Editor’s Picks

Outlook Edition

A Looming Recession?

The tight labor market and strong construction demand point to economic stability while a global recession and rising interest rates indicate more negative growth, leaving economists divided when predicting a recession in 2023

Giving Back

Giving Back to a Local Legend

Gary Cabell has been skiing on Big Mountain since 1976. When his health started to fail and he lost running water on his property, the community jumped in to help


Home Room

As a brutal housing market pushes homelessness in the Flathead Valley into uncharted territory, its impacts have been particularly harsh on local schoolchildren and the educators tasked with supporting them


Skiing Through Grief

Seven-time X Games medalist and Olympic freestyle skier Maggie Voisin has shifted her perspective on skiing, podiums, and life after her third Olympic Games, a series of injuries, and the loss of her older brother to suicide

Holiday Feast Issue

Holiday Board Games

A few simple tips and tricks can elevate a basic charcuterie board into a photo-worthy centerpiece.


The Game Master

In Whitefish, a new world is emerging for tabletop gamers, which for Jeff Irving means his longtime fantasy is close to becoming a reality


The ‘Poster Child’ for Development Approval

Kalispell city planners have been mapping out the municipality’s growth for years, setting the council up to approve 5,000 units since 2018 - despite opposition - as the state tries to address the housing shortage


Underwater World

Diver and videographer Kyren Zimmerman is working with the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center to discover and document the history that lies underneath the surface of Flathead’s waterways

Fall Arts

The Art of Cartography

 Professional cartographer Ryan Dalton was inspired by his bird dog to create custom maps depicting public land in Montana. He’s since built dozens of GPS smartphone maps for a host of Flathead Valley organizations, and has captured the region’s most iconic landscapes in large-format wall art.


Who Will Represent?

As the Nov. 8 election approaches, the race for Montana’s western congressional district is taking shape with three candidates – Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat Monica Tranel and Libertarian John Lamb – vying for the historic opportunity to occupy a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

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