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Updated 4 weeks, 1 day 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 3 days, 5 hours ago
Oatie, high water and a search

Beautiful sunny weather for most of this week. I really enjoyed getting out on my ATV with temperatures in the mid-70s on the North Fork. That ended Saturday night with a massive thunderstorm about midnight. Now,...

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
Gaiser says thanks

As this disrupted and unprecedented 2019-20 school year comes to an end, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the staff, students and parents of Columbia Falls High School District 6.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Grizzlies more concerning than a flood

It happens every year, but while still possible, a flood is by no means certain, maybe not even likely. Historically highest river levels occur in June, usually after the 6th. This first little push of runoff cle...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Germs and Grizzlies

So last week I called up the county commissioner’s office to get the login and password for the Thursday meeting.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Should the North Fork have a July 4 parade?

The coronavirus seems to go on and on, disrupting normal routine even though there are no North Fork victims and only a few in Flathead County. Even so, lots of things are changed and most of us continue to be at...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Endorses Glimm

Three good men are running for the Senate District 2 seat that I have had the privilege to serve for the last eight years. Rep. Carl Glimm, a conservative family man and small business owner is one of them.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Food bank thanks

We would like to thank everyone for their donations, both cash and food during this trying time. The outpouring of love and concern for others has been truly inspiring!

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago

My friend Paranoid Pete has one of those kegerators in his basement.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
More thoughts on permits

Having a cluster of special permit requests to the Forest Service certainly created a firestorm of comments from North Fork landowners. Like my neighbors I oppose any more permits for commercial activity on the N...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
On fishing

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 1973.

Updated 1 month 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 local folks, while also understanding why it’s cl...

Updated 1 month ago
Opposes permits

I am really tired of writing about the coronavirus, but I did not expect the U.S. Forest Service to step in with a big controversy, all in the last two days.

Updated 1 month ago
Problems with permits, too

On behalf of the North Fork Preservation Association, and seemingly more than a few North Fork residents, our comments on the recently proposed Special Use Permits for Recreational Events and Guiding have been su...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Paranoid Pete and other tales

“What’s up Paranoid Pete?” I asked. “You look a little flush.”