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Digital BoZone 121515
New recycling
initiatives now in
Plastic bottle Christmas tree - Haifa, Israel
by Rob Pudner
ffective immediately, Gallatin Solid Waste
Management District (GSWMD) is accepting only
plastic bottles with an imprinted #1 or #2 (typically on the bottom) in addition to paper, aluminum
and steel cans, and cardboard. Unfortunately, the
nation as a whole currently lacks a market for plastics marked with #3 through #7–they’re either
removed from the recycling stream locally to be
sent to a landfill or they travel hundreds of miles to
then be removed and sent to a landfill. [See end of
article for accepted/unaccepted item guidelines].
Right now, Gallatin County has an opportunity to reduce its carbon
footprint and increase the value of its recycling program by managing
non-recyclable materials at our own landfill in Logan. We decided to
take responsibility for our own waste rather than burning more fossil fuel
simply to truck garbage across the country.
Common plastics with a number one include beverage bottles, such
as water bottles and soda bottles, salad dressing bottles, and some juice
bottles. Plastics with a number two include both “natural” and “colored”
containers suck as milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. Plastics must
be bottles with a neck–no clamshell containers (from berries or mixed
salads) or tubs (cream cheese, yogurt, sour cream) even if they are
imprinted with a #1 or #2. Because bottles tend to occupy a lot of space
in our drop-off bins, we are asking recycling participants to first crush
their bottles and then replace the caps.
This focus on #1s and #2s requires extra vigilance from county residents as non-recyclable materials contaminate collected loads and jeopardize the livelihood of the entire program. While we wish we could
accept all materials people may have, we are limited at this time to just
those listed in our updated recycling brochure. Good intentions can
sometimes negatively impact the program so we encourage everyone to
call with any questions before using the free drop-off bins.
GSWMD has been working with the City of Bozeman, MSU, and
Four Corners Recycling to develop new messaging that will convey the
importance of preventing contamination, and we urge people to share
the news with their friends and family. It is ultimately up to recycling
participants to keep this program running smoothly.
As a district, we are working hard to expand our recycling and waste
diversion programs. The Bozeman Convenience Site (BCS) offers
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection from 9am to noon on
the second Saturday of each month. No appointment is needed and collection is free for county residents. Some qualified businesses may dispose of materials for a fee. To make an appointment for a qualified business, call Ray Harrison at 406-539-1161. During regular operating
hours, the BCS accepts batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, and yard/wood
waste for a small fee. These items can also be brought to the Logan
Landfill, in addition to electronic waste, scrap metal, pesticide containers, fluorescent light bulbs, propane bottles, and bear spray.
As we transition to new recycling requirements, we must also look
more seriously at the Reduce and Reuse components of the classic
“Three Rs.” Avoiding single-use packaging can be simple with a little
planning, and often leads to financial savings in the long run. We must
begin having conversations about what type of products we want to
accept into the community in the first place.
One of the district’s current goals is provide more education to
schools, community groups, and businesses throughout the valley so we
can address any questions or confusion people may have. We offer free
classroom and community presentations, landfill tours, and waste audits
to determine potential diversion rates. More information about the
Gallatin Solid Waste Management District and recycling/waste diversion efforts can be found on the county website (, emailing [email protected], or by calling 406.582.2493.
The Recycling Program is part of the Gallatin Solid Waste
Management District (GSWMD). We attempt to divert as much recyclable materials from the landfill as possible and ship the collected materials
to markets around the country to support the program. Sales of these
materials, along with support from the GSWMD, pays for the fuel,
freight, containers, wages and administrative costs. Your cooperation
makes this program possible and keeps it going. The recycle bins located
in the County are accessbile 24-7. These free recycling sites are provided
by the Landowner and the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District.
Excessive illegal dumping at recycling sites may lead to the Landowner
or the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District to close these free
recycling sites. Anything left on the ground will be taken to the Landfill
and will not be recycled. Thank you for your help on keeping our sites
Accepted Items are as follows: Plastic Recyclables should be emptied
and flattened with caps on. ONLY #1 and #2 plastics are accepted. NO
clamshell containers (from berries or mixed salads) or tubs (cream
cheese, yogurt, and sour cream); Cardboard Recyclables should be broken down to conserve space in the bins prior to pickup. Brown bags are
accepted in cardboard bins; Paper Recyclables including newspapers,
magazines, phone books, junk mail, office paper, and paperback books
are accepted (staples are ok); Aluminum and Steel cans are all accepted,
but please crush.
Unacceptable Items for Collection Sites are as follows: Glass of any
kind is not currently being accepted due to current market conditions
and shipping and handling costs (Target and J & K Recyclers will accept
glass); Plastics with numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (usually on the bottom) are
no longer being accepted. These include bags, films, wraps, large plastic
items, and motor oil, solvent, and other hazardous material containers;
Paper including those of neon colors, paper that won’t tear, paper plates,
napkins, and Kleenex. The collection sites also do not accept scrap
metal, wood products, yard trimmings, or electronic waste. See page 2D
ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2A
Holiday/Community . . 3A
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . 4-5A
Film/Theatre . . . . . . . . 6A
Holiday/Dance . . . . . . 7A
Community . . . . . . . . . . 8A
Music . . . . . . . . . Section C
RZ Interview . . . . . . . . . 4C
EcoZone . . . . . . . Section D
EndZone . . . . . . .Section D
Acony Belles
Bridger Brewing
December 23 - 5:30pm
Livingston Emergency
Services Fundraiser
Liv. Fairgrounds 12/31 - 7pm
Sugar Daddies
The Emerson Ballroom
December 31st - 8pm
­P age 2a­•­T he B o Z one •­D ecemBer 15,­2015
Winter workshops
announced at F-11 Photo
F-11 Photographic Supplies
has introduced their winter line up
of information and experience-rich
classes, ripe with opportunities to
make photos and interact with
knowledgeable instructors. Winter
offers quiet at-home evenings that
create an ideal opportunity to setaside time to learn how to better
interact with your Mac devices and
to bring your images to life. January
classes will include: Drone Basics;
class brochure.
Learn by doing at F-11 Photo. A
full service, full selection destination
store, F-11 is Bozeman's oldest and
most innovative independent photography store and Apple reseller.
Providing excellent customer service
means they work hard to find the
perfect products for you, their customers. They create educational
opportunities for our community
and output the highest quality photo
Downtown hostel now open
A new affordable option for travelers has recently opened in downtown Bozeman. Located under the
building at
27 E. Main
is the
newest, and
only hostel
in Bozeman
named the
Beds in
rooms start
at just $28
per night
and private rooms are $38. All
linens are included along with fleece
blanket, towel, breakfast, WiFi, free
bicycle rentals and storage for large
luggage and ski equipment. Parking
is available for $5 per day.
Hikers, hunters, fishermen, skiers, downtown socialites, and
foodies can rejoice in
the low prices for
prime accommodation in the Gallatin
Valley. Prices of lodging have increased
substantially in the
area, but Treasure
State Hostel allows
for visitors to have
simple and affordable
options while never
sacrificing quality or
safety. Locals are invited to stop by
anytime to view the property and
many events are held for the com-
munity to take part in. For booking
or more information, visit •
Festive & spacey shows, Warner Bros.
at the Museum of the Rockies
Basic & Intermediate Digital
Photography; IOS9 and OSX El
Capitan Tips and Tricks; and Take
Control of Photos for Mac. Get all
the details at, by calling 586-328, or by stopping by F-11
at 16 East Main in downtown
Bozeman to pick up a free
and imaging products for home and
business in their state-of-the-art
photo lab. In addition to a wide
selection of cameras, accessories and
the full line of Apple products, F-11
offers individual tutoring, photo and
Apple classes plus destination photographic workshops. •
Get some Art Education
this winter at Emerson
The Emerson Center for the Arts
& Culture has initiated the enrollment process for its Winter 2016
Art Education Classes. Spaces
are limited and scholarships are
available for all ages, so register now!
Here’s a look at some of the classes
Instructors Ryan Mitchell,
Vanessa Rogers, and Lauren
Cunningham will host a number of
Ceramics classes beginning in
January. The Advanced/Independent
classes will kick off Tuesdays,
January 19th through March 1st
from 6:30-9pm. The
Beginner/Intermediate classes will run
Wednesdays, January 20th through
March 9th from 6:30-9pm;
Thursdays, January 14th through
March 3rd from 6:30-9pm; and
Saturdays, January 23rd through
March 12th from 10am-12:30pm.
There will be a Life Drawing
class for those ages 18 and up running Tuesdays, January 12th through
March 1st from 6-8pm in the
Weaver Room.
A Drawing Fundamentals
class will be held Wednesdays,
January 13th through March 2nd
from 9:30-11:30am.
Instructor Kevin Heaney will host
an Acrylic Painting class will be
held Thursdays, January 21st
through March 10th from 6-8pm.
Instructor Jessie
Sherman will host a
Performance seminar,
Mondays, January 18th
through March 7th from
Finally, the Emerson
will host an Art on the
Rocks series every first
and third Thursday from
6-8pm. Class themes
include Champagne &
Ceramics on January 7th,
Bloody Mary's & Book
Sculpture on January 21st,
Moscow Mules & Mosaics
on February 4th, Tequila & T-Shirt
Transformation on February 18th, Lager
& Ledger Art on March 3rd, and Pinot
& Plaster on March 24th.
Many kids classes will be offered
as well, including PIR Day & Spring
Break Art Camp, Creating with Clay,
Collage & Mixed Media, Native Arts,
and Playing with Shakespeare. For more
information on winter classes including descriptions, prices, and registration forms please visit To
enroll for Winter Art Education
Classes please contact Education
Curator Alissa Popken at 587.9797
x.104 or
[email protected] •
Unique exhibits and shows at the
Taylor Planetarium have always
been a huge draw for the Museum
of the Rockies. December is no
different, with a fun new exhibition
and two shows lighting up the
Season of Light is now showing in time for the holiday season!
Learn about the many holiday customs that make the winter more festive. Yule logs, Christmas trees, the
Hanukkah Menorah, luminaries,
Santa Claus–all were taken from different cultures to fill the dark
months of the year with more
light. If you haven't seen this show
in a few years, make sure to check
out its new look that's been remastered for Digistar 5! Showtimes are
Monday-Friday: 11am & 3pm and
Saturday-Sunday: 2 & 4pm.
From Earth To The
Universe will run through the end
of the year. The night sky, both
beautiful and mysterious, has been
the subject of campfire stories,
ancient myths and awe for as long as
there have been people. A desire to
comprehend the Universe may well
be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently
have we truly begun to grasp our
place in the vast cosmos. To learn
about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the
ancient Greek astronomers to
today's grandest telescopes, MOR
invites you to experience this new
show from the European Space
Organization! This show runs daily
at 1pm through December 31st.
The Museum currently features a
Warner Bros. Cartoons exhibit. The
Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons is
a colorful, comical overview of the
rambunctious animation studio that
created the most legendary of cartoon characters–from Bugs Bunny,
Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd to
Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote and
Roadrunner. You'll delight in seeing
the actual artwork used in these
beloved cartoons from the 1930s to
the early 1960s. The exhibition also
The Rosette Nebula is a cosmic cloud of
gas and dust. This view shows a long
stem of glowing hydrogen gas. At the edge
of a large molecular cloud, the petals of
this rose are actually a stellar nursery
whose symmetrical shape is sculpted by
winds and radiation from its central cluster
of hot young stars. The stars in the energetic group are only a few million years
old, and the central cavity in the nebula is
about 50 light-years in diameter.
Credit: Adam Block and Tim Puckett.
explores the elaborate creative
process that supported the making
\of these masterpieces of humor
and satire.
Spread a little holiday cheer this
season when you give the gift of
membership to Museum of the
Rockies! Your friends and family will
enjoy a gift that keeps on giving all
year long. Here are just a few of
the Benefits that come with
Membership to MOR: free and
discounted classes, programs and
lectures; discounts at the
Museum Store; special membersonly previews of new exhibits;
and visit more than 300 other
museums worldwide for free (log
on to for a list of participating museums). Tis the season
for giving! So give the gift everyone on your Holiday list will
Museum of the Rockies
is both a college-level division of
Montana State University and an
independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit
institution. Accredited by the
American Alliance of Museums,
MOR is one of just 776 museums to hold this distinction from
the more than 17,500 museums
nationwide. The Museum is also
a Smithsonian Institution affiliate
and a federal repository for fossils. Using the past and present,
Museum of the Rockies inspires lifelong learning in science, history, culture, and art; advances knowledge
through collections, research and
discovery; and presents engaging,
vibrant exhibits and programming.
MOR brings the world to Montana
and Montana to the world. For more
information visit or call 406.994.2652. •
Collection of local art at Emerson
This December, the Jessie
Wilber Gallery features a juried
collection of original art donated by
local and regional artists in support
of the Emerson. This inaugural
exhibit allows the curators the ability to honor and highlight artists
who, over the years, have contributed their works to the
Emerson’s most important fundraiser. Come and see how this selection
of work captures the artistic vitality
of Southwest Montana and appreciate the deep level of commitment
to the Emerson reflected in the
skill and creativity of our
exhibitors. The show will hang
through January 31st. These
works will be available for early
silent auction bidding. The
Celebration of the Arts event is on
Friday, January 29th at 7pm.
The Emerson Center for the
Arts & Culture would like to thank
all of the artists who generously
submitted works for this show:
Sarah Angst, Joanne Berghold,
Michael Blessing, Kathy Burk, Troy
Collins, Todd Connor, Roger
Cruwys, Jim Dick, Josh DeWeese,
Thomas English, Tom Gilleon,
Kevin Heaney, Craig Hergert,
JROD, Duncan Kippen, Ryan
Mitchell, Mark Noyes, Richard
Parrish, Scott Scherer, Marci Suratt,
Kara Tripp & Ella Watson.
The Emerson’s winter education
programs will begin on January
11th. The class schedule is now
available and the enrollment period
has begun. Classics such as
Ceramics for all ages, Drawing
Fundamentals and Acrylic Painting
will be offered, as well as some new
classes like Theater for children and
adults, Native Arts, and Collage &
Mixed Media. There is also a new
line up of Art on the Rocks classes
starting the first week of January
and continuing every 1st and 3rd
Thursday through March. To see a
full list of classes, please check out or contact Alissa to
enroll at 587-9797 x 104. •
Enter in artistic poster contest
Intermountain Opera
Bozeman is now accepting entries
for its 4th Annual Poster
Contest, presented in conjunc-
tion with the upcoming spring production of Mozart's “Don
Giovanni.” The poster contest is
open to the general public. All ages
and levels of expertise are encouraged to enter. The winning artist will
receive a $500 prize and his or her
art may be used in promotional
materials for Don Giovanni. The
deadline to enter is Monday,
January 22nd. Don Giovanni will
light up the stage Friday, May
13th and Sunday, May 15th,
2016. “The Don” stands apart as
Mozart’s boldest masterpiece.
This multifaceted portrait of an
unrepentant Casanova based on
the Don Juan legend, features
absolutely glorious music from
overture to epilogue.
The mission of the
Intermountain Opera Association
of Bozeman, established in 1979,
is to promote and share the joy of
opera in Montana and surrounding areas by providing affordable,
high quality opera performances
to audience members of all ages
and to provide educational outreach to area schools and communities. For additional information,
tickets, or questions regarding the
poster contest, visit or call
(406) 587-2889. Tickets range
from $25 to $75, with 25% discounts for first time IOB attendees and 50% discounts for all
students. •
page 2A • Volume 22, Number 24 - December 15, 2015 • The BoZone Entertainment Calendar • • 406-586-6730 ––– Tell ’em, “I Saw It In The BoZone!”
D ecember 15, 2015 • T he b o Z one • P age 3a
Spend the ho-ho-holidays with Verge Theater
Verge Theater is amid its
21st(!) Season and the excitement
continues into the holiday season.
Recover from your weekend with
Improv Comedy! Once again Verge
Theater is offering up a Monday
Night sacrifice of the most daring,
death defying type of live theater
there is: Improv! They call it
Improv on the Verge! Improv
Monday Nights feature The
Bozeman Improverts who will
beguile you with their laser-like wits,
sharp tongues, and obnoxiously
large heads. These masterful, main
stage players improvise sketches built
around audience suggestions, play
improv games similar to those you
see on Who's Line Is It Anyway?,
and perform long form improv that
is basically making up short plays on
the spot. You have to experience this
to believe it!! It's a mere $7 to get in
and laugh like hell at our team of
S.W.A.T. trained Improv Players.
(S.W.A.T. = SouthWest Alternative
Theater). Upcoming show on
December 28th at 7pm.
