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Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Apgar Lookout: This early season jaunt a great way to get in shape, with views

The Apgar Mountain Lookout Trail is one of those trails to hike first thing in the season because it’s easy to get…

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
The tipping point?

I’ve been conflicted about tips lately. Whenever you check out nowadays it seems like they’re asking for a tip. Should I tip the girl who handed me a muffin out of the case at Coffee Traders the other day?

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Sheriffs for Swanson

Law enforcement officers dedicate their lives to protecting public safety, maintaining order, and upholding justice. Our jobs are intrinsically tied to Montana’s judiciary. When law enforcement and prosecutors can …

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
They’re not ‘dark money’ groups

As the Executive Director of the Montana Nonprofit Association, a membership association that supports more than 850 organization across the state, I’m dismayed by multiple recent incidents of political leaders and…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Two Medicine Redux

Driver, why is this place we’re going to called Two Medicine? As a Glacier Park Lodge shuttle driver I am asked that question about once a day during the summer season, which means that over a summer I get it aske…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
An appreciation for Susan Nicosia

Last Monday marked city manager Susan Nicosia’s last full meeting with the Columbia Falls city council.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Claims Gianforte raised your taxes, gave himself a cut

Gov. Greg Gianforte raised your property taxes. And he did it deliberately, in order to give the wealthy and corporations huge tax cuts. That’s a simple truth that our governor doesn’t want you to hear, but it’s im…

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
A perfect storm of catastrophes

Westerners have begun looking at their homes differently these days. Are those trees too close? Should I move all that firewood stacked up next to the deck?

Updated 1 month ago
The web of life

Biodiversity is simply the web of life that includes us. Montana lists over 300 species at risk or potentially at risk. That is evidence that the global biodiversity crisis is a Montana crisis as well.

Updated 1 month ago
The web of life

Biodiversity is simply the web of life that includes us. Montana lists over 300 species at risk or potentially at risk. That is evidence that the global biodiversity crisis is a Montana crisis as well.

Updated 1 month ago
Life after losing an election

Having lost an election, I know it hurts to lose. I know, too, that there is a good life beyond losing because I’ve been living it for the past 20 years.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Opinion: Superintendent explains levy impacts

The past four months have been a whirlwind of communication efforts to ensure that everyone had the information they needed to make the best decision they could make for themselves during the May elections.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
East side report

Went east of the divide about a week ago, so I feel like I should give some sort of report, even though the trip was largely uneventful. It was a Sunday and we didn’t even get going until 2:30 p.m., but the Looking…

Updated 3 months ago
Opinion: A North Fork report

I went up the North Fork on Sunday so in the tradition of a good old-fashioned Larry Wilson column, I feel obligated to give a report.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Opinion: Heart advice

I’ve run into quite a few friends and readers since I had my double bypass heart surgery and I thought I’d share some experiences on what you might expect if y…