Always Honor Yourself

You might recognize her wide red-lipped smile from the fountain drink- and popcorn-laden bleachers of a Saturday night rodeo. She’s the one waving at you while she sits the rhythmic pattern of a galloping horse, carrying the flag of our nation high overhead with its colors like a jet stream steady above. It’s a moment that Sarai McCollaum, Miss Rodeo…

Getting a Head Start

Students at Garden City Montessori are spread out across the floor holding impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making calculations, and debating the price of a new Casio watch. These students aren’t just here to learn. They are running a vibrant marketplace—and they mean business.

A Pathway for the People

Between Missoula and Hamilton exists a familiar vein to which we all might’ve felt its pulse sometime in our travels. Just outside the city limits, Highway 93 winds alongside the depths of our forests and whips down into the sprawls of golden-tipped grass ready for a first cutting. For bikers or foot travelers, the sounds of these small communities dotted…

A Senior Project to Long For

There’s still time to donate items or funds to Bonnie’s senior project benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Missoula. Please contact her at Senior project presentations will be Thursday, May 25 at Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave. W.

Cooking Under Pressure

Katie Barnes didn’t always imagine herself as a cook. She enrolled at the University of Montana as an anthropology major, and it was when she was taking introductory classes at the Missoula College campus that she began noticing that the white coats coming out of the restaurant looked like students.

Less Is More

When he was a boy, Steve Loken spent many weekends taking apart buildings. He and his father would pack a lunch and drive out with two crowbars to the barns and houses slated to be razed in the path of I-90. “We built our farm and outbuildings out of materials that were going to be thrown away,” Loken recalled. What…

We #Love2H8Fez

Felipe “Fez” von Sydow owns and operates Arcane, a local fitness studio located at 2424 S. Garfield St. He earned his master's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montana and is an active participant within the community as the Community Engagement Director for Team RWB Missoula.

Out to Pasture

There's a special slice of land that hugs the feet of the Bitterroot Mountains in Hamilton. Its green gown leaves a train of knee-high grass made taller each day by the warm, seemingly endless sun as we drift into the dog days of summer. There are projects underway, a ditch carrying the steady sound of bubbling mountain water and paddocks…

A Game of Trust

Picture it: A young boy, 2 or 3 years old, in the tall grass alongside a creek, fishing. He sees a duck take off and then hears a loud swack overhead. A prairie falcon has hit the duck and taken it to the ground, leaving the petite figure below peppered with blood and feathers. He's no taller than the weeds…

Loyola’s Sacred Heart

Jokingly, it's been said that Montana's greatest export is her children. If you know Rosie McCormack, you might begin to believe it's actually true. She graduates from Loyola Sacred Heart High School this year and without having reached her late teens, she will have already left Montana in better shape than she found it. Rosie's early accomplishments are as striking…

Casting Lines

Amy Ratto Parks is the assistant director of composition at the University of Montana and an award-winning poet. She holds an MFA in poetry, MA in literature, and an EdD in Education. She’s the co-owner of Missoulian Angler Fly Shop and a certified yoga teacher.