Flathead Living Magazine


The Seeds of Scientology

How L. Ron Hubbard’s years living in the Flathead Valley and western Montana shaped his spiritual beliefs and worldview


Sailor at Home

Fifty years ago, Robin Lee Graham made international headlines when he became the youngest person to ever sail solo around the world. Today, he and his wife Patti live a quiet life on the shores of Flathead Lake.


Indigenous Eating

Kalispell’s Mariah Gladstone is using local, seasonal whole foods to help revitalize the health of Native American populations


The Forgotten Legend of Nick Lassa

Lassa, a Native American from the Flathead Valley, played for one of the NFL’s original teams, the Oorang Indians, and wrestled bears during halftime, carving out a legacy largely overlooked through the decades


Miss Patti Cakes

In her second career, Patricia Albert makes artful, often beautifully elaborate cakes that have positioned her as a highly sought baker in the Flathead wedding industry and beyond


The Martini

The only thing that’s crystal clear in the story of the martini is that it goes down smooth


The Outlaw at the Movies

Four decades ago, the Outlaw Inn was the glimmering star of Kalispell, home to movie stars, major film productions and, unfortunately, one of Hollywood’s most notorious flops


Life Imitating Art

The design of a Swan River cabin remodel is centered around the homeowners’ extensive art collection


Two Generations of Dunnigans

Andy Dunnigan took a different path to musical success than his father, John, but all roads lead back to where it started: a Flathead home filled with music and love


Sickness Through the Ages

The late Betty Wetzel, a Bigfork writer who passed away in 2018, wrote this personal essay about surviving the 1918 pandemic as a child. One of Wetzel’s daughters discovered the unpublished piece, written in the mid-1990s, while sorting through her mother’s work and shared it with Flathead Living.


Madam of Martin City

The life and legacy of Mabel Lydston, a generous brothel operator and widely respected community leader during the Hungry Horse Dam boom days


Spielberg Comes to Libby

The famed director spent the summer of 1989 filming the romantic comedy-drama "Always" in Northwest Montana, utilizing both the scenery and the local residents

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.