Friday, July 30, 2021


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Updated 5 months, 1 week 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, 3 weeks ago
Grizzlies and flooding

In late May and early June, North Forkers can often be found talking about two usual spring topics. Grizzly bears and spring run off— or more specifically the possibility of a flood.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The boomerang effect

As a resident of the North Fork of the Fathead River Valley, I am calling to your attention a serious problem created by a recent, misguided policy of Glacier Park management.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
School thanks

We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations hosting the Western A Divisional Track meet May 21-22 held in Columbia Falls:

Updated 2 months ago
Blame Bill

Well, I got my second and final coronavirus vaccine shot the other day. I was bragging to my wife how good I felt and then just before bed I decided I’d have a couple of cocktails, you know, because I felt so goo...

Updated 2 months ago
A fence or an ambulance

The Highline Trail to Granite Park was opened June 19th this year and this is the first time in quite awhile the “Over the Hill Gang” didn’t dig it out.

Updated 2 months ago
Uncle Jeff

Maybe a real historian like Arne Boveng or Lois Walker could do more research and find out who, if anyone, escaped the clutches of the vigilantes.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Wilderness abuse

After 20 seasons guiding wilderness treks and river journeys in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, I have witnessed significant changes in wilderness visitors. As a teenager I hiked from Ovando to Essex, scrambled in t...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Fairness is not a partisan issue

Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United States Congress. The bill has bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Mitchell on session

When the 67th legislature convened in January, there were a lot of expectations from legislators in both parties – as well as Montanans. Much of this surrounded what could happen with a Republican governor for th...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
North Fork Welcome brochure

Every landowner was sent the Landowner Association spring newsletter, even non-members. The purpose, of course, is to encourage membership. Dues for active members (landowners) are $15 per year. Associate (non-la...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Critical of session

Decades ago, while listening to Flathead Radio “Star” George Ostrom, I heard him say, “Well, the Montana Legislature is in session, and for the next 90 days no man’s life or property are safe.” The 2021 Republica...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Steele ignoring Act

Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele’s decision to allow continued motorized camping at the gravel bar downstream from Blankenship bridge contradicts his agency’s management directives as stated in their website regardi...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thoughts on transgender bill

Regarding HB 112, the debate over limiting transgender kids in sports needs to become a conversation of how do we include kids who are unique, instead of how can we ban kids we don’t understand.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Opinion: Thanks to Frank and other tales

The thing about nasty spring weather like we had recently is that you end up seeing birds that you might not normally see in Glacier National Park.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
On Oatie

It is really spring when local talk turns to bears and the road. For sure the bears are up and awake. There have been numerous reports of folks seeing a nonthreatening grizzly bear. Probably the same bear being s...