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Lakers help preserve Flathead’s pristine waters

June 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

For more than 60 years the Flathead Lakers organization has advocated for clean water and a healthy ecosystem for Flathead Lake and the Flathead Valley watershed.Recently, the Lakers partnered with the Flathead Land Trust to raise money sup...

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Thoughts about neighbors and fences

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

If I had to choose sides regarding neighbors and fences, I’d side with the narrator in Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall.” While he and his neighbor go about their annual ritual repairing together the stone wall between their properties, th...

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Libby Museum boasts dodecagonal design

June 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Anyone who’s traveled U.S. 2 through Libby has spotted the unique 13,500-square-foot building that houses the Heritage Museum. The dodecagonal (12-sided) structure is composed of approximately 800 native Western larch and lodgepole pine log...

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Finding stuff is, thankfully, not a lost art

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Who hasn’t, at one time or another, lost a precious possession?I suppose losing stuff teaches us to “let go” of possessions, lest they possess us. That can be a hard lesson, though. Here are a few of my own “lost and found” stories with hap...

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Roundup grant shines a light on safety

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

On behalf of Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, Ian Bartling, camp wilderness program coordinator, emailed the Inter Lake to thank Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety program for providing funds for safety initiatives in the local...

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A mother’s homecoming

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

When, at 92, a person ought to be dozing off in their easy chair while watching Turner movie classics, the past couple of months my mother found herself in a short-term facility recovering from a fall.As she was returning to church after ch...

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Polson museum building new military barracks

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Miracle of America Museum in Polson recently inherited a building that is now in the process of being recreated as a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps barracks.While its numerous exhibits cover the spectrum of local, regional and nationa...

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Mom’s kitchen was ‘Little Italy’ with lots of love

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

About 10 years ago, my husband’s family began compiling a cookbook to honor and forever preserve my Italian mother-in-law’s cooking legacy.My husband Jim’s grandparents were all born in the Abruzzo region of Italy on the coast of the Adriat...

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Collaborative effort will preserve Conrad Mansion grounds

February 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

For nearly 125 years the east side of Kalispell has been anchored by the impressive Conrad Mansion, surrounded by 3 acres of meticulous landscaping and a handsome dry stone fence.The mansion has been an architectural and historic timepiece ...

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Payback time for love letter from long ago

February 10, 2019 at 9:37 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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