Monday, December 05, 2022


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Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 5 days, 2 hours ago
School board politics needs to go

The Columbia Falls School Board member, Barb Riley, went to the state wide meeting of the Montana School Board Association. When she gave her report I thought she was going to say what their goals were to impro...

Updated 5 days, 3 hours ago
Backcountry eyes and ears

Last week’s meeting on reservations for Two Medicine and Many Glacier Valleys sure sounded like Glacier has its mind made up — the Thursday meeting at any rate.

Updated 5 days, 3 hours ago
Living with grizzlies as neighbors

When I was working with a Kenyan outdoor instructor in Wyoming’s Wind River Range a couple of decades ago, he surprised me one day by saying, “Hiking here feels like a walk in the park.”

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Public land – a true blessing

t every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for. It puts new guests on the spot, so sometimes they just thank the hosts — an easy out that makes it harder fo...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thoughts on Trump

To date, Trump is the first President to lose two popular elections

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Workforce housing ideas

It is encouraging that Whitefish and now Kalispell are beginning to seriously consider the challenge of maintaining a quality local workforce by exploring innovative workforce and affordable housing strategies. I...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
The last tomato

It’s sitting in the window, all red and plump and ready to be sliced and put on a pile of ham and turkey with a little mayo and some nice sandwich bread.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Delayed decisions

I am really disappointed in our Flathead County Commissioners – again. They scheduled a hearing to decide whether to approve or reject the amendments to the North Fork Plan as proposed by the North Fork Land Use ...

Updated 1 month ago
Thoughts on PSC

I’m running for Public Service Commissioner, District 5 and have shared my opinion about dysfunction at the PSC on more than one occasion. This time, however, I write to share my concerns about recent actions tak...

Updated 1 month ago
Getts gets housing

Montana’s housing crisis will be a major focus of the next legislative session. The “solutions” recently proposed by the Governor’s task force involve (1) promoting denser, taller construction and unlimited ADUs ...

Updated 1 month ago
Support for Repke

The choice is clear. Regardless of your flavor, Republican, Democrat, or independent, there is one candidate in District 5 qualified to perform the duties and obligations of the Public Service Commission intellig...

Updated 1 month ago
Thoughts on LR 131

During a legislative session, there are over a thousand bills, amendments and motions a single legislator will vote on over a course of four months.

Updated 1 month ago
Child a sign from Grandma

On April 30th, The Flathead Valley lost a valued and special member of our community.

Updated 1 month ago
Kenyon supports Getts

I’ve been following the candidates in the House District 3 State House race with care recently. While reviewing my representative’s record, his support of legislation on behalf of our community went missing.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hunter orange, land use and snakes

What glorious weather! Blue sky, warm sunny days and cool nights. I don’t know how it could be better. Perfect fall pictures with larch, aspen and others showing their contrast with the pine and spruce. Perfect f...