It was snowing like crazy when we reached Depotland (the shopping district in Kalispell where the big box stores reside). Cabela’s parking lot was packed, so David parked in the Lowe’s lot across the street. From there, we walked over to the grand opening. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this […]
The Spirit of the West: Unchanged
It was once mused that the character of a city is formed by the character of its founders; this rings true especially when we discuss the towns of the Flathead Valley. Late in the 19th century, the city of Kalispell was brought to life by settlers hailing from all across the country. They all shared […]
Spine Tingling Tales of the Supernatural
Montana has a rich history of ghost towns and haunted buildings including some in the Flathead Valley, which have several spooky tales to tell. Having experienced paranormal activity, the RMKK People would like to take this opportunity to tell some of their chilling true stories. We will now whet your appetite for the […]
Before They Had Cat Ladies and Old Maids….
…the Flathead Valley had these fellows. This photograph taken from a historical book about the Flathead Valley caught my eye. Two of the men in the photograph advertising “Wives Wanted” are holding cats. Adventurous men traveled to the Montana frontier in the 1800’s and 1900’s looking for work and hoping for success. Many […]
What is Yarn Bombing? The Art of Yarn Storming
Yarn bombing, also known as yarn storming has hit Kalispell, Montana! Several trees and a park bench, on the lawn of the Hockaday Museum of Art, have been bombed! What is Yarn Bombing Have you ever heard of yarn bombing, guerilla knitting, yarn storming, or urban knitting? Am I the last one on […]
Pond Skimming – Whitefish Mountain Resort – April 2012
We happened to stumble upon the annual end of season “pond skimming competition” at Big Mountain.
Signs of Spring
While much of the U.S. is greening up and experiencing signs of spring in the form of blooming azaleas and cherry blossoms, Montana is slowly awakening from its wintertime slumber. Trees are showing buds and a couple of early crocus flowers have shown their faces in the garden, but for the most part our landscape […]
Milnor Washing Machine Saves the Holiday Season!
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office got a report Sunday from a woman who said a man had stolen her clothes at a laundry on Montana 35 near Kalispell, and that when her husband confronted the man, he tried to attack him. The man was later arrested on a warrant. ~ taken from the Law Enforcement […]
A One Story Mall with a Hotel
As Kalispell Center Mall is celebrating its 25th anniversary, it is interesting to note that it was ahead of its time. In 1986, it was one of the few malls in the country to be built with an attached hotel. When I first visited the Kalispell Center Mall in December of 2000, the […]
The Haunted Hospital in Kalispell?
I imagine that the condominium across from the elementary school is haunted. In 1911 a large brick building was constructed to make Kalispell‘s first general hospital. For over 60 years the Eastside Brick building served as the city‘s hospital. In 1973 it became a branch of the courthouse. The hospital was refurbished in 2007 […]