Monday, June 27, 2022


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Updated 6 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Turkey season

It’s springtime in the Flathead. Similar to the fall season, the outdoor person has many choices of what to do in the great Flathead outdoors.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
A belated tribute to a musical ‘heartbreaker’

Like most everybody, there are all kinds of music I like and keep on my personal playlist — from classical to classic rock — which doesn’t get fed much new material these days; I seem content enough to listen to ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Break out the gloves and eye black

A dozen years as a head football coach in California and another 18 as an assistant at the high school and college level have prepared Mark Kessler for this moment. Girls flag football is coming to Montana this ...

Updated 3 months ago
Mad skills soar in the skies

The hardest part about attending the Flathead Audubon Society meeting turned out to be finding it.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Dusting off the good ol’ stuff

I was doing a little digging around in some of my old stuff I’ve saved for dubious reasons last week and the first thing that caught my attention was a set of four purple plastic puzzle pieces in asymmetrical sha...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Online hassle

For Montana hunters, both resident and nonresident hunters, March is time to do some heavy duty planning for the 2022 fall hunting season.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Real connections take a hang-up

Pre-Prohibition Kalispell had 28 saloons. That’s nothing compared to Kalispell precursor Demersville: At the height of its population in 1890 it had 73 liquor dispensaries, or about one per 21 residents.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
A wanton act of war

All four of my grandparents immigrated from eastern Europe to upstate New York in the early 20th century.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Thompson Chain of Lakes easement

It’s still wintertime in the Flathead, but spring is just around the corner - I hope. This past couple of weeks have been busy for many of us that hunt, fish and hike in the great Flathead Outdoors.

Updated 4 months ago
Travelers dare to see different

Working at an adventure magazine in Chicago I reported a story by phone about renting sailboats in Tahiti — Bingo! I formed a goal: travel the world.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Lest ye be judged, all you football fans

In truth, until recent years watching an entire game of football on TV was almost impossible for me. I just didn’t grasp much of what was happening on the field and couldn’t keep up with the action. My eyes would...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Strength in numbers

Is the end of all hunting, fishing and trapping in sight?

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
With pole, there’s a free launch

The “dance package” called to me.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A once-in-10-years event

In November I received a notification in the mail that my driver’s license would be expiring on my birthday — a once-in-10-years event.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Who said it: The kids are alright

The temperature hovered below freezing, and the sun hid behind a gray cover of clouds, but the mood inside Flathead High School was anything but gloomy.