Farm to Table Road Trip

Restaurants that reach into producer’s fields and serve local Tomatoes picked off the vines. Lamb provided by a local farmer. Chives clipped from the garden. Chefs in Billings and Red Lodge are honoring food at its prime, serving up locally sourced foods at their restaurant tables. An effort is being made to buy directly from…

Anne Gauer In the Spotlight

A taste for adventure leads her on the career of her dreams You’ll never hear Anne Gauer say she’s bored. Exhausted, maybe, but never bored. She’s the owner and president of Spotlight Productions, and on one day you might find her shooting training videos at the Sibanye Stillwater Mine in Nye, four miles in and…

The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels

It’s a (Wo)Man’s World: Meet Casey Tehle In the minutes leading up to a race, 23-year-old Casey Tehle has a routine. She gets into her ’05 Don Davis dragster from the right side, every single time. She has a certain rhythm to the way she clicks each buckle on her chest harness. She puts on…

Drawing on the Past to Paint the Future

A Chat with Artist Barbara Garrett Sometimes all it takes to create a new direction in life is a question. Three and a half years ago, pastel artist Barbara Garrett asked herself, “Why am I living in New Mexico? I really want to be back in Montana.” And so, as with so much in her…

Working to get babies off to a good start

Amy Queen, Breastfeeding Advocate for All Consider for a few minutes the woman behind the counter at the corner convenience store, or the woman handing you your meal out the window of a fast food drive-through. What you may not know at first glance is that they could easily be nursing mothers, committed to maintaining…

Big Sky Women

Entrepreneur helps other women build a business they love Look at Sheridan Cotrell’s calendar and it’s easy to see why keeping up with this native eastern Montanan is anything but simple. She’s a wife, a mother of five, a speech pathologist, a business analyst, a health coach and an entrepreneur. She’s also the founder and…

Garden Markers You’ll Dig!

This colorful DIY adds a splash of color to your garden With a little more sunshine and the temperatures starting to rise, green thumbs both near and far are itching to get their hands in the dirt and get growing. Aside from the physical planting, there are fun ways to not only keep track of…

Strength Through Support

Billings MS support group offers compassion, camaraderie & connection Everyone has his or her own diagnosis story. For Pam Hofferber, it started with an eye exam. Her optometrist noticed an unusual spot at the back of her eye and recommended she see a neurologist immediately. Within the week, Pam underwent an MRI and was diagnosed…

Too much time swiping, liking, clicking and snapping?

It might be time to break up with your Smartphone How often do you pick up your phone and unlock it for one reason or another? The answer might surprise you. Apple, the maker of the iPhone, conducted a study recently that shed some light on just how attached we are to our phones. It…

Trends in Outdoor Living

Creating a staycation in your own backyard Gone are the days when patio living meant adding a few plants and a few plastic lounge chairs to a small concrete slab off the back of a home. Today, people are choosing to invest in their outdoor spaces, creating a little peace and tranquility in the process….

Small town has a big heart for veterans 

Nearly 500 local veterans honored in roadside display in Roberts There’s something to behold in little Roberts, Montana. Twice a year, around Memorial Day and Veterans Day, hundreds of white crosses line the highway. American flags wave above the names of deceased local veterans printed on each marker, a solemn tribute to those who gave…

Mom Invents Life Saving ID

Giving parents peace of mind & keeping kids safe one tag and bag at a time Inspiration is a spark that’s not easily extinguished. Lisa Cords, founder and CEO of Medikids, found her spark in the middle of a snowstorm on Interstate 25. Ten years later, her inspiration is still aflame. Lisa remembers the day…

The Grotto

Three Sisters & The Kombucha Bar Sisters Katie, AshIey and Allison Klaus believe in healthy living. They talk the talk and walk the walk every day while serving delicious vegan fare and kombucha at their downtown restaurant. The Grotto Kombucha Taproom and Eatery, located on Montana Avenue, is, according to the trio, the “first and…

Backing the Blue

Wife of injured Billings police officer takes fight for injured officers to our nation’s capital The silvery scars that run up and down Ladd Paulson’s legs serve as a faint reminder of the not one but two near-fatal motorcycle crashes he suffered while on the job as a Billings police officer. The first happened in…

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FOODERTAINMENT

When food becomes the life of the party Foodertainment. It’s a clever way to teach and feed guests. It’s a chance to try new flavors and having a hand in creating it all together. Stella Fong, Yellowstone Valley Woman contributor, cookbook author, and host of the monthly “Flavors Under the Big Sky” on Yellowstone Public…

It’s a (Wo)Mans’ World: Letting the Dirt Fly

Sisterhood formed with women-only dirt bike Club   If you picture the dirt flying off-road, accompanied by the unique sound of a dirt bike revving its engine on the way to tackling the next challenging hill, you might not think the rider under that blacked-out helmet is a woman. Bobbi Jo Massic, a veterinarian by…

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