Carol Marino: Good News

COLUMN: Group looks out for lookouts

January 14, 2017 at 8:11 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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Plenty of reasons to be grateful

November 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

An alleged thief is singing a different tune after being caught red-handed in gas station casino bathroom last month. Glacier Symphony and Chorale were performing Oct. 16 in a high school auditorium and members had left their personal belo...

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COLUMN: Silver Anniversary of Dayton Daze

November 06, 2016 at 4:00 am

For the last 25 years the community of Dayton has boosted the Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and Quick Response Unit’s budget by throwing a big summer celebration. The popular annual event got off to a false start, however, back in ...

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GOOD NEWS: Encouraging voice a true angel

October 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nancy Mackin wasn’t expecting her family dinner would end with her being wheeled out on a stretcher. In fact, Sept. 4 had been a banner day for her and her niece from California who was visiting Montana for the first time. Mackin had an e...

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COLUMN: Help on the road is invaluable

August 07, 2016 at 4:30 am

Recent headlines in the Inter Lake show folks in Northwest Montana still know how to be Good Samaritans. Two recent car accidents bear testimony. When a sport utility vehicle rolled at Logan Pass on July 23 — a busy Saturday in Glacier Pa...

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COLUMN: Woody Weekend a major success

July 24, 2016 at 4:00 am

The Flathead Valley has been drawing some wild weather cards so far this summer but that didn’t put a damper on Whitefish Woody Weekend V. Event director Tim Salt says that despite some rain, the show was a huge success and drew 28 beautif...

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COLUMN: From one soldier to another, a flag gift

July 10, 2016 at 4:00 am

It’s not often you can walk into a store and have your purchase paid for by someone else. Nor would you expect it. But on June 30, Catherine “Kitty” Rhodes from Columbia Falls walked into Lowe’s in Kalispell looking for a fabric American ...

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COLUMN: Local history chapter nears its centennial

May 29, 2016 at 4:00 am

The Montana State Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1894, five years after Montana gained its statehood. Today’s organization has 12 chapters statewide and more than 550 members. The local chapter, Chief Ignace, will cele...

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COLUMN: Park volunteers contribute in many ways

May 15, 2016 at 4:00 am

Glacier National Park Associates don’t let any dust collect under their feet – unless it’s sawdust. Since 1989, the all-volunteer organization has worked to protect and preserve the national park’s buildings, historic structures and resour...

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COLUMN: Help build a mountain of food

May 01, 2016 at 4:00 am

Summer should be a time of fun for children, not one of worrying whether there will be enough to eat. Yet many families in the Flathead face food insecurities. Summertime brings its own challenges because many children do not have access t...

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