Thursday, April 22, 2021


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Updated 2 months ago

Life at 20 below

There is something about being out in weather that is colder than 20 below that is both alarming and exhilarating.

Updated 21 hours, 55 minutes ago
About Milk

Milk was invented so we could have strong bones as well as Tom and Jerries, but too many of us take milk for granted.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
North Fork planning

The Land Use Advisory Committee and the text amendment subcommittee have been busier than one-armed paper hangers all winter. They have studied the existing conditional uses and permitted uses and consulted with ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Mitchell updates on session

In Helena, there are two things on everyone’s mind: the budget and implementation of I-190 which legalized recreational marijuana.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Catchy quotes

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 1992, talking about Elmer Searle, a longtime hiking companion and member of the Over the Hill Gang.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Thoughts on commercial use

In Columbia Falls the grass is greening up and at Trail Creek the snow is melting and we have patches of mud. Soon the creeks will rise and turn muddy and mosquitoes will start whining as they search for fresh bl...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Crossfit is good for downtown

They lent thousands of dollars of equipment (their investment, their business) to their athletes with a simple contract that we would return their belongings when we could all return to the gym. They did this, no...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Attack on voting

The Republicans throughout the country are proposing a cure for a disease that in reality does not exist. It is a result of the mis/disinformation of the Big Lie. if I may quote a recent letter to the editor: a l...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Brochures and potholes

We all look forward to spring. Our members tend to focus on sunshine and green grass and we tend to forget the mud and slush. Every year is pretty close to the same. The calendar says it is spring and the snow is...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Poo report

More people are now adventuring into Montana’s wilderness, so more people are “going” in the wilderness. Talked to Spotted Bear Ranger Deb Mucklow this week to check on current status.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
War on Wildlife?

We are Montana residents and professional wildlife biologists and managers with a total of 1,561 years of experience in wildlife management and wildlife habitat management. Among us are 16 retired employees of Mo...

Updated 1 month ago
Blankenship should be addressed

I was surprised the U. S. Forest Service for a second year is willing to continue to allow unlimited and uncontrolled camping along the Flathead River in the Blankenship area.

Updated 1 month ago
Changes coming to North Fork plan

For nearly 20 years the North Fork community was deeply immersed in land use planning. In the early 1980s private landowners, finally, realized that if they did not plan for the future, others would plan for us. ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Thoughts on Interlocal

DeMers gravel pit this summer and fall and will be used on phase two of the FLAP grant in 2022. This phase will rebuild the road from Polebridge townsite to the Polebridge entrance of Glacier Park. In effect, it ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Mitchell talks session

We are officially halfway through the 67th legislative session, and we are fulfilling the Conservative-Republican mandate that House District 3 and Montanan’s set in November.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Jordan critical of Mitchell

So far, 32 of those Republican peers have pulled their sponsorship from the bill. Others said they’d consider supporting the bill if it were extended to include other groups. Mitchell appeared adamant that the le...