Friday, July 30, 2021


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Updated 5 months, 1 week ago

Life at 20 below

There is something about being out in weather that is colder than 20 below that is both alarming and exhilarating.

Updated 2 months ago
Uncle Jeff

Maybe a real historian like Arne Boveng or Lois Walker could do more research and find out who, if anyone, escaped the clutches of the vigilantes.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Fairness is not a partisan issue

Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United States Congress. The bill has bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
North Fork Welcome brochure

Every landowner was sent the Landowner Association spring newsletter, even non-members. The purpose, of course, is to encourage membership. Dues for active members (landowners) are $15 per year. Associate (non-la...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Opinion: Thanks to Frank and other tales

The thing about nasty spring weather like we had recently is that you end up seeing birds that you might not normally see in Glacier National Park.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
On Oatie

It is really spring when local talk turns to bears and the road. For sure the bears are up and awake. There have been numerous reports of folks seeing a nonthreatening grizzly bear. Probably the same bear being s...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
North Fork planning

At the last meeting of the North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) it was no surprise that they unanimously accepted the text amendment proposed by the very positive findings of the Flathead County Planning...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
About Milk

Milk was invented so we could have strong bones as well as Tom and Jerries, but too many of us take milk for granted.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
North Fork planning

The Land Use Advisory Committee and the text amendment subcommittee have been busier than one-armed paper hangers all winter. They have studied the existing conditional uses and permitted uses and consulted with ...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Mitchell updates on session

In Helena, there are two things on everyone’s mind: the budget and implementation of I-190 which legalized recreational marijuana.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Catchy quotes

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 1992, talking about Elmer Searle, a longtime hiking companion and member of the Over the Hill Gang.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Thoughts on commercial use

In Columbia Falls the grass is greening up and at Trail Creek the snow is melting and we have patches of mud. Soon the creeks will rise and turn muddy and mosquitoes will start whining as they search for fresh bl...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Brochures and potholes

We all look forward to spring. Our members tend to focus on sunshine and green grass and we tend to forget the mud and slush. Every year is pretty close to the same. The calendar says it is spring and the snow is...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Poo report

More people are now adventuring into Montana’s wilderness, so more people are “going” in the wilderness. Talked to Spotted Bear Ranger Deb Mucklow this week to check on current status.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Changes coming to North Fork plan

For nearly 20 years the North Fork community was deeply immersed in land use planning. In the early 1980s private landowners, finally, realized that if they did not plan for the future, others would plan for us. ...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Welcome to the North Fork

North Valley Search and Rescue has been providing free service to the North Fork and Flathead County since 1970.