Thursday, January 26, 2023


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Updated 1 year, 1 month ago

17 million words (or so): that’s all she wrote

Well, dear folks, the time has come for me to put down my pen — back away from the computer is more like it — an...

Updated 1 week ago
Grizzly management a public safety issue

Montana biologists have many challenges when managing many of the world class wildlife populations of elk, mountain sheep and other wildlife species found in Montana.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Amid the grim, find the funny

The seed was planted when I went to last month’s performance capping the Comedy Improv II class at Flathead Valley Community College.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
A Maiden (and Chief) voyage for Ronan hoops

To this point Leina Ulutoa, the leading scorer and rebounder on this year’s Ronan basketball team, hasn’t traveled far for a basketball game.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Disaster takes no holiday

As Kalispell’s oldest public facility, the 1894 Richardsonian Romanesque edifice on Second Avenue East is a symbol of our earliest residents’ ambition for their town and the education of generations to come.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Life on brink saved by a bark

On this day last year, Bradley almost lost it.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
We’re all in this town together

It was the last thing I wanted to do, leaving work to go anywhere but home in a driving snow.

Updated 2 months ago
Turning the page

A little over 20 years ago, I accepted a job at the Inter Lake.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
The next generation speaks up

I could hear the clamor of students inside Flathead High before I opened the door to the school a couple of Saturdays ago.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Two lively concerts, one lively community

I had the privilege of hearing two nights of live music last weekend. In many ways the music and the venues couldn’t have been more different, but the atmospheres were surprisingly similar.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The bullets kept dodging me

The third time's the charm.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Peddle. Paddle. Repeat.

Each day was as perfect as the last and they called to me like sirens.

Updated 3 months ago
For Pete’s sake, build a bridge

When I started working at the Northwest Montana History Museum I began to hear the name Pete Skibsrud. At first he merely sounded like a man about town.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Opening day his finally here

Opening day. Those words have an almost sacred meaning if you are one of the 100,000 or more Montana resident hunters and thousands of non-resident hunters that will be welcoming the opening of the general rifle ...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Season of the stink bug

Around this time of year, every year, stink bugs seemingly come out of the woodwork and begin appearing in every room in the house, on the house, and floating aimlessly in the atmosphere.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Lessons come over water, wood

"You look like you need to go to the hot pool," the woman said as she bobbed toward me. She beamed a smile, her face edged in white curls.