Author Archives: Debo Powers

About Debo Powers

Debo Powers is the NF News Polebridge correspondent. She has been hiking North Fork trails since 1979. In addition, she is a gardener, kayaker, mountain biker, and dance instructor.

Opening of the New REI in Kalispell

By | November 13, 2018

The line stretched way down the block at opening of new REI store in Kalispell. In the frigid early morning, coop members waited in line to be one of the first 250 people into the new store and receive a gift certificate. Did you know that REI offered classes and events in Kalispell? For example, “Find… Read More »

Soil Biology Retreat held in Whitefish

By | November 13, 2018

This past weekend, small farmers from the Flathead Valley met to learn about regenerative agriculture techniques from Nicole Masters from New Zealand. The 18-hour seminar brought together a diversity of small commercial growers and backyard gardeners who enthusiastically delved into the world of soil microorganisms—fungi, flagellates, amoebae, ciliates, nematodes, algae, and protozoa—with the goal of… Read More »

Day One at Cyclone Lookout, August 10, 2018

By | August 14, 2018

The sun rose in a red, smoky sky. After arriving at the trailhead, I hoisted my backpack and headed toward Cyclone Lookout. The early morning sunlight filtering through the trees on the trail had an orange, smoky look. The heavy backpack filled with food, clothing, and bedding sat familiar and comfortable on my hips as… Read More »