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VOL 34 Issue No. 7

March 2014

In This Issue Features 2 Editor’s Commentary 7 Infographic 8 Sports 9 The Back Page 12

Montana Tech Says Goodbye to Senior Stars Adam M. Hawks

Both squads lose to Westminster in final games for seniors BUTTE- Both men and women’s basketball squads finished a season filled with high expectations to the season, a chance at making a statement to the world, representing a small academic institution shouting, “We are Montana Tech.” The season started well with the men, winning their first two games, and winning five of their first six home games. The women’s squad had a new head coach, and the expectations of being a playoff bound squad. Both squads had high hopes for the season, but both squads were unable to overcome incredible adversity and ended the season with defeats to ranked squads from Westminster.

DeWit and Machinal Score 1000th Point Macy Ricketts Although the Lady Digger basketball team won’t be hitting the postseason hardwood this year, two Tech standouts made the 2013-2014 a season to remember. Kelsey Dewit and Mandy Machinal both joined an elite group of Montana Tech athletes when they each scored their 1000th career point this season. DeWit, a senior majoring in Business Management and plays center for the Diggers, reached this milestone in a game against the South Dakota School of Mines on January 27. “I scored my thousandth point on a pair of free throws,” DeWit said. “My family surprised me and traveled all the way to South Dakota, just for the opportunity to see me score my thousandth point.” DeWit, a Columbia Falls native, has played all four years of her collegiate basketball career for the Orediggers and was the 24th women’s basketball player to reach the 1000-point mark. “My career at Tech has been very rewarding. Basketball has created so many opportunities in my life. My last season at Tech as had its challenges, but I have enjoyed it. I wouldn’t change the year for anything. I will always cherish the memories and friendships I have made with girls on the team.” DeWit stated she wanted to coach basketball in the future.

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Montana Tech Says Goodbye to Senior Stars cont. Women’s squad say goodbye to DeWit and Hasquet “Feed the Beast!” The HPER Hooligan squad said in a game versus the University of Great Falls on January 31. She delivered with 16 point game, and proving to be an unstoppable force in the low post. On February 22, Montana Tech said goodbye to the Beast, Kelsey DeWit, with a standing ovation late in the game in a 79-58 defeat to the third ranked Westminster squad. The 6’2” senior from Columbia Falls, Montana will graduate with a degree in Business Management. She reached the 1,000 point mark earlier in the season against the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and will be immortalized by Montana Tech as one of the greatest athletes in school history. When the ball was fed to DeWit in the paint, the senior displayed footwork similar to legendary basketball centers such as Hakeem Olajuwon and with a physical dominance akin to Shaquille O’Neal. Even after a difficult loss or an exhilarating win, DeWit always posed for photographs with admiring children. Bryn Hasquet rejoined the Orediggers this season after sitting out her junior year. “I had fun,” said an exasperated Hasquet. “I’m glad the team was accepting to have me back. I had a lot of fun at Montana Tech.” Coach Lindsie Wilson will not return as a part of the coaching staff. She will focus on completing graduate school. A new women’s head coach is expected to be found after a new athletic director is hired.

Men’s squad say goodbye to four seniors The men’s basketball squad came out of the first half of their game versus Westminster with heavy hearts as seniors Bryan Bock, Roman Pruneda-Garza, Travis Peevey, and Mitch Buerkle were honored at center court prior to the game. All four seniors started the

