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Updated 1 month ago
Frozen Moose Support

In the Feb. 19 edition of the Hungry Horse News, Douglas Rigler of Whitefish authored an impassioned letter expressing concerns about the Forest Service’s proposed Frozen Moose Project in the North Fork. I unders...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Frolicking in Glacier

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2000...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Kicking the can down the road

It is hard for me to imagine that we have been holding Interlocal meetings for thirty years. Before the Interlocal there was real animosity between local residents and the government land management agencies – e...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Concerns about Frozen Moose

The North Fork Ecosystem is one of the most unique and protected Districts in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, sharing a border and watershed with Glacier National Park. Federal laws protect its scenic ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Supports Powers

I was dismayed when I heard that Zac Perry had resigned as Representative of House District 3. However, I am very pleased that we have a good replacement in Debo Powers. I enjoyed reading Representative Powers’ c...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Reading to the Kids

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 2002...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Winter Fun in the North Fork

While it is certainly more work to spend the winter on the North Fork – packing wood, shoveling snow, blowing/plowing snow, keeping fires going and trying to outguess road conditions – we also have activities tha...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
War Cry

Donald Trump, successful businessman, who so loves this country, just got tired of watching this country being run by life long money grubbing Demobrats who like to think they own us and run things one way, their...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Call of the Wild

Hello loyal readers of The Trail Watcher.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
January thaws

Every season of every year it seems that someone – or a group – comment they have never seen weather like we are having. These comments cover every combination of weather so hot or so cold. So wet or so dry. So m...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Good beginnings

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2007.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A man’s intent

Yes, intent does matter. My goodness folks, he misspoke. A man sitting with him at the scorer’s bench said he was immediately sorry and upset with himself and wanted to apologize, but not wanting to interrupt th...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
He brought his own light with him

Shooting the Night of Lights Parade in Columbia Falls and the Heritage Days Parade are always a challenge as a photographer.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blackfeet member’s thoughts on PA announcer controversy

I appreciate the words of Columbia Falls Principal, Scott Gaiser in recognizing, “that there is a great deal of work to be done to reestablish your trust and continue a positive relationship with students and sta...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Winter difficulties

Despite a slow start to winter it has become a very active North Fork winter. First we had little snow but several days of slick roads, with multiple folks sliding in the ditch.