Published in the Bozeman Chronicle, January, 2008. In his follow-up book to the bestselling The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach has taken his winning strategies to the next level with The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner, a guide to assist with building wealth through real estate. According to Bach, the plan is quite simple, it works in any market, and it has been thoroughly time tested to work. For years, Americans used their investment dollars in the stock market to grow at a steady pace.
Rarely has so much bounty gone so unplundered as at Big Sky — the biggest place you’ve never skied.
Montana’s Fly Capital
It’s a coin toss between Missoula and Bozeman for the title of best flyfishing town in Montana, but because of its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman wins by a nose. Since 1970, Bozeman has blossomed from a sleepy railroad and college town into a western-chic hotspot for tele-commuters, artists, entrepreneurs-and fish junkies.
ERA Landmark owner Robyn Erlenbush awarded Business to Business’ annual Citizen’s Award Published in the Bozeman Chronicle’s Business to Business Publication, December, 2007. By Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
When Robyn Erlenbush moved to Bozeman from the small, eastern Montana town of Sidney in the early 1980s, it wasn’t exactly booming. “From an economic point of view, it was a tough time for Bozeman,” she says, recalling double-digit interest rates, major job losses and the near-collapse of home prices.
The people of Bozeman, Mont., don’t want this story to be published. They want the writers and photographers out, and they want the media to forget that their beautiful, once little town exists. "There’s the idea that ‘foreigners,’ as we call them, are going to destroy old-time Montana," says Connie Lord, a longtime Bozeman resident and native of the state. When Lord returned to Big Sky Country after moving away for work, she discovered a transformed city. "What happened to my sleepy little town?" she wondered.
The Gallatin Canyon is one of the most beautiful places on earth and a fine place to cast a fly. It is one of the locations where A River Runs Through It was filmed and you can see why Hollywood picked the spot.
If small-town life holds special appeal for you, look out West. Seven of the 10 highest-ranked cities that offer the best quality of life are in Western states, according to a new study by Bizjournals. Topping the list is Bozeman, Mont., where it can get awfully cold –- even dropping below freezing on the occasional summer night — but there are plenty of compensations.
Like the stunning view of the Rocky Mountains. And the strong local economy. And the intellectual and cultural activity at Montana State University.
In southwestern Montana — big ski country — two resorts team up for an experience more mammoth than Mammoth. No lines. No hassles. And views of three states.
Big Sky, Montana. — You wake up to a fresh handkerchief of snow draped over the mountain, 4 inches deep and as light as linen, atop a 5-foot base. You lug your skis to the lift. "Is it open?" you wonder, since so few fellow skiers are around. It’s open. It’s Montana. Get used to it.
What to do and see on this vacation of a lifetime..
Read the full story: A family’s quest to see "something big" turns into the trip of a lifetime — to the big skies, mountains and beauty of Montana and Wyoming.
Outside University: The Top 40
Today’s topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America’s most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You’ll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY – Bozeman, Montana