Of imperishable seed.

Like many little girls, I was a tomboy and thought that was better than the alternative, whatever that was. In fact, one of my favorite things about listening to my dad’s stories about me as a kid is that all the neighborhood boys were scared to play street hockey with his little girl. I bet he’d say they still are.…

Film Fest Fun for the Kid in All of Us

The seventh annual Montana International Children's Film Festival screened an amazing collection of films from 17 countries for kids and the kid in all of us. Photography Christy Ann Brown/Project Dendrite

Keeping the Stars in the Big Sky

Chicks N Chaps, based in Missoula, is western events with a cause. Women’s rodeo clinics and fundraisers are held all over the country, promoting the western lifestyle and the sport of rodeo all while giving the proceeds to local community members who have been impacted by the financial, physical, and emotional burdens of breast cancer as well as other cancers.

Pretty in Pink

Spring is sprung, which means you’ve got an excuse (if you even needed one) to treat your nails, which for too many months had been bundled up in their mittens. Try the color of 2017: pink. All shades of pink are popular, from bright hues to subtler tones. Surely, there is a shade of pink perfect for you. And more…

I’m Retired (or Retiring). Now What?

Do you paint with watercolors? Are you a competitive bridge player? Are you an expert in ballroom dance? If you have a hobby like these three examples that you’ve pursued throughout your working years, you may have developed some unique talents. If you continue to exercise those skills during retirement, you may find that they can fulfill you in new…

The Thrill, Fill and Spill of It

Keep three things in mind with regard to your flower garden: thrill, fill and spill. Thrill plants like petunias and marigolds are typically very showy and colorful while spill plants such as alyssum are the low-growing flora found around the edges of your garden. Providing texture are fill plants such as dusty miller (Senecio cineraria). Here are some tips about…

Hooked for Spring

Community members went to Grizzly Hackle this winter for free beer, food, and fly-tying equipment to get geared up for springtime fishing. Want to join in on the fun? Mark your calendars to check out Grizzly Hackle this fall. Photography Charene Herrera and Radd Icenoggle

Our Special Olympians

Come show your support for and cheer on—with noisemakers, pompoms, whistles, horns, etc.—the athletes at the opening ceremony on May 17 at 7 p.m. at Washington Grizzly Stadium and the events in which they’ll be competing. The Montana Special Olympics is May 16-19 at various venues in and around Missoula. Visit SOMT.org or Special Olympics Montana on Facebook for a…


Somewhere on the long list of things we take for granted is our health. It goes like the saying, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, or maybe not working as it should. Which is what makes our routine check-ups and overall observations of how our systems are running pretty crucial to our day-to-day comfortability and happiness.

The Silent Teacher

Most children take after one parent more than the other. Such was the case with my family. I am the spitting image of my father: the nose, the opinions, the gregarious nature. My sister is equally like my mother: quiet, stubborn, and extremely shy.

May 2017 Around Town

Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main, showcases the skills and sensibilities of contemporary artists and creates an energetic forum for discussing art and its vitality in the world today, and the community is invited to stop by the gallery for its second annual Ceramics Invitational, a show of all ceramics that features more than 50 jaw-dropping functional and sculptural clay artworks…

Portrait of a Caricature: Miss Montana

“I’m not the usual pageant girl,” Brooke Bezanson said by way of describing herself. To this year’s Miss Montana, the secret to success was actually pretty simple: authenticity. “I just answered their questions as honestly as I could,” she said. Brooke is a tall, cosmopolitan-looking 20-year-old with a platinum bob, but something about her blunt, down-to-earth approach to answering interview…

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 BonnieLong99@Gmail.com. Senior project presentations will be Thursday, May 25 at Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave. W.