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Take a trip before winter wanes

February 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

What a difference a couple weeks make! In my last column, I was talking about the mild weather, and welcoming the fact that with February, we were finally getting a shot of winter! Here, just 14 days later, snow continues to pile up, and w...

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Payback time for love letter from long ago

February 10, 2019 at 7:37 am

Back in the day, if a couple living in different towns wanted to communicate with one another it was either by long-distance telephone or letters. Long distance was quite expensive back then and mostly reserved for emergencies or big news.I...

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With February, comes winter

February 07, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Montana residents who really don’t engage in winter sports have been enjoying the mild winter weather, while those of us who relish the snow and cold have been quite disappointed so far. Especially for ice anglers, the slow pace of ice gro...

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Remembering fishing milestones over the years

February 07, 2019 at 4:51 pm

I marvel daily when I think back on milestones or markers in my life, and how long it has been since something began, ended or lasted. Take, for example, my tenure with writing this column for the Daily Inter Lake. I wrote my introductory c...

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‘Death cleaning’ or more stuff? It’s a tough choice

February 03, 2019 at 3:00 am

Here’s my dilemma: every time I think about downsizing I am bombarded with information about new products, some of which seem too good to pass up. Then, like the dog whose attention is diverted to chasing the nearest cat, I’m off and runnin...

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Treehouse Collective raises money for shelter

January 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Tucked into the Emporium on First Avenue East in Kalispell is a growing group of entrepreneurs known as The Treehouse Collective.Among the 10 artists is hip-hop musician 21-year-old Josh Edwards. Edwards, originally from Nashville, came wit...

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A birthday milestone Mom won’t remember

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

My mother’s 90th birthday is today. It’s a milestone she won’t remember.She was born on Jan. 20, 1929, into a hardscrabble life on a farm in northern Minnesota, the youngest of five children whose parents toiled to pull a living out of the ...

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Where’s winter?

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Have you been out ice fishing in the valley this year? If you have, I am guessing it has been on one of our smaller bodies of water, as it seems Ol’ Man Winter just refuses to strike a “deal” with Mother Nature and get serious about making ...

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Surviving my ‘Survivor’ addiction

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

As a means of ridding my closet of skeletons in the New Year, I’ve decided to disclose my addiction to the reality show “Survivor.”I’m not sure how things got to this point, but I haven’t missed a season in 18 years, let alone neglected to ...

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Columbia Falls: the little city that could

January 06, 2019 at 3:00 am

I was paging through last week’s Hungry Horse News and was impressed by the number of stories that talked about the growth and development happening in Columbia Falls these days.One article noted the transformation of Nucleus Avenue — the t...

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