Columns

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Updated 1 month, 4 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 2 months, 4 weeks ago
1918 flu swept through North Fork

It is a lot easier to practice “social distancing” on the North Fork than it is in town. Up here we can always go for a walk, play with the dog outside, or even sit on the riverbank and watch for geese. As an old...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Hang in there

For those of us old enough to remember or to watch reruns of the 1950s classic Dragnet, we can easily recall Sgt. Friday’s quote, “Just the facts, ma’am.” That quote became locked into America’s lexicon, highligh...

Updated 3 months ago
And we get to live here

It seems there is only one topic. Coronavirus. Personally, I am sick of all TV news. The talking heads give us only the bad news. Then they go into a long litany of “what ifs.” The real news about the coronavirus...

Updated 3 months ago
Judged by a Jalopy?

A classic G. George Ostrom from May 19, 2005.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Unchained melody

The woman started talking before I even got close enough to hear her.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
North Fork offers self-isolation wisdom

At the risk of this column reading like a journal entry or to even appear that I know what I’m talking about, here it goes. These past few weeks I’ve been reading through the archives of the North Fork re-imagini...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
This too shall pass

I am not a lawyer, a doctor, or a high-ranking politician so I have no idea whether or not the near panic over coronavirus is justified or not. Since there is no vaccine or known effective treatment it does seem...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Changing tech, consistent dedication

I really enjoyed the column Flannery wrote last week about North Valley Search and Rescue training on the North Fork. In addition to being a North Forker, Flannery is also a new member of North Valley Search and...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The bare management bill

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 1989...

Updated 4 months ago
The new neighbor

I knocked on the window twice.

Updated 4 months ago
North Fork SAR expertise

The skies were abuzz in the North Fork this past weekend. North Valley Search and Rescue members gathered at the Ogle’s for the first field training up this way in a while. Mark Heaphy could not have executed it...

Updated 4 months ago
Dime-a-Dozen millionaires

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 2004...

Updated 4 months ago
When women were Republicans

Women were once Republicans. In this centennial year of women’s suffrage, it is interesting to see what a difference a century can make.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Thoughts on Moose

Last week I was mostly whining about how the land management agencies are prone to “kicking the can” down the road. In my opinion, that is the practice of high level politicians and land management agencies that ...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Leftover Madness

A classic G. George Ostrom Column from 1998...