“Ranch Dressing” A Farm to Fiber Event Saturday June 15 10am-4pm

Montana Fibershed is hosting a soil-to-soil themed event featuring some of our state’s incredible fiber producers, artisans, and vendors.

The outdoor event will showcase various breeds of fiber-producing livestock, demonstrations of textile techniques, and educational speakers on topics such as regenerative soil stewardship and the history of sheep.  Thye event is hosted on Lorna Marchington’s ranch in Pray at 30 Pine Grove Lane.  This one-day event will be hands-on and kid friendly with food trucks, a vendor’s market, and many ways to learn about Montana’s natural fiber and dye systems.

“Barely *A* Sheep – Ranch in Paradise Valley” is a working ranch, so Dogs are Not Welcome.

Adult Softball League deadline to register June 7th, Season runs 6/10 – 8/5 followed by Tournament dates

It’s time to get your team registered for the upcoming adult softball league.  If we have enough teams, we will have a competitive league and a Rec league, but we need more teams to sign up!  So get your buddies together and make a team!  Keep in mind that Each Team will need to have 5 female players playing at each game.  All players must be over 18 years old.  The season will run from June 10 – August 5 with the tournament being August 9-11.  All players must sign their own waivers and pay the player fee to be able to play.  We will not be doing paper waivers this year.  Please make sure to fill out the player registration online.

League Fees & Roster Information:  $400 Team Sponsor Fee, *Add 20% non-residents + $25 per player waiver fee

Captains: register your team online and email the roster to:
Free Agents and Players: Fill out 2024 Player Registration and pay your dues, Free Agents – list “Free Agent” in the Captain Question section

Rosters may be added to throughout the season, new players must sign waivers and pay waiver fees.

  • Tournament Roster – all players must have played in 4 regular-season games.
  • Minimum 12-player roster, 18-player max


5pm Lecture & 6pm Reception
“Searching for the Golden West: A History of Western Tourism” an illustrated lecture by Lee Silliman.

 Explore the vast and dramatic landscapes of the Rocky Mountain West through vintage travel books, railroad brochures, souvenir albums, illustrated newspapers, and more that encouraged a nation to “See America First.”

Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride from curator and historian Lee Silliman’s print collection for the 2024 season.Compiled from nearly a century of images that illustrate the romance of Western tourism, Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride is on display at the Depot Museum May 25th through September 7th.

Tonight May 16 7-9pm YGM Free Lecture at Shane Center

The Yellowstone Gateway Foundation & Museum are pleased to announce a free lecture and book signing by award-winning author Dan Flores on May 16, 2024 at 7:00pm at The Shane Center at 415 E. Lewis St.
Visit, Facebook, or Instagram for updates. 406-222-4184.

Livingston Depot Museum opens Sat. May 25

2024 Summer Season

The Depot Museum presents its 2024 special exhibit  Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride.  This presentation is full of vintage imagery from curator and historian Lee Silliman’s print collection and features advertising campaigns from railroads and travel bureaus spanning nearly a century of America’s romance with Western tourism which encouraged the nation to “See America First”.   On June 6th, 5-6pm, Curator Lee Silliman will offer a unique presentation entitled, “Searching for the Golden West: A History of Western Tourism”.  A Reception will follow 6:00-8:00 pm. Both are free and open to the public.

The ongoing main exhibit “Rails Across the Rockies: A Century of People and Places” introduces visitors to the rich history of railroading in Montana. It gives special attention to the Northern Pacific and its central role in the opening of Yellowstone, America’s first national park, through Livingston beginning in the 1880s.  In addition to its main and special exhibit, the museum also presents “Remarkable Migrations,” an adaptation of the groundbreaking exhibit by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY.

The Depot Museum is located at 200 West Park and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement. 406-222-2300


We have reorganized Swim Lessons & have many wonderful options so REVIEW ALL Swim Lesson info here before registration day:

Register Online:

In Person: at the Livingston Civic Center, 229 River Drive from 6-8 pm on Friday, May 17th

For Online Success: ** Create your family account if you don’t already have one.   ** Be sure all family members are included.   ** Ensure you have the correct password and you are able to log in BEFORE the day of registration.



