Page 1

Lolo, Montana To Salmon, Idaho

To Lookout Pass Missoula




To Lewiston, Idaho


Florence Stevensville

Victor a


Corvallis Hamilton

Anaconda Butte

Darby Wisdom

Salmon, Idaho

Dillon, MT

Mo a


n nta


Scarecrow Festival Stevensville, Montana Hamilton, Montana Hamilton Restaurants Bitterroot Bicycling Victor, Montana Hiking the Bitterroots Montana Art & Artists Darby, Montana Salmon, Idaho

page 3 page 4 page 8 page 10 page 15 page 19 page 21 page 24 page 28 page 37

H A MILT O N ’S F I R S T E V E R C HIL DR E N ’S E X HI BI T Coming This Fall to the Museum Thanks to the generous sponsorship of From River to Ridge © magazine, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, and Dick and Judy Estler, the Ravalli County Museum at the Old Courthouse has been given the opportunity to open two much sought after children’s exhibits. The community has expressed its need for exhibits that spark the imagination of children and the museum is now able to provide them, starting in September.

Animal Eyes


33 rd

The Animal Eyes exhibit is a fun way for all ages to examine the variety of eyes in the animal world. The exhibit centers around a panel of more than 60 different glass animal eyes. Everything from the huge saucersized eyes of an oceanic Marlin fish down to the tiny red dots of a wood duck, from elk to elephant and alligator to mountain lion you will find it all in this unique exhibit. The eyes are displayed in a manner that encourages interaction and onlookers are encouraged to touch the glass eyes to feel the shapes and sizes.

Radial Symmetry

The Radial Symmetry Table blends art, science, and math into an interesting hands-on experience. Radial symmetry is a common form in nature, can be described mathematically, has pleasing artistic aesthetics, and has ties to cultural norms in many countries. Hundreds of colorful tiles in many shapes offer unlimited creative options for participants. Three sections allow three guests to interact with the exhibit simultaneously.


On December 6 at 6:30pm the Ravalli County Museum will have a FREE screening of Donald in Mathmagic Land. This classic 1959 movie is about how math shows up in all parts of our life—from the human body and nature, to games, music and buildings. It is an entertaining and creative way to understand the power of math. Join Donald Duck for an adventure that proves math can be enjoyed by all!

These exhibits created by:

205 Bedford, Hamilton • 406.363.3338 •

Saturday, October 6 - 9am to 3pm APPLE PIES / CARAMEL APPLES BBQ PORK WITH APPLE CHUTNEY APPLE BUTTER / STREET VENDORS RAFFLE / SILENT AUCTION & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 406.363.3338 205 Bedford, Hamilton Bitter Root Valley Historical Society 205 Bedford Hamilton, MT Phone: 406.363.3338


From River to Ridge © magazine invites you to partner with us in sponsoring the children's exhibits—for a month, a season, or a more extended period. Vital initial support has brought these exhibits to the Museum, but additional support is needed to secure them for the entirety of the 2012-2013 school year. One month of sponsorship, which includes name recognition within the Museum, is $250. Contact Elizabeth Ettenger for more information at 406.363.3338. From River to Ridge© magazine is published by Tour Montana©/Gift Montana© and is copyrighted by SP2M Marketing, LLC© all rights reserved. Publisher/Editor Eric Elander Graphic Design/Writer Terry Long Advertising Mike Jinings Jayne Azzerello Guest Authors Brian d‘Ambrosio Elizabeth Ettenger With special thanks to Charleane at the Salmon Chamber To have your community or business included in one of the Tour Montana Publications, contact Eric Elander at 406.360.3321 For a free copy mailed to your home, email:

Now in its 7th year, the very popular Stevensville Scarecrow Festival is “Western Montana’s Premier Public Art Project.” October


7th Annual Stevensville Scarecrow Festival 5th through October 13th, 20 to 30 “scarecrow” sculptures handcrafted by very creative Bitterroot Valley residents will be on display along the walking path going north from Main Street in downtown Stevensville. More than 1500 people will attend for the People’s Choice voting period held during the First Friday festivities at 5-9:00 PM on October 5th. They will be lighted after sunset to allows for extended viewing time and new artistic effects.

The 2012 festival will include, for the fiirst time, performance art in the form of living statues, live on Main Street from 5-9:00 PM during First Friday. Performing artists in handcrafted costumes will hold statuesque poses—making artful changes of position to reward viewers for their generous donations. There are many annual scarecrow festivals around the world celebrated during different seasons, often with unique topical themes. These festivals tap into the rich cultural tradition surrounding scarecrows, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, while adding a modern touch of creative whimsey. The Stevensville festival has been friended on Facebook by several other festivals in the US, Canada, and even Great Britain.

A very special aspect of the Stevensville festival is the breadth of participants. Most of the sculptures are created by teams including school classes, girl and boy scout troops, 4-H and FAA clubs, and businesses. Individuals and groups are invited to create sculptures in the theme of scarecrows, crows, fall, etc. Imagination is the only limit. Cash prizes totaling $650 are provided for Peoples’ Choice, Artistic Merit, and Living Statue awards. This year’s award ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 6th, with Mark Heyka, of KECI TV presiding. Plan to join the rest of Western Montana for this unique and wonderful week-long community event, the 7th Annual Stevensville Scarecrow Festival. If you cannot make it for the First Friday festivities, be sure to take a stroll along the walking path during the week. Information, videos, photos, and entry forms can be found online at and Stevensville Scarecrow Festival, or picked up at the Paper Clip in Hamilton, the Bitterroot Star in Stevensville, or the Stevensville Main Street Association office. The Scarecrow Festival is produced by the Stevensville Art & Sculpture Society (SASS) and co-sponsored with the Stevensville Main Street Association. Sponsors include Valley Drug and Variety, Rocky Mountain Bank, Don’s Auto Service, Morningstar Caffeine and Cuisine, Cats Eye Craftsman, Bitterroot Valley Ammo and Components, Stevensville Hardware, and Sunelco.

Stevensville Scarecrow Festival

406-777-3797 •

F romR iver toR



Stevensville, Montana

2 1 4


9 7

Where Montana Began Stevensville is a small town packed with history, character and small businesses that believe in great customer service! They pride themselves on delivering a great down home experience and a variety of places to visit, including Historic St. Mary’s Mission, and Fort Owen State Park. Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place for a picnic while watching the bald eagles fish in the Bitterroot River, get some serious bird watching in, amble along a nature trail, or drive through and marvel at the myriads of waterfowl. Stevensville is home to the Blacksmith Brewing Co., Red Willow Antiques, Lisa Archer Silks, River’s Mist Gallery and Stevensville’s own General Store: Valley Drug and Variety. Incredible restaurants serve everything from home cooking to Mexican cuisine. Italian flavor and aromas come from Romeo’s Italian Kitchen and you can top off your meal with a sweet treat from Charbonneau’ s Chocolate Factory. Stevensville is home to many festivals and events throughout the year, from Western Heritage Days and the Summerfest hot air balloon festival to the Annual Salish Pilgrimage and Scarecrow



Festival in October. The Creamery Picnic has been the Western Montana event to attend for 100 years and the Founders Day celebration is not to be missed. There is a First Friday Event every month where stores are open late, refreshments served, Artists are hosted, and music, good food and entertainment await. The Stevensville Community Theatre, located on Main Street, produces some of the most wonderful plays. Great sets, comfortable seats, and fun community actors make this a choice place to spend an evening of entertainment. Now you can stay abreast of the latest happenings at I Love Stevensville, Montana on Facebook. Created to bring the community together and share their treasures with the world, it is a portal to current information. Get the latest updates and photos about events and festivals. Be the first to hear about exciting new restaurants and businesses such as the openings of the Catered Table, Mission Bistro, and Wildwood Brewery—a new, all organic brewery. Stay tuned for updates about what is happening in the best little historic town in Montana.


I Love Stevensville Mo

Valley Drug and Variety, Stevensville ’s own Ge Full Service Pharmacy

Full Service Shipping & Business Center • Parcel shipping services by UPS®, FedEx® and USPS® • Black/White and Color Copy Services • Money orders • Notary • Digital Photo Kiosk • 35mm Film Processing M - F 9 am to 7 pm Sat 9 am to 6 pm Sun 10 am to 4 pm


On Main Street in Stevensville 4

At Valley Drug you will find every service or supply you need for the family, home, and office — something for every room in the house.

Offering the Valley’s Largest Selection of Greeting Cards


1 2 3 4

The Catered Table Fiesta en Jalisco The Historic Stevensville Hotel Lisa Archer Silks – Art, Antiques, and Collectables

5 6 7 8

NAPA Auto Parts St. Mary’s Mission Stevensville Playhouse Stoneydale Press Publishing Co. 9 Valley Drug and Variety


Harvest Valley Farmers Market — 9 am–1 pm, May

9th through mid-October, in the parking lot on Main Street, between Rocky Mountain Bank and the Stevensville Library. in historic Stevensville, Montana First Fridays — Held on the first Friday of every month from 5:30 pm–9 pm, it features a unique theme each time. Stores are open late, there are receptions for artists, etc

September 16 23

Annual Salish Pilgrimage — at the historic St. Mary’s Mission Founders Day — at the historic St. Mary’s Mission

October 5-13 5

Annual Scarecrow Festival — Sponsored by the

Stevensville Art and Sculpture Society (SASS).

December 7-8

A Montana Country Christmas — Downtown.

Fine Dining in the Bitterroot The Catered Table has been known for its quality, affordable, catering services but now, you can experience casual fine dining at their newly opened restuarant in Stevensville. Choose from an array of entrees that include seafood, hand cut steaks, and pasta dishes. Round out your dining experience with a micro-brew beer or select wine from their international list. Top off your evening with a decadent home made desert.

ville Montana

Stop by the Catered Table for the relaxing, refined atmosphere and enjoy a delectable, satisfying meal. Sun 5-8 pm • Tues-Sat 5-9 pm 406-777-7090 • 205 Main Street in downtown Stevensville

wn General Store Old Fashioned Soda Fountain & Full Service Espresso Bar


Stevensville Events 2012

Fabric & Craft Deptartment Liquor Store

Toys • Books • School Supplies Made in Montana Gifts and Candies

F romR iver toR



Stevensville’s 171st Founders Day Celebration September 23, 2012 At St. Mary’s Mission

In 2013 historic St. Mary's Mission will be Featured in a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian exhibit called Stories of Encounter. Their exhibit is a touch-screen interactive display with 24 stories that will teach visitors about contact between Native communities and Europeans. You, however, can relive the events firsthand by joining in the celebration of Montana’s first permanent European settlement at Stevensville’s Founder’s Day. Watch the reenactment of the historic arrival of Father DeSmet and his meeting with the local Salish people. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments, coffee, conversation, and take a mission tour. The Smithsonian exhibit dispells the ‘empty parkland’ vision of the Americas, giving a glimpse of historic conditions where the great indiginous civilizations met explorers from outside this hemisphere. These interactions, which happened over an extended period of time were not always voluntary on the part of the local cultures yet caused profound, often difficult and lasting changes with which contemporary peoples continue to live. The defining difference of St Mary’s history is that the Salish people of the Bitterroot Valley, along with their neighbors the Nez Perce, not only invited missionaries to come and live among them, but sent four delegations to St. Louis requesting they be sent. Because Jesuits Father DeSmet and later Father Ravalli came by invitation, their history with the people of the Bitterroot is much more cooperative than some other places. 2012 is the 200th anniversary of Father Ravalli’s birth. Kind and compassionate, Father Ravalli became a beloved figure for all the people of the Bitterroot Valley. Priest, physician, surgeon, pharmacist, architect, artist and sculptor, he spent his life at St. Mary’s doing his best to see to the needs of everyone. Classes in religion, reading, writing, and arithmetic were held at the mission in the Salish language. Principals of farming were also taught, including how to plow, plant, cultivate, irrigate, harvest crops, and tend cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. St Mary’s Mission is celebrating the Year of Father Ravalli and includes, on display in the museum, a portrait of Fr. Ravalli and an oil painting by him on loan from St. Francis Xavier Church in Missoula. “He was the epitome of gentility; sensitive, and disciplined, a man of enormous capacity for compassion,” wrote Father Willfred P. Schoenberg, S.J., of Father Anthony Ravalli. This book is a collection of writings which pay tribute to a man that is deserving of prominence in the history of Montana, as well as those other states formed from the old Oregon Territory. Included are an incredible number of “first occurrences in Montana,” that are a result of the skilled and talented Fr. Ravalli. Montana’s beloved priestphysician-artist, after whom the county is named, was assigned to St. Mary’s from 1845 to 1850 and again in 1866 till his death in 1884. Father Ravalli rests in St. Mary’s Cemetery west of the chapel he designed and helped build. $7.95 plus shipping and handling Available online:

