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

Kelley’s Market Trends: Home Sales – Whitefish City Limits

BY JIM KELLEY - In Whitefish, Montana, the median home price increased ...  more

Montana Tourist Numbers Up, Spending Down in 2015

By BEACON STAFF - An estimated 11.7 million people visited Montana in 2...  more

Hiring Entry Level People and (Gasp) Millennials

By MARK RIFFEY - I know a number of 20-somethings who are looking for j...  more

Off the Couch {Sports & Recreation} Posts

Cross Country Skiing in Glacier Park

By JUSTIN FRANZ - One of the best ways to take in the amazing sights of...  more

Many Glacier Campground Reservations Available For Summer

BY BEACON STAFF - Advance campground reservations for the Many Glacier ...  more

2016 Hunting & Fishing Licenses On Sale Monday With Change In Fees

By JEANNE CONNOLLY - Montana's 2016 hunting and fishing licenses go on ...  more

Live It Up {Lifestyles & Entertainment} Posts

Whitefish Winter Carnival Returns for 57th Year

BY CLARE MENZEL - The Winter Carnival in Whitefish returns this weekend...  more

Preserving Montana’s Lost Sounds

By TRISTAN SCOTT - Dave Martens began mining Montana’s rock and roll ...  more

Independent Film Festival Returns to Polson

By CLARE MENZEL - Sixty films on schedule for fourth annual Flathead La...  more

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

Spotlight Event: A Chocolat Affaire

BY BEACON STAFF - Shop, taste and judge and treat yourself to a great m...  more


BY CHEF TRACY DARUE - People have different tastes in cookies. Some peo...  more

Zim’s Chili

By BOB ZIMORINO - There is chili and then there is chili. It is one of ...  more