Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

A lifetime of bad hair days

February 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

I routinely get Facebook posts from an entertainment website called “Grew Up in the ’70s and ’80s,” and had to laugh when it recently declared this observation about the telltale 1980s hairstyles most of us remember: “Hair so big it had its...

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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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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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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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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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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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Clothing cache adds to store’s eclectic offerings

November 04, 2018 at 3:00 am

When Karlene Khor started an eclectic pop-up store on Main Street in Kalispell earlier this year, she had no idea it would open the door to some pretty interesting inventory.Her shop, Seasons, is open four to six weeks at a time, four times...

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Remnants of Fort Steele Trail still linger

October 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

I’ve had the opportunity to write a lot about the history of the Flathead Valley during my 23 years here at the Inter Lake. To me it’s one of the best parts of the job because I marvel at the tenacity of the Flathead’s earliest citizens, an...

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Camera lost in wilderness finds its way home

October 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is a story about how a camera that was lost six years ago on a rocky slope in the Great Bear Wilderness found its way home to Wisconsin under the most unusual circumstances.Dave Pauly of New Berlin, Wisconsin, shared the tale with the ...

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No bologna: the truth about Spam

September 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

When you spend 36 years with a meat processor who is also a trivia buff, it’s a sure bet the history of Spam comes up every now and then.My husband loves to regale dinner guests with his wealth of knowledge about the canned chopped-ham prod...

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