March 14, 2024

Bozeman Journal

Good Morning Bozeman. Sunday the 17th is St. Patty's day. Saturday is the infamous Run to the Pub. There's still time to register and GL to all the race participants.

For those who haven't broken in their running shoes this season, downtown is worth a visit during the event!


In Today's Edition:

  • Local Business
  • Civil News
  • ICYMI
  • Things to Do This Weekend

❓ Trivia

What is the fastest recorded time (rounded to hour and minutes) for completing Run to the Pub's half marathon?

a) 1 hour 4 minutes
b) 1 hour 18 minutes
c) 1 hour 9 minutes
d) 1 hour 13 minutes

*Answer at the bottom of this email

Photo of the Week

Ice fishing at Bozeman Beach | Photo courtesy of Julia & Connor Lopes

Local Business

2024 Art Walk

The Downtown Bozeman Association is in planning mode for 2024's Art Walks. Set yourself some reminders for the second Friday of each month from June through September and in December, from 6 PM to 8 PM. If you own a business and want to get involved, whether located downtown or not, you can register here or contact the organizers for more information.

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Speaking of Art

We love to see the flourishing art scene here in town. The Bozeman Art Museum is hosting two special events soon. The first features photographer Robert Osborn on Tuesday, March 19th, at 5:30 p.m., and the second highlights painter Steve Huston on Tuesday, April 2nd, also at 5:30 p.m.

Attendance for each event is capped at 50 guests. To reserve your spot, you can RSVP through the contact information available on their website. You can also explore both current and upcoming exhibits on their website here.*


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BZN Breaking Records

Current forecasts suggest that in 2024, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is expected to serve about 1.3 million passengers, setting a new record. This represents a 6.1% increase, or roughly 75,000 more passengers, compared to the previous record in 2023.

The linked press release also highlights that BZN is set to reintroduce direct flights to both Chicago-Midway, IL, and Charlotte, NC, later this year.

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ℹ️ ICYMI

News you might have missed this week from publishers around the valley:

  • Paradise Valley: There's a referendum on the ballot this June in Park County that would repeal the County's growth policy. While there are plans in place to create a new one, citizens are worried that process can take several years and there is no guarantee that a new proposal will be adopted. You can read more here at the Mountain Journal.

  • Brewing Something Big: MSU has received a new license that expands its barley research into brewing quality. This development enables the university to enhance its studies on barley varieties specifically for their use in brewing. This research aims to improve crop quality and sustainability for the brewing industry. For more details, you can read their press release here.

Civil News

Open Board Seats

There are a number of vacancies across Bozeman's citizen advisory boards. You have until April 21 to submit your application. You can see the full list of open board seats and the respective term lengths here on the City's website.

Openings include seats on the Library's Board of Trustees, Urban Parks & Forestry Board, the Downtown Urban Renewal Board and more. If you're interested in influencing our city's future, here's your opportunity.

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State of the City Address

We mentioned this in last week's newsletter, but sometimes we all just need a couple reminders. The State of the City address will be given next Monday, the 18th at the Crawford Theater and Wednesday March 20th at Fire Station 3, with live streaming on the City’s Facebook and later viewing on YouTube.

You can read more here on the City's website.

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Gallatin County Expanding Composting Operations

Gallatin County was awarded a $400,000 federal grant from the Department of Agriculture to enhance composting operations at Logan Landfill. The grant will go towards building an aerated static pile and help the HRDC to increase its food rescue efforts across Gallatin County. You can read more here.

We're working on a revamped events board to bring you events any day/any time! Stay tuned as we start to roll that out in the next week. In the meantime, here's some ideas for the upcoming weekend:

  • First up, the Equinox Mythic Ball. This event is new on our radar and shrouded in mystery but we did manage to find some info over on the Bozone. It's a sober event from 6-10pm Friday evening @ Story Mansion for those who want to celebrate the Spring Equinox and the St. Patty’s weekend. All ages are welcome. More info on tickets and attire here.

  • Last Best Comedy is having open mic night @ 5:30pm on Friday. If you think you have some jokes to keep the crowd laughing - now's your time to see if you should keep your day job or not!

  • Hopefully you plan on either running, volunteering or just cheering folks on at the Run to the Pub on Saturday morning. The half starts @ 9:30am and the 10k kicks off @ 9:45. If you do head downtown, it's worth noting that Main St will be closed between Willson to Cypress until about 3:30pm.

  • On Saturday Evening, plan to head over to the Emerson for the Mountain Girl Film Festival & Vendor Show. There is an outdoor market @ 5pm and film with a focus on women in the outdoors & film-making, starting @ 7pm . See the lineup of films and buy your tickets here at their website.

Trivia Answer

The answer is c).

According to Competitive Timing, Carson Vickroy from Bozeman, ran the 2018 half in 1:09:48.94. A breezy 5:20/mile pace.