Saturday, April 01, 2023


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Updated 1 year, 3 months ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Thoughts on North Fork Road

I am writing this column on the official first day of Spring. As usual it is much more springlike in Columbia Falls than it is on the North Fork.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Private lands in Glacier should have zoning

Last week’s story on a home built on the banks of McDonald Creek by John and Stacy Ambler certainly struck a nerve on social media, reaching about 722,000 people as of Monday, according to Fakebook.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
The future, and past, of the North Fork

A relatively new North Forker recently asked me if we are experiencing a “normal” winter.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Details, missed

So the other day the boy and I tried to ski and it was a miserable affair.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Democracy isn’t pretty, but it’s better than the alternative

I don’t often read the editorial pages of the Daily Inter Lake, namely because they get a lot of opinions on subjects or topics we don’t always cover.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
North Fork Views: Groups doing good work

I guess that it is only natural that the Interlocal is dominated by the Forest Service, Glacier Park and Flathead County.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Balloon Daze

Marion Foley was out cross country skiing in her Martin City pasture lot the other evening when she looked up in the sky and saw something glowing.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thoughts on Interlocal

Another Winter Interlocal is in the books, two of my predictions were correct and one was entirely wrong.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Rescue training

Big North Fork event this week was the annual North Valley Search and Rescue winter training.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Paper Moon

So back when I was 12 or so my grandfather bought me a telescope and unleashed me into the backyard to look at the stars.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
A more perfect union

It is definitely winter. As I write this in Columbia Falls it is sunny but only 5º F at 2 p.m.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Lessons from fire

Another house fire! This week the nearly new Barge home at the junction of the North Fork Road and Moose Creek Road was severely damaged by a fire which started in an upstairs wall and spread into the attic.

Updated 3 months ago
A Christmas Party and some cold weather

What a Christmas season! We have a ton of fresh snow which had everyone out shoveling, plowing and snowblowing. Add to that a bitter cold snap with temperatures dropping to 40 below and you have a real northern w...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Tragedy in North Fork

Our small, remote community is not used to tragedy. Even so, this last week a real tragedy hit us when we did not expect it.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
In the minority

I know I have not written a column for several weeks. Usually, when I don’t write it is because not much has happened on the North Fork. That is not the case this time. If anything there has been more happening t...