Reservations online at or in person at
Cactus Records in Downtown
Verge Theater is also offering the
Bert and Charlie's Gift of the
Magi family show. Christmas elves
Bert and Charlie are back in a
Holiday puppet show for the whole
family! In this humorous retelling of
O. Henry's classic tale, Bert and
Charlie attempt to help a young
couple in love find just the right gifts
for the Holidays...with disastrous
consequences. Now the questions is,
can they make everything right by
Christmas morning? Funny, heartwarming, and silly, this show will
entertain and delight every member
of the family. The last show will take
place December 19th at 2pm. $7 for
all. Go to for
online reservations, or in person at
Cactus Records.
Jimmy's First Christmas (on
parole) will light up the stage this
holiday season. Written by local
comedic favorite, Ryan Cassavaugh,
this hilarious Christmas Tale of a
family in flux will make its World
Debut at Verge Theater in
December! Jimmy has just been
prior, but life on the outside hasn't
remained static. His brother Donnie
lives in a state of confusion and
paranoia brought on by recreational
released from the State Prison after
serving time for a "crime of passion". All he wants is to pick up life
where it was interrupted 18 months
drug use; Marcie (the cougar next
door) has waged war on discretion;
his sister-in-law Jackie is in need of a
life; his other brother Eddie has
Nutcracker takes on Grinch at Willson
Yellowstone Ballet Company
(YBC) celebrates its 25th season with
the world premiere of The
Nutcracker vs. The Grinch at
4pm on both Saturday, December
19th and Sunday, December 20th at
the Willson Auditorium in Bozeman.
The 8th world premiere presented by YBC’s Artistic Director
Kathleen Rakela, The Nutcracker
vs. The Grinch creatively intertwines
the timeless tale of Clara and her
enchanted Nutcracker Prince with
delightful moments from How the
Grinch Stole Christmas. An awardwinning choreographer and YBC’s
Artistic Director for 25 years,
Kathleen Rakela has presented 62
performances of The Nutcracker in
Livingston, Great Falls, Lewistown,
Bozeman and Mammoth Hot
Springs. She has staged the classic
ballets Swan Lake, Giselle, La Fille
Mal Gardée, Sleeping Beauty, and
Cinderella, as well as seven world
premiere productions: Girls of the
Golden West (1998), Romeo & Juliet
of the Rockies (1999), Hiawathah
(2005), Hansel & Gretel with a Twist
(2008), Pinocchio (2010), Elves & the
Shoemaker (2013) and The Little
Mermaid (2015).
Arkadiy Orohovsky will perform
as that mischievous interloper, the
Grinch. Originally from the
Ukraine, Mr. Orohovsky trained at
the Kiev State Choreographic
School and danced with the Kiev
National Opera and Ballet as a
soloist before emigrating to the
United States to dance with the
Houston Ballet. He is the recipient
of a Bronze medal from the
Serge Lifar International Ballet
Performing the role of the
Nutcracker Prince is Thomas Snee
of London Festival Ballet. Thomas
trained at The Royal Ballet School,
where he won the Ursula Moreton
Choreographic competition in 2007.
Upon graduating in 2008, Thomas
danced with The National Ballet of
Canada before returning to the UK
in 2011 to join English National
Sayako Tomiyoshi, of Japan, will
dance as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Miss
Tomiyoshi trained at Reiko
Yamamoto Ballet School in Tokyo
before moving to London to train at
English National Ballet School going
on to join English National Ballet in
2008. Sayako has performed exten-
sively with English National Ballet
and Ballet Ireland.
Celebrating her thirteenth birthday on opening night, YBC’s
Emelyse Rogers will dance the cherished role of Clara/Cindy Lou
Who, the girl who saves the
Nutcracker Prince and, in this case,
pulls on the heartstrings of the
loathsome Grinch making his heart
grow three sizes. Miss Rogers was
one of 1,200 students chosen from
an international pool of dancers to
train at the American Ballet Theatre
summer intensive last July.
Joining the professional guest
artists and YBC performers are
dancers from Main Street Dance
Theatre–with new choreography by
Erin Swietnicki for Waltz of the
Flowers and by Dana Sorg for
Angels. Additional talented local
dancers include break-dancer Mylan
Zepeda, performing with Hunter
Lynch in the Russian dance; Sterling
Moss performing with Adelle Welch
in the Spanish dance;
and Fiona Lee, YBC
alumnus now training
at School of American
Ballet, official school of
New York City Ballet,
performing as the
Shepherdess in the
Sunday show.
During the
intermission of both
performances, there
will be a Cindy Lou
Who costume contest!
Prizes for best costume
will be presented at
each show. After each
performance, the
Nutcracker Prince, the
Grinch, his “dog”
Max, and Cindy Lou
Who will be available
for picture taking with
your child. Reserved
tickets for YBC's The
Nutcracker vs. The
Grinch are available at
Eckroth Music in
Bozeman (corner of 7th and
Mendenhall) or online at Cost for students and
children is $18. Adult admission
ranges from $21-$45. A service fee
of $2 will be added to tickets sold
at the door.
YBC’s magical production of
The Nutcracker vs. The Grinch is
generously sponsored by Spectec
Thunderbird International
Corporation, Reier Broadcasting
and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
For more information or group rates
call 223-4664 or email [email protected] •
finally made a life; his estranged wife
Debbie is acting strangely; his mother wants to wake up from this awful
dream that is her family; and his
parole officer just wants to know
where the hell Jimmy is! If you think
Christmas with your family is tough,
come and get a dose of hilarious hijinx as Jimmy attempts to unravel his
family and place them back into the
neat packages he desires after
months in the slammer. Then again,
perhaps life behind bars with
strangers was better than a holiday
with his family. Jimmy's First
Christmas (on parole) will run Friday
the 18th and Saturday the 19th at
8pm. Tickets are $14. Early reservations online at or
in person at Cactus Records in
Downtown Bozeman.
Verge Theater is located at 2304
N. 7th Ave, in the strip mall across
from Murdoch's at the EXTREMELY FUN edge of Bozeman. Visit for more information. See you at one of these exciting
events! •
Catch White Christmas at
Ellen Theatre
It’s beginning
to look a lot like
Berlin’s White
which returns to
The Ellen
Theatre for a
three week run
this December.
The all-singing,
all-dancing holiday musical was
a huge hit in
2011 and now
it’s back, with a
cast of 24 and a
live, 20-piece
making it one
of The Ellen’s
shows yet.
First on Broadway in 2008, this
adaptation of the perennial family
favorite has show biz entertainers
Bob Wallace and Phil Davis (Keith
Krutchkoff and Jake Reisig) being
detoured to Vermont with budding
performers Betty and Judy Haynes
(Valerie Andrews and Cheryl
Sheedy). Once there, they discover
their former WWII commanding
officer turned innkeeper, General
Waverly (George DeVries) is losing
customers due to a lack of snow.
Not to worry. As with all musicals at
The Ellen, there is a toe-tapping
happy ending!
Presented by Montana
TheatreWorks, producers of last
year’s Guys and Dolls and this summer’s comedy Is He Dead?, White
Christmas is packed with terrific numbers from the movie
including Snow, The Best Things
Happen While You’re Dancing, Blue
Skies, Count Your Blessings Instead of
Sheep and the title tune
White Christmas. Added to the stage
adaptation are the Irving Berlin
standards I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me
Warm, I Love a Piano, and more.
White Christmas continues its run
Friday, December 18th through
Tuesday, December 22nd every
night. Show times are 7:30pm–
except for the Sunday matinee,
which begins at 3pm. Beer, wine and
refreshments will be available in The
Ellen Lobby starting one hour prior
to each performance. Thanks to a
generous sponsorship from InstyPrints, tickets are reasonably priced
at $15.00 for kids (ages 17 and
under), $17.00 for seniors (55 and
up), and $19.75 for adults. There is
a $1.00 Ellen Restoration Fund
added to each ticket purchased and
a $1.25 transaction fee per total
order. To choose your seats and
buy tickets online, visit Reserved seats may also be
purchased by calling The Ellen Box
Office at 406-585-5885. With winter
weather just around the corner,
don’t be left out in the cold. Every
year, The Ellen holiday production
sells out and White Christmas is
expected to do the same, so it is
advised to purchase tickets early. •
“European Christmas” to air on PBS
We are all lucky to be spending
Christmas in Bozeman and the
Gallatin Valley, but how do people
celebrate across the pond?
Montana PBS is set to air Rick
Steves’ Special “European
Christmas” on the day itself,
Friday, December 25th at 7pm.
From manger scenes and
mistletoe to wintry wonderlands,
Rick Steves' European Christmas
celebrates the Christmas season
throughout the European continent. In the special, Rick visits
friends and families in England,
France, Norway, Germany,
Austria, Switzerland and Italy to
reveal their customs and practices
of the holiday season. He begins
his travels in England, where the
Christmas pudding is the real centerpiece of a traditional English
holiday meal. In Paris, the Eiffel
Tower heralds the season with its
red, twinkling lights. And in the
countryside of Tuscany, villagers
stack neat pyramids of wood for
great bonfires. The lighting of the
fires is a signal to villagers–dressed
as shepherds–to come and sing
old carols. RickK Steves'
European Christmas offers a colorful, musical celebration of
Christmas across Europe where
viewers will learn about customs
from “the old countries,” hear
local choirs, and discover holiday
family traditions.
Quality television has the
power to elevate our understanding of the world, encourage
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“He Named Me Malala”doc at Emerson
The Bozeman Doc Series
continues Thursday, December 17th,
at 7pm at the Emerson Center with
a special event co-sponsored by
Bozeman High’s Project X2 and a
presentation of the criticallyacclaimed documentary, He
Named Me Malala.
A portion of the proceeds from
the event will go to the Malala Fund,
an organization working toward
ensuring every girl has access to 12
years of free, safe, quality primary
and secondary education. There will
be a baked goods sale and clothing
drive organized by Project X2 in
support of the Malala Fund in the
Emerson lobby before the screening,
as well as more information about
both organizations.
“He Named Me Malala” is an
intimate portrait of Nobel Peace
Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.
Targeted by the Taliban and severely
wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in
Pakistan’s Swat Valley, the then 15year-old was singled out for advocating for girls’ education. Since her
miraculous recovery, Malala has
become a leading campaigner for
girls’ education worldwide. From her
close relationship with her father
who inspired her love for education,
to her impassioned speeches at the
UN, to her everyday life with her
parents and brothers, Oscar-winning
director Davis Guggenheim gives us
an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life.
“An expectedly stirring portrait of
the exceedingly smart and coura-
geous Pakistani teenager who defied
the Taliban and lived to tell the
tale,” noted Justin Chang of Variety.
“(A) gripping story, eloquently told,”
said Stephen Farber of The
Hollywood Reporter.
Project X2 is a group of young
women and men at Bozeman High
School who seek to create a society
conducive to equality, fairness, and
safety by means of education. The
club shares Eleanor Roosevelt’s conviction that “No one can make you
feel inferior without your consent,”
and aspires to eliminate the systems
of oppression existent in our society
and empower individuals to take
action. Project X2 Events
Coordinator Carolina Garcia writes,
“Because we see education to be a
key tool of empowerment, He
Named Me Malala particularly
stood out to us. By helping to bring
this film into our community, we
hope to spread awareness about the
importance of education, and to
raise funds to support those who are
not as privileged as those in our
community in regard to accessing
The series will continue with one
screening every other Thursday
through April. Doors open at 6pm,
and each showing begins at 7pm.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students. They are
available at the door or before the
show at Cactus Records and Movie
Lovers. Tickets are also available
online at,
where you can also buy Season
Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn
more about the series, and view
trailers for upcoming films. •
Indie entertainment at the Ellen
Looking for an alternative to the
standard holiday blockbusters? Join
the Bozeman Film Society downtown at the Ellen Theatre this
December for two highly rated,
adult-oriented films!
On Tuesday, December 15th at
7:30pm, the BFS screens Isabel
Coixet’s slice-of-life comedy/drama
Learning to Drive starring
Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered
when her husband Ted (Jake Weber)
leaves her. In order to visit her
daughter (Grace Gummer), who
lives upstate, Wendy begins taking
driving lessons from Darwan, impeccably portrayed by Academy Award
winner Ben Kingsley, an American
citizen originally from India who
makes a living as a cabbie and giving
driving lessons. The two strike-up a
friendship that helps her learn to
take control of her life, and him
adjust to his new life after an
arranged marriage. Boston Globe
film critic Peter Keogh calls it;
“Endearing, mordant, and impeccably acted.” Rated R, the film runs
105 minutes.
Be sure to catch the remarkable
new drama, Room, Wednesday,
December 30th at 7:30pm! Both
highly suspenseful and deeply emo-
tional, Room is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love
between a mother and her child.
After five year-old Jack (Jacob
Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson)
escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire
life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. Critics and
audiences alike rave about this visually and emotionally stunning
film–“It just might be the most
impressive piece of filmmaking I’ve
seen in 2015, and it features a great
lead performance by a rising star, a
memorable supporting role by a
familiar veteran–and one of the
most amazing acting jobs by a child
I’ve ever seen,” says Chicago Times
film critic, Richard Roeper. Rated
R, the film runs 115 minutes.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson,
Room also features Joan Allen and
William H. Macy.
Tickets are $8.75/General;
$8.50/Seniors & Students (plus fees)
and may be purchased by calling the
Ellen box office at 585-5885, online
at or by visiting
the Ellen's box office WednesdaySaturday between 1 & 3 pm, or two
hours before the screening. Doors
open one hour before the screening
with wine/beer and concessions
available in the lobby. BFS pass
holders and sponsors can reserve
seats by visiting or
calling the Ellen
Theatre box office
at 585-5885.
Bozeman Film
Society membership
passes make great
holiday gifts for film
lovers–and passes
purchased through December 31st
will receive two additional tickets!
Member passes are available in the
Ellen Theatre lobby before all BFS
shows, online at or by calling 406-585-5885.
Visit their website for detailed information on levels and benefits of a
Bronze, Silver or Gold level
Membership–and as always, “Keep
'Em Flickering!” •
MSU machine technology program sees success
From MSU News Service
A Gallatin College Montana
State University workforce
program that trains students to operate computer numerically controlled
machines saw success last year in the
hiring rates of its first graduating
class. Now in its second year, enrollment in the program has increased
by nearly 50 percent.
The Computer Numerical
Control (CNC) Machine
Technology Certificate of
Applied Science program had
some interesting statistics in its inaugural year, said Aubrin Heinrichs,
CNC program director. “Last year
we had 12 students, 11 who were
full-time,” Heinrichs said. “We had
nine who graduated and eight of
those are employed full-time, all in
Gallatin Valley. One student was taking the class as a hobbyist.”
Heinrichs added that most of the
students were non-traditional, including a veteran and a student who had
dropped out of high school, and all
but two of the students were inexperienced in machining. The 32-credit
program, which is designed to be
completed in two 16-credit semesters,
prepares students to apply technical
knowledge and skills to operate CNC
machines such as lathes, mills and
precision measuring tools, and to
perform machining functions, such
as cutting, drilling, shaping and finishing products and component
parts. Graduates of the program
earn a certificate of applied science
and industry-recognized credentials
from the National Institute for
Metalworking Skills.
During the first semester, students learn the basics, with classes
in technical math, machine shop,
blueprint reading and computeraided manufacturing. In the second
semester, students take more
advanced machining courses. New
this year are courses geared toward
workplace communication and
interpersonal skills that will be
taught by Gallatin College MSU
Workforce Navigator Charlynn
Malcom, after feedback from
industry professionals. “Our courses are very fluid and we can adapt
to the industry telling us what is
needed,” Malcom said. “We are
adding in professional practices
courses that focus on workplace
communication in the machining
and welding industry. We want to
make sure our students have those
soft skills and know how to talk to
their supervisor if something concerns them or if they are interested
in a new opportunity.”
Students will also learn how to
prepare a resume and cover letter,
and practice interviewing techniques,
Malcom said. In her role, Malcom
also works to secure internships and
apprenticeships for students to give
them work experience while they go
through the program and assists
them in finding post-graduation
employment. “My main role is to
meet with industry and line students
up with employers to have 100 percent placement before, or soon after,
graduation,” Malcom said. “The
program was created out of industry
need for qualified machinists, and
the industry is still looking for more
of these people. The industry is not
going to get saturated. Some will be
working in machine shops; some
will open their own shops. Having a
good pool of qualified machinists
will also be advantageous to
businesses looking to come into
Thus far, graduates have successfully found employment in a diverse
job market, Heinrichs said. “Most of
the jobs my students filled last year
were new positions at the companies
where they were hired,” he said. “All
the positions were with different
companies. Between them they have
machined everything from cryogenic
components to musical instrument
components, from automotive parts
to silicon and germanium crystals.”