game and put on a show for their families. Westminster had a mission to spoil the senior festivities, and the Griffins came out hot, shooting 77% in the first half with 25 points from forward Tallon Robertson. The second half of the game was a stalemate until the final five minutes of the game. Senior guard Bryan Bock needed only 18 points to reach the 1,000 point mark, to become the fourth Oredigger to do so this season behind women stars DeWit, Mandy Machinal, and men’s forward Adam Greger. Bock only had 3 points after the rough first half for the Orediggers. Bock went on to score 15 points in the second half, to reach the 1,000 point milestone. Bock’s scoring spree in the second half helped the Orediggers overcome a 17 point first half deficit and with one minute remaining in the game, the Orediggers cut a 17 point deficit into a 5 point deficit. But the mountain was too large to overcome, and the Orediggers lost to Westminster, 80-73. Bock finished with 18 points leading the Orediggers in scoring. Seniors Pruneda-Garza and Peevey finished with 13 points and 12 points. “It’s been a blessing to come up here to Montana Tech,” said Bock. “Getting this one offer and giving it a shot, meeting people, working hard every year to get better.” Head Coach Patrick O’Herron completed his first season as head coach, with the Orediggers finishing with 13 wins and 15 losses. Even though it is his first year as head coach, O’Herron has been with the men’s basketball squad for the past three years. “These are kids we were building a program with,” said O’Herron. “It’s gotten better over the years. To see the kids that started the foundation of this building block move on is a big plus. It’s even bigger because they’re all going to graduate.” Coach O’Herron explained that Bock wasn’t always a dynamic point guard player. “People don’t realize how hard he worked when he got here,” said O’Herron. “He was just a straight catch and shoot player. He lost a lot of weight; he used to be heavy in high school. So we changed his body, and over the last couple of years we asked him to handle to ball more. I’m glad he got the milestone, it means a lot to any kind of basketball. He’s done so many other things besides score. He helps people get the open shot and rebound the ball. He’s been one of our better rebounders over Continued on page 3.

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Goodbye to Senior Stars cont. the past couple of years.” “I always kept the faith; I’ve always had that drive,” said Bock. “I have an older brother who plays Division I basketball, he’s been pushing me my whole life. I’ve always been the underdog. To come up here with these great guys, I want to progress each and every year, not for myself, but for my team.” Bock will attempt to play overseas basketball with his brother, Andrew Bock, who plays starting guard for the Pacific Tigers in the West Coast Conference. For Roman Pruneda-Garza, his last game was a family affair. Pruneda-Garza’s family was in the stands with copper-colored Team Roman shirts. “I love these guys to death,” said Pruneda-Garza. “I’ll do anything for them. My first year starting here, I came off the bench. I’m here to support everybody; I want what’s best for the team. You do anything for family, my team is my family, I’m going to miss it, and I’m going to miss it all.” Pruneda-Garza also credits God to help him through the ups and downs throughout his life. Pruneda-Garza will graduate and wants to obtain dual citizenship with the United States and Mexico, and will be playing basketball in Mexico, or return to his hometown to coach basketball. The difficulty for many of the seniors wasn’t the game itself, but the realization that the end was near. Travis Peevey knew that a difficult task lie ahead. “It was really difficult coming into today,” said Peevey. “You somehow have to come out and play a game and try to win at home. It’s the last night you’re ever going to play, and you have to try to keep that out of your head. Go out there and give it everything you have, so you know you left it all out there when it is all said and done.” Peevey’s family also arrived to see the former Hellgate High player participate in his final basketball game at Montana Tech. Peevey will return to Missoula, and work to become a police officer. For the seniors at Montana Tech, it was all about the connections they made at this little campus in Butte, Montana. Coach O’Herron said there are no fluff classes at Montana Tech. They had to overcome changes in coaching staffs, overcome the difficulty of completing insane academic requirements, going on long road trips

in the midst of tests, and maintaining or recovering to obtain a physical shape needed to play a whole game, or just a couple of minutes. But for the seniors on this one night, it was about saying goodbye to a family; a family that helped shaped them into becoming members of a larger community, preparing them for a much larger world that awaits them.

Photo By: Adam M. Hawks

DeWit and Machinal Score 1000th Point cont. The senior captain added she is already working in an internship, and plans on graduating in December. “I wanted to enjoy one semester [of college] without basketball,” DeWit said. Joining DeWit as the 25th Lady Oredigger to reach the 1000 point milestone this season was Mandy Machinal, a junior shooting guard. Machinal reached the mark in a home game against the University of Great Falls on January 31, just one game after DeWit, off of a three pointer in the second half of the game. “I could hear my sister, dad, [boyfriend] Connor and Connor’s family cheering for me really loud,” Machinal smiled. “It was just a really good feeling having all that support from the people I care about the most.” Machinal added that while her mother, Mary, wasn’t able to make it to the game, she was Continued on page 4.

