Wednesday, April 14, 2021


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Updated 1 month, 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 1 month, 1 week ago

I recall a hunting trip in the South Fork wilderness where our normally trusty packer-guide somehow “found” a full bottle Kentucky straight bourbon in a hollow log.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Critical of Mitchell

It appears that our new representative in Helena has focused his legislative efforts on high school sports, road kill, and helping communities over 500 miles away to keep their 50-year-old coal power plants opera...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Librarian responds to mask protests

I’ve heard some concerns about the mask requirement at the library and I’d like to share my thinking as library director with you.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
More thoughts on winter and pigs

Now we really have a normal winter. A snowstorm followed by a frigid below-zero period. Now, to finish the cycle, a chinook.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
North Fork travel

For sure we are experiencing a “normal” winter.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thoughts on CFAC

As expected, the draft feasibility study for the cleanup of the former aluminum smelter site near Columbia Falls, Montana, calls for leaving hazardous materials on the property even though potliner contaminated w...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Protect Habitat Montana

I’ve lost three hunting spots on corporate timberlands in the last two years.

Updated 2 months ago
Winter camping

OK, now we have real winter.

Updated 2 months ago
Don’t bust unions

For much of our history Montana has been one of the most unionized states in America.

Updated 2 months ago
SRO on Top

Many years ago after making a frigid, stormy climb of a high peak in Glacier Park with the late Hal Kanzler, I recall meeting three other men just as we started down.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Podcasts worth a listen

Now you can listen to podcasts on a variety of subjects produced last summer and fall by seasonal Glacier National Park rangers Michael Faist and Andrew Smith.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
The weather and an Interlocal update

As usual, our normal winter has a few abnormalities which is, after all, normal.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
About muscular fat

A year and a half ago, the editor of the Hungry Horse News went with the Over the Hill Gang to photograph our shoveling and opening of the Highline Trail in Glacier. He took that opportunity to snap an unflatteri...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Help Gianforte fight climate change

In reading Governor Gianforte’s recent State of the State address, I appreciated his emphasis on getting our Montana economy going again with the opening of businesses and with good-paying jobs.