Saturday, July 31, 2021


Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago

Young wildlife, just leave them alone

It’s not uncommon for well-meaning people to pick up deer fawns or other wildlife.

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
The cruelty of nature

My vegetable garden kills wildlife.

Updated 6 days, 14 hours ago
Big Sky, big bands — and a big, hot sun

When headliner Jason Isbell sang his single “Be Afraid” from his 2020 “Reunions” album at the 2021 Under the Big Sky Festival in Whitefish, I thought this could be the soundtrack of my weekend.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Late summer patterns take effect on waterways

If you are venturing out anywhere on a river, stream or small lake, you will need to watch for restrictions and closures.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Sticks in a parking lot: life goes on for AK gulls

The saga of seagulls unabashedly laying eggs and raising their chicks in a TV station parking lot in Anchorage, Alaska, recently caught my interest when my daughter Heather started retweeting posts from her forme...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Northwest Montana is a boater's paradise

Northwest Montana has more than its fair share of lakes and streams ideally suited for recreation use.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The old basement

When I was a kid in Ohio, the stairs to our basement led to a recreational oasis.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Summer fishing in full swing

There are a lot of lakes in our area that really offer the best of both worlds for someone looking to fish all day.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Selling home, sweet home

My brothers and I gathered on our computer screens via Zoom a couple of weeks ago to begin the arduous task of deciding what to do with our 350-acre farm in Minnesota.

Updated 1 month ago
God bless the USA

How fortunate we are to live in the USA, Montana and the Flathead Valley.

Updated 1 month ago
A (former) room with a view

Having worked from home the previous eight months, coming back to the office at the beginning of June has taken some adjustment.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
In search of the perfect tomato soup

Politics and social movements aside, perhaps the one thing most of us can agree on is there’s nothing finer than a steaming hot, aromatic bowl of soup, tomato soup to be exact.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Is it summer yet?

Has our spring season finally transitioned into summer in the Flathead?

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Vacations — you either thrive or, at least, survive

Carol's column

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The fishing gets good!

For full time guides and outfitters, fishing “season” never really ends.