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Distinctly Montana Spring 2015

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D I S T I N C T LY M O N TA N A • S P R I N G 2 0 1 5 10 10 Valerie Harms has edited this magazine since 2005 and says it is like throwing a party every season. A writer as well as editor, she is the author of 10 books and numerous articles. A graduate of Smith College, for seven years she was an editor at the National Audubon Society in New York City. She has taught writing and given workshops around the country, plus in Greece and Canada. In 1995 she moved to Montana to see wild animals in their habitats and explore the mountains and rivers. For more info see her Web site at www. valerieharms.com. Email queries to valerie@distinctlymontana.com. Robert Rath collects hyphens. Currently, he's an illustrator-designer-author-art director-dog walker living in Bozeman. He's illustrated many children's books, including the award-winning First Dog: Unleashed in the Montana Capitol, and Yellowstone's Hot Legends and Cool Myths. His clients include Lucasfi lm, The History Channel, Scholastic Books, Farcountry Press and many others. He isn't allergic to anything, can't remember birthdays, likes to cook, can wiggle his ears, and hates writing bios. GLACIER PAGE 12 MACY K. RICKETTS is a student studying Cellular and Molecular Biology at Montana Tech in Butte. Born and raised in Montana, Macy plans on pursuing a PhD in Plant Ecology and a career as a research scientist. You can fi nd Macy's work in Montana Standard and the Livingston Enterprise. FLOATING MONTANA PAGE 16 KEN SINAY is the Director of Yellowstone Safari Company and has been guid- ing wildlife watchers, backpackers, llama trekkers, river safaris, history buffs, and photographers in Montana for over 20 years. Ken can be reached at Yellowstone Safari Company, (406) 586-1155 or Ken@yellowstonesafari.com. THE CARRY HOME PAGE 21 GARY FERGUSON, based in Red Lodge, is an expert chronicler of nature, having written for a wide variety of publications. He is the author of 23 books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawks Rest. He's also on the faculty of the MFA program at Pacifi c Lutheran University. Visit www.wildwords.net for more info. MODERN AMERICAN INDIAN MUSIC PAGE 28 JOSEPH SHELTON is a frequent contributor to Distinctly Montana as well as a columnist for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR PASTA! PAGE 32 CHEF JIM GRAY is a Missoula-based culinary instructor and restaurant consultant who creates, remakes, and reimagines menus for food and beverage establishments. WILD WEST WORDS PAGE 36 Raised on a farm in northeastern Montana, CHRYSTI M. SMITH trained horses and participated in annual wagon trains, sleeping in a bedroll on the ground and eating grub from the chuck wagon. Now she wrangles CONTRIBUTORS CONTRIBUTORS OUR CONTRIBUTORS ALEXIS PIKE

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