Sitting Above The 8th Green Of Iron Horse Golf Club

Iron Horse Golf Community, a private residential club community in a Rocky Mountain Resort town of Whitefish, or simply put “outdoor heaven.” If you are an outdoor enthusiast Iron Horse has it all! Golf, skiing, lake sports, biking, hiking, running, fishing, hunting rafting, you name it. Overlooking the Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake, the views are magnificent. The community rests in the midst of 820 secluded acres of stunning old growth forest for its year round residential community.

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Iron Horse prides itself on its Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf course. The course consists of bluegrass fairways and smooth bent grass greens that weave through a forest of Fir and Tamarack trees. The golf course stretches to 7,028 yards from the championship tees or 4,795 yards from the front tees. Our Par 71 course features five tee boxes per hole, ensuring a playable yet challenging course for golfers of all abilities. The club also offers a first-class practice facility.

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Sitting Above The 8th Green Of Iron Horse Golf Club

177 S Shooting Star , Whitefish, MT

Beautifully finished and attention to detail in this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath executive home. Sitting above the 8th green of the Iron Horse Golf Club, this home is surrounded by lush vegetation giving a very private feel yet close to all the club amenities. Outdoor covered and uncovered deck areas. Additional private room above the garage could be utilized as an additional bedroom, apartment, home office, bunkroom or media room. Fireplaces, sitting areas, wet bar and open floor plan add to the special features. Purchase includes furniture with exclusion list provided by seller.

Call Pat Donovan 406.261.6200 or Patti Codiga 406.250.4393

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Explore: Jewel Basin Hiking Area (Flathead Beacon)

Jewel Basin Hiking Area is, as its name suggests, a hiker’s paradise. Not only does it clock in at a whopping 15,349 acres, but all forms of motorized traffic, bikes, and horses are prohibited. All you’re left with is your feet, the trails, the wildflowers, and endless jaw-dropping views.

Jewel Basin is also an angler’s and a backpacker’s paradise. With over 20 lakes, the fishing opportunities are abundant, and westslope cutthroat trout fishing is particularly good. Furthermore, camping permits are not required, allowing respectful campers to set up shop wherever they so choose.

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Many of the peaks in Jewel Basin are unnamed and require scrambling and bushwhacking to summit. Mount Aeneas offers beautiful views of the southwest portion of Glacier National Park and the northern part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

How to get there: Primary access is via Camp Misery, which can be reached from Forest Service Road 5392 east of Echo Lake. Jewel Basin can also be reached via Westside Hungry Horse Reservoir Road #895, which leads to trailheads in Wounded Buck, Clayton, Graves, or Wheeler Creeks. Questions? Call (406) 387-3800 or visit the highly informative website http://www.summitpost.org/jewel-basin-mt/448116.

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The Event At Rebecca Farm – July 19-23, 2017 (Video)

The Event at Rebecca Farm started with a dedicated crew of local eventers who loved the local venue, Herron Park, but knew that more was possible. The inaugural competition in 2002 put Rebecca Farm on the map. It was a huge success with over 150 competitors. In 2004, The Event became a USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) and USEA (United States Eventing Association) recognized Gold Cup Series and a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup eventing competition.

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During the first year as a World Cup Qualifier, The Event drew 380 competitors, a 200 rider increase from 2003. By 2009, The Event had well over 500 entries with 421 of those riders competing all four days. 2011 was one of 12 three-star (***) competitions in the U.S. and an important competition for athletes vying to go to the London Olympics in 2012.

Now, The Event runs almost 600 horses over 4 days of competition creating a $4.4 million economic impact to the local area.

International equestrians observe that Rebecca Farm’s unique course—which adorns each jump and obstacle with artistry—stands out among world venues. The beauty of the course has blossomed over the past decade thanks to a dedicated staff, including course builders Bert Wood and Matt Langliers.

U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) President Kevin Baumgardner summed it up when he said, “She is, hands down, the most important person in Eventing in the Western United States and arguably the most important person in Eventing in the entire nation.”

ABOUT REBECCA BROUSSARD

Rebecca Broussard, a visionary in the world of Equestrian Eventing, died on Dec. 24, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. Friends and family gathered on Christmas to honor her life, while public celebrations of her legacy will be planned at equestrian competitions this summer.

Becky had long talked about her love of helping riders in the West compete on the world stage and her vision included the historic possibilities of bringing riders from Europe to Montana in the future. In 2010 she helped organize an historic flight of 18 horses from the East Coast, including many Olympians, who competed at her namesake Event.

