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RECENT ISSUES

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

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

Does Art Matter

Does Art Matter

does artmatter? What is art?Just kidding, we’re not going to start there. That’s a never-ending art school debate. The question for our valley is perhaps not what is art, but is art important? And...

Editor’s Note: Living Here Will Make You Crazy

Editor’s Note: Living Here Will Make You Crazy

Editor's NoteLiving Here Will Make You Crazy KATIE CANTRELL I“don’t think this is an unfamiliar pattern for many of us who have moved to the valley somewhere along our way: the outdoor adventures we...

Local Art Looks Like this

Local Art Looks Like this

LOCAL ART LOOKS LIKE THIS.ACCK SHOWCASE The natural splendor that surrounds us here in Northwest Montana has inspired artists for generations. While that inspiration can take many forms, here are...

Love Letter from the Editor

Love Letter from the Editor

Love Letter"Don’t you just love this magazine? I know I do." -Katie Cantrell, editorBY KATIE CANTRELLAs the editor, I might have the privilege of shepherding the words along, but make no mistake:...

River Wild?

River Wild?

RIVER WILD? The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act has protected the North, Middle, and South Forks for almost half a century. As our population grows and more people look to these rivers for fun, questions...

Where We Choose to Look

Where We Choose to Look

Headwaters"where we choose to look" Illustration by Morgan Krieg  BY JONATHAN FETTER-VORM B efore she would start a painting, my mother used to take two corners of matte board, two white...

We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

WE ARE STILL HERE The Flathead Valley has seen many transformations. This is the story of the biggest one.FEATURELarry Baer "G randpa! Grandpa! Come see our time machine!” My 10-year-old...

An Artist in Three Acts

An Artist in Three Acts

FEATUREAN ARTIST IN THREE ACTS Marshall Noice’s career has transitioned from music to photography to painting, but his love of art and of Kalispell are unchanging. KATIE CANTRELLAct One   "L...

Growth in the Time of Corona

Growth in the Time of Corona

Business Bonanza!Growth in the Time of Corona In spite of/because of a global pandemic that has shaken the world, our valley is growing. But what does this mean for our scrappy local business...