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On Jack Olsen

August 14, 2019 at 7:27 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from February, 1970...With this column we begin the ninth year as the Hungry Horse News columnist from the Hog Heaven country.The first column was published Feb. 2, 1962. I was a new-frontiersman in Senator M...

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National Parks need autonomy

August 14, 2019 at 7:33 am

Areas created and managed as National Park System sites are the nation’s living treasures, so why are Congress and the Executive Branch treating them like old used cars? A few dings, a little rust, some knocks, oil leaks, no problem.The Nat...

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Was Thomas Walsh poisoned?

August 14, 2019 at 7:38 am

His sensational investigation of the Teapot Dome scandal made Montana U.S. Sen. Thomas Walsh a national figure, known for his ironclad honesty, and his earnestly disciplined approach to his senatorial duties. There is no known picture of h...

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High finance

August 07, 2019 at 7:37 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from December, 1970...There is no training available in either the academic or business world which can possibly prepare a fella for family negotiated high finance.Monday evening while I was sittin’ in my cha...

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Pendley good for Montana

August 07, 2019 at 7:39 am

The hysterical reaction by the left to the appointment of William Perry Pendley to serve as director of the BLM deserves a response. The chief accusation against Pendley is that he will sell federal public land to “special interest allies....

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Thoughts on Howe Ridge video

August 07, 2019 at 7:49 am

Last week the Park Service, nearly a year after the event, release a “video narrative” of the Howe Ridge Fire.“The intent of this video is to capture the basic chronology events during the first 36 hours of the Howe Ridge Fire, ignited by l...

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Egg money

July 31, 2019 at 7:20 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from November, 1969...It was evening. We were northbound on the Santa Ana Freeway and I took the wrong exit at 75 mph.Cal was crouched in the suicide seat with every knuckle showing white. Two hours later, we...

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A few thoughts on the week that was

July 31, 2019 at 7:21 am

It’s been an interesting week.Of course the “big” news was that Potter Ministries would shut down and with it would go MudMan Burgers. The thing that made me both smile and shake my head at the same time was the reaction of the social media...

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Cooney makes his case

July 24, 2019 at 6:36 am

My name is Mike Cooney and I’m running to be your next governor.Montanans know our state isn’t just a special place – we’re proud to be The Last Best Place. And we can never allow Montana to become the special interests’ place.We’re Big Sky...

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Highlights from the audit committee

July 24, 2019 at 6:42 am

The Legislative Audit Committee met last month to hear performance and financial audits on several agencies of state government. This committee was written into the Montana Constitution 50 years ago to make sure the taxpayers were getting g...

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