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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 1 month, 1 week ago
More North Fork meetings on tap

Mother Nature has been in the mood for teasing. We have had a few nice days but mostly it has been wet with rain and loud with thunder and a few heavy hail storms thrown in. No known coronavirus on the North Fork...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Class of ‘46

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2006.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Revoke pilot’s, fishing licenses

Unfortunately for Sara and Sam Schwerin in their attempts to fly fish the South Fork Flathead from the comfort of their helicopter door, have only managed to display their privileged and entitled attitudes to all...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Helicopter owners should face serious consequences

The Hungry Horse News reported that, “Two horsemen on a recent trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness said they found something they never expected: A couple fishing on a sandbar of the South Fork of the Flathead ...

Updated 2 months ago
An address to eighth graders

Editor’s note: This is Kathleen Bellon’s address to Columbia Falls eighth graders. Bellon, who attended Columbia Falls schools until eighth grade, will attend Harvard University in the fall.

Updated 2 months ago
Polebridge parade all but canceled

For all intents and purposes the Polebridge Fourth of July Parade is canceled. That does not mean everyone agrees with the cancellation. However, the WWII airplane flyover is canceled, there will be no Porta Pott...

Updated 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months ago

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

Updated 3 months 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...