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Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Fun up the North Fork

I have had an action packed fun filled time on the North Fork for the last two weeks. I hope everyone else has too.

Updated 5 months ago
The Hill

The Belly River hill is an interesting place. You watch people coming down it and they’re clean shaven if they’re men (and a few women) and their clothes are spotless and they all smell like they’ve just had show...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Flood threat eases

It looks like we may have escaped the main danger of a spring flood. While Red Lodge and Yellowstone Park had major damage from flooding we only had minor flooding and no real damage that I know of.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Geologic disappointments

If you look at the rocks just about any day of the week, they look, like, well, um, rocks.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
We have a fire engine

The weather remains unsettled and the river has gone from green to muddy and back to green, but folks are still pushing for summer to really arrive.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Mansfield, guns and statesmanship

I think the difference between a politician and a statesman is that the people believe a statesman will do what he or she believes is the right thing regardless of the political consequences. When it gets down t...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Thoughts on community

Slowly we are moving closer to summer. On Saturday I enjoyed an outdoor barbecue with friends and neighbors at Trail Creek. It was a great time because the neighbors have a covey of youngsters from eight years of...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The joys of recycling

So I had this old dented tailgate from my pickup truck that’s been sitting around for a couple of year now.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Kudos to Manley

It is still not quite summer, but one or two sunny days makes us realize we are, at least, on the edge of summer. Grizzlies have been seen by nearly everyone. One resident who lives north of Trail Creek has alrea...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
The test run

So I did a test a week or so ago of the walking route I’ll have to take if I don’t have a ticket to get into Glacier.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Remembering Walter

When a North Forker passes over the Great Divide, it is common practice for the community to hold a Celebration of Life the following summer.

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Cleanup day coming up

Not much happening on the North Fork – yet. Spring continues with a mix of rain, snow, sun and mud. The potholes continue to breed and the county grader works at eliminating them. I’m not sure who is winning.

Updated 7 months ago
Griz takes a rest on the pavement

It is still weeks away from summer on the North Fork, but we are experiencing a full dose of spring. I can now drive into my cabin after leaving the driveway unplowed since November.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Big bear tracks

Spring continues! Winter one day cold and windy the next. At least the snow is mostly wet and melts quickly. Additionally, it helps melt underlying snow in a proper manner which reduces the threat of flooding l...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Daines talks wolves

Idaho and Montana’s successful recovery of the gray wolf was a significant achievement in species conservation. In less than 10 years, not only were biological recovery targets for gray wolves met, they were exce...