Carol Marino: Good News

An unofficial end to summer

September 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last weekend was all about synchronicity for me. Though it wasn’t what I would have preferred to do, my activities seemed to fall into perfect order with the planet’s inclination.I’d returned after Labor Day with a cold after a trip visitin...

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A mad dash for Hatches

September 02, 2019 at 3:51 pm

The past couple of years, around mid-August, Hatch chili peppers have found their way into the produce departments at local groceries. It’s a short window for this particular variety of hot pepper that’s gained popularity with local folks w...

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‘Angering the gods’ is risky business

August 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm

One rightfully could call this year’s spring and summer weather in the Flathead fickle. While local long-timers know June is considered “the rainy month,” this year glorious dry June weekends jump-started our warm-weather recreating.July, h...

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A battle of wills — Manpower vs. horsepower

July 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

The goal was simple enough. Get the old fishing boat sitting behind the garage, fire up the old boat motor and head to Smith Lake. My husband Jim would tool around fishing for the pike and perch Smith Lake is well-known for, and I’d paddle ...

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Jackson, even in June, is worth visiting

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

Grapple was collecting on the hood of our pickup as we rolled into Wisdom, Montana, on our way to Jackson Hot Springs for a long weekend.Capricious storm clouds pummeled the Bitterroot Mountain Range rising above the Big Hole Valley and ski...

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Lakers help preserve Flathead’s pristine waters

June 30, 2019 at 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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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