight at Gallatin Field. In 1983, he got his start at Gallatin Field cleaning airliners and began working for Northwest Airlines in 1985 as a Customer Service 72 Destination Big Sky 2018

Agent. He moved to Kalispell, then Minneapolis where he gained station management experience and managed education programs. In 1999, Sprenger was offered the job of Assistant Airport Director at Gallatin Field. “I feel it’s a privilege to live here in Bozeman. I get both to do the work I love and be where I want to live,” he says. In the thirteen years since his return, Sprenger has lived through a lot of change. He remembers when it was unusual to have more than one airliner on the ground at Gallatin Field, when boarding was via movable steps to the aircraft, and baggage claim were nonexistent. “It was a very intimate, exciting process,” Sprenger says. Now, especially around busy holidays such as President’s day, there are as many as 70 commercial and corporate jets flying in and out of BZN per day. To put that in perspective, when including general aviation, that’s seven to eight planes an hour, or one plane every three minutes. As he speaks, an Airbus A320 fills his office window, pulls up to the gate, and I can’t help but feel the same sense of excitement heard in Sprenger’s voice. We watch the jet’s arrival and the sudden action around it—the field crew directing the plane, carts darting to and from the aircraft, the appearance and disappearance of luggage, the slow whir of the engine shutting down. I stare out, mystified by all the moving parts and turn back to Sprenger, and ask, “How do you operate an airport?” Sprenger laughs in his shy, quiet manner. “We provide the facility, the terminal from which everyone can operate— concessions, garbage handling, inside and outside security, the personnel employees of


individual entities.” Over the years, the airport has grown from 30,000 to 430,000 passengers annually and now employs five hundred people. Sprenger attributes a large part of the airport’s growth to Big Sky. “What Big Sky means to Bozeman is not always evident,” he says. BZN’s current nonstop flights from Atlanta and New York became possible because of Big Sky’s marketing. The initial investment of Chrystler and Northwest Airlines in the Chet Huntley days really launched the airport, and Boyne continued marketing that investment, Sprenger notes. “Big Sky Resort, the Yellowstone Club, Moonlight Basin, and the Club at Spanish Peaks took Gallatin Field from a one-season business to two,” Sprenger says. However, Sprenger is quick to point out that Bozeman is also crucial to Big Sky. The four pillars that give BZN strength and sustainability are the Bozeman community population base, Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky, and Montana State University. The airport expansion came at a challenging economic time. “In 200809 we were deciding whether to do the terminal expansion project. When the bottom fell out we were down some in numbers, but we stayed the course and committed to the design process until we had to make a final decision,” Sprenger says. “It was risky to move forward, but we were seeing indications that traffic wasn’t going to drop and we thought the project would boost the local economy,” he adds. The expansion is already paying off. A video shot at 5 a.m. one recent morning shows every gate occupied by a plane. Sprenger has accomplished a lot during his tenure as Airport Director, an appointment conferred upon him in 2009. In addition to the terminal expansion and new customs office, BZN, in conjunction with the FAA , has over the past fifteen years adopted new procedures that have reduced delays by 90%, added a $1.5 million dollar radar display, a control tower, and additional private air traffic control employees. BZN has also applied to privatize the airport screening process. One significant change was a modification to the airplane approach pattern. Sprenger points at a photo pinned to his bulletin board in which six planes are backed up on the runway, a delay caused by inclement weather but exacerbated by the airport’s approach control design. It practically took an act of congress to implement the change, but Sprenger worked tirelessly with the FAA and Montana Senators to expedite the airport’s departure process and thereby reduce delays.

Because Gallatin Field has grown more quickly than the FAA predicted, the airport has had to become proactive in making improvements and has used their own resources to make upgrades. Sprenger credits his predecessor, Ted Mathis, for having left Gallatin Field in a good financial position that allowed the airport to afford these improvements. As for the new customs service at BZN, introduced in conjunction with the Yellowstone Club and Signature Flight Support in July, Sprenger says, “we’ve not even begun touching on what customs can do for us beyond servicing private jets.” For example, having a customs office at BZN allows hunters to take their weapons overseas, benefits any airline coming in to service Mexico, and offers international airlines the ability to bring in a charter flight to Yellowstone National Park. International cargo can now be cleared at BZN. “It will be interesting to see how customs service develops,” Sprenger says. “The market will determine the growth direction.” One of the highlights in Sprenger’s career in airport management happened on September 11, 2001. While airports across the country were shut down, Gallatin Field remained open. FEMA directors, convening in Big Sky for a conference, were shuttled back to work by military flights from BZN. But Sprenger admits that Airforce One landing at Gallatin Field was among his top memorable experiences, and the photograph in his office is impressive. Sprenger watched Airforce One’s descent from the control tower in a severe thunderstorm. “For me, it satisfied a lifelong dream of seeing a Boeing 747 flying into Bozeman.” As for future airport plans, Sprenger admits that it’s an ever-evolving industry, but on his wish list is expanded service, especially to Texas, and he hopes the airport can keep its competitive edge by remaining the lowest cost airport in Montana on a per-mile basis. “We’ve accomplished a lot in a few years,” Sprenger says, “and now it’s time to make sure the changes are leveraged to the fullest. We need to focus on improving the consistency of good service from the time a passenger parks to the time they board.” In the meantime, you can expect that Sprenger will be posting the next problem to tackle on his bulletin board—and then churning out solutions.

