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My country ítis of thee: Letís roll ...

September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

OK, so how do you write a last column after 14 years of writing a column nearly every week?First of all, this probably isnít the last time you will ever hear from me. Iím too opinionated to keep quiet for long, but this is the last time I w...

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The best is yet to come

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I get pretty darn excited about fall fishing. I mean, when it comes to all the things that I really enjoy about my personal fishing time, the next six week or so is when it really all comes together for me. As a guide and outfitter, almost...

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Airport helps stock HEART Locker

September 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

As summer segues into fall, studentsí backpacks have been filled with new school supplies, new school clothes and shoes have been bought, and families around the Flathead have filled their pantries with food and snacks to pack into school l...

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A word to the wise: Overthrow your tech overlords while you still can

September 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

When the history of the 21st century is written, odds are that it will be the story of the slow but willing enslavement of the masses by the tech overlords.Sure we love our smartphones, but is that any reason to surrender our freedom to thi...

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ĎCome and get it!í

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

About 40 years ago, my dad, my brother Rob and I dragged my old camper down the Swan to a spot called Point Pleasant. It is a camping area on the Swan River. Rumor had it that the deer were hopping out from behind most every tree, shrub, a...

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With ballooning, itís all about hot air

September 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

I saw two hot-air balloons floating above the West Valley on my way to work this week, and was reminded how mesmerizing those voluminous orbs can be. Once you spot one, itís hard to take your eyes off it.When we moved to the Flathead Valley...

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ĎI am part of the resistance inside the news media,í and Iím not anonymous

September 08, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Over the years, Iíve been asked to run anonymous letters dozens of times, but Iíve never done so. The explanation is always the same: Our readers have a right to judge the validity of a submitted opinion based on who you are and whether you...

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Fall fishing is here

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

September has arrived with a feeling more like October, at least when it comes to the cool mornings and the falling water temperatures on many local lakes. I look forward to September almost more than any other month as a sportsman in Mont...

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ĎEverybody in the pool!í

September 01, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Hundreds of kids across the Flathead will be jumping not just into a new school year, but also into the swimming pool come January courtesy of The Waveís School to Pool Program.The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center in Whitefish has been helpi...

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Saying goodbye: Thirty-four years in the blink of an eye

September 01, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you need to know the truth, I just got wore out.Thatís why, on Sept. 26, after 18 years at the helm, I will step down as managing editor of the Daily Inter Lake and enter retirement. To paraphrase Mark Twain, I am sure that will please s...

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