Go Local Flathead Valley

Welcome to the Flathead’s most fabulous little magazine.

We are the cheerleaders and curators of all things local that we love – small businesses, gutsy entrepreneurs, our burgeoning art and culture scene, and some of the best outdoor adventures in the world.

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The Flower Gardener

By Mary Jo Gardner. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Cheryl Lowe never thought of herself as a gardener. In fact, the closest she got to noticing flowers as a child was to chopping the leaves off her mother’s prize iris to use as swords for swashbuckling...

Another Person’s Treasure

Southside Consignment, the Flathead’s first consignment store, has offered incredible deals on high-end, preowned furniture for 28 years. By Allison Batch. Photo by Amanda Wilson. Donna Kouns, proprietor of Southside Consignment and Antiques, invites me to sit on a...

For the Birds

“I’m a fortunate guy.” Josh Arrants measures his life’s success not with what he’s received, but in all the ways he’s been able to give. “I’m never going to be a millionaire, but I hit the lottery, man. I’ve absolutely hit the lottery.” By Richard Turbiak. Photo by...

All of the Good Stuff

By Katie Cantrell. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Michael Johnson maneuvers his red truck into a makeshift parking spot on the edge of the forest service road. Two small boys with shaggy white-blonde hair scramble out of the extended cab and head...

Q&A with Bigfork Brokers

Don and Rose Schwennesen are the owners of Bigfork Brokers, a local real estate brokerage company specializing in homes and land in Bigfork and on Flathead Lake. They live on and operate a small organic-style cherry orchard and grape vineyard south of Bigfork on...