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A Journey to Health and Happiness

BY DEB HOFFMAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Dr. Deb Hoffman shares her story of becoming a physician and the eventual burnout that lead her to finding a meaningful path in life and work. 

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The Legend of Joe Cosley

BY JACOB THOMAS
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Joe Cosley was a legend of his own making. Jacob Thomas explores the mystery and man behind the many stories and myths of one of Montana's most famous historical figures from the days of the wild west.

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Modern Day Aclchemy and The Magic of Distilled Spirits

BY LAUREN OSCILOWSKI
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

The perfect cocktail is made with more than just booze. Lauren Oscilowski gives us a glimpse into her modern day practice of alchemy where she turns robust botanicals and subtle flavors into top notch spirits and mixers. 

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Remembering the Lost Towns Of Flathead

BY JONATHAN FETTER-VORM
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Author and Illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes a journey through time, exploring the old and forgotten towns near Kalispell, Montana. This rich, boom and bust history shaped much of what we see around present day Flathead Valley.

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Home is Where The Healing Is

BY VELVET PHILLIPS
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Velvet Phillips describes her journey of self-discovery and the circumstances that lead her to the healing arts. As a native of the Flathead Valley, she has learned to embrace and share the magic of her surroundings. 

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

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The Beauty of Compost

BY ALISSA LACHANCE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Alissa LaChance explores the ecology and complexity of good soil and rich compost for gardens and agriculture. This informative PK gives an in depth perspective on why we should care about good dirt and how this lead to the creation of her new business, Dirt Rich.

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Dedication to the Land

BY CLIFF KIPP
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Cliff Kipp tells us about his lifelong affinity for the outdoors and how that has impacted his life. While discussing different perspectives on land use, Cliff shows us how his passion for conservation has grown into a full-time career working with young people to preserve Montana's wild places. 

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Helping Birds in The Big Sky

BY MIKAYLA SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Connecting People Through Trails

BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.

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Landscapes for Better Living

BY KURT VOMFELL
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.