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Updated 3 weeks, 5 days 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 1 month, 1 week ago
The end of the beginning

Finally, there is some good news about the coronavirus. New infections are dropping and fatalities have leveled off.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Virus life not much different

The coronavirus has not really made my life much different. We always keep the fridge and the freezer filled with enough groceries for a couple of weeks. Only fresh produce and milk are needed more often and it’s...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
1918 flu swept through North Fork

It is a lot easier to practice “social distancing” on the North Fork than it is in town. Up here we can always go for a walk, play with the dog outside, or even sit on the riverbank and watch for geese. As an old...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hang in there

For those of us old enough to remember or to watch reruns of the 1950s classic Dragnet, we can easily recall Sgt. Friday’s quote, “Just the facts, ma’am.” That quote became locked into America’s lexicon, highligh...

Updated 2 months ago
Seniors say thanks

The North Valley Senior Center, site managers and staff would like to thank the many businesses and people of our community for stepping forward in this time of need.

Updated 2 months ago
And we get to live here

It seems there is only one topic. Coronavirus. Personally, I am sick of all TV news. The talking heads give us only the bad news. Then they go into a long litany of “what ifs.” The real news about the coronavirus...

Updated 2 months ago
Judged by a Jalopy?

A classic G. George Ostrom from May 19, 2005.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Unchained melody

The woman started talking before I even got close enough to hear her.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
North Fork offers self-isolation wisdom

At the risk of this column reading like a journal entry or to even appear that I know what I’m talking about, here it goes. These past few weeks I’ve been reading through the archives of the North Fork re-imagini...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
This too shall pass

I am not a lawyer, a doctor, or a high-ranking politician so I have no idea whether or not the near panic over coronavirus is justified or not. Since there is no vaccine or known effective treatment it does seem...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Keeping the Republic

On the final day of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, delegate Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well doctor, what have we got – a republic or a monarchy?” He responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Letter from a loyal Wildcat

It’s not my habit to write letters to the editor but I feel compelled to let my feelings be known. I am referring to the Northwest divisional basketball tournament in Ronan recently. I feel it was well organized ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Changing tech, consistent dedication

I really enjoyed the column Flannery wrote last week about North Valley Search and Rescue training on the North Fork. In addition to being a North Forker, Flannery is also a new member of North Valley Search and...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Opposes Adams

According to the March 4, 2020 article about the Lake Five Project getting “Green Lighted by the Fathead County Commissioner” the lawyers and judges may get to do what the Flathead Planning Board would not do bac...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The bare management bill

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 1989...