Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Montana Life

What's happening in Montana lifestyle news? For information and details regarding daily life and lifestyle in local and statewide Montana news, see our articles below.

Updated 3 days, 22 hours ago

Fighting back — Rock Steady Boxing members go the distance in battling Parkinson’s disease

By mid-morning Monday, members of Rock Steady Boxing — Glacier are stretching, punching, running, balancing, bob...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Organizations partner to assist blind veterans in pushing to new limits on ski slope

The helpers are instructors with DREAM adaptive and the Whitefish Veterans Support Team, which partnered for the first time this winter to bring adaptive ski...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Lighting up the night sky

The aurora borealis lit up the skies of the Flathead Valley last week to the delight of both photographers and sky gazers.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Life and art: FVCC instructor marks 50 years of teaching

A special exhibition at the Wanda Hollensteiner Art Gallery honors Karen Leigh’s five decades of teaching art.

Updated 1 month ago
Peek into the past: the lives of Chinese and Japanese immigrants in the early Flathead

In what was once the city’s Chinatown, firecrackers hung from the tops of doorways in Chinese businesses and residences, which included restaurants and laund...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Leaning forward into new experiences valuable in life and on ski trail

I had never been to Montana or written for a daily newspaper, so I said why not. In a way, I wouldn’t let myself lean back from the opportunity.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Seeing double: eight sets of twins attend Cayuse Prairie School

One set of twins attending the same school might be special but eight sets at a rural school with a total enrollment of 303 kindergarten through eighth-grade...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Historic Whitefish home returns to original grandeur

The historic home at 405 Central Ave. in Whitefish has for years been a focal point of the transition between the commercial bustle of downtown and the charm...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Restoration transforms rusted ax heads into functional art

Today, Paul Flannigan’s Whitefish-based Stumptown Axes with their vintage heads and well-crafted handles can sell for hundreds, and in some cases thousands, ...

Updated 2 months ago
Base Camp Bigfork mushes to 15 years of fun

Base Camp Bigfork offers an experience few can get in the lower 48. When owners Mark and Sam Schurke started their dog sled tours 15 years ago, they had no i...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Tubas oom-pah into Christmas

The first TubaChristmas was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1974.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Author details connection to wilderness in adventure memoir

In his most recent book, “My Wilderness Life,” John Fraley chronicles his life as he goes through college and begins his career.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Ladies of the dance — Beloved holiday ballet brings family together

When the San Diego Ballet’s “Nutcracker” touring company travels to Kalispell this week, it will not only bring one of the most beloved ballets and Christmas...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Diamond anniversary for skiing Big Mountain

This winter skiers will once again head to the mountain taking turns in the powder as Whitefish Mountain Resort celebrates 75 years of skiing during the 2022...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Family works to return cattle to Tobacco Valley ranch

Located just outside of Trego, the Blarney Heights Ranch sits on the land homesteaded by Octave and Lena Fortin in 1896.