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Photo of genealogy expert Jan Thomson of Great Falls, Mont.
Photo by Suzanne Waring
Jan Thomson: Delving Into Genealogy - By SUZANNE WARING Many families repeat—and expand—well-worn stories that pass through generations. These stories make us curious enough to begin looking for the “real” accounts of our lineages, but where and how do we start? When we embark on learning about our family histories, we are researching our genealogy—the process of seeking out ancestors and… Read More »Jan Thomson: Delving Into Genealogy
MT Icebuds - Drop Everything and Skate
Photo by Doug Marshal
MT Icebuds Mantra: Drop Everything and Skate - MT Icebuds prove ice skating is not just for kids anymore. All over the country, adults are discovering the joys of lake skating.
Forest Bathing Guide Deborah Goslin
Photo by Nann Parrett
Deborah Goslin, Forest Bathing Guide - Forest bathing guide Deborah Goslin will not take you to soak in a woodland pool. Instead, she'll help you soak up the quietude of nature.
NAMPA 2020 Best In Show
NAMPA 2020 – Our Paper Won Best In Show! - The Montana Senior News was recipient of the NAMPA 2020 BEST IN SHOW award for its division. Our papers our turning heads across the country!
Book Review Bleeding Spirits
Book Review: Bleeding Spirits - No book about the Vietnam War experience has disturbed me as much as Bleeding Spirits, or left such a deep impression on me.
Favorite Oatmeal Muffins
Photo by Gail Jokerst.
My Favorite Oatmeal Muffin - This is my go-to oatmeal muffin recipe that will have your tastebuds shouting hosannas every time you eat them.
Wolf at the Door
© EhayDy,
Wolf at the Door: Strategic Adaptations - By HOLLY ENDERSBY A light drizzle soaks my saddle, rifle scabbard, and horse as we ride silently up a main trail connecting the Salmon River to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Today’s rain is a blessing, as sodden underbrush muffles our movement through summer’s parched vegetation in this heavily timbered landscape. Our destination… Read More »Wolf at the Door: Strategic Adaptations
Review: Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh (Zondervan, 1996)
© Marusya Chaika,
Review: Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers - Patrick Kavanaugh's "Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers" is a treasury of composers' spiritual influences on music across the centuries.
Photo courtesy Valerie Hellerman
Refugees find shelter in the Intermountain West - By CARRIE SCOZZARO Protais Muzungu and Valerie Hellerman have never met. They hail from different backgrounds yet have both experienced the heartbreaking human tragedy collectively known as the refugee crisis. It’s a woefully inadequate and often misunderstood phrase for people forcibly displaced from their homes in mass proportions—nearly 80 million in 2019, according to the… Read More »Refugees find shelter in the Intermountain West
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Photo by 2020 Artist in Residence Matt Dieterich.
Craters of the Moon: Exploring Earth and Sky - “When we contemplate the night sky as we stand on a lava flow, it truly brings a sense of the mysterious.”