Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Updated 3 months ago
Dad’s love of music lives on

Dad’s been gone 11 years, but his music still plays in my mind.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Everything’s ‘just ducky’

In the wake of a global pandemic, protests and political pandemonium, my recent forays to do some springtime birdwatching have provided me with a much welcome respite.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
‘Stepping’ into the Fitbit routine

My daughter Heather gave me a Fitbit for Mother’s Day, so I am now among the millions of people who are slaves to the wearable fitness tracker strapped to their wrist.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Change is good!

Well, with two of the biggest weekends for fishing in Northwest Montana behind us (traditional opener and Memorial Weekend back to back) it looks like the weather is finally going to give us that last little push...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Time for anglers to hit rivers; don’t forget new regs

For the most avid of anglers, especially for fly anglers who live to drift and/or wade the moving waters of Montana, this weekend is a holy one.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
A tribute to mothers of all ages

It’s been an extraordinary year so far for everyone as the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped the bottom out of our normal lives. Even as we inch our way toward what seems normal, everything is different than our pre-...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Spring best season for wildlife watching

Last week I had a tough choice to make. Should I spend some time at my lake cabin and do some fishing and turkey hunting or head east and spend a few days on my farm?

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Fishing, a sure cure for the blues!

I doubt that is a newsflash for anyone, but in times like these, sometimes it pays to state the obvious.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Time to find a way to increase access to Montana state lands

It’s spring time in Montana and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in great abundance.

Updated 5 months ago
Mom’s fate is out of our hands

I got a text from my brother Rodney early Friday morning, with a screenshot of the notification he’d just received from the nursing home in Minnesota where my 91-year-old mother is a resident. It was what we fear...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
C-Falls opts to delay resort tax start date

The Columbia Falls City Council last week voted to delay an implementation of a proposed 3 percent resort tax until October 2021.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Jigsybelle: an Easter bunny for all time

Editor’s note: This column originally was published April 25, 2011, in the Daily Inter Lake.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Boat anglers must be cautious

Ready to go fishing? If you are an ice fisherman, I think you are out of luck until next December. If you are a boat fisherman, you have some limited options.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Finding the beauty in our ‘Groundhog Day’

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels as if they’re trapped in the movie “Groundhog Day,” where Bill Murray is forced to live the same day over and over again.

Updated 6 months ago
Finding history in the closet

Every couple of weeks I duck into the storage closet in the conference room at the Daily Inter Lake and watch history come alive.