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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

Profile

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.

Culture

Indigenous Eating

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

History

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

Food

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

Taproom

The Martini

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

Film

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

Home

Life Imitating Art

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

Music

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

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