Hot Links

The following links are from friends and colleagues who have some unique, intelligent content that we feel fortunate in saying that we have been lucky enough to work alongside at one point or another in our working careers, or simply admire for sharing similar goals and values.

Great Falls Music Ace Winterrowd is a good friend to Big Sky State Buzz and takes some outstanding photos, some of which you’ll see here, and others you will see on his own website, which he’s been running for the past few years. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to stay attuned to what’s happening in the Electric City music scene.

Nouveau Nostalgia

Tyson and Sara Habein are the creative masterminds behind the micropublishing company Nouveau Nostalgia based in Great Falls. The two have released more than 5 books featuring artwork, poetry, provocative photography and more. They’re wonderful people and always have multiple irons in the fire.

Last Best News

Last Best news 1Based out of Billings and the brainchild of former Billings Gazette editor Ed Kemmick, Last Best News features intriguing news, commentary, editorials, photos and content from across the state. Mr. Kemmick was a big inspiration for my decision to start this venture because I thought if someone else who’s smart, talented and possessing of a background in journalism can do this, so can we.

Bobcat Nation

Jake here, and while I am a graduate of the University of Montana and supposed to inherently be opposed to all things associated with Montana State University, I have to hand it to Mr. Colter Nuanez, who after losing his job at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, has taken the reigns at Bobcat Nation and hasn’t let up yet. For a lifelong Griz fan and UM alumni to say that shows how much respect I have for someone who is working to bring news in an independent manner to the masses. But, seriously, Go Griz!!

221 Industries and FightForce

To see what Cory Smith has created with 221 Industries is impressive. It’s not the only game in Montana, as FightForce has some big events across the state as well, it’s been impressive to see what 221 Industries has done in the short time it’s been established as an MMA company.  Fight Force is a power to be reckoned with, as well, and tends to spread out a bit further across Montana, and has been doing it a bit longer. Both companies have a passion for MMA and continue to push the sport to new heights.

Montana Film Office

Jake here again, and I can confidently say that Deny Staggs and crew at the Montana Film Office are some of my favorite people ever. They’re knowledgeable, professional and helpful and want to see the film industry in Montana explode.

Normal Boots

I’ll admit it, I’m a nerd who has a soft spot for video games and video game culture. I especially enjoy people who mix humor with retro gaming, and the guys at Normal Boots are among my favorites. If you’re into video gaming, check this site out..and with that in mind,

Team Kaizen Games

Team KaizenLet there be no doubt about it — Josh and Trevor Hughes will be conquering the world and making their hometown of Great Falls a video game development mecca.

They’re visionaries with a clear vision for becoming independent PlayStation developers who are set to make waves in the video game world. They’re the forces behind bringing the PlayStation Road to Greatness truck to Great Falls and could possibly be featured in a documentary film that may or may not be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2015. Check these guys out!