Flathead Living Magazine

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Modern Day Mountain Man

Gunsmith Gene Gordner has spent his life chasing adventure, inspired by the frontiersmen of the 1800s, a fascination with history that has influenced his craft, his cowboy music and his off-the-grid cabin lifestyle

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Seeking Balance

Honoring the old while innovating the new on the shores of Whitefish Lake

History

Eight Decades of Norm’s

Kalispell’s longtime Main Street fixture has evolved from a pool hall selling ammunition into a beloved family-friendly gathering place

48 Degrees North

The Founder of Columbia Falls

James A. Talbot opened a bank, built a schoolhouse and hotel and even gave the state land for the Montana Veterans’ Home

Local

Abbie’s Way

Nearly 30 years after the death of Abigail Frederick, a luminous peace activist and the namesake of the Flathead Valley’s domestic violence service provider, her community recalls the impact she had on their lives

Lifestyle

The Pilates Reformer

Two decades ago, Delia Buckmaster tiptoed into a fitness discipline that barely existed in Northwest Montana and transformed herself into an internationally recognized instructor

Montana

The Vanishing of a Priest

John Patrick Kerrigan disappeared in Ronan 35 years ago, and his bloody clothes and car were recovered, but his body never was. The case remains unsolved.

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Reviving History

A thoughtful remodel of a century-old former railroad paymaster’s home in Whitefish honors the structure’s past while introducing tasteful flourishes of modernity

Environment

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

Taproom

Cucumber Gin Bloody Mary

Whistling Andy’s cucumber gin engages juniper, cardamom, coriander, lemon, orange and grapefruit botanicals

History

The Seeds of Scientology

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

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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.

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