Appetizers Lunch Specials Dinner 6

406.777.5734 •

Founder’s Day Schedule 2 pm

Ringing of St Mary’s Chapel Bell Invocation Presentation of Colors by Stevensville FFA Raising of the Flathead Nation Flag by Salish Tribal Members Welcome and Introductions Re-enactment of the Salish welcoming the Blackrobe Missionaries in 1845 Salish Presentation Presentation on Fr. Anthony Ravalli in recognition of the 200th Anniversary of his birth by Dr. Ellen Baumler, Interpretive Historian from the Montana Historical Society Poster Contest Winners Announced Closing comments 1-4 pm Guided Tours at reduced rates 1-5 pm Museum and Gift Shop are open 3-4:30 BBQ by the Knights of Columbus

Full Bar Specialty Margaritas


Wait Until Dark September 28-29 at 7:30 pm September 30 at 2 pm October 5-6 & 12-13 at 7:30 pm October 7 & 14 at 2 pm



The Littlest Angel November 30 at 7:30 pm December 2, 7-8 & 14-15 at 7:30 pm December 9 & 16 at 2 pm

God's Favorite February 15-16 & 22-23 at 7:30 pm February 17 & 24 at 2 pm March 1-2 at 7:30 pm March 3 at 2 pm

The Wizard Of Oz May 3-4, 9-0, & 17-18 at 7:30 pm May 4-5, 10-11, & 18-19 at 2 pm

319 Main Street • Stevensville, MT 59870 • 406.777.2722 • F romR iver toR


Photo by Nelson Kentor



Hamilton, Montana

6 15 7

Take a Day to Play in Hamilton!

Nestled right up against the Bitterroot National Forest and Mountain Range, you can drive out of town and right into breathtaking forested mountain canyons. There are lakes, rivers and streams for fishing, as well as bike trails and more back country than you could explore in a lifetime. Trailheads to the backcountry and Wilderness Area as well as scenic drives on forest service roads are minutes from downtown. Opportunities abound for adventure whether you are into camping, backpacking, horse riding, river floating, or ATV-ing. Hamilton is just big enough to provide both cultural amenities and material goods, while staying just small enough for a friendly western town flavor. The Hamilton Playhouse boasts one of the finest community theaters in the region while the Ravalli County Museum and Daly Mansion will satisfy history

buffs. Antique shops, galleries, candy stores, and everything from fashion to furniture plus fun and funky shops are all just around the corner. As the county seat, Hamilton is host to a wide variety of events and community activities year round. From the County Fair, Daly Days, Microbrew Fest and Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival to the Renaissance Faire, Hamilton Players productions, gun shows, and Shakespeare in the Park, not a week goes by without something fun to do.



Hamilton is a welcome spot for visitors touring the Bitterroot Valley. This big small town, the county seat of Ravalli County, is a great place to visit — or live. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities there are also dozens of wonderful community events to draw a crowd.

12 16 4 27 3 13 25 22 26 21 1814 1 9 8 20 2

Looking for a place to meet up with locals? Stop in and have a round at the Bitterroot Brewery (say hi to Don Maus for me), get a bite to eat at The Spice of Life Café, grab a burger at Nap’s Grill, or stop by the local Farmer’s Market where you will find the freshest locally grown and prepared food as well as beautiful hand-crafted items from jewelry to bath products. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in the county seat of Ravalli County, Marcus Daly’s Dream Town — Hamilton, Montana.

RAVALLI COUNTY’S LEADING REAL ESTATE FIRM™ Visit our website to view our extensive company inventory and both the Bitterroot & Missoula MLS properties.

Experience the difference of a locally owned and operated Real Estate company in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley!

w w w. M o nt a n aWe s t g a t e . c o m • 4 0 6 . 3 6 3.470 0 • 213 4 N . F i r s t H a m i l t o n



Recurring Events

August Lincoln & Liberty, Songs as Sounds Clips from the Civil War, Ravalli County Museum 2 Bitterroot Community Band, Claudia Driscoll Park 4 An Evening Under the Stars, Daly Mansion Bat Moon Walk, Hieronymus Park 6-10 Hamilton Players Summer Theater School, Hamilton Playhouse 7 Tuesday at 12 Concert by the Bitteroot Brass, Legion Park 9 Bitteroot Community Band, Claudia Driscoll Park 10-12 Renaissance Faire at the Claudio Driscoll Park, Hamilton 11 Bitterroot Water Forum RiverFest, River Park Annual Fall Classics Show, Ponderosa Art Gallery 14 Bitterroot Community Band, Claudia Driscoll Park




1 2nd Street Market 2 2nd Street Sushi 3 Between the Worlds 4 Chapter One Book Store 5 The Coffee Cup Cafe 6 Fiesta en Jalisco 7 Figaro’s Pizza 8 First Choice Medical 9 Grace Alterations 10 Hamilton Playhouse

Bitterroot Community Band presents: The Five Valley Accordion Association, Claudia Driscoll Park 17-19 Montana Pioneer & Classic Auto Club Fall Tour, Daly Mansion 17-19 Hamilton Players Present: Wally’s Cafe, Hamilton Playhouse 18 Feast in the Field at Sleeping Child Farms 19 Velocity Gymnastics Pint Night, Bitterroot Brewery 21 Tuesday at 12 Concert by Bev Whelehon, Legion Park 23 Bitterroot Community Band, Claudia Driscoll Park 24-26 Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival, Daly Mansion 25 Bitteroot Classic Triathlon, Bitterroot Aquatic Center 29 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Presents: Hamlet, Daly Mansion 29-1 Ravalli County Fair, Ravalli County Fair Grounds 31 Ravalli County Fair Parade, downtown Hamilton 31-3 Bitterroot Boogie Skydiving Extravaganza, Ravalli County Airport


Hamilton Farmers Market, Bedford Street in front of the Museum (Every Sat. early May through mid-Oct) First Friday Downtown (first Friday of every month)

11 Hangar Cafe 12 Liaisons Coffee House 13 The Loft 14 Me and Mom 15 Montana Westgate Realty 16 Moose Creek Barbecue 17 Naps Grill 18 The Rag Bag 19 Ravalli County Fairgrounds

20 Ravalli County Museum 21 River Rising Bakery/Deli 22 Robbins 23 Sapphire Studio 24 Serendipity 25 The Signal Grill 26 Spice of Life 27 Taco del Sol


Hamilton Events 2012-2013

September 1 8 21 22 28 30

Bitterroot Community Band, Claudia Driscoll Park Broadway and Bubble Concert, Hamilton Playhouse Sports Connection Gun Show, Ravalli County Fairgrounds Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin Contest, downtown Ravalli Republic Taste of Home Cooking Demonstration, Performing Arts Center, Hamilton High School Trout Unlimited Banquet, Bitterroot River Inn Oktoberfest Gone Pink Pint Night, Bitterroot Brewery

October OctoberFest Gone Pink at First Friday, downtown Apple Day Demolition Derby, Ravalli County Fairgrounds 6 McIntosh Apple Day at the Ravalli Count Museum Bitterroot Performing Arts Series, Hamilton High School 13 Fall Festival Marketplace, Ravalli County Fairgrounds 13 Ghosts of the Museum Tours, Ravalli County Museum 19-21 Hamilton Players Presents: Diary of Anne Frank, Hamilton Playhouse 20 Ghosts of the Museum Tours, Ravalli County Museum Bitterroot Chamber Harvest Festival, Bitterroot River Inn 26 Haunted Mansion Party & Sleepover, Daly Mansion 27 Ghosts of the Museum Tours, Ravalli County Museum 31 Halloween Parade, downtown Hamilton Harvest Festival, Ravalli County Fairgrounds Ghosts of the Museum Tours, Ravalli County Museum


November 2-4 Holly Jolly Craft Show, Daly Mansion 10 Hamilton Players Diva Pagent, Hamilton Playhouse 11 Veterans Day Celebration, Ravalli County Museum 15 Two Gals Gossiping, Ravalli County Museum 16-18 Bitterroot Art Guild Holiday Show, Ravalli County Fairgrounds 22 Christmas Stroll in Hamilton, downtown 30-2 Sports Connection Gun Show, Ravalli County Fairgrounds

December 5 SAFE Silver Tea, Daly Mansion 15 Community Christmas Party, Daly Mansion 20-Jan 26 Harry Potter’s World - Renaissance Science, Magic &

On Main in Hamilton Making you happy at home!


Medicine Exhibit, Ravalli County Museum Beowulf, Ravalli County Museum

January 12

Wedding & Event Fair, Ravalli County Museum

406.363.2400. Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce F romR iver toR



From Fine Cuisine and Perfectly Grilled Steaks to Fast Food on the Go … Hamilton Has it All 2nd Street Sushi Fresh sushi in Hamilton, MT? It might seem improbable ... but boy, do they deliver! For sushi on par with that found in Tokyo, San Francisco, Seattle, or New York City stop in at 2nd Street Sushi in Hamilton. You will also find inventive rolls, nice gyoza and perhaps the best chicken Teriyaki around topped off with good sake and beer. This is a treasure for a small town.

322 S. 2nd St. Hamilton • 406.363.0600

The cornerstone of Figaro's menu is their pizza, baked and ready to eat or as take-and-bake but they feature other tasty items such as calzones, fresh salads, hot wings and bread sticks. They also have Gluten-Free crusts which are free of dairy, egg and soy. In an era when both parents often work outside the home and there's a universal demand for speed, quality, value and convenience, Figaro's is there to meet these needs for busy families.

1151 N 1st St, Ste B • Hamilton • 406.375.0164 •

Fiesta en Jalisco The first Fieasta en Jalisca restaurant was established in 1994 by four cousins with family roots in the small town of Ayutla, located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. That first restuarant proved to be such a great success that now there are several in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Stop in for great reasonably priced food, good service and a bright, clean atmosphere or call your order in for take out.

1659 N 1st St Ste 9 • Hamilton • 406.363.4339 • 201 Main Street • Stevensville • 406.777.0014

Hangar Cafe It is worth the short drive to the Ravalli County Airport just to eat in this open, airy cafe amidst the flight decor. The environment and ambience are different from anywhere else and there is no need to drive up and park a plane to enjoy the good food and family atmosphere. This friendly, family run restaurant offers simple fresh and tasty food, made from scratch. They do not buy anything frozen, even the hamburger and eggs are local. They offer a full breakfast line-up as well as burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

Open Tues-Sun: 7 am-2 pm • 300 Airport Road, Hamilton • 406.363.4478

The Coffee Cup Cafe The place to go,, breakfast lunch or dinner, for generous portions of great home cooking while relaxing in the changeable, eclectic collectibles decor. The Home-made pies are simply wonderful and they serve a mean sticky bun beautifully gooey with raisins and melted sugar. When it is in season, you have to try the rhubarb pie, your taste buds will never be the same.

500 S. 1st St. Hamilton 406.363.3822

Taco del Sol Great food, large portions at a fantastic price, inexpensive beer that goes well with the food, and the staff is always friendly at this local jewel of a taquería. If you crave a good Tex-Mex style burrito, a great fish burrito, or equally good fish taco, head over to Taco del Sol. Ask for a “Cuban” to savor their pulled pork or order the Nachos for a heaping plate that will keep you busy for a while. Order to stay or to go and they will build your meal right before your eyes.

11am-8pm Daily • 225 West Main Street, Hamilton 406.375.8226 •


The loft is an eclectic little deli restaurant with a cozy, warm atmosphere, upstairs over Robbins on Main. They offer enticing daily specials and have a varied menu. From tasty breakfasts to unique sandwich offerings everything is fresh and home made — they even roast and slice their own New York style pastrami to build “The Ultimate” of reubens. Their delicious soups are made from scratch and the deli case is always fi lled with delicious desserts and entrees that change daily. Grab a meal to go when on the run or stay and enjoy the view from above it all.

