Jan 16

Sharing the Harvest: Montana’s Community Gardens

AMY GRISAK for Montana 55 Gardens are a natural gathering place, so it’s no surprise community gardens are gaining popularity throughout Montana. From group efforts where friends share a garden to individual plots, these neighborhood growing spaces give everyone a chance to raise their own healthy food. And though the ground may be hard now, […]

Jan 16

The Fabulous Baker Girl: The Life of Irene Lentz

She was the fabulous Baker girl who built “Irene” into a quality trademark. This fabled designer of magical gowns for the movies once led such a charmed career that she was minimally known by her first name: Irene. Census records validate her birthplace as Brookings, South Dakota, in 1901, though myriad publications complicated matters with […]

Jul 17

Missoula 150: Where They Lived

by Kim Briggeman They’re gone now, most of them – the downtown homes of the men and women who built Missoula around them. There’s a tire store on the corner of Orange Street and West Pine, where Judge Frank Woody, Missoula’s first mayor, lived with his wife Sarah. The city home with a cupola on […]