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Reimagining Montana Living

Business Highlight Reimagining Montana Living Workaday Design reimagines the hallmarks of Montana homes — stunning natural materials, expansive-feeling interiors, a focus on natural surroundings — while incorporating local craft and a modern aesthetic. The clean forms...

Summer Lovin But Not for Long

Headwaters Summer Lovin, But Not for Long New neighbors, brace yourself: It’s not all sunshine and beargrass. PHIL GROVE T o the Flathead Valley transplant class of 2020: Welcome! You have to be the biggest in a generation. Regardless of what some of us jaded locals...

Escape From L.A.

Headwaters ESCAPE FROM L.A. One of the Valley’s new faces traces the path that led him here. ANDREW KROP “T he mountains are calling and I must go.” Though John Muir was writing about Yosemite, the Flathead Valley exerts that same inexplicable gravitational...

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...

Quarantine Me Forever

Field Notes Quarantine Me Forever Mountain diehard Phil Grove reflects on a ski season that went on long after the lifts shut down.   PHIL GROVE S kiing in Whitefish isn’t exactly known for its early season conditions. Sure, great days can happen, but most of the...

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...