Being Brave, Going Bald

The firefighters at Missoula Rural Fire District know a thing or two about coming together as a team to perform an important deed. When there's a fire, they rush in. But earlier this year, one of those fires looked like a friend in need. 

Life Is Like a Bowl of Berries

You never know what you're going to get! At least, that's how it went for Jared and Lindley Lynch when they decided to take a chance on the mighty acai berry. Adventurers at heart, the proud owners of this funky food truck begin and complete each bowl with the inspiration of our beloved scenery, and they serve up some seriously delicious (and healthy) bowls of goodness. 

All in the Stitch

 Article Chelsea Lyn Agro | Photography Jeremy Haas and Mark Cluney  The inimitable intricacy and style of Jeremy Haas is hard not to notice when it comes to his manufacturing technique. His deliciously different leather goods are simple, sleek, and they’re stitched using the toughest, timeless stitching method possible—the saddle stitch, meant to never unravel or fail.   Pinch Flat Manufacturing…

No Drama, Just Ella

 Article Corina S. Ambrose | Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish  Ella McMillion’s smile is a contagious one. Her energy swells to reach every corner of any room, which is probably the reason why audiences love to see her on stage.   Ella has been performing in Missoula Community Theatre productions since she was eight years old. Now at age 17, a soon-to-be senior at…

Always Faithful

 Article and Photography  Semper Fidelis. By definition, it means "always faithful," and it's the phrase U.S. Marines always say. Susan, being a daughter to a Marine, lives a life in his honor. She's a Daughter of the American Revolution and enjoys working to enrich the lives of our veterans. Here, she shares with us the memory of the men in…

Favorites from Matz Family Chiropractic

 Article Hiram Mariner | Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish, CPP  Dr. Scott Matz Jr., Black Labrador Retriever named Tucker  In the fields or by his side, Priceless

Local Mom & Daughter Share Missoula Favorites

 Article Shelby Humphreys | Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish  1991 Schwinn mountain bike  $300 at ebay.com – originally $200 from Big Sky Cyclery

For the Love of MUD

Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) is our handy-dandy hub for the do-it-yourself crowd with sustainability in mind. The group has offered workshops, classes, and demonstrations on everything from home brewing to home blacksmithing, but MUD might be better known for having one of the best tool libraries around. Before I built up my own tool library, MUD was near and…

At Home with Laura Branson

Laura Branson, owner of The Vintage Home and co-creator of The Prairie Sisters Vintage Market, has always been enamored by all things vintage. After all, these pieces have stories. Help your home tell a story of its own with Laura's must-have farmhouse treasures.

Coaching Confessions with the Y’s Kirby Beierle


 1. When a swimmer tells me at morning practice that she woke up and her entire body is crazy sore from the last night’s practice, I inwardly give myself a high five.
 2. I was a terrible kicker when I was a swimmer. As a coach, my goal is for my team to be known for having outstanding kicking. Therefore, we…

Sage Fashion Choices

To get your fall accessories and to see what other fashionable goodies Kristen has, check out SageAccessories.com. Happy shopping! What better time to revamp your personal style than the beginning of a new season. For Sage Accessories' owner Kristen Bowditch, fall is the best time "to bring attention to your personal style" with—what else?—accessories. Here, she shares with us six…