Tuesday, September 29, 2020


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Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Busy household is about to get quiet again

The last two months have been a blur because my younger daughter and soon-to-be 5-year-old granddaughter — plus their two large Akitas — have been staying with us while my son-in-law hauled all their belongings t...

Updated 5 days, 17 hours ago
Considering lead ammunition

Many of you probably get and read FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine. It is a great little magazine that is dirt cheap.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
My kind of heaven

Having lost two family members in less than six months recently, (my mother and oldest brother) naturally, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about death.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
No time for tomfoolery

While I was checking into a hotel a few weeks ago, I had to chuckle to myself at the front-desk clerk.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
If it’s Tuesday it must be poblanos

Those who know me well know one of my summer pastimes is roasting peppers — lots of peppers.

Updated 1 month ago
Pulling the plug on satellite TV

Lynnette column

Updated 1 month ago
Fall hunts require ‘bear aware’ vigilence

Fall is in the air. As I write this column on Sunday morning, it is 39 degrees at my cabin. Not exactly a mid-summer morning temperature.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
To Zoom or not to Zoom

A couple of weeks ago my high school senior class had a reunion — a Zoom reunion.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A tale of two Bobs, and a party for the ages

Bev Braig called me last week to ask about an article about her husband’s birthday that was published in the Inter Lake 40 years ago when her husband Bob turned 40. This was no regular birthday celebration in 198...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dock sitting a favored summer past time

It’s mid-August and summer is winding down. For those of you that know me, I am usually searching for that elusive trophy rainbow trout or some good-eating kokanee salmon at this time of year.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Adventure on the high seas

Last week I found a curious email in my inbox at work with my brother’s name in the subject line followed by the words “Brigantine Romance.”

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Traveling salesmen enriched our lives

“Mom, the Rawleigh man is here,” I remember calling out to my mother every couple of months during my childhood. It was my duty to alert her of any incoming traveling salesmen — and there were several regulars — ...

Updated 2 months ago
Potential land easements could increase public access in Northwest Montana

If you are a camper, hiker, hunter, angler, 4-wheeler, huckleberry picker or just like the outdoors, you are about to be given a huge gift of land for recreation use.

Updated 2 months ago
Border business a bit bewildering

Three years ago I went on the shortest-ever shopping trip to Canada — around 30 minutes.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Life as we knew it

A coworker and I were taking a short walk on Wednesday in the Inter Lake neighborhood to refresh and regroup, and were mulling over the news of the day. The governor had just issued his directive mandating masks ...