all, April 2016

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:33pm The Editors

Where to BBQ this spring.

Typcially, we think of summer as the season of cooking outdoors. But with the valley mostly dry and temps rising every day, why wait? There are plenty of opportunities to get out and grill before day-use sites are overrun and dry weather increases the fire danger. Here are a few to consider.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:24am David Cronenwett

The season of the American robin.

Despite the predictably-unpredictable weather this time of year, spring is in fact, upon us. For me, one of the simple joys of the season is during early morning, when robin song often sifts in to my dreams. It is a lovely and humane means of greeting the day. Throughout their range, robins are frequently the first to begin singing before dawn and the last to stop in evening’s twilight. The American robin (Turdus migratorious) could be the most well-known and regularly observed native bird in the country. Robins were named early on by North American colonists who saw a resemblance to the European robin. However, the two birds are not closely related; ours are members of the thrush family and the European version is classed with the Old World chats and flycatchers. Both species do sport a rusty breast though, which accounts for the misplaced association long ago.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:54pm Lilly Brogger

And fearing change.

Five generations is a long time for one family to be in one place—growing up, I had to be careful to not date my cousin. My mom’s family homesteaded in the late 1800s in a one-room log cabin at the north end of what would become Gallatin County. It was a rough but breathtaking spot. Thirteen children were born in that cabin, one of which was my great-grandmother, Evaline. She married Oscar Callantine and they had my grandmother. My mom was raised in the same area up what we call Pass Creek.

Gallatin County
Same view as it ever was.

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