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 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    September 9, 2021 

Back in the Saddle

Sometimes we forget how much we miss doing something we love - and how good for us it is to do those things. This past week I was reminded of just...

 

From My Perspective: Passing Judgement

I recently overheard a conversation between two people while I was sitting at a machine in the Wheel Inn. I’m not sure if these two individuals,...

 

Setting the Record Straight

Last week may have been all about giving grace, but this week there’s an apparent need for setting the record straight on a few things… First,...

 

Giving and Receiving Grace

I’ve been on quite the whirlwind of adventures this last month. I’ve traveled to Idaho, Whitehall, Alaska, Eureka and recently just down the road...

 

Finding Hope, Creating Magic!

Do you ever have those people who you know you can just be you with? You know, the ones you talk over plans and dreams and kick around ideas you’ve...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    August 5, 2021

Healing Adventures

Some of you may have noticed the absence of a column from me last week. I was finally traveling with family and close friends (after a year’s postpo...

 

Key updates from the Lincoln Ranger District

This is my first report to you all, and I'd like to first express my appreciation for the warm welcome by the community. Thanks for those of you that...

 
 By Seth Wildon    Columns    July 29, 2021

Blackfoot Challenge responds to fatal grizzly bear incident with community members

The recent death of Leah Lokan from a grizzly bear mauling while camping in Ovando, Mont. on July 6 has reinforced the need to maintain and enhance...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 22, 2021

Connect, Support, Evolve

I’m just returning from two back-to-back weekend shows where I taught and had a booth selling my fiber-wares. I’d forgotten how much work these sh...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 15, 2021

Borrowing a little 'Hey Howdy Hey'

Believe it or not, there are occasionally times that I sit down to write this column, and I have no idea what I’m going to write about. It’s...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 8, 2021

Celebrating Independence

This past weekend we celebrated America’s 245th birthday. For some, this meant having a three day weekend, barbecues, and family gatherings. For...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 1, 2021

We're not all Created Equal

Over the last several years we seem to have gone from being a society of people, as a whole, working together and working hard for what we have, to...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 24, 2021

We are Family

We all have a family. Some we are born into, and others we find along the way. Sometimes the family we’re born into isn’t the family we spend the...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 17, 2021

It's All In My Head

In recent weeks I’ve had a lot of people ask me where I come up with the ideas for this column. Usually, my response is something to the effect of ...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 3, 2021

Final Road Trip

This past week I had to say goodbye to my canine companion and best shotgun road trip partner. It was a tough few days, especially those leading up...

 
 By Jean Pocha    Columns    June 3, 2021

Roots and Shoots

Well, the garden season is suddenly upon us. It's already June and our soil is finally dried out a bit from the rain and warmed up a bit from the...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 20, 2021

Difficult Conversations

Sometimes, circumstances, differing opinions, actions from others and even our own actions, call for conversations in order to clear the air, make...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 13, 2021

Help Wanted

If you take a look around, almost anywhere in the state (and likely the country) you’ll notice something in almost every place of business: a...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 6, 2021

It's None of Your Business

There are several things in life that are personal in nature. Some remain private forever, while others are private things you talk over with close fr...

 

Life is too short

Life is too short to live in a negative state of anything. It’s too short to live in pain, it’s too short to live in fear, and t’s definitely too short to keep wishing for time to go by. Believe...

 
 By Jean Pocha    Columns    April 29, 2021

Roots and Shoots: Seedlings and Space

As I was visiting with a young man from Illinois recently, the obvious difference between the open space in Montana vs. Illinois came up. He felt...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 15, 2021

Helping Hands

If the last couple of weeks kept me busy preparing and this week has been all about recovery, then I’m here to tell you, moving forward has me...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 8, 2021

Preparation... an Ongoing Life Skill

As humans, it seems we're always preparing for something. As children, we're more being prepared for things than actually preparing for ourselves....

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 1, 2021

Mind and Garden

It’s often said gardening clears a person’s mind, puts them in touch with the land and relieves stress. I’ve gardened pretty much since I moved...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 25, 2021

The Myth of Getting it All Together

One day, I’ll get it all together… I say this every year about the time I get ready to file my taxes. And each year, I do have it a little more...

 

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