He also credits Heinrichs’ efforts
in staying up to date on industry
needs as another reason graduates
are prepared for the workforce. “I
have been very impressed with
Aubrin,” Patterson said. “He does a
great job teaching, but also visits the
local shops and asks what we are
looking for in a graduate. With this
knowledge, he can really get the students ready for the real world.”
With the increased enrollment
this year, Heinrichs finds himself
again working with an interesting
set of numbers. “Of the 17 students currently enrolled in the
program, four are part-time students; four are employed in the
industry (three were employed
prior to enrolling in the program)
and two are veterans,” he said. “I
can’t wait to see what they end up
doing in the industry.”
In addition to the CNC
Machine Technology Certificate of
Applied Science, Gallatin College
MSU offers workforce programs in
aviation, bookkeeping, business
management, design drafting,
health information coding, interior
design, medical assistant and welding technology. It also offers associate degrees, developmental coursework in math and writing, and
dual enrollment courses at local
high schools. For more
information, go to •
Movie Lovers
Presents: ELF
by Baynard Lewis
4 out of 4 stars
Looking back on
holiday movies, it’s
hard to forget the
classics that defined
your childhood.
Growing up in the
90’s meant that
“Home Alone”, “A
Christmas Story”,
and “The Santa
Clause” were all staples. In the new millennium, however, only one Christmas movie
stands out as a new classic, “Elf ”.
Will Ferrell plays a 30 year old
man named Buddy who has been
raised by elves at the North Pole and
suddenly learns that he is actually
human. In a
quest to find
his real father,
he journeys to
New York
City, retaining
his green costume and
pointy hat as
he experiences the
harsh realities
of the human
and adults
alike will
Ferrell’s antics as a man-child; one
who unwittingly chews leftover gum
from a subway entrance and
improves his spaghetti dinner by
drowning it in maple syrup. His
charming physical comedy will also
get belly laughs. He’s nearly runover by a yellow cab, attempts to
place the star on a Christmas tree by
leaping to the top, and runs head
first into a bathroom stall door to
avoid upsetting someone.
James Caan plays Buddy’s father
and embodies the typical Scrooge
character who has forgotten forgotten that family is more important
than work projects. His cranky old
man persona is constantly unnerved
by Buddy’s immaturity and juvenile
A blonde Zooey
Deschanel (in her
first memorable role)
befriends Buddy and
slowly warms to his
childlike wonder and
exuberance. At first
she is unsure
whether he is clinically insane or simply an incredibly
immature grown
man. We hear
Deschanel’s signature singing
voice that harkens back to sounds
of a bygone era, reminiscent of
Patsy Cline.
It’s tame PG rating means the
whole family can enjoy the humor
without ears needing to be covered.
The youngest
audience will
savor the
most and parents will
how Buddy’s
naivete gets
him into awkward and
uncomfortable situations.
In the
hands of a
lesser director, "Elf" could have fallen by the wayside, but with Jon
Favreau (known for the “Iron Man”
series) at the reins, the film has
enough charm and forethought to
make it watchable over and over. A
lot of the wacky qualities that made
“Home Alone” a holiday tradition
are also renewed in “Elf ”, including
high pitched wailing and adults getting hurt.
Take away all the slapstick and
silly humor, and “Elf ” can still stand
on a heartfelt message about family
relationships and keeping the heart
open to possibilities. Buddy’s innocence reminds us that no matter
how old we get, it’s important to stay
true to yourself and follow the things
that bring joy. •
STEM seeking female
From MSU News Service
Organizers of a conference at
Montana State University are seeking
female professionals who can present
and serve as role models for junior
high-aged girls interested in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The annual
conference, called Expanding
Your Horizons, takes place
Saturday, April 9th, on the MSU
campus. More than 200 girls from
throughout Montana will participate
in engaging STEM activities ranging from robotics to fossils to
Volunteers who would like to
share their expertise and enthusiasm
on a STEM topic will develop a 40minute workshop and hands-on
activity. Training is offered for new
presenters. The event is designed to
expose young women to exciting
STEM careers and encourage them
to pursue STEM courses in high
school and college.
Businesses and organizations that
are interested in financial or in-kind
sponsorships are also encouraged to
participate. EYH is a national program that, since 1992, is hosted
locally by MSU Extended
University’s outreach program. The
deadline for applying to be a presenter is Friday, January 15th. For
more information, contact Nicole
Soll with MSU Extended University
at (406) 994-6633
or [email protected] or
visit •
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Attend a Bozeman Chamber of Commerce event this winter
The Bozeman Area Chamber of
Commerce presents Business After Hours
on Thursday, December 17th from 5:307:30pm. The event will be hosted by the
Holiday Inn at their location, 5 Baxter Lane in
Bozeman. This is a free event for Chamber
Members and $25 for non-members.
Reserve a table for your colleagues and
yourself at the Chamber Annual Banquet
to be held Friday, January 15th at the Best
Western GranTree Inn. This event will include
dinner at 6:30pm, followed by a program at
7:30pm. No-Host Cocktails will also be avail-
able. Business Casual Attire is encouraged.
Individual Seating is $65, while a Table of 8
reservation is $450. For further information
and to reserve Table of 8, contact Karri Clark
at [email protected] or
Save the date! The MSU Awards
for Excellence will be held Tuesday,
February 16th at 5:30pm in the MSU Strand
Union Ballroom.
Since 1910, the Bozeman Chamber has
helped businesses grow and prosper. After 100
years of service to the Bozeman Community, it
Library plays host to free events
The Bozeman Public Library offers
more than just a vast selection of books, periodicals, and movies to its many pass-holders.
The staff is excited to host a number of live
music and other events throughout the
month. So when you’re not getting lost in the
stacks, come check out one of these fun
events at your community sponsored Library.
Yoga for All continues Tuesdays in
December with upcoming dates the 15th,
22nd & 29th. The classes are held from 111:45am and 12-12:45pm in the Large
Community Room. The morning class is
taught by accomplished yoga instructor
Karen Averitt and the noon class by local
mom and yoga instructor Jen DuCharme.
The weekly classes are for moms, dads, or
caregivers who like to bring their baby or
babies or for anyone in the community who
wishes to attend. The morning class tends to
have more kids, following Books & Babies, but
all are welcome to either class. Please bring
your own mat.
Celebrate the Hour of Code at 6:30pm,
Thursday, December 17th in the second floor
computer lab at the Library! Technology
teacher and former programmer Jason
Greenwald hosts this special event for students ages 7-14. The Hour of Code is an
annual event promoting computer coding and
computer science education. The class will
begin with a short lesson on programming
and an introduction to the Hour of Code
Students will
then work independently
through one of
several tutorials
including the
two newest:
Star Wars and
Reservations are
Library’s annual Secret Gift
Shop for children ages 3-8
will be held on
December 23rd
at both 2 and
3pm. Parents must register their child at the
Children’s Desk, or by calling 582-2404.
Parents will drop their child off for 30 minutes in the “Secret Gift Shop” in the
Community Room so they can make two
homemade gifts for family members. Parents
can use this time to relax or read in the
Library or enjoy a hot beverage at Lindley
The Bozeman Public Library is located at
626 E. Main Street. For more information on
these and other events, please call Paula at
582-2426 or visit •
is one of the largest and most aggressive business organizations in the state of Montana. On
top of business and economic support, they
serve Bozeman tourism by promoting the stunning landscapes, vibrant community, endless
events and the people that live, work and play
in Bozeman. Guy Sperry, known as “Mr.
Bozeman,” served as Chamber Executive for
20 years. His moto, “Build a Better
Bozeman,” was the foundation for community-wide efforts to enhance opportunities for all
residents. Community involvement has
long been inspired by Mr. Sperry’s oft-repeat-
ed admonition: “Those of us who enjoy the
benefits should not just pick up the apples, but
should help to shake the trees!” There are several membership opportunites designed to fit
your needs. Joining the Chamber is a great
way to get involved in Bozeman’s thriving
business community. The Bozeman Area
Chamber of Commerce, representing its
membership, advocates economic vitality, high
quality of life and preservation of the free
enterprise system through leadership, vision
and communication. Visit to learn more. •
MSU business students to offer
consulting services
From MSU News Service
Montana State University’s Jake Jabs
College of Business and Entrepreneurship is
seeking local and regional businesses
and non-profit organizations that are willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or
operational advice during the upcoming spring
semester, which runs from Janunary 13th
through April 29th.
Participating students will be enrolled in
“BMGT 463–Entrepreneurial Experience” or
“BMGT 475R–Management Experience.”
Both are senior-level courses taught by Gary
Bishop, associate teaching professor of management. Bishop said the entrepreneurial experience course is primarily focused on new startup organizations or small, locally owned businesses. The management experience course
focuses on more established businesses, as well
as civic and non-profit organizations.
During the four-month courses, students
will help manage special consulting projects
requested by area businesses and non-profit
organizations. Past projects have included
developing business, marketing and financial
plans, identifying ways to improve businesses,
suggesting solutions to problems, re-branding
businesses, developing websites and social networking sites, market and competition analysis,
sales analysis, feasibility studies, assisting with
human resources and customer services issues,
developing employee training and handbooks
and other business and management processes.
Businesses and organizations that wish to
participate in the spring are invited to apply to
the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and
Entrepreneurship. Applications are due by
Wednesday, January 6th.
In addition, the college has an internship
program known as Student Entrepreneurs in
Action. As part of the program, local businesses and organizations may apply to host a college intern from the program to work with the
business or organization for 10 to 20 hours per
week. In some instances, the student may work
with the business or organization at no cost.
Application materials for both programs may
be obtained by contacting Linda Ward at 9941995 or [email protected], or Gary Bishop
at 994-7017 or [email protected] More
information also is available at •
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Show times are 7:30pm– except
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basis in Nashville, New York,
Carroll on lead guitar, Ben Dufendach on box
Las Vegas and San Francisco. Since its incepdrum and Austin Rehyer ticklin’ strings on the
tion, the band has been successfully performfiddle. Come see the band that plays it quick
ing in various venues throughout southwestern
and gritty–no chaser.
Montana. The main attribute for this success
Todd F. Green will play a solo set
lies in the band’s ability to be as versatile as it
Saturday, December 26th. Green, originally
possibly can, thus enabling it to adjust their set
list at any given time to adapt to any particular from Michigan, has lived in the area for more
venue. While the gist of their material is popu- than thrity years. He is known for his acoustic
light rock musical style and passion for vinyl
lar rock and roll, country, oldies, R&B and
records. When Green is not performing, the
blues, they also have an extensive arsenal of
self-proclaimed “Vinyl Junkie” sells high end
original songs, all of which are palatable, as
audio equiptment out of his shop TTVJ Audio
well as an array of lesser-known but still great
in his home of Three Forks.
songs by both obscure and well-known
Located in downtown Belgrade at 27 West
artists/songwriters. Their main focus is variety,
Main, Desert Rose is open daily from 11am to
and they half-jokingly have a motto of “No
request left behind.” They have been fortunate 9pm. All music starts at 7pm. For more inforin that every venue they have performed in has mation about these performances, the menu,
or catering services, call 924-2085. •
requested them back, and their name is gain-
Russ Champan is on the menu
It’s a modern rendition of an old-time tradition! Folk and blues musician Russ
Chapman will serenade his audience where
they will eat, drink, and be merry at the
Montana Dinner Yurt in Big Sky, Friday,
December 18th at 7pm.
With a decidedly creative style, Chapman
stomps and sings highly original music drawn
from the deep well of Americana. Combining
a keen sense of melody and lyrical wit, with
medicine show sensibility, here is one of those
rare performers who can keep an audience on
the edge of its ears. Russ has recorded and
performed with multiple Grammy winners,
including members of Ricky Skagg’s
Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale’s band,
and America’s favorite cowboys–Riders in the
Sky. It was during a Nashville co-writting
session with Earth, Wind and Fire’s
founding member Ronnie Laws, that a giddy
Laws proclaimed, “You’ve got a good thing
there, man!”
Indeed...from the melodically percussive
guitar style and inspired wordsmithing, to an
impressive ability to stomp and shuffle his feet,
there is something positively fun and refreshing about Russ Chapman. Or as John Anglim
(KAFM radio) put it, “Every once in a while
an artist comes along who defies description...Russ Chapman is unforgettable!”
To make a reservation, call 406-995-3880,
or visit The
Montana Dinner Yurt is located at 1 Lone
Mountain Trail in Big Sky. •
B o Z onE
Ugly Sweater party at Eagles
M.O.T.H. and Paige And The People’s
Band will host an Ugly Sweater Christmas
Party at the Eagles Ballroom on Saturday,
December 19th beginning at 9pm. Get that
ugly sweater out of that mothballed box and
pull it over your
head! This event
is $8 at the
door–but only $5
if you wear and
ugly sweater. A
portion of the
proceeds will go
to Jackie
Wheeler’s Fight
Against Cancer.
So in the spirit of
the season, go
raid your
grandmas closet.
It’s for a good cause and a booty shakin’
good time!
Jackie Wheeler was recently diagnosed with
Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer and began
Chemotherapy in October. This party is not
only in support of Jackie’s fight, but also a celebration with her and those close to her. Come
out and support, Bozeman!
M.O.T.H. is a powerhouse electro jam
band. Inspired by the danceability of DJ music
and the musicianship of jam bands, they bring
to mind a mixture of Daft Punk and
Umphrey’s McGee. They have been a staple
and a leader in the Montana jam band scene.
Paige And The People’s Band are a
new act, hitting the stage in 2015! However,
members of Paige and The People’s Band
have been, charming, captivating and blowing
the collective minds of audiences throughout
the U.S. and Europe for many years. Sharing
the stage with such musical legends as BB
King, John Hiatt, Willie Nelson, The Doobie
Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Pat Benatar, Kenny
Loggins aaand that’s enough name dropping.
They perform an eclectic mix of Funk, Soul,
Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Folk and Pop music
from some of the best known and least known
artists. Including, Aretha Franklin, Sia, Earth
Wind and Fire, Lake Street Dive, and some
lesser known acts such as, Snarky Puppy,
Rubblebucket, Zaz, Quantic Soul Orchestra
and their own original works. Paige And The
Peoples Band enjoy mixing it up, keeping their
performances fresh and different. Their high
energy act mixed with technical skill and a
whole lot of Soul, make them a band to
remember and definitely not to miss! •
Spend Christmas eve with
11th & Grant
A holiday edition of 11th & Grant with
Eric Funk will air on Montana PBS,
Thursday, December 24th at 7pm.
Christmas with Philip Aaberg will see
Aaberg performing original holiday music
and spirited Christmas favorites, infused with
his expressive sound. Make sure to tune in on
Christmas Eve for this special show!
The holidays are a special time for
Aaberg. “The Christmas Eve of my childhood was full of wildness and excitement,
wonder and reverence, peace and awe. Music
was a huge part of that. The traditional carols in this recording live on for a very good
reason, and I tried to re-imagine the melodies
and go deeply into the lyrics to make them
live anew.” Although classically trained,
Aaberg celebrates many traditions with his
compositions. He weaves strains of blues and
bluegrass as well as rock and new music
throughout his melodic tapestries.
Besides playing piano with the Boston Pops
and participating in the Marlboro Chamber
Music Festival, Aaberg has appeared with
Peter Gabriel, Elvin Bishop, and the Doobie
11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premiere outlet for music performance in
Montana, seeking out the state’s most
acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy-winning performance series
also devotes significant time to each artist’s
personal story, insights into their music and
their approach to life, ultimately providing a
deeper experience than a seat at a concert.
Accomplished composer and musician Eric
Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand
selecting each performer from communities
around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to
zydeco, and rock to fusion. Learn more at •
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Learn to dance at Mixers Saloon
Mixers Saloon has renovated
their dance floor!
On a Tuesday in August, a truck
pulled up along side Mixers Saloon.
On it, zip-tied in small bundles, was
the new maple hardwood dance
floor. Shortly thereafter, out came
the heavy equipment as the old
dance floor demolition began. The
stripper moved around the floor
chipping the black and white tiles of
the old floor up ending the “club”
look and ushering in a new era. By
the next day, a new plywood subfloor was added and the project was
taking shape. Saturday brought the
glueing of the second layer, and by
Sunday, down went the maple like a
giant jigsaw puzzle. By Monday
there was a dance floor. Tuesday
brought out the shine and that’s how
Wild West Wednesday had its shiny
new Dance Floor! The whole project
has brought a new look and feel to
the bar. The dance floor is the
largest in Bozeman and they have
live music every weekend. Now
Mixers is offering weekly dance lessons!
Come on out to Mixers Saloon
on a Wild West Wednesday for free
dance lessons with Joel from 8 to 9
pm. There will be $3 Jack Daniels
and draft beers all day and every
day to keep you from being parched.
On Thursday nights, Kerrie from
the Movement Art Center will teach
you all the country moves you’ll
Down North, Paige & the
People’s Band at Filler
Drink & be merry at
Madison River Brewing
Are winter recreation and the
holiday bustle making you thirsty?
