Our Stories

See What We've Been Up To

SEASON OF GRATITUDE

For me, the blessing of Thanksgiving is a personal challenge to increase my gratitude. So here are a few things I’m especially grateful for this year:

Read more

CLEAN PLATES FOR THANKSGIVING

A little peek into history: Seventy years ago, families across the country were preparing for a Thanksgiving feast, but under much different circumstances. Soldiers across the globe were embattled in a world war and at home, a campaign was in…

Read more

SULPHUR CREEK RANCH

Since temperatures in the Bitterroot Valley have unseasonably hovered slightly above and below zero for the past week, we can’t help but snuggle down and stay warm. But as s a result, my thoughts have wandered to warmer days and…

Read more

VETERAN’S DAY

For many of us, Veteran’s Day elicits some deep-seeded gratitude for family and friends who have served in our modern-day military. My husband’s brother, Adam, served for many years in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan as well as…

Read more

FEEDING THE BODY AND SOUL

Every so often, I’ll be sending a shout-out to a Bitterroot family who is making a huge difference in our community with their charitable kindness. This month, the McPherson family in Stevensville, Montana, deserves some recognition.

Read more

BEST DAY OF THE YEAR

While some people may choose Thanksgiving or other holiday as their favorite weekend of the year, mine is the time we ship cattle from the ranch. I grew up in Lemhi County in Idaho on a family ranch that’s close to…

Read more

YOUTH HUNTING

One of the great opportunities for youth growing up in Montana is to become conservation-minded by participating in hunter education courses and taking advantage of specially-designed hunting opportunities.

Read more

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Valley Drug & Variety in Stevensville, Montana, is an old-fashioned pharmacy, soda fountain and variety store that makes an interesting statement every time a cashier purposefully returns change using two-dollar bills – you see how that money travels around the valley.…

Read more

SPRINKLE PINK

Hamilton is covered in pink – from business windows to football player’s socks – all in an effort to increase awareness of cancer, early detection and preventative treatments. My heart breaks when I think of the suffering of those ravaged…

Read more