Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

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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With ballooning, it’s all about hot air

September 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

I saw two hot-air balloons floating above the West Valley on my way to work this week, and was reminded how mesmerizing those voluminous orbs can be. Once you spot one, it’s hard to take your eyes off it.When we moved to the Flathead Valley...

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My pursuit of solitude started early

August 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was reminiscing with a friend this week about those sweet summers of our youth, and the reckless abandon with which we embraced those treasured days. It was a different time and place, when kids could roam freely without the constant supe...

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TV has gone to the dogs

August 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a television channel developed especially for dogs.It was one of those “now I’ve heard everything” moments when an email from DISH Network popped up, offering DOGTV for just $4.99 a mo...

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That time I was a dancing queen

July 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

For those of us baby boomers who came of age in the 1970s, there was no way to escape the addictive melodies of the many ABBA songs that swept the world during that era.“Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” played in every disco-themed night club...

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