In Becky’s memory, the Broussard family launched The Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant in 2011, offering an unprecedented $250,000 fund through the United States Eventing Association Endowment Trust that will, over the following five years, offer an annual $50,000 training and competition grant to developing riders who are successfully competing at the advanced level. The grant represents the fulfillment of Becky’s desire to help riders achieve the goal of representing the U.S. in international team competition.

“My mom touched the Eventing careers of so many riders,” said her daughter, Sarah Broussard. “She will truly be missed, but she has left behind a legacy that will live on forever. Not only at The Event at Rebecca Farm, but through all of the lives that she has touched that will keep her and her memory alive. 

MeganGlacier Sotheby’s International Realty agent Megan Twohig will have a booth at this years event & be doing a drawing for a Pendleton “Glacier” blanket. Stop in and see her, learn more about our eclectic equestrian and ranch properties & enter to win! Search equestrian, ranch & land properties in Montana.

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Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Coaches Missoula’s Prep Quarterbacks! (Missoulian)

In between quarterbacking drills on Tuesday, former Griz great and current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg had a challenge for his high school signal callers.

He wanted to see what tricks they could do with the football.

The prep athletes, decked out from head to toe in Adidas-provided camp gear, responded with their rendition. Footballs promptly scattered over the sprint-turf field at Missoula County Public Stadium.

It was a brief break at Mornhinweg’s Camp Marty Quarterback School, where QB’s from Missoula’s Class AA schools and Class B Loyola Sacred Heart worked on the finer points of quarterbacking from a coach who knows a thing or two about being under center.

The masses might know Mornhinweg for his fateful two-year stint as head coach of the Detroit Lions among his otherwise successful 24 years in the NFL as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

Montana football fans have even fonder memories.

As a junior in the 1982 season, he helped guide the Grizzlies to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs and Montana’s only Big Sky Conference title between 1970 and 1993. After the four-year starter graduated, the school record books read “Mornhinweg” next to career passing touchdowns, passing yards, completions, attempts and completion percentage.

It’s no wonder the NFL OC and his wife, Lindsay, love it here, too.

See full Missoula article by KYLE HOUGHTALING here.

Elegant Montana Dream Home On 43 Acres (VIDEO)

Bill Jones owner of BCD Construction built & designed this elegant home in Huson, Montana in 2002 as a final project before retiring.

EntryThis custom 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers the best of both worlds. Quiet and private with amazing views and wildlife, yet only a 20 minute, paved drive to city life in Missoula. This home features the ultimate floor plan. The entire 6,500 SF house faces out overlooking the pastoral valley, mountains and the Clark Fork River below. Enter into the large entryway and formal living room, highlighted by light flowing in through the floor to ceiling windows. An elegant formal dining completes the space. The large, gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances and beautiful cabinetry.Built for comfort and entertaining, the kitchen opens into an informal living room featuring a gas fire place, breakfast bar/island, dining area and deck access. A favorite feature is the sunroom, perfect for enjoying coffee while soaking in the views.

“It is quiet & very relaxing. The view of the valley is magnificent.” – Owner Quote

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16520 Wildlife Dr , Huson, MT 59846

The main floor master suite is large, open and walks out onto the deck. The bathroom focal point is a step-up Jacuzzi tub surrounded by windows. The main floor is complete with a second bedroom and bathroom, office, large laundry room and powder room. The walk-out lower level was made for entertaining with a full custom bar, living room, dance floor and fire place.

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Additionally, there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large office and library with built in book shelves. The lower level has abundant light and views. In addition to the attached three car garage there is a 1560 SF shop with electricity, heat and a bathroom. There is a huge deck on the house, perfect for entertaining or wildlife viewing. There is room for an RV and all of your toys. Elk and other wildlife frequent the property regularly and river access is minutes away, making this an outdoor paradise.

For more information and photographs of 16520 Wildlife Dr , Huson, MT 59846 click here. This property is marketed exclusively by Megan Twohig 406.370.2895

Award Winning Home With Stillwater River Access

This exquisite home was recipient of the 2015 Parade of Homes “Best Craftsmanship” award and has easy access to the beautiful Stillwater River!

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This 3,232 Sq Ft masterpiece boasts a gourmet kitchen with all high end appliances ~ Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero, so it is easy to live a life of luxury and adventure. This home also has an indoor state of the art low maintenance, ozone purification pool and sauna.

