Columns

When Pete leaves Petunia

February 20, 2019 at 7:43 am

This week we bring you a column George Ostrom picked out from 1968 ...Can’t figure out what to write about this week. Let’s see, what’s in the latest papers and magazines.See where some good lookin’, talented and intelligent girl got select...

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Romney Hall, Historical Society deserve upgrades

February 20, 2019 at 7:47 am

For a decade or more our Montana Legislature has grappled with the increasing need to renovate both Romney Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman and the Montana Historical Society museum facility in Helena.A compelling case has been made for bo...

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Strange egg facts

February 13, 2019 at 8:04 am

This week we bring you a column George Ostrom picked out from 1972 ...Next to lovin’, there isn’t anything much better than sincere sympathy. I am unhappy to report that the recent heart rending column about my personal trials and physical ...

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Dealing with winter

February 13, 2019 at 8:08 am

It seems only a short time ago I was commenting on our “open winter,” very little snow and above normal temperatures. Even the North Fork road was a fright, with water running on an ice surface. It was so slick that the Heaphys chained up a...

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Thoughts on the Downeses

February 06, 2019 at 7:50 am

I hope every North Forker and North Fork over has been able to read either the Jan.28 or 29th Daily Inter Lake. Inter Lake reporter Duncan Adams wrote an excellent article about North Fork icon Lee Downes. He interviewed Lee at my kitchen t...

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A big shiny new frig

February 06, 2019 at 7:57 am

So the other day the refrigerator went kaput. I discovered this when I took a big swig of milk out of the jug just like I always do in the morning when no one is looking and it was warm as dog pee.“Honey,” I gargled to my wife. “We need a n...

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About cactus and clocks

February 06, 2019 at 7:47 am

This week we bring you a column George Ostrom picked out from 1970 ...There have been numerous comments and suggestions come in the past week from various readers of this column regarding ways to avoid sitting in cactus plants and what to d...

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Thoughts on the deer population

January 30, 2019 at 8:16 am

There is still a lot of discussion about why there was such low hunter success last hunting season. First of all, it is necessary to look at deer numbers. Obviously there were fewer deer, but elk numbers are not quite so clear.The two winte...

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Messages from my money

January 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

This week we bring you a column George Ostrom picked out from 1996 ... a national award winner...It sure would be nice to hear from my money and not get to feeling down in the dumps. Dollars are a lot like some kids ... never letting their ...

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A pox on both political parties

January 23, 2019 at 7:25 am

The shutdown continues. Democrats blame Republicans. Republicans blame Democrats. The fact is rich, empowered folks on both sides are failing to do their jobs and forcing ordinary folks on both sides to pay the price. How dare they require ...

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