The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale (WDC), based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, celebrated 25 years this fall, featuring cutting-edge, handcrafted designs in areas ranging from Western fashion and jewelry to furnishings, saddles, and home accessories. WDC executive director Allison Merritt works closely with conference...

Pairing wine with food is an art of sorts, and one that’s sometimes best left to the experts. With hunting season in full swing and freezers filling, wild game — from birds to deer, antelope to elk — will soon grace tables throughout the Northern...

It was June 11, 1864, and the Confederate cavalry under General Thomas Rosser, a native of Texas and General George Custer’s former West Point classmate, surrounded Custer and his men at Trevilian Station, Virginia. After the ensuing, six-hour battle, Custer’s wagon was captured, and his...

Helena, Montana, native Maile Meloy’s new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed (Riverhead, $27), has been justly lauded in recent months as a must-read literary thriller. She deftly introduces scenarios and characters, offers sly foreshadowing and detailed backstories, and pokes at the motivations of the parents, siblings,...

The partially frozen grizzly bear has been laid across the concrete floor. Dried mud is caked on its pelt and the bullet hole behind its front shoulder is hardly visible in the thick, dark chocolate-colored fur. How it died is no mystery. The bullet clearly was...