Mon-Sun: 8am-3pm • 217 West Main Street • Hamilton • 406-375-8624 •

Naps Grill Voted Western Montana’s Best Burger, Salad & Takeout, Naps Grill has been serving award winning burgers for over 15 years. This locally owned, family restaurant offers exceptional customer service and excellent meals made from fresh high quality ingredients and their generous portions guarantee you will not leave hungry. From the secret mandarin salad dressing and wonderful salads to the pure Montana beef, excellent steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and some of the best onion rings you will ever eat, Naps is the perfect choice for lunch or dinner.

Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm • Sun: 11am-4pm • 220 North 2nd Street • Hamilton • 406.363.0136 •

Through many evolutions the Signal Grill has become one of those rare classy restaurants. It is an unpretentious little gem in the Bitterroot Valley. You will enjoy the warm and soothing atmosphere from the water fountain that greets you just inside the door to the fresh food and creative recipes. Appetizers include excellent calamari and homemade Scottish Eggs (hard boiled, wrapped in home made sausage, breaded, and deep fried). They boast a large variety of fish, chicken, and steak dishes, including “Greek” style with feta cheese or a Montana huckleberry sauce but also serve fantastic burgers with home made potato chips, and the warm dark chocolate souffle à la mode is to die for. The Signal is all about fresh, quality ingredients and home made cuisine, from Montana grass fed beef and fresh from the garden vegetables to local eggs. Everything is made from scratch, there are no preservatives, and delicious vegetarian dishes are part of the menu. Enjoy a local micro-brew on Tap at the bar or something from their great wine selection.


The Loft

Brunch on Sat & Sun • Lunch, Mon-Sat: 11-4 • Dinner, Mon-Sun 4-Closing • 131 W Main • Hamilton, MT • 406.375.9099

Moose Creek Barbecue They cook “low and slow” at Moose Creek Barbecue using just the right amount of smoke to create a taste that is winning fans and competitions all around the Northwest. Only the highest quality meats are selected for their award winning Barbecue and it makes a difference! The menu offers sandwiches, plates and serious catering — from family packages to hundreds of people. Their portions are huge with excellent pulled pork and tender Beef brisket. They offer five sauces, ranging from sweet to hot, including a mustard sauce. If you like a good smoking, check out Moose Creek Barbecue. 105 North 2nd Street • Hamilton • 406.363.9152 •

Hamilton’s Home for Italian! Bella Valle is the place to go for an outstanding dining experience. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio and our popular Pesto Chicken Salad while relaxing outside on the best patio seating in town. Or join us inside the romantic 1905 Victorian home for a nice bottle of Chianti and a generous portion of Spaghetti and Meatballs. The diverse menu has something for everyone in your family, including the bambinos! Using only the freshest ingredients, and many cherished recipes from Ischia Italy, Bella Valle proudly serves Montana made pastas, meats, wines and beers. Make sure to save room to indulge in our delightful home made Tiramisu. Simply divine! Opened in August of 2011, Hal & Laura are thrilled to be back home in Montana and welcome you to stop and say hello. • Tuesday–Sunday for lunch and dinner Take out available • 406.375.5078 • 315 S 3rd Street in Hamilton across from the Old Courthouse Museum. F romR iver toR



Downtown Hamilton Cuisine The Spice of Hamilton Karen Suennen, chef and owner of Spice of Life Cafe has created a dining experience that is

welcoming to everyone. This summer check out their new menu featuring cozy comfort foods which highlight flavors from all over the world, carefully created with the freshest regional and local ingredients available. Fresh fish and seafood, natural meats, and vegetarian options, are available  and they have a fun kid’s menu.  Local beer and a great selection of wine is served. The restaurant does not take reservations and guests are encouraged to come as they are whether just off the trail or down the from the ski hill!  Check out the daily specials on their web site and find them on Facebook! Located in historic downtown Hamilton. Tues-Fri 11-2 • Wed-Sat 5-9 • Closed Sundays 406.363.4433 • 163 South 2nd Street • Hamilton

Liaisons Coffee House Whether you seek to relax and recharge with a delectable latte and a good book, or enjoy a cup of organic tea made from the finest loose leaf, Liaisons Coffee House is the place to go. At Liaisons, you will find friendly baristas serving up delicious, smooth espresso drinks along with a warm, inviting atmosphere and free wireless internet. Liaisons also offers gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, chai and smoothies! Conveniently located right across the street from the Roxy Theatre. You may even be pleasantly surprised by live music such as that of Chris Bianco, shown here playing at Liaisons. Chris is a professional solo troubadour who performs a wide variety of mellow, naturally acoustic guitar and vocal music for fine coffee houses, better restaurants and very special events throughout the mountain and Pacific Northwest.Chris’ live performances are always custom events and every show is tailored specifically for its unique setting. • 406.369.0002

Liaisons Coffee House • 111 North 2nd St • Hamilton • 406.363.3163

River Rising Bakery, Deli & Espresso River Rising is a popular local deli offering gourmet sandwiches, fresh baked goods and tasty espresso. They have grilled and cold gourmet deli sandwiches, soups & salads, even wireless internet. River Rising is the gathering place for downtown shoppers and business owners to take a break, grab coffee, tea or juice and enjoy breakfast and lunch. You won’t go wrong at River Rising.

M-F 6:30 am–5:30 pm, Sat 8 am–4 pm, Sun 8 am–2 pm 337 W. Main St. • Hamilton, MT • 406.363.4552 12


boy or

For more info call 363-3411 or visit

For more info call 363-3411 free parking • Gate fee gets you into all events free or visit ---

Presenting Sponsor

For more info call 363-3411 exhibit Buildings & Barns open 10am-10pm --For more info call 363-3411 or visit Wednesday 29 into all events free free parking • Gate feeAugust gets you or visit Youth Invitational Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm ---

Presenting Sponsor

Featuring Little People’s Rough Stock Events

& Barns open 10am-10pm free parking •exhibit Gate feeBuildings gets you into all events free 30 ---Thursday August --free parking • Buildings Gate fee gets youBronc into all10am-10pm events free Arena @ 7pm Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Riding - Grandstand exhibit & open Wednesday August 29 ---Barns Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Pinegrass --exhibit Buildings & Barns openRodeo 10am-10pm Youth Invitational -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Friday August 31 Wednesday August 29 --Featuring People’s Rough Stock Events NRA Rodeo Little -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm

Bull-A-Rama Cowboy Presenting & Sponsor Bronc Ride Sponsor Sponsor Presenting

Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bull-A-Rama Cowboy Bronc Ride &Sponsor

Youth Invitational Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Wednesday August 29

Thursday August Featuring Little People’s Stock Events Pre-showYouth begins@ 5:30pm, music byRough The Lady, The Legend,30 Jeanne Coady sings Patsy Cline Invitational Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bronc Riding - Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Thursday August 30 Saturday September 1 Featuring Little People’s Rough Stock Events Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bronc Riding - Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Pinegrass Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Big Sky Mudflaps Thursday August 30

Bull-A-Rama Cowboy Bronc Ride &Sponsor Bronc Ride Sponsor




@ 5pm, music by Pinegrass Bull-A-RamaPre-Show & Cowboybegins Bronc Riding - Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Friday August 31 August 31Pinegrass Pre-Show begins Friday @ 5pm, music by NRA Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm NRA Rodeo Friday-Grandstand August 31 Arena @ 7pm Pre-show begins@ music The Lady, The Legend, Jeanne Coady sings Patsy Cline Pre-show begins@ 5:30pm, music5:30pm, by The Lady, The by Legend, NRA Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pmJeanne Coady sings Patsy Cline Saturday September 1 Cline September 1 Pre-show begins@ 5:30pm, music bySaturday The Lady, The Legend, Jeanne Coady sings Patsy Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @Saturday 7pmArena Pre-Show begins1Pre-Show @ 5pm, music by Big Mudflaps Rodeo -Grandstand @ 7pm begins @ Sky 5pm, music by Big Sky Mudflaps September Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Big Sky Mudflaps

For more info call 363-3411 or visit free parking • Gate fee gets you into all events free --exhibit Buildings & Barns open 10am-10pm ---

Wednesday August 29 Youth Invitational Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Featuring Little People’s Rough Stock Events Thursday August 30 Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bronc Riding - Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Pinegrass Friday August 31 NRA Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-show begins@ 5:30pm, music by The Lady, The Legend, Jeanne Coady sings Patsy Cline Saturday September 1 Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Big Sky Mudflaps

For more info call 363-3411 or visit

Presenting Sponsor

free parking • Gate fee gets you into all events free --exhibit Buildings & Barns open 10am-10pm ---

FREE Parking • Gate Fee gets you into all events FREE • Exhibit Buildings & Barns open 10am-10pm Wednesday August 29 7pm Youth Invitational Rodeo at the Grandstand Arena & Cowboy Featuring LittleBull-A-Rama People’s Rough Stock Events Bronc Ride Sponsor

Thursday August 30

7pm Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bronc Riding at the Grandstand Arena 5pm Pre-Show—Music by Pinegrass

Friday August 31

Wednesday August 29 Youth Invitational Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm 7pm Featuring NRA Rodeo the Grandstand Arena LittleatPeople’s Rough Stock Events Thursday August Jeanne 30 5:30pm Pre-show—Music by The Lady, The Legend, Coady sings Patsy Cline Bull-A-Rama & Cowboy Bronc Riding - Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Pinegrass Friday August 31 Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm 7pm NRA Rodeo at the Grandstand Arena Pre-show begins@ 5:30pm, music by The Lady, The Legend, Jeanne Coady sings Patsy Cline 5pm Pre-Show—Music Big Sky Mudflaps Saturdayby September 1 Rodeo -Grandstand Arena @ 7pm Pre-Show begins @ 5pm, music by Big Sky Mudflaps

Saturday September 1


U PCOMING EVENTS Ravalli County Fair

August 29-September 1 The 2012 Ravalli County Fair is just around the corner! With western Montana’s Beautiful Bitterroot Valley is the backdrop for this well known event renowned for its family atmosphere and ties to rural Montana life. A wide variety of entertainment is featured from exhibits and carnival rides to local food vendors, rodeo, music and more — truly something for everyone.

Sports Connection Gun Show September 21-23 A three day event with over 50 vendors and more than 150 tables displaying everything from antique target pistols, knives, rare ammunition, old Winchesters, and Colts to modern guns and hunting rifles. At the First Interstate Center.



gently pre-owned children’s bargains, sporting gear, nursing and maternity wear, and so much more! Shop till you drop and enjoy the great deals! Become a Consignor and you will make 70% to 80% of your sales just by cleaning out your closets!

Mud Bog October 6, 3pm Come watch the trucks and ATVs get down and dirty.This local event features a dash for cash with categories that include women & children.

Ravalli County High School Rodeo October 6 & 7 Don’t stop kickin’ till the clock stops tickin’! Cowboys and cowgirls of the Bitterroot and around Montana will compete. Come and support these future pro rodeo stars.

My Kid’s Closet Sale October 5-7 The community consignment event so big it only happens twice a year. At the First Interstate Center. 23,000+ high quality,

3rd Annual Fall Freeze October 20 Arts, Crafts, small home businesses and hot food celebrate the harvest season! Contact the Fairgrounds 363-3411

Bitterroot Arts Guild Christmas Show November 16-18, 9 am - 5 pm Join the very talented and dedicated artists of the Bitterroot Valley as they display their work and make your Christmas purchases at the same time. Proceeds from food sales go to the Food Bank and the Humane Society. At the First Interstate Center. 406.961.4740 or 406.821.4678.

Sports Connection Gun Show November 30-December 2 A three day event with over 50 vendors and more than 150 tables displaying everything from antique target pistols, knives, rare ammunition, old Winchesters, and Colts to modern guns and hunting rifles. At the First Interstate Center.

