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Twenty dancers, instructors and a few parents involved with The Dance Factory performed a number from "Flashdance," and then dumped buckets of ice water on themselves for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday. Dance Factory owner Tina Hirchkorn said everybody thought her dancers would perfo…
Twenty dancers, instructors and a few parents involved with The Dance Factory performed a number from "Flash Dance," and then dumped buckets of ice water on themselves for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday. Dance Factory owner Tina Hirchkorn said everybody thought her dancers would perf…
Lindsey Jacobsen has been part of Billings’ singer-songwriter contingent for a number of years now, but these days she’s found the right vehicle for her talents with Broken Bow, the Americana band she’s put together with Brian Bondietti, Bill Dickman and Clinton Gramza, from left.
Lindsey Jacobsen has been part of Billings’ singer-songwriter contingent for a number of years now, but these days she’s found the right vehicle for her talents with Broken Bow, the Americana band she’s put together with lead guitarist Brian Bondietti, bassist Bill Dickman and drummer Clinto…
Aunt Bonnie’s Books & Gifts, downtown Helena
Peggy and Joel Gargaro celebrated the 10th anniversary of their coffee shop, Rock Creek Coffee Roasters, on Monday by serving — what else? — coffee and dessert to about 100 people.
Rock Creek Coffee Roasters manager Matt Pipinich, above, makes coffee at the downtown coffee shop’s new pour-over coffee bar during the 10th anniversary party. At left, owners Peggy and Joel Gargaro. celebrated the milestone on Monday by serving — what else? — coffee and dessert to about 100…
Goodies from Harper & Madison and Velvet Cravings, including coffee-cup cake pops, were part of the celebration Monday for Rock Creek Coffee’s 10th anniversary.
Visitors watch the sun set over Flathead Lake at Wayfarers State Park last week. Of Flathead’s seven state parks, Wayfarers is the most popular, receiving 112,000 people a year.
Canyon Ferry Lake is the largest of the chain lakes on the Missouri River near Helena.
The backcountry campsite at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park only has two campsites that fit up to four tents. The view of the lake and the mountain peaks is stunning and the fireweed around the site is chest-high.
“Persephone Post Industrial,” a glass and metal piece by Billings artist Brian Scott is part of the Bozeman Sculpture Park.
From left, Danny Kraus’ 2011 work in stone and metal, “Three Ancient Harmonies,” and “Persephone Post Industrial,” a glass and metal piece by Billings artist Brian Scott, are part of the Bozeman Sculpture Park.
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Jim and Heidi Duncan beam from their floor seats prior to Paul McCartney taking the stage for Tuesday’s concert at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. “It was bumper to bumper coming up from Billings,” Jim Duncan said.
Linda Gardner, of Alberton, shows off her sign before Paul McCartney’s concert at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.
Dressed in Beatles T-shirts, A.J. Miller and Mikayla Kovash, of Billings, hang out at a pre-concert party with other McCartney fans in Missoula’s Caras Park.
The Wicked Witch of the West, played by Amanda McCave, stakes her claim on Dorothy (Elizabeth Andres) while Glinda the Good Witch (Christen McInnis) watches over during a rehearsal of the Backyard Theatre production “The Other Side of Oz.”
William Shields, Seja Foster, Micah Hornsby and Ryland Nelson, from left, look over a map of Kansas with Professor Marvel, played by Trevor Bionich, in the Backyard Theatre staging of “The Other Side of Oz.” The young actors portray munchkins and the girls portray the witches as young women.…
Tin Man, played by Hunter Hash, stands ready for the Backyard Theatre staging of “The Other Side of Oz.”
Chief Plenty Coups State Park offers visitors a blend of natural and cultural beauty. Chief Plenty Coup saw a sacred spring in a vision and built his home near this one, which is frequented by Native Americans and other visitors as well. Offerings are left at the spring.
Makoshika State Park’s signature capstone rocks are constantly changing as wind and water erode the softer, underlying base of shale and clay.
A glass mosaic sun, created by Billings artist Angela Babby, will be installed as the bison sculpture's heart line.
