The paradox of improved access Main concerns on the North Fork remain the same from year-to-year, can only be solved by government agencies and are most often controversial. Biggest battle that has been going on the longest is probably the main North Fork Road. To pave or not to pave?
Bad weather and the Interlocal The 2019 Winter Interlocal has been held, but the big news is the late, almost vicious winter weather. Private landowners sent their concerns to the agencies in the weeks before the meeting, so their presentations took less than 15 minutes and the agencies managed to finish by 1 p.m.
Dealing with winter It seems only a short time ago I was commenting on our “open winter,” very little snow and above normal temperatures. Even the North Fork road was a fright, with water running on an ice surface. It was so slick that the Heaphys chained up all four tires to get to town… Read More »
Thoughts on the Downeses I hope every North Forker and North Fork over has been able to read either the Jan.28 or 29th Daily Inter Lake. Inter Lake reporter Duncan Adams wrote an excellent article about North Fork icon Lee Downes. He interviewed Lee at my kitchen table with Lee’s youngest daughter, Marilee, and I… Read More »
Thoughts on the deer population There is still a lot of discussion about why there was such low hunter success last hunting season. First of all, it is necessary to look at deer numbers. Obviously there were fewer deer, but elk numbers are not quite so clear.
A pox on both political parties The shutdown continues. Democrats blame Republicans. Republicans blame Democrats. The fact is rich, empowered folks on both sides are failing to do their jobs and forcing ordinary folks on both sides to pay the price. How dare they require middle class workers to work without being paid?
We were certainly sorry to hear about Tom Sluiter’s passing from Larry’s column in the Hungry Horse News. Remembering Tom Sluiter Sad news on the North Fork this week as we were informed of the unexpected death of Tom Sliuter. The Sluiters, Tom and Jenny, have been long-time North Fork landowners. While Tom was teaching… Read More »
An aging population means no North Fork beach party this year I hate to admit it, but the older I get, the less I like change. Thus, I really like both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at Sondreson Community Hall. Typically, from 80 to 100 people are present for Thanksgiving and about 60 attend Christmas dinner.
A belated thank you You would think, as old as I am (81), that I would be wiser and make fewer mistakes. Not so. Just about the time I get a little smug, I stumble and blunder into a boo-boo. The latest, but not my biggest, blunder was my column about the recent Thanksgiving celebration… Read More »
Thanks, Larry, for the NFNews plug! Thoughts on Thanksgiving and hunting season Yep, we did it again. More than 100 folks gathered at Sondresson Community Hall to celebrate Thanksgiving. Steve and Christine Berg and Mark and Margaret Heaphy did their usual great job of starting early morning fires in the stoves and decorating so the… Read More »