• A Flathead Founding Family

    A Flathead Founding Family

    Dating back to Everit L. Sliter’s platting of Bigfork in 1902, the Sliters have been influential community leaders, with a new generation now carrying the baton of civic engagement and business leadership into the future


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Fall in Glacier

An autumn adventure awaits you on every side of the compass in Glacier National Park

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The Short Wild Life of Demersville

The town of Demersville emerged 130 years ago and quickly developed into a vibrant boomtown that laid the roots for the modern Flathead Valley before abruptly vanishing

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A Crowning Achievement

Ultrarunner Mike Foote has a race resume brimming with podium finishes, but his traverse of the Crown of the Continent stands out as his most epic adventure

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Paddling Purists

Greg Morley established a human-powered ethos that keeps his business, Morley Canoes, and his family running strong, with his son now by his side in the workshop

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Family, Forests & the Future

The Chrismans, stewards of hundreds of acres up the North Fork since 1958, have been recognized as the outstanding tree farmers of the year for the western United States

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Old West with a Modern Flair

Bunkhouses once accommodated working cowboys, but this innovative version offers contemporary flourishes and comforts without losing the style’s traditional spirit

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Ode to Oberlin

Wherein a huge parenting win on Mount Oberlin is followed by a huge slap of reality

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Tire Workout

You're stronger than you think, when it comes to tire flipping

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Wilson and Charlotte Higgs

There is much to learn about life and aging when one spends time with those who are facing adversity with courage

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Wild Harvests

Flathead Valley chefs forage for fresh ingredients, picking mountainside meals for local menus

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Huckleberry Gin Fizz

The gin fizz, made possible by the arrival of charged, or carbonated, water in the mid 1800s.

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A Champion for Wilderness

Deb Mucklow Starling, Spotted Bear’s longest-serving district ranger, leaves behind a 37-year Forest Service career and a towering legacy of service

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Poia Paradise

Forget about the summer rush with a laid-back hike to beautiful Poia Lake