Columns

Fire thoughts from years past

August 22, 2018 at 8:20 am

Editor’s note: George is out this week. We bring you a column from 1984.Forest fires rage across our state as I write this week’s column (Aug. 29, 1984). CBS News tonight said “85,000 acres were burning out of control in Montana.” At least ...

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Journalists must stand against bullying

August 22, 2018 at 8:21 am

We’ve been complacent.We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.But the reckless attacks have continue...

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Will we lose Glacier’s oldest souls?

August 15, 2018 at 7:59 am

It was Aug. 10. A Sunday afternoon. The wind was blowing. Hard.The Robert Fire had been contained on Apgar Mountain for the past several weeks. Firefighters had set burnouts and dropped water and it appeared the fire was under control.But t...

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Loans and such...

August 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

Editor’s note: George is out this week. We bring you a column from 2007.Reporting during the “Glory Days” of Hungry Horse Dam construction included running reviews of the good things accomplished for charity by the lady who ran the sporting...

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North Fork groups reshuffle

August 15, 2018 at 7:59 am

Summer on the North Fork may seem a little monotonous. Every August the river drops until it is more of a hike from the Border to at least Ford Station than a float. The road gets so rough and dusty, especially since the Department of Agric...

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Fire in Canada raises concerns, then gone

August 08, 2018 at 8:40 am

Another busy, almost hectic week. Drove from Trail Creek to Polebridge to talk to residents who complained of someone shooting in the middle of the night. Interviewed neighbors who said they not only were not shooting at 3 a.m., but heard n...

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Grim reapers in gameland

August 08, 2018 at 8:40 am

George was unavailable this week, but sent us this article he wrote for Sports Afield in April, 1963:It was a fishing trip; none of us was armed, so it was several hours before we could return with a gun and end the tragic affair. A magnifi...

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More news of the Interlocal and kudos to the Heaphys

August 01, 2018 at 7:58 am

In the winter, I have to search for something to write about on a weekly basis. In the summer I am often overwhelmed with so much happening I can’t really cover it all. This was one of those weeks.Toughest were two memorials for longtime No...

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‘Fixing’ things

July 25, 2018 at 8:23 am

Editor’s note: George is out this week, so we bring you a column from 2009...Had forgotten that doing helpful little chores around the house could run into big money, but sure got a couple of reminders this month.Noticed a bulb in our dinin...

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Report from the Interlocal

July 25, 2018 at 8:03 am

We have been holding Interlocal Meetings for over twenty years now and, in my opinion, the one this week was one of the best ever. Not because I chaired the meeting in my usual inept way. Not even because the agencies, as usual, gave excell...

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