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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 owners? ANNA RICHARDE LC STAFFING STATISTICS: 38% Increase in out-of-state...

Publisher’s Note – Winter 2020/2021

Publisher’s Note Talking about transformation in the Flathead Valley ELMA GIAVASIS Our valley is growing. This probably shouldn’t surprise us as much as it does. We live in one of the most beautiful corners of the country with wild open spaces, charming...

The Lemonade Chronicles

Business Bonanza! The Lemonade Chronicles.  When the virus pelted the world with lemons, these scrappy local business owners made something oh, so, delightfully sweet. CLARE MENZEL BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH GLACIER LANES   Like a pair of homing pigeons, Kristen and...

Holy Smokes, We Did It.

Love Letter Holy Smokes, we did it.  Thanks to you. GO LOCAL TEAM Back when it became evident that Corona was not just a beer you drink when you’re all out of the good (local) stuff, it felt wrong to talk about anything other than surviving. It was difficult to wonder...

Editor’s Note – Summer 2020

Editor’s Note A Crinkly Wiggle of a Stick A word from our Summer 2020 Editor-in-Chief, Clare Menzel. CLARE MENZEL Have you ever picked up a magical river stick I have. The first one I really remember was delicate and silky gray, with a spray of hairy frayed...