Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Dan Dzurisin, geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Art fans in the High Country have a chance to see the type of painting commonly known as a fresco at three locations in two communities, but all done by one artist.


EDITORS NOTE: We came across this article in the PICKETT COUNTY PRESS, the newspaper of Pickett County, Tennessee. It is the area of present day Pickett County where my ancestors settled after leaving Virginia. The author, Judy Martin-Urban has kindly allowed us to share the story with our readers.

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.


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 …


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 …