Editor’s Picks

Drinks Issue

The 2021 Drinks Issue

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

Track and Field

The First Fosbury?

Five years before Dick Fosbury shocked the world by winning an Olympic gold medal using a new high jumping technique, an unknown boy from Flathead County High School was photographed using the same method

Glacier Park

Off the Grid and Overrun

Glacier National Park’s ticketed entry system is driving hordes of ill-equipped visitors up the North Fork, a rugged and remote segment of the park where self-reliance was once a prerequisite


Priced Out

As demand for home rentals in the Flathead outpaces supply, many are forced into desperate situations while the threat of displacement looms


A Collection Like No Other

The late Ed Gilliland’s extraordinary historical photo collection will now be preserved forever at Northwest Montana History Museum and available to view online


Wild Horse’s Wild History

Over the decades, all sorts of plans were concocted for Wild Horse Island: resorts, a power plant, a large marina, farms, an Arabian and Thoroughbred horse operation, hundreds of homesites. But a much better idea won, and today it’s one of Montana’s largest state parks.


Meet the Joneses

Since purchasing their dream property on Big Mountain, the self-made billionaires have expanded their land portfolio to include nearly one-fifth of all private land in Flathead County. Their aim isn’t to expand their business empire or build an inclusive resort, they say, but rather to create a family legacy and establish a reputation as good neighbors.

Summer Preview

The 2021 Summer Preview

Your seasonal guide to all things summer in the Flathead: camping, rafting, visiting Glacier, upcoming events and more!


On the Rise

Developers have bold plans for Kalispell’s core area, with an emphasis on mixed-use projects designed to create attainable housing and promote downtown commerce


The New Frontier of Legal Marijuana

Six months after Montanans voted to legalize recreational cannabis, the Legislature has laid out its vision for implementation as communities and businesses prepare for shops to open in January 2022


A Matter of Life and Death

Four men have died at the hands of Flathead County law enforcement in the last 12 months, an unprecedented spree that’s left a trail of heartache and unanswered questions


Redrawing District Lines

For the first time in three decades, Montana is poised to gain a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, doubling its political representation in Congress and setting the stage for a historic political showdown

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