The Forgotten Legend of Nick Lassa

Lassa, a Native American from the Flathead Valley, played for one of the NFL’s original teams, the Oorang Indians, and wrestled bears during halftime, carving out a legacy largely overlooked through the decades

Plein to See

Flathead Valley painters, from amateurs to pros, paint “en plein air” to experience the wonder of Northwest Montana

The Sailor at Home

Fifty years ago, Robin Lee Graham made international headlines when he became the youngest person to ever sail solo around the world. Today, he and his wife Patti live a quiet life on the shores of Flathead Lake.

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

The Outlaw at the Movies

Four decades ago, the Outlaw Inn was the glimmering star of Kalispell, home to movie stars, major film productions and, unfortunately, one of Hollywood’s most notorious flops

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