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We Are Still Here

WE ARE STILL HERE The Flathead Valley has seen many transformations. This is the story of the biggest one. FEATURE Larry Baer “G randpa! Grandpa! Come see our time machine!” My 10-year-old granddaughter Raven ran into the house, followed by her younger twin...

Let’s Talk About Boobs

SPARK LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOBS Grammy-nominated musician Erica von Kleist bares all. ANDREW KROP “M ultitalented jazz musician Erica von Kleist’s projects include the one-woman show BOOBS, which debuted last year in Whitefish, and her upcoming “zoomical.”...

Taking the Long View

Crux Taking the Long View A talk with someone who’s been here a while and seen a thing or two. DAVID STEELE Change feels radical when you haven’t seen much of it, so listen to Bill Anderson for some perspective. A teacher and Columbia Falls school administrator for 25...

Unity

Headwaters Unity In the Flathead Valley, two women find solace, support, and joy in shared experiences of oppression. CLARE MENZEL Curled up together on a porch in Whitefish, Sami Francine and Tanya Gersh have the giddy energy of newly-minted BFFs. The evening marks...

Donna The Destroyer

Headwaters Donna the destroyer In Columbia Falls, a painter revels in spontaneity and experimentation, with a healthy dose of destruction.  JONATHAN FETTER-VORM “G o east of the zebra.” This is how Donna Gans directs me to her painting studio, a weathered...

Q&A with Maranatha Cleaning

business Q&A Q&A with Maranatha Cleaning Commited to the deep clean. c  atrina & Doug Davis, owners of Maranatha Cleaning,  a local cleaning service based out of Bigfork. What does your business offer? Maranatha Cleaning offers what we and our customers...