Columns

My lynx jinx

May 24, 2017 at 7:56 am

Darn! So much is in the roll of the dice. Talking here about getting that “one-in-a-thousand” photo of wildlife.It is necessary for me to write a brief report on the tens of thousands of miles I’ve driven and walked in the wilds, ten years ...

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Road upkeep and bear safety

May 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

Last weekend the North Fork River was running bank-full and muddy, but there was no flood damage. This week the river has dropped a foot or more and is no longer muddy. It isn’t clear either, but leafy green indicates it is within its norma...

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Engineer: CFAC cleanup needs more scrutiny

May 24, 2017 at 7:55 am

There’s a real problem with Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. CFAC-Glencore have used the “Columbia Falls Liaison Panel” to present only the company’s side of the story. The Hungry Horse News did a good job covering the last community meeting in ...

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Getting lost in the Great Bear

May 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

I have to admit, I was very, very surprised last week when rescuers found Madeline Connelly alive in the Great Bear Wilderness after she’d been wandering around in the woods for nearly a week.I’m happy for her and her family. I’m sure it wa...

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Nonie’s schoolhouse history

May 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

After the two columns about the old Ford School, I received several phone calls and emails from readers who liked them. The last one was the best.It was first a call from Johnny Day Mathison. Johnny is Esther Day’s grandson and the great-gr...

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When wolves were $2.50

May 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

Last week a $10,000 reward was offered for helping catch the person or persons who shot one of the three white wolves in Yellowstone Park. A press release said she was a “well-known female wolf.”Let us look back at state wolf history. In th...

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Less politics, more action

May 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

The most significant infrastructure bill in over a quarter of a century was passed by the just-adjourned 2017 legislative session. It was the 6-cent increase in motor fuel taxes which will make it possible for Montana to continue to match f...

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Hope

May 10, 2017 at 7:59 am

We went over to Two Medicine on Sunday with the hope that the weather would be a little bit better than it was here. It was raining here. Over in Two Med, it was raining too, but about 10 degrees colder.So much for hope.The other hope was t...

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About famous sayings and Ed Zern

May 10, 2017 at 7:56 am

One of my favorite pastimes is making up “famous sayings.” I do it all the time. However, some members of my family, people I work with, and even Over the Hill Gang coffee mates say making up famous sayings isn’t possible unless you are fam...

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Reviews

May 03, 2017 at 7:07 am

Exactly 20 years ago, my life was dominated by work with publishers to get my first book printed and on the market. Naturally, I did a column about it and that is what is printed below...Publishers want well-known people to contribute comme...

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