Features 4 July 2013, Kerie DePell resigned as head coach of the Orediggers after six seasons at Tech. One month later, the athletic department hired DeAnn Craft, a Manchester, New Hampshire transplant as the new head coach. The January 18 termination of Athletic Director Charles Bradley, both Craft and first-year assistant coach Kesha Watson quit in support of the former department head, just hours before the Orediggers hit the hardwood against conference foe Lewis and Clark State University.


Assistant Coach Lindsie Wilson, who also coached under DePell, stepped up and became interim head coach for the remainder of the season, juggling the responsibility with her master’s degree classes in Occupational Safety and Health. “This last season has been one of the roughest seasons I have experienced at Tech and it’s not how I would have ever imagined it,” Machinal said. “It was really nice having Coach Lindsie and Coach Stetz [men’s basketball Assistant Coach Chris Stetzner] there to come in and help us. We definitely could not have done it without them.”


DeWit and Machinal Score 1000th Point cont. present for the award presentation the following night. Machinal, a Richland, Washington native, is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering this spring, despite this being only her third year of school. Next year, Machinal plans on continuing to play basketball for the Diggers while working to get her master’s degree in Hydrogeological Engineering.

“It’s something I am proud of,” Machinal said.

Both DeWit and Machinal joined the elite 1000-point club despite a tumultuous season. In

DeWit and Machinal aren’t the only Oredigger basketball players to meet the lofty 1000-point mark. Men’s basketball players Adam Greger and Bryan Bock also reached the milestone this season. Greger, a junior forward, scored his memorable basket in November against Black Hills State University, while Bock, a senior forward, made his final game on Kelvin Sampson court one to remember by reaching the mark in the senior night game against Westminster College. Neither Greger nor Bock were available for interview by press time. Machinal and DeWit offered pieces of advice to young players aspiring to achieve thousand-point collegiate basketball careers. “You don’t always have to be the loudest to get noticed. There is a lot to say about someone who works hard and pushes themselves to continually get better,” Machinal said. “As a young basketball player, you should never give up,” DeWit added. “When you put in hours in the gym, strive to be your best, and create goals for yourself, you will be highly successful, not only in basketball, but all areas of your life.”

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DD buddy App Jessica Tonkin Few people set out to drive while impaired by alcohol. Yet over 1.4 million people are arrested each year for their first DUI offense. These people may be your neighbors, co-workers, family, or even your friends. A study recently completed by the National Public Services Research Institute looked at the decisions people made to drink and drive. For example, social and environmental influences were the largest category leading to alcohol impaired driving. The study found that the willingness to allow impaired friends to drive often arises from the need for a ride in the absence of an available designated driver. Fortunately, some concerned MSU students have been developing a designated driver application for smartphones called DD buddy. Getting a DUI is a serious offense that can impact your life for years to come. Receiving a DUI is expensive, with the costs of posting bail, and paying legal fees, but additional costs in other areas like automobile insurance, or even taking time off from work or school to fulfill your sentence. And if ever plan on going to Canada, remember that you can’t get into the country if you have a DUI on your record. After a night out partying with friends, it’s sometimes difficult to bother a friend at 2 or 3 in the morn-

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ing to ask for a ride. But, according to the website,, the DD buddy will soon be “the easiest and safest way for Montanans to get home after a night on the town.” This application will allow people to be available to pick up their family or friends with the click of a button. The team at DD buddy has been developing the smartphone app to allow friends to connect with each other in an effort to always have a designated driver available whenever one is needed. The app will include taxi numbers and live bus routes, as well. In fact the DD buddy app’s Facebook page states that “if it’s available to get you home without driving, you’ll find it on the DD buddy app.” Tech student Skylar Belgarde reflects upon several occasions in which he slept his buzz off in his car rather than drive drunk. “I can’t wait to try the DD buddy app, and I’m gonna get all my friends to download it, too,” said Belgarde. One of the perks of the app will be rewards from certain businesses and organizations in the community. “For example, for every ride you give, you can stop at Thriftway and get a free cup of coffee,” said DD buddy founder Alex Crosby. You can pre-register for the DD buddy app on their website, and when you register, you will be entered in a sweepstakes giving you a opportunity to win two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas for you and a friend. In addition to the airfare, you and your friend will also both receive a mystery grand prize that will be revealed on St. Patrick’s Day. “The mystery prize will be just as good as the trip to Vegas, if not better,”said Crosby. Another prize being given away in the sweepstakes will allow the lucky winner of this prize to spend St. Patrick’s Day at the Copper King Mansion. With the mansion only a block away from the uptown bars, you will be in the best location for the festivities. The winners will be announced on March 10th with the release of the application. So, do your part to promote responsible behavior when it comes to drinking and driving by pre-register to get the DD buddy app today.

