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With ballooning, it’s all about hot air

September 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

I saw two hot-air balloons floating above the West Valley on my way to work this week, and was reminded how mesmerizing those voluminous orbs can be. Once you spot one, it’s hard to take your eyes off it.When we moved to the Flathead Valley...

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‘I am part of the resistance inside the news media,’ and I’m not anonymous

September 08, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Over the years, I’ve been asked to run anonymous letters dozens of times, but I’ve never done so. The explanation is always the same: Our readers have a right to judge the validity of a submitted opinion based on who you are and whether you...

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Fall fishing is here

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

September has arrived with a feeling more like October, at least when it comes to the cool mornings and the falling water temperatures on many local lakes. I look forward to September almost more than any other month as a sportsman in Mont...

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‘Everybody in the pool!’

September 01, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Hundreds of kids across the Flathead will be jumping not just into a new school year, but also into the swimming pool come January courtesy of The Wave’s School to Pool Program.The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center in Whitefish has been helpi...

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Saying goodbye: Thirty-four years in the blink of an eye

September 01, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you need to know the truth, I just got wore out.That’s why, on Sept. 26, after 18 years at the helm, I will step down as managing editor of the Daily Inter Lake and enter retirement. To paraphrase Mark Twain, I am sure that will please s...

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My pursuit of solitude started early

August 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was reminiscing with a friend this week about those sweet summers of our youth, and the reckless abandon with which we embraced those treasured days. It was a different time and place, when kids could roam freely without the constant supe...

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Torrent Technologies rises to the Challenge

August 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

For the past 10 years employees of Torrent Technologies have thrown down the gauntlet at the Glacier Challenge in Whitefish, a fundraiser supporting the Flathead Youth Home. The business also became a title sponsor for the event in 2014.In ...

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Letters are window into our world

August 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column originally appeared on Sept. 16, 2007, and was written in response to a complaint about the Inter Lake publishing religiously based letters to the editor. It seems appropriate to reprint it in light of t...

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TV has gone to the dogs

August 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a television channel developed especially for dogs.It was one of those “now I’ve heard everything” moments when an email from DISH Network popped up, offering DOGTV for just $4.99 a mo...

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Journalists used to fight fake news; today they pretend it doesn’t exist

August 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

How — I am sometimes asked — can a journalist like me question the ethics of a fellow journalist reporting about the White House? Shouldn’t all reporters and editors stick together?Well, no. They should stick with the truth.Consider if the ...

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