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Agencies do some good

September 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

Some readers think I am too critical of the management agencies. After all, we have to live with them and we can’t really control them, so we should not antagonize them. I think that attitude amounts to appeasement at its worst. Why would t...

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Interviewing Amory

September 11, 2019 at 8:10 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from January, 1989...In a radio interview I did last Friday with Cleveland Amory on the phone from New York, I learned that Amory wants the stupid, kill-crazy, *$%%#&*&, park rangers in Yellowstone to...

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Bucket biology

September 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

So the Boy and I went into Lake Ellen Wilson in Gee ‘N Pee over the weekend. Alert readers may recall we went in there last year when the Howe Ridge Fire was cooking and it looked like Armageddon back there, with a sickly yellow sky and ash...

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On suffering

September 04, 2019 at 8:24 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from March, 1989...In penance for spending two days enjoying life to the fullest at the Charlie Russell Auction and Art Show in Great Falls, I spent the next two days doing research on suffering. You folks ar...

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Looking forward to another school year

August 28, 2019 at 7:41 am

On Thursday, Aug. 29, the 2019-20 school year begins for students in School District 6. As we open the doors in the present location of Columbia Falls High School for the 60th time, we are excited about our new opportunities and are prepare...

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Pendley no friend of Montana

August 28, 2019 at 7:46 am

Imagine for one unsettling moment what it would mean to Montana if Glacier, Yellowstone, the Bob Marshall, the Beartooth Mountains, and all other lands and waters belonging to the American people were sold off. It would spell the end of our...

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‘Unemployed’

August 28, 2019 at 7:48 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from June 1973...A week or two ago, or whenever it was the general fishin’ season opened, I took my two boys up the Swan.We checked out several high roily creeks and the upper and lower river trying to find s...

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Back in the saddle

August 21, 2019 at 7:48 am

I can’t say that July and August were fun-filled, but they were certainly action packed. Heart attack, open-heart surgery and a pain-filled recovery. But it was not all bad. It is amazing what cardiologists can do today. Also, I have a new ...

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Success

August 21, 2019 at 7:48 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from 1968...Dallas is a beautiful city, if you can call any city beautiful, and they have the same major problem that plagues business in every other town in America.They can’t find people who want to work. I...

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You’d huff and drool too

August 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

This week Glacier National Park rangers closed down access to the Granite Park Chalet area after hikers had several close encounters with grizzly bears.This was the right thing to do. But I also have to openly question if this, at least in ...

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