Instrumental to our Community

The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Nobody demonstrates this philosophy better than Gary Bowman, owner of Morgenroth Music Centers. Yes, he owns a store that sells music and instruments, but in no way is that music confined to a brick-and-mortar business. 

Just Ask the Genie

The Wrinklegenie™ has come to Missoula and unlike the genie of Aladdin fame, she grants more than three wishes. 

Against the Grain

Craig Rigdon has spent his life among the trees. As a child, his imagination was cradled by the forest and that same wonder has persisted into his adulthood. 

Those Who Wander Will Wag

Loyal companion, family member, adventure buddy—no matter what name rings true, one thing is for certain: dogs are Missoula’s best friend. 

Carpet Brokers of Missoula

"We had a detached garage for a showroom and a separate shop for storing product."

Out of the Box

 Article Chelsea Lyn Agro | Photography Susan Campbell Reneau  Dating back to 1890, Daughters of the American Revolution was formed through a blaze of patriotism to honor the memory of the men and women who were involved in the American Revolution. Their mission? To perpetuate the memory and spirit of our veterans, to educate future generations, and to cherish, maintain,…

Rocky Mountain Entertainment Agency

The daughter of a musician and a model-actress, Casey Pobran always had entertainment in her blood—so it was no surprise when the SoCal native found herself working in New York in her early 20s as a model, signed with famed agency Eileen Ford. But even though she enjoyed modeling, Casey loved the business development aspect even more. So, when she…

MOSTAD Makes It Easy

When I first step into the Sentinel floorplan at Valley View Terrace, I’m struck by how much more spacious it feels inside than it looked outside. The hallways are wide, the ceilings are tall, and I can see straight to the back of the house where floor-to-ceiling windows frame the view of the mountains bounding the valley to the east,…

Setting a Standard

Missoulians don't even have to look up to know they'll see the red and white underbelly of a Neptune P2V prop plane. The cumbersome-yet-graceful image of those former bombers flying low over the valley reminds us of the insistent fire danger in our region and the consistent impact Neptune Aviation Services has in managing that danger.

From Dream to Reality

New York City and Los Angeles—they can be anyone's cities. Your first step on their streets is a way of staking your claim in some ways. Be anything, their buildings and too-bright lights will say to you. But Missoula's welcome mat is different. Our community takes pride in being nestled within the last best place and offering a way of…

The PEAK Difference

It seems there are several small truths hidden under each year's new methods for improving our well-being. Articles, commercials, and friends have told us—reminded us—of these simple solutions. Year after year we read and hear the same jingle: Eat better, exercise more, get some fresh air, quit smoking, and lose those extra few pounds we swear are from this winter's…

Surf the Earth

If interested in riding the river and its waves this summer (like we are!), check out Strongwater Surf Co.’s rental options and lesson packages at or 
614 S. Higgins Ave. Building custom surfboards might seem like an odd business in a landlocked mountain town, but Kevin “K.B.” Benhart Brown and Luke Rieker are riding high after founding Strongwater Surf…