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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Two very different Montanas


February 23, 2022

There are two very different Montanas.

One is booming economically with skyrocketing home prices as newcomers flock there to get a piece of the Big Sky. It’s the Montana that’s pictured in magazines and on the big screen.

The other is where I live, the Montana folks are leaving or stuck in with few job prospects and only distant mountains or bad lands on the horizon.

I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

When Barb and I left Bozeman 16 years ago and moved to Malta we jokingly told people that we were moving back to Montana.

But it was true.

Bozeman, like so many other places in the st...

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