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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 18, 2020 

It's just my annual fall thing

“I looooove fall. It’s my faaaavorite time of year ... all the colors, the cool temps, the blah blah blah.” If words were one-hundreds — $100 bills that is — I could retire off the number...

 

View from the North 40: Four-legged family is still family

According to current popular standards, I should be referring to my animals as “fur-babies,” but we don’t share that kind of relationship. My critters aren’t my children and I’m not their mo...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 4, 2020

View from the North 40: The Earth as we know it ... or not

Contrary to my grade school learnin’, Europeans of the Middle Ages did not think that Earth was flat only to be proven wrong by one Christopher Columbus, no, the Flat Earthers didn’t really get...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 1, 2020

Bear sightings in Bear Paws

The Chippewa Cree Tribe Natural Resources Department has issued a warning to the public about black bear sightings in the Bear Paw Mountains. Officials said people have reported several sightings, so...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 28, 2020

View from the North 40: It's about words, all the way down

I stumbled across an old bookmark on my web browser to a 2014 article about 69 words and phrases General Motors executives told employees not to use in descriptions of GM automobiles, which were...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 21, 2020

Rodeo action set for this weekend

Rodeo fans wanting to take in some rodeo action this weekend can find events featuring adult and youth competitors at the Great Northern Fairgrounds Saturday, and spectators are welcome free of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 21, 2020

Some things don't need too much innovation

I’ve never been there, but I always imagine Tokyo to be a classy city, but I have to say that the city planners have come up with possibly the worst idea in modern history: re-imagined public...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 14, 2020

View from the North 40: Misappropriation is a global issue

Canada, land of polite people and popular beer, among other magical things, has for the past two years also been home to one of the most unfortunately and rudely named beers on the market. HuruHuru...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 7, 2020

View from the North 40: Pauline and the strange and perfect beauty in imperfection

An Austrian tourist in Italy is facing the ire of museum officials and possible charges after damaging a 200-year-old plaster sculpture while taking a selfie with it at the Gipsoteca Museum in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 31, 2020

View from the North 40 - No lions and tigers, just bears on the brain

Black bears in the Bear Paws. Grizzly bears on the plains — one of them that mauled a guy near Choteau. Bears, you can’t predict them. I should be using my brain to go over the recommended Be...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 24, 2020

You are not who you think you are

I just wanted to do a little research, to be healthy and now I don’t even know myself anymore. Of course, I already knew that all living organism, including humans, live in a sort of symbiotic...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 17, 2020

View from the North 40: It's a land-locked pirate's life, if ye seek it

I know what you’re thinking, because I’ve been thinking it, too: What this pandemic — and, frankly, all of 2020 — needs is a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Someone already found the $1 mill...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 10, 2020

View from the North 40: The real price of technology upkeep

I just wanted to be a real adult, but it ended up like that Pleasure Island scene in Disney’s “Pinocchio” where our little, wooden, not-a-real-boy makes seemingly innocent, but morally...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 3, 2020

View from the North 40: Redefining leadership the old-Turkmenistan way

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov — who has also been known to bust a move singing rap — has written a poem to honor Turkmenistan’s wheat and the farmers who grow it. “I wish...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 26, 2020

Blackfeet shut border with Glacier for rest of season

The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council voted Thursday to close the reservation’s western border, shared with Glacier National Park, for the remainder of the tourist season. The border closure, which...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 26, 2020

View from the North 40: It's an all-out invasion of erratic winged-flappers

The annual migration of miller moths is officially in full swing, and researchers at Colorado State University have said we should expect to see abundant numbers this year. Unfortunately, their...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 19, 2020

View from the North 40: Only one thing is absolute in my uncertainty theory calculations

When I say that I’m a simple person, I mean I’m just a step or two upslope of simpleton-simple. I like things to be straight forward in simple terms. Complicated things are best dealt with if...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 12, 2020

View from the North 40: Newsflash: Nature does not disappoint

This has been a completely weird decade so far this year, even if you only look at what nature has given us: A viral pandemic, murder hornets, 18 inches of snow in June, a major waterway failure in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 5, 2020

View from the North 40: What's a meadow for?

It’s easy to love my pasture in spring when the vegetation is just getting a good hold of the season — the place is blanketed in green, and looks like a lush, manicured lawn punctuated with...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 29, 2020

View from the North 40: Satire is no joke, Nimrod

Satire is the only superpower I wield with any sort of natural grace and effectiveness. It’s likely that this shouldn’t be something to brag about, but I would argue that what satire lacks in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 22, 2020

Rocky Boy sets free COVID testing clinic

Editor’s note: This version corrects the days of the week listed. Rocky Boy Health Center is holding two days of free COVID-19 testing for all members, ages 2 and older, of the Rocky Boy Community... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 22, 2020

Graduate brings awareness of MMIW to ceremony

Public awareness of the inordinately high number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come increasingly to the forefront as a serious issue in the United States, as well as Canada,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 22, 2020

View from the North 40: It's the attitude of the platitude

I know a lot of people have been upset lately about the fact that regular events are being canceled in the name of social distancing for a pandemic that hasn’t hit our state very hard. So, whether...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 18, 2020

Rocky Boy goes into Phase One of re-opening

The Chippewa Cree tribal council announced Friday that the tribe is implementing a Phase One re-opening plan, and Rocky Boy Health Center has entered Phase One plans for its services, as well. The...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 15, 2020

View from the North 40: Do I count myself lucky? Or yucky?

I don’t want to be that person who doesn’t count her blessings — gratitude, after all, has been scientifically proven to be practically a cure-all for what ails your attitude — and yet, here...

 

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