A kid at heart.

My bedtime is early—as in, the same time as my toddler-age nephews, 8 p.m.—and it always has been, even as a teenager and young(er) adult. I suspect this is the reason why I’ve always felt uncool. But when I am listening to the latest albums by the Whizpops and the Salamanders, I feel very cool. These two bands were an…

NamasDay!

NamasDay of Yoga was the first of its kind in big sky country. What set this yoga festival apart was its dedication to our community: Only local instructors taught, bringing participants fresh and imaginative yoga. The day's schedule represented the diverse world of today's yoga and gave Missoula an experience as unique as itself. Photography Matthew Roberts

A Ball of Fun

Missoula's first Knockerball competition was a—dare we say it—"ball" of fun! The competition was held at Loyola Sacred Heart's Field as a fundraiser for a December event called KYSSMAS, where underprivileged children and their families can benefit with getting some things they need. Photography Tan Curtis

August 2017 Around Town

Rub elbows with chef and author Mindy Segal and have a s'more, or two or three. Thursday, August 10—National S'mores Day—kicks off a weeklong celebration of all things chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow and more at The Resort at Paws Up. In traditional glamping style, participants will honor the ooey-gooey deliciousness of this famous campfire treat alongside Mindy Segal, who will…

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,…

The Whizpops Present…

Even though our son was fast asleep in the backseat, my husband and I kept the music blaring as our truck sped along the Blackfoot River. It was supposed to be a kids album. But the infectious beat had me tapping my foot, and we couldn’t help singing along with the chorus: “Extinction really stinks...forever.”

Kindie Isn’t Just for Kids

They might say it’s music just for kids. I thought it was. Several months back, and still new to the Zoo, my girlfriend and I were browsing the events section of the Missoula Independent in search of something to do or listen to. Listed was a CD release party at Rockin’ Rudy’s for the Salamanders’ latest album Bubbles. “Excellent,” I…

Crown and Sash

Carrie Vreeland graduated with honors from Montana State University with a B.S. in Nursing. As a registered nurse and licensed esthetician, Carrie has a passion for health, beauty, and self-confidence. She volunteers in her community, and her goal is to become a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health. Diagnosed with lupus, Carrie seeks to find an avenue to educate women…

Express Yourself

Fun back-to-school looks to copy—without getting in trouble!

Down Doesn’t Mean Out

If you’re an active investor, you probably follow the movement of the financial markets at least somewhat regularly. If so, you have no doubt noticed what appears to be considerable fluctuation—in the form of triple-digit movements of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most widely watched market indices. Should you be concerned about these movements, especially when their…

Keeping Time

Mark Charles Heidinger stomps his foot on a wood board to set time, vibrating the deck beneath us. The strum of the acoustic guitar sets the melody; the twang of the steel-pedal guitar layers the tune. Mark leans back and sings in a bold, clear voice into the brisk, evening air: “Dig down deep, don’t fold…for the faintest wind might…

Getting a Head Start

Students at Garden City Montessori are spread out across the floor holding impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making calculations, and debating the price of a new Casio watch. These students aren’t just here to learn. They are running a vibrant marketplace—and they mean business.