Exploring Bozeman's southside trails.
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Using imagery to influence growth in Gallatin County.
We see chain stores expanding down North 19th and housing developments named "Quail’s Egg" and "Fantasia" creeping west across the valley, and it's easy to become distressed and lost in Gallatin County’s whirlwind development. With a political system where representatives are elected to speak for us, it’s also easy to believe in the demise of the individual voice.
But here in southwest Montana, there are plenty of individuals with voices waiting to be heard, and plenty of things to speak up about. We're lucky to have Gallatin Growth Solutions (GGS), a local organization designed to listen to the people. GGS works to actively engage community members in a “constructive dialogue” with local leaders, encouraging citizens to be honest about the values and resources they deem most important in our county.
When you hear the term “film awards,” visions of red carpets, fancy clothes, and grand media attention reminiscent of the Academy Awards may cross your mind. Not so with the Cold Smoke Awards, Bozeman's signature ski-film extravaganza. As I walked into the Emerson’s Crawford Theater Saturday night for the 8th annual Awards, I found a variety of excited ski fans ready to have a great time. The theater was packed with crowds lining the back walls and eagerly awaiting the awards.
After an exhausting day in the office, I honestly didn't want to go to the screening of "Finding Traction" last Thursday at Bozeman Running Company—but I'm so glad I did.
When I arrived, the place was packed. Nikki Kimball was deep in conversation with a group of four that were hanging on every word, and director Jaime Jacobson was flitting around, alternating between thanking each person individually for coming and fussing with the big screen that was about to introduce her film to this group of nearly 75 people.
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