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Opinion

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Updated 9 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months ago
Great summer in the Bob

With summer winding down I have had the opportunity to take a look back at the whirlwind summer we have had. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is entering our 25th year and has some great things on the horiz...

Updated 2 months ago
Disgusted by commission

After what was witnessed on Aug. 20th at the Wildlife Commission meeting, I have to say it was nothing less than an assault on our wildlife. I had higher expectations for the commission.

Updated 2 months ago
One Match

The match lit, I set a small piece of paper on fire, then some birch bark, twigs and had a nice fire going in a few minutes.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Air tour plan needs a time frame

For the last 20 years the Federal Aviation Adminitration has ignored Glacier National Park’s efforts to prohibit commercial overflights.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
North Fork nudist

Last week I said I was keeping my eyes open watching for nudists. That was looking to the present and the future. I should have been looking to the past. Forty years or more ago there was a lot of talk about a No...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
GATRs abound in North Fork

What a glorious week! Warm and sunny, then the smoke from the west returned and the week ended with a heavy night rain.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Farewell to Monica and her cubs

Four female grizzly bears — a sow known as Monica, along with her three yearling cubs — were killed in the North Fork last week. The tragic loss of these magnificent animals is particularly heartbreaking because...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thoughts on masks

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wise to use caution as well as introspectio...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thoughts on masks

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wise to use caution as well as introspectio...

Updated 3 months ago
Fines justified in North Fork bear case

Biggest news this week on the North Fork is the grizzly Monica and her three yearling cubs. The family of bears has been seen and photographed by most local residents as they wandered through yards up and down th...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Traffic down, a little

All fire restrictions have been lifted. That means campfires are legal and outdoor activities around a cheerful fire are back on the agenda. If it is not raining — or even if it is. No official that I know has be...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for trail support

Many thanks to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored and participated in Gateway to Glacier Trails recent Pints for Paths fundraiser at Heaven’s Peak. Because of you, we were able to raise $7,782.75 to help b...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Please recycle batteries

The Flathead County Landfill has recently been dealing with a rash of fires that some suspect are caused by certain types of rechargeable batteries mixed in with conventional household waste.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Put city vision first

Within the next few months, Columbia Falls City Council will hear the first draft of the transportation plan that will guide development in and around the city for the next 20 year. This plan will be long term an...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Welcome rains, an election and thoughts on dust

Nearly an inch of rain and several days of much cooler weather. Even a clear view of Glacier’s peaks and a skiff of snow on the top of Kintla Peak. The combination has not caused the Hay Creek fire to be called ...