Peaceful little Bigfork on the shore of Flathead Lake and the Swan River used to be a nice place to live and work. I did for a number of years, until Plum Creek got bought out and the jobs plummeted. It was a quirky town with rich and poor living side-by-side. Not anymore. Crime has found a new home there. Weather sucks too....first snow in October is still on the ground the following May. Road department hardly ever plows or sands unless it's a major storm. Bring your crampons if you plan to take garbage to one of the county sites, as it is slick with ice. And, don't forget to put the studded tires on in October. Virtually no one shops in town except tourists, they all need to go to Kalispell for just about everything.