Saturday, July 20, 2024
73.0°F

Columns

Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 3 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 11 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 1 year 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.

Updated 1 year ago
Getting in the game with trail cameras

I recently received a new issue of a bow hunting magazine. It included their annual review of new bow hunting gear. There were over 60 pages of new bow hunting…

Updated 1 year ago
We can see clearly now

For more than 50 years, travelers along U.S. 2 might have spied a bison in a plexiglass “tank” mounted atop a pole on the north side of the road where Kalispell gives way to Evergreen.

Updated 1 year ago
A dog-legged route to Saints’ Hall of Fame

Jim Mee’s original plan was to play on the hardcourt alongside Andy Garland, and it’s fitting that both the Libby Logger, Mee, and Sentinel Spartan are headed into Carroll College’s Hall of Fame in September.

Updated 1 year ago
Right to bear arms

Here we are in the middle of the Fourth of July week.

Updated 1 year ago
We craft the future to come

Any one of these things would make a community proud, and Kalispell got three new landmarks in six months.

Updated 1 year ago
A fishing lure junkie

As you read this column about fishing, my wife, son and friend from Kalispell will be on our way to Northern Manitoba for some world class fishing.

Updated 1 year ago
Rex, Pete and that elusive playing time

My iPhone, like many out there, is stock full of podcasts, and as I scrolled through the other day I found one I hadn’t finished.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Traditional craft never gets old

When artist and Salish Kootenai College educator Frank Finley gave a talk at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center last summer, he shared many ways to look at Native American art. One thing he said in particular caught…

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Kokanee salmon management

One of the most favorite fisheries in Northwest Montana is the Kokanee salmon. These hard fighting, good eating fish are a favorite of anglers and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Tread the boards and take a bow

What a marvel to see a living resume parade in front of you, and to have honed hundreds of students’ strengths and sparked creativity, all while asking kids to risk self-expression and to experiment and expand thei…

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
New angling opportunities in Montana

Similar to most fishermen or should I say anglers, since there are some very dedicated local lady anglers, I am always looking for more information about how t…

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Rock needs a new place

Sure the place was a little dusty, and the alphabetizing made no sense, but it made the hunt all that more potentially rewarding. Who knew so many records from France would end up in the Flathead?

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Thousands of teammates, pupils and Ws

Gary Evans, the unheralded (and unpaid) pitching coach for the Glacier Wolfpack, figures he’s played alongside a thousand different fastpitch players.