Monday, July 13, 2020


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Updated 3 months ago
Boat anglers must be cautious

Ready to go fishing? If you are an ice fisherman, I think you are out of luck until next December. If you are a boat fisherman, you have some limited options.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Finding the beauty in our ‘Groundhog Day’

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels as if they’re trapped in the movie “Groundhog Day,” where Bill Murray is forced to live the same day over and over again.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Finding history in the closet

Every couple of weeks I duck into the storage closet in the conference room at the Daily Inter Lake and watch history come alive.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The Middle Ground…

As we approach the end of March, and don’t forget you need a new 2020 license, fishing can become a bit of a challenge as the transition from ice fishing to open water begins.

Updated 4 months ago
A day well spent playing with pasta dough

There’s been no dearth of fresh eggs in our fridge the past several weeks thanks to our generous neighbors and their healthy henhouse.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Marching through a no-good month

March, we’ve got to quit meeting like this. You’re a bad month and you know it. I want out of this relationship.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
A special March Madness

Well as March arrives (like a lion) we have lots to talk about!

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
What is impact of ‘anti’s’ on wolf management?

Wolves, wolves and wolves.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
‘Cemetery’ lives to haunt me again

I had an unsettling flashback on the day of the Flathead County Spelling Bee, the annual showdown of top spellers held Feb. 13 this year.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Conditions, conditions...

In one of the mildest winters I can ever remember in my 22 years in Northwest Montana, I really am wondering what this will mean for our spring and summer conditions.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
My decade of dance aerobics

One of the instructors at my gym recently resurrected her old dance aerobics class — 2000s-era music and moves — for a Saturday morning class. I decided it would be fun to go, having been “into” dance aerobics fo...

Updated 5 months ago
Tired of winter? Go jump in a lake

I’m here to state the obvious: winter makes people crazy.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
My country ’tis of thee: Let’s roll ...

OK, so how do you write a last column after 14 years of writing a column nearly every week?

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
A word to the wise: Overthrow your tech overlords while you still can

When the history of the 21st century is written, odds are that it will be the story of the slow but willing enslavement of the masses by the tech overlords.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
‘Come and get it!’

About 40 years ago, my dad, my brother Rob and I dragged my old camper down the Swan to a spot called Point Pleasant. It is a camping area on the Swan River. Rumor had it that the deer were hopping out from behin...