Montana For Real

A neat blog titled simply “Montana For Real.” The author, Kari, blogs from “North Central Montana” and says this:

I started writing because I thought it would be cool if someone who’d really been there told stories about ranching and rodeo. Now I write a newspaper column and novels about life and love for 21st century cowgirls and cowboys. I’d like to share my Montana with you. Here’s what it looks like when you’ve been looking at it your entire life.

Among the highlights I’ve seen so far: in the kitchen, ranch life, and livestock! Good stuff – go say hi!

Blog Bash in Helena

The Montana Watchdog is hosting a blog bash of sorts in Helena:

Montana Watchdog invites all bloggers and the general public to a free event April 23 that focuses on online news and open government. The nonpartisan event is an opportunity for discussion and mingling among bloggers from throughout the state. Lunch is included. Featured speaker is Frank Keegan, national editor of the Franklin Center, a leading national non-profit journalism organization. Also speaking are John Barrows, executive director of the Montana Newspaper Association and Aaron Flint, host of the statewide “Voices of Montana” radio show. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. The event begins 9:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Drive in Helena.
For more information or to register, contact Michael Noyes at (406) 219-0510 or e-mail him at

Hmmm…sounds interesting.

Pioneer Woman coming to GF

Got a cool email from Theresa with news that a relatively famous blogger will be in town for Western Art Week next year: Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman!

I thought, as a blogger, you might enjoy this information. The Russell Museum has a special guest coming for events at our benefit in March, The Russell: The Sale to Benefit the Russell Museum. Bestselling author and famed blogger, Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, will speak at an event (the Western Masters Art Show at the Heritage Inn) on Friday evening, March 18 and attend The Russell auction and brunch on Saturday, March 19. I know it’s several months out, but I thought your out of town readers who might be interested in attending would enjoy finding out about it a little earlier than the general public.

I’ve visited Ree’s site a few times – quite a blogger, and lots of fans – over 96,000 Twitter followers! Any of you read her?

Because She Can!

This is cool: a new blogger to welcome to the Great Falls blogosphere! I really like her intro and attitude:

Hi! My name is Karen, and I’ll be your tour guide. But first, a little about who I am and what this site is all about. Living in Montana was never in my plans. In fact, it wasn’t even a place I thought much about…until a couple of years ago…
Whether it is a mini vacation, day trip, scenic drive, or something happening in or around Great Falls, we like to check things out. This website is my way of sharing a little bit of our beautiful state of Montana with you. I had no idea what ‘Big Sky Country’ meant until I got here. I get it now.

Amen, Karen. Into the Great Falls blogroll you go! Folks, go visit Karen at Because I Can In Montana and say hi!

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