First Interstate Center The Ravalli County Fair Grounds hosts indoor and outdoor events throughout the year and is home to the First Interstate Center, the Bitterroot Valley’s largest indoor event facility. It is available for trade shows, weddings, banquets, auctions, concerts, dances … most any event you can think of. The First Interstate Center and the Ravalli County Fairgrounds are “making it happen” in the Bitterroot Valley. Reserve your dates now for events at the First Interstate Center. WWW. RC . MT. GOV

100 Old Corvallis Road in Hamilton, MT • 406.363.3411

“You could ride everyday for the rest of your life and you wouldn’t be able to hit all the roads in the Bitterroot,” says Chad Devall, owner of Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton. There are literally thousands of miles of biking routes that run through the Valley, the main artery of which is Highway 93. Thanks to the newly constructed bike and walk path that connects the Valley from Lolo to Hamilton and a bit beyond, access to the rugged beauty of the Bitterroot Valley is made easy. Devall, a longtime business owner in Hamilton and an avid cyclist, approves the improvement, “It’s getting a whole group of people to start biking who maybe hadn’t before.” He mentions a woman in her mid-50’s who hadn’t bought a new bike since high school. After purchasing a bike from Devall, she started riding the trail everyday after work. Riding all summer long reawakened her love of biking, and, according to Devall, she lost 40 pounds. It delights Devall that people are reintroduced to the cycling world by the new pathway. “It plants a seed–like, ‘maybe I could give that a shot?’ ” says Devall. The bike and pedestrian path is a much needed addition. “It is used constantly. It gets very regular traffic,” says Alex Gallego, owner of Missoula Bicycle Works. The demand for the path, coupled with the desirability of the pathway, has more people visiting the Bitterroot via bike, according to Gallego. “The scenery in the Bitterroot Valley is unmatchable. Stunning.” The Highway 93 bike and pedestrian trail is a popular route, providing easy, scenic access into the lush Bitterroot. Cyclists often make a day of the ride, stopping in Stevensville or Victor for a quick bite to eat. Devall tells about some friends of his, who enjoy pub-hopping as they make the trek. On one trip they boasted about visiting seven different breweries along the way.

For a long time, the Bitterroot Valley has been known within the cycling crowd as a place with rugged terrain, best suited for expert bikers. “It appeals to an aggressive rider. You can’t be meek and timid,” says Mike Breglia, an employee at Red Barn. With the completion of the bike and walk path however, all skill levels are invited to come and cycle the Bitterroot. “It’s good for everyone” says Devall. Mostly, he enjoys the enthusiasm that it is lending to a whole group of people who may have forgotten about the joy that can come from the sport. “We are reliving that same excitement from when we started biking. It’s refreshing.” —Elizabeth Ettenger


Highway 93 Bike Path: Adventure for All

The Highway 93 bike and pedestrian path stretches from Lolo Montana to several miles south of Hamilton. It has reawakened a love of bicycling for many and made it safer for people to commute and sight-see in the Bitterroot Valley, promoting healthier and cleaner lifestyles. People of all ages also use it for walking, jogging, and some even ride their horses beside it. Communities plan events to take advantage of its existence, such as Stevensville’s Scarecrow Festival. This welcome addition to the valley has become a vital part of people’s everyday lives, tying communities together. Red Barn Bicycles is located south of Hamilton at 399 McCarthy Loop. Red Barn is open Tuesday through Saturday, and is a perfect place to start a trip north on the Highway 93 bike path.

Still others use the path for the more serious business of commuting. “93 has always been so heinous and scary as a cyclist. Now its safer, easier. The bike path is option A (for cyclistis),” says Devall. In fact, the pathway has made the trip so much easier that even novice bikers are able to use it. Devall says that during the summer months, there are at least a few dozen cyclists using the path each day. Several of his customers have remarked on the ease of commuting since the path opened. Still others who haven’t biked in years have had their interest revived.

This original art print of THE BEAUTIFUL BITTERROOT VALLEY

is an artfully combined selection of Nelson Kenter's Bitterroot Valley photography. This print is 23” x 16 1/2” and printed on acid free high quality paper. This first time offering of the work is only $129 and $29 of each order will be donated, in your name to the Ravalli County Historical Museum, to assist them in documenting and preserving the history of the Beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

Order today at 1-877-TOUR MON(tana) $129 plus $9 S/H

F romR iver toR



Downtown Hamilton Bringing the Unexpected to the Bitterroot. Chapter One Book Store offers books and gifts that go well beyond the ordinary. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service and furnishing

value beyond the cover price, making us a cornerstone of downtown Hamilton. No bookstore would be complete without an espresso cart, and we’re no exception. Sipping a latte while you browse our unique selection with a view of the mountains out each window makes Chapter One an experience you don’t want to miss.

Shawn Wathen & Mara Lynn Luther • 252 Main Street Hamilton 406.363.5220 •

A Unique Little Boutique You will love it! The Rag Bag specializes in gently used and new

clothing. With an exceptional clothing selection, most from out of state,

all pieces are carefully chosen by Jerri, Sari, and Amy. You will be pleased with the quality as well as the price. The Rag Bag is not a consignment shop. Started as a personal shopping service to women on a budget, it has grown into an amazing boutique you will want to visit weekly. An exotic, fun “Bohemian” place to put the perfect outfit together.

Mon–Fri 10 am–5:30 pm • Sat 10 am–4 pm 307 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 406.363.8855

The Rag Bag

Explore Between the Worlds Between the Worlds is a beautiful store full of intriguing possibilities, with a peaceful, positive energy where any seeker is welcome. This is the Bitterroot Valley and Missoula area’s metaphysical and spiritual resource. Their goal is to serve as a gateway for many spiritual paths and provide a wide range of tools for conscious living. Between the Worlds has books, crystals, jewelry, divination tools, tarot, gemstone pendulums, prayer flags, incense, candles and oils of intention, music and magical skin care products. They offer healing energy work, a spiritual discussion group, psychic readings, tarot readings, henna body art, classes and lectures.

205 West Main Street Hamilton, • 406.363.2969

Buy 2 Get $5 Off Buy 3 get $5 off each! Coupon Expires 12/31/2012


Peace and Blessings from Carol Carol Sanders is a successful massage therapist in Hamilton Montana. She has discovered that Himalayan Salt Lamps fit perfectly with massage therapy since they are natural air purifiers and create a serene, peaceful, healing atmosphere. These amazing lamps make unique gifts that are not only attractive but healthful too! Come in for a healing massage and also check out the different shapes and sizes of salt lamps available at the 2nd Street Market and at Between the Worlds. Hearts – $5-$7; Candle Holders – $12-15; Salt Lamps – $20-$100; Table Salt – $3-$20.

At the 2nd Street Market, 175 S, 2nd, Hamilton 406.369.0282

The definition of Serendipity is “to discover something fortunate: the accidental discovery of something pleasant,

valuable, or useful.” Each shopping experience here at Serendipity promises to be full of fun and surprise discoveries. Whether you are looking for cool T’s, flirty dresses, the perfect pair of jeans, shoes to complete your outfit or a prom dress we have it all! Name brand fashions at wholesale prices keep our customers coming back for more. We are also the only location in the Bitterroot for tuxedo rentals for all those special occasions. We offer unique wedding dresses and formal wear. Under new ownership this year the store is expanding and offering more and more daily! Come in today to experience “Serendipity!”

406.363.2234 Open Monday – Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-5 2 blocks east of Safeway—Corner of Marcus and Skeels


Serendipitous Shopping at Serendipity Boutique

Serendipity Lane

Me and Mom is a specialty store in downtown Hamilton, featuring children’s clothes

from 0 to 6X, Robeez shoes, and gift items that make great shower gifts. Check out the new collection of fleece wear, pants, slippers as well as matcing back packs and lunch pails, in three designs. They have a wide variety of learning toys for ages 0 to 99. From games and puzzles to science kits you will have fun while learning. Me and Mom also carries a great line of art kits, including the new Master Kitz that help you reproduce your own classic art painting, complete with canvas. They now also carry jewelry, scarves, and great purses for mom. So come in and shop for the kids in your life and pick up something for yourself.

305 Main St., Hamilton, MT • 406.363.3605 F romR iver toR



Home of a Copper King The Historic Estate of the Marcus Daly Family and The Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum & Gardens

406.363.6004 •

The Daly Mansion, just 2 miles east off of Highway 93 from Downtown Hamilton, and 48 miles south of I-90 is the historic home of one of Montana’s legendary Copper Barons Marcus Daly (1843-1900), and his wife Margaret Price Daly (1853-1941). Purchased by the State in 1986 the Mansion is now operated by the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust—“dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Daly Mansion … its history … as a center for education, cultural and community activities.” This estate and its beautiful grounds are a must stop for all visitors, tourists, and especially Montanans. The Daly Mansion is a proud member of Legacy Montana

Daly Mansion Schedule Open for tours from Mid-May–September 23 Call for arranging tours through the Fall & Winter seasons The Mansion is available for Weddings and private events. Call to find out details and for scheduling.

Upcoming Events August 24-26: Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival August 29th: MSU Shakespeare in The Park: 6pm October 26th: Haunted Mansion Party & Sleepover November 2-4: Holly Jolly Craft Show December 15th: Community Christmas Party

Feel Good … about the history you make! It is hard work to leave your mark on our society and you want to be at your best. Whether you are on vacation or live in Western Montana, Kelly and the medical staff will keep you at the top of your game. Starting with low cost, effective preventive medicine and sports physicals, to urgent care for the whole family, First Choice will make your life better—without hurting your pocket book.

Hamilton, MT 186 S 3rd St 406.375.9555 18

Urgent Care Office Visits $45 D.O.T Physicals Sport/Camp Physicals Missoula, MT 702 SW Higgins Ave. 406.721.9543

➚ 2

4th Annual Sweathouse Half Marathon September 8, 2012 Between 90 and 100 runners and walkers will cross the finish line in both the Half Marathon and the concurrently run 5 Mile Race. The Half Marathon takes runners on an out-and-back clockwise loop starting and ending at Victor Park after a tour through the spectacular beauty of wide-open fields with the Bitteroot and Sapphire mountains as backdrop. Prizes will be awarded for overall finishers as well as for age groups. As part of the festivities there will be t-shirts and prize drawings with a local flavor. Do not miss out on the fun.


1 2 3 4


Cowboy Troy’s Painted Mountain Gallery Victor Liquor Agency Victor Heritage Museum 1

Victor Heritage Museum


Victor, Montana

Established in 1989, The Victor Heritage Museum is housed in the old Victor Depot building in Victor, Montana. It strives to preserve the proud and noble heritage of the community, including our natural resources, Native Americans, pioneer settlers, and those who followed. You will find historical artifacts from all periods of history including those from mining, railroads, schools, churches, businesses, and agriculture. The museum is operated by volunteers, there is no admission fee, but donations are always welcome. • 406.642.3997 • 125 Blake Street Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day • Tues-Sat 1- 4 pm

Pat Baker Painted Mountain Gallery Renowned for her detailed accuracy and unique story telling ability, Pat Baker gets so much depth into her art that the viewer can walk right in and dream away. The West lives and Pat brings to life for you. You too can own her wonderful works of art. Both originals and high quality giclee on canvas prints are available. Contact Pat for information and pricing on custom size prints and commissions.

406.642.6966 • 1771 US Hwy 93 N, Mile Post 56 • Victor

Victor Liquor Agency Victor Liquor Agency an official Montana State liquor store has not only every hard liquor you could ever want, but a fantastic selection of fine wines, domestic and imported, and champagnes as well. At the stop light.

406.642.3805 • 2400 S. Hwy 93 • Victor F romR iver toR



Y� � � � � I� L� � � � u �i � e � f � � �i�. B�� n � � � � f� � Au �us � � � �!. 24 W� l � C� �� � 31 S� � � Ci � � C � S� p � � � � b �y� ��� 7 F� � � � Tw � 14 S� � � Ci � � C � � b �y� 21 F� � � n � Tw � 28 W� l � c � �� � Oc t � � � � 5 F� � � n � Tw �

$3.00 Margaritas

Brick Oven Pizza 60¢ Wings & $1 PBR

8 Live Music @ e Karaoke Aft


l Mary Specia y d o lo B ff o $1


Certified Angus Beef

Brian D ’Ambrosio

The Bitterroot Mountains hold a special something for all degrees of hiking, from easy to strenuous. Here is a list of its most popular junkets, ranging from least to most difficult.


Hiking the Bitterroots 101

Approximately 2,000 miles of trails crisscross the canyons and ridges through the wilderness and adjacent roadless areas of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Established by Congress as part of the Wilderness Act of 1964, its 1,340,681 acres are overseen by the United States Forest Service and divided among six ranger districts on four national forests. Elevations within the wilderness range from 1,780 feet along the Selway River to the 10,157-foot summit of Trapper Peak.

