Go Local Flathead Valley

Welcome to the Flathead’s most fabulous little magazine.

We are the cheerleaders and curators of all things local that we love – small businesses, gutsy entrepreneurs, our burgeoning art and culture scene, and some of the best outdoor adventures in the world.

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RECENT ISSUES

Read the most recent stories online. Though we recommend finding a real-deal, print copy. It’s pretty.

Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020

Cover: Snowline Acres

Spring/summer 2019

Cover: Good Stuff Botanicals

Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020

Cover: Picks Bowling 

Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020

Cover: Rocky Mountain Outfitters

Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020

Cover: Whitefish Massage & Sope

Story Highlights

S T U M P – TOWN ART STUDIO

S T U M P – TOWN ART STUDIO

STUMPTOWN ART STUDIO By Katie CantrellThe studio is quiet on this rainy morning. It’s a Wednesday, kids are in school, the tourists have gone home from their summer vacations or haven’t yet arrived...

The Flower Gardener

The Flower Gardener

By Mary Jo Gardner. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Cheryl Lowe never thought of herself as a gardener. In fact, the closest she got to noticing flowers as a child was to chopping the...

Another Person’s Treasure

Another Person’s Treasure

Southside Consignment, the Flathead’s first consignment store, has offered incredible deals on high-end, preowned furniture for 28 years. By Allison Batch. Photo by Amanda Wilson. Donna Kouns,...

For the Birds

For the Birds

“I’m a fortunate guy.” Josh Arrants measures his life’s success not with what he’s received, but in all the ways he’s been able to give. “I’m never going to be a millionaire, but I hit the lottery,...

All of the Good Stuff

All of the Good Stuff

By Katie Cantrell. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Michael Johnson maneuvers his red truck into a makeshift parking spot on the edge of the forest service road. Two small boys with...

Q&A with Bigfork Brokers

Q&A with Bigfork Brokers

Don and Rose Schwennesen are the owners of Bigfork Brokers, a local real estate brokerage company specializing in homes and land in Bigfork and on Flathead Lake. They live on and operate a small...

Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa

Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa

In Mexico, strangers are treated as family. That’s the atmosphere Francisco Valera wants to create at his restaurants, Vaqueros and Casa Mexico. By Linda Jaquette. Photo by Archer Messenger....

This Is Our Happy Place

This Is Our Happy Place

Holt Stage Hideaway hosts a place to have fun and celebrate in a beautiful barn surrounded by mountains. By Justin Wachtel. Photo by Marianne Wiest Photography. Laurie Mason was born into the...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Montana-inspired natural skincare in two downtown locations. By Wendy Coyne. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. When you walk into Sage & Cedar, you know that you are going to have a...