Flathead Living Magazine

History

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 One of Wetzel’s daughters discovered the unpublished piece, written in the mid-1990s, while sorting through her mother’s work and shared it with Flathead Living.

History

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

Film

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

Profile

The North Forker and the Statesman

Over seven decades, Larry Wilson has watched the remote North Fork evolve in ways both obvious and subtle, and he has spent his life working to channel those changes to the benefit of this wild and rustic place he calls home

Home

Trending in the Kitchen

Curating and customizing the area that tends to be the primary gathering space of any home

Taproom

Trapline Rock & Rye

An excellent example of a turn-of-the-20th-century idea reimagined for a modern cocktail audience

Profile

Montana in Focus

Photographer Bret Bouda has spent what seems like a lifetime photographing Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley, but before he arrived in Northwest Montana he could not have been further from home

Artist

Speaking in Carvings

John Louis Clarke, an esteemed Blackfeet sculptor, found refuge in art as he overcame his deafness and muteness to produce a formidable body of work from his East Glacier studio

Lifestyle

Blue Bird and Blue Jeans

Seize the day. Blue skies call for blue jeans. Dress to impress, even a (Canadian) tuxedo if you must!

Lifestyle

Grieving Through Laughter

Sarah Weaver has combined tragedy and comedy in her webcomics as a way to cope with the death of her older sister

Artist

Wilderness Worn

Gail Workman, a longtime mule packer along with her husband Bill, embodies the spirit of the Bob Marshall Wilderness with a line of sculpture art crafted from used horseshoes

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