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RECENT ISSUES

Read the most recent stories online. Though we recommend finding a real-deal, print copy. It’s pretty.

Summer 2022

Cover:
Angie Finberg

Winter 2021/22

Cover:
Tessa Heck

SUmmer 2021

Cover:
Terra Flow Trail Systems 

WINTER 2020–21

Cover:
Montana Modern Fine Art

SUMMER 2020

Cover:
Sobba Cycle                    

Fall/Winter 2019–20

Cover:
Snowline Acres               

Spring/summer 2019

Cover:
Good Stuff Botanicals  

Fall/Winter 2018–19

Cover:
Picks Bowling

SUMMER 2018

Cover:
Rocky Mountain Outfitters

Fall/Winter 2017–18

Cover:
Whitefish Massage & Sope

Story Highlights

Class Acts

Class Acts

Class Acts:The Teacher Feature.Let’s take a moment and reflect on how lucky we are to have all our schools filled with outstanding, dedicated educators.  FEATUREBY KATIE CANTRELLAs Benjamin...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

helping handsLand to Hand’s Gretchen Boyer works tirelessly to make healthy food available to everyone.FEATUREBY COLLEEN O'BRIENAfew days before spring break, veils of virga rim the valley....

Editor’s Note: Stories Have Power

Editor’s Note: Stories Have Power

Editor's NoteStories Have PowerKatie Cantrell is our one- woman powerhouse of an editor. Without her, this magazine couldn’t happen.KATIE CANTRELL W“hen I was a kid and I’d start complaining —...

Restoring Flathead lake

Restoring Flathead lake

Restoring Flathead LakeThe Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ efforts to allow native fish populations to rebound in Flathead Lake. HeadwatersPhotos by Aaron Augosto | Introduction by Katie...

Love Letter

Love Letter

Love LetterFinding the Bright Side isn't always easy...but we think it’s worth it. We get it, the last couple of years have been a whirlwind of the unexpected, and it can feel really good to pick...

Everything is not fine (and that’s okay)

Everything is not fine (and that’s okay)

HeadwatersEverything is not fine (and that’s OK) Photo by Mandy MohlerBY STEPHANIE MALTARICH I n the year 2000 Sara Boilen opened up a map of the U.S., closed her eyes, and waved her finger in the...

Soul Sprinkles

Soul Sprinkles

Field NotesSoul sprinkles Sometimes the writing on the wall finds its way into your heart.Illustration by Morgan Krieg  By Jessie Mazur O n the inside of the slimy walls of the horse-trough...

Let the Sun Shine

Let the Sun Shine

Field NotesLet the Sun Shine Two lifelong friends are harnessing solar power and can-do attitudes to make a life in their hometown. Illustration by Morgan Krieg  By Thomas Clark W hen Curran...

The Little Things

The Little Things

Field NotesThe Little things Joy can be contagious if we just give it the chance. Illustration by Morgan Krieg  By Ashley Peters I shopped at Costco a few days before Easter. And I know that’s...

Drawing On Hope

Drawing On Hope

SPARKDrawing on Hope Local author and artist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm shares the joys of his job.Where it all begins – Jonathan’s notebooks show how the author plans his next project.ANDREW KROP "E...

The Promise of Summer Fun

The Promise of Summer Fun

HeadwatersThe Promise of summer fun For over 30 years, Camp Promise has been providing a full summer camp experience for people with disabilities. Summer campers at Camp Promise  STORY BY...

Connected to Community

Connected to Community

Business Bonanza!connected to community A local business knows its community inside and out. Meet several who recognize the value of these relationships.  Gabe MarimanMACKENZIE REISS WARMING UP...

Giving Is Power

Giving Is Power

SPARKGiving is Power Charitable efforts remain a driving principal at Flathead Electric.MACKENZIE REISS "When a collective of local farmers and ranchers founded Flathead Electric Cooperative 85...

Getting There with a Smile

Getting There with a Smile

CruxGetting there with a smile Despite the twists in Jennifer Lichter’s road to professional running, she stays focused on the joy.  Jennifer Lichter on the trail. Photo by Riley Connell....

Non-Profit Highlight: The Samaritan House

Non-Profit Highlight: The Samaritan House

Non-Profit FeatureGo Local donates 3% of each issue’s advertising revenue to a local nonprofit organization. This issue supports the Samaritan House. The Samaritan House Q&A with Morgan...