The Tasting Room at Madison
River Brewing Company is open
and happy to quench your thirst.
With a huge variety of drafts available, the popular brewer surely has
something for every palate. Beers
now on tap include: No Hackle Hoppy
Lager, Dropper IPA, Baetis Belgian
Orange, Maddy Light, Hopper Pale Ale,
Irresistible Amber, The Juice IPA, Copper
John Scotch Ale, Salmon Fly Honey Rye,
and Nitro Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout.
The Tasting Room is open 7 days a
week from 2-8pm with Monday discount pints and $2 off growlers on
Situated in Southwestern
Montana’s Gallatin Valley, Belgrade
(home to Madison River Brewing
Company) is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Within an hour, one can be skiing or biking in the Bridger
Mountains or Big Sky area, enjoying
a hike in one of seven mountain
ranges, or fishing world-class
rivers. The latter is where their
name originated. The Madison
River has earned the reputation as
one of the best places to fly-fish in
the world. Because the river is locat-
ed in MRBC’s backyard, current
Brewmaster/President Howard
McMurry chose Madison River for
the name of the world-class
brewery. Sticking with the theme,
most MRBC beers carry the name
of a fishing fly.
Madison River Brewing
Company, Inc. started in 2004 when
Howard purchased the brewery and
equipment from Moab Brewing. At
that time, the brewers contractbrewed for Moab, Park City, and Big
Hole breweries. In 2005, Madison
River Brewing Company emerged
when it received a state license to
brew its own brands. Originally
available only on draft, MRBC’s first
beer was the Hopper Pale Ale,
which came out in September of
2005. Salmon Fly Honey Rye, now
their flagship beer, followed shortly
thereafter. Copper John Scotch Ale,
Irresistible ESB, and Yellow Humpy
Hefeweizen emerged during the next
year, completing the initial Madison
River fleet (the Amber claimed the
Irresistible moniker after a while,
and Elk Hair ESB is now a rotating
seasonal). Hopper Pale Ale and
Salmon Fly Honey Rye bottles
entered the market in September
only dedicated country bar.
Fridays are “Whiskey Friday”,
with $2.50 premium whiskey
pouring all day and night. If
you get there before the band
starts, there are four pool
tables to keep you occupied
as well as a room full of casino machines. Mixers is bringing in bands every weekend
for you to dance to as well as
a country DJ on
Wednesadays and Saturdays
(if no band is scheduled) to
keep the country kickin’.
Mixers Saloon is located at
515 West Aspen off of 7th
Ave. in Bozeman. •
need to
know to
look like you
should be
out on the
new dance
floor. Come
learn some
new moves
so you can
show them
off on the
during live
in now
2006, and MRBC started bottling
Irresistible Amber and Copper John
Scotch Ale in late 2007.
Initially, Madison River Brewing
distributed only in and around the
Bozeman area, through Cardinal
Distributing. Since the initial distribution push, they have slowly
expanded their market to cover all of
Montana, most of Wyoming, and
parts of North Dakota, and
Idaho. As with most craft breweries,
Madison River brews seasonal beers
that offer patrons additional
options. Over the years, and due to
popular demand, some of these
brews have earned a place on the list
of year-round beers.
Madison River Brewing
Company is located 1/2 mile west of
the airport at 20900 Frontage Road,
Building B, in Belgrade. For more
information, visit or call 406-388-0322. •
Down North with Paige and
the People’s Band will perform at
the Filling Station, Wednesday,
December 30th at 10pm. Tickets to
this 21 and over show are just $7
and available at the door! Doors at
Masterfully mixing underground
rock and party-fueling soul, Down
North lifts up audiences that have
been craving new soul sounds from
the city that gave the world
Wheedle’s Groove and Jimi
Hendrix. Down North features the
bold and sensual talents of vocalist
Anthony Briscoe, whose North
Carolina bred approach to making
fans swoon has no equal in the
Pacific Northwest. Raised on
Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke,
Anthony is as stylish and emotional
as Prince in his vocal expressions.
Versatile bassist Brandon Storms
writes much of the music, tapping
into his love for everything from
The studio performances only
scrape the surface of what they have
to offer: as legendary radio DJ Bob
Rivers said, “if you get a chance to
see them, do so.”
There are those who have said of
Paige and the People’s Band,
“Who’s that?” “Never heard of ’em”
and “Is that the band that opened
for Phox that one time?” Well yes it
is, and the reason you’ve never heard
of them could be because you’re a
troglodyte and never hear about
anyone until they are already so
popular Madonna has tried to
forcibly make-out with them at an
awards show. Or, more likely, it’s
because they are a brand new band
that has just started hitting the stage
in 2015! However, members of
Paige and The People’s Band have
been, charming, captivating and
blowing the collective minds of audiences throughout the U.S. and
Europe for many years. Sharing the
Hendrix to James Jamerson in making tunes both infectious and substantial. Drum Off ! award-winning
and crowd-amping Conrad Real and
Arizona recruit Nick Quiller on guitar make the band an unusual and
extremely welcome addition to the
regional music scene. In addition,
the band occasionally expands their
lineup to integrate horns, percussionists, and backup vocalists to help
deliver their dazzling grooves.
Down North is poised for enduring success: they have been played
on over 150 college radio stations,
“Danger” was featured on MTV’s
The Real World, and they have
thrilled audiences on both their
home turf and across the country,
including the Seattle’s Rock and Roll
Marathon, Fremont Fair,
Oktoberfest, and the world-famous
South By Southwest festival in
Austin, Texas. The Danger EP was
recorded at Orbit Audio, and is
available for free on their website.
stage with such musical legends as
BB King, John Hiatt, Willie Nelson,
The Doobie Brothers, Lyle Lovett,
Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and
that’s enough name dropping.
Paige and The People’s Band
choose to incorporate several styles
and genres into their performances.
Playing an assortment of Funk,
Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Folk
and Pop music from some of the
best known and least known artists.
Including, Aretha Franklin, Sia,
Earth Wind and Fire, Lake Street
Dive and some lesser known acts
such as, Snarky Puppy,
Rubblebucket, Zaz, Quantic Soul
Orchestra and their own original
works. Their high energy, mixed
with professionalism, dedication to
entertainment, maintaining musical
excellence and technical skill will
surely make them a band to remember and definitely not to miss!
The Filling Station is located at
2005 N Rouse Ave. in Bozeman. •
Live sessions with Soundcolor
Soundcolor Studios of
Livingston is set to host a number of
live sessions in the coming weeks.
Quinn Conley will be performing live, Thursday, December 17th
at 7:30pm, with guest host Charlie
Mullak of 105.5 The Eagle. This is
an all ages show with no cover. Free
beer provided by Neptune’s Brewery
for those 21 and up. Conley is no
stranger to Rock and Roll. He began
his musical adventure before even he
can really remember. He cut his
teeth playing punk rock in Montana,
toured west of the Mississippi with a
number of punk rock bands, and
emerged from a long stint on the
west coast as a singer-songwriter. His
music combines the prose of old
folk, the heart of punk rock, and the
simple honesty of an old blues song.
Ira Wolf will follow with a performance on Thursday, January 7th
at 7:30pm. A Montana native, Ira
Wolf ’s captivating voice, honest
lyrics, and authentic new-folk
melodies are hard to ignore in her
new home of Nashville, TN where
she’s quickly made a name for herself in the indie folk scene. Mesmerizing audiences and pro-
Ira Wolf
ducers alike, this rising recording
artist has performed on stages across
the U.S. and internationally in the
past two years to promote her debut
record, “Fickle Heart.” She is cur-
rently touring and working in the
studio to release her sophomore
project in spring 2016.
Soundcolor Studios originated as
a collaborative idea between brothers Abram and Michael in 2007.
For years, they talked about opening a studio that could be used to
create, launch, and showcase all the
projects they ever wanted to do. A
breakthrough came in late
September of 2013 when a friend
mentioned that a studio at the old
Lincoln School in Livingston was
available for rent. They went to
take a look, instantly fell in love
with the space, and moved in the
following week. Since it’s inception,
Soundcolor Studios has gained
an additional five members, and
opened it’s doors to the public as a
foundation for promoting artisans
across Montana.
Soundcolor Studios is located at
215 E Lewis Street, Studio 301, in
Livingston. For more information
about these and other upcoming sessions, visit •
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D eCembeR 15, 2015 • T he R olling Z one • P age 3C
A message from the Sugar Daddies
From the Sugar Daddies
First of all, a few thank-you’s are
in order…and we seem to do a lot of
that, but for good reason. On
November 7th, a few landmark
birthdays were celebrated at our
engagement at the Sacajawea, and
the turnout was nothing short of
amazing. It was one of the best
nights ever, on many levels, and a
heartfelt thanks goes out to all that
participated, as well as all those that
showed up anyway just to eat, dance
and have fun. And a special acknowledgement should be made to the
incredible staff at the Sacajawea for
helping things run smoothly, and
with nothing less than courtesy,
enthusiasm and professionalism.
A second thank you goes out to
all of you who showed up at literally
a moment’s notice November 12th at
Stacey’s, to celebrate a party for
Stephan, a seasonal worker who
comes to Montana for the summer
then heads back to California to be
with his lovely bride. Although a few
of his friends were there as well, it
was you, our fans, friends and family,
that made the night happen on what
would’ve been a slow Thursday
night. Admittedly this sounds cliché,
but you’re absolutely the greatest
fans a band could ever want, and we
feel blessed.
Kudos also should go out to all
those in charge of the Sunday
dances at the Legion in Manhattan,
as well as all the regular dancers, for
once again voting us in to continue
our engagements there for 2016.
This time we’ll be there the fourth
Sunday of every month. Two of the
Sundays land on major holidays, i.e.
Easter and Christmas, so as of this
writing it’s unclear if a dance will be
held, but we’ll have that information
in upcoming Newsletters. In any
event, thank you, thank you,
thank you!
January 2016 will begin the Sugar
Daddies’ fourth year of existence. It
was on a cold, January 2012 when a
band suddenly had to cancel a gig in
East Helena. We scraped together
players who had just barely met, put
some tunes together, and had a fabulous engagement. It’s been going full
speed ever since, and 2016 will be no
different. But a special thanks should
go out to those
players that in one
way or another
helped keep the
momentum going.
Many of you notice
that we vary our
drumming staff, the
reason being the
drummers we use
are tops in their
field, and they’re in
much demand by other acts, so we’re
blessed in that Montana has a substantial roster of great drummers,
and if one’s not available, others step
up to the plate with talent, cheerfulness and professionalism. In no particular order, our thanks go out to
Ron Craighead and Mark Levy, our
two current drummers, as well as
Rick Philipp (who’s adapting to Texas
quite nicely), Michael Gillan, Don
Scott, Drew Flemming, Brian
Crumrine, Ben Balyeat, Joe Sheehan
(of Cure for the Common fame), the
late and dear friend Mark Wittman,
Jon, (JT) Thomas, Aaron
(Razmatazz) Rasmussen, whom
many of you know from 80 Proof
and Ten Foot Tall, and Brian
Kennedy, courtesy of Quenby and
the WoW Band. We feel honored and
privileged to have shared the same
stage with all of you.
Now that the holiday season is in
full gear, we hope everyone had a
great Thanksgiving Day, and, as
mentioned before, if you ate too
much no worries, you’ll work it off
dancing in December. Our month
started December 4th at the Legion
in Livingston. We’ve been very
pleased at the increasing turnouts at
the dances, and look forward to it
growing exponentially throughout the
new year. If you haven’t been there
yet, you’re missing out on one of the
best dance floors in the state, as well
as a crisp, clean stage sound and
excellent, friendly staff. We hope to
see many more of you turn out in the
coming months. Special thanks
(again, another thank you) to Teresa
Lehman for having faith in us, and
never giving up, even after an initial
slow start. It’s always a lot of fun, and
we know that the more people in that
area hear about it, the more the
crowds will grow.
Saturday the 5th, it was back to
the Sacajawea–always a blast. We
performed in Whitehall on
December 12th at Tona’s Mint Bar
for the annual Christmas stroll.
That’s always a fun venue for us.
Diamond helps light up your holidays
If you’ve been around for a
while, you’re probably familiar with
popular entertainers Diamond
Rock & Soul and their ability to
start any party–and keep it going!
The husband and wife duo are set to
bring the holiday cheer a number of
times through the end of the year.
So get in the spirit by attending one
of their always-lively shows.
Diamond will play at
Stacey’s Old Faithful Bar &
Steakhouse on Friday,
December 18th at 8pm.
They will take the stage at
Montana Jacks in Big Sky
as a duo, Saturday,
December 19th and
Saturday the 26th at
3:30pm. Kenny will perform solo at Montana
Jacks, Tuesday, December
22nd and Tuesday the 29th
at 3:30pm. Diamond will
untie for a special New
Year’s Eve show, Thursday,
December 31st at 6pm for
members of Riverside
Country Club.
Kenny and Colette
Diamond have had an incredible
run with life. Blessed with the love
for music their paths crossed while
on different musical projects in
Seattle, Washington. They began a
musical adventure that took them all
over the United States, performing
at resorts, clubs, corporate parties,
and finally landing them in Las
Vegas. The Las Vegas showrooms
and clubs became home while finding themselves intrigued with the fast
growing Real Estate Market. These
two intriguing occupations of music
and real estate gave the Diamonds
the ability to make the choices to
continue to share their love of music
with others.
Kenny, Colette and their three
daughters call Bozeman, Montana
home. They passionately enjoy performing for weddings, corporate
events, parties, resorts, special celebrations, dance clubs, and even a
rodeo every now and then. Kenny &
Colette have a versatile musical
library of rock, soul, country, and
classics accommodating their diverse
Kenny comes with a passionate
love of the guitar. His talents are
showcased and range from rock to
blues to classical and flamenco.
He loves to write instrumentals
that are usually requested and performed nightly and has touched the
souls of young and old.
Kenny also performs as
a solo guitarist for smaller venues playing instrumentals and some classic
sing alongs.
Colette, with over 30
years as an entertainer,
plays keyboards, bass,
saxophone, and drums.
She has touched people
overseas on USO tours
and all over the US.
People pick up on her
positive personality and
really appreciate all of
her talents.
Kenny and Colette, simply
calling themselves DIAMOND,
bring forth an environment filled
with a musical professionalism that
is enjoyed by everyone. Learn
more about this spunky duo at •
Then a busy weekend of the 17th,
starting with Desert Rose, then our
final engagement of 2015 at
Neptune’s in Livingston, on to
Riverhouse Grille in Big Sky that
Saturday (we were just there
November 28th…the atmosphere
and the food is great as ever!), then of
course our final 2015 appearance at
American Legion in Manhattan. It’ll
also be our last performance before
Christmas, so wear your Santa hats.
Then it’s all rounded off by our
big New Year’s Eve gala at the
Emerson Cultural Events Center,
sponsored by Ballroom Dance
Bozeman, 8 pm til midnight, including a champagne toast at midnight
and singing of Auld Lang Syne. It
will be advertised in the Bozone, and
more information can be obtained
by e-mailing [email protected] . We had a ball last
year, (no pun intended), and we’re
looking forward to this one as well.
And finally, as we approach
Christmas, we’d like to wish everyone
the safest, warmest, and happiest
ever. May all your dreams and aspirations come true in the coming year,
and we’re excited–and privileged–to
have a full schedule in 2016, and it’s
all thanks to YOU. And please keep
in your thoughts and prayers all
those that cannot be with their loved
ones this holiday season, including
those serving in our Armed Forces,
who lay their lives on the line so that
we may keep enjoying these cherished traditions, as well as those less
fortunate than ourselves. But for
now, let’s party! See ya at the next
go around.
The Sugar Daddies will perfrom
as a duo on Thursday, December
17th at Desert Rose Restaurant in
Belgrade from 7-9pm. They’ll come
together as a group on Friday, the
18th at Neptune’s Brewery in
Livingston. The duo will return to
the Riverhouse Grill in Big Sky on the
evening of Saturday the 19th at
7:30pm. The band will perform a
special Sunday show on the 20th at
the American Legion in Manhattan
from 1-5pm. They’ll close out the
year with a New Year’s Eve
celebration concert on Thursday the
31st at the Emerson Cultural Events
Center at 8pm. •
Ring in New Year’s Eve in
So&So Productions will present
New Year’s Eve at the Fair at
the Livingston Fairgrounds,
Thursday, December 31st at 7pm.
