Flathead Living Magazine

Food

Going to the Sun(flower) Café

Tucked off the highway inside a campground just outside of Glacier National Park, Sunflower Café offers cuisine inspired by the owners’ world travels, from Southeast Asia to Central America, as well as the history of the location itself

Local

Healing with Heat

The Kalispell chapter of a nonprofit veterans’ organization, founded by a U.S. Marine and licensed clinical social worker, helps combat veterans fight PTSD through Native American sweat lodge retreats

Profile

Leading with Love

CSKT Chairwoman Shelly Fyant has been shaped by trauma and tragedy, but there is no bitterness in her determined efforts to move her tribe forward while reconnecting with the past

Environment

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.

Food

Wild Harvests

Flathead Valley chefs forage for fresh ingredients, picking mountainside meals for local menus

Home

Bridge to the Past

Architects design a bridge to connect an existing structure to a new home, while also bridging generations together

Profile

The Whistleblower

The story of Fred Whiteside, a Flathead senator who took on a corrupt copper king at the turn of the 20th century while tending to an apple orchard back home in Kalispell

History

The Short Wild Life of Demersville

The town of Demersville emerged 130 years ago and quickly developed into a vibrant boomtown that laid the roots for the modern Flathead Valley before abruptly vanishing

Culture

Cabins in the Woods

Historic structures animate Montana’s wild places with human history and a handful of hauntings

Destinations

Lake Koocanusa

All along Koocanusa, there are multiple access points to swim, boat, picnic, and relax

Environment

Flathead Fault Lines

Northwest Montana has a history of small to medium earthquakes, and the potential for bigger ones in the future

Profile

The Knight of Star Meadows

Medieval enthusiast Victor Aquino crafts armor and art from discarded bottle caps and beer can tabs

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