Tuesday, January 18, 2022


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Updated 1 month, 1 week 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, 5 days ago
COLUMN: Gilman has front-row seat to Cats’ run

When Tadan Gilman languished a bit for the Montana State Bobcats football team from 2017-19, he had a solid sounding board: His father, Mark.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The (unexpected) little joys of the holidays

Here are a few of the quirky endeavors and serendipities that colored my Christmas this year.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Elk Management

I am always amused by citizens that say all wildlife management should be science based.

Updated 1 month ago
Late November brings the closing of two seasons

It’s a seasonal rite of passage for me to lift my road bike onto my shoulder and carry it down the steps to the basement where it will wait out the winter.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Outdoors columnist bags big bull elk

Hunting with me was my guide, Brett and a hunting facilitator, Greg, who books hunts for an outfitter named Bob Walker.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A practice in cultivating daily gratitude

Gratitude is the soul’s balm, especially in the worst of times.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thanksgiving traditions

Happy Thanksgiving! This is one, if not the happiest weekends of the year for me.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
A woodworker’s passion is rekindled

The first thing my husband Tim made for me from wood 40 years ago was a name plate for my desk.

Updated 2 months ago
Elk produce a real jolt of adrenaline

I’d nearly forgotten the feeling, but seeing the group moving in front of me was like being on cloud nine.

Updated 2 months ago
Sacrifices of veterans hit close to home

The country may be divided in some ways, but the sacrifices made by our veterans ensure we have an opportunity to differ on some issues.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Hunter's dream season is here

The best half of our five-week deer rifle season is ahead.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
COLUMN: Flathead sees rare pair head to Division I

It is once again Signing Day Ceremony Season, and Flathead High had a nice one Wednesday to celebrate two future Division I athletes in swimmer Lily Milner and wrestler Fin Nadeau.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
A weekend roaming the woods

It’s been a few years since I’ve been hunting — and when I say “hunting” I mean traipsing 10 paces behind my husband, the one with the gun putting the sneak on the game.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hometown pride abounds in virtual happy place

When life gets hard we tend to seek out those happy places that give us comfort and take us away from the day’s toil.