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Columbia Falls History

March 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

Exactly twenty-one hours ago this column reported on a new little book by Ivan OíNeilís cousin and my good friend, the late Carle OíNeil. The name of the book is, ďMuscle, Grit, & Big Dreams.Ē Following are things locals should know fro...

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A trophy hunt to remember

March 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

During and since the last hunting season I have had a number of hunters complain to me that there are no longer any big bucks on the North Fork. It is not something I ever thought about since I am more of a meat hunter, not a horn hunter. I...

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Google alerts

March 23, 2017 at 7:29 am

Letís face it, almost everyone who is on the Internet uses Google. Yes, they track your searches and yes that leads to targeted advertising, but the bottomline is most people donít seem to care, because Google works so well.Most of the time...

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What Does Innocent Mean?

March 22, 2017 at 8:28 am

On any given day lately there are state and national news stories about courts being tied up by what appear to be non-valid arguments over the actual or imagined guilt of accused criminals in and out of prison. Such lawsuits have become a w...

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Spring brings hospital visits

March 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

Officially, winter is over and it is now spring. As usual, it is more spring-like in Columbia Falls than it is on Trail Creek. For sure it was a real winter. Although there is a lot of bare ground in Columbia Falls. There are also a lot of ...

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Baseball at Snowslip

March 17, 2017 at 9:53 am

Editorís note: George is out this week, hereís a column from a few years ago...Sometime in the long, long ago in this column we told a wonderful story about an historic baseball game played beside the railroad tracks near Snowslip, this sid...

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NFIA celebrates 70 years

March 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

It is hard for me to imagine that this year is the 70th birthday of The North Fork Landowners Association, formally known as The North Fork Improvement Association. What makes it hard to imagine that it is that old, is the fact that I have ...

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Of moose and men

March 09, 2017 at 4:30 pm

For a few glorious days last week it got cold enough to set the snowpack into a rock, which meant that we could hike on top it, without snowshoes or skis.I like to ski, but itís difficult to carry a camera and 400 mm lens on your shoulder a...

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About Novio seven years ago

March 08, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Could do nothing except stare dumbfounded, not believing what I saw. After all, great-grandson Novio is only a year old. Though he talks a blue streak, not many words are real clear. The charming little guy came to visit from California las...

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Judging North Dakota

March 01, 2017 at 10:08 am

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would help judge the North Dakota Press Associationís annual newspaper contest. Last year I helped judge West Virginiaís, which was not a whole lot of fun, to be honest.So of course, when North Dakota asked,...

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