East Rosebud Creek should stay the way it is – a ribbon of clear water tumbling from the top of the Beartooth Mountains down a breathtaking valley of pine trees, deer, elk, moose and bears.
A Bozeman company that had proposed building two small hydroelectric projects on East and West Rosebud creeks has pulled the plug on the projects, at least for now.
Frank Annighofer works a forge. He and Annette Lavalette, both career chemists from Germany, have started a blacksmithing metal art business near Roscoe.
Frank Annighofer and Annette Lavalette forge leaf-like details at their iron and metal working shop near Roscoe.
German-born couple Frank Annighofer and his wife, Annette Lavalette, retired to Roscoe after careers as chemists and now specialize in custom blacksmith work. Annighofer is holding a segment of a century-old wagon wheel straightented into a candleholder.
Frank Annighofer stands at the top of a unique stair railing he and Annette Lavalette created.
German-born couple Frank Annighofer and Annette Lavalette lived and worked all over the world before settling in the East Rosebud near Roscoe where they have turned their blacksmithing hobby into a thriving business. Annighofer comes from three generations of blacksmiths and called Lavalette…
ROSCOE — There are matches made in heaven. And then there’s one special match made in Hamburg.
SOUTH OF ROSCOE — First it was fire. Now it’s a hydro project. Residents of the East Rosebud valley had no way to stop the Shepard Mountain fire that roared through the drainage and torched their cabins 16 years ago. But this time, many of the same residents see an opportunity to halt what t…