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Partnering to Preserve Glacier Park

November 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

What a summer we had in Glacier National Park. Just look at the numbers. Before the Going-to-the-Sun Road opened, June visitation was up 28 percent from 2016. During July, Glacier Park became the first destination national park in the West ...

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An ill friend, a car in the ditch, the constitution and hunting season

November 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

My friend John Frederick is not doing well. In fact, he is very ill, but has opposed having it broadcast. He is currently at Brendan House and has close friends keeping him almost constant company. Iím sure he is happy to have visitors but ...

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More on the War

November 08, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tis a hazy recollection but nevertheless a fact, it was over 70 years ago I was sent to Europe as a teenage soldier for the de-Nazification of Germany. Though it was a depressing subject, last week I did a column on military desertion. I kn...

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Dorothy Johnson

November 08, 2017 at 12:14 pm

In this troublesome era of anger, violence and blame, itís well to look back to a kinder time, and the good and heart-warming story of a remarkable Montana character.Dorothy Johnson grew up in poverty in Whitefish, and despite a life of cru...

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The Inside Road

November 08, 2017 at 12:16 pm

After being surprised at finding several locals opposed to reopening the Inside North Fork Road in Glacier Park, I decided maybe we all need more information about the road. My research included Park comments at Interlocal meetings, old int...

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Shocking developments

November 01, 2017 at 7:30 am

Back in my sophomore year I took electric shop, which was probably not the best move Iíve ever made. I got the bright idea about halfway through the year to short a 120-volt plug with a small piece of solder. You could shut off the electric...

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About Shooting Deserters

November 01, 2017 at 7:31 am

Making headlines lately is news about this monthís finding of an American Sergeant from Idaho guilty of deserting his unit in a combat area of the Middle East where he was held by the enemy for years before being traded for prisoners Americ...

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Flathead weather records

October 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

Snockered friends have called me in the middle of the night to settle bar bets about local weather. So! Every 20 years I run records from the U.S. Weather Bureau.Starting in 1896, volunteers took Kalispell readings until the official manned...

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Do bears get cold feet?

October 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

Usually, hunting season starts with sunny skies, dry grass and dry leaves. No tracking snow makes hunting tougher to shoot a deer or elk but still allows for an extraordinary day in the woods. Not this year.Both Saturday night and Sunday ni...

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Tundra rodents

October 25, 2017 at 8:38 am

My latest truck, a Dodge 2500 diesel, used to be a pretty nice rig, until, of course, I bought it. Which is to say that the guy who owned it before me took good care of it for close to 20 years and then I got a hold of it and within four mo...

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