Sunday, January 16, 2022


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Updated 1 month 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, 2 weeks ago
COLUMN: Long May he stay this way

The 47th Northern Rodeo Association Finals begin today at 7 p.m. inside Majestic Valley Arena, with youngsters and veterans alike taking on rough stock for three straight nights.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
There's always a wild card with fire seasons

There are fires still burning in Montana, but for the most part, our northwest region is just about of the woods.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Opening day, it's here at last

Over 100,000 other Montana hunters and non-resident hunters will enjoy Montana’s millions of acres of public land and private land open to public hunting this Saturday.

Updated 3 months ago
One for the campfire

The plan a couple of weeks ago was to meet the Flathead Paddlers group I belong to at the Glacier Park boat inspection station, then drive up to Sprague Creek campground to launch our kayaks on Lake McDonald — at...

Updated 3 months ago
COLUMN: A spell-check of a name, and we’ll take it

About five minutes into his introductory press conference this week Rich Bisaccia gently corrected a writer on the pronunciation of his name.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
A slice of Finland in my genetic pie

I have long been intrigued by ancestral heritage, the DNA melting pot that has made us who we are.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Making sense of FWP hunt proposals

To say that Montana hunting regulations are complicated would be a gross understatement. So, FWP’s goal of simplifying hunting regulations is a very worthwhile goal. I wish them well.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
COLUMN: DeRue comes up aces — and more aces

The Ryder Cup has ended gloriously, the leaves are falling decorously and that usually means time is running out to get in that last 18 around these parts.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Dealing with dementia: Don't be silent

I read with great interest a story a co-worker of mine, Carol Marino, wrote and was published in Thursday’s Daily Inter Lake.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Tourist for a day, or two

The past few weekends I’ve been going on day trips fit for a tourist.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
COLUMN: Inspired hires, garden spots, sticker shock

After seeing the bill for Bruce Barnum’s beer garden extravaganza — $14,448, for 2,064 beers — I can only think: Why didn’t Jerry Glanville think of this?

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Are wolf, bear regs really needed?

With the end of summer and the fall season here, all of us living in bear country must be aware of how bears, both black bears and grizzly bears, are on a relentless search for food or calories in order to surviv...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Ironing out life’s wrinkles

I'll never get used to wrinkles, even as a fashion statement.

Updated 4 months ago
COLUMN: Milestones reached 24 hours apart

Two night games and 200 wins.

Updated 4 months ago
Memories of Sept. 11, 2001

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, I was at work at my hometown newspaper, the Courier-Express in DuBois, Pennsylvania.