Glen Lake Glen Lake, a small jewel with a pretty shoreline and attractive scenery, sits in a bowl below the towering mountains of Gash Point to the southwest (8,886-feet elevation). The Glen Lake Trail starts at a high elevation, and the elevation gain is a minimal, 700 feet. The trail gently wends its way uphill, paralleling the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness boundary, before entering it at 1.2 miles. At 2.2 miles, the trail opens with a gorgeous view of the jagged ridgelines of the Selway-Bitterroot, before descending on the approach to Glen Lake. Views to the southwest offer up the alluring ruggedness and snow-laden rocky crests of Gash Point. Stay to the left, as the right leads to an anonymous, unglamorous pond. At 2.7 miles the trail vanishes at the head of Glen Lake. The path to the lake, however, is well-defined and well-maintained, and the return trip is a simple matter of retracing the same steps. With an exterior area of approximately eight acres, Glen Lake is a blue-green body situated among subalpine white bark pine forest, timbered hillside, and lustrous talus

fields. The perimeter of Glen Lake is dotted with heavily-used camping sites. Indeed, Glen Lake is an extraordinarily popular location, certainly due to its mild elevation gains and easy accessibility – the ideal spot for the beginner’s backpacking expedition.

bottomless canyons of the Bear Creek drainage. Visually arresting views include glimpses of Gash Point (8,866 feet), Sky Pilot Peak (8,792 feet), and myriad pyramidshaped towers and outlines of the North Fork.

Bear Creek Overlook

While this casual saunter requires only a modest effort, like all Bitterroot forays, hikers should never treat its terrain nonchalantly. the most favorable time to venture into the Bitterroots is generally from the end of July to early September but it is always best to check the weather forecast.

Bear Creek Overlook is a superb out-andback day hike; its total distance of 2.8 miles round trip makes it one of the simplest, most easily accessible junkets in the Bitterroots. The hike is of mild difficulty, gaining 1,160 feet spread out over nearly 1.5 miles. It takes no more than one hour to reach Bear Creek Overlook: about two dozen switchbacks through Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine and clearcut forest await hikers. The trail is well-defined and easy to follow, with just a few down trees along the path to keep hikers vigilant. Bear Creek Overlook is the perfect introductory hike or novice hike. Its scenery is truly unforgettable, and may inspire the craving for some longer, more strenuous excursions. The Bear Creek Overlook offers awesome views of the snowfields, granite peaks, grey ridges, windswept silhouettes, deep,

St. Mary’s Peak

Saint Mary’s Peak, an inactive fire lookout with enormous views, gains 2,490-feet of elevation in a little more than 3 miles. At 1.0 mile the trail reaches a fenced spring, at the 2.0 mile marker it enters the SelwayBitterroot Wilderness, before its terminus at 3.2 miles atop the peak. The trail is well-maintained and easy to follow throughout. The start of the trail ascents rather swift ly up a forested ridge northwest of the parking area, but the rest of the hike is mildly strenuous. Early in the hike, visitors are rewarded with awesome

F romR iver toR



Hiking the Bitterroots , cont . glimpses of the drainages, small towns, and farms of the Bitterroot Valley. A few steep switchbacks take hikers above timberline, and about 0.25 mile shy of the summit Saint Mary’s high flanks become visible. Cairns direct the trail to its finishing point at the 9,000-plus-foot summit of Saint Mary’s Peak. Retired from active service in 1971, and refurnished in 1998, the 14-by-14-foot edifice houses a peak register, a cast-iron stove, cots, and various lookout accoutrements. Sweeping, dramatic views of the Bitterroot, Beaverhead, Clearwater, and Sapphire mountains and ranges, as well as the granite topped Heavenly Twins, and a plethora of jagged mountain peaks, await hikers who bag this climb. The best time to hike this rugged beauty is from July through September, though inclement weather and high-altitude storms are genuine possibilities, so be prepared. It is a suitable hike for beginners or casual hikers, and can be conquered by any reasonably well-conditioned person.

Lolo Peak Due to its short proximity to Missoula, Lolo Peak (the northernmost 9,000+ foot high point in the Bitterroots) is one of the most journeyed local peaks. Lolo Peak Trail takes hikers to the crest of Carlton Ridge, part of the cirque that contains Carlton Lake. As you hike you will see the North Summit, the splendid mountain towering above the Missoula Valley to the southwest. It is often mistaken for Lolo Peak, which is hidden and not visible from certain vantages of the valley. Depending on whether you head for the North Summit or Lolo Peak, it is a strenuous 2,900 or 3,300-foot climb. Carlton Lake offers a bevy of well-used campsites. For those who venture onward, the trail is precipitous but the payoff immense: spectacular views into the neighboring Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Missoula Valley.

Bass Lake Bass Lake is the perfect Bitterroot Valley out-and-back day hike, a gorgeous, remote reservoir set in an attractive canyon flanked by mountains. The Bass Creek Trail of the Bitterroot Valley is a scenic hike that gains elevation gradually on the way to Bass Lake. The trail parallels the constant sequence of whitewater cascades, mosscovered boulders, tiny waterfalls, and zipping pools of the sparsely wooded Bass Canyon. In terms of scenic value, this hike has plenty to observe. The hike starts in a forested canyon on an old vehicle-restricted road. One hundred

yards up the road, the trail forks left and stays close to the creek. The first half-mile of the hike meanders through large boulders as the sounds of Bass Creek hums in the open canyon. The trail then climbs high above the creek and hillside. A well-defined path stretches into deep forest and reunites with the creek again at 1.5 miles. Here stands an abandoned log dam and reservoir with a large pond behind it. From there, the valley widens beyond the dam into scenic views of the towering mountains.

Conner Grocery & Deli Plus Two Rivers Bar & Casino The Perfect Spot for a Break Halfway between Missoula, Montana and Salmon, Idaho, the Conner Grocery & Deli is the perfect spot to take a break or stock up on needed supplies. They carry everything from apple sauce to Zinfadel—fishing and picnic supplies to gasoline. They even have a U.S. Post Office. Between having the best Deli in the valley and being the home of Two Rivers Casino, you will not find a better spot to stop and relax after a hard day hiking, fishing, and playing in the Bitterroot Mountains. They hold horseshoe tournaments on Sundays and pool tournaments on Saturdays at 6 pm, so it is worth taking a weekend jaunt just for the camaraderie. As a bonus, you get to visit one of the most beautiful parts of the Bitterroot Valley, near the confluence of the East Fork and West Fork of the Bitterroot River, in the shadow of Trapper Peak

149 Conner Cutoff Rd • 406.821.4122


Both well-used and primitive camp sites surround the lake, which is overlooked from the southwest by 8,855-foot Bass Peak.

Trapper Peak

For a longer, heartier hike, the trail runs an additional 5.5 miles to Bass Lake, amassing a toral of 3,000 feet. Trail use is moderate the first two miles or so, but is rather light once the earliest segments are behind you. Most weekdays during prime hiking season, the lake sees few or no visitors. At 2.4 miles the trail enters the SelwayBitterroot Wilderness. At 6.1 miles the trail passes through broad avalanche meadows and rushing brooklets, and one mile later,

The best time to tackle the beautiful Trapper Peak is from July to September, though perennial packets of snowfall at the summit are not unusual. The trail starts at the Trapper Peak Trailhead and at 1.6 miles enters the SelwayBitterroot Wilderness, the wilderness encompassing more than 2,000 square miles of lightly traversed, remote Montana and Idaho backcountry. Elevations within the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness range from less than 2,000 feet along the Selway River to the mammoth 10,157-foot zenith of Trapper Peak (the highest point in the Bitterroots). The early segments trudge relentlessly upwards through lodgepole pine, white bark pine, and Douglas fir.

Ward Mountain From the floor of the Bitterroot Valley, Ward Mountain looks tame, unexciting and gentle, though once you start hiking the roughly blazed dirt trail, you realize that the flora, fauna, and rocks are as impressive as anything else found in surrounding canyons, and that Ward Mountain is one of the steepest trails in the Bitterroot.


it reaches the irrigation dam at the end of Bass Lake. At 8.4 miles the trail ends at the head of the subalpine basin of Bass Lake.

The trailhead begins at 4,180 feet, with the summit cradling 9,119 feet. Beginning at the southern outskirts of Hamilton, Ward Mountain Trail climbs nearly 5,000 vertical feet in less than 5 miles, reaching a former lookout site at the vertex. Known for its unpredictable weather, it often snows at the summit in July. On a searing summer afternoon, Ward Mountain is extremely oppressive, only appropriate for those in strong physical condition. The excellent news, however, is that the mountain is practically free of crowds and its panoramic perspectives offer views of the Skalkaho, Roaring Lion, and Sleeping Child drainages.

Thick snowfields still cover much of the upper trail and mountain crest during the summer. At the halfway point, the trail wraps northwest and breaks free from the dark forest, leaving the realm of alpine larch near the 9,000-foot contour. The last half-mile or so of this hike scoots boulders and rock fields. To reach the loft y head of Trapper Peak requires a brief scramble atop huge rocks and stone. At 4.0 miles the trail reaches the summit of Trapper Peak.

Coyote Outdoors Gear, Guns & Cigars Coyote Outdoors, just fourteen miles from the SelwayBitterroot Wilderness, (the third largest Wilderness area in the lower 48 states) is ready to help outfit your trip. Whether you are hiking into bear country, floating the river, (which is just 1 mile from the store), or looking for a new hunting rifle, Coyote Outdoors is easy to find, and ready to ensure you have a safe and successful trip into the mountains surrounding the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. As a class III firearms dealers you will find a broader selection here than at most hunting stores. You will also find clothing, bear spray, firearms, flies, hiking boots, and camping gear, not too mention a classic selection of fine cigars. And it is all just south of Main on 2st Street.

162 S. 2nd St. • Hamilton • 406.363.3833

F romR iver toR



Montana Art & Artists

Lisa Archer Silks

art, antiques and collectables

Entrepreneur and artist, Lisa Archer, can be found in her back room studio creating fine hand painted one-of-a-kind silks, unique and original flutter jackets, Montana feather scarves, pillows, wall art and other custom pieces. Please come in and enjoy the many unusual and eclectic collectible items in her antique store and art gallery along with the featured Montana artist of the month. • 213 Main Street • 406-360-3698

Discover your own Montana Sapphires The Sapphire Studio carries a variety of Made in Montana products. The most popular is of course a large selection of genuine Montana Sapphire jewelry—all made with sapphires from Montana sapphire deposits. For years people have come to Montana to mine their own Montana sapphires. At the Sapphire Studio you to can wash and screen your own sapphire gravel, right here in Hamilton! The Sapphire Studio will take you through the entire mining to jewelry process, beginning to end, helping you select your own unique piece of jewelry to beautifully display the sapphire that you mined yourself! They have everything needed to do a day of mining, including “gravel to go,” and mining gift kits. You will also find a large selection of beautiful, finished Sapphire jewelry. And they will help you select a finished gemstone and jewelry piece for mounting to creating a totally custom, personal treasure from the Treasure State. Other gifts include fun ‘mining kits’ for the little ones, and other locally made Montana handcrafted items. So come on in and get a little piece of Montana for yourself. The Sapphire Studio is located a short three miles from the center of downtown Hamilton, so you can do your mining and shopping, and still have lots of time to explore the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

406.363.6650 • Sapphire Studio • 140 Aspen Grove Ln. • Hamilton

William Muñoz: Capturing Light His parents gave him a camera for graduation from high school. Fourteen years later he became a full-time photographer. William (Bill) Muñoz graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in history and now resides in Montana’s beautiful Bitterroot Valley. He has provided photographs for more than 100 books, including the works of Dorothy Patent Hinshaw. Bill appreciates the need for his photography to spark a child’s imagination. It is the ‘wonder’ of the world of nature that he feels and attempts to capture in his images. The Bitterroot is proud to have William Muñoz living here, capturing the beautiful Bitterroot Valley in his photography. • 406-381-0691 24

George Gulli of Victor, Montana has been a master carver for thirty years and is a second generation totem pole carver, who adheres to the style and traditions of the Native American inspired art of totem carving. His work is approved by all the native people along the north Pacific coast. George Jr. gives credit to his father for his many accomplishments, but his inherent talent has earned him an international reputation as a carver. His Totem Pole carvings are found overlooking homes and businesses across the U.S. as well as in several foreign countries. The Totem Pole is an arrangement of symbols (typically animals associated with legend) created for the purpose of conveying a story or event. Figures on the poles usually represent mythical beings from a tribe’s ancestral past. They were a form of communication and visual history for the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Americans.