Come one, come all to celebrate and ring in the New Year
carny-style. This one-of-a-kind all
ages event will feature a live DJ
and dancing all night, hot food
vendors, a full bar featuring handcrafted speciality cocktails, and so
much more! Win cash and prizes
at carnival games like: ring toss,
dart throws, Corn Hole, and Giant
Jenga. Plus, grab a prop and pick
your own backdrop at the green
screen photobooth, and enjoy a
complimentary champagne toast at
the stroke of 2016 (for guests 21
and over, of course). Proceeds will
benefit the Park County
Fairgrounds and local emergency
response teams! Shuttles will run
from Bozeman to Livingston the
night of the event. Get your tickets
now and enjoy a New Year’s Eve
event the whole family will love!
Admission is $25 for those 18
and over and $15 for everyone 17
and under. These tickets are
available for presale at The Park
County Fairgrounds are located at
46 View Vista Dr. in Livingston. •
Ring in the new year with ballroom
dance party!
The holiday season is upon us,
and that means its about that time to
dance in the New Year with
Ballroom Dance Bozeman! Join in
on the fun at the Emerson for their
elegant “Black and While” New
Year’s Eve Dance Party,
Thursday, December 31st beginning
at 8pm.
This event will include great
dance music by a great dance band,
The Sugar Daddies. Polish up your
dancing shoes and pull out your
spiffiest dressy and/or evening wear
for the festivities. The theme of this
year’s NYE Dance is “Black and
White,” so put on your most elegant
and debonair outfit and paint the
town! Admission is included with a
Ballroom Dance Bozeman season
pass or $25 for non-passholders.
Formal/Dressy attire is required and
participating in the Black and White
theme is encouraged. Both singles
and couples welcome.
You don’t need to be an expert to
ask someone
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The Interview
Local trio brings the music–with a little Sugar
The Sugar Daddies is a
Montana-based trio founded in early
2012. It consists of Richard Riesser
on guitar and vocals and Oscar
Dominguez on keyboards, bass and
vocals. The band fluctuates between
talented drummers Ron Craighead
and Mark Levy at their many shows.
While the gist of their material is
popular rock ‘n’ roll, country, oldies,
R&B, and blues, they also have an
extensive arsenal of original material, all of which are palatable, as well
as an array of lesser-known but still
great songs by both obscure and
well-known artists and songwriters.
The Rolling Zone was able to sit
down with founding members and
funnymen Oscar and Richard to talk
music, memories, and their main
ingredient to success–having fun.
RZ: Hey there. The Sugar Daddies
have been together for how
long now?
OD: January will be four years.
RR: We met at a Moms Mabley
look-alike contest.
OD: We’re both losers. [laughs] We
met through some mutual friends.
Richard had called me and we did a
gig together at Bacchus as a duo.
Then a gig came up in Helena that
was cancelled, and I happened to
know the person booking it. So I
called Richard and said, “Do you
want to put something together for
this,” and we did. We came up with
the Sugar Daddies as a name.
RR: We did a birthday party right
before we did [the Bacchus show]. It
was the gal whose birthday it was
that named the band.
OD: That’s right, I knew that came
out of somewhere. [laughs] “Sugar
Daddies” started to stick, and we’ve
been together since. One gig led to
another, and here we are now.
RZ: We’ve noticed you guys have
really started to take off.
OD: We’re very blessed. Word of
mouth has gotten around.
RR: Probably all those times I write
our name and number on the bathroom wall at the Sacajawea.
RZ: That’s gotta be it.
OD: For a good time, call Sugar
Daddies. [pauses] We’ve been very
lucky and very fortunate. We love
what we do, [playing] shows on
stage, and we love our following.
They’re some of the best fans ever.
RR: We do have a few different
dance clubs that follow us and I
wanted to acknowledge our appreciation to those folks.
RZ: You do seem to have quite
the following.
RR: Oscar’s classically trained, and
I’m housebroken. [laughs] I know
I’m making a joke out of this, but in
a lot of ways we put this together as
a dance group. Part of the first priority–and hopefully it’s going to continue this way–is, you know, are we
having fun and are we able to help
the audience have fun. We do a lot
of different kinds of tunes. Some
gigs are maybe more country-oriented. I mean, it’s funny, we’ve played
some places when we come in people will go, “Are you the jazz band,”
or, “We heard you were the fifties
OD: [We play] a little bit of everything. We try to, anyway.
RZ: How would you describe a
Sugar Daddies set list?
OD: Variety. In the widest form of
the word. There are some things we
obviously won’t do, but we really try
to listen to what the audience wants.
We joke about “No request left
behind.” [If] someone comes up
with a legitimate request that sounds
like something we might be able to
do, we do it. We love it. We love
pleasing the audience.
RZ: Any favorites in particular?
OD: You know, I’ve been doing this
so long now, there is no one favorite
song where, “I can’t wait to do that
one.” My favorite comes from seeing
the reaction we get from the audience. If it brings them out to dance
and they’re dancing with full fervor,
then it’s my favorite song. There are
some songs, and I won’t name them,
that I’m so tired of because I’ve
been doing them for like thirty-five
years, but every time I play them,
people still come out and dance. So
let’s keep at it.
RZ: Every song is someone’s
OD: Absolutely.
RR: We do a pretty fair amount of
originals, also. That, to me, is pretty
satisfying. I like the fact we have a
lot of the audience that recognizes
[it]. We’re going to surprise them.
Although, by now, some of the
originals are maybe their most
requested tunes that we have,
interestingly enough.
OD: Richard is very
modest–he’s a great songwriter.
There’s not a song he’s written
that we do that I don’t like. I
enjoy playing all of them and
the audience enjoys it. Nothing
could me more pleasing or satisfying or flattering than somebody saying, “Play that song
that you wrote.” Or we play a
nice song and [people say],
“Did you write that one, too,”
and [we say], “No, but thank
you for thinking that.” We’re
very lucky in that respect
as well.
RR: I would be remiss if I
didn’t say–and obviously I
write my own stuff just by
myself–but I have a writing
partner I’ve been working with
for twenty-three plus years
now who lives in Bozeman
also. We worked together in
Nashville for quite a while. His
name is David Johnson. When
Oscar and I aren’t involved in the
Sugar Daddies, that’s my main project–working with David. I want to at
least acknowledge that the original
material that we’re doing is a lifelong
pursuit. It’s something that I take
very seriously. It’s extremely gratifying to me to bring this to fruition
and see the really unequivocal positive reaction we get from “Ants In
Our Pants” and “Baby Say Bye
Bye,” or “Never Felt Nothin’
Like This.”
OD: And they’re requested all the
time by the audience. We’ll do one
of his originals, and [people will
ask], “Who does that song?” We do.
RR: I feel really blessed to work
with Oscar. He’s not only a great
musician, but the five inches
between his ears are super important
because he listens.
OD: That’s all there is! [pauses]
Again, I love what I do. I love performing and I love performing to an
appreciative crowd. That means a
lot more to me than my own personal expression and my own personal
tastes. I feel blessed. I feel blessed to
be in Montana–a beautiful state with
a great band and great players and a
great audience.
RZ: Tell us how music first found its
way into your lives.
RR: We’ve both been involved musically from the very beginning.
Obviously I’ve done other things,
but I’ve always been involved musically. In college, I studied premed
and I just wasn’t interested in pursuing it–everyone in my family is in
medicine. When I finally got into
music, there was a guitar teacher I
had, John Abate that used to work
with Sinatra. I learned a lot from
him. I hung out in Gainesville,
Florida in what was really a hotbed
of live music. There would be forty
venues a night that would be playing
every night. I was buddies with and
played with a lot of different
folks–Mike Campbell, Tom Petty,
Benmont Tench. We all played
shows together. I ended up studying
compositional theory and arrangement as well in college, but I’ve tried
to not let any of that get in the way
of the musicality.
RZ: How did you two come into
RR: [After my wife and I] came
back in about 2003, I feel fortunate
to have met Oscar. I had been looking to start a retirement band, if you
will. I’m actually working more now
than I have in a long time, just
because I’ve been working in my studio at the house as opposed to playing out live.
OD: I grew up in New York City to
Cuban immigrants, and so I got
exposed to a lot of different kinds of
music. Then in high school, the
Beatles had just come out and a
a lot of fun to play and because
of the reaction [it has] with the
RR: What he said.
RZ: Is there some vision in place for
the future of the Sugar Daddies?
OD: We’re working right now on a
CD. We want to get that finished up
and get it out there to the public.
Other than that though, we just
want to keep doing what we’re
doing. I don’t see us becoming big
stars anytime soon–I mean, we’re
already stars in our own right in our
town. But really, in my mind, we
want to keep doing what we’re
Richard Riesser and Oscar Dominguez
bunch of friends and I saw they
were getting all the girls. So we said,
“Hey guys, let’s form a band and get
girls too! All we gotta do is learn
how to play an instrument.” So we
did. We never got the girls, but I got
to like music a lot more. I started
pursuing it because it became a passion. It let me to moving to
California, then back to New York,
then Hollywood and Las Vegas, and
then back to New York again. I met
my fiancé, who’s from Montana, and
by then I was getting older. I said,
“Okay , I’ll move to Montana,” and
maybe semi-retire and hopefully find
a band and play one weekend a
month and I’ll be happy. And like
Richard said, now I’m looking for
one weekend a month that I’m off.
I’m working harder now than I ever
did in Hollywood, Las Vegas, or
New York, and I’m enjoying it.
That’s the thing. As long as I’m
physically still able to do it, I’ll keep
doing it.
RZ: You guys seem pretty comfortable with each other. How are the
band dynamics?
OD: Well I think we’re on the same
page, musically, and [with] what we
want out of our band. We both
mentioned that the audience is the
most important thing. That’s really
our approach. We’re not above
learning any particular style or song
if it means pleasing the
audience–and that’s been our focus
all along, including the original
music. It’s really quite that simple.
We’re having fun doing it.
RR: It’s also not egalitarian. I mean
that in the sense that there are some
tunes I would never had foreseen
myself doing five or six years ago. I
certainly didn’t anticipate singing
“Born To Be Wild” ever in my life.
I’m not against that, but by the same
token, we have a really wide and
very deep reservoir of resource we
draw from.
OD: The funny thing is, I never
thought I’d come to Montana and
play a polka. But it goes over like
gangbusters, so why not? It really is
doing until we drop.
RR: I just want to keep getting better. In every sense. I don’t really
have a five-year plan.
OD: There you go. I didn’t plan on
any of this, but suddenly we’re working more than ever.
RR: A couple of years ago [at the
Stroll in Whitehall] and a bunch of
teenage guys helped us load in.
They’re like, “What’s the name of
your band,” and we said, “We’re the
Sugar Daddies.” All four of them
stopped, and the one guy said,
“You’re my grandma’s favorite
band!” [laughs]
RZ: That’s hilarious.
OD: What’s funny is, we’re getting
requests for older stuff from young
people. One came up and said, “Do
you guys do any Neil Diamond?” I
was thinking [he] was too young to
remember Neil Diamond. He said,
“No, my mom loved it and I love
listening to that.” It’s gratifying to
learn that young people still
appreciate the good ole tunes, just
like we do.
RR: That’s what I really appreciate
about Oscar–we have a love of a lot
of different kinds of music.
Sometimes less becomes much more,
in terms of the limited personnel
lineup [we have]. There are only
three of us. We worked with Rick
Philipp for years. Rick has moved
with Stephanie Davis, his lady, back
to Austin. But we’re really fortunate
now to work with Ron Craighead as
our main drummer. [He’s] a tremendous singer, and really such a versatile player, also. Oscar is playing bass
with his left hand, better than most
bass players in this area could do
with two hands [and] two feet. I look
at myself as a confident player and
an okay singer. I’m trying to do justice to the material more than anything, and I appreciate the fact that
at least we can try a variety of different styles.
OD: We’ve been very lucky as far as
drummers are concerned. We’ve
never had to cancel a gig because
we couldn’t get a good drummer. As
a trio, we sound pretty full, but not
so full that it’s a wall of noise. We
try to keep it clean and concise.
RR: Having worked together for
this amount of time, we have three,
four hundred songs that we’re
doing. We’ve got a lot of stuff to
draw from. Sometimes there’s some
oblique things that we’ll do–it
depends on whether it’s a bachelorette party or it’s a–
OD: –or a senior center. [laughs]
RR: [But] I think we’re both good
musicians and we try to pay attention to what’s occurring musically,
but we’re also both entertainers. We
are purposefully and contentiously
engaging with the audience.
OD: Anything for entertainment,
anything for a laugh.
RZ: This area has a bustling
music scene. How does it feel to be
succeeding here?
RR: There are a lot of great
players in the area, and a lot of
younger bands. I feel grateful we
have folks that appreciate what we
do and come out to support us in so
many places.
OD: This is my sixth year now in
Montana. I was amazed how many
venues there are here that have live
music. This community really supports live music–for that, I’m very
grateful as well. I keep using the
word “grateful,” but I am. There are
a lot of really great players here. I’m
glad [we’re] all working, and I’m
glad there’s enough support in the
RZ: People are starved for it.
People can get their fill of the
Sugar Daddies at a number of
upcoming performances through the
end of the year and beyond. First
up, the fellas will bring their duo act
to Desert Rose in Belgrade,
Thursday, December 17th from 79pm. The band in its entirety will
head to Neptune’s Brewery in
Livingston, Friday the 18th from
5:30-8:30pm. They’ll spend
Saturday the 19th at the Riverhouse
Grill in Big Sky at 7:30pm as a duo.
The trio will return to the American
Legion in Manhattan for a special
Sunday show on the 20th from 15pm. The Sugar Daddies have
teamed up with Ballroom Dance
Bozeman for their “New Year’s Eve
Dance Party,” Thursday the 31st at
the Emerson Cultural Events Center
beginning at 8pm. Be sure not to
miss these guys! •
Let loose at the Legion
Bozeman’s own Slo-Mo Joe
Trio will headline back-to-back
shows Friday, December 18th and
Saturday, December 19th at the
American Legion downtown. The
band is a 3-piece rock ‘n’ roll
group featuring some of
Montana’s finest musicians, including Music Villa electric guitar specialist Joe Knapp. Who knows
what you’ll get with Joe…might be
super loud, in-your-face heavy
electric rock, OR old-time acoustic
roots country, OR some mix of
both. Either way, Joe is the man
and you’re guaranteed to be
Alter Ego will be on hand to
ring in the New Year, Thursday,
December 31st. Alter Ego was initiated in 1999 and is based out of
Bozeman. They love to rock hard.
Really that’s all you need to know,
but here’s a little bit more...Alter
Ego plays a mixed set-list with a
great list of tributes to bands you
all know and love, to an excellent
and equal list of originals, including songs from their two albums
titled “Fairytales From the
Wasteland” and “Redemption at
The Great Divide.” They will rock
you with classic rock, progressive
rock and some hard rock mixed in.
The American Legion is open
every day at 11am with daily drink
specials, Mikey’s BBQ , and traditional pub food. Happy Hour runs
every day betwen 4 and 6pm (all
drinks drop $1), with FTG Hour
between 10pm and 12am
featuring $2 drafts. Sunday’s feature a Buy one, Get one Free drink
special all day. Lunch is served
from 11am-2pm Monday through
Friday, with dinner from 5-9pm on
Friday evenings. For more information about the American
Legion, call 586-8400 or visit
their Facebook page. •
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Live music, craft beer & more at Bridger Brewing
Local brewery staple and
Bozeman favorite Bridger
Brewing is your source for the very
best of Montana craft beers and
daily gourmet food specials and artisan pizza. The family-friendly brewer also hosts Mussels & Music every
Wednesday and {Pints with
Purpose} every Monday.
Wednesday nights from 5:30 to
8pm, Bridger Brewing hosts
Mussels & Music! Come enjoy
some live music and over a half
pound of succulent P.E.I. mussels
with house-made sweet Italian
sausage, tomatoes, garlic, and chili
flakes, topped with parsley and
tomato salsa. There is no cover
charge for the music. December
16th will see singer and instrumentalist Julie Szewc.
All female trio Acony Belles
will take over entertainment duties
on December 23rd. The Belles are
an acoustic band of dynamic
women featuring Jody Engstrom on
bass, Betsy Wise on guitar, and
Chelsea Hunt on fiddle. Dazzling
female vocal harmonies take center
stage in their arrangements of blue-
grass, folk, and soulful Americana
tunes. Acony Belles is inspired by
great female artists including Red
Molly, Wailin’ Jennies, Della Mae,
and Gillian Welch. In fact, the band
name stems from a Gillian Welch
song about an Appalachian wildflower, “Known as the brave
Acony Bell.”
