Columns

Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 4 months, 3 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, 1 week ago
Opinion: The Russians are coming

I was over to my good friend Paranoid Pete’s house the other day.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Kicking the bucket

A classic G. George Ostrom column from April 1999

Updated 3 months ago
More North Fork meetings on tap

Mother Nature has been in the mood for teasing. We have had a few nice days but mostly it has been wet with rain and loud with thunder and a few heavy hail storms thrown in. No known coronavirus on the North Fork...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
The Class of ‘46

A classic G. George Ostrom column from 2006.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Polebridge parade all but canceled

For all intents and purposes the Polebridge Fourth of July Parade is canceled. That does not mean everyone agrees with the cancellation. However, the WWII airplane flyover is canceled, there will be no Porta Pott...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Oatie, high water and a search

Beautiful sunny weather for most of this week. I really enjoyed getting out on my ATV with temperatures in the mid-70s on the North Fork. That ended Saturday night with a massive thunderstorm about midnight. Now,...

Updated 4 months ago
Grizzlies more concerning than a flood

It happens every year, but while still possible, a flood is by no means certain, maybe not even likely. Historically highest river levels occur in June, usually after the 6th. This first little push of runoff cle...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Germs and Grizzlies

So last week I called up the county commissioner’s office to get the login and password for the Thursday meeting.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Should the North Fork have a July 4 parade?

The coronavirus seems to go on and on, disrupting normal routine even though there are no North Fork victims and only a few in Flathead County. Even so, lots of things are changed and most of us continue to be at...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Gassed

My friend Paranoid Pete has one of those kegerators in his basement.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
More thoughts on permits

Having a cluster of special permit requests to the Forest Service certainly created a firestorm of comments from North Fork landowners. Like my neighbors I oppose any more permits for commercial activity on the N...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
On fishing

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 1973.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Opposes permits

I am really tired of writing about the coronavirus, but I did not expect the U.S. Forest Service to step in with a big controversy, all in the last two days.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Paranoid Pete and other tales

“What’s up Paranoid Pete?” I asked. “You look a little flush.”