Missoula and Western Montana | Montana's News Leader®

Under the Big Sky

New episode premieres in September | Under the Big Sky

A new episode of Under the Big Sky featuring Enell Sports Bras, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. and the R.L. Winston Rod company premieres Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00 and 10:35 PM followed by encore airings on Sunday, September 23rd at 4:30 and 10:35 PM on all MTN stations. Havre, MT based Enell founder Renelle Braaten knows what her customers are going through. As an avid volleyball player, Renelle was forced to double-up on bras during her workouts. In this Enell bonus feature…

Farm to Table | Wheat Montana | Under the Big Sky

In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, Dean Folkvord discusses how Wheat Montana’s unique approach to farming, milling and baking has set them apart in a crowded marketplace. Learn more about how the farm-to-table movement changed the way we think about our bread aisle. The Folkvord family has been involved in agriculture for three generations. Through hard work, determination and good fortune, Wheat Montana Farms has become the model agriculture operation of the Northern Great P…

Humble Beginnings | Wheat Montana | Under the Big Sky

In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, the Wheat Montana farm encompasses more than fifteen thousand acres. But as Dean Folkvord points out, the family farm has humble beginnings going back to his Grandparents modest dairy farm outside of Helena.  Dean attributes much of the growth and success to shared Montana values of hard work and family support. The Folkvord family has been involved in agriculture for three generations. Through hard work, determination and good fortune,…

The Farm | Wheat Montana | Under the Big Sky

In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, Dean Folkvord discusses his farm and the unique qualities that produce some of the country’s best grain. The Folkvord family has been involved in agriculture for three generations. Through hard work, determination and good fortune, Wheat Montana Farms has become the model agriculture operation of the Northern Great Plains. Dale Folkvord, Deans father purchased the first sections of Wheat Montana Farm in 1958 while working a part time …

Changing Perceptions | Headframe Spirits | Under the Big Sky

John and Courtney McKee, owners of Headframe Spirits in Butte are proud members of their community, but the couple acknowledge that Butte’s past has not always evoked a sense of pride. They hope that Headframe Spirits can help shift current attitudes toward the Mining City. The couple began their journey creating Headframe Spirits in 2010, opening their tasting room doors in 2012. In this Under the Big Sky bonus feature we learn more about how John and Courtney have used Bu…

Setbacks and Success | Headframe Spirits | Under the Big Sky

John and Courtney McKee, owners of Headframe Spirits in Butte have ambitious plans for the future of their distillery. Having moved into their new home at the once-abandoned Kelley mine yard, the couple and their team hope to create the largest distillery in the western United States. Headframe Spirits owners, John and Courtney McKee began their journey creating Headframe Spirits in 2010, opening their tasting room doors in 2012. In this Under the Big Sky bonus feature we learn m…

A Fateful Day | Red Ants Pants Bonus | Under the Big Sky

Recently named the 2018 Event of the Year by the Montana Office of Tourism, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival takes place July 26 through 29 in White Sulphur Springs, MT. In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, we chat with Red Ants Pants Founder and Owner, Sarah Calhoun and discuss the origins of the workwear for women company she started at age 25. Sarah Calhoun has nearly two decades of leadership experience in both the non-profit and small business sectors, working in the out…

Creating the Festival | Red Ants Pants Bonus | Under the Big Sky

Recently named the 2018 Event of the Year by the Montana Office of Tourism, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival takes place July 26 through 29 in White Sulphur Springs, MT. In this Under the Big Sky bonus video we chat with Red Ants Pants Founder and Owner, Sarah Calhoun and go behind-the-scenes of the festival and to discover how it all started. This year’s lineup features 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner, Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million a…

Getting To Oprah | Enell Bonus | Under the Big Sky

In our third Enell bonus, company founder Renelle Braaten shares her quest to get the attention of one of the world’s biggest celebrities, Oprah.  Company founder Renelle Braaten knows what her customers are going through. As an avid volleyball player, Renelle was forced to double-up on bras during her workouts. Frustrated with the lack of support in the sports bra market, Renelle put her entrepreneurial spirit to work and recruited the one person she knew wou…

Creating Delicious Dinosaurs | La Chatelaine Bonus | Under the Big Sky

In our third Under the Big Sky bonus video, Wlady and Shannon Grochowski share their passion for creativity and playfulness at the heart of their chocolate creations including some delicious dinosaur themed chocolates.  La Châtelaine Chocolat is an artisan chocolaterie. A Frenchman and his American wife created La Châtelaine after longing for the delectable chocolates from childhood.  Wlady and Shannon Grochowski started La Chatelaine in Bozeman, Monta…

Making A Rod | Winston Rod Bonus | Under The Big Sky

R.L. Winston Rod Company has been a pioneer in the fly rod industry for nearly a century. From hollow-fluted bamboo and record-shattering distance casting rods Winston Rods carry a strong heritage. The company has continued to innovate with the early use of materials such as fiberglass and graphite. Pioneering, harnessing and refining the unmatched power and performance of boron/graphite composite. These are just a few examples of how, for nearly 90 years, Winston has been respon…

Keeping A Promise | Enell Bonus | Under the Big Sky

In our second Enell bonus, company founder Renelle Braaten walks us through the fascinating history of the sports bra and her search for support and comfort.  Frustrated with the lack of support in the sports bra market, Renelle put her entrepreneurial spirit to work and recruited the one person she knew would understand and help—her mom. A talented seamstress, Renelle’s mom went to work constructing a sports bra that would provide the proper support and comfort.&…

Making The Chocolate | La Chatelaine | Under the Big Sky

In this Under the Big Sky bonus, Bozeman chocolate shop owners take us into their kitchen and reveal some of the techniques behind their creations. Wlady and Shannon Growchowski of La Chatelaine Chocolat Company share a life-long passion for chocolates.  Together they opened their shop in downtown Bozeman, handcrafting artisan European chocolates year-round since 2006. The couple, who were trained by renowned pastry chefs such as Pierre Prevost and Sébastien Gaudard …

Photo Galleries
Scroll to top
Skip to content