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Built by Silverbrook Investments LLC this three bedroom / three bathroom with spacious main level has 2 fireplaces, steam shower, area boat dock & ramp.

Located at 155 W Swift Creek Way this is the most pristine home in Silverbrook Estates.  Included within the community is a system of parks including tennis courts, basketball courts and walking paths. A central Club House with a pool and fitness center creates a nice community hub for meeting, reunions, and activities.

For more details or to book a showing please contact Tracy Rossi 406.763.6808 or Scott Darkenwald 406.212.3355

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A.L.E.R.T Air Ambulance – Our Agents Getting Involved

At this years banquet some of our Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty (GSIR) agents & brokers were present at the record breaking event which raised 1.5 million to go toward a new helicopter!

A.L.E.R.T. air ambulance has saved more than 1,487 lives in its 40-year history. It has flown more than 17,000 missions into some of the most rugged terrain on the continent, bringing injured people safely out of what otherwise could be impossible circumstances.

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It’s no wonder the community expresses its gratitude by showing up in force at the annual A.L.E.R.T. Banquet. The benefit for the emergency air transport service is a well established tradition sponsored by the all-volunteer A.L.E.R.T. Advisory Board of Kalispell Regional Healthcare.

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From left to right, Nikki Frizzell (GSIR Realtor), Dr John Van Arendonk, (Director of Medical Operations ALERT), Katie Brown (GSIR Broker), Tom Brown (GSIR Broker), Nikkiel Bjornson Fox (GSIR Realtor) and Tim Fox. 

What happens at the A.L.E.R.T. Banquet?

Typically attracting more than 700 people, the gala event has something for everyone.

A silent auction features donated art, handmade goods, dinner certificates, wines, guided raft trips and many more items demonstrating the community’s generosity toward A.L.E.R.T. A live auction showcases the creativity of further donations. Original art, unique vacation getaway packages, a dinner train ride, antique guns and a year’s car lease have been highlights in recent years. Cash prize drawings add a bit of sizzle throughout the evening.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the hosted cocktail hour are followed by a scrumptious dinner, with Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s own Nutrition Services catering all the food.

The evening’s program spotlights A.L.E.R.T.’s services and accomplishments of the past year. Those attending hear the story of a life that was saved or a crisis that was alleviated by the efforts of the crew. The patient and flight crew are guests of honor, on hand to give personal testimony to the impact of the air ambulance service.

The Clyde Smith Award is presented to a member of a local Emergency Medical Service or Quick Response Unit. The recipient is chosen from across northwest Montana for his or her dedication, volunteerism and service toward lifesaving efforts in the community. The award is named in honor of Clyde Smith, who put up his business, Smith Logging, as collateral against the original loan that funded the hospital’s purchase of its own helicopter.

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New Report Sheds Light on Kalispell Bypass’s $1 Billion Economic Impact – Flathead Beacon

A new economic analysis, conducted by a transportation authority and an economist, of the massive project is further illustrating the extent of its benefits and punctuating the impact of infrastructure investment.

According to the report, the total economic impact of the U.S. Highway 93 Alternate Route exceeded $1 billion over the life of the project’s construction, which spanned 16 years from 2001 to last fall.

The new highway reshaped the landscape in many ways, particularly on the north end of Kalispell, and the report shows that three major job sectors benefited most from its creation: retail trade (1,477 new jobs), dining (489) and services (490).

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From 2001 to 2016, roughly 2 million square feet of new building space surfaced along the bypass route, worth roughly $140 million in project costs, according to city of Kalispell data cited in the report. That new construction investment does not include Glacier High School or expansion projects at Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell Regional Healthcare.

Ed Toavs, a Columbia Falls native and regional administrator for the Montana Department of Transportation who helped spearhead the bypass construction, conducted the economic analysis with Steve Peterson, an economics professor at the University of Idaho who specializes in economic impact studies.

As part of his Master of Business Administration program at the University of Idaho, Toavs decided to study the ripple effects of the bypass to better understand how it played a role in the Flathead Valley’s economy.

To grasp the breadth of the impact, Toavs gathered data for three factors: the $135 million in state and federal funds that built the bypass; the investment from new business and residential projects along the bypass corridor; and business wages, expenditures and earnings for those new developments.

Toavs said he used a conservative approach when calculating the direct financial benefits. For new construction investments, he included 65 percent of the overall figures in his economic impact report. For the amount of jobs, wages and earnings that likely resulted from new development along the bypass, Toavs included 33 percent of the total figures.

