Columns

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Updated 3 months, 1 week ago

Of Art and Cake

I received a call from Hungry Horse artist Nick Oberling last week. He lamented that Glacier wasn’t open to loca...

Updated 2 days, 12 hours ago
North Fork boards see some changes

Usually the North Fork Preservation Association elections are just a renewal of officers and directors. John Frederick for example, was president for twenty-some years and the board remained virtually unchanged. ...

Updated 2 days, 12 hours ago
Maybe it’s Utopia

A recent story we did on people camping at Blankenship certainly sparked a lot of interest. One person said it should have been labeled an opinion piece.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Mr. Brown, keep eye on forest

I have known Bob Brown for years, and I even ran for Lieutenant Governor with him when he ran for Governor in 2004.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Arsonist has North Forkers nervous

Multiple apparent arson fires in Glacier Park have created a major stir on the North Fork. Most of the fires were the result of someone lighting moss in a tree causing that tree to torch, but none of these spread...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Vote your conscience

In the summer I enjoy just sitting in my yard — in the sun in the early morning, in the shade later, and if it gets too hot I can sit in my recliner in my well insulated, cool cabin and still look at my meadow, f...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Who should we hate?

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2009.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Friends, a remembrance

In the last year or so, I have lost four long-time friends. Two brothers, Clark and Wayne Stahlberg date back to junior high days. The other two were long-time North Fork friends.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Opinion: The Russians are coming

I was over to my good friend Paranoid Pete’s house the other day.

Updated 1 month ago
Kicking the bucket

A classic G. George Ostrom column from April 1999

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
More North Fork meetings on tap

Mother Nature has been in the mood for teasing. We have had a few nice days but mostly it has been wet with rain and loud with thunder and a few heavy hail storms thrown in. No known coronavirus on the North Fork...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Class of ‘46

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2006.

Updated 2 months ago
Polebridge parade all but canceled

For all intents and purposes the Polebridge Fourth of July Parade is canceled. That does not mean everyone agrees with the cancellation. However, the WWII airplane flyover is canceled, there will be no Porta Pott...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Oatie, high water and a search

Beautiful sunny weather for most of this week. I really enjoyed getting out on my ATV with temperatures in the mid-70s on the North Fork. That ended Saturday night with a massive thunderstorm about midnight. Now,...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Grizzlies more concerning than a flood

It happens every year, but while still possible, a flood is by no means certain, maybe not even likely. Historically highest river levels occur in June, usually after the 6th. This first little push of runoff cle...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Germs and Grizzlies

So last week I called up the county commissioner’s office to get the login and password for the Thursday meeting.