2015 News Photos of the Year

The top news photos taken in 2015 in Northwest Montana

By Greg Lindstrom
The Great Northern Type Two Initial Attack unit walks in line as the Reynolds Creek Fire burns near the Rising Sun General Store in Glacier National Park on July 30, 2015. At one point there were 670 personnel assigned to the incident, including eight hot shot crews, eight 20-person crews and seven helicopters. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

As a photojournalist, I have the privilege of witnessing history being made daily in the Flathead Valley and the opportunity to share it with Beacon readers. My work offers me a glimpse into the heart of our community as I try to capture storytelling images of not only the prominent events, but also quieter scenes. It is the people in these photographs who make them important. Learning their stories and discovering how they shape our community is the best part of my job. Here are the fleeting moments, both breathtaking and heartbreaking, that defined 2015.