Thursday, May 26, 2022

Margaret E. Davis: Peaks and Valleys

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Updated 4 days, 20 hours ago
Marker effort drives for safety

“Someone said, ‘We need to get with this white-marker program,’” Bob Bigler remembers of that American Legion meeting in 2005. “Well, I could help with that.”

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Love of trees takes root

Kalispell Parks and Recreation pulled out all the stops for the 150-year anniversary of the tree-dedicated day in the United States.

Updated 1 month ago
For officeholders, the ears have it

The 2022 race for Flathead County commissioner has four contenders in the upcoming election. What makes it such a hot seat? I also wondered, What does a county commissioner do all day?

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Some jobs start after the buck

“You and I, we could sign up and ride in the rodeo next weekend,” emergency medical technician Kim Vierra told me about the amateur rodeo staged between Kalispell and Whitefish.

Updated 2 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 2 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, 1 week ago
With pole, there’s a free launch

The “dance package” called to me.

Updated 3 months, 3 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.