Columns

Subdividing Glacier Park

April 17, 2019 at 7:05 am

A column G. George Ostrom picked out from September, 1970.All sorts of rumors and non-rumors circulating these days about various industries wanting to move into the national parks and wilderness areas.Oil companies want to drill wells in t...

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North Fork residents should be kept in the loop

April 17, 2019 at 7:10 am

A Forest Service announcement that they were going to remove the additions to the rear (north) end of the Ford Schoolhouse has created some comment and concern among North Fork folks.The Ford School was originally built as a one-room school...

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A road trip to Florida includes another cool national park

April 17, 2019 at 7:18 am

Took a two-week road trip to Florida, which is to say I loaded up a very old truck camper onto my 22-year-old truck and hoped for the best. I know engines don’t have souls, but the Cummins 12-valve seemed to actually enjoy the experience, h...

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A trip to Disneyland

April 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

A column G. George Ostrom picked out from June, 1968.Guess the last time I had my column in here, the Ostroms were roaring across the Oakland Bridge in a 10-foot Bell camper.Needless to say, we are not still there. Altogether, we traveled 4...

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Be careful not to compromise dark skies

April 03, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Later this spring crews will get to work on the North Lake McDonald Road to extend power and phone lines to Kelly’s Camp. The camp, as most of you are aware, was razed by the Howe Ridge Fire last summer.Prior to the fire, Kelly’s Camp was a...

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A chauvinistic column

April 03, 2019 at 12:15 pm

A column G. George Ostrom picked out from March, 1973.During World War II, there was what we used to call a “manpower” shortage in these here parts.A great hunk of the work force either went in the Army or out to the coast to make “the big ...

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The diplomat’s tour

March 27, 2019 at 6:57 am

Here’s a classic column that G. George Ostrom picked out from August, 1970.If you would really like to learn more about your state, just try teaching 95 other people about it.I’m not sure how much knowledge my friends from foreign lands acc...

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Time to make the 6-mill levy permanent

March 20, 2019 at 6:58 am

In 1947 thousands of WW II veterans eligible for G.I. Bill higher education benefits were overwhelming the university system. The feeling in Montana and the rest of the country was that nobody was entitled to a living, but that everybody s...

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Who is old?

March 20, 2019 at 6:59 am

Here’s a classic column that G. George Ostrom picked out from July, 1973.It came over the car radio at a bad time. It upset me so badly I almost drove right through a stop sign. Somebody decided to call anyone 55 years old a “senior citizen...

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Prayers after the Cleveland tragedy

March 13, 2019 at 8:09 am

Editor’s note: In December, 1969, Clare Pogreba, Ray Martin, Jerry Kanzler, Jim Anderson and Mark Levitan, all Montana men in their late teens and early 20s, died in an avalanche on Mount Cleveland in Glacier National Park. It was the worst...

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