Facing Main

Facing Main

Pandemic is Far from Over

Welcome to Kalispell, where personal responsibility trumps anything else, and people are dying

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Public Art to Brighten My Day

KALICO’s Beautify Kalispell Traffic Signal Box Project is designed to add beauty and vibrancy to an otherwise nondescript functional object

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Adulting and Politics

Elections have profound impacts on all areas of our lives, including what happens right here in the Flathead Valley

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Service Industry in Crisis

It’s rare these days if your favorite restaurant or coffee shop isn’t hiring or hasn’t been forced to shut down one or two days a week due to staffing issues

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Parents Are Not All Right

The county’s low vaccination rate jeopardizes the health of everyone, especially our children

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Population Boom

Instead of pointing fingers, it’s high time our politicians work for us so we have infrastructure in place to support boom

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Ode to Us

This August is the right time for a summer road trip back to my childhood home in Michigan

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Summer Strawberries

The gift of the strawberries serves as a reminder that when we take care of what’s planted before us, we all get to enjoy the sweet fruits

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Ode to the Summer Job

These days my summer job is raising kiddos, and I often feel like I’m back in the restaurant

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Foy’s Lake

I love seeing the families gathering at the shore, with the toddlers yelping at the scores of minnows at their ankles

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Time to Shine

I’ve long believed that there truly is genuine Montana hospitality

By Maggie Doherty
Facing Main

Stories for the Road

Books on tape have long been the balm that keeps the traveler focused, entertained, or even moved to tears

By Maggie Doherty

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

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