Click here to read the economic impact report.

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FROM SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE TO YOUR HOME -Wagmag.com

It is one of the most famous businesses in the world — a British multinational corporation, headquartered in Manhattan that specializes in everything from wines to watches to Whistlers.

So it’s no surprise that Sotheby’s should launch a luxury real estate company in 1976. Gotta have a place, after all, to display all those treasures. That addition has helped make Sotheby’s one of the largest brokers of, well, stuff on the face of the earth, with 90 locations in 40 countries and art sales alone in the billions.

Not bad for a business that began in 1744 in London as Baker and Leigh. (First auction — several hundred rare books from the library of the baronet John Stanley.) Samuel Baker died in 1778, leaving his estate to partners George Leigh and John Sotheby. They continued as book dealers, even auctioning the library Napoléon took with him into exile on the island of St. Helena. It was the Sotheby family that broadened the auction house’s interest to include prints, medals and coins. Fine art wouldn’t enter the picture until 1913 when the auction house sold a Frans Hals for 9,000 guineas. Four years later, Sotheby’s moved to its present London home, 34-35 New Bond St. The U.S. office, at Bowling Green, wouldn’t follow until 1955.

The 1980s proved a turning point for the company. A sales slump spurred the North American flagship’s 1982 move to 1334 York Ave., now Sotheby’s world headquarters. A group of investors led by developer Alfred Taubman bought the company a year later, privatized it, incorporated it as Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. and then took it public in 1988, making it the oldest company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2006, Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. was reincorporated as Sotheby’s.

Over the years, Sotheby’s — whose offerings range from private sales to corporate art and museum services to an Institute of Art that is a graduate school of art and its markets — has had its share of scandals (price-fixing, illegal antiquities) and successes. Nothing has grabbed headlines the way the record breakers do, like the version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” that sold at Sotheby’s for almost, yes, $120 million. (Wonder if the guy in the painting is holding his hands to his ears screaming, “Oh, no, someone just paid $120 million for me.”)

For sheer international interest, few sales could top the four-day April 1996 extravaganza that was the auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ estate. Everyone from the tabloids to The New York Times to the major networks thronged York Avenue, working their notepads and flip-top phones — this being before the internet took off. The press was roped off to the side of the main auction room, craning and straining to catch the action. The first night ended on a note of high drama as the bids for John F. Kennedy’s humidor — an inaugural gift from comedian Milton Berle — went for an unheard of $520,000 to Marvin R. Shanken, the New Haven-nurtured editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado magazine.

The whopping and hollering sounded like Yankee Stadium. It probably could’ve been heard at Yankee Stadium and was yet further proof that Sotheby’s is like no other place in the world.

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Interpreting the Wonders of Glacier National Park – Flathead Beacon

Diane Sine discovered the wonder of Glacier National Park as a child in the 1970s on summer camping trips with her family. During college, she spent her summers working as a singing waitress and playing cello at the Many Glacier Hotel in the era when staff were hired based on music and drama background. She received an internship as a ranger naturalist the summer after graduating from college and returned to the park every summer during her career as a teacher. Now retired, Sine still finds herself in the wilds of Glacier Park as a longtime seasonal ranger.

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GJ: If you had just one day in Glacier Park, what would you do, whether it’s sightseeing, hiking, riding the Red Buses or participating in a ranger-led program?

Sine: Everyone is different, so there really isn’t one universal experience everyone should have. Just turn off your cell phone — it won’t work most places in the park anyway— breathe deeply of the mountain air, and marvel at the majesty of this place and the fact that our government has valued its citizens enough to protect places like Glacier to be enjoyed by everyone. Of course, if you have a chance to participate in a ranger-led activity, we promise to add even more to your experience.

GJ: Glacier Park has many amazing qualities. What are a few of your favorites? Any that can go unheralded?

Sine: Alpenglow on the mountains in the early morning. Knowing that I’m sharing habitat with wildlife like grizzly bears, wolverines, and lynx even if I don’t see them. The opportunity to get away from roads and buildings and be refreshed by nature. This doesn’t require a long hike; it can be experienced in just a short walk. People know they’ll find natural beauty in Glacier, but a sometimes unheralded part of the park is the historic hotels. The NPS is charged with protecting these historic structures because they give us an opportunity to connect with early visitor experiences and traditions.

Full Flathead Beacon story by Dillon Tabish.

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