Friday, August 19, 2022


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Updated 8 months ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Appreciated Bill Shaw

The death of former city manager Bill Shaw evokes sadness and invites some reflection. Decades before Bill came here, the city had rid itself of its 90-year reliance on mossy-tasting Cedar Creek for its municipa...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Mitchell says flood resources available

While recent flooding across Montana has been national news, we are the ones who are living through the real devastation in those communities outsiders only see on TV.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flood threat eases

It looks like we may have escaped the main danger of a spring flood. While Red Lodge and Yellowstone Park had major damage from flooding we only had minor flooding and no real damage that I know of.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Trendy or trashy?

This is to address the rampant weeds in my neighborhood. I called the police department and was rather snottily told that they are “incredibly” short staffed and since public safety comes first, weeds are a very...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Geologic disappointments

If you look at the rocks just about any day of the week, they look, like, well, um, rocks.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
We have a fire engine

The weather remains unsettled and the river has gone from green to muddy and back to green, but folks are still pushing for summer to really arrive.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Mansfield, guns and statesmanship

I think the difference between a politician and a statesman is that the people believe a statesman will do what he or she believes is the right thing regardless of the political consequences. When it gets down t...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Bison, back where they belong

Early in the Covid-19 epidemic, I visited the Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. But the bison didn’t get the memo about social distancing.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Impressed by track performances

This past Friday and Saturday our family found ourselves cheering local Flathead athletes at the State A Track and Field Championships in Butte.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
After flubs, he supports Fallon

Pam Holmquist and the other County Commissioners have done it again.  Without doing their homework (which we pay them to do) they rubber stamped another ill-conceived project, the Whistlestop Retreat, and have co...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thoughts on community

Slowly we are moving closer to summer. On Saturday I enjoyed an outdoor barbecue with friends and neighbors at Trail Creek. It was a great time because the neighbors have a covey of youngsters from eight years of...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The joys of recycling

So I had this old dented tailgate from my pickup truck that’s been sitting around for a couple of year now.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Kudos to Manley

It is still not quite summer, but one or two sunny days makes us realize we are, at least, on the edge of summer. Grizzlies have been seen by nearly everyone. One resident who lives north of Trail Creek has alrea...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Likes Mitchell

I know a politician when I see one.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Insurance woes?

This year Flathead County Commissioner Pam Holmquist spent $1.7 million of the taxpayers money with the county’s insurance company MACo. That is up from $1,270,000 in 2019. Of that amount $400,000-plus was for g...