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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...

Spin Doctor

FEATURE SPIN DOCTOR In downtown Whitefish, the feisty 25-year-old “entreprenista” who owns Sobba Cycle peddles her own brand of high-octane fitness bliss. Clare Menzel P errey Sobba cracks open a bottle of kale juice. Her acrylic nails are electric-blue and...

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...

The Tomato People

Business Highlight The tomato people Enchanting towers of vegetables comprise a family farm in Kalispell that’s locally famous for juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers.  BENJAMIN ALVA POLLEY T he Flathead Valley’s growing season is short. But one farmer, Keith Graham,...

All Ears

Headwaters All ears In a home recording studio, a Kalispell couple introduces listeners of their podcast to a wide range of Flathead Valley residents in hopes of sparking community connections. KATIE CANTRELL I n 2018, Justin and Julie Shobe, of Kalispell, were...

STUMPTOWN VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

FEATURE SPIND DOCTOR Channeling the gritty spirit of a Montana frontier legend, gravel-grinding cyclists tackle a herculean challenge during the annual Joe Cosley Ride. Pete Thomas I t’s almost 4 a.m. on a brisk August morning. I straddle my gravel bike in the dark in...