SigMT Autumn 2017

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Photo by Jim Wells From the Editor HAYLEY LENINGTON-LERAY MT Signature 10 | SignatureMT ere is always something refreshing about fall. Perhaps the turning of the leaf is always a reassuring sign of something new and beer to come, and aer the smoke –filled summer we experienced, a change of seasons couldn't be more welcome. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, perhaps because it's the most civilized of the four. e wind may be a nuisance, but the violent storms are a rarity and the gray of winter has yet to arrive. e mornings are crisp and the days are shorter, compressed like an accordion. We fall back into a fast-paced rhythm, doing our best to keep time with the tempo of a new season: back-to-school schedules that must balance with work, and electronic day-timers SUBSCRIPTIONS If you are moving, renewing, have a question, or wish to have your name le off our mail advertisers' list, please enclose your name and mailing address with your correspondence for faster service. 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PRINTED IN THE USA All statements, including product claims, are those of the person or organization making the statement or claim. e publisher does not adopt any such statement or claims as its own and any such statement or claim does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher. PUBLISHER David F. Leray EDITOR Hayley Lenington-Leray CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ted Stuff SALES/MARKETING Jack May, Jessica Riffel, Jaime Talia GRAPHIC DESIGNER Samantha Louthan COPY EDITOR Katherine Niemi CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kay Bjork Heather Bode Shane Klippenes Holly Matkin Dwayne Nelson Colter Pedersen Shannon Ruckman Suzanne Waring CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Sean Heavey Mary Kaercher Marcus Serrano Darrin Schreder Jacqui Smith Daphne Wade Jim Wells Eric Visocan Sara Young erupting with multiple board meetings and events. Every year the same, fall brings a jolt back to reality. ank goodness this season offers up such stunning foliage, mild weather and pumpkin-spiced everything to help with the transition and two words: sweater weather. is is the perfect time of year where you can snuggle up in a cozy sweater without the hassle of a bulky jacket just yet. Fall cuisine is a category all its own when apples, pears, squash and sweet potatoes become a mealtime staple. Whether you are geing outdoorsy picking apples and pumpkins or noshing on seasonal favorites at home, your taste buds can't help but love the flavors of fall. is issue, griller extraordinaire, Chandee Bomgardner, heats up the barbecue to prove where there is smoke, there is flavor. In addition to conventional smoking methods, Chandee showcases a new way to add a distinct smoky flavor and aroma to almost any food or drink in seconds. We head to Glasgow for a visit with some risk taking entrepreneurs who transformed a century-old building into a bustling, first-class hotel on the Montana Hi-Line. We delve into a disturbing form of modern day slavery and uncover new hope for the future as one Great Falls family tackles human trafficking head-on in an effort to save lives throughout the Treasure State and across the country. Have you ever wondered where the term "barn raisin" came from? Writer Suzanne Waring takes a look back at the form and function of early twentieth- century barns. While modern metal structures are more practical and fit the needs of today's farmer, some old gems still dot the landscape across Montana and reflect the great care taken when building these iconic American structures. Outdoor enthusiast Shane Klippenes takes us into the back country, far above Montana's crowded blue-ribbon trout rivers, where hidden alpine lakes yield incredible fishing and miles of natural panoramic beauty. From novice to highly experienced, Klippenes provides a detailed checklist on how to prepare for escaping the crowds and reveling in the sunny solitude of Montana's "secret" waters. Take a deep breath as we turn the page on fashion and present silhouees ripe for the picking. Find some great ideas for the whole family and great ways to make multiple looks from one signature piece. is is, of course, a sampling of the stories that await you in the fall issue. So, layer on the comfy cloths, grab a cup of Joe, a slice of cinnamon spiced pumpkin bread and enjoy another fabulous issue of Signature MT magazine. MT S

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