Jesse Atkins will close out the
month with live music on December
30th. Jesse is a native Montanan
singer/songwriter continuing the
tradition of great american troubadours. His proficient finger and flatpicking styles immediately bring to
mind such players as: Leo Kottke,
John Fahey, Keller Williams and
Dave Matthews. Growing up as a
self-taught musician, Jess’ lyrics and
compositions hide his young age,
sounding more like some one who’s
been at it for 45 years. Pulling subjects out of thin air, his songs reflect
melodies and interpretations of subject we all think about, but can’t
articulate. Along with his selfpenned compositions, he easily
blends in timeless classics that paved
the way for acoustic singer/song-
writers. His adept versions of songs
like Danny O’Keefe’s “Good Time
Charlie’s Got
the Blues,”
Santo and
and other blues
and country
classics, make
you feel like he
wrote them himself. A stunning
and a true showman, Jess Atkins
is a must see for
any music
{Pints with
Purpose} helps
the Brewery
stand out from
all the rest by
supporting a
local nonprofit
each Monday.
During these fun
and charitable
evenings, $1 of every pint sold
between the hours of 5pm and 8pm
Acony Belles
will be donated to the featured
organization. Proceeds from
December 21st will benefit Montana
Youth Tennis Association. The mission
of the MYTF is to provide opportunities for children of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, play,
enjoy, and excel at the sport of tennis. The Foundation achieves this
by raising funds for a wide variety
of development programs, many of
which are administered by USTA
Montana. “Tennis is Elementary” is
an after-school program run by
USTA Montana in local communities throughout Montana.
Bridger Brewing, located on
1609 South 11th Avenue in
Bozeman in the Town and Country
complex, provides the Bozeman
community with unique hand-crafted brews, fresh artisan-style pizzas,
and more. Locally owned, familyfriendly, and Bobcat proud, Bridger
Brewing is located just across from
campus and Bobcat athletic facilities. To learn more about upcoming
events, visit or
call 587-2124. Hours are 11:30am
to 9pm daily. •
Spectacular shows at Faultine North
Bozeman’s newest music venue,
Faultline North is the dream of
owners David and Nancy, inspired
by growing up in the musical whirlwind that was San Francisco in the
late 70s and early 80s. Their mission
is to bring a more eclectic music
scene to Bozeman, one that introduces new genres, fresh acts, and
puts local bands on stage.
Metalheads as well as software engineers, David and Nancy both possess an obsession for melody, technology and precision that fuels
Faultline North’s flawless sound
engineering. As parents, they’re
especially invested in raising the
next generation of musicians and
listeners, hosting camps and workshops when they’re not too busy
hosting an ecclectic blend of live
musicians. Here’s a look at what’s
coming up in December.
The Cold Hard Cash Show,
a Johnny Cash Tribute, will come to
the Faultline stage Friday, December
18th at 9pm. Tickets to this all ages
show range from $12 in advance to
$15-$30 the day of the show. Doors
at 8pm.
The Cold Hard Cash Show is an
original and innovative tribute to
the music of Johnny Cash and The
Tennessee Three! Fronted by guitarist and singer Merle Travis
Peterson, The Cold Hard Cash
Show brings to life classic Cash
songs from the Sun & Columbia
Records Catalogs to the modern
American recordings, performing
with the energy of the Live at
Folsom and San Quentin albums
with a sound so accurate you’d think
you’re listening to The Man in
Black himself !
The band formed in 2005 and in
addition to Merle Travis Peterson
fronting the band on vocals and guitar, the lineup includes long time
member Fel Torres on drums and
Trebor Riddle on upright & electric
bass. Since the formation, they have
performed on hundreds of stages
often sharing them with a diverse
variety of artists such as as Darryl
Worley, John Anderson, Eric
Church, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar,
Eddie Money, Eli Young Band, Los
Lobos, James Hunnicutt, Dale
Watson and countless others as well
as performing at several high profile
private functions with guests such as
Katy Perry, Shawn Colvin, John
Oates, Justin Timberlake, David
Ryan Harris, John Mayer and have
at times performed with a few of
In 2008 the band made their
National Television debut when they
performed on The Late Show with
David Letterman, gaining a solid
worldwide fan base and landing
them on stages at several nationally
known festivals such as Memphis in
May Festival (Memphis,TN), Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis,SD),
Daytona Bike Week (Daytona,FL),
Lonestar Rally (Galveston,TX) and
Johnny Cash Festival- Roadshow
(Ventura,CA). In
2014 the band
recorded a song for
long time Eddie
Money drummer
Glenn Symmonds
and were featured
on his “Friends of
Glenn’s” album
along with multiple
artists including
Eddie Money. The
band continues to
tour across the country non-stop spreading the great word
and music of The
Man in Black,
Johnny Cash! The
Cold Hard Cash
Show is an excellent
band, excellent show,
excellent experience and hands
down the BEST Johnny Cash
Tribute around!
Tickets are on sale now for
Kentucky folk/soul artist Ben
Sollee, performing Sunday, January
24th at 8pm. Tickets to this all-ages
show range from $12-$15. Doors at
Musicians often claim they are
“giving themselves” to their listeners,
but it’s rarely as true as on Ben
Sollee’s fourth album, “Half-Made
Sunrise brings the fun to a venue near you!
Sunrise Entertainment has
been providing SouthWestern
Montana and beyond with only the
finest entertainment for over 15
years. They are a full-time DJ,
karaoke, and band booking service
providing all types of entertainment
for any event including private, corporate, weddings, children’s parties
and clubs. Sunrise has 6 DJ systems
and multiple professional DJ’s, each
with their own personality and style.
Whatever your needs, whether it be
music, karaoke, or an energized professional master of ceremonies,
they’re on it! They will go the extra
mile to make sure your event runs as
smoothly as possible!
Sunrise offers full-service entertainment management, complete DJ
and karaoke setups, key partnerships
with local entertainers, not to mention more value for your budget. No
matter the size of your event, they
have the staff and equipment to satisfy your needs. Whether you require
one or two DJ’s, Sunrise is there to
make sure your event runs smoothly.
Their equipment is just as good or
better than most area bands, and
backup equipment is always available so your event will go on no
matter the circumstances. The goal
at Sunrise Entertainment is to have
everyone leave your event with a
smile on their face. Their professional staff will ensure your satisfaction!
Sunrise Entertainment has a
number of standing events
scheduled throughout the area.
Here’s a look at where you can
get your sing & dance on in
November. Sunrise comes to
Colonel Blacks in Bozeman at
9pm every Tuesday; The
Bacchus Pub in Bozeman at
9pm every Wednesday; The
Eagles Club in Bozeman at
9pm every Thursday; The
Sacajawea Inn in Three Forks at
9pm every 2nd & 4th Friday; The
Silver Dollar in Ennis at 9pm every
1st & 3rd Saturday; and The Plaza
in Three Forks every 3rd Saturday.
Be sure to come give your hidden talents a go at one of these
many fun events this and every
month with Sunrise. You surely
won’t regret it! •
Man,” a revealing, deeply moving
album that explores a man trying to
figure himself out, just as we all are.
Known for his thrilling cello-playing
that incorporates new techniques to
create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Sollee possesses
rough-smooth-smoky vocal stylings
and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. Sollee
shares himself completely with his
audience, whether it be by personal
lyrics, or his commitment to the
environment. Sollee can often be
found riding a bicycle to his concerts
(cello strapped to the back), which
have become legendary for their intimacy.
The album, produced by Sollee
himself, boasts a sublime cast of
musicians, including Carl Broemel
(My Morning Jacket) on
electric/acoustic guitar and pedal
steel, Alana Rocklin on bass, Jordon
Ellis on percussion, Jeremy Kittel
(formerly of the Turtle Island String
Quartet) on violin, and guest vocals
by Abigail Washburn. Sollee contributes octave mandolin, guitar, and
of course, his signature cello.
“I wanted it to have a raw, realtime performance quality,” Sollee
says. “This is kinetic expression. I
dug deep into myself and asked the
musicians to go there with me. To
my ear, it sounds like musical search
party; we often find what we’re looking for in between defined styles and
genres. It won’t be easy to place this
in one category, but I, and my generation, are measured by a little bit
of everything these days.”
Sollee first gained major notice
with his 2008 debut, “Learning to
Bend,” which led NPR’s Morning
Edition to call him one of the “Top
Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the
year. Later, All Things Considered
called his debut “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope and the
earnest belief that the world is
good.” Around the same time, Sollee
was touring the world with Abigail
Washburn’s Sparrow Quartet alongside Grammy nominee Casey
Driessen and multi-Grammy winner
Bela Fleck. Sollee’s music drew the
attention of My Morning Jacket
frontman Yim Yames, who produced
his second full-length album, a collaboration with Daniel Martin
Moore. In 2010 they released “Dear
Companion,” a stunning collection
of songs meant to inspire environmental stewardship. The next year
Sollee contributed his cello stylings
to My Morning Jacket’s hit album
“Circuital” and released
“Inclusions,” a sonically aweinspring album about relationships
that was called “structurally brilliant” by Slant and “stunning” by
No Depression.
Through it all, Sollee has garnered a rabid following of listeners
devoted to his music. They will be
greatly pleased with this, his most
personal and adventurous album yet.
His voice is grittier here, and the
instruments–fiddles, lovely in their
sawing, and electric guitars grinding
out love and disappointment and
every emotion in between–mimic
the urgency and passion so evident
in his vocals. “The vocals are more
off the cuff and freer,” he says,
stressing that the production strives
more for rawness than perfection.
“We steered our ears toward getting
the right energy for each song. The
takes took on their own life and led
us along. The machines and mics
had a weighty sound that we could
use to drive the story through the
lyrics and arrangements.” The songs
give us the many facets of a human
being who is acutely aware of the
world around him and his own
faults. The album is novelistic in its
scope and theme as we travel with
the narrator who reveals everything
about himself as a father, a spouse, a
musician, and more. We are along
for the ride as the narrator sings of
selfishness, joy, impatience,
romance…being human.
For more information on these
upcoming shows or to buy tickets,
visit or Faultine North is located
at 346 Gallatin Park Dr., just on the
edge of Bozeman. •
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Chow down on some live
music at Kountry Korner
The Kountry Korner Cafe,
located at 81820 Gallatin Road in
Four Corners, features live music
throughout the month. Here’s a look
at their upcoming dates.
Renowned songwriter Kostas
will bring his talents to the cafe,
20th at 6pm.
He is a Greekborn American
country music
known professionally as
Kostas. He has
written for several country
music artists.
will perform
on Sunday,
27th at
country and
part folk–is
with honesty
Wade Montgomery
and candidly
speaks to the American experience
with the directness that only comes
from a songwriter who has lived,
first-hand, everything he writes,
including his life growing up on the
reservation. Get ready for a great
evening of original music and
lots of fun!
The Cafe will celebrate another
successful year with a Steak and
Lobster New Year’s Eve Dinner
party on Thursday, December 31st
with The Donny Elliot
Experience playing music from
Rich Mayo performs every
Tuesday in December at 6pm.
Upcoming dates include the 15th,
22nd & 29th. A multi-instrumentalist, Mayo plays the guitar, harp and
vocals. He plays an Americana mix
you’re sure to enjoy, and his wife,
Tanna, adds a flute and lovely
female voice.
Local pianist Bob Britten will
bring his talents to the
Saturday in
December at
dates include
the 19th &
26th. Britten
piano and
guitar as a
youth growing up in
New Jersey,
but it was
the guitar
that brought
him to
He studied
classical guiCredit: Aaron Pruitt tar and
Christopher Parkening’s master
classes at Montana State University
in 1981 and 1982. He played guitar
and piano in various bands in
Billings including the Gentlemen of
Jazz and solo piano nightly at the
Cellar 301 for several years.
Claudia Williams of Montana
Rose will next take the stage Friday,
December 18th for a solo set.
Williams isn’t just a singer–she’s a
sorceress, creating phrasing and
emphasis for each song she writes.
Her solo set will include Americana
and folk music.
For more information about
upcoming events, call 586-2281 or
visit •
Music & more at Sacajawea Hotel
The Sac Bar within the
Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks is a
place to wine, dine, and enjoy some
of Montana’s best live music. Hotel
guests, locals, and people from all
around are welcome head out and
enjoy everything the Sac has to offer.
Here’s a look at some of the upcoming music!
The Wench will perform Friday,
December 18th. For most people,
the image of an “acoustic duo” conjures images of two soft spoken musicians singing folk
rock and hippie jam songs.
This is not the case with The
Wench. Two original members of The Clintons, John &
Josh joke that, “we’re half
the band, twice the party.”
The guys have played over
1,200 shows together at this
point in their career, and are
no strangers to throwing a
rocking party. Their show is
a hotdish or “badasserole” of
musical genres
ºand style.
Genre-blending Milton
Menasco & the Big Fiasco will
take the stage Saturday, December
19th. Menasco’s music has been
described as a country-fried, electricfueled reggae explosion. This-oneof-a-kind artist from Bozeman
blends reggae, country, and funk
into a unforgettable sound. With his
three piece band, The Big Fiasco,
Menasco finds the perfect balance
between original material and covers. With his ability to call out tunes
by artists such as Johnny Cash, Bob
Marley, and Willie Nelson at the
drop of a hat, a Big Fiasco show is
like nothing you have experienced
The G.T. Hurley Band will
take up the mic Saturday, December
26th. G.T. would be best described
as a blend of Waylon Jennings
and Billy Joe Shaver on the Country
side, with a seasoning of Tex Ritter
and Wylie Gustafson (Wylie & the
Wild West) on the Western music
side. As such, G.T. Hurley says his
music is “Outlaw Western Music.”
G.T. Hurley
He goes on to explain that his songs
have “elements of cowboy, blues and
Southern rock that combine to form
‘outlaw Western.’ His musical taste
comes from folks like Waylon
Jennings, Marty Robbins, Gordon
Lightfoot and Dave Stamey. G.T.
writes about the cowboy way of life
which includes the land and horses.
His favorite saying is “Life is too
short to ride an ugly horse.” G.T.
also likes to write about real people
and includes some ballads and
has some fun with a little rock
thrown in along with Bob Wills
Western swing for measure. He
“writes songs about the life he’s
lived, and what he feels and observes
(‘the taste of gunpowder, the smell of
horse sweat and the damp dark of
the hard-rock mine’). G.T. is a 20
year career US Marine Patriot, former Ranch Hand, Hard Rock
Miner and today, a Quarter Horse
Breeder. While working as a miner,
he was in a serious accident and almost bled out.
As such, he has a better
appreciation of life and the
plans of his Creator. “God
first, family second, then
the music.”
Come celebrate New
Year’s at the Sac with
music by BlueJack,
Thursday, December 31st.
This eight-piece band
plays rhythm and blues,
rock and roll and country,
and has the energy to go
all night. A repertoire of
highly recognizable standards are performed in a way that
will stir your soul. BlueJack has
delighted crowds at the Winter
Olympics in Salt Lake City, toured
with B.B. King, and shared the stage
with legendary bands including The
Doobie Brothers, Grass Roots,
Bobby Vee, and Soul Asylum to
name a few.
All music begins at 9pm. The
Sacajawea Hotel is located at 5 N.
Main in Three Forks. For more
information about these events, visit or call
406.285.6515. •
Endless entertainment at the Eagle
The Eagles, a decades-long
mainstay in downtown Bozeman,
draws a diverse crowd. From cowboys to ski bums to college kids, you
can witness nearly every demographic on a typical night. They
host live music, karaoke, serve
inexpensive drinks, and as
always, have unlimited free
peanuts! Here’s a look at what’s
coming up.
Band of
Drifters is set to
perform Saturday,
December 19th at
9pm. Ian Thomas
and his Band of
Drifters are based out
of Knoxville, TN.
After traveling for
years as a street performer, Ian Thomas
began performing
indoors in New York
City, where he recorded his
debut album “A Young Man’s
Blues” and his follow-up “Live at
Rockwood Music Hall.” Since
then, he has shared the stage
with Taj Mahal, John
Hammond, Cyril Neville, Corey
Harris, Sam Bush, Shovels &
Rope, The Wood Brothers, The
Avett Brothers, Carolina
Chocolate Drops, Reverend Goat
and Dr. John and has performed
at festivals, including Bonnaroo,
Pickathon, Red Ants Pants and
Bristol Rhythm & Roots
Reunion. Performing both solo and
with a band, Thomas draws on a
variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw
live performance and distinctive
sound from his original compositions
on guitar, harmonica and kazoo. His
latest release is the full-band album
“Live at the Preservation Pub,”
recorded in Knoxville.
Band of Drifters
Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs
and Hawthorne Roots will
together help ring in the New Year,
Thursday, December 31st at 9pm.
Advance tickets to this show are $12
in advance at Cactus or $15 at the
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
have been playing their brand of
foot-stompin’ folk music since
November of 2013. Their raw and
raucous sound is rooted in old traditional folk tunes, but draws influences from hard rock, old country,
and modern music. Comprised of 4
members with an array of personalities and musical backgrounds, the
Bird Dogs are sure to put on a high
energy, foot-tapping show that will
leave you sweaty and smiling.
