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 By Dixie Stordahl    News    October 21, 2020 

Loring News for October 21, 2020

It seems that the antelope have started gathering into large groups. I saw two larger groups on my trip to Malta on Friday. I went over to Senior Meals on Wednesday. It's always fun to visit with...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    October 21, 2020 

Andrew Flansaas remembered at Loring Run

On Saturday at 3 p.m., with the temperature in the 20's, a group of runners gathered at Loring to dedicate the day to a loved one who is no longer with us. Andrew Flansaas, son of Michael and Brenda...

 

Loring News for October 14, 2020

Sorry I missed writing my column last week. I had two beautiful blue jays stop in for a few days! It was fun watching them looking for food and trying the suet feeders! Several people worked at the...

 

Loring News for September 30, 2020

What a windy week! My lawn looks gold with leaves from my cottonwood tree! No use raking them yet, still more to fall! I did spot a blue Jay at my waterer this week. They are so blue it’s almost...

 

Loring News for September 23, 2020

After a week of smoky skies from the fires in the west, we had a bit of rain on Saturday night and the skies are much better now. Almost a blue sky, but the horizon still has a smoky look. But so...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The migration of songbirds is in full swing! I've had many goldfinches, yellow-rumped warblers, and sightings of red or yellow-shafted flickers all week. An American kestrel showed up today with sever...

 

Loring News for September 9, 2020

Fall is sneaking in like an insidious habit. The prairie is very dry, which is good for the harvest, but bad for the fire danger! Our temperatures this week saw close to triple digits, but on Sunday...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 26, 2020

Loring News for August 26, 2020

Wishing all the school kids a successful year along with the teachers, cooks, and all the support staff! Malta starts this week and most of Whitewater started last week. A huge wind blew through...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 19, 2020

Loring News for August 19, 2020

The dog days of summer are here! So hot during the day but cools off nicely at night. My sunflowers are attracting the little goldfinches and the red-winged blackbirds. I saw a family of sharp tail Hu...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 12, 2020

Loring News for August 12, 2020

The cooler nights are making me dread the coming winter. I do love the cooler temps, but not anxious for winter. Hard to satisfy, I know! The cooler weather makes it perfect for canning the garden...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 5, 2020

Loring News for August 5, 2020

And now it is August! The month of harvest, one of the most stressful times of the year for the farmer/rancher! Some people love harvest. It means a less stressful time and the fruits of all your...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    July 29, 2020

Loring New for July 29, 2020

The Loring community was hopping this past weekend! Most everyone was involved in one of three weddings! Levi Harms and Casandra Stenvik were married at the Johannesen ranch north of Loring with a...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    July 29, 2020

Star News for July 29, 2020

A comet has been described as a dirty snowball in space that is on an elliptical orbit around the sun. Its cycle takes many years traveling a long ways from the sun before turning back and gradually...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    July 15, 2020

Loring News for July 15, 2020

On Tuesday, a huge storm with very high winds hit our area. It hit so hard that I was worried that my picture window might blow out or break. I'm still thankful for the absence of a hail! The rain cam...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    July 8, 2020

Loring News for July 8, 2020

The Fourth of July was a beautiful day! Nice and warm, no wind! Until about 7 p.m. when Mother Nature decided to show us her fireworks and loud booming! The storm was moved on by 10, but did damage...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    July 1, 2020

Loring News for July 1, 2020

The weather is typical for Montana, temps in the 90’s for the highs, lows in the low 60’s for a few days and then cool, windy, and rain! Yes, rain! So welcome! The summer basketball season is in...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    June 24, 2020

Good numbers at GPDM to start 2020

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum has been open for two weeks and I’m happy to report that many people have stopped to see just what we had behind the big green metal walls! Since we were locked...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    June 17, 2020

Loring News for June 17, 2020

We had one day of summer this week. The temps were in the ’90s as were the wind speeds! No, I jest. The wind was only 70 mph! Plenty hot and sucking the moisture right out of the ground! Last week I...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    June 10, 2020

Loring News for June 10, 2020

Everyone is invited to the community picnic on June 17 at 5 p.m. with the meal starting at 6 o’clock. Come play a few lawn games, eat a burger and visit with your neighbors! It's at the picnic/park....

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    May 20, 2020

Loring News for May 20, 2020

Brandings and seeding are the two things going on mainly in our area! Good luck with both. The annual Compton cattle drive from Boulder, MT to Loring has been completed in the modern way by semi...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    May 13, 2020

Loring News for May 13, 2020

Spring weather is its usual unpredictable mix. We had nice warm temps close to 70 degrees, then cool, 30, downpours of rain, a little grapple, and plenty of wind! The moon is on its way to new and...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 29, 2020

Loring News for April 29, 2020

International Dark-Sky Week was a success out at Loring, even though the skies were cloudy for all but three days. I watched several Youtube videos about light pollution and then I watched The Earth...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 22, 2020

Dark-Sky Week brings skyward viewing chances

International Dark-Sky Week starts on April 19-26. It's the perfect time because the moon will be in the new moon phase and won't add light to the atmosphere. Around the world, people who are...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 22, 2020

Loring News for April 22, 2020

Phillips County has made it through another week without having a positive COVID-19 test result! Congrats to us for staying home, washing our hands and social distancing! The birds are gradually...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 8, 2020

Loring News for April 8, 2020

Greetings for a blessed Easter. Even with social distancing, stay at home, and wash, wash, wash, it is still humbling to me to realize that God gave his only son to save us! And then He arose and is...

 

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