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Class Acts

Class Acts:The Teacher Feature. Let’s take a moment and reflect on how lucky we are to have all our schools filled with outstanding, dedicated educators.   FEATURE BY KATIE CANTRELL As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.”...

Editor’s Note: Stories Have Power

Editor’s Note Stories Have Power Katie Cantrell is our one- woman powerhouse of an editor. Without her, this magazine couldn’t happen. KATIE CANTRELL W“hen I was a kid and I’d start complaining — probably about how my life was so unfair compared to my friends’...

Editor’s Note: Living Here Will Make You Crazy

Editor’s Note Living Here Will Make You Crazy  KATIE CANTRELL I“don’t think this is an unfamiliar pattern for many of us who have moved to the valley somewhere along our way: the outdoor adventures we used to think were for extreme crazy people are now just a...

Everything is not fine (and that’s okay)

Headwaters Everything is not fine (and that’s OK) Photo by Mandy Mohler BY STEPHANIE MALTARICH I n the year 2000 Sara Boilen opened up a map of the U.S., closed her eyes, and waved her finger in the air before plopping it down. She opened her eyes to find that she had...

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...