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Renting Equipment: Outdoor Travel for Less

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Renting Equipment: Outdoor Travel for Less

by Michaela Mulligan “Should I rent or should I buy?” This question runs through every traveler’s mind as they try to plan their outdoor trip. For experienced outdoor adventurers the answer is easy: buy the equipment for future use. But, for the novice outdoor traveller, it only brings up more questions. Where do I rent…

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Confessions from a Novice Travel Journalist

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Confessions from a Novice Travel Journalist

by Michaela Mulligan When I signed up for this course, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I saw Travel Journalism as one of the course options and it didn’t really have a description so I figured I would try it out and see. What I didn’t know is that I would…

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“Shadow Catcher” Exhibit

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“Shadow Catcher” Exhibit

by Michaela Mulligan At the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, “Shadow Catcher” is on display. This is the first in a series of exhibits of photographs taken by Harry Lee Harpster, Jr. In 2010, the Hockaday purchased his photographic estate that consisted of several black and white gelatin silver prints, 35 mm black…

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Travel the World, One Plant at a Time

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Travel the World, One Plant at a Time

by Michaela Mulligan The warm moist air fills my nose as I walk into the greenhouse and my eyes are opened by the light and dark greens I see. My body begins to heat up as I start to walk around the displays with plants and greenery of every size. From the tall trees that…

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Winter Chautauqua

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Winter Chautauqua

by Michaela Mulligan Once called the “most American thing in America” by Teddy Roosevelt, Chautauquas are still held at the Elling House in Virgina City, Montana, near Butte. A Chautauqua was first popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries as a sharing of entrainment and intellectual knowledge. The tradition is carried on today the the…

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“My Fair Lady” in Bozeman

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“My Fair Lady” in Bozeman

by Michaela Mulligan George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is brought to the stage in the musical “My Fair Lady” and tells the tale of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who is trained to speak and act like a high-bred English lady. The Intermountain Opera Bozeman is collaborating with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks to bring “My Fair…

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” Characters Come to Life

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” Characters Come to Life

by Michaela Mulligan Waiting to cross the street from Riverfront Park, you see a blue and yellow sign sticks out from the mainly gray background. A window in the store is decorated with Christmas lights and a big, red inflatable heart to draw the passerby in to shop for Valentines Day. More windows are painted…

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Bozeman Winter Farmer’s Market

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Bozeman Winter Farmer’s Market

By Michaela Mulligan Developed eight years ago to meet the demand for direct producer-to-consumer products year-round, the Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market provides local produce and foods in the winter months. The market was created by farmers who recognized that there were an abundance of local farmers who had products to sell outside of the traditional…

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In Mill Creek, Business is Booming

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In Mill Creek, Business is Booming

by Michaela Mulligan Driving north on I-5 from Seattle, take exit 183 to drive down a long hill packed with cars of every shape and size, each one trying to slow down for the numerous traffic lights along the road. Reach the base of the hill to find businesses and strip malls lined across the…

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“Cold Plunge” Art Exhibit

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“Cold Plunge” Art Exhibit

by Michaela Mulligan Walk into the Turman Larison Contemporary in Helena, Montana to see “Cold Plunge,” an exhibit by artists Kristen Martincic and Joseph Pintz. The exhibition consists of minimalistic prints and ceramics as well as some collaborative pieces from the two artists. Martincic’s “leisure pool” prints consisting of six aerial views of backyard pools…

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