By Tyler Allen EBS Managing Editor
As the hangover from the Thanksgiving holiday heals, readers in our region are treated to the release of Mountain Outlaw magazine’s winter edition. This 15th issue of our twice-annual glossy publication is an experience in journalism and visual storytelling.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is our backyard and where we draw inspiration for the stories we pursue every six months. Lander, Wyoming’s Claire Cella dives into the economic crossroads faced by Bozeman, Big Sky and Jackson, Wyoming, where technology has helped encourage telecommuters and startups to carve out their dreams in the Northern Rockies, and she discovers the resulting pressures on real estate markets and the lifestyle we cherish here.
Senior Editor Amanda Eggert continues that theme with her profiles of four entrepreneurs in the region, staking their claims to the future of this corner of the West. And our gear reviews celebrate the intrepid business owners that draw inspiration from the northern Rockies to design and build their apparel and hard goods.
The tireless scribe Todd Wilkinson tackles grizzly bear delisting from the Endangered Species Act, and what the potential for impending trophy hunts in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho means to passionate outdoorsmen.
Longtime contributor Yogesh Simpson followed up his summer music roundup in the Greater Yellowstone, published in our previous edition, with a profile of four regional music venues that are helping to ignite our burgeoning music scene.
Mountain Outlaw’s founding editor Emily Stifler Wolfe has a big footprint in this edition with two features, including a riveting story about a 70-year-old woman who survived an hour and 45 minutes buried in a devastating avalanche. Editor-at-Large Joseph T. O’Connor will take you on a trip through the life of Evel Knievel from the lens of a museum just opened in Topeka, Kansas, which celebrates the Butte native’s daredevil exploits.
The Outbound Gallery in each issue of Mountain Outlaw is an opportunity for us to tell compelling stories through the lens and paintbrush, and this edition’s is no exception. Art Director Kelsey Dzintars put the call out to photographers and artists who devote their work to affecting social change, and it’s likely our most powerful gallery yet.
When Mountain Outlaw arrives in the Greater Yellowstone on Dec. 1, grab yourself a copy and find a quiet place to read—we look forward to hearing your feedback.
Let us know what you think by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.