Columns

Thoughts on crowds

July 25, 2018 at 8:24 am

Last week we had a story about the crowds on trails along the Sun Road — 50,000 people hiked the Hidden Lake Trail last July alone, Avalanche Lake Trail saw 42,000, the Highline Trail 30,000 and Iceberg Lake Trail had 20,000 visitors.Those ...

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Worries about fire

July 18, 2018 at 7:47 am

The long, wet, cold spring lured us into thinking that at least it would reduce the danger of a major fire season. Now, it looks as if the opposite could be true.Wet weather really made the grasses and shrubs lush and higher than some years...

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A tribute to Ostrom

July 18, 2018 at 7:44 am

Yes, this is where George Ostrom’s column belongs, but this is not George’s column. Twenty years ago, Kalispell was the scene of one of the biggest public birthday parties ever held in the valley. It was quite a party. Even a banner over Ma...

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Times for Rhymes

July 11, 2018 at 6:53 am

Got trail trouble this week up near the wilderness up by Seeley Lake. An outfitter had to euthanize a mule on popular trail number 35 going into the Bob Marshall. That reminded me of an incident years ago when illegal riders shot a crippled...

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Thoughts on the Fourth

July 11, 2018 at 6:59 am

The fact that there is a Fourth of July Parade at Polebridge is not really new news. The Parade is an annual affair which really has not changed much over the years. The parade is pretty short compared to other parades. The shortness is som...

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Chilly in the North Fork

July 04, 2018 at 7:44 am

Just when I think it really is summer, the weather turns cold again. Last Thursday we had a real gully washer, and today (Friday) the mountains have a cap of dull gray clouds and it is downright chilly and the only real outdoor activity see...

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Personal hygiene tips

July 04, 2018 at 7:45 am

Because of very busy days, I am doing a special Fourth of July column. Bracing myself for my 90th birthday later this month, where plans are for a grand opening signing of my new “Yum Yoodle Snook-Wild Beastie Book” on the same day as the M...

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Bed tax audit raises concerns

June 27, 2018 at 7:21 am

Summer is upon us and traffic is indicating what most already know — it’s going to be another great tourism season in northwest Montana. Recent headlines show that many cities are trying to mitigate the crush and diversify their venues so t...

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Head-on wrecks and thunderstorms

June 27, 2018 at 7:25 am

What a neat week. Sunny and warm until Thursday with only mosquitoes and fast drivers with rafts to cuss at. Things started to change on Wednesday with a horrible head-on crash late in the afternoon.The accident was lucky in that no one was...

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Clip and save this

June 27, 2018 at 7:25 am

Montana historian John Fraley has recently retired from the Montana Fish and Game Department and is coming out with another of his captivating books about settling the last real wilderness section of the lower 48 states. To provide some sub...

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