Dinosaur snow sculptures bring cheer

Print Article

VICKIE BROCK built dinosaur snow sculptures at her sister’s home on Margrethe Drive in Kalispell. (Photo courtesy of Vickie Brock)

A pair of snow dinosaurs that recently popped up on Margrethe Drive in Kalispell is the culmination of a bucket, lots of packed snow and a few hours of work each day over three days.

California resident Vickie Brock has spent the month in Kalispell assisting her sister, Michelle Labere, who has lung cancer. The siblings are very close, and Brock came to Montana to help her sister keep her mind busy with other things.

The two spent the month doing arts and crafts together — making wind chimes, sewing a small jacket for her sister’s dog, and any other little project they could think of.

“She wanted me to build a snow dino, so I took advantage of Montana’s nature and came up with this,” Brock said.

Labere who has been a resident of Kalispell for more than 30 years loves the snow, and dinosaurs. While Brock was outside building the 6-foot-tall snow creation, Labere was at the window watching.

“She was totally amazed,” Brock said yesterday as she prepared to go back to California. “It just made her day, you know, and it didn’t cost anything.”

Print Article

Read More

Bigfork couple celebrates 60 years

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Ted and Judy Smith of Bigfork are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage June 24, 1958, in Colgan, North Dakota. They lived in Columbia Falls until the ‘80s...

Comments

Read More

Browns celebrate 60th anniversary

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Harry and Nancy Brown, longtime residents of Whitefish, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 21. The couple were married June 21, 1958, in Summit, New Jersey. They met while students at Pe...

Comments

Read More

The violin maker: Kalispell man produces one-of-a-kind instruments

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake om Simensen’s workspace is a musical treasure trove. In the garage adjacent to his Kalispell home, violins hang from a tree-like display, like sonorous branches of gleaming wood. Bottles of finish, ...

Comments

Read More

Jerry Lee Garrott, 93

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Jerry Lee Garrott, 93, died peacefully on May 2, 2018, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was born to Ashton D. and Doris (Johnson) Garrott on April 3, 1925, in Palatka, Florida. Jerry graduated from Peor...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X