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A New Publication for Eastern Montana’s Wide Open Spaces

There's about to be a new magazine in town-- or should I say, in 'the country.' Alternatives, an online publication based out of Plentywood, Montana, will explore topics like alternative energy development, eco-tourism, health and fitness, obesity and other issues facing communities in the vast, open spaces on the east side of the Great Divide. Montana is a big state. 56 counties make up 147,046 square miles. An estimated 935,670 people live here. Montana is to the road tripper of the West what Ohio is to the road-tripper of the East, which is to say, if you’re just driving through, it will dominate your day, your life and your entire conscience until you cross out of its borders.

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SnowGhost Productions Presents Brightblack Morning Light

There's a new production company in town, and they hope to change music as we know it in Whitefish. SnowGhost Productions, the brainchild of Whitefish music enthusiasts Dave Gawe and Brett Allen, is geared toward producing and promoting new music and fresh sounds. SnowGhost is working on a ten concert series that'll unroll this summer. Its first band, Matador-signed Brightblack Morning Light, will play tonight at Grouse Mountain Lodge.

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A Belated Thanks to New West Flathead Valley Party-Goers

Over 50 of the Flathead Valley's movers and shakers showed up last Thursday night at the Great Northern in Whitefish to celebrate the New West Valley kickoff with us. The sun was shining, the conversation and the microbrew were flowing and the party was just a great time.

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Flathead New West Party, May 18 at the Northern

It's party time in the Flathead. On May 18th we're throwing a bash to celebrate the launch of New West in the Flathead, and are hosting an evening in downtown Whitefish to introduce New West to the Valley. We'll be hosting, buying brews and appetizers, and giving away great door prizes from some of our amazing sponsors. Here are the details:

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Conrad Mansion’s “Death by Chocolate” Murder Mystery is a Scream

Kalispell’s historic Conrad Mansion presents a night of elegance, haute cuisine and—gasp!— MURDER, for its 5th Annual Death by Chocolate fundraising murder mystery this Saturday, May 6th from 7-10 P.M. Guests will enjoy lots of locally-donated hors d’oeuvres, wine, microbrews, and of course, chocolate desserts as they solve the evening’s mystery of “Who Killed Conrad?”

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The Protest Song is Not Dead

One of the first songs I heard criticizing the current administration and the Iraq War was John (Cougar) Mellencamp’s “To Washington” in 2003. It claimed to "[borrow] its melody and arrangement from folk/country icons Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family.”

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Weekend Sounds and Scenes

Tonight (and Saturday) Head to Reds Wine’s and Blues (30 2nd St. E in downtown Kalispell) and have a drink, some great eats and check the tunes of Tom Catmull, performer of just about everything under the sun (pop, blues, country and ballads). Come on, just go; everyone will be there. Tom Catmull will also be at Reds on Saturday, if you can’t get enough of him or the chicken lettuce wraps.

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Luke Walrath

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Majestic Mayhem: Cage Fighting in Kalispell

Kalispell's Majestic Valley Arena was the host for a Saturday night cage brawl and beer drinking fest that, judging by the sold-out tables ($300 tables, no less), floorseating and a rowdy crew in the bleachers, was a success for everybody. The crowd, (and a fairly dangerous looking crowd it was) young and fit and extremely intense, was enthusiastic but self-controlled (not always a given), and the fights in the cage were fast-moving and violent. There were a few cowboy hats in the audience, but it was a long, long way from rodeo. In the center of the rodeo arena stood a tall, round cage, black mesh fence enclosing a floor about fifteen feet in diameter. The rules for the fights that would happen in the cage were few -- no biting or eye-gouging, no fish-hooking with a thumb in the corner of the mouth or nostrils, no knee strikes or kicks to the head of an opponent on the ground. Artists of the takedown were asked not to "spike" their opponents to the canvas, intentionally sending them down like an arrow onto their heads or necks.

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Big Mountain Closes Season with Revelry

By Stephen Houser This year's powder-filled ski season at Whitefish's Big Mountain is rapidly coming to a close. For those of us who are "employmently" connected to the hill, it's a time for both celebration and nostalgia. Gone for the year are the days of carving deep turns in fresh corduroy. Gone is the anticipation of 10 new inches on a Wednesday. Gone are the Snowghosts. Also gone are the wet, foggy days, the irritating supervisors and co-workers, and the inevitably muddy bog we call the "Employee Parking Lot." It's nice to see some things go and achingly depressing to see others leave for the year.

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