Sunday, June 13, 2021

Bozeman, MT -- June 13, 2021

Re-posting with updates

I believe I read an article earlier this year suggesting Bozeman, MT, was the fastest growing city in the US. If not the "fastest" growing city in the US, certainly in the running.

My sister sent me this photo of herself taken this evening “in” Bozeman. Outside temperature apparently 73°. 

Note: there is an empty chair just waiting for you. 

Later: They're reading the blog. Less than twelve hours after posting the story above, Fox News: Montana, the sold-out state New Yorkers can't get enough of. 


And from a reader, from the NY Times, behind a paywall, this op-ed, May 12, 2021: my beloved college town has a problem: it's too popular. The "town"? Bozeman, MT.  Posted here, not behind a paywall: link.  

Meanwhile, In Texas

Our middle granddaughter plays for the FC Dallas (actually she plays on two FC Dallas club teams -- she plays on an "05" team and an "06" team). 


  1. And they brought their politics to MT. Another state trashed by the idiots. Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Utah and the list goes on.

  2. The interesting thing is that "natives" still far outnumber new arrivals.

    The state has had 9 Republican governors and 15 Democrat governors.

    My hunch is it's not the newcomers we need to worry about.

  3. Voting habits of multi generational Montanan families baffled me the entire 10 yrs I lived there. You are absolutely correct, the enemy is within

    1. Thank you. And the sad thing is that when the great-great-grandchildren see how things have turned, it will be too late. The damage will have been done.

  4. As I think back, it must have been the winter of '73-74... but yes, that was Chet's last ride....

    1. He picked a great state to spend his last days. Good for him. I grew up with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, NBC News: nothing better since. Much better than Walter Cronkite. The two-person anchor news show was a brilliant idea. Why did that model go away? My hunch: too expensive to pay for two anchors when one can get away with paying for one.