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Reporter’s Notebook

Reporter's Notebook

Nordic Dreams

Season-pass sales at Glacier Nordic Club help lay preparations for the youth ski-education programs for children between the ages of 4 and 18 and ensure that a stable of groomers is prepared to perform this yeoman’s work all winter long

By TRISTAN SCOTT
Reporter's Notebook

Welcome (Home) to Montana

I am, admittedly, a transplant with a lot to learn. But, I am also a person who gets to call the Flathead Valley my home.

By Denali Sagner
Reporter's Notebook

Cold-Weather Reading

When Jack Frost comes nipping at my throat, I turn up the vaulted collar on my pea coat, heat up the kettle and crack the cover of a survival tale to put my discomfort in perspective

By Tristan Scott
Reporter's Notebook

Company Man

If a man is known by the company he keeps, then I must be doing alright

By Tristan Scott
Reporter's Notebook

Wide Open Spaces 

As I turn in my last Beacon stories (for now), new “wide open spaces” lay ahead

By Denali Sagner
Reporter's Notebook

A Letter from Camp

As camp season arrives in earnest in northwest Montana, I’ve been flooded with memories of my own experiences at a wide range of camps and experiential outdoor education programs I attended in my youth

By Tristan Scott
Reporter's Notebook

Dog Days

In his eyes I cannot fail so I am determined not to fail those eyes; which, paradoxically, means I fail daily. His standards are impossible to meet.

By Tristan Scott
Reporter's Notebook

Are You Local?

Pausing to answer the question, I considered the two boreal toads and the black bear I'd just encountered on this secret stretch of trail — friends of the forest with unassailable local credentials

By TRISTAN SCOTT
Reporter's Notebook

Breakfast of Champions

I’ve learned to vanquish the nagging demons of inferiority — or at least lull them into complacency with liberal doses of endorphins

By Tristan Scott
Reporter's Notebook

Sometimes It Snows In April

Although our degrees of musical appreciation vary, we all incorporate these meticulously arranged frequencies into the core of our identities.

By Tristan Scott

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