Gulli Totems offers hand carved Totem Pole art, each an original piece, for sale. You can have him custom carve a totem with the symbols most meaningful to you. They can portray important events, family history, a favorite animal that holds special significance or as a unique trademark piece for your business. Poles can be designed for your landscape, as an accent piece in your home or office, or as a house pole to welcome guests.

406-961-4853 • mobile 406.381.5995 • 964 HWY 93 • Victor, Montana

The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique Loving, painstaking care defines everything they do at The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique, because they do it all by hand. From start to

finish; from mixing and blending oils, butters and other ingredients, to curing, packaging, labeling and shipping, they do it all … by hand. Their goal is to make the best soaps, lotions, and other products available — anywhere, at any price. You will feel pampered while using any products made by The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique and love the way your skin feels after. They specialize in Goat’s Milk soaps and skin creams as well as beeswax based products such as Solid Lotion Bars and Lip Butters. They also strive to use as many local ingredients as possible; The Goat’s Milk is produced in Victor at the Pistol Creek Ranch and the beeswax comes from producers found throughout the Bitterroot Valley. They also carry a variety of bath and body products such as all natural deodorant, liquid soaps and bath bombs. All their products are their OWN UNIQUE formulations, made from scratch. • 406-360-9292

Catch a Rare Find Catch Montana, offers unique

hand made gifts using American Feathers. April makes various beautiful earrings and feather hair extensions while John ties incredible flies—besides being a full service fishing guide (Adza #77). Catch Montana feather accessories are of the highest quality and custom orders are welcome. They also offer shipping to any location. You can find their products at the 2nd St. Market and the Saturday Farmers Open Market, both in Hamilton. This coupon is good only at 2nd Street Market in Hamilton. Look for the Catch Montana booth at many events throughout the Valley.


Traditional Totem Pole Art • 406-381-6618 F romR iver toR



Montana Art & Artists The Crystal Lady

Bonnie Klein has been fascinated with Crystals, Rocks and collecting since she was little. This hobby has now expanded and you will find her fantastic assortment of Crystals, including Citrine Crystals, Aragonite and Smoky Quartz, unique Rock Jewelry, even polished heart gemstones at the Second Street Market. Bonnie also appraises Rock and Crystal collections. You will also see Bonnie’s and her work at many of the weekend events in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

406.381.3345 • Box 532 Victor, MT 59875

Purses by Kathryn Call it Encouragement. That was the driving force behind Kathryn Helgeland’s succesful venture into sharing her crochet creations with the world. Her second career comes from her passion to crochet. Her purses are very popular. See Kathryn’s work at the 2nd Street Market in Hamilton.

Questions? Email Kathryn at

Grace Alterations, etc. Fabric Boutique

Grace Emlund has over 50 years experience in sewing. She has worked on a wide range of projects from small to high-end designer plans and travelled across the country with her sewing machines creating custom styles for a wide range of people with varied senses of fashion. Her passion and love continues with her new shop, Grace Alterations & Fabric Boutique where she will help you fit your clothes professionally—with style. You will also find high end designer fabrics, remnants, and accessories to use in your own creations.

Tues-Sat 12-6 pm • or call for an appointment 406.375.5011 • 208 State Street in Hamilton

Jewelry by Jan Designing and making jewelry is more than a hobby, and more than a job for this artist. Born and raised in Darby Montana, Jan Spannuth finds it relaxing and fun, to create a beautiful wearable pieces of art for you to enjoy. Every piece is unique. She also carries Mojo Bracelets which are said to be like a human body tune up. Almost everyone will benefit from an increase in balance, energy, strength and flexibility. Jan’s family has experienced the benefits. You can try one of the Mojo Bracelets and see Jan’s original jewelry at the 2nd Street Market.

Wednesday -Saturday 12 to 5. • 175 South 2nd B • Hamilton 26

2012-2013 SEASON QUALITY LIVE THEATER FOR OVER 30 YEARS Shakespeare in the Park August 29, 2012 at the Daly Mansion

Broadway & Bubbly CONCERT FUNDRAISER September 8, 2012

The Diary of Anne Frank October 19-21 and 26-28, 2012

The Diva Pageant November 10, 2012

Forbidden Bitterroot CONCERT SATIRE January 12, 2013

Sweeney Todd

February 22-24, March 1-3 and 8-10, 2013

The Women

April 19-21 and 26-28, 2013

Anything Goes

June 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30, 2013


August 16-18, and 23-25, 2013

Broadway & Bubbly CONCERT FUNDRAISER September 14, 2013

K-12 Musical Production (TBA) November 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, 2013

Call M-F 1–5 pm 406.375.9050 • 100 Ricketts Rd • Hamilton, MT •



Photo by Nelson Kentor

Darby, Montana

Hidden Gem of the Bitterroot! Nestled between the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountains, Darby is one small town with a very big heart! At a population of less than 1,000, it would be easy to overlook this hard working little community with its quaint shops and cozy inns. However, you don’t want to drive through and miss out on all the fun. Darby was first established in the early 1800’s as a logging and ranching community. Over the last 120 years, the town has ebbed and flowed with the western economic booms— from mining and fur trading, to logging and apples. Darby has weathered it all and remained a quintessential small western town and the embodiment of western hospitality. Darby hosts numerous local events year round. From the Elite Bull Connection Shootout, Logger Days festival, and Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival in July, the Sell-a-rama, South Valley Quilt Show, and Big Sky Wine Fest in August, to the Garage-a-Rama fundraisers for the library and Dog Derby Sled Dog Race in January, you will find year-round entertainment. It is the perfect setting for outdoorsmen with the pristine beauty of the wilderness right outside the back door. Whether you’re looking for a family camping trip into the wilderness or itching for a great place to fish, Darby is the perfect jumping off spot. Take the kids fishing and boating at Lake Como or Painted Rocks Lake State Park; fish the east and west

forks of the Bitterroot River; or tube, raft or canoe the Bitterrot on a hot sunny day. Just outside Darby is the Painted Rock State Park & Reservoir where you can fish for trout to your heart’s content. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera … There is wildlife and scenery galore! Consider Darby your winter recreation hub for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling but when you want to relax take in the Darby Holiday Market, Christmas Bazaar, Winter Solstice Celebration at the ice skating rink, or the Darby Dog Sled Race.

Darby may be small in size but it is big in culture, shopping, and recreation. Be sure to stop in—you will be glad you did.

Darby Garage-a-Rama Do not miss the Darby Garage-a-Rama on September 7-8 and make Darby your destination for shopping, eating, and fun. This is the garage-sale, bake-sale, sale that is just too big to only be called a garage sale. Snatch up a used garden hoe, some baked goods, and whatever else that catches your fancy, all the while knowing your purchases go to support the Darby Community Library. The Garage-aRama begins at 8 am and is at the Darby Community Clubhouse, 106 N. Main.

It’s a Beautiful Day in Darby, MT Darby Wine and Spirits, Darby’s only full line State Liquor Store invites you to experience and explore Darby and the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Join us for the Farmers Markets, Logger Days and Elite Bull Riding. Darby Wine and Spirits will keep you stocked up on your favorite beverages. Open 9-9 Monday - Saturday. 201 N Main Street in Darby 406.821.4117 • 28

Sou Civ

August 1 Big Bear Taxidermy 2 Bitterroot Community Federal Credit Union 3 Darby Clubhouse 4 Darby Community Library 5 Darby Wine & Spirits 6 Double H Custom Hats 7 No. 14 Antiques 8 Old West Gallery & Antiques

1 7

1-31 Monthly Art Exhibit, featuring Gwen Bloedel, 26

at the Darby Community Library Big Sky Wine Fest, sponsored by the Friends of the Darby Library

September 1-30 Monthly Art Exhibit, featuring Shirley Anderson Sylvester at the Darby Community Library

7-8 Garage-A-Rama, sponsored by Friends of the Darby Library 8 29

held at the Darby Clubhouse Sell-a-rama, sponsored by South Valley Civic Group Bark Beetle Moon Walk, at Lake Como, Bitterroot National Forest

October 1-31 Monthly Art Exhibit, featuring Muriel Parker,





1-31 Monthly Art Exhibit, featuring Kathleen Sheard, 4


South Valley Civic Group

8 2

at the Darby Community Library Ghost Moon Walk at Lake Como, Bitterroot National Forest

3 3 21

at the Darby Community Library Darby Holiday Market, at the Darby Community Clubhouse Darby Christmas Bazaar, at the St. Philips Benizi Catholic Church Winter Solstice Celebration at the Darby Ice Skating Rink


Darby Events 2012-2013

January 19-20 Darby Dog Derby Dog Sled Race,, on Gibbons Pass Road in Sula

Big Bear Taxidermy Family owned Big Bear Taxidermy has been perfecting their skills for more than 15 years to bring you the highest quality tanning, mounting, and rug making available. With the convenience of their tannery, taxidermy studio and rug shop all on site you will definitely want to take advantage of their extremely competitive pricing. Send them your untanned skins to be returned as complete, finished rugs or have them turned into high quality supple leather. Call for pricing.

Mon-Fri: 8 am-4:30 pm 405 Main Street in Darby • 406.821.3231

At No. 14 Antiques in Darby you will find a variety of Antiques, Vintage, and Shabby Chic items. The inventory changes frequently so you’ll always have a new selection of items to choose from. Upstairs No. 14 is a great vacation rental, if you want a very reasonable and comfortable way to spend a little time in Darby. The apartment sleeps six, has a full bathroom and kitchen, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. Darby is close to Lake Como, Painted Rocks State Park, the renowned Bitterroot River, and Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski area. It offers a multitude of outdoor activities, such as, hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing.

301 N. Main St. in Darby • 406-821-1114 after hours 406.240.1794/503.536.3115

F romR iver toR



Fly Fishing The Bitterroot Fly fishing on the Bitterroot is a western experience like no other. Mist lifting off morning water turns to crisp mountain days on the river. Days are full of fly rod casts over riffles and glides, and the lookout for rising trout, hoping a skwala was the right choice. Sunshine or clouds, a day on the river is worth it. Fly fishing vacations in Montana are lifetime experiences. Guided river adventures in Montana are known for endless views of snow-capped mountains, pure clean waters, towering Ponderosa Pine forests, bald eagles, elk, and a million more sights and smells. We love it, that’s why we live here. Sula Fly Fishing’s guides enjoy seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they see a mule deer standing in the river, or are hooked onto a healthy rainbow trout while wading a run.

The Bitterroot River

The fame of the Bitterroot River reaches back to the day of Lewis and Clark. They remembered this river as the southern guide from Traveler’s Rest. Today, fishermen float the Bitterroot River for world-class trout fishing, gin clear mountain waters, and the endless vistas of the Bitterroot Mountains. From its orgins in the Pintlar Mountains and the southern Bitterroot Mountains, the Bitterroot River flows north through the towns of Sula, Darby, Hamilton, Stevensville, Florence, and Missoula. Fishermen enjoy days of catching primarily Westslope Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout, with a smattering of fiesty Brown Trout. Though the Bitterroot River passes through a populated valley, it is common to see elk, deer, moose, Bald Eagles, Osprey, ducks and other waterbirds, as well as the occasional river otter or one of the many other critters residing in the lush river corridor. The fishing guides for Sula Mountain Fly Fishing have been guiding fishing trips on the Bitterroot River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, Big Hole River, Beaverhead River, Madison River, and the Missouri for many years. These trips are run by guides who understand that great fly fishing trips come from being passionate about living on the river, fishing, and loving Montana’s big sky.

Book Your Guided Trip Now • 406.210.0142 30

Sula Mountain Fly Fishing provides expert guided fly fishing trips in the Montana West. Professional guides take you to the best water, give patient instruction, supply a big healthy lunch, and a safe and well equipped boat. Take advantage of their expert knowledge of the river and community. Enjoy panoramic views of the Bitterroot Mountain Range, crystal clear mountain water, and populations of wild trout. End the day in camaraderie over pints with good folks at one of our local microbreweries.

