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Bright Side? What Genius Thought This Was Good News?

SATIRE Bright Side? What Genius Thought This Was Good News? Even on the bluest bluebird day, there’s always a troll looking for a stormcloud. Some people just aren’t happy unless they’re unhappy. Illustrated by Ben Oblas Ben Oblas TAGS: Illustrations: Ben Oblas OUR...

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.   FEATURE BY KATIE CANTRELL As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.”...

Helping Hands

helping hands Land to Hand’s Gretchen Boyer works tirelessly to make healthy food available to everyone. FEATURE BY COLLEEN O’BRIEN Afew days before spring break, veils of virga rim the valley. Intermittently, clouds open and ice pellets pour from the sky. Tight...

Editor’s Note: Stories Have Power

Editor’s Note Stories Have Power Katie 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 — probably about how my life was so unfair compared to my friends’...

Restoring Flathead lake

Restoring Flathead Lake The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ efforts to allow native fish populations to rebound in Flathead Lake. Headwaters Photos by Aaron Augosto | Introduction by Katie Cantrell Introduction by Katie Cantrell Flathead Lake is ideal habitat...

Love Letter

Love Letter Finding 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 out a scapegoat. But we all get to choose how we react to...