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Where have the bees gone

I’d read the stories about vanishing honeybees, but didn’t put much stock in them. I was still seeing plenty of bees. Now all of a sudden I’m not. Last year when I’d walk close to my caragana...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    August 21, 2019 

A good trip

After getting wiped out by the fair, my family and I had the chance to escape the great state of Montana and go home to spend time with my family in the suburbs of Chicago. The road trip was long and...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 21

Sympathy to the families of Justin Lucas who died in a recent accident. Late note from the Phillips County Fair: On Sunday, August 4, trailers and campers from various Native American tribes from all over Montana and other places were at the fair for...

 

Trying my luck

I guess I’ve just been lucky. For nearly half a century I’ve wandered the backcountry of Yellowstone Park without ever being mauled by a bear or gored by a bison. I seldom followed the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    August 7, 2019

I love 'van'?

I know I was skeptical at first per my previous write up about our new vehicle. But I have been driving our family minivan for a week or so and I love it. I know praising the room, comfort and dependa...

 

Too much like me?

Like any grandparent, I’m proud of my grandchildren, and see great promise in their future. Some of them have already begun to show an athletic prowess that I never had. Others are more accomplished...

 

Ugh, a minivan

It went against everything I know, but it’s all over. So, I took the leap with my wife. To sell our family SUV and get a van. Ugh, a minivan. The day that PJ was born in June of 2012, we realized that our car’s air conditioning was not adequate...

 

Catfish, not catfishing

To the dangers we face in Montana every summer add catfish. Not catfishing. Catfish. My friend John ended up in the hospital recently after developing a life-threatening case of sepsis. When I told...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 27, 2019

Happy Crazy Days

INFO Though I missed a lot of it, I thoroughly enjoyed what time I did spend at the Malta Chamber of Commerce’s Malta Crazy Days event. Like the First State Bank Car Show, or any other big event...

 

RSA receives NAWCA grant

Dear editor, The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance thanks President Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the other members of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) for their approval of the most recent slate of North American Wetl...

 

Wishing elms well

I have a love/hate relationship with Chinese elms. I fight them at my home in Malta where they litter the yard with seedpods, and grow like weeds. At the cabin on Fort Peck Lake, however, three large...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 17, 2019

A joy of Summer time

Yeah, I quit for about five years. But when on the keto diet, it helps to have healthy snack options, which is why I dove right back into eating sunflower seeds. I normally eat those jokers by the...

 

Maybe I caught them all

Fishing used to be so much better. I’m afraid I’ve ruined it all. I don’t catch as many fish as I once did. It’s not that I fish less or more ineptly, there simply don’t seem to be as many...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 10, 2019

Out of the Stone Age

Judge me if you must. But in my free time, mostly at 9 p.m., I play video games. Things are a lot different nowadays with video games needing the internet. For years we have not had the internet at...

 

Don't give up because of old grandpa

I recently heard state representative Kerry White (R-Bozeman) speak out against a Forest Service proposal which would prohibit development in the Crazy Mountains. White, executive director of the...

 

Remembering Spot

I buried Spot yesterday. Planted her in the strawberry patch in the side yard where we can see her grave from our bedroom window. Her death, while long anticipated, was more difficult to deal with tha...

 

Staying put, for now

I’m not sure if I have written anything about this but…Our house is unofficially off the market. It looks like we are setting up to rough it through at least one more winter here in Malta. Simply put, we need to redo the siding on our house....

 

She loves me anyway

My wife and I got in a fight last week. She accused me of purposely not putting her on fish. I told her that was preposterous. Nothing makes me happier than watching her catch fish. Then why aren’t...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Art's to the rescue

We are no longer sleeping on the floor! A couple of years ago a wheel gave out on our bedframe. I sat down too hard and heard a pop! This should have been a sign that I was getting too heavy. I...

 

Counciling Corner for June 19, 2019: You Can Overcome Feelings Of Shyness

From the American Counseling Association Each of us, at times, feels anxious about a situation we’re currently in or about to enter. If such feelings are the norm for you, you may feel you’re “shy” and may find you’re labeled as such by...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 12, 2019

That's my boy

I was going to write about how I purchased my first pair of Jordan brand shoes at age 31, but I have a more important story. PJ started tee-ball! It is his first time playing in a real baseball game....

 

Not happy with PCMS treatment

I helped bring the Phillips County Motorsports to Malta starting in 2002 and remained actively involved with the organization until 2017. During those 15 years, some of my positions included Director and President until my departure. I am writing...

 

Should I stay or should I go?

Isn’t this a wonderful spring? Days of rain mixed with days of snow, cold, and lots of wind. It’s enough to make people leave. But take my word -- they’ll regret it. I know very few folks who...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Yes, I went to State C Track...

I see it coming. This week I had the chance to cover the 2019 State Class A-C Track and Field Meet in Laurel, MT. At this event were the three Class C teams that are covered in the PCN. I know it’s...

 

Counciling Corner for Mar 29: You Don't Want To Give Up

Life is full of challenges. Some big, some small, but all can dishearten us at times and make us feel overwhelmed and discouraged. While the goal of some challenge may be important to you, it can be easy to lose sight of that goal when things get in...

 

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