April 6th, 2021

Illegal Meetings- Open Meeting Laws

How to avoid having an illegal meeting? Having read about the recent meeting during which two of the county commissioners and the mayor of Troy (among others) ran afoul of Montana’s Open Meeting Laws, it seems time to consider how not to have an illegal meeting. Montana’s Open Meeting Laws require that “Meeting of Public…

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“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

Bear Hibernation Part II

While I was working on black bears in the Yaak for my Masters degree, I had the pleasure of cooperating with Dr. Ralph Nelson from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Nelson was studying hibernation in bears for a variety of human-related reasons, not the least of which was to assist NASA with sending…

To End a Meeting

When I attend meetings, it frequently feels like a 12 step program for compulsive talkers.  Folks with a bottle problem have Al-Anon.  Druggies have Narcotics Anonymous.  I’ve never seen an advertisement for compulsive talkers, but I figure their meetings are probably called On and On.  In my imagination, they are like some of the community…

School Board Elections scheduled for May 4, 2021. Those interested in running should contact the school clerk.

With the April Run We Could Make Solid Comments on Snow Pack

My last year of snow surveys – 40 some years ago – was, in some ways, the hardest one. Jay Penney was out on medical leave with congestive heart failure, Tom Engel had transferred to Phoenix, and I was handling both the Flathead and Kootenai drainages with help from the Forest Service. I can’t say…

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Meriwether Lewis and his Assault Weapon

There weren’t any AR-15’s on the Lewis and Clark expedition.  But Lewis’ Girandoni air rifle served the purpose of showing firepower at the time.  We’re looking at half the congresscritters wanting to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds – and the Girandoni was a 20 round repeater.

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The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

I’ve looked at many recipes for making Chicken Pot Pie using my cast iron skillet and didn’t find one in particular that fit into my “how can I make this with the least amount of work” philosophy. So I combined a few different recipes and this chicken pot pie is easy to make and the…

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