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Updated 3 months ago

Of Art and Cake

I received a call from Hungry Horse artist Nick Oberling last week. He lamented that Glacier wasn’t open to loca...

Updated 12 hours, 29 minutes ago
North Fork boards see some changes

Usually the North Fork Preservation Association elections are just a renewal of officers and directors. John Frederick for example, was president for twenty-some years and the board remained virtually unchanged. ...

Updated 12 hours, 40 minutes ago
Golf tourney a big success

On behalf of the Wildc/kat Athletic Endowment Association (WAEA), I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Columbia Falls Community and businesses for your attendance and support at the WAEA Golf Tournament ...

Updated 12 hours, 50 minutes ago
Maybe it’s Utopia

A recent story we did on people camping at Blankenship certainly sparked a lot of interest. One person said it should have been labeled an opinion piece.

Updated 12 hours, 57 minutes ago
Thoughts on Blankenship

I appreciate your time spent and your insight in your recent article titled “A Not So Scenic Sight on Flathead”. My family have been utilizing the free camping at Blankenship bridge for well over a decade. My fam...

Updated 1 week ago
Mr. Brown, keep eye on forest

I have known Bob Brown for years, and I even ran for Lieutenant Governor with him when he ran for Governor in 2004.

Updated 1 week ago
Arsonist has North Forkers nervous

Multiple apparent arson fires in Glacier Park have created a major stir on the North Fork. Most of the fires were the result of someone lighting moss in a tree causing that tree to torch, but none of these spread...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Support Badger-Two Med

Badger-Two Medicine: From Birch Creek and Family Peak in the south, to Lubec Ridge and Elk Calf Mountain in the north, the headwaters of Badger Creek and the Two Medicine River flow down from the sacred summits o...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Vote your conscience

In the summer I enjoy just sitting in my yard — in the sun in the early morning, in the shade later, and if it gets too hot I can sit in my recliner in my well insulated, cool cabin and still look at my meadow, f...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Who should we hate?

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2009.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Friends, a remembrance

In the last year or so, I have lost four long-time friends. Two brothers, Clark and Wayne Stahlberg date back to junior high days. The other two were long-time North Fork friends.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Opinion: The Russians are coming

I was over to my good friend Paranoid Pete’s house the other day.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Crowds out of hand

The Flathead National Forest and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks have some serious issues to deal with concerning overcrowding and overuse of the Blankenship river access.

Updated 3 weeks ago

I’m going to ask you to do some things for me, and I’ll do the same for you in return.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Kicking the bucket

A classic G. George Ostrom column from April 1999

Updated 1 month ago
Brown: My very own declaration of independence

Ever hear of Rudy Stanko, well-known in Montana 20-plus years ago? Rudy “Stinko” you say? Well, maybe.