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Columns

Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 9 months, 2 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 6 days, 11 hours ago
The evil Left?

I plan on putting solar panels on my house at some point. The prices (at least they had a few months ago) have come down so much that the return on investment is roughly 10 years or so.

Updated 6 days, 11 hours ago
Tester touts infrastructure bill

As a farmer, I know firsthand that good things take time.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Back to the Future

My watch doesn’t do much. It doesn’t tell me when to eat, or my heart rate or keep track of my blood sugar or my bowel movements.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Odds and ends

Received a super important email from Cabela’s the other day. Santa will be at the store at

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Uncompromisable issues

Pregnancies and human life are older than recorded time, and so, it follows, are abortions. The procedures by which abortions have been conducted, however, have only very recently in human history been recognize...

Updated 1 month ago
Gassed

So the boy and I were out cutting firewood the other day and I was sawing along and looked up and this guy was standing there wearing a T-shirt and I thought it was odd that the Forest Service would check a permi...

Updated 1 month ago
Powell, what could have been

My one brief experience with presidential politics occurred in 1995. My candidate was Colin Powell. The great historian, Stephen Ambrose, had emerged as a leader in the movement to win the 1996 Republican pres...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Time to sell the house

I’ve decided to put my house up for sale. Not because of the red hot housing market, but because I need a set of Leica lenses.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 week 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, 2 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
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 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, 2 weeks ago
Student bloopers

Very few teachers in grade, high, or colleges save their student’s class reports but Richard Lederer began doing that many years ago and maybe he has earned more money from his columns and books than from teachin...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Future Olympian

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of sad the Olympics are over. It was the sort of mindless television I could absorb, cocktail in hand, before going to bed. In other words, perfect.