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A Century of Cycling

Venerable downtown Kalispell bike shop Wheaton’s still evolving as it celebrates 100 years in business

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James J. Hill: Architect of the Northwest

This year is the 125th anniversary of “Empire Builder” James J. Hill completing his Great Northern Railway, which changed the Flathead Valley and the Pacific Northwest forever

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Up the Great Divide

The National Trails System celebrates 50 years as one of the greatest innovations in American outdoor recreation history: the long-distance hiking trail, including the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, 750 miles of which run through Montana

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Beyond the Bend

Led by The Yoga Room, the Flathead Valley has an unusually high number of instructors who have completed the demanding Iyengar certification process, helping make the region’s yoga community a model for the state

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Signs of the Times

Meissenburg Designs in Bigfork has evolved from a small husband-and-wife operation into a renowned sign-making business that pumps out 500-600 signs daily and employs more than 40 people

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Beyond the Bend

Led by The Yoga Room, the Flathead Valley has an unusually high number of instructors who have completed the demanding Iyengar certification process, helping make the region’s yoga community a model for the state

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Signs of the Times

Meissenburg Designs in Bigfork has evolved from a small husband-and-wife operation into a renowned sign-making business that pumps out 500-600 signs daily and employs more than 40 people

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The Bakery Boom

Uptown Hearth in downtown Columbia Falls is among the most recent additions to the region’s impressive batch of boulangeries

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Springing to Life

The spring season’s weather may be fickle, but there’s plenty to do outdoors: skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing

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The Extra Mile

Many of the wildest excursions in Northwest Montana start in downtown Kalispell, at a little mountain shop owned by Don and Colleen Scharfe, where adventure-minded folks find the finest gear, guidance and a community of their own

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Poia Paradise

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