Restored in double.

The bodies in front of me stepped off the dock into the waters of the Willamette River. One by one until it was my turn. A video shows me 11 miles later emerging from the water, stumbling as my legs remember they were made for walking, not swimming.

Rad Rods for Camp Mak-A-Dream

Fort Missoula welcomed rad rods from around Western Montana for the third annual Benefit Car Show. Sponsored in part by Montana Rail Link and Garden City Rods & Customs, the car show benefits Camp Mak-A-Dream. Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish

Around Town

Be the best by hanging out with the best. Team Red, White and Blue is a veteran group that seeks to enrich the lives of U.S. veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB Missoula, our local chapter, meets for weekly hikes and other activities. For a schedule of upcoming events, visit Team RWB…

Grit & Glam

At The Resort at Paws Up a large rock wall stands just beyond the main entrance where a wooden banner has these words carved into its surface: "…much pleased at having arrived at this long wished for spot." The quote is by Meriwether Lewis, the American explorer fondly remembered and known for his role as the leader of the Lewis…

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.

Lessons on Money for Kids

Not everyone is born with the skills to be a sound money manager or investor. Instead, we learn how to make smart financial choices from different sources throughout our life. And as we have children (or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews), we can help them by passing on what we’ve learned. Here are some good lessons that you can impart…

The Sweet Smell of School

Every time I step into a school cafeteria (which is easily 100 times a year), the acrid smells of sour milk, baked mystery meat, and bleachy cleansers swirl into an unpleasant olfactory gumbo that assaults my brain's limbic system, somewhere near the hippocampus. That's the spot where smells trigger memories.

A Walk 
in the 

After living abroad for many years, author Bill Bryson decided to re-acquaint himself with the U.S. by hiking the Appalachian Trail. His (mis)adventures were captured in the book A Walk in the Woods. As Missoulians, we don't quite have to make up such an extreme—albeit fun—excuse to go outdoors. In fact, our access to green spaces and the great outdoors…

Love Warrior

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times–bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior and the recently released Love Warrior as well as the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. Follow Glennon's blog at