Sean Averill’s Breakthrough Year

Downtown Whitefish hotel and Second Street subdivision expected to break ground in 2015

A Forgotten Building Worth Saving

Group hoping to restore ‘Old Main’ veterans’ home in Columbia Falls, which opened in 1896 and was abandoned in 1970

Man of Steel

Bigfork blacksmith Jeffrey Funk is working to keep his trade’s ancient skills alive, and working on a plan for the 28,000 pounds of Old Steel Bridge in his backyard

In Our Element

Portraits of Montana’s workers and the tools they use to do their jobs

Stay Cool This Winter

Your guide to epic resorts, gnarly lines, sweet watering holes and a stylish season on the slopes

Northwest Montana Road Trips

Explore Northwest Montana this fall on your own four wheels

No Boundaries in Babb

Two families, the Thronsons and the Burnses, have run this town’s business district for nearly a century. There’s a reason they never left

Reflecting on ‘The Bob’

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, and Bob Marshall was there from the beginning

The von Trapp Children Grow Up

Montana natives, and descendants of the inspiration for ‘The Sound of Music,’ find a voice of their own

Putting the Pieces Together

In restoring log cabins, stonemason Denny Kellogg merges his talent for construction with his passion for history

‘A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’

Hockaday exhibits rare display of private art and artifact collection

The Original Lawmen

Montana appointed its first brand inspectors in 1885. Over a century later, technology has changed their job but not their fundamental duties: protecting livestock owners and preserving the “classical language of the American West.”

Spring’s New Beginnings

At some point, perhaps today, we need to define spring once and for all

“When All Hell Came Down the Mountains”

An Oral History of the Flood of 1964

Another Pass at Winter

On a highway to heaven