Columns

Stumping for the new airport... in 1968

November 14, 2018 at 8:21 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column. This one George picked out from 1968...Soloed alone all by myself with nobody with me in an airplane the other day. That might not sound like too big a deal until you realize that I have never been r...

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Stuck in the North Fork

November 14, 2018 at 8:21 am

Hunters are now pleased to have tracking snow in the North Fork River Valley. We have had two days where several inches of snow fell and, even with normal settling, there is a general covering of snow ranging from a couple of inches to half...

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Merciful springs

November 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

We went to the big REI “grand opening” the other day, which is to say we showed up a little after 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, the third day of the event.If we had shown up earlier, like an hour earlier, we might have gotten a free Nalgene wa...

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Wilson has more thoughts on North Fork grizzly situation

November 07, 2018 at 7:38 am

I was not surprised when I heard that the grizzly in Donaldson’s Meadow had been trapped and relocated. In fact, I thought it should have been done two or three weeks earlier. Now, I wonder whether it is wise to relocate a heavily habituate...

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In years past, terrorizing chickens was commonplace on a drive

November 07, 2018 at 7:43 am

Another classic column from G. George Ostrom. This one is from Dec. 4, 1970...How come nobody ever runs over a chicken anymore? Seems like when I was a kid, every time we went someplace we ran over a chicken. On many occasions, that was the...

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Vote yes on I-186

October 31, 2018 at 7:22 am

Currently, Montana tax payers are picking up the bill to cleanup abandoned mine sites leaking lead, arsenic, and mercury into our rivers and drinking water. We pay tens-of-millions every year to deal with the damage left by foreign and out...

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Thoughts on the grizzlies

October 31, 2018 at 7:28 am

For nearly a month, folks were entertained by grizzly bear grazing in Donaldson’s Meadow, about a mile south of Polebridge and just north of Hay Creek. The bear would spend hours in the meadow and pretty much ignored all of the vehicles sto...

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About communism

October 31, 2018 at 7:29 am

Another classic column from G. George Ostrom. This one is from February 23, 1968...The English word, dialect, had to do with language or communication.Greek philosophers took this root of dialect to develop a system of “truth seeking” based...

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A plea to Secretary Zinke: appeal the Badger Two Med decision

October 24, 2018 at 7:52 am

We respectfully request that Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Department of the Interior protect Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine landscape from oil and gas development. We urge him to appeal the recent reinstatement of two canceled and illegal oi...

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This Ostrom Classic column tells the story of ‘Chris’ and the bear

October 24, 2018 at 7:51 am

Another classic column from G. George Ostrom. This one is from May 17, 1968...Just for the heck of it, let’s call the hero of this story Chris.I know Chris but haven’t seen him but a couple of times since I was in the fourth grade up at Hog...

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