Joliet sculptor Charlie Ringer shows off the heart-line mosaic created by Billings mosaic artist Angela Babby. The piece is part of his steel bison sculpture installed Friday outside the Billings airport.
Charlie Ringer climbs up the 24-foot-long bison sculpture.
Charlie Ringer takes a ride on his new bison sculpture before it was installed outside the Billings airport on Friday to honor the late Bruce Putnam, director of aviation and transit for the city of Billings for 27 years.
Seasonal employee Luke Shelton shows visitors a trail in Makoshika State Park near the ampitheater, where weddings are often performed.
Fields of honey clover sweeten the air at Makoshika.
Capstone rocks are less than a quarter mile away from the amphitheater at Makoshika State Park.
Shelton shows a visitor through Makoshika State Park.
Luke Shelton stands near the Doc Hiatt Overlook in Makoshika State Park. Hiatt was a Glendive optometrist and loyal supporter of the park.
Above, contrasts between lush fields and wooded areas and barren rocks make Makoshika interesting during every season, but especially in the spring and early summer. At left, Shelton guides a visitor along a trail framed by fragrant, thigh-high honey clover.To viewan online photo gallery, vi…
A triceratops skull, found in Makoshika, is on display in the visitor’s center, which is open daily and offers self-guided tours and a gift shop.
The Valley View Overlook at Makoshika State Park is a popular place for taking photographs.
Shelton shows a visitor the Makoshika State Park’s ampitheater, which is popular for weddings and other special events, including Shakespeare in the Parks performances. The ampitheater was build by residents of Glendive in the early 1960s and is used for informal religious services during th…
The Beer Jug on Glendive's Main Street packs in locals and sometimes visitors to Makoshika State Park just a mile and half up the street.
Beer Jug bartender Meg Geiger is waiting for the current history teacher at Dawson County High School to retire so she can put her teaching degree to use.
Seasonal employee Luke Shelton looks over Makoshika from one of four designated camping areas. This campsite sits at the end of a mesa with a 600-foot canyon below and scenic vistas on three sides.
Cooke City General Store, left, is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike. A desk for the town’s Notary Public, above, sits inside the store.
Wheat Montana’s replica of a grain silo is a familiar sight to those traveling on Interstate 90 near Three Forks.
The iconic neon sign of the Red Lodge Cafe welcomes customers inside — perhaps for a slice of pie.
The iconic neon sign of the Red Lodge Cafe welcomes customers inside — perhaps for a slice of pie. A favorite on the menu is the sour cream rhubarb pie. Owner Mark Day, who uses recipes handed down from his late mother, Doris, said that local growers bring in rhubarb all summer long for use …
Bone Doggie, left photo, looks like he’s about to receive a treat from the skeleton cowboy in the yard of Roberts Recycling. Gumby and Pokey, right photo, greet passersby from the yard.
Gumby and Pokey greet passersby from the yard at Roberts Recycling.
This two-foot metal spider sculpture was welded by Roberts Recycling owner Chuck Naylor.
From left, Susan Sommerfeld, Amber Nichols, Olivia Jones and Krista Marshall rehearse the final dance number for “Dancing on the Edge.” The collaborative show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on June 27.
Bike enthusiast and artist Parker Ford wheels by the mural he painted in 2005 and 2006 on the side of the Spoke Shop warehouse on 19th Street West and Broadwater Avenue. Ford incorporated quotes about biking from John F. Kennedy and Mark Twain into the mural.
RMC art professor stands in front of the back entrance of the former Casey’s nightclub in the alley in the 200 block between Broadway and North 28th Street. The portion of the mural shown depicts legendary singer Aretha Franklin. Baken said the portrait shows a thinner Franklin because he el…
Rocky Mountain College art professor Jim Baken stands in front of a mural at the back entrance of the former Casey’s Golden Pheasant recently. Baken recruited students to create the mural shortly after the bar relocated there in the 1990s, and he’s impressed that it has weathered well over t…
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, located in the Jocko Valley north of Missoula, was consecrated in 2009 by the Dalai Lama at the invitation of the garden’s founder.