Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Cole Messa, Ph.D. student, and Ken Sims, professor of Geology and Geophysics, both at the University of Wyoming.

The life and times of Siŋté Máza (Iron Tail), one of the most recognizable of Buffalo Bill's Wild West performers, will be the subject of a talk on May 23 at 12:15 in the Coe Auditorium in Cody, Wyoming's, Buffalo Bill Center of the West. 

Occurred on May 2019 Grass Range, Montana, USA Info from Licensor: "This is a rattlesnake den in central Montana. They were just coming out of the den for the summer. It had been a colder spring here so they have been slow to emerge. The snakes are more defensive than aggressive, they would …

While there were a few people living along the North Toe River as early as the 1770s, real settlement in the area began around 1790. The Revolutionary War was over, and the Cherokee were no longer raiding frontier settlements. Those who had applied for land grants when the system first opened in 1778 could now legally inhabit their land. It is said that early settlers often arrived with a rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other.

While some churches today have indoor baptismal pools or baptismal fonts, many churches have favorite spots along local rivers to practice believers' baptism. These beloved sites have been used by generations.

A walk through a cemetery is a walk through history. Stones tell us hopes, dreams, relationships and tragedies. Sometimes those messages are spelled out and, at other times, those notes from loved ones are found in symbols carved on the stone.

Adipose Boatworks, Wolf Creek Angler and Headhunters Flyshop will be hosting a Drift Boat 101 Clinic and fundraiser for Mending Waters Montana on Saturday, April 13. The morning will start at 10 a.m. at Headhunters Flyshop in Craig. There will be instruction on drift boat transport, launchin…

PHOENIX – Blankets of bright orange poppies and deep purple lupine cover the rugged hills and mountains at Picacho Peak State Park. Visitors have been flocking there to be dazzled by the flower-coated landscape, which is just a part of this year’s wildflower explosion across the Sonoran Desert.

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Need an idea for all that snow piled in your yard? Local artist Andy Watson took the time to create this wonderful sculpture of a buffalo cow trying to protect its young from a grizzly bear.  One dead calf is laying in front of her while another runs behind her.

On June 16, 1805, Captain Clark of the Corps of Discovery – with an extremely ill Sacajawea accompanying him – halted below the confluence of Belt Creek and the Missouri River (“portage creek,” to the Corps), setting up what would become the base camp for their month-long assault around the …

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Editor’s Note: In September 2013, University of Montana geography faculty member Rick Graetz and Kayde Kaiser, a geography graduate student, launched the “This Is Montana” program as an outreach effort that is delivered to an estimated 80-plus high schools and newspapers. Articles penned by …