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A New Farm for Butte, A New Lifestyle for Three. Darcie Evans BUTTE- There is something unique and rewarding that comes from living and working on a farm, caring for animals, and tending to the land while breathing the fresh Montana air. This lifestyle has become a reality for three individuals that have taken residence at a farm in nearby Buxton. The Farm in the Dell Foundation works to establish self-supporting farming homes for the developmentally disabled and encourages the residents to work, live, and become valued members of their communities. The Butte community has been fortunate to welcome their own Farm in the Dell, currently home to three adult residents. With a six-bedroom, four-bathroom farmhouse, there is currently room for three more residents. The farm is located in Buxton, just 15 miles southwest of Butte and is situated on 91 acres making this the largest in the state. The first farm was established in Kalispell, Montana in the late nineteen eighties by Lowell and Susan Bartels. Now, there are five farms located throughout Montana in: Kalispell, Helena, Great Falls, Butte, and Powder River. Their success has allowed Farm in the Dell Foundation to spread to other countries. There is a farm in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, and another in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (In the former Soviet Union). Every Farm in the Dell strives to be selfsustainable and to give back to their communities by selling the livestock and produce grown on the land. The farm located in Helena, Montana, has created a buzz with their legendary salsa, made from their very own greenhouse tomatoes. The Kalispell farm raises miniature Hereford cattle, which are known for their prized meat. The Butte farm will focus on raising cattle, chickens, and produce, with hopes of selling the produce at the Butte Farmer’s Market and Hennessey Market. John Castle, Program Director for the Butte Farm in the Dell, says the farm is mainly established on startup donations, and even most of the animals are donations. The farm currently has three Holstein cows, but John

says they hope to add chickens, pigs, Jack-Welsh sheep and a pet donkey. A recent donation came in the form of dairy goats, which they plan to use in making goat milk soap. An abundance of activities including outdoor and indoor chores help the residents learn basic life skills while also giving back to their communities. The farm is aiming to gain awareness among the Butte community, and the foundation is accepting donations and organizing various events to help support the farm and its residents until it becomes self-sufficient. On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Lydia’s Supper Club will host a steak dinner and silent auction. The steak dinner is your choice of a 9 oz. Tenderloin steak or a 13 oz. New York strip steak with salad, dressing, spaghetti, dessert and coffee for $25. A portion of the dinner sales and all of the silent auction donations will be used to support the Butte Farm in the Dell. Be sure to join the Butte Farm in the Dell Facebook Page:

Photo By: John Castle

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Editor’s Commentary: The Deceptive Tactics of the Political Parties Adam M. Hawks Montana will have the privilege of having the eyes of a nation focused on the election for Montana’s Senate seat. With the Republican Party looking to regain a majority in the Senate, the race for former Senator Max Baucus’ seat will be hotly contested between interim Senator and Democratic candidate John Walsh and Congressman and Republican candidate Steve Daines. Walsh was appointed interimSenator after Baucus was appointed ambassador to China. But with every political season, comes a new round of political advertisements that bring out the nastiness of American politics. For the midterms, the gloves are already off for both parties. The Democratic Party has gone after the birth records of Congressman Daines, taking a page out of the birther movement. The Democrats are going after Daines’ claims of being a “third-generation Montanan” despite the congressman being born in Southern California, a fact Daines does admit. While carpetbagging is from upon by voters, it is a common tactic used by both parties to gain majorities in the branches of government. It takes two to tango, and the Democratic Party’s dance partner is engaging in equally ludicrous political tactics. With Daines running for the Senate seat, former aide to Senator Baucus, John Lewis, is running for Montana’s congressional seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee registered the website,, seeking donations to derail Lewis’ campaign efforts. The website goes on to tell about how Lewis pocketed over $500,000 of taxpayers’ money and was a “chief architect” of Obamacare. “I think that sites are clear in terms of the disclosure and the content where were coming from,” said Daniel Scarpinato to CNN. Scarpinato is press secretary to the NRCC. “And I also think it’s important for voters to get all the perspectives on the candidates. So just as a candidate is going to put information out about themselves, we’re going to put out

