Hit the River With a Plan

An early-season primer to floating, paddling, and making 2019 your best year on the Flathead Valley's moving waters

Indigenous Eating

Kalispell's Mariah Gladstone is using local, seasonal whole foods to help revitalize the health of Native American populations

Deepening Their Roots

Young farmers and endurance athletes Nathan Christianson and Cassady Daley purchase Raven Ridge Farm outside of Kalispell

Free as the Byrds

For generations, one of the Bad Rock Canyon’s most prominent families has been forging its own path and dealing gracefully with every unexpected challenge

The World’s Greatest Floods

During the last ice age, Glacial Lake Missoula unleashed the most powerful floods ever recorded, shaping the landscape from western Montana all the way to the Pacific Ocean

Why Are Northwest Montana’s Ski Areas Still Independent?

While a conglomerate arms race for ski area ownership rages nationwide, our region stands apart

Dan the Bear Man

A pioneer in his field, Dan Carney closes out a distinguished three-decade career as Blackfeet tribal bear biologist, navigating a tricky reservation landscape of 40,000 cows, unique laws and roaming grizzlies

Mister Baseball

Josh Fields’ professional baseball career ended tantalizingly short of stardom, but a decade later the one-time pitcher has found peace, purpose and family in his hometown

Cabins in the Woods

Historic structures animate Montana’s wild places with human history and a handful of hauntings

Life Cycles

The Arnones are known for cycling talent and efficient living, and now the east Flathead Valley family has found a new way to live off the land through hemp

The End of the Line

125 years after the Great Northern Railway came to town, the railroad that built Kalispell is pulling out of the station

Remarkable Rivers

For 50 years, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act has protected segments of America’s “outstandingly remarkable” rivers. Here’s why the forks of the Flathead River are counted among the country’s most extraordinary streams.

History and Beauty Merge on Glacier’s East Side

Venturing beyond Logan Pass and Going-to-the-Sun Road reveals some of the park’s most dramatic sights, as well as a unique cultural legacy

Land and Labor: The Siderius Legacy

At age 86, more than 50 years after making front-page headlines by rolling a 25-ton bulldozer off Going-to-the-Sun Road 350 feet down a mountainside, Charles Siderius still shows up for work each day

The Rebirth of Mission Mountains Mercantile

Following a 2016 fire, a hub of the Swan Valley reopens with a new look but the same cherished role as a community institution and traveler oasis