Flathead Valley, Montana.

A dynamic valley calls for a dynamic community website. Make It Flathead is a one-stop destination for lifestyle, relocation, and economic development information for the major communities of Montana’s majestic Flathead Valley – Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Polson, and Whitefish – and all the little towns in between.

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The Pulse {News & Opinion} Posts

Last Blast of Winter

BY TRISTAN SCOTT - While snowfall has tapered off at lower elevations i...  more

In Focus: Soaps from Scratch

BY GREG LINDSTROM - Emily Christiansen's hobby has turned into a busine...  more

Park Officials Preparing for Another Bustling Year in Glacier

BY DILLON TABISH - Glacier National Park is preparing for what will lik...  more

Off the Couch {Sports & Recreation} Posts

Whitefish Named ‘Capital of Mountain Biking in Montana’

BY DILLON TABISH - The popular online biking site Singletracks released...  more

Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race Likely Moved From Olney

BY MOLLY PRIDDY - The upcoming Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race, schedule...  more

Spotlight Event: Montana Sportsman’s Expo

BY BEACON STAFF - Montana Sportsman’s Expo features activities and ex...  more

Live It Up {Lifestyles & Entertainment} Posts

Spotlight Event: Johnny Boyd

BY BEACON STAFF - The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Johnny Boyd: Co...  more

Spotlight Event: Sweeney Todd

BY BEACON STAFF - Glacier Symphony and Chorale joins forces with the Al...  more

Ski Patrol FUNdraiser

BY BEACON STAFF - Join your favorite ski patrollers, bartenders and fri...  more

Eat, Drink & Be Merry {Food & Drink} Posts


BY TRACY DARUE - Pavlovas are meringues that are baked slowly in a low-...  more

Beer and Spam: Recipe for Fun

BY MOLLY PRIDDY - Nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor freezing temps wil...  more

King Cake

By MICHAELLA IRLBECK - Students at The Culinary Institute of Montana at...  more