Shriners is Family

by Tiffany Sweeney Mandy Brumwell speaks with passion about her son, Grant, and his experiences with Shriners Hospital for Children; however, when she speaks it is more than just the fact that [...]

New Vision

Established in 1949, Cascade Opticians hopped from storefront to storefront in Downtown Great Falls before finally settling at the corner of Fifth and Central in 1985. There it remained for more [...]

The Waltz of Stewardship

Photo by Claire Harbage (NPR) Production agriculture is akin to a dance. A farmer or rancher must be in tune with their land. They move in step with the changing of seasons, maintaining the [...]

Calving Time in Montana

By Kent Hanawalt In Montana, most ranches are termed cow/calf operations—the herd of cows is maintained year-round to produce a new crop of calves every year. The bulls are put in with the cows [...]

Hitting the Jackpot

By Cassie Gasvoda When it comes to barrel racing, two things immediately come to most people’s minds: cowgirls and rodeos. Ladies riding some of the world’s fastest, most athletic horses enter [...]

True Grit

By Sue Carlbom When Lisa Schmidt and her husband Steve Hutton bought the Graham Ranch west of Conrad in 2006, they took on more than a land payment. They embraced the heritage of Alistair Graham [...]

Gardens from Garbage

By Jean Allen Retired from 23 years as a radio DJ, and with time on his hands, Michael Dalton became concerned about developing a sustainable food source for kids in the Great Falls community, [...]