Jed Fitzpatrick. MT Outfitter #8392 244 Hoss Drive Hamilton, MT 59840

Darby’s main attraction on Main St.! This 16,000 square foot space houses a huge selection of the finest antiques and collectibles in the Bitterroot Valley. They have everything! Art, metal work, stoves, furniture, home décor, fine collectibles, and an Old West Candy Store to boot! They have more than 600 varieties of candy guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth in young and old alike. So, whether you pop in for a moment or stay for a few hours, you’re going to find something you’ll love … Be it a sweet treat or an antique treasure, you cannot miss the Old West Gallery and Candy Store in Darby, Montana!

Hard to Find

Cook Stoves



Old West Gallery, Antiques, & Candy Store

Antique Guns Candy and Espresso Knives

On Main in Darby

Monta na O l d We s t Ga l l er 406-821-4076 202 S. Main St. Darby, Montana

F romR iver toR



“Pick your own”

Montana huckleberries Treats

Free Shipping!

Montana Huckleberry Gift Basket

Six Wonderful Treats: Huckleberry: Honey 12 oz., Taff y, 12 oz. Huckleberry Hand Cream, 4 oz. Huckleberry Gummy Grizzlies, 7 oz. Chocolate Covered Huckleberries, 2 oz. Plus! Montana Rainbow Gems, 7.2 oz.

Reg. $49.99 now



Huckleberry: Coffee Brownie Mix Flap Jack Mix Cordials Jams and more!

Extraordinary Home Decor!

… Clothing, jackets and hats to fashion tops and Montana T-shirts.

Antique and Reproduction Furniture for every room of the home or cabin. From antique cook stoves to this beautiful corner bar. Western Montana’s most unique selection of household furnishings—new and antique. This bar is priced at $19,995. 406.821.4076 • On Main in Darby, MT •


Missoula Lolo

Montan a

Quality, Handmade Hats in Darby, Montana


To Lewiston Idaho





To Lookout Pass



Darby, MT Wisdom

Salmon, Idaho

na nta Mo ho Ida

Dillon, MT

The Best Hats for the Best People “I put my Double HH brand on every hat I build, but only when I’m satisfied with it.”

” n a M t a H e h T “ J imm y 121 S. Main • Darby, MT 59829

1-877-HAT-MAKR (1-877-428-6257) Please call before ordering

D O U B L E H H C U S T O M H AT C O . F romR iver toR


” n a M t a he H


Each and every hat is custom made to perfectly fit your head.

T “ y m m i J

Quality, Handmade Hats in Darby, Montana



It’s your business. Florence & Stevensville Jamie Tadvick NMLS 478730 (406) 777-7210

Victor Mark Anderson NMLS 478586 (406) 642-3431

Hamilton & Darby Greg Yockey NMLS 478579 (406) 363-0030

Tom Pool NMLS 478579 (406) 363-0030

We can help: start it grow it. Have a great idea to grow your business? How about start a new one? At Farmers State Bank, your business is our business. Our commercial loan officers know the available programs and terms to meet any business need.

Farmers State Bank


Aerial of

Aerial of


The valleys and mountains of Lemhi County have witnessed virtually all aspects of the mythic “Old West.” This is the homeland of the Lemhi Shoshone; it is the location of one of the first religious missions in what became the state of Idaho; we not only had a series of gold rushes in the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s, we had silver copper, tungsten, and cobalt rushes; we had a Chinese business and residential section in the county seat and Chinese who worked throughout the county in the development of the region. We had cattle barons and a sheep queen; we had a welldeveloped timber industry; we had wild rivers full of fish; and we had a railroad. We were a community of small settlements that came together in the thriving metropolis of Salmon City.

Aerial of Salmon City 1938, Population: 2,400

Aerial of The City of Salmon 2010: Population 3,300

Initially just a jumping off place for the Leesburg placer mines in the late summer of 1866, Salmon City quickly became the business and social hub for the miners, ranchers, and timber men whose operations spread to every corner of Lemhi County. As early as November 24, 1866, The Montana Post noted that, “A town has been laid off on the opposite side of the Salmon River … The situation is beautiful, and I am of [the] opinion that ere long it will be a thriving little village [the first camp was on the west side of the river, but an enterprising businessman, Mr. Van Dreff, platted the city on the east side and soon convinced potential business owners and residents of his wisdom].” With the 1909 arrival of the Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad to Salmon (visible in the foreground of the 1938 aerial), the Salmon Commercial Club proclaimed, “… a new era of assured prosperity [has come]; an era in which new mines will be discovered and old ones further developed. Irrigation projects, now underway, will be completed and thousands of families will flock to the lands made fertile thereby …” While the predictions were overstated and the railroad closed one year after the photo was take, Salmon City (now the City of Salmon) has demonstrated resilience in the face of economic fluctuations and downturns. Of course, the Salmon Valley also suffered depredations against peoples, different cultures, and the environment—scars that we encounter daily and from which we need to learn. The past is not something to be discarded and forgotten. Nor is it simply a curiosity that we dust off once in a while. As our economy changes and as our culture becomes acclimated to a different economic base; as it becomes less feasible to raise cattle and sheep on smaller land-holdings; as the timber and mining industries shrink in this part of the West, we must learn to develop more sustainable approaches to working with our natural resources and ways to preserve open spaces in a rapidly growing population.

With thanks to the Idaho State Historical Society Community Enhancement grant program and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies who provided the funds to create the American West in Transition: Lemhi County—Then and Now paired photo exhibit which was produced by the Lemhi County Historical Society, Salmon Valley Stewardship, Lemhi Regional Land Trust, Open View Photography, and the Salmon Arts Council.


“The American West in Transition: Lemhi County—Then and Now”

With an American West in the throes of transition, Salmon faces, now, perhaps its greatest struggle: maintaining the sense of history, place, and community that define this city and county. History is the element in our lives that can teach us about place, that can give us a sense of that place, and that can help us create a better, more cohesive community. As more people move into new regions throughout the country, it is the knowledge of the history of those places that will enable a more effective, creative, and successful community— melding both the past and the future.

Hope Benedict, PhD, President, Lemhi County Historical Society




38 49 32

65 26 59 68 22


200 Main Street

57 24 43 76 49 39 32 47 52 48 51 8 67 60 75 4 25 7 6 14 5 37 45 50 71 19 12 2 31 70 58 35 41 44 56


34 73 74

33 61 40 47



69 54 53









50-Mother Lode 51-Natures Pantry



To 23 

• Get away from it all in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. • Take in Idaho’s most beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. • Travel the Lewis & Clark Trail and scenic Idaho byways. • Experience the Whitewater Capital of the World. • Float and fish the “River of No Return.” • Visit the Birthplace of Sacajawea. • Shop and dine with the friendliest folks in the Rocky Mountain West.

A few great reasons to visit Salmon, Idaho!

Where Idaho Goes to Vacation


26-Salmon Valley Arts Cncl

909 Main Street

36-Susan Schaffner Real Estate

Welcome to Salmon - Enjoy!








Salmon, Idaho . . .

609 Riverfront Drive (208)756-3630

8 5th Annual Salmon Marathon 11-13 Gibbonsville Bluegrass Festival


531 Main Street 208-756-4159

35-Robie Real Estate

701 Main Street 208-756-1800

34-Mountain West Real Estate

614 Main Street 208-756-2670

33-Oeding Real Estate Inc.

401 Main Street 208-756-2977

32-Lemhi Title

529 Main Street 208-756-6900

31-Hometown Realty

205 Courthouse Drive 208-756-4231

30-Alliance Title

Real Estate

30 Courthouse Drive (800)789-9283

29-Idaho Adventures


1021Main Street 208-756-7432

27-28-Your Natural Paradise/ Painting Your Paradise

200 Main Street 208-756-2987

26-Salmon Valley Arts Cncl


301 Main Street 208-756-3232


516 Main Street 208-756-2223

48-Main Street Cards/Gifts

901 Main Street 208-756-2927

47-The Mahoney House

409 Main Street 208-756-2532

45-Krasowski Jewelers 46-The Lantern


43-Jerrys New and Used 44-Kings Discount Department Store

401 Challis Street 208-756-6444

42-Jaxonbilt Hats

415 Main Street 208-753-1301

8 Lucy Woodward Concert



7 Irish Christmas in America

9 & 16 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 5 Robert Henry, Concert Pianist


Baseball/Softball Tournaments Children’s Art in the Park Salmon River Days - July 4 - 7 Blues, Brews & BBQ - August 3 Antique Car Show - June 16

200 Main Street • Salmon, Idaho 83467 • 1.800.727.2540 •

6 Tortoise versus the Hare by the Missoula Children’s Theatre 8 Pink Tea 31 Merchant’s Trick or Treat

76-V-1 Propane

501 Main Street 208-756-2259

75-U.S Bank

203 S Daisy Street 208-756-3212

74-Steele Memorial Hospital

805 Main Street 208-756-6212

71-Shear Bliss 72-State Farm Insurance 73-Steele MemorialClinic

513 Main Street 208-756-1686

70-Salmon Valley Stewardship

1219 S. CahllisStreet 208-756-6455

69-Salmon Valley Printing

200 Main Street 208-756-2100

67-Salmon River Propane 68-Salmon Valley Chamber of Commerce

104 S Daisy St. Ste. A 208-756-2202 salmonriverchiropractic. com

66-Salmon River Chiropractic

204 Main Street 208-756-2311

65-Salmon Public Library

Summer 2013 Stock Car Races – Farmers Market

64-Miracle Auto Body

315 Riverfront 208-756-2218

63-KSRA Radio Station

115 S Andrews Street 208-756-8448

61-Farmers Insurance 62-Fitness 7 Athletic Club

403 Main Street 208-303-0289

60-Computer Zen

200 Main Street 208-756-3214

57-Barber Shop 58-Boddard Designs 59-City of Salmon

533 Main Street 208-756-2714

56-Allen Accounting Group

520 Shoup Street 208-756-2822

40-The Country Store 41-The Cornerstone

522 Main Street 208-756-2422

55-Saveway’s Market

1051 S Challis Street 208-756-2236

50-Mother Lode 51-Natures Pantry 52-Rags and Wags 53-Salmon River Motors/ 54-Quality Motors

38-Ace Hardware 39-Arfmanns/Four Seasons


1219 South Challis Street 208-756-1214

37-Town & Country Realty

909 Main Street 208-756-4914

36-Susan Schaffner Real Estate

Salmon Valley Events


562 Main Street 208-756-2570

25-River Cinemas

408 Main Street 208-756-8839

24-Purple Easel Gallery

The Arts

110 Lewis and Clark 208-756-1188

23-Sacajawea Interpretive Center

210 Main Street 208-756-3342

22-Lemhi County Historical Museum


21-StageCoach Inn

104 Courthouse Drive 208-756-8880

19-The Inn 20-Salmon River Motel

603 Riverfront Drive 208-756-2063 century2campground. com

18-Century II Campground

25 Challis Demolition Derby 30 Shakespeare in the Park Presents Twelfth Night

August 18-25 Lemhi County Fair

13-Taco Grande 14-Whiskey Willies

606 Main Street 208-756-3521

11-Subway 12-The Other Side

501 Riverfront Drive 208-756-4182

10-Shady Nook Restaurant

1200 Main Street 208-756-6555

9-Salmon River Quick Stop & Red Dog Diner

510 Main Street 208-756-1122

8-Oddfellows Bakery

405 Main Street 208-756-2466

7-Junkyard Bistro

519 Main Street 208-756-2228

6-Cowboy Grill

606 Main Street 208-756-3521

4-China Buffet 5-The Coffee Shop

1110 Main Street 208-756-4132

3-Burger King

16-Buddy’s Texaco/ 17-RVPark & Campground

101 S. Andrews 208-756-3391

2-Bertram’s Brewery

1015 Main Street 208-756-1499

15-Bear Country Inn


605 Riverfront Drive 208-756-1214

1-Arctic Ice


Welcome to Salmon - Enjoy!


Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum With the belief that an understanding of history helps establish and maintain a sense of place and community, the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum dedicates itself to education through the preservation and interpretation of its ever-increasing artifact and photo collections. Enjoy the region’s history through the museum’s vivid exhibits, including:

The Lemhi Shoshone/Agaidika Artifacts

This is the largest extant collection of artifacts from Sacajawea’s people available anywhere for viewing.

