Editor’s Picks


Now Hiring

As the economy recovers from the pandemic, employers continue to struggle filling job vacancies in nearly every sector, with the shortage most pronounced in the service industry


Community of Inclusion

As Flathead Valley lawmakers promote measures in the Montana Legislature targeting the rights of LGBTQ individuals, local advocates and faith-based communities are sending messages of support


The 2021 Jobs Issue

A rapid economic recovery is illuminating old dilemmas: a tight job market, lack of childcare and expensive housing

Glacier Park

On the Road to a Record Year

As Glacier National Park braces for what experts anticipate may be the busiest summer on record, administrators are introducing new tools to navigate a complex set of challenges


The Grizzly Guru

For three decades, Tim Manley has been resolving conflicts between grizzly bears and people in Northwest Montana, in large part by forging relationships with landowners and shifting perceptions about how to coexist on a crowded landscape


The Brothers Gelande

For decades, a trio of brothers from Whitefish has dominated the niche sport of alpine ski jumping by leaping to new heights


Roadmap to Reopening

As most of the country grapples with how to get kids back into their classrooms, Flathead County offers a six-month working model with clues for other districts


An Unforgiving Winter

Avalanche fatalities nationwide this winter have already surpassed yearly averages, while the increasing ages of victims reveals experience does not necessarily equal expertise


This Land is Whose Land?

With hundreds of thousands of timberland acres changing hands in recent years in Northwest Montana, difficult questions over access and usage are coming into focus alongside the region’s legacy of conservation


The 2021 Food Issue

Highlighting the region's signature dishes, revealing hidden culinary secrets and showcasing cupcake creativity at its finest


Last of His Kind

Brian Osterday is one of the only remaining fur craftsmen in the Lower 48 carrying on a centuries-old trade


Next in Stein

Dave Sturzen dethroned Whitefish’s steinholding king in 2019 and now, with his new mentor’s guidance, he’s raising his glass with an eye on a quirky sport’s national title


Care in Crisis

For residents and staff at a Whitefish nursing home that endured one of the deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Montana, the costs and challenges of the pandemic have extended beyond the physical effects of disease

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