Polka dots galore.

In my closet, I have no fewer than five shirts, six dresses, and a dozen socks featuring polka dots. I love them—polka dots—mostly in black and white, but I’ll take them in every color combination, except orange and navy blue. Broncos colors, you see.

Another Trip Around the Sun

Grizzly Harley-Davidson celebrated their fifth year of business serving the Missoula community and beyond with a biker rodeo, mini-bike 
races, good grub and drinks by UpNSmokin BBQ and the Badlander, and music by the Blue Collar Band. Congratulations, Grizzly HD! 
Photography Denise Russell

A Wheel of a Good Time

Stevensville—the place where Montana began!—was home to the second annual Montana Bike Celebration and Bike & Brew where community members from Missoula to Hamilton biked, swam, ate, and enjoyed lots of biker discounts in support of safe and public use of the Bitterroot Trail. 
Photography Chelsea Lyn Drake

What’s (S)UP?

A crazy good time in a crazy mountain town was had at the fifth annual Windermere SUP Cup, a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) competition on the Clark Fork River. Spectators got a show of elite and recreational paddleboarders as well as enjoyed a Montana luau. The event was hosted by Windermere Real Estate, and proceeds go to the Missoula Food Bank's…

Revving It Up for Camp-Mak-A-Dream

Car enthusiasts gathered for a good cause: Camp Mak-A-Dream. The fourth annual Benefit Car Show at Fort Missoula, sponsored in part by Montana Rail Link and Garden City Rods & Customs Car Club, brought out the best sets of wheels this side of the Divide to raise funds for the non-profit that provides cost-free Montana experiences to those affected by…

Happy Birthday, America!

The 41st annual Fourth of July Celebration and Pancake Breakfast at Fort Missoula was packed with activities to commemorate America's birthday. Kids and adults learned about Montana and U.S. history, played games, took wagon rides, pet animals, explored model trains and ham radios, watched demos, and so much more, all to a soundtrack provided by the Craicers, McKay and Hospkins,…

September 2017 Around Town

One of Zootown's own made the cover of the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society. Congratulations, Dr. Susan B. Tiede! Dr. Tiede is a pediatric dentist who opened Missoula Pediatric Dentistry in 2004. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at St. Louis University and attended dental school at Creighton University, after which time she…

Seven Wonders of Investment

Staying informed in today’s market sometimes feels like attending a three-ring circus. There is a lot of rapidly changing content to take in among the websites, publications, and broadcasts vying for your attention. But to make smart investment decisions, tune out the white noise and pay attention to the following investment fundamentals that have withstood the test of time:


The winter before she turned 16, Caroline Kiemele had average expectations for a Christmas Eve out with her extended family at the Methodist church in Havre, Montana. A typical Missoula high schooler who enjoyed writing, volleyball, and spending time outside, Caroline had always shrugged off casual suggestions that she try modeling. But that night in church, the teenager was approached…

On the 

Sometimes the most fashionable accessory isn't found on a runway; it's seen on the highways and back roads that surround the hub of five valleys. Check out these wheels from some of our community's biggest motorheads.

Fashion Says

Your style is as unique and free as your spirit. You go through your day with the flow and your clothing and accessories match your easy-going attitude.

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…

Rocky Mountain Entertainment Agency

The daughter of a musician and a model-actress, Casey Pobran always had entertainment in her blood—so it was no surprise when the SoCal native found herself working in New York in her early 20s as a model, signed with famed agency Eileen Ford. But even though she enjoyed modeling, Casey loved the business development aspect even more. So, when she…