information about the candidate that they are not putting out that we think is important for voters to know.” What the NRCC and the Democratic Party are doing is fundamental deception tactics, thinking that these cheap ploys will garner votes in November. Montanans are frustrated with the “Do-Nothing” Congress, and the estimated 3 million jobs lost over the next decade because of Obamacare. With the unemployment rate still over 6%, Montanan’s aren’t concerned with Daines’ birthplace, or if Senator John Walsh was appointed senator against the will of Montana citizens, they want a candidate that can get into Congress and work to advance the American ideal. Daines may not have been born in Montana, but his home is in Montana, and he attended Montana State University. Daines himself will have to shed the “Shutdown Steve” label applied to him from the Democratic Party. Walsh may have been appointed senator against the wishes of Montana citizens, but it is the governor’s prerogative to have appointed his Lt. Governor to the United States Senate. Walsh’s issue is his values system. The senator faces ethical questions based on a 2010 report that the former Army general used his leadership position in the National Guard for personal gain. Every candidate has obstacles to overcome. The leadership of both parties is addressing these weaknesses and faults, but to use deceptive tactics to mislead the electorate is unethical. While the midterm narrative for the congressional seats is still being developed, the ugliness of the political battles is awaiting Montana citizens. The elections are still eight months away, and this is just the opening salvo. Let us know what you think. E-mail your opinion at and your opinion may be published in the April issue of the Technocrat.

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Summit Snow Report Julia Rose Bryant

Are you geared to RIP! This last month has blanketed Montana up for killer powder days! It has been a skier’s paradise over these past couple of weeks; no snow on the mountains, are now a thing of the past. The best part of this time of year is no matter where on the mountain you go; there is fresh snow to be found! As the season sets itself up for the remaining two months, it’s time to invest in new gear. My philosophy is to find a local shop near your favorite mountain and become a regular customer. There is nothing better than knowing where your money goes and supporting your fellow ski bums as they support you and your alpine adventures. Grizzly Outfitters, located in Big Sky’s Meadow Village, offers advice from owner Andrew Schreiner’s 25 years of experience. Trust me when I tell you, that he has taught his employees well. This retailer is a well renowned boot fitter; and has even been awarded, “Best in Montana” on a list of “America’s Best Boot Fitters.” A four year employee of Grizzly Outfitters, Andy Haynes, has become my go-to guru for ski boots. Expect an hour with him to fulfill the ins and outs of your ski boot needs. I was happy to learn a nice trick about drying my boots out (I suffer cold toes syndrome). By taking your boot liners completely out of the shell and leaving them in front of the heater for the night you allow the boot to dry out entirely, rather than leaving the liners in the boots, which leaves the moisture nowhere to escape. Boots: While ripping through the snow this season, it is not the neon apparel that makes you the best on the mountain, a true ripper wears ski boots that are fit for a pro. So how do you know when it is time to invest in a new pair? What happens during a boot fitting? What to expect, cost wise?

Andy Haynes gives us the inside story. Question: How do you know when your boots aren’t fitting right? “If your heel is lifting when you flex into your boot, any more than a 1/16 of an inch you are reaching a sloppy fit and you won’t be able to drive the heel edge effectively. Usually if you can flex into your boots and you can’t feel your toes on the front of it, it tells us, either you want a very comfortable boot and you’re not skiing very hard or you aren’t going to have the same control, simply because when you initiate a turn you are going to slip inside of it and there will be a delay.” Question: What is the biggest misconception skier’s face when buying new boots? “It should feel good when you first put your feet in them. That is as tight as they are ever going to be, and once you break them in, your feet will begin to move around and you will come to visit us! Continued on page 10.

