Columns

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Updated 5 months, 2 weeks 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 1 month ago
'Fun’ at Wally World

So I’m standing in the return line at Walmart and there’s this guy at the counter with a leather vest on and a pair of filthy jeans. His diet must have been working, because his pants were falling off and his but...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
A good dose of social distancing

I managed to avoid Glacier National Park over the Labor Day weekend, not that I didn’t try to stay in the backcountry.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
More thoughts on commercial camps

This year, Kintla Lake and Bowman Lake campgrounds are closed and maybe that accounts for at least part of the increased numbers of campers on the Forest side.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Supports Bennett

The office of Secretary of State is one I once held. Ensuring it’s run efficiently and effectively, with a focus on customer service, is extremely important to every Montanan. That is why, even though I’ve served...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spring in Glacier

A classic G. George Ostrom column from August, 1971.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Head-on wrecks and other tales

Another exciting week on the North Fork! Not all bad, but certainly at least two negative events.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Gather at the River

What a great summer week we had! Great sunny weather for the days, cool nights and best of all—no fires.

Updated 2 months ago
Campers, everywhere

I am not sure how much we can blame the coronavirus but it is getting much more difficult to drive to or from the North Fork. Starting at Canyon Creek, the road is rougher and dustier every day. It ranges from ro...

Updated 2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks ago
Who should we hate?

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2009.

Updated 3 months 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.