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 By BEN LONG    Community    October 12, 2022

Hiking Public Lands Shouldn't Require a Ladder

Imagine you were part owner of a nice piece of rural land, maybe with a trout stream running through it. But your neighbors won’t let you in. You don’t have to imagine, because access to far too much public land is legally blocked by private...

 By BEN LONG    Community    June 1, 2022

Bison - Back Where They Belong

Early in the Covid-19 epidemic, I visited the Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. But the bison didn't get the memo about social distancing. A trio of bull bison -...


Guest Opinion: Responsible Gun Owners Need to Be Heard

I own a closet full of guns. But nowhere in that closet is ammunition. That is locked up elsewhere, reflecting a rule I was taught in childhood. Guns are powerful, even deadly, tools. If you own one, it’s on you to keep it safe. That is what the...


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