Small Pine

Room at the Top by Marilynn Dwyer Mason Author Unknown Long, long ago, in a land far away lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine. Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be [...]

Silent Night

In 1818, a roving band of actors was performing in towns throughout the Austrian Alps. On December 23, they arrived at Oberndorf, a village near Salzburg. There they were scheduled to perform the [...]

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Christmas Truce of 1914 by Angus Mcbride During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front [...]

Life Lessons from a Snowman

Home on the Range by Lynn Bywaters Author Unknown It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy.

 Hold your ground, even when the heat is on. 

Wearing white is always appropriate.

 It [...]

The Undelivered Letter

Author Unknown Some years ago, there lived in an English city a man whomI shall call Fred Armstrong. He worked in the local post office, where he was called “dead-letter man” because he handled [...]

A Visit from St. Nicholas

The Christmas List by Lynn Bywaters Attributed to Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The [...]

O Holy Night

The Christmas Star by Lynn Bywaters In 1847, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, a commissionaire of wines in a small French town, was asked by his parish priest to pen a poem for Christmas mass. The [...]

Valley County Community Foundation

Montanans will transfer billions of dollars to the next generation. The question is: will any of that wealth stay behind in the communities that helped build it? On the Hi-Line, the Valley County [...]

Powder to the People

Bear Paw Ski Bowl is Montana’s smallest ski hill, but that doesn’t stop visitors from having big fun. Located 29 miles south of Havre, the hill sports 25 named runs, with adult lift tickets going [...]

Helena Civic Center Centennial

Helena’s Civic Center is one of the more distinguishable structures along the city’s skyline. The building itself rises six stories high, but what truly sets it apart is its minaret—a seventeen [...]