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The Wolverine Way

January 22, 2020 at 7:17 am

After a two-week vacation, I returned to find that the snow had decided to offer a sweet welcome home. So much so that my neighbor called, concerned about which direction we left our snowblower facing. A concern that only comes with experi...

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A time for rhyme

January 22, 2020 at 7:22 am

Another classic G. George Ostrom column...Nobody ever told me I had to always be either serious or humorous in these columns. That is why over the years there have been quite a few which might be labeled “nutty.” Following is an example fro...

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Powers reflects on Legislative Week

January 22, 2020 at 7:22 am

“Drinking from a fire hose.” This is the term that I heard many times to describe what it is like to be a new legislator. After spending the past week in Helena at Legislative Week, I have to agree. Since I was appointed in November to f...

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This sales tax makes sense

January 15, 2020 at 7:24 am

I will fully admit I’m not fan of sales taxes. When I moved to Montana some 22 years ago, I came from outside Buffalo, New York, where we had sales tax, property tax, income tax and a 10 cent per quart tax on motor oil, in addition to a hef...

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Let it snow

January 15, 2020 at 7:31 am

A black Christmas and a brown New Years. No more in mid-January. Nearly 2 feet of fresh snow at Trail Creek and although the soft powder is settling we keep having more falling and it appears that it is going to snow everyday for the next w...

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Shooting fish in a barrel

January 15, 2020 at 7:34 am

A classic G. George Ostrom column from May, 2005We’ve all heard that old expression, “Easy as shootin’ fish in a barrel.” From the way the cowboys and miners in my childhood used that descriptive statement, I learned early on that a guy who...

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Snowbird

January 08, 2020 at 7:34 am

Last week it was my intent to talk about what I liked about winter as a boy and young man and compare it to now when I am in my 80s. Got so wound up in the 1950s there was no room to write about the present. It did remind me a lot of great ...

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Zoom on the newspaper

January 08, 2020 at 7:45 am

A classic G. George Ostrom column from Feb. 1, 1990Iris and I took care of our two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter this weekend, Friday through Tuesday. It was the first time we’ve been in charge of such a small person for that long since...

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Roosevelt, an appreciation

January 08, 2020 at 7:45 am

We had no television at our ranch because my father thought its absence would encourage his kids to read. I’m extremely grateful to him. I remain an avid reader of history, and discovered Theodore Roosevelt during my childhood years.“Theodo...

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Winter memories

January 01, 2020 at 8:26 am

When I was a boy, winter was a favorite time of year. When I was twelve or so, my buddies and I would hike from our homes on Kalispell’s east side and camp at Lone Pine. At that time there was no organized park. In fact, I don’t remember ev...

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