Fueled by Family

Missoula has grown up at the center of five valleys. Its rivers empty into the bowl that’s our city. Head west of town, to Muralt’s Travel Plaza, and you can trace those waters on a giant, hand-painted mural. Like the pin of a compass, this family-owned truck stop has served customers, who are on their way to somewhere else, for…

Home in Time

Tom and Nancy Malikie want you to feel at home at The Gibson Mansion, despite the obvious and enchanting Victorian style of a historic icon within our city limits. But somehow, they’ve found the perfect balance of preserving a rich history while welcoming guests of the modern world. It’s a dance, really, between old world and new.

Behind the Words & Photography

 Michael Tucker, Owner & Publisher  I was born right here in Montana and though many opportunities have come and gone to leave, I never have because the people who live here are the best and most supportive people in the world. My wife Mysta and I are thrilled to be residents here along with our daughters Amanda and Jessica, and our son…

Picture this

Whether it's the Grizzly Encounter (right outside Yellowstone National Park) or driving the ever-scenic Going to the Sun road inside Glacier National Park, you're bound to be reminded of all the beauty that nature bestows upon us. 

A little sweat equity.

July always smells like leather and feels like sweat, or at least that’s how it is in my little world. It’s the summit of the yearly climb for my husband and I—the season we bust our tails for. A few months ago, we headed north in a rainstorm to pick up a new-to-us horse trailer. It … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Northwest Margarita Fest On Saturday, July 13, Caras Park will be salted at the rim! Don’t miss out on the first-ever Northwest Margarita Fest where you’ll indulge in the sweet nectar of tequila and mezcal from all across Latin America. Throughout the day you can vote on your favorite margarita designed from local Montana watering … Continued

A Walk Through Greenough Park

Morgan Valliant peered into the stone bear cage, his stubbled face flattened against the rusted steel door. He nodded toward the back of the structure, built 15 feet wide of Rattlesnake Creek cobbles, some as big as watermelons, where two dens had been bored into the hill. His eyes adjusted to the darkness inside. They roamed, searching for details to…

Take a Stroll in Our Shoes

The history of Hide and Sole is as unique as the downtown this iconic Missoula business has called home for the last 40 years.  In 1972, owner Scott Sproull was 19 and on a break from school at Western Illinois University following the trail of Lewis and Clark out west.

Missoula Strong

Positive vibes came from all Missoulians in support of wounded Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer during the 301 Strong Benefit that took place at Neptune Aviation. Businesses, community members, and fellow police officers band together to raise funds for Wade's family while he recovers from his injuries. Welcome back home, Wade! Photography Mike Tucker