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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...

An Artist in Three Acts

FEATURE AN ARTIST IN THREE ACTS Marshall Noice’s career has transitioned from music to photography to painting, but his love of art and of Kalispell are unchanging. KATIE CANTRELL Act One   “L ike a lot of kids my age, my world suddenly and instantly...

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...

The Agony of Feet

Field Notes The Agony of The Feet (And Everything Else About Skiing that Makes My Kids Cry) Squats will not help you prepare for a ski season with kids. KATIE CANTRELL T he angst of ski season really begins in October, when I have to convince my kids to try on last...

This Is How We Grow Smart

Headwaters This is how we grow smart We can’t wish the growth away. But we do have the opportunity to shape it into something positive.  RYAN HUNTER W e live in a wonderful place. Outdoor adventures abound within a short distance from our front doors, and we have...

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.”...