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Join the conversation with Beacon writers and other members

Monthly

$5/MO

WHAT YOU GET
The good vibes of knowing you’re supporting independent journalism along with access to our Editor’s Club page and a direct pipeline to Beacon journalists.
Annual

$69/YR

WHAT YOU GET
Everything included in the monthly membership, plus your choice of Glacier National Park poster ($25 value) designed by one of our in-house graphic artists.
Premium

$99/YR

WHAT YOU GET
Everything included in the annual membership, plus a one-year mail subscription to Flathead Living, our award-winning quarterly magazine (a $25 value).

Why Become a Member?

The Flathead Beacon is the largest independent news source in Montana and we plan on keeping it that way. We’re even looking to expand the coverage we’re able to provide, and to do that we’re launching the Beacon Editor’s Club.

Since we began publishing in 2007, our content has always been available for free and nothing about that is changing. But by joining the Editor’s Club, you’re securing our future and allowing us to do even more to cover the stories that matter most to our friends and neighbors in the Flathead Valley. Plus, members gain access to our Editor’s Club page and an interactive podcast, and get the chance to talk directly with Beacon reporters in a closed Facebook group and at members-only events.

ALL PLANS INCLUDE:

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Support for independent journalism

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Exclusive Access to Beacon Editor’s Club Content

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Direct Connection to Beacon Journalists

Annual Plan Includes:

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Everything included in the monthly plan, PLUS your choice of an 18×24” Glacier National Park poster ($25 value)

Premium Plan Includes:

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Everything included in the monthly plan, your choice of an 18×24” Glacier National Park poster ($25 value) AND an annual mail subscription to Flathead Living ($25 value)

EDITOR’S CLUB PODCAST

The Ask the Beacon podcast is all about members. We solicit questions or topic suggestions from members, then go out and do the reporting to get you the answers! When it’s done, the podcast is available only to members of the Editor’s Club. Click below to hear a sample episode.

The suggestion for this episode came from member David Buckingham, who asked about aquatic invasive species in Northwest Montana after reading a story about Glacier National Park’s proposal to release a fish toxicant in the Upper Camas Drainage to eradicate invasive fish. Research ecologist Clint Muhlfeld and Beacon Senior Writer Tristan Scott are the guests on this episode, which delves into the history of invasive trout and what lessons, if any, can be translated to the ongoing quest to keep out invasive mussels.

EDITOR’S CLUB MEMBERS

Thank you to the following people for their support of the Flathead Beacon and for valuing free, independent local journalism.
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Colleen & Don Scharfe
Anne D Reno
Ann Hesselink
Aidan Myhre
Cristina Friar
Barbara Boorman
patricia berten
Brenda Rasmussen
Bob Hunt
Jessie Cady-Kauffman
Chris Cox
Charles Stearns
Denise Anne LaMarche
db fern
David Landstrom
David Knox
Dustin Leftridge
Eric Taylor
Carol Bibler
Len Ford
Gail Linne
Gary Boe
Chris Swanberg
Noel Drury
Gary Souheaver
Richard George
Helen Moen
Helen Weems
Trish Christofferson
Holly Ford
Bernard Jourdain
Lanessa Hunter
Jackie Marie Beyer
James McAlpine
Jana Goodman
Janice McCann
Jeff Herbert
Jill Namm
Jane Decker
Joseph Navone
Joe Lamson
Joel Holliday
Joni Foster
Mike Jopek
Rocky Journey
Julie Sebby
Christine Larson
Kathy Larson
Lee Brown
Leah Carlburg
lisa paullin
loraine measure
Laurel Smart
Mark Morgan
Mary DeBerry
Margaret Spring-Wojdynski
Mary DuCharme
Maria Borgogna
Merrill Brown
Mike Rippe
Mary Jo Gardner
Michael Clark
Margaret Strainer
Marina Beirne
Natalie Morton
Nina Admiral
Charles Ensign
Patricia Molen
Patricia Yost
David Lippoff
Penny Yamet
Patti Pastor
Michael Jauregui
Ken Laboski
Randi Fredericks
riley Polumbus
Roger Sullivan
Ray Thibodeau
robbin williams
Alan Leftridge
Sharon Cassell
Skip Via
William Haring jr
Susan How
Lee Stultz
Susanne O'Connor
Larry D and Becky Williams
Traci Stolte
Tracy Barnett
Tricia Davis
Michael Ulrich
Channing Macfadden
Rachel VandeVoort
Valerie Ault
Bruce Jolicoeur
Sara Walsh
Matthew Brake
Kari Wiley
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Leslie Graves
Austen Siderius
Adam Clark
Alison Kreiss
Merlene Stobie
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Amy Eddy
Stewart White
Elaine Green
Barbara S Glanz
Ken Welch
Rebecca Crane
Bert Manzari
Betty Kuffel
Patrick McGunagle
Sue Carpenter
Brian Muldoon
Barbara Schiffman
Lynnette Cattron
CHARLES DEEB
Chuck Curry
Chris Moore
Dale Eland
Chris Clouse
Chris Rossmiller
Cody Prentice
Conna Bond
Amanda Cram
Chris Saeger
Courtney Stone
Danyelle Ware
Danielle Coffman
Darcy Mercord
David Buckingham
Diane Gibson
Diane Bokor
David Wigginton
Kendall Flint
Donita Magnuson
Douglas Jones
Donald Rees
Shelley and Abe McCoy
Tom Clary
Elma Giavasis
Eric Weber
Deborah Fairclough
Wayne J Anderson
Jody Marshall
Jill Seigmund
Tom Britz
Glinda Fagan
Jodie Coston
Gail Dugan
Greg Burns
Jacqie Gernant
Sheri Quirt
Jennie Jacobson
Ken Miller
Charlene Iannucci
Jenny Cloutier
Jen Parsons
Janice Thompson
jeff mow
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Jo Ericksen
john mcnaught
Julie Green Rommel
Karl Berg
Kimberly Grieser
Kim Morisaki
Lad Barney
Jacqueline Lewis
Marlene Snyder
Liz Seabaugh
Elizabeth Makman
Mary Ann Garner
Max Stovall
William Benedetto
Patrick J Johnson
Reilly Neill
Julie Davison
Kathy and Bob Holley
Anastasia Allen
Tyler Stewart
Reggie Good
Frank Tooke
Heidi Owen
Pamela Lund
patrick carloss
Patty Williams
Patty Sowinski
Paul Sullivan
Peggy Beltrone
Peter Johnson
Peter Shortall
Richard Stevens
Anne Elsberry
Dana and Stephanie Christensen
WILLIAM DAKIN
Eva Kowalski
Peter Cameron
Richard Dugan
Rita Braun
Richard Morris
Robin Paone
Robyn Balcom
Reubin Englishbee
Shannon Freix
Shea Brennan
Sheila Conners
Steve Moore
Susan Cleaver
Sabrina Shattles
Greg Strong
Michael Yelinek
Susan Fletcher
Susan Muellner
Susan Burch
Suzy Danko
tammi fisher
tanner babcock
Terry and Dennis Divoky
Tom Clary
Tom Glover
Robert Desch
Ann Steck
LEO WIKSTROM
Will Randall
David Wollner

