Brian Stoner (center) sweeps bees off a branch into a hive box on Friday, July 13. The bees were relocated to the home of a nearby beekeeper who had lost a hive last winter. (Patti Warburton photo)

What’s the buzz?

ENNIS—When Esther Warburton left her home to run some errands on Thursday, July 12, there wasn’t a bee in sight.

By later that afternoon, a huge hive had built itself in the tree in her front yard. 

“When I left I didn’t hear a thing,” she says. “And when I came back a couple hours later, the whole tree was buzzing.”

Lynda Andros-Clay, of Bozeman receives her medal as she finishes the Madison Duathlon on Sunday, July 8. She finished sixth in the women’s division, and plans to compete in all six of the Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series races in 2018.

‘Doing the Du’

ENNIS— Last week, we introduced you to Sam Korsmoe, race director and outdoor educator extraordinaire, and this week we begin a reporter’s journey to achieve what only 24 have achieved in the history of the GYAS: the title of total badass (TBA, as it’s referred to by participants). 


A Bang-Up Fourth of July

ENNIS—The biggest block party of the summer lived up to its hype at the “Meet Me in Ennis, Montana” Fourth of July celebrations. Around 10,000 people packed Main Street for Ennis’s 83rd annual parade, and many stayed all day to take in a variety of offerings and soak up some—finally—summer-like weather.

Four-time Madison half marathon champion David Gregory of West Yellowstone runs atop the Gravelly Range, part of the half and full marathon course put on by the Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series. The Madison and Big Sky marathons will take place on July 21 and 22 this year. (Photo courtesy of Sam Korsmoe).

‘Something nobody else has’

ENNIS - The way Sam Korsmoe sees it, race directors like to call their respective marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks the most beautiful, the most difficult, the most whatever.

But, says Korsmoe, those descriptors are all completely subjective. He didn’t want that when he created the Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series (GYAS) .


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