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Bozeman making plans to repair Bogert Park Pavilion

After a partial roof collapse in March, Bozeman’s Bogert Pavilion has a ways to go before it’s ready for people. That means the park’s long-standing farmers market and other summertime events may set up under the open sky as the pavilion remains fenced off.


Roots of Bozeman: Families turn out for Earth Day festival

Karl Johnson wants to talk about worms — and their composting abilities, that is. “We’re just trying to do more and more educational stuff,” he said. Owner of YES Compost, Johnson was one of many organizations at this year’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday at the Bozeman Public Library. His booth was


Bozeman candidates file for commission, mayor to seek reelection

A political newcomer and the mayor are the first candidates to enter the race for the Bozeman City Commission. Two seats on the five-person board — those currently held by Mayor Cyndy Andrus and Commissioner Jeff Krauss — will be up for grabs on Nov. 5.


Learning to care: Bozeman kids help children halfway around the world

Fifth-grade kids at Bozeman’s Longfellow School have donated their pennies and dimes so that children they’ve never met in faraway Africa can have surgery and medical care that will change their lives.


As the tech industry grows in Montana, are women growing with it?

A longtime veteran of Bozeman’s tech world, Susan Carstensen, said the business climate for women in Montana doesn’t look like it did when she first started. “The difference between 1995 and today, I think, is pretty dramatic,” she said.


New wood-fired pizzeria opens in mall

If there’s one thing that sets Bullman’s Pizza apart from other wood-fired pizzerias, it’s the crust, general manager Dan Lopilato said. “I’ve tried a lot,” he said. “I’d say the crust makes us stand out.”


Montana lawmakers approve resolution on compensation for wrongfully incarcerated

The state Legislature last week passed a resolution to examine how it might set up monetary compensation to support those wrongfully incarcerated upon their release. House Joint resolution 36, which passed through the Senate on Thursday following a 34-16 vote, requests an interim study for appropria


Bozeman Bucks split season-opening doubleheader

Garrett Schultz was simply happy to be back on a baseball field. The Bozeman Bucks had practiced on a field only three times and their head manager said they hadn’t seen any live pitching before their season opener.


Wildfire reported in Southwest Montana

Madison County, Mont. - Crews are responding to a wildfire in Southwest Montana. A Facebook post from Madison County Emergency Management/ Fire Warden indicates crews from Madison County, Jefferson County and the forest service are battling a fire in the area of South Boulder Road.


Bozeman girls lacrosse sweeps doubleheader

In its final home games of the season, Bozeman swept Helena and Jackson Hole on Saturday. Bozeman (4-0) won the opener against Helena 13-5 and leaned on Alissa Livingston, Emma Jarrett, Ella Roe and Lexi Emeny, who scored two goals each. Livingston also notched a team-high two assists.


County files lawsuit against contractor for storage facility

Gallatin County is suing a Missoula-based construction company for breach of contract and fraud related to work on the county storage facility on South 16th Avenue near College Street.


New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported.


MSUB track and field competes in Bozeman

BOZEMAN — Montana State Billings sprinter Sam Zook ran to season bests Saturday at the Montana State Open, running a 10.61 in the 100 and winning the 200 with a time of 21.37. Rahkei Eyer was close behind in the 200 with a time of 21.88.


Bozeman considering settlement in safety center election lawsuit

Based on the idea that time is money, Bozeman may settle a lawsuit with residents claiming city officials broke laws during the campaign for a $36.9 million public safety center.


University of Montana conference forecasts trouble for China

China will celebrate its recent history in ways that could be felt around the world, according to a Montana-based business journalist. “When you have the same people in charge with very little accountability for 70 years, you get some baggage,” Dexter Roberts said at the University of Montana’s 17th


Bozeman-Yellowstone Airport likely to see another record year

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has seen a 23 percent increase in passenger traffic so far in 2019 and is once again on track to have a record-breaking year. “Just like everything else in the valley, it’s hard to imagine where we’re going,” said airport director Brian Sprenger.


Seniors leading Bozeman tennis’ double pairings

The idea floated around a few times last spring. Laurel Ward knew she’d need a new doubles partner in 2019 after three years of pairing with Annika Linkenbach. Playing alongside then-freshman Sasha Hathaway came up in conversation as a possibility.


Bozeman boys lacrosse beats Billings

Bozeman Varsity Red beat Billings 13-5 on Saturday afternoon. Connor Patten, Tommy Holloran and Harrison Cannon each scored three goals while Peyton Hogan and McCade O’Reilly each added a pair. Carson Sprague rounded out Bozeman’s scoring with a goal.


'Trench guy': Longtime bear biologist honored for career working with bears

Mark Haroldson remembers a time when it took a while to find a grizzly bear, back when he started trapping them for research in the Yellowstone ecosystem in 1984. “When I started down here,” Haroldson said, “it took a lot of trap nights to catch a bear, even in the park in some places. Now you don’t


FOBSE scholarship gives LPHS senior a shot at college

BIG SKY – Sara Davis, 19, wakes up at 4 a.m. each morning to prepare for the day. Davis and her boyfriend leave their apartment in Bozeman by 5 a.m. so he can arrive punctually at his job at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. Davis then drives the car back into town to work at the Country Market in Meadow