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Flathead Living Magazine

Lifestyle

Somers Night

Embrace your unique style during the shoulder season before the busy summer months arrive in northwest Montana

Local

The Soul of Spirit Skate Shop

Despite enduring the pitfalls of growing old in tandem with a subculture that first gained mainstream prominence a half-century ago, Clay Taylor, the 58-year-old owner of Montana’s last best hard-goods skate shop in downtown Kalispell, is living the dream

Taproom

Scotch Ales

A uniquely Montana brewing niche offers an approachable dark beer that’s smooth going down, making it a year-round favorite

Glacier Journal

Getting into Glacier National Park

Now in its fourth year, Glacier’s ticketed entry system has helped manage congestion problems in and around the park, boosting visitor experiences

Artist

Tessa Heck’s Unseen Landscapes

The Kalispell born and raised artist has been running a downtown gallery for almost a year, while continuing to create the vibrant, but familiar landscape paintings that have captured her artistic interest

Environment

Rewilding the Swan Valley

A half-century after the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge was officially designated to preserve this ecologically rich chunk of northwest Montana, local stakeholders have worked to restore its natural state

Books

Review: ‘Holding Fire’

The recently published memoir is Bryce Andrews’s third book and has been nominated for the 2023 Reading the West Book Awards

Local

A History of Healing at Alameda’s Hot Springs

After launching in the 1930s, the spa-motel that pipes mineral-rich geothermal water into private pools has endured both the booms and the busts in Hot Springs, a tiny community on the Flathead Indian Reservation where the population never exceeded more than 800 people

Business

20 Years of Brewing Beer in Bigfork

As one of Montana’s oldest breweries passes the two-decade mark, its owners rewind through the years that forged them into a lakefront staple