Columns

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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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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