Tuesday, June 18, 2024


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Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Fish management failures

Last week I drove to my cabin in the Thompson Chain of Lakes, planning to do some spring cabin chores and squeeze …

Updated 8 months 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 8 months, 2 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 backroads corner of Montana.

Updated 8 months, 4 weeks 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 9 months, 1 week 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 9 months, 1 week 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 9 months, 1 week 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 9 months, 2 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 9 months, 3 weeks 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 9 months, 3 weeks 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.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Everyone's got a story to share

Emcee Barbara Schiffman stepped to the fore in the Arts & Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College one evening last spring to announce the setup for that night’s “story concert.”

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
A title long coming; a little boost at end

You wonder how history might differ if Cary Finberg had been a teacher, which of course was the original plan.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Awaiting the return of Griz DOLA

The acronym used in the 2000s, when the Montana Grizzlies were blowing open lanes for the likes of Lex Hilliard and Chase Reynolds, was DOLA.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Turn and face the change

We can’t change the certainty of change. That’s the source of our frustration with it. It highlights our lack of control and the folly of foresight as it neatly sidesteps expectation.

Updated 11 months ago
In first summer, Stumptown sets fast pace

It was during the State A track and field championships, Memorial Day weekend, that Josiah Osborne said the quiet part out loud.