Fall is definitely in the air in Southwest Montana but along with the crisp mornings and imminent snowfall there are many recreation opportunities on our area's roads, trails and campsites. We had a chance to chat with local forester and outdoor enthusiast Jocelyn Dodge and she offered some helpful suggestions for anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy the changing of the seasons.
There are mountains all over the place in Montana - we all know that. But even I was surprised to learn just how many distinct mountain ranges there are across the state, with even more 'sub' ranges. It's a pretty impressive number.
Finding the best bagels in Montana can be tough. Not only because people have different passions for what is an "authentic" bagel, but because there really are various origins and versions of this classic, carb-loaded favorite. Bagels are a worldly thing, not just a New York thing.
Some agree with this, while many don't. Is "Silent Saturday" going to become a regular expectation here in Bozeman? It's common throughout the U.S., just not sure how well it will be perceived locally.
Government shutdowns are very confusing events, and it's not always exactly clear what happens with things like National Parks. Different things have happened during different government shutdowns over the years. Not all shutdowns are the same. Administrations have important decisions to make about actually locking the gates.