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Sports Cove offers scuba-diving courses that take students from the shallows of an indoor swimming pool to the depths of the ocean. For beginners, open-water classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations, and advanced-certification courses give divers enough confidence to explore the depths on their own. Those looking for a more exotic experience can join the crew on one of its organized scuba-diving trips to locations such as Mexico and the Caribbean.

4055 Valley Commons Dr
Bozeman,
MT
US

Doctor of Chiropractic Spence Jahner discovered the power of chiropractic care up close, when it proved successful in treating his father's back problems. Ever since graduating as valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Jahner has diligently tended to the spines of locals at We Care Chiropractic. His appointments begin with thorough physical examinations, complete with motion x-rays. Using these results, he helps devise a treatment plan customized to each patient's individual needs. He primarily administers spinal adjustments, which realign vertebrae to help alleviate symptoms such as neck pain and headaches. He also has experience in treating specific types of patients, including those recovering from personal injuries, as well as athletes recovering from particularly strenuous huddles.

804 N 19th Ave
Bozeman,
MT
US

Red Apple’s founder Tammy Bennecke started her career in the classroom, helping six- and seven-year-olds tap into the wonders of the written word. “What I loved the most was watching that little light bulb go off in a first grader’s head,” she wrote in her blog last year, but she couldn’t help noticing a disturbing pattern as she began moving to older classrooms. It was clear that children who fell a few steps behind in earlier years were discouragingly unlikely to catch up, and might even be at greater risk of dropping out by the time they reached high school.

Undaunted, Bennecke left institutional education to combat adolescent illiteracy through Red Apple Reading, an online program of easily-digestible reading concepts that encourages interactivity and comes with trackable progress reports for parents and teachers. The system is designed to keep kids engaged and entertained: goofy animals and skateboarding kids parade across screens and flashcards, and reward points and bonus games provide a sense of accomplishment normally reserved for the one in 10,000 children who can successfully work the claw machine at the arcade.

26 West 6th Avenue
Helena,
MT
US

When visitors board one of Wild West Rafting's rafts, they're actually stepping into some historic, soggy shoes. The inflated vessels traverse the Yellowstone River, which was explored by members of the Lewis and Clarke expedition in 1806. These famed adventurers saw many of the things rafters still see: elk, bison, and other wildlife set against the rolling terrain of nearby mountains. Indeed, Wild West Rafting's trips pass several of the majestic sights that define the American West. But the river offers more than just scenery. Near Gardiner, Montana, the flow speeds up as the river descends into Paradise Valley and narrow canyons. Rafters on these sections face an on-water rollercoaster, flying through class III and IV rapids with names such as "Yankee's Revenge," "Box Car," and "Audience Members in the First Three Rows Will Get Wet."

While they're an adventure for most people, these trips define a typical workday for Wild West Rafting's guides, each of whom holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, and Swift Water Rescue. The staff includes experts such as Ryan Winter—who, before coming to the Yellowstone River, honed his paddling skills on the South African whitewaters of the Umkomasi, the Umzimkulu, and the Zambezi. The guides can take groups on rafting trips ranging from a couple of hours to multiple days. During longer excursions, they can combine rafting with horseback rides through Yellowstone National Park.

906 Scott St
Gardiner,
MT
US

Signature service: Quick turn around; exceptional service.
Established: 1996
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: We will not only fix your problem, but we will recommend ideas to prevent the problem from recurring.

Q&A with Don Killian, Business Owner

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We were able to recover photos from a damaged hard drive. The computer could not boot, so the customer thought all of her family photos were gone.

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
There are always new and different problems, so it is necessary to keep up with changes in technology.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I was interested in computers even before the Internet was widely available—what made them work, how to run programs, and explore the potential of the computer.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Every customer has different levels of knowledge about their computer. This says nothing about their intelligence, only their level of expertise in this particular field. We are happy to share our expertise whenever a customer wants to know more.

3 N Western Dr
Bozeman,
MT
US