Lynn McNamer
Andrew Lockhart
Adam Christianson
Andrea Goff
Anne Sisk
Alberto Valner
Darlene Bestwick
Nora Jaffe
Benny Lawrence
BETTY MCCORMICK
CAMERON GARDNER
susan harris
Jerry Easley
Carol Santa
Scott Slack
Courtney Rudbach
Chad Waite
Dan Jenkins
Debora McGuiness
Debby French
Dillon Tabish
Douglas Kohrs
Don Featherstone
Donald Collins
Doug Allen
Daren Wilson
Dunwreath Swanson
Eric Cram
Evan Wearne
David Fahrenthold
Carla Fisher
Laurie and Tom Glover
Gary Price
June Pemberton
Halyna Breslawec
James Hunt
Janet Brisco
Janet Hess-Herbert
Joel Bonda
Jim Cossitt
James Shevlin
Jim Langford
julius Franchini
Jon Mohatt
Kari Nakayama
Kathryn Leary
Kathryn Rowell
Ken Bausch
Kenneth Turan
Erin Solin
Kelly Redfield
Kimberly Ruhana
Kathryn Tolbert
maria Markus
Lori Mathieu
Ron Ridenour
Lance Morgan
Laura Westcott
Lizabeth Danek
Liz Marchi
Randy Bishop
Lucy Smith
Lynn Woods
Greg Naive
Mary Byers
Mary Ann Moon
Matthew Bussard
John McMahon
Daniel Murray
Michael Mcmahon
Michelle Fraser
Harley & Christina Ogata
Dorothy Meyer
Brian Miller
Diane Hackett Carlton
Mark Walterskirchen
NORA PHILLIPS
Paul Naour
Kevin Kropp
Nancy Thompson
Carly Ogata
Russell Pannoni
Paul Conrad
Riley Whitcomb
GREG Cox
Paul Brown
Randee Blackstone
Rebecca Broussard
Richard Dews
Robert Nicholson
Robin Ogata
Dean Chisholm
Jim Briggs
Ross Lane
Sharilyn Fairweather
TONY SITZMANN
Sig Weiler
Sindee Viano
Maggie Doherty
Stephen Montesanto
cly evans
Sue Rolfing
Mark Suppelsa
Susan Johnson
Susan Solemsaas
Tats Ogata
Teresa Geyer Stump
Johnathan Lennox
Keriann Strickland
Tim Edwards
Jeff Noullet
Thomas Colman
Debbie Teal
MICHAEL TOBEY
Theresa Solomon
Paige Waller
Eva Fitchett
John R Uren
Vicki Brown