Tuesday, December 05, 2023


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Updated 2 months, 1 week ago

Exploring Montana's backroads

If you want to enjoy this week’s Outdoor column, you must set your clock back 100 years or more as we explore a ba…

Updated 2 days, 8 hours ago
Some pivotal actors are quietest

As we gathered for a quintessential American holiday last week, I found myself also feeling grateful for Norwegians.

Updated 5 days, 8 hours ago
Snoozing on the job

Our general rifle season for deer and elk ended last Sunday. If you are like me, after many days of hunting starting in September, first for grouse, then archery hunting for deer and elk, then ducks & pheasants and…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Science meets art in Yellow Bay

“Who here loves plants?” Seattle artist and former river guide and garden designer Sarah Jones asked the few dozen of us assembled for a day alongside Flathead Lake.

Updated 1 month ago
We can LEARN to save lives

According to federal mortality data, suicide in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2022. In Montana, the state with the second-highest suicide rate in the country, it increased 42% from 2011 to 2021.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Know where you stand

The phrase “know where you stand” is the ad line for the Missoula based cell phone app used by millions of hunters to assist them in hunting.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
History exudes quirky diversity

One perk of my job came a year after I started at the Northwest Montana History Museum: I got to go to the Montana History Conference.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Democracy fans make it personal

“What is democracy?” Kristina Graber Wilfore asked the audience of about 40 people at her talk last month at the Northwest Montana History Museum.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
A memorable performance for several reasons

We thought it was just a piece of trash on the road to Bigfork. It seemed to flutter in the wind like a brown paper bag. As we got closer, we saw it was earthbound and alive.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The many joys of early autumn

Ah September, one of my favorite months of the year. Our days are warm and sunny, with crisp cool nights and tons of opportunities to go hunting, fishing, hiking or camping.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Riders thrown by the Ponies down stretch

With the way they played the first half, it should have been a lock that nobody besides Missoula would have a better overall record in the Pioneer League than the Glacier Range Riders.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Six things may be Good enough

Or maybe they were just regular Northwest Montanans, judging from the activities of many current Kalispell residents.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
A belated pro debut for Guzman

In 2009 the Daily Inter Lake ran an article on a local boxing gym that featured, among others, an 11-year-old fighter named Dillan Guzman.

Updated 3 months ago
Picking a QB — it’s so 2003

That the Montana Grizzlies haven’t decided on a quarterback might seem news to some, as the squad prepares to open their season against Butler at noon Saturday.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Plots’ points send a message

My family often braked for graveyards in our decades of Montana adventures, and I fondly recall the first cross-country meet of the season in high school, which took place in an Anaconda cemetery.