Columns

The ‘seasons’ of Glacier

July 17, 2019 at 7:52 am

A G. George Ostrom column, from August, 1971...One of the many, many things about Glacier Park that continues to amaze and bring pleasure each year is the way spring keeps occurring from May until August.For instance, if you happen to miss ...

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Wilson is on the mend

July 17, 2019 at 7:53 am

Longtime North Fork columnist Larry Wilson had a heart attack on July 4. He was taken to the hospital and a few days later had quadruple bypass surgery. He is now recovering in Kalispell Regional Medical Center; will soon be transferred to ...

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With walleyes, patience my friend

July 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

“It ain’t over, till it’s over” --Yogi BerraMontana Grizzly football fans remember the 2009 FCS Playoffs when the Griz trailed South Dakota State University 48-21 with 5 minutes left in third period.Then Marc Mariani returned a kickoff 98 ...

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Buying shoes in 1911

July 10, 2019 at 8:35 am

This week G. George Ostrom has selected a classic column from August, 1971.My dad read the column I wrote about buyin’ school shoes for my kids and it reminded him of a time maybe 60 years ago when his family was living on their homestead a...

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Risk and recreation on wildlands

July 03, 2019 at 6:53 am

For several years there has been an active dialogue regarding risks associated with recreation in wildlands and concern for the safety of people who choose to do so. Much of this discussion has been focused on interactions between grizzly ...

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Gateway to Glacier Trail Group, explained

July 03, 2019 at 6:53 am

Perhaps the phrase “build it and they will come” should be credited to a few fine residents of the Canyon rather than the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.” It was a small group of local residents in the mid 1980s that made the leap of faith th...

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Looking forward to July 4

July 03, 2019 at 7:07 am

Also, as usual, parking is apt to be a nightmare with folks attending the parade and complicated by folks trying to get out of the Park who have never heard of the parade. Most of these folks are friendly and just watch the parade and enjoy...

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Remembering Ralph Thayer

June 26, 2019 at 7:30 am

This week G. George Ostrom has selected a classic column from May, 1970. It happens all the time. People say, “George, your wife must be an angel to put up with a guy like you,” or they ask, “Where does Iris get the patience and courage to ...

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Interlocal is coming up

June 26, 2019 at 7:37 am

Usually, when I fail to write a column or even miss multiple weeks, it is in the winter when not much is happening on the North Fork. The last two weeks have been different. There is a lot happening on the North Fork. However, a serious hea...

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Census could result in second congressional seat

June 19, 2019 at 7:19 am

The entire state of Montana has only one member representing us in the United States House of Representatives. For most of our history we have had two. That changed in 1992 when the 1990 census resulted in Montana’s loss of a Congressiona...

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