Helena’s New Mayor, Wilmot Collins, Making History

Wilmot Collins, Helena’s new mayor, made history in November by becoming the first African-American to serve as mayor in Montana’s capital city. He unseated long-time and well-liked incumbent Jim Smith, a democrat. His victory has come with a little more fanfare and fame than expected.

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Try Both Nordic Track Ski Techniques

Nordic skiing provides refreshing outdoor exercise for improving balance and strength. If you’re new to the sport, cross-country skiing on a groomed Nordic trail is a gentle way to try this low-impact aerobic workout in crisp, snow-covered settings.

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See a Different Side of Yellowstone Park in Winter

Yes, Yellowstone Park in winter is cold. It’s snowy, and the roads are mostly closed to vehicles; however, people still visit, and they discover a wonderland sparkling, fresh, and breathtakingly different from other seasons.

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Johnny’s Gone to War: Songs of the Civil War

The new Old Folks at Home CD, Johnny’s Gone to War: Songs of the Civil War (Richard Baker, 2017), is a particularly timely album of music for anyone noticing how feverish and polarized our American political situation has become. In some ways, it seems we’re still fighting the Civil War.

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Give Hard Water Fishing A Try

Hard water fishing is easy as holding a line with a worm on the end and dropping it through the hole.

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