Columns

First gray hairs and a growing family, in 1969...

December 12, 2018 at 7:27 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column. This one George picked out from March 1969...In the past seven years, the Hog Heaven Correspondent has traveled the length and breadth of the nation, added two more children to his family, changed jo...

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The crabby Christmas tree

December 12, 2018 at 7:25 am

Lisa got the spruce budworm last summer. She was a beautiful girl, but I tell ya, once them bugs start gnawing your needles, you’re never quite the same and she wasn’t.Sure, the chickadees and golden-crowned kinglets ate enough of ‘em to sa...

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A belated thank you

December 12, 2018 at 7:26 am

You would think, as old as I am (81), that I would be wiser and make fewer mistakes. Not so. Just about the time I get a little smug, I stumble and blunder into a boo-boo.The latest, but not my biggest, blunder was my column about the recen...

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Ostrom, jackpine rodeo and a little Yummy-Slick in 1971

December 05, 2018 at 7:33 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column. This one George picked out from 1971...This past week was pretty hectic. I spent a lot of time without corporate attorneys and subsequently brought in my personal lawyers for group analyzing of the o...

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Kudos to FVCC, Owen Sowerine and the Chinook wind, 1969

November 28, 2018 at 7:58 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column. This one George picked out from 1969...It is a personal opinion of mine that the Flathead Community College is the best thing that has happened around these parts in many moons. It would take several...

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A tater in the eye and a dog with dementia

November 28, 2018 at 7:50 am

So I was peeling a potato the other night and I somehow managed to get potato in my eye.“What’s wrong?” my daughter, Sophia said.“I got a little piece of potato in my eye,” I said.“Potato in your eye? How did you manage that?” she said.“I d...

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Zinke says new Farm Bill will help with forest management

November 28, 2018 at 7:55 am

Within minutes of the deadly Camp Fire’s ignition, several acres were ablaze as fire spotters stood by helplessly. While Capt. Matt McKenzie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded quickly, fire trucks were un...

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving and hunting season

November 28, 2018 at 7:58 am

Yep, we did it again. More than 100 folks gathered at Sondresson Community Hall to celebrate Thanksgiving. Steve and Christine Berg and Mark and Margaret Heaphy did their usual great job of starting early morning fires in the stoves and dec...

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Pave the North Fork? Not so fast...

November 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

We cut firewood on Sunday, which is to say we slogged up a sizable hill where there were a couple of sizable Doug fir down and immediately pinched the saw as tight as the butt on a woodpecker.So it was a trip back down the hill to get the l...

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About my operation

November 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column. This one George picked out from 1972...In the Ostrom library are some phony book covers with titles such as “Raising Mosquitoes for Fun and Profit,” or “Embalming can be Fun,” but the one I’ve though...

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