“You Can Do This!”

Maybe it’s time for a new year and a new you I was standing at the podium, shaking, tears filling my eyes, and I could not breathe.  I kept trying to talk, but I just couldn’t make it happen. This scene probably took 20 seconds, but it felt like hours, long hours, like waiting for…

Through a lens of compassion

Photographer Tracy Moore uses her talents to change lives When Tracy Moore was in the eighth grade, her family moved from California to Colorado. At her new school, she didn’t know anyone, and rather than walk into the cafeteria and have no one to sit with, she grabbed her lunch tray and found an empty…

Wellness Coach on Wheels

Nich Pertuit fights chronic diseases with a little healthy advice Through the open door of a sleek and shiny Airstream RV, you can hear the hum of people talking. Peek around the corner and the rig looks like a doctor’s office on wheels. There are handouts designed to support healthy living, books on various nutrition…

Still Loving the Hot Wadda

Behind the Scenes at Chico Hot Springs If you’ve lived in the Yellowstone River region for any length of time, you know about Chico Hot Springs. Maybe you have a favorite Chico story or you’ve celebrated a special occasion there with family or friends. Chico Hot Springs got its start in 1900, when Bill and…

Fab, Fit & 40

Resolutions to conquer the challenges and changes of mid life While every season of life brings joys and new discoveries, perhaps no season challenges us more than the decade of our 40s, described by journalist and author Gail Sheehy as “the old age of youth and the infancy of adulthood.” During this season, we might…

It’s a (Wo)Man’s World!

Maranda Ratcliff is on a mission to bring more women outdoors Maranda Ratcliff thought she was going to be an engineer. She worked hard for two years at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and then spent another year and a half at Montana Tech. It was then that she realized her heart wasn’t really into engineering. “I…

All in the Family

Three generations give Marketplace 3301 a special charm   More than a decade ago, Shelly Turk was toying with the idea of starting some kind of business with her daughter, Jennifer Ingraham. They were both lifelong collectors, so Shelly thought maybe they could open an antique store. But they both loved reading, too, so a…

Weathering Life’s Changes

From divorce to death to sudden job changes Fifteen years ago, Lynda Moss lost her husband, Tom, in an auto accident. “I was knocked off my feet,” Lynda says. “I had to redefine myself as a single person. I had new responsibilities.” Intuitively, she knew she needed to reach out to her community, and it…

Winter Warm-Up

Keep the chill at bay with these tasty vegan soups At home, my husband and I embrace a vegan style of cooking and eating. We call ourselves “flexitarians” or “convegans” (vegan when it’s convenient) as we cherish sharing a meal with friends and family who do eat meat and products derived from animals. We value…

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