Monday, December 05, 2022


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Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Backcountry eyes and ears

Last week’s meeting on reservations for Two Medicine and Many Glacier Valleys sure sounded like Glacier has its mind made up — the Thursday meeting at any rate.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Living with grizzlies as neighbors

When I was working with a Kenyan outdoor instructor in Wyoming’s Wind River Range a couple of decades ago, he surprised me one day by saying, “Hiking here feels like a walk in the park.”

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Public land – a true blessing

t every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for. It puts new guests on the spot, so sometimes they just thank the hosts — an easy out that makes it harder fo...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Delayed decisions

I am really disappointed in our Flathead County Commissioners – again. They scheduled a hearing to decide whether to approve or reject the amendments to the North Fork Plan as proposed by the North Fork Land Use ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hunter orange, land use and snakes

What glorious weather! Blue sky, warm sunny days and cool nights. I don’t know how it could be better. Perfect fall pictures with larch, aspen and others showing their contrast with the pine and spruce. Perfect f...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bad news bears

My neighbor was doing some saw work the other day in his driveway. I figured he was working on his house. He was, sort of.

Updated 2 months ago
Rocky Road Work

The upper end of Trail Creek Road has always been rough and rocky. Spines of solid rock crossed the road in many places, it was narrow and you needed to drive slow to protect your vehicle and to prevent collision...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Fire danger significant

The causes of global warming are way beyond my ability to figure out. It doesn’t take a genius to see that summers are longer than they used to be and so is the fire season. In recent years, it has become common ...

Updated 3 months ago
Tell him what you think

The cool weather was enjoyed by everyone on the North Fork. Even better was the rain. Only bad thing was the lightning followed quickly by loud thunder. As we all know that means the lighting was close.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Board news

August is a busy month on the North Fork. Each of the landowner/private organizations hold their annual meetings and election of officers and everyone is interested in these even if it is becoming harder to find ...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
A rafting misadventure

Almost all of us enjoy the great outdoors of Montana. Most of us also realize that there can be danger out there. This is especially true for serious mountain climbers, snowmobilers, swiftwater adventurers and ot...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
An appreciation for Kennedy

I met Brian Kennedy when his family bought the Hungry Horse News and Brian and his wife took the reins from Mel Ruder and took over the day to day operation of the paper.

Updated 4 months ago
Opinion: A thank you

I’m not going to lie to you and say that former Hungry Horse News editor Brian Kennedy and I got along fabulously. Because often, we did not see eye-to-eye.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Remembering Frederick

I still miss John Frederick. Over the years we became close friends although our political views were usually completely opposed. We had hundreds of political discussions and we both enjoyed them. We both recogni...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Above average meetings

This week’s Summer Interlocal and Firewise Day was a good meeting and was well attended. I especially enjoyed the Firewise presentation.