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Loring News for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Venus was in conjunction with the moon earlier this week. I had several people ask me which planet was so close to the crescent moon in the west! It was Venus, traveling behind the moon and appearing...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Welcome to October! I can vouch that the trees along the Milk River are beautiful this fall, all the way to it Bank! The yellows and greens of the cottonwoods combined with the occasional red or...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9.22.21 Oh wow! The wind really kicked up on Saturday and actually ripped up a few shingles on my roof! So rude! But on the positive side, none of my trees broke off and smashed into my vehicle! Got...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The temperature this week has been really warm for this time of year. Most days were in the high 80’s and low 90’s! Still have some dew in the mornings, thank goodness! The gardens are slowing...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The temps this last week have been pretty warm, but I do enjoy a warm day with a cool evening! I flew Cape Air to Billings and back this week. The ride was very smooth and uneventful, and I’d...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The moon is waning and soon it will be a new moon, really dark, but great star gazing time! The rains were spotty this week. Every drop is welcomed! The grass greened up a little, and the dust was was...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Rain! Precious rain fell from the skies several times this week. Unofficially, the amount in Loring was 2 inches! Everyone has a big grin on and the grass is even a bit greener! The full moon this...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Good luck to all the students who start school this week! May you have a great year with lots of special memories and good friends! The Turner School is sponsoring a Sunday Funday on August 29, with...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This year has been one for the books! After last year with the restrictions on travel, etc. I thought “back to more normal” would be great! I was not thinking about a record year for no moisture...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

With the smoke in the atmosphere, the sun looks neon orange as it sets in the west! It makes for very brightly colored sunsets and the moon is very orange when it comes up also! It is just starting...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Loring is still in the throes of summer with hot dry weather. I know some people thrive in the hotness, but I’m ready for highs in the 70’s. In three months I’ll be wondering why it’s so...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Whoa! Is it hot enough? I think so! I’m in Billings for a week and it is very hot here. But just have to remember the month of January and realize that winter is not that far away! I took a tour...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The flycatchers eggs hatched. I think only three, but they are keeping the mom busy! It is so hot here that I'm surprised the eggs aren't hard boiled! I see a few hoppers moving in but so far they...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Every once in a blue moon I’m surprised by the random kindness that has come forth for no reason! I had a tourist come into the Great Plains who told me about her morning. She had a flat tire on...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This week the weather was amazing...a little warm in the day but beautifully cool in the evening! Still completely dry, though! The high point of my week was the Wine and Dino at the Great Plains...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Loring community picnic was another success! Attendance was down, but there was lots of visiting, cooking, and eating! I found someone who could detail my car! So much dog hair in it and now it...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, June 12, 2021

Mother Nature gave us two nights of rain this week. In Loring, unofficially “official” the total rainfall was 2.5 inches! A lot of the low spots were full of water. The ditches up at Jason's are...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

We've had a couple of really nice days, a couple of hot days and a couple of windy days! We had a sprinkling of rain and lightning. More rain, less heat is what I'm praying for! My flycatchers are...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Happy June! This last week of May has been chalked full of brandings in this community! Along with graduations, baby showers, wedding showers, and lake time! The Whitewater Penguins track team went...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Loring News for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mother Nature treated us to another snowstorm on Wednesday night. It was pretty heavy snow so lots of water. All weekend it has misted making more water available for the crops. The Loring Women’s...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    May 19, 2021

Loring News for May 19, 2021

Yes, it is officially spring for another few days! Last week we had lots of snow. Now we have an 80-degree day! The grass is greening up! I even mowed my yard today and really enjoy how it looks...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    May 12, 2021

Loring News for May 20, 2021

Mother Nature surprised us up here in Loring with about 4 inches of good wet snow! I'm just estimating the depth, but it sure seemed thick on the car. The hills are starting to green up so we are happ...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    May 5, 2021

Loring News for May 5, 2021

Sunday Loring got a two-inch rain! Yes! Two inches between each drop on the deck! That is something that we need out here the dreaded word...MOISTURE! The gopher hunt was a success again this year....

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 28, 2021

Loring News for April 28, 2021

April brought us a mix of moisture, a little mist, a little rain and a bit of snow, too. But not much! We had lots of wind! The birds are migrating through. I even heard the sandhill cranes the other...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 21, 2021

Loring News for April 21, 2021

We've had a few days of spring snow which was very welcome since we are very dry up here. I've spotted some mourning doves, killdeer,and juncos. I'm sure the warblers and finches will be coming in...

 

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