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Head West Over the past nine years, Head West has become a destination for tourists and locals alike, when visiting downtown Bozeman, Montana. Located on one of Bozeman’s most bustling blocks, nestled among a coffee shop, an independent bookstore, and a newly-renovated theater, is Bozeman’s only true Western boutique. When you walk through the door of Head West, at first you might think that it is a typical Western store, but within only a few steps you realize it’s so much more. The inviting smell of leather and the creaks of an original wooden floor greet you. Wellcrafted displays, locally fabricated fixtures, original paintings, and landscapes visually impress. Men’s Stetson hats line the walls and a handsome selection of denim, shirts, and outerwear from iconic American brands like Pendleton, Woolrich, and True Grit actually tantalize. As you glide past the antique cases filled with turquoise, silver artisan-crafted jewelry, and unique western influenced gifts, you are now inspired by the Montana lifestyle! The women’s section extends throughout the rest of this creatively-merchandised store, offering many 76 Destination Big Sky 2018

types of crossover, western, and equestrian inspired pieces. No western store would be complete without the boot wall and Head West does not disappoint! With boot eye candy from Corral to Old Gringo, and even handfashioned Canty Boots, their selection is not to be missed. If there is a little “buckaroo” in your life, you are in luck! From cowboy chap sets to original Rockmount pint-sized snap shirts, felt hats, and adorable boots, complete a whole western get-up for your kiddo. The most original part of Head West isn’t even on the main floor. Past the register is a special stairway that takes you down into an expanse of fabulous vintage and consignment pieces that have been hand selected from all over the country. This “Consignment Corral” not only holds one-of-a-kinds, but this is also where you’ll find great deals on your favorite brands and the latest markdowns from upstairs. Whether you’re looking for unique Montana made gifts, a fabulous new look, or show-stopping boots, this locally owned Bozeman boutique seems to have something for everyone!


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24 West Main St.| Bozeman, MT | 406.587.2153 www.headwestbozeman.com

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Meadow Village Center The Meadow Village Center, located just east of the Big Sky Chapel and Big Sky golf course, has served as the commercial center of Big Sky since its inception in 1970. Even then, the Meadow Village Center was the center of community life. It had Big Sky’s first grocery store and gathering place, the post office, a liquor store, a hairdresser, restaurants, the community library, the Big Sky Owners Association and other businesses critical to life in the community.

Today, 40 years later, the Meadow Village Center has grown into 13 buildings housing over 50 unique and diverse businesses and shops offering something for everyone. The shopping is great, whether you need groceries, a piece of art, the perfect birthday present or that special piece of furniture for the new house. You can bank, find a builder, buy a home, furnish it, insure it, pay for it, get fit, get well, treat yourself to a massage or a microbrew, get your mail or send it, have your hair done, grab some dinner and rent ski equipment all at the Big Sky Meadow Village Center!



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BIG SKY

More than just mountains, the arts are alive!

JANUARY 9

Superstars of the Baroque: Free concert at the Big Sky Chapel.

MARCH 22 Annual Auction for the Arts fundraiser at the Moonlight Lodge. New work from Kevin Red Star, Tom Gilleon, Carol Hagan and more! Live and silent auctions.

JUNE 21 - AUGUST 30 Free Thursday concerts in Town Center Park. Nationally touring artists in a family friendly setting! Food & beverage vendors, kids art activities and more!

JULY 4 The area’s best and biggest celebration! Free concert with the Tiny Band, kids activities, and, of course, fireworks!

AUGUST 10-12 Eighth annual Big Sky Classical Music Festival, featuring Time for Three, the Big Sly Festival Orchestra with Maestro Peter Bay and more! Three nights of music!

SEPTEMBER 14-16

Third annual Mountainfilm in Big Sky film festival. Feature length and short films.

Please check our web site for a complete schedule!

Please join us for one of our family friendly events in the shadow of Lone Peak, just 45 miles from the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

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Destination Big Sky is designed as a guide, a welcome mat, so to speak, for those planning or contemplating a move to this community. The an...

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Destination Big Sky is designed as a guide, a welcome mat, so to speak, for those planning or contemplating a move to this community. The an...

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