Wednesday, June 29, 2022


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Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Dumpster diver

I figured a mouse or a rat.

Updated 3 months ago
Deadly and difficult truths

The two of us became acquainted when we organized Montana’s first “Earth Day” on the MSU campus in Bozeman in 1970. One year later we both showed up in the Montana legislature, representing different communities...

Updated 3 months ago
Johnson reflects on Con-Con

Fifty years ago, at age 23, I covered the Montana Constitutional Convention for the Associated Press. It was a dream assignment.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Young Republicans talk housing crisis

We are five of the youngest lawmakers in the Montana Legislature. At 20, 21, 24, 29, and 31 years old, we are in various stages of renting and home ownership, and all of us are concerned about the housing crisis ...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Odds and ends

A couple of interesting odds and ends I’ve heard in the past few months.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Least favorite time of year

The last full week of March and it finally feels like spring is close.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Montana oil expert weighs in on issues

As the Ukraine invasion enters its fourth week our gas and diesel prices now eclipse the old record set in 2008. Mindless partisan haranguing on causation and solution play out with hackneyed ‘Trump did it bette...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Oh great, we’re a nuclear sponge

You know, since we’re on the precipice of World War III I figured I’d better make a plan in case things go south and I have to evacuate to another part of the country or the world.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Snow thoughts

It is normal for Spring to arrive in Columbia Falls before it does on the North Fork. The difference this year is that there is still snow on the ground in Columbia Falls and it is still full winter on the North ...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Column nostalgia

It is not easy for me to realize that in just a few short weeks it will be the 37th anniversary of me writing this column. The first one was April 1st of 1985, I was approaching 50 years of age and felt old.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Zinke weighs in on Ukraine

I have no doubt that we are all watching the the events unfold in Ukraine with heartbreak and horror. And yet, we are seeing the inspirational courage of the Ukrainian people as they take up arms and fight for th...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Just the Fax

I got a VERY IMPORTANT fax the other day. That’s right, a fax.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Thoughts on Interlocal news

I did not attend the pseudo Interlocal; however, folks who did reported that it was well attended – from 65 to 90 folks on the system.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thin ice

So I’ve been watching the Olympics, wasting time in front of the tube watching people do things on ice and snow that, quite frankly, I have great admiration for.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Not thrilled by Zoom meeting

Originally I was told that the winter Interlocal would be held at Glacier Park headquarters. Also, provisions would be made for folks concerned about Covid to attend by Zoom. That seemed like a good way to go — t...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Interlocal coming up

On Feb. 9 the North Fork will gather for the Winter Interlocal. As always, the meeting will feature speakers from County, State and Federal agencies that have management responsibilities on the North Fork. Also s...