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Testing theory of truffle-izing: Winter farmers market conversation leads to flavor-infused foods

Testing theory of truffle-izing: Winter farmers market conversation leads to flavor-infused foods

After I bought all of Bob’s parsley, plus a dozen eggs and some onions, we stood there chatting, both of us sipping coffee. We were intrigued …

Give lemon tree sun, humidity to improve its health

Give lemon tree sun, humidity to improve its health

Q: This is my first winter with a lemon tree, and it is looking unhappy. What should I do to improve its appearance?

Hauling logs: Crews working to complete Horse Lick Timber Sale project before spring

Hauling logs: Crews working to complete Horse Lick Timber Sale project before spring

Morning begins hours before first light for William Parke.

These Poems Need Homes: Going into battle on the gridiron

These Poems Need Homes: Going into battle on the gridiron

To be the best, you have to beat the best...

Bitterroot fishing can be tough on first try

Bitterroot fishing can be tough on first try

I guess an apology is in order from me regarding the snowfall and my predictions from last week. I was pretty sure that our snowfall was over …

Don’t feed the wildlife: Feeding deer can have negative consequences for herd

Don’t feed the wildlife: Feeding deer can have negative consequences for herd

Dasher, Dancer, and many of their white-tail deer pals can find easy pickings in local neighborhoods.

Paper, cardboard are safe to add to compost pile

Paper, cardboard are safe to add to compost pile

Q: Can I put all kinds of paper and cardboard into my compost pile? What about colored pictures in newspapers? Don’t they contain heavy metals…

Seaweed, salvation and salivation: Plant-like algae can serve as surprising substitute for bacon

Seaweed, salvation and salivation: Plant-like algae can serve as surprising substitute for bacon

Twelve years ago, during an extended layover in Seoul, Korea, I discovered the ancestors of the packaged seaweed snacks that today’s hip kids …

Saving Ernst: Volunteers work to preserve 22K historical images by renowned Bitterroot photographer

Saving Ernst: Volunteers work to preserve 22K historical images by renowned Bitterroot photographer

HAMILTON – Legendary and prolific Bitterroot Valley photographer Ernst Peterson, born in 1912, had an uncanny knack for capturing the beauty o…

Fishermen concerned by below average snowpack

Fishermen concerned by below average snowpack

Going, going, gone is the answer to “What’s happening with the snow in the Bitterroot Valley?” Worrying about having enough snow is on the min…

Quieter times: Changes in Yellowstone’s winter travel noticeable inside park

Quieter times: Changes in Yellowstone’s winter travel noticeable inside park

OLD FAITHFUL, Wyo. – The contrast is stark, and not just because of the bright white snow that blankets the steaming, otherworldly landscape.

Fixing your nutrition can improve overall health

I am often asked, what one can do to improve eye health? What supplements, herbs, vitamins, or pills to take? What can we do to reduce the ris…

Hosed by fructose: Studies indicate body may process glucose more efficiently

Hosed by fructose: Studies indicate body may process glucose more efficiently

A study published on the first day of 2016 suggests that sugar encourages the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors in rats, and fructose …

Control cheatgrass by mowing to prevent seeds

Control cheatgrass by mowing to prevent seeds

Q: Do you have any information about how to deal with cheatgrass? Last summer my place was overrun with it.

Deer in the crosshairs: Bitterroot study gets underway to learn more about the species

Deer in the crosshairs: Bitterroot study gets underway to learn more about the species

There’s something not quite right when it comes to the Bitterroot Valley’s mule deer herd.

These Poems Need Homes: The downside of being ill

These Poems Need Homes: The downside of being ill

Take two and call me in the morning.

Warmer weather reminds that spring is coming

Warmer weather reminds that spring is coming

As we near the end of January, the thoughts of fly fishermen turn to spring and the beginning of the dry fly fishing season.

View from above: Trestle offers owl’s-eye view of western Montana winter playground

View from above: Trestle offers owl’s-eye view of western Montana winter playground

TAFT – High above one of Montana’s most popular snowmobile staging areas, cross-country skiers have a box seat.