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TERRY COLUMN: Earning a win in 10 seconds or less

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Blink and you could miss it.In a dominating season for the Flathead wrestling team, one of the first matches of the year was something coach Jeff Thompson had never seen before.He’d seen a lot in his first stint as Flathead’s coach, leading...

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COLUMN: Group looks out for lookouts

January 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm

With the “Polar Express” rolling through Montana the past couple of weeks, forest fires may be far from most folks’ daily concerns.The Northwest Montana Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association, however, plans year-round to help keep ...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: In Montana, love your neighbor is not just talk

January 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

“I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.” —Martin Luther King Jr. There are many forms of evil, but from what I can tell, most evil can best be described as the inability to internalize the oth...

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A deep and abiding respect for winter

January 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

As I filled up my gas tank earlier this week before the deep freeze descended upon the Flathead, Dad’s voice was drumming in my head. “Always have a full gas tank in the winter, especially when it’s below zero,” he had advised on numerous o...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Fake news, or: ‘The Art of the Fail’

January 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the old days, philosophers used to meditate about how many angels could fit on the head of a pin. These days, deep thinkers want to know how much fake news CNN can squeeze into an hour.The answer, of course, is plenty. I won’t try to act...

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TERRY COLUMN: Nothing wrong with relaxing

January 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are a lot of things about the day-to-day conversation of sports media and the athletes they cover that bother me as a sane, rational individual. There are few things that bother me more than the argument that athletes should spend all...

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COLUMN: Thomas Sowell writes his final column

January 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Inter Lake has proudly run Thomas Sowell’s column since Jan. 2, 2010. Today, we mark the transition as Michelle Malkin picks up his mantle.)Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century...

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COLUMN: A triumph nothing short of miraculous

December 31, 2016 at 9:03 pm

By FRANK MIELESome 120 years ago, an editor of a newspaper made history when he penned an editorial that included the famous line, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”As I pondered what I would write for my New Year’s Day column, I kept...

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TERRY COLUMN: Jumping the gun

December 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two years isn’t enough. The Buffalo Bills are the latest professional franchise to make this mistake, but certainly won’t be the last.The Bills fired head coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday after less than two years on the job. Ryan is bombastic and...

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Where on earth is peace?

December 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

In the early 1990s when I was working at the Hungry Horse News, a huge semi-truck came through Columbia Falls and ripped away the “Peace” sign tethered between two light poles on U.S. 2, carrying the town’s banner with it down the road.I wr...

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