“Andy Haynes- ski gear guru” Photo By: Julia Bryant

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Summit Snow Report cont. Do not listen to what your friends say or what Magazines advertise; they make terrible ski boot recommendations. Those are someone else’s recommendation, you don’t have the same foot as they do- everyone has a unique foot. Even the difference between your left and right foot can be drastic at times.” Question: How do you find the right boot for you? “Make sure the width and length are right for your specific foot. Your toes should touch the front of the boots as soon as you put them in, because when you flex into them your toes will pull back which ultimately secures your foot. The length of the boot is really important. Don’t buy a certain boot flex just to jack-jaws in the lift line, if you weigh a hundred pounds you probably don’t need a 130 flex, if you are looking to go fast get a higher flex, if you are jumping off cliffs you can go slightly softer… but not too soft.” Question: What happens when you go in for a boot fitting? “A boot fitting includes: padding your heel or your shell could have been too big outta the box - which would include more padding to bring you back up to an aggressive stance. A proper foot bed to post up and build a foundation to rest your foot on in the boot is the key to being more aggressive on the slopes. You can put on a hundred different boots and none of them will feel good because your foot is collapsing, so if you can’t make your foot static in a ski boot you will be less effective. If you are developing corns, bunions or big extra ankles where your acicular bone is, that is caused by your foot literally rattling around in your boot. When we see that we know it’s because the boot itself is too big. One thing to remember is to explain as many things as you can to your boot fitter. If you have hardware in your foot, if you have broken your foot in the past, and have them check what your foot can do, if your arch is pronounced or not, always have a foot bed that supports your specific feet.”

Socks: The mantra spoken throughout the Grizzly Outfitters, “thin to win,” is something for all skiers to remember. “Thin to win, is how your foot can circulate blood,” remarks Andy Haynes. “Think of a house during the winter, if you don’t turn the heat on your pipes are going to freeze and then they explode that is effectively what is going on in your foot except the pain is really the explosion. If you put a big thick sock on, you will not be able to wick moisture as effectively, so the moisture will build up on the outside, ultimately making your foot cold. And then those big thick socks restrict blood from flowing to your foot because you crank your boots down, smashing your toes and causing cold feet.” Bridgedale socks are thin, and one would think they are almost too thin, but the results are in your favor. My Fox River, Smartwool, and Merino socks are for sledding use only now. Away with the thick socks and rein in the thin! Average price not on sale: $22 Price of Bridgedale micro-fit socks at Grizzly outfitters: $16 Continued on page 11.

Average price for a custom foot bed: $200 “Bridgedale socks at Grizzly Outfitters” Photo By: Julia Bryant

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Summit Snow Report cont. Gloves: With as harsh weather patterns as we experience in Montana, and the below freezing ski days, hybrid gloves are the way to go. These, half leather, half mesh gloves are more durable and keep your fingers faraway from frost-bite. The prices are definitely steep but worth the extra $30. Average price not on sale: $90 Thermals: I am a firm believer in thermal compression tights. I use them for frigid runs, skiing, sledding, even comfortably hidden under jeans. Thermals are a great investment especially when found on the sale rack! I newly discovered Columbia Omni- heat reflective thermals, which are on sale at Bob Ward’s. The new technology reflects your body heat, while still providing a thin, moveable and moisture wicking material. Average price not on sale: $50

“Duncan Browne, Junior in Petroleum Engineering dropping a cliff at Whitefish” Photo By: Julia Bryant

A special thank you to Grizzly Outfitter’s Andrew Schreiner and Andy Haynes for their help with this article, if you are in the area drop in and say hello! Grizzly Outfitters 11 Lone Peak Drive, Suite 101 Big Sky, MT 59716 See you on the slopes!

Top of “War Dance,” Big Sky By: Julia Bryant

“Steven Beck, Senior in Business Management, at Discovery” Photo By: Julia Bryant

“Big Sky” Photo By: Julia Bryant


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