Editor’s Picks

Healthcare

Battle Over Access

Having elected its first anti-abortion governor in 16 years, Montana has joined other states in passing laws to restrict abortion access while courts decide if they violate the Constitution

Education

‘I am Leaving the School District I Love’

As local public school boards become ground zero for contentious battles over masking policies and teaching curriculum, some longtime leaders in education are leaving their communities

Glacier Park

Born to Climb

For 25 years, Jason Robertson has been quietly pursuing the most challenging routes to Glacier National Park’s 234 listed summits, ascending many of them solo and in winter. Yet amid the bluster of ‘peak-braggers’ on social media, his unparalleled feats have largely flown under the radar.

Agriculture

An Apple a Day

Rod McIver, a modern Johnny Appleseed, spends his days among the hundreds of apple trees he’s been cultivating for decades, searching for the perfect fruit to share with the world

Agriculture

Selling the Farm

The agricultural community is shrinking in the Flathead Valley as landowners sell to developers, impacting the farming culture and rural economy

Local

Learning Through Loss

Following the deaths by suicide of eight teenagers in 16 months, prevention leaders, educators and mental health experts seek solutions in the Flathead Valley

Hunting Preview

The 2021 Hunting Preview

Prospects for bagging game in Northwest Montana are looking up as the season kicks off with more hunters heading afield

Local

Saving the Mansion on the Hill

Somers native Jasmine Morton has always loved the mysterious yellow house overlooking Flathead Lake, and now she and her husband are restoring the historic Somers Mansion to its former glory

Education

Anticipation and Anxiety as Class Resumes

Schools enter the fall semester as flashpoints in a broader COVID-19 cultural debate, with education officials confronting complicated social dynamics and laws that contradict public-health guidance

Business

Transforming Transportation

Flathead Valley municipalities are drafting transportation plans for the next 20 years to address growth and create a logical transit network

Sports

Rose’s Redemption

After injuries sidelined her and forced a new perspective, Columbia Falls professional mountain biker and proud mother Rose Grant is back on top of the racing world, including a second straight title at the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 14

Drinks Issue

The 2021 Drinks Issue

Quench your summer thirst with everything from boba tea to small batch rum, local wine and iced coffee

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