The souvenir of love.

My black appaloosa mare turned 17 this year in the broad daylight of a cloudless spring day—the first she's had in her own pasture on her own farm, my backyard.

Light Up the Night

Living Art of Montana celebrated its 12th annual Light Show fundraiser, which featured a silent auction, reception, dinner, and dazzling entertainment at the Hilton Garden Inn. This year's theme was Phoenix Rising and guests were encouraged to wear their interpretation. Photography Rachel Murray

Around Town

Traverse the pristine trails at The Resort at Paws Up with your love pup(s) for the eighth annual Canine Classic, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Western Montana, on Sunday, September 25. This event is a run/hike for people and their canine companions, and participants can choose from a chip-timed half marathon or five-mile course, or take in the…

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 Century 
of Business 
in Missoula

We don't often think about what life was like for the townsfolk who took up this very space in the early 1900s. Their existence—perhaps riding down these streets in their horse-drawn carriages, bustling down the sidewalks, working labor-intensive mill, farming, or mining jobs—seems as inconsequential to our lives today as the details from an old novel you enjoy, then place…

Adoptable Pets

Orion is a one-year-old male that is outgoing, friendly, and active. Science shows that cats enrich our lives in many ways by, among other things, improving our mood and boosting our self-esteem. Orion would like to help.

Companions 
to Our 
Furry 
Friends

It's remarkable to know that our community has played an enormous role in the Humane Society of Western Montana's 98% adoption rate, isn't it? All across our city there are bellies being rubbed, dogs taking their new owners on hikes, and felines burrowing into the necks of their fur-ever family members. It's a dutiful place of selfless, all-enduring love that…

A Place in 
Our Hearts 
for the 
Furry Ones

I'm not claiming to be akin to the great dog whisperer Caesar Millan or anything. It's just that I have this way of interpreting small snippets of "stuff" from my dogs. Lest you think I'm getting carried away or need to be carried away, it's not like my dog, Bandit, is walking up to me and saying, "Gee, Mom, that…

Hog Heaven

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from far and wide gathered to celebrate Grizzly Harley-Davidson's fourth anniversary over barbecue by UpNSmokin BBQ House, music by Sammy Eubanks, a burn-out contest, and a professional performance thrill show by 1 Wheel Revolution. Photography Jeff Logan