Columns

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Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Unchained melody

The woman started talking before I even got close enough to hear her.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
North Fork offers self-isolation wisdom

At the risk of this column reading like a journal entry or to even appear that I know what I’m talking about, here it goes. These past few weeks I’ve been reading through the archives of the North Fork re-imagini...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
This too shall pass

I am not a lawyer, a doctor, or a high-ranking politician so I have no idea whether or not the near panic over coronavirus is justified or not. Since there is no vaccine or known effective treatment it does seem...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Changing tech, consistent dedication

I really enjoyed the column Flannery wrote last week about North Valley Search and Rescue training on the North Fork. In addition to being a North Forker, Flannery is also a new member of North Valley Search and...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The bare management bill

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 1989...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
The new neighbor

I knocked on the window twice.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
North Fork SAR expertise

The skies were abuzz in the North Fork this past weekend. North Valley Search and Rescue members gathered at the Ogle’s for the first field training up this way in a while. Mark Heaphy could not have executed it...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Dime-a-Dozen millionaires

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 2004...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
When women were Republicans

Women were once Republicans. In this centennial year of women’s suffrage, it is interesting to see what a difference a century can make.

Updated 1 month ago
Thoughts on Moose

Last week I was mostly whining about how the land management agencies are prone to “kicking the can” down the road. In my opinion, that is the practice of high level politicians and land management agencies that ...

Updated 1 month ago
Leftover Madness

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 1998...

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, 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...