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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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Ranch provides loving home for animals in need

December 30, 2018 at 9:51 am

All Mosta Ranch Montana is a nonprofit livestock rescue adoption and educational center in Marion whose mission is to provide a sustainable quality of life for abused, displaced, neglected or unwanted farm animals.The ranch runs on a tight ...

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The good stuff

December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

In my last column, I spoke of the excitement I was facing as I prepared for the St. Paul ice fishing show, not just for the opportunity to speak to show goers about the fishing opportunities Montana has to offer, but to actually see and exp...

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Trip to Mexico starts with comedy of errors

December 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

We landed Thanksgiving Day in Cancun for our daughter’s destination wedding and, after shuffling through customs, headed to baggage claim.I stood to the side next to our carry-ons while my husband and son retrieved our two checked bags — mi...

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The day I almost blew up the car — and myself

December 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

Remember the headline on my column a few weeks ago? “Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.”Little did I know how prophetic those words would be just a day later. I was racing against time on Nov. 19 to get to bell-choir practice in Whitef...

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Ice show report

November 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

Well, the unofficial kickoff to the ice fishing season begins this weekend, with the opening of the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show in Minnesota. This show is the granddaddy of them all, the biggest and longest-running celebration of all thing ic...

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Kudos given to courteous plow truck driver

November 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

While Joani Young was walking on the Rails to Trails path west of town Nov. 7 she had what she called a heartwarming experience regarding a Montana Department of Transportation plow truck driver. As she and her little dog were crossing Whal...

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Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere

November 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

Those of us classified as baby boomers tend to boast about how wild and free our childhoods were.Kids of our era romped through the woods and climbed trees unsupervised. We rode bikes without helmets and ice-skated without protective gear. ...

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Ice is back on the lakes

November 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

The first glimpses of frozen lakes were viewed over the weekend, on some of the first lakes to traditionally freeze, but we have a long way to go before we can safely say that it’s time to go ice fishing. Every year we get a lake or two tha...

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A Marino service project; well, sort of

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

Posters went up around the Daily Inter Lake’s offices the week before Halloween announcing a Halloween-themed employee potluck and encouraging staff to bring a soup, side dish or dessert for a chance to win prizes.What could I put together ...

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