History of Life in the American West

This collection illustrates the history of the area from the 1866 discovery of gold and other mineral riches to the growth of the cattle, sheep, crops, and timber industries. History is recreated with exhibits of historical implements, artifacts from everyday life, and a wide range of local historical photographs.

History of the Regional Chinese Community

The museum exhibits a number of artifacts from the Chinese residents as well as a collection of photographs.

The Ray Edwards Asian Collection

In 1966, to commemorate the efforts of his mining and ranching ancestors, the Ray Edwards estate donated a collection of Asian artifacts and provided funds to build the room in which they are exhibited. Edwards collected the Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan relics during a 1920s tour of Asia.

From the Ray Edwards Asian Artifact Collection

From the Regional Chinese Artifact Collection

208.756.3342 210 Main Street Salmon, Idaho 40

From the Lemhi Shoshone/ Agaidika Artifact Collection

From the Mining Artifact Collection

Artifact photos are copyrighted by the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum, all rights reserved. They were taken by Ilona McCarty of Open View Photography and are available as art prints, gift cards, and note cards at the museum gift shop, where you can also find books and publications.

e/ on

From the Ranching Artifact Collection


A Sense of History • A Sense of Place A Stronger Community

Main Street Salmon, Idaho — April ,1914 Potential wrangler in woolly chaps Lemhi Shoshone on Main Street in front of Shenon House in Salmon, Idaho Women of the West

Historical photographs are used courtesy of and © by the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum, all rights reserved.

Women’s String Band F romR iver toR


SALMON, IDAHO • 208.756.1188 • 200 Main St. • Salmon, ID

The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center is cradled in the Lemhi River Valley between the Salmon River and the Beaverhead Mountains. Located in the heart of Sacajawea’s homeland, this seventy-one acre park is dedicated to honoring and providing education about the great historical American heroine, Sacajawea, her people — the Agai Dika Lemhi Shoshone, and her role in the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. The unique historical aspects of the expedition within Lemhi County offer an opportunity for the center to not only bring greater understanding and enlightenment to all the people of the world about Native Americans including the Agai Dika Shoshone, but to also promote local community arts, educational and recreational programs, and to preserve and promote conservation of our environment and open spaces. The Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day through the end of September. Enjoy their interpretive exhibits which focus on Sacajawea, her role in the Expedition, and the Agai Dika Shoshone perspective. Artifacts and other displays are supplemented by knowledgeable volunteers. The Sacajawea Center is not limited to static, indoor museum exhibits. The park and trails are open year-round and its unique outdoor setting is the “natural choice for travelers.” Its river


corridor and fields of open space encompass some of the best wildlife habitat in the valley, while providing a peaceful spot to take in scenic views of the stunning peaks of the Continental Divide. Plan to spend some time enjoying their lovely walking trails and their Outdoor Programs. Whether it’s a little known historical fact or how to make your own natural dyes, you’re bound to leave the Sacajawea Center both entertained and enlightened. Their programs provide a hands-on experience, sometimes referred to as experiential learning. Don’t miss Mike Crosby’s Corps of Discovery Presentations at the Meriweather Theater on Saturdays throughout the summer, or by special arrangement for your group. Sign up for a School of Discovery program and step back in time to a primitive 19th century village. Learn first hand about healing plants, softening a deer hide, preparing sinew for thread, turning stones and bones into useful tools, or fashioning baskets out of natural materials. If you did not sign up to participate, you are welcome to observe. Whether your preference is browsing exhibits, having a pleasant picnic while traveling, walking or biking on nature trails in a beautiful countryside, or hands on experiential learning, the Sacajewea Center will not disappoint.

Sacajawea Center Events & Programs 2012 August 8-18 17-18 23 24

The 1805 Living Experience Sacajawea Heritage Days Canadian Fur Hats Blanket Wool Mittens


Loom Beading


Howl-O-Ween Family Fun Fest, 5:30-7 pm



Kids Garden Club—Ages 6-12, every other Friday 9 am-noon, June 8 through September 14 Childrens Nature Hour, ages 5 & under, 10-11 am every other Wednesday, June 13 through August 22 Lewis and Clark Programs by Mike Crosby, Saturdays in the Meriweather Theater


Visitor Centor

Memorial Day Weekend through September 30 Mon-Sat:9am-5pm • Sun: 12:30pm-5pm Off Season: Open by Arrangement

Learning Center

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9am-3pm • Tues & Fri: 9am-1pm


Over 6: $5 per person; Family (parents & children): $12 Groups & Tours: $4 per person — Call to schedule Ages 6 and under or Lemhi County Residents: Free

From Western to Modern—Functional Good Quality Merchandise Since 1902 McPherson Dry Goods Company has occupied the same building on Salmon's historic Main Street. Over the years, McPhersons has strived to offer quality service and merchandise to the Salmon River Valley. They stock such famous brands as Levi, Carhartt, Montana Silversmiths, Ariat, Woolrich, Dansko and Best Home Furnishings. The western hat collection alone, is worth the stop. Traded in by the famous, and not so famous, they tell their own stories by the sweat and hard work that went into creating each hat's unique look. Stop into shop and you can come away with some colorful history.

Mon–Sat 9 am–5:30 pm. • Closed Sunday

At Susan Schaffner Real Estate, It ’s All About YOU TEAM

Rentals Ranches Residential

Commercial Vacant Land Property Management



On the Corner of Main and Terrace Streets in Salmon, Idaho 208.756.3232 888.725.3890

Stop by Our Office

909 Main Street • Salmon, Idaho• 208.756.4914 • SUSANSELLSIDAHO.COM

Bitterroot Self Storage Long Term and Pre-Payment Discounts • New Tennant Specials

Indoor/ Outdoor Storage Boat/ RV Storage Mini Storage & Self Storage 1247 Cemetery Lane • 208.756.4914

Fenced • Lighted • Secure

F romR iver toR



From a quiet romantic or family dinner to an evening of sports at the bar, the Shady Nook is the place to go in the Salmon River Valley. The Shady Nook is Salmon, Idaho's home for family-friendly fine dining with a western flare. Browse their Art Gallery while the best chef in the Salmon River Region prepares your meal. They serve the finest, freshest products and all sauces, soups and desserts are hand-prepared in-house by their chefs. They take care to create an excellent, imaginative menu and use zero transfats so you can enjoy a delicious yet healthy meal. Watch your favorite sports event in the Shady Nook’s smoke-free lounge. They have satellite feeds from all over the world carrying the day's premier sporting events on conveniently placed wide-screen televisions. • 208.756.4182 • 501 Riverfront Dr in Salmon

Experience Salmon’s Art Amazing is one word most often used to describe the experience of walking through the Purple Easel Gallery. Wonderful, beautiful, exciting are also commonly used. You will see why when you visit their eclectic collection of fine art created by local artists. There are pieces in every medium from woodwork, jewelry, fused glass and hand crafted knives to photography and of course paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic. You might even meet one of the artists who created the captivating art.

Mon-Sat 10-6 and by Appointment • 208.756.8839 408 Main Street in Salmon

Health and Wellbeing at Salmon River Chiropractic At Salmon River Chiropractic our goal is to provide quality, affordable health care to the families in our community. We offer safe and gentle chiropractic care using a variety of effective techniques. Our care includes a holistic approach based on sound medical knowledge. We specialize in family care and promote drug-free, surgery-free health care options. Our doctors have personally experienced the benefits of Chiropractic care. Both for emergency pain relief and preventative care, Chiropractic care benefits more than spinal health, it affects whole body health. Call today for a free consultation with one of our doctors.

208-756-2202 104 S. Daisy St., Ste. A in Salmon



Mountain West Realty 1/2 page

Mountain West Real Estate is the most comprehensive brokerage in Salmon, Idaho, with a team of professional realtors to meet all your real estate needs. Buying or selling, they have the experience and professional skills to give you the highest quality service. They give sellers great exposure with a strong internet presence, and their top notch agents, Esther England– Broker, Marci Dixon, Sherri K. Lukens, Wendy Neal, and Mike Potts, are trained to provide buyers with the information they need to make an informed buying decision.


701 Main St. • Salmon, ID 83467 • 208-756-1800 •

Come Hibernate With Us

Spring, summer, winter, or fall it is essential that our guests be as comfortable as they deserve. Join us at the Bear Country Inn for your accommodation needs.

Come to the Salmon Valley for the white water rafting, wilderness areas, historical centers, museums, hunting, fishing, hiking, and skiing.

Stay at Bear Country Inn for the pleasant accommodations: Continental Breakfast Hot Tub Reasonable Rates: Guest Laundry Refrigerator Rooms start at $52 Microwave Available Free Wifi Corporate Rates Pet Friendly Cable TV Group Discounts Weekly Rates

King, Queen and Double beds available

Ma ke Reser va t ions • 208.756. 1499 • 1015 Ma i n S t ree t • S a l mon, I da ho 83467 F romR iver toR



Salmon River

Coffee Shop

50 years of good food, good friends, and good times, right here on Main Street in Salmon, Idaho. Many say the sign of a good

local restaurant is the number of cars with local plates parked out front. Well come on in, we hope you don’t have to walk to far from your parking spot. The Salmon River Coffee Shop is where

the locals gather. From 6 in the morning ‘til 9 at night, seven days a week. Breakfasts are everything you would expect of a hometown coffee shop. The “Gott” burger, named after the original owner, is always a challenge. The meat loaf sandwich - a big hit. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, made from scratch, soups, pies and desserts, all done home style make the Salmon River Coffee Shop a very fulfi lling and enjoyable experience, when you are downtown Salmon. Mike Johnson and Buddy and Cora Jones have extensively remodeled the coffee shop as well as opened The Other Side (of the Coffee Shop) during the last two years. Now in Salmon, Idaho there is excellent Prime Rib available every night. The Other Side offers you a very affordable fine dine experience Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 to 9 p.m.. Homemade barbecue sauce on baby back ribs, crispy shrimp, Fettuccine Alfredo are just a few of the favorites. Beer and wine, domestic and imported is always available. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights ads to the ambiance. And Sunday is a real treat with the all you can eat breakfast buffet.

Original Owner, Mr. Gott

Join the community of Salmon, Idaho, for a meal at the Salmon River Coffee Shop and The Other Side … for a finer dining experience. Owners: Mike Johnson and Cora and Buddy Jones

Salmon River

Coffee Shop The Salmon River Coffee Shop and The Other Side • 606 Main Street, Salmon, Idaho • 208.756.3521 46


Buddy’s truly is your one stop shop when vacationing in the valley or just travelling through. From great burgers and pizza to camp sites on the river Buddy’s will make your trip more enjoyable. • RV Park with full hookups • 24 hours gas pumps • Laundry and showers • Propane and ice • 2 Guest-room suites • Convenience store and diner Buddy’s is complete with a full service diner offering salads, burgers, chili, fish sandwiches, tacos, steaks, homemade soups, pizza, and more. For your shopping needs there is a gift shop, providing souvenirs, maps, newspapers, magazines, and clothing. Of course, beer, wine, and ice are always available, accompanied by the friendliest service in town.

Buddy’s Family Dining Convenience Store & RV Park

609 Hwy 93 North • Salmon, Idaho 83467 • 208.756.3630 F romR iver toR



ikesell’s takes pride in their ability to carefully select a diverse selection of traditional, modern and beautiful unique jewelry. Each piece is personally chosen to insure you the highest quality at the best price.

Custom design and resetting require

the trust you will only appreciate once you have worked with Cindy Mikesell. Your jewelry and family keepsakes never leave the store and you will be speaking directly with the jeweler rejuvenating or creating your family treasures.


epair and restoration require a delicate touch, an eye for detail, the right equipment, and an understanding of the importance of your family jewelry. At Mikesell’s you talk with jewelry professionals. The Bitterroot Valley is their home, and you can trust them. Like a good friend they listen carefully to your desires and handle your family heirlooms with the respect they deserve. Mikesell’s considers it a privilege and honor to restore and preserve your family history.

201 W. Main St. Hamilton, MT 59840 • 406-363-6236

Check our website weekly for new specials and discounts!

w w w.mikesell sfineje welr

mikesells august 2012 ad back page.indd 1

Large Selection of Jewelry 50% off.

8/24/2012 2:24:59 AM

From River to Ridge Fall 2012  
From River to Ridge Fall 2012  

From Salmon, Idaho to Montana's Bitterroot Valley there is are worlds of events, recreation, scenery, and great shopping. Tour Montana and...