Emma and Madeline front the
Bozeman band Hawthorne Roots
and will perform an acoustic set of
folk favorites. Their sassy original
material pulls from pop, rock, and
country genres.
The Bridger Mountain
Big Band performs every
Sunday from 7:30-9pm. The
17-piece jazz orchestra celebrates the music of Duke
Ellington, Count Basie, and
more, with original arrangements and music of all genres
from the 1900’s to today.
You don’t have to be in a
band to have talent! Showcase
your musical stylings at Open
Mic Night every Wednesday. Be
sure to show up early to sign up and
get some liquid confidence!
Performances start at 8pm.
Sunrise Entertainment
brings the fun of karaoke and DJ
music every Thursday at 9pm.
The Eagles also hosts
Margarita Mondays and
BINGO every Friday.
Come play a game of pool and
listen to some great local bands at
the Eagles Bar, located at 316 East
Main Street next to the Nova Cafe.
For more information, call (406)
587-9996. •
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Soak up the sound at Norris
Hard cider & rhythm at Lockhorn
member of Bozeman band Cure for the
Norris Hot Springs is a place to soak
Common, but has recently left the band to purand relax, but it’s also a great live music venue
sue other interests. He currently plays in The
with a rotating schedule of performers. The
Vibe Quartet (the house band at 406 Brewing
month of December is no different!
Company which plays every Monday evening),
Jon Cheryl will perform Friday, December
f 18th. The up-and-coming songwriter is known
Cat’s Bananas (with Mike Koziel), solo performances, and as a sit in lead guitarist for
for bringing an impressive amount of sound to
artists including The Andrew Hand Band, John
the stage for one man and one guitar. His
Sherrill, The
Electric Sunday,
voice and
Lang Terms,
Mathais and
Victoria Rose
over the
will serenade
past two
Norris-goers with
her brand of
provide a
acoustic sounds,
December 26th.
for perThe singer-songforming
writer performs
heartfelt covers
painstakWeston Lewis
and honest origiingly craftnals that draw out
ed songs.
vulnerability and romanticize a full spectrum of
Growing up the son of a South Carolinian
human emotions. Welcome Victoria for her
preacher, he naturally considers gospel, hymns,
first night on the Poolside Stage!
and spirituals as deep-rooted influences. Other
Tom Catmull will close out the month,
influences include alternative rock that was
Sunday, December 27th. Catmull has been
impossible to avoid in the 90’s and jazz which
writing, recording, performing, eating, and
he found as his tastes matured. He is currently
breathing music for about 15 years. The style
performing selections from his self-recorded
of his music usually lands somewhere between
album “Winyah.”
the blurred lines of country, country swing,
Aaron Williams will take the poolside
pop and folk. He was winner of the Best
stage Saturday, December 19th. Williams–from
Musicians in Missoula.
rock/reggae band In Walks Bud–will be playNorris Hot Springs is located outside of
ing a variety of tunes. Rock, folk, reggae, and
Norris, Montana off of route 84. Every perinstrumentals.
formance starts at 7 pm. Cover is $9 and
Weston Lewis will play for the crowd on
includes a hot dip in the pool. •
Sunday, December 20th. Weston is a former
The Lockhorn Cider House isn’t only a human response to rhythm. His priority is to
get you dancing or at least tapping a foot!
spot to satisfy your craving for all-natural,
Stop in for a cold glass and a hot plate and
gleuten-free hard ciders and a variety of food
enjoy these exciting artists. The Lockhorn
options of the highest quality. Lockhorn also
Cider House is
boasts an impreslocated at 21
sive roster of live
South Wallace
music throughout
Avenue behind
the month.
Heeb’s in
The cider
Bozeman and is
house will host
open for business
the Montana
seven days a
Reel and
week between
the hours of
Scottish Jam on
noon and midSunday,
night. Lockhorn
December 20th at
is a small, family3:30pm. Enjoy
owned cidery
the Celtic rhythm
specializing in
over a pint and
crafting all-natuan appetizer.
ral hard ciders of
Gabe and
the highest qualiAaron Banfield
ty. Their ciders
will provide the
are made espelive entertaincially for those
who crave a seriWednesdays,
ously dry adult
December 23rd
beverage free of added sweetand 30th at 6pm.
eners and chemical stabilizers.
DJAJ will spin for the
The ciders are made from 100% organic
crowd for New Year’s, beginning at 8pm on
apples, include no added sugar or sulfites, and
Thursday, December 31st. DJAJ is cusare gluten free. For more information, visit
tomized. He specializes in house, progressive •
and trance. Dancing is a deeply intrinsic
Escape to Chico Saloon this
holiday season
Your destination weekend is but an hour
away as Chico Hot Springs offers welcoming
accomodations, a natural hot springs to soak in,
and live entertainment every weekend! The
beginning of December has an ecclectic slate of
performers sure to keep everyone on their feet.
Under the Bleachers will take the stage
Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th. Under
The Bleachers is a band consisting of Scott
Williams on guitar, Tim Borsberry on drums,
and Pat Borsberry on bass. They have an
intensely diverse song list, which is also a result
of the our diverse origins. Tim and Pat hail
from Helena and Scott is a transplant from Los
Angeles, but grew up in Southern Arizona. A
look over UTBs song list will show that we keep
up with today’s hits, and have been playing yesterday’s hits since they were a ‘hit’ the first
will perform
26th. This
rowdy, irreverent 3-piece
power trio features Kevin
Toll on guitar,
Steve Palmer
on drums and
Jordan Jarosky
on the bass.
Their home
Livingston, MT sound is aptly referred to as
Non-genre. They fill the night with electrified
Americana (Electricana) sounds riddled with
songs of outlaws, whiskey and women. A great
mix of original music compliments their range
of songs from Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan,
Prince to Husker du, Jimi Hendrix to Hank
Williams III, and everything in between.
Bottom of the Barrell will close out the
year with a 3-night stretch beginning Tuesday,
December 29th, continuing Wednesday the
30th, and finishing off with a New Year’s show
Thursday the 31st. Formed in the summer of
2010 from the remnants of other local bands
and open mic night regulars, BOTB brought a
rhythm section of Jon Parvin on bass and Tom
Casale on drums together with vocals/guitar
duo of Jeff Bellino and Lauren Regnier. The
result was a steady rockin’ country band with
vocal harmonies and a danceable groove. The
band based out of Big Sky has been touring
and performing together since its inception as
one of SW Montana’s best country rock bands.
A collaboration of friends and co-open mic
performers, the four members of BOTB have
known each other and performed together (in
many random arrangements) for a number of
years. This particular arrangement of musical
talent has allowed the members of BOTB to
refine their sound and style to reflect their love
of the good life and their love for a good time.
Chico shows
begin at
9pm. Chico
Hot Springs
is the perfect location
for your getaway...not
too long of
a drive, but
also just far
away to
leave your
The historic
resort is
located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just
north of Yellowstone National Park and nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking
Absaroka Mountain Range. Chico offers an
extraordinary variety of accommodations,
exceptional dining, outdoor adventures, live
entertainment, ultimate relaxation, all with a
warm smile and welcoming spirit from their
friendly staff. Chico Hot Springs is located in
Pray, Montana, 20 miles south of Livingston.
Come sip, soak, and swing! For more
information, call (406) 333-4933 or visit •
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Melting Away?
If you question the probability of humanity’s impact on
climate change, what percent chance are YOU comfortable
with in risking the loss of winter sports?
level of risk …
… and please take our FREE weekend bus or carpool to the
mountain whenever possible this season. More information
available at
Christmas tree permits
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Considering alternatives to forest fires
From Tom Hastings
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Find your treasure at Dari Rasa Trunk Show
The Dari Rasa Trunk Show
has NEVER been so full of so many
amazing treasures. There is simply
too much to list, but the available
items are surely a feast for your eyes.
Dari Rasa is so excited to share
these amazing goodies with YOU
YOU YOU Bozeman! The Trunk
Show is comprised of a collection of
wordly treasures and offers a singing
bowl meditation every Tuesday at
6pm. Donations given at these meditations go to support the Bowls for
Elephants Fundraiser.
Sound Healing is a vibrational
energy modality used to bring about
balance of our physical, spiritual,
and emotional bodies. The human
body is made up of electromagnetic
vibrations. “Each atom and element
of the body, each organ and organism” responds to vibrations (Edgar
Cayce, 1928). These vibrational patterns influence our well being on
many levels. Each atom has its own
frequency. Vibrating “out of sync”
can manifest as dis-ease. Sound
work helps release “stuck” patterns.
Sound work increases the positive
charge in cells, which promotes normal cellular division. Sound work
alters neurotransmitter patterns of
all five senses. Our natural frequencies drop as we age, or when we
become ill. Sound work boosts our
vibrational frequencies.
There’s still time to get a
Christmas tree!
Christmas tree
permits are available
for sale at all seven
Ranger District offices
and numerous vendors
across the Custer
Gallatin National
Forest. Forest Service
offices in Bozeman,
West Yellowstone,
Livingston, Gardiner,
Big Timber, Red Lodge,
Billings, Ashland, MT and Camp
Crook, SD will have permits available from 8:00am-4:30pm MondayFriday for $5.00 each, with a limit of
three permits per household.
Permits are sold in person and cash,
check, debit and credit are accepted.
Permits are also available at these
local community businesses: in
Belgrade at Town & Country and
True Value, in Bozeman at
Owenhouse Ace Hardware (downtown W. Main St. stores) and
Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply,
in Four Corners at Murdoch’s
Ranch & Home Supply, in Big Sky
at Ace Hardware and Conoco Big
Sky, in West Yellowstone at Corner
Cenex, and in Livingston at Ace
Hardware and True Value.
A permit can also be purchased
for gathering personal-use boughs.
Permits, maps, forest road access
updates and tree species identification guides are available at each
ranger district office. In support of
Every Kid in a Park program, the
Forest Service will offer one free
Christmas tree cutting permit to
each fourth grader who presents a
valid Every Kid in a Park pass.
Fourth graders can get an Every Kid
in the Park Pass by visiting and completing the
“Get Your Pass” section. Once complete, the child can bring the pass to
any Custer Gallatin National Forest
District Office (not available at
vendors) for their Christmas tree
“Cutting a Christmas tree is a
great, family fun tradition for
many,” said Marna Daley, Public
Affairs Officer for the Custer
Gallatin National
Forest. “Dress in layers for changing
weather conditions and enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and
family. Don’t forget to bring a strapping method for securing the tree.”
Those with a permit may cut a
Christmas tree anywhere on the
Custer Gallatin National Forest
except in campgrounds, trailheads,
designated wilderness areas, developed recreation sites, posted timber
sale units, recently planted locations
and administrative sites. Permits are
also valid for any national forest in
the Northern Region, which
includes all of Montana, northern
Idaho and portions of North and
South Dakota. General guidelines
for cutting a tree include the following: No tree cutting is allowed within 50 feet of any stream, lake, or
wetland; Only trees 15 feet tall or
less may be cut; Cut your tree as
close to the ground as possible and
below the lowest live limb. A
remaining stump height of 6 inches
or less is ideal; After cutting your
tree, attach the purchased permit to
a lower limb near the trunk for
transporting home; “Topping” trees,
or cutting the top off trees, deforms
any future growth and leaves a visual eyesore. Take the entire tree or
choose another one; Trees help protect watersheds, provide habitat for
wildlife, and contribute to beautiful
scenery. Keep these values in mind
when selecting a tree.
For more information, please
contact any Custer Gallatin
National Forest office or for general
forest information visit online at
rgallatin/home. •
Through the use
of vibrational energy
medicine, sound
therapy, and other
subtle energy treatments, we can
enhance the positive
resonance of our
body, mind, and
spirit. The intention
of the practitioner is
to provide the
opportunity for the
client to relax into
the sounds so that the
sound becomes the “carrier wave” upon which their
own healing intentions ride.
Crystal Bowls emit photons, just
like the sun, so we receive the same
Bowls, Tibetan Singing
Bowls, and Alchemy Bowls.
Personal sessions include a
personal eye pillow and
Coconut Water. Cost per
session is $60. To schedule a
session, contact Dari Rasa at
(406) 582-0166. Please call
at least a week in advance to
book your appointment.
Dari Rasa is located at 132
East Main Street in the
beautiful downtown of
Bozeman, Montana. •
Runners and Altar Covers
benefit without the harmful rays.
Dari Rasa offers sessions that
include the use of Classic Frosted
Dari Rasa Trunk Show always has a story
behind each item we select to be part of
the collection. The Altar Covers are from
Northern Thailand, each made from Thai
Silk, hand knotted, and this is a traditional
art. We discovered a supply in Chiang Mai
Thailand that was not only well made,
gorgeous, but very affordable.
New recycling initiatives
continued from cover
the collected materials to markets
around the country to support the program. Sales of these materials, along
with support from the GSWMD, pays
for the fuel, freight, containers, wages
and administrative costs. Your cooper-
Recyclables should be broken down
to conserve space in the bins prior to
pickup. Brown bags are accepted in
cardboard bins; Paper Recyclables
including newspapers, magazines,
phone books, junk mail, office paper,
ation makes this program possible and
keeps it going. The recycle bins located
in the County are accessbile 24-7.
These free recycling sites are provided
by the Landowner and the Gallatin
Solid Waste Management District.
Excessive illegal dumping at recycling
sites may lead to the Landowner or the
Gallatin Solid Waste Management
District to close these free recycling
sites. Anything left on the ground will
be taken to the Landfill and will not be
recycled. Thank you for your help on
keeping our sites clean.
Accepted Items are as follows:
Plastic Recyclables should be emptied and flattened with caps on. ONLY
#1 and #2 plastics are accepted. NO
clamshell containers (from berries or
mixed salads) or tubs (cream cheese,
yogurt, and sour cream); Cardboard
and paperback books are accepted
(staples are ok); Aluminum and
Steel cans are all accepted,
but please crush.
Unacceptable Items for
Collection Sites are as follows: Glass
of any kind is not currently being
accepted due to current market conditions and shipping and handling costs;
Plastics with numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, and
7 (usually on the bottom) are no longer
being accepted. These include bags,
films, wraps, large plastic items, and
motor oil, solvent, and other hazardous
material containers; Paper including
those of neon colors, paper that won’t
tear, paper plates, napkins, and
Kleenex. The collection sites also do
not accept scrap metal, wood
products, yard trimmings, or
electronic waste. •
From Rob Pudner
As we transition to new recycling
requirements, we must also look more
seriously at the Reduce and Reuse
components of the classic “Three Rs.”
Avoiding single-use packaging can be
simple with a little planning, and often
leads to financial savings in the long
run. We must begin having conversations about what type of products we
want to accept into the community in
the first place.
One of the district’s current goals is
provide more education to schools,
community groups, and businesses
throughout the valley so we can
address any questions or confusion
people may have. We offer free classroom and community presentations,
landfill tours, and waste audits to determine potential diversion rates. More
information about the Gallatin Solid
Waste Management District and recycling/waste diversion efforts can be
found on the county website
(, emailing
[email protected], or by
calling 406.582.2493.
The Recycling Program is part of
the Gallatin Solid Waste Management
District (GSWMD). We attempt to
divert as much recyclable materials
from the landfill as possible and ship
Christmas Counts w/ Sacajawea Audubon
Sacajawea Audubon is once
again organizing its annual
Christmas Bird Counts in
December. Come join the fun on
one of our area’s counts. They are
an opportunity for beginning and
expert birds to get together and
share an enjoyable holiday tradition. Bozeman’s count will take place
Saturday, December 19th with
Compiler John Parker. Meet the
group Perkins Restaurant between 7
and 7:30am. Call (406) 586-5863 or
email [email protected] for
more information. Livingston’s count
will take place Sunday, December
20th with Compiler Sally
MacDonald. Meet the group at the
Northern Pacific Beanery
between 7 and 7:30am. Call
(406) 223-9167 or email
[email protected] for
more information. The first
CBC was done on Christmas
Day of 1900 as an alternative
activity to an event called the
“side hunt” where people chose
sides, then went out and shot
as many birds as they could.
The group that came in with
the largest number of dead birds
won the event. Frank Chapman, a
famed ornithologist at the
American Museum of Natural
History and the editor of Bird-Lore
(which became the publication of
the National Association of
Audubon Societies when that organization formed in 1905) recognized
that declining bird populations could
not withstand wanton over-hunting,
and proposed to count birds on
Christmas Day rather than
shoot them.
Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count
(CBC) is the longest running Citizen
Science survey in the world. The
CBC is an early-winter bird
census, where volunteers
count every bird they see
or hear during one day in
a designated 15-mile diameter circle. Count volunteers follow specified routes
within the circle. It’s not
just a species tally–all birds
are counted all day, giving
an indication of the total
number of birds in the circle that day. If observers
live within a CBC circle,
they may arrange in
advance to count the birds at
their feeders and submit those data
to their compiler. All individual
CBC’s are conducted in the period
from December 14th to January 5th
(inclusive dates) each season, and
each count is conducted in one calendar day. These counts have
proven incredibly valuable for what
they tell scientists–and all of
us–about our changing world. Learn
more and about other area counts at •
Stay safe during flu season
Flu season is upon us and
seniors, because of weakened
immune systems that come with
age, are at greater risk for contracting the flu and having serious complications from it. To
help reduce their risk, First
Choice Home Health is
offering some helpful tips to
help seniors avoid catching the
flu or having serious side effects
if they do this holiday season.
“The vast majority of flurelated deaths occur in the elderly,” says Jen Krum, RN and
executive director at First Choice
Home Health. “As a company dedicated to the health and well-being of
seniors, we want to make people
aware of what they can do to protect themselves.”
Krum offers the following tips to
help seniors stay safe this flu season.
Get vaccinated. Nearly everyone
agrees that the best way to avoid
getting the flu is to get a flu shot as
soon as it’s available. Flu vaccines
are often updated to protect against
new strains, so just because you got
a shot last year doesn’t mean you’re
safe this year. And while a flu shot
doesn’t guarantee you won’t get the
flu, if you do, it will most likely
lessen the severity of symptoms.
Avoid contact with people who are
sick. This can be challenging, but if
you see someone with obvious symptoms, avoid them if you can.
Wash your hands often with soap
and water. This is one of the most
effective ways to avoid spreading the
virus. Soap and water are more
effective than alcohol-based gels and
lotions, so if you have a choice, opt
for the former.
If you start having
symptoms, see your doctor immediately. Your doctor can prescribe medication to ease the
effects of the flu and make
other recommendations to
help protect you.
“With all the heightened
awareness and attention on flu
prevention, there’s more help
for seniors than ever before,”
says Krum. “The important
thing is for seniors talk to their
doctor about their flu risk and
follow his or her recommendations to help prevent it.”
First Choice Home Health is
the only locally owned home
healthcare agency in Gallatin
County. Visit to
learn more about and about
bringing healthcare to the
home. •
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December 15, 2015
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Educator Appreciation weekend at Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort is hosting its
eighth annual Educator
Appreciation Weekend,
Saturday, December 19th and
Sunday the 20th, to give thanks for
the great job teachers and education
assistants do for our children’s
Big Sky Resort is offering free skiing to area educators and half-price
lift tickets to their immediate family
on Saturday and Sunday when they
book through Big Sky Resort
Central Reservations on Friday and
Saturday nights with special dis-
Sports group lessons and Basecamp
activities. Proof of employment and
immediate family identification is
required for all discounts. Visit for more
Big Sky Resort, established in
1973, is located in the Northern
Rockies of southwest Montana
between Bozeman and Yellowstone
National Park. Big Sky Resort is the
Biggest Skiing in America with
5,800+ acres offering an average of
two acres per skier and 4,350 vertical drop. •
counted rates. Halfprice lift tickets are
available to educators
and their immediate
family not staying in
Big Sky Resort
Central Reservations.
In addition to the
lodging and lift ticket
discounts, educators
and their immediate
families will receive
half-price equipment
rentals and 25% discounts on Mountain
Get tricky at Bridger with freestyle
youth program
Bridger Bowl has announced
Freestyle Team lessons for
advanced skiers and snowboarders,
ages 10-16. If your child’s focus is
more on the terrain park and tricks,
this seperate team for upper level
skiers and riders is what they want to
join. These courses are led by PSIA
certified and freestyled accredited
coaches. Helmet is required to participate. Registration is now open so
reserve a space today for the first,
second, or both sessions of 5 all-day
classes per session. Session I will
occur between January 2nd and
January 30th or January 3rd and
January 31st. Session II will occur
between February 20th and March
19th or February 21st and March
20th. Meeting times for all sessions
are from 10am-3pm. The first session is $225 (lift not included). Both
sessions paid at once are $440 (this
includes a $10 discount). Call 406556-5662 or visit
for more information and downloadable registration form.
The ski area is located on the east
slope of the Bridger Range and
extends approximately 2 miles
between its north and south boundaries from the ridgeline down to the
base area at 6,100’. Bridger Bowl is
flanked by large bowls to the North
and South. Most of the ski area
offers wide open terrain with a
of landscapes including long slopes,
glades, chutes and gullies in addition
to other smaller bowls. What most
folks enjoy about Bridger Bowl is
that family and friends of varying
skill levels can ride the same chair
while still enjoying terrain challenges
they individually desire. The mountain lays out in a large funnel or V
shape. With base area facilities and
lifts at the bottom of the slopes, they
expand from about 200 yards across
the base up to approximately 2 miles wide on
their ridge-lined summit. Bridger Bowl’s terrain difficulty rating
(beginner to expert) is
fairly easy to determine
based on elevation.
Generally speaking, the
ski area has a nice transitional progression from
a first-time beginner
slope in the base area to
novice terrain across the
lower middle, wide-open
intermediate runs in the
center, advanced open
bowl terrain in the upper
third and, finally, expert
terrain coming off the ridge
top. Ridge Terrain contains numerous steep chutes, rock cliffs, and
snow fields which may end in
unmarked cliffs. Bridger Bowl’s
Ridge Terrain offers some of the
most challenging skiing and riding
found within any ski area boundary! For more information on
season passes or daily lift tickets,
See you on the slopes! •
Hawk Boys look to return to top
of ‘AA’ Basketball
By Danny Waldo
Boy’s Season Outlook:
Head Coach - Wes Holmquist
(8th Season)
Last Season - 4th @ State
Coming off their most successful
season since their state title winning
team of 2011, the Bozeman Hawks
look poised to add another trophy
to the display case, thanks to a number of key contributors returning for
head coach Wes Holmquist in his
eighth season at the helm of the
Bozeman dressed just three seniors a year ago, and while that lack
of experience showed in the early
part of the season, it provided the
opportunity to develop some
younger players, which should pay
dividends this year.
Tops among the returnees this
season for Bozeman is senior Aaron
Weidenaar, a recent Central
Arkansas commit. When Weidenaar
was healthy last season, he proved to
be a difficult matchup for opposing
defenses, as Great Falls High found
out in the State AA tournament
after Weidenaar dropped 31 on
them in loser-out action. At 6'7",
Weidenaar is easily Bozeman's
tallest player, but injuries sidelined
him for good chunks of time last
year. The Hawks will need him
healthy to deal with some of the
taller lineups they'll face this season.
Another top returner for Bozeman
is fellow senior Bennett Hostetler,
arguably one of the top athletes in
the entire state of Montana.
Hostetler recently committed to
North Dakota State to play baseball,
but he could have had his choice of
sports to play in college. Hostetler
doesn't put up gaudy numbers, but
he shows up everywhere in the box
score, namely in the assists and
steals department. Holmquist
will look to Bennett to create
shot opportunities for himself
and others.
Two other players expected to
see expanded roles this season are
senior Trace Bradshaw and junior
Drew Huse. Bradshaw is fresh off of
punishing opposing tacklers on the
Hawks' AA title winning football
team, and he will be counted on
to bring some of that physicalness
to the basketball court. No player
on Bozeman had a stronger finish
to the 2014-15 season, and
Holmquist hopes Bradshaw's
strong finish from last year will
carry over to this year. Meanwhile,
Huse will be expected to pick up
the point production lost when his
older brother, Adam, graduated
last year. Hawk fans need not
worry. The younger Huse possesses the same silky smooth jumper
as his big brother, and opposing
defenses better be prepared to
guard him as soon as he crosses
half court.
In addition to those four,
Bozeman has a stable of athletic,
talented juniors to provide scoring
and defense, making this one of
Holmquist's deeper teams, which
could spell trouble for fellow
Class AA opponents. If the
Hawks can stay healthy, they
should have no problem improving
upon their fourth place finish from
a season ago. •
Get FREE children’s bike
Is there a child in your life who
needs or wants a bike, but the
money just isn't there right now? In
the spirit of the season,
the Bozeman Bike
Kitchen would like to
give back to its community by offering...FREE
children's bikes!
Over the past year,
so many people have
generously donated
their bikes, parts, and
time. The staff wants
to say, "Thank you."
Come in during the
month of December and pick out a
kid's bike for your eager rider. They
have a variety of sizes, from trikes
for the tykes to 240-inchers for the
tweens. No voucher or referral is
required (but individuals only,
The Bozeman Bike Kitchen is
open Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 6pm to 8pm and
Saturday morning from 10am to
12pm. It is located at 2104
Industrial Drive. The Bike Kitchen
is a cooperative cycling center dedicated to making the use of bicycles
as transportation and fun possible
for all members of the Bozeman
community. Volunteers of all ages
and abilities are needed to help
refurbish bikes and keep the shop
running smoothly. Experienced
mechanics are needed to mentor
new mechanics, and to run work
nights. Volunteers will be eligible for
free bikes and/or parts depending
on the number of hours worked.
Learn more at Happy holidays from
your Bozeman Bike Kitchen! •
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Bridger Bowl helps shuttle you to mountain
Bridger Bowl is again offering its
free Park-N-Ride bus shuttle service Saturdays and Sundays this ski
season. The departure locations and
times are as follows. The bus will
depart from the SUB at MSU at
8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon &
1pm. The bus will depart from the
Fairgrounds (Oak Street Entrance) at
8:15am, 9:15am, 10:15am,
11:15am, 12:15pm & 1:15pm.
Finally, the bus will return from
Bridger Bowl, departing at 8:45am,
9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am,
12:45am, 1:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm
& 4:45pm.
A Kids’ Bus Run is also offered
Saturdays and Sundays, as well as
every school holiday during ski season. These departure locations and
Hawk Girls Primed for Title Run
By Danny Waldo
Season Outlook:
Head Coach – Erika Gustavsen
(2nd season)
Last season – 2nd @ State
Last season, the Bozeman Lady
Hawks may have overachieved in
the eyes of many, placing 2nd at the
State AA tournament in March in
head coach Erika Gustavsen's first
season at the helm.
Gustavsen took over a Hawk
team that was high on potential following a strong showing at the previous season's state tournament and
willed them to a surprise runner-up
position after taking over the team
mid-summer following a careerending injury to longtime Bozeman
coach, Brad Rustan.
This season, Bozeman looks
poised to return to the top of the
AA once again, returning a pair of
decorated post players, as well as
some key contributors in the backcourt, in addition to some new
faces eager to make a name for
If Bozeman is looking to take
home another state title this year,
the ball literally will need to run
through the post to get there. That's
because Bozeman boasts two of the
top inside players in the state in
senior twin towers Emerald Toth
and Caitlyn Lonergan. Toth, a
Boise State commit, and Lonergan,
a Montana State volleyball commit,
both stand over six feet tall and
have the ability to wreak havoc on
both the offensive and defensive
end of the floor. While Toth is the
more polished of the two offensively, with the ability to hit from all
spots on the floor, Lonergan dominates with her athletic ability, cleaning up the
offensive glass, while wiping away
opponent's shot attempts on the
defensive end.
But Bozeman certainly is not
one-dimensional. The Hawks are
known for high-scoring perimeter
players, and this year's team is no
exception. Juniors Riana Rodgers
and Darra Perdaems both saw good
minutes last season as sophomores,
and both possess silky strokes from
the outside, which opponents
found are lethal when they are on.
But the 'X' factor for Bozeman
this year may very well be fellow
junior Amber Tarabochia.
Tarabochia, a natural athlete, has
the ability to play four of the five
positions on the floor if needed.
Last season, the junior earned significant minutes on the varsity,
making her mark on the defensive
end and on the glass. After an offseason working on her shot and
ball-handling, Tarabochia looks to
be an offensive threat this
season as well.
There is no denying that this
year's Lady Hawks have a number
of talented basketball players. How
well they can gel together will
determine how far they go come
tournament time. If things play out
the way they should, Bozeman
should be hoisting the championship trophy once again
come March. •
Skijoring challenges winter sport enthusiasts
The Gallatin Valley Skijoring
Association will host its Bozeman
Skijoring Event at Gallatin
County Regional Park beginning
Saturday, January 23rd and running
through Sunday the 24th.
The name “skijoring” derived
from the Norwegian word skikjøring,
meaning “ski driving”. What originated in the Scandinavian countries
as a form of winter transportation,
the Western states have transformed
skijoring into an action packed competition where a horse and rider pull
a skier at a fast pace through a
course that has gates, jumps, and
rings. Modern skijoring combines
Montana’s signature ski heritage
with its cowboy roots into a wild,
fast paced, spectacular event.
Competitors race for cash and prizes
based on the fastest combined times
for the two-day event as well as the
fastest time each day. Above all, skijoring is just another reason to get
outside during the winter in
Montana, socialize, and support our
local athletes and sponsors.
Competitor fees range from $80
to $200 per team, depending on skill
level. Exhibition pricing is also available for those who simply want to
give skijoring a try. All competitors
must register Friday, January 22nd or
pre-register online by visiting If you register online, you
must pay in advance or pay Friday
night. For competitor informaton,
rules and regulations, or further
details, visit •
times are as follows. The bus will
depart from McDonald's on Main
Street at 8:10am and from the
Fairgrounds at 8:30am. The
returning bus departs from Bridger
Bowl at 4pm.
The ski area is located on the
east slope of the Bridger Range and
extends approximately 2 miles
between its north and south boundaries from the ridgeline down to the
base area at 6,100’. Bridger Bowl is
flanked by large bowls to the North
and South. Most of the ski area
offers wide open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long
slopes, glades, chutes and gullies in
addition to other smaller bowls.
What most folks enjoy about Bridger
Bowl is that family and friends of
varying skill levels can ride the same
chair while still enjoying terrain
challenges they individually desire.
The mountain lays out in a large
funnel or V shape. With base area
facilities and lifts at the bottom of
the slopes, they expand from about
200 yards across the base up to
approximately 2 miles wide on their
ridge-lined summit. Bridger Bowl's
terrain difficulty rating (beginner to
expert) is fairly easy to determine
based on elevation. Generally speaking, the ski area has a nice transitional progression from a first-time
beginner slope in the base area to
novice terrain across the lower middle, wide-open intermediate runs in
the center, advanced open bowl terrain in the upper third and, finally,
expert terrain coming off the ridge
top. Ridge Terrain contains numerous steep chutes, rock cliffs, and
snow fields which may end in
unmarked cliffs. Bridger Bowl's
Ridge Terrain offers some of the
most challenging skiing and riding
found within any ski area boundary!
For more information about
Park-N-Ride, season passes, or daily
lift tickets, visit
See you on the slopes! •
Winter recreation tips for
enjoying the snow
People visiting the Custer
Gallatin National Forest will
notice that many gates, roads and
trails are closing to passenger vehicles as roads and trails open up
to winter motorized and nonmotorized use. Whether heading
out to enjoy the snow on a
snowmobile, skis, oversnow
mountain bike (fat bike), or
snowshoes, here are some tips
and reminders to keep in mind.
This year fat bikes are
allowed on over 470 miles of
marked or groomed snowmobile
trails across the Custer Gallatin
National Forest! Fat bikes are
wide-tire bicycles with low tire
pressure that allow users to ride on
compacted snow surfaces, making
mountain biking a year-round
sport. Fat bike enthusiasts are asked
to be very cautious when using high
use snowmobile areas including the
Two Top Loop Trail #920 and
South Plateau Trail #917 near West
Yellowstone and Buck Ridge Trail
#906 near Big Sky. To stay safe on
the trail, please stay to the right,
wear reflective gear, use common
hand signals, and give a friendly
wave to fellow users on the
trail. Remember that fat-bikes are
not allowed on any marked or
groomed ski trails including the
Bozeman Creek and Hyalite Ski
Trails or on the Rendezvous Trail
System near West Yellowstone.
Also new for the winter of 201516 is the Montana Fish, Wildlife
& Parks Snowmobile Trail Pass,
required for groomed snowmobile
trail use by snowmobiles, dirt bikes
converted to snow bikes, and fat-tire
bicycles. Stop by any Montana Fish,
Wildlife and Parks office (or one of
their vendors) to pick up your $18
trail pass before heading out.
Recreationists can now download
the Avenza app to make picking up
a Custer Gallatin Oversnow Use
Map really simple. Visit for information on the app. Oversnow Use
Maps can also be picked up at any
Custer Gallatin Forest Ranger
District Office and display
which roads and trails are open to
motorized use this time of year.
Finally, when heading out to
enjoy a day of fun in the snow, make
sure to take necessary safety precautions. Be prepared for quickly
changing winter weather conditions,
take emergency supplies in case you
have to spend the night, tell someone where you’re going and when
you expect to return, and check the
most recent avalanche report at •
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