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 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 29, 2019

Living the good life in Cuiaba' ... for a month

When I entered the Peace Corps they gave me five months of Portuguese lessons in the state of São Paulo before they sent me to Mato Grosso, a state...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 22, 2019

Dear Dietician: Microbiome

Dear Readers, When I told friends and family that I would be writing about the microbiome this week, there were some raised eyebrows. My friend Ken...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 22, 2019

Road to Brasilia

When I was in Barra do Bugres this last time, I put a lot of effort into finding old friends from my Peace Corps years. Many had passed on, of...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 15, 2019

Dear Dietician: Crohn's disease

Dear Dietitian, I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what foods I should avoid. Can you help?...

 

This is Montana: Missouri headwaters are central to Montana history (Part 1 of 2)

A labyrinth of channels, willow bottoms, islands and a general mix of wetlands interact to piece together the headwaters of the Missouri River. The...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    May 15, 2019

Tales and Trails: Get out the Fishing Gear

Montana's rivers are running high, wide and muddy right now and things typically won't improve much for maybe two months. That all depends on...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 15, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: A biblical view of anger

Over the years I have had many opportunities to develop and exhibit self-control. I would love to say that I have always passed the test and been a model of patience, calmness and control. However,...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 15, 2019

Disappointment and spectacle on a trip to the Ice Follies

As kids, it was rare for us to travel farther away from home than Deer Lodge. The roads and vehicles of the day weren't much, and we never saw any...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 8, 2019

Dear Dietician: IV Vitamin Therapy

Dear Dietitian, My girlfriend has been getting IV vitamin therapy and says she feels great. She insists I give it a try, but I want to know more...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    May 8, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Generations

Recently, someone introduced themselves to me as “[insert name here], fourth generation Montanan, ranching family.” “Wow,” thought I. “This individual is awfully proud of their heritage ...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 8, 2019

The Grand Trip: a slow drive to Deer Lodge

It was rare to travel much distance from Helmville in the 1950's and 60's. The vehicles weren't that dependable, and the interstate system wasn't...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    May 1, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: A Great Opportunity

Starting on May 4th residents of Lincoln have a great opportunity to attend a free 6-hour course that has been developed and implemented in hundreds of towns and dozens of countries. It is not a get-r...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    May 1, 2019

Great Uncle Pat

Our paternal grandfather's brother, our great uncle, died in 1959, so there aren't many of us left who knew him. We of the 4th generation only knew...

 

Dear Dietician: Unhealthy eating

Dear Dietitian, My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    April 24, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Evidence for Faith and Easter

Chester Beatty Papyri and Bodmer Papyri are almost complete New Testament’s and date from 200-250 AD. This helps ensure authenticity. The completeness of the New Testament. We have it all, nothing...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 24, 2019

The Shack

I've mentioned a number of times the constancy a person experiences when raised on a rural property. The phenomenon crosses generations and allows...

 

Dear Dietician: Listeria

Dear Readers, If you have been listening to the news lately, you may have heard about more food recalls. This time almond butter and avocados were...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 17, 2019

The phenomenon of dying rural towns

The other day I was in a town about 100 miles from here. Townsend used to be a dynamic place, but there are a lot of empty storefronts there now. The...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    April 17, 2019

Tales and Trails: Fly-tying for the aged

Several years ago, an old man, who I really didn't know, died and his wife gave me a grocery bag full of his fly-tying material. And for a long time,...

 

Dear Dietician": Insulin

Dear Readers, Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    April 10, 2019

Mountaintop Musings:

The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    April 10, 2019

Into the Drink

April 15th marks the one-hundred-and-seventh anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a catastrophic accident that resulted in tragic loss of life...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 10, 2019

Myriad pets, both domestic and wild

Rural children grow up with fewer organized activities than do their urban counterparts, but they enjoy a variety of country opportunities not...

 

Dear Dietician: Food Alegires

Dear Readers, Food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and it is estimated that as many as 8 percent of children suffer from at least one...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    April 3, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Springtime Ramblings

Well spring has finally showed up, both on the calendar and in the warmer temperatures and melting snow. I know we are all glad for this time of year, especially after the rough month we had in...

 

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