One more space available for the Pretzel Palooza Bakery Day for ages 9 to 11

Join us for a delightful baking adventure on May 10th for Pretzel Palooza!

We have just ONE more spot available!

Aspiring bakers ages 9 to 11 can embark on a delicious journey!

Kids will learn the fun process of making soft pretzels.

  • Make dough for pretzels
  • Shape and bake pretzels
  • Experiment with different shapes
  • Create different dipping sauces using a variety of ingredients
    • Examples: Dijon mustard, honey, raspberries, sour-cream

Sign up today!

MSU 140th Commencement Ceremonies on Friday May 10th at 10am & 2:30pm

Montana State University expects to confer 2,444 degrees during its 140th commencement ceremonies at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. 

According to MSU’s Office of the Registrar, the university will award degrees to approximately 1,855 undergraduate students, 371 graduate students. It will also award 218 associate degrees and certificates to Gallatin College MSU students.

Morning Ceremony: Students from the College of Arts and ArchitectureJake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Letters and Science, and the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing will graduate at 10 a.m., with the procession beginning at 9:40 a.m. During the ceremony, I-Ho Pomeroy, a restaurateur known for her charity work and who served on the Bozeman City Commission, will receive a posthumous honorary doctorate.

Afternoon Ceremony:  Students from the College of AgricultureCollege of Education, Health, and Human DevelopmentNorm Asbjornson College of Engineering and Gallatin College MSU will graduate at 2:30 p.m., with the procession beginning at 2:10 p.m. During the ceremony, Paul R. Wylie, a lawyer, engineer, historian, author and MSU alumnus, will receive an MSU honorary doctorate.

Both ceremonies will be livestreamed available on the commencement page at

Elk River Books Free Events: Meet the Authors in May 9 & 23

May 9, 7pm   Bozeman author Dave Carty reads from his new novel Red is the Fastest Color.   Set in Park County’s Shields River Valley, the new novel is “a quietly potent rumination on the costs, and rewards, of how life ends and begins again” (Kirkus Reviews).  

May 23, 7pm       Local author Stacy Peterson reads from her debut novel (in the works for a film), The Lovely and Dangerous Launch of Lucy Cavanagh.  Set in 1867, the novel follows a “New York City heiress, literary lover, and dreamer,” as she leaves everything behind to travel to San Francisco, seeking answers to questions that have haunted her since the death of her mother. Her stagecoach is attacked. As the only survivor in the wilds of Colorado Territory, she teaming up with outlaw Will Shanks.

Elk River Books locagted at 122 South 2nd St.  Free event.  Book signing and reception will follow.  Details: or (406) 333-2330.


YGM Free Lecture & Book Signing at The Shane Center on May 16, 7pm

The Yellowstone Gateway Foundation & Museum are pleased to announce a free lecture and book signing by award-winning author Dan Flores.  The lecture “Endangered Species and the American West” reflects Flores’ latests book Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals and People in America, winner of the 2023 Rachel Carson Environment Book.

Dan Flores. PhD, is the Hammond Professor Emeritus of the History of the American West at the University of Montana. He is the noted author of “Coyote America, a Natural & Supernatural History” and “American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains”.  Dr. Flores was a significant contributor to the recent Ken Burns documentary on PBS.

Visit, Facebook, or Instagram for updates. 406-222-4184.

Y.G.M. presents “Yellowstone: Living on the Edge” Special Exhibit Event May 2, 5pm-7pm

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum announces the opening of a new permanent exhibit, “Yellowstone: Living on the Edge,” on Thursday, May 2, from 5pm to 7pm with catered food and beverages. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

This exhibit opening is dedicated to the memory of John Fryer and Paul Shea, men who dedicated their lives to this community and the museum, and showed us what it was like to live “on the edge.” 406.222.4184.

May 1st Old Lumberyard Spring Show

PopUp Art Sale with local & regional Artists
at 122 North F Street

Stafford Animal Shelter will also be on hand.  Come learn how you can get involved.

More details on Instagram  @OLDLUMBERYARD

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