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Reporter’s Notebook

Reporter's Notebook

Time for Change

On Aug. 3, I celebrated 10 years at the Beacon, and soon thereafter told my coworkers that this would be my last month working at the newspaper that has been my home for a decade. It’s a gift to be welcomed into people’s lives and be trusted to tell their stories, and that’s a part […]

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Reporter's Notebook

Bullock’s Big Week

Pundits widely commended the Montana governor's performance in the Democratic presidential primary debate

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Reporter's Notebook

A Big Sky Success

I walked away from the Under the Big Sky Music & Arts festival with my already high expectations greatly exceeded

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Reporter's Notebook

In Praise of Tourism

I’ve made it my goal this summer to be more gracious toward the tourists that flood our valley, and it’s been a nice change of pace for my sanity. Instead of being upset at the slower, out-of-state driver in front of me, going a cool 55 mph on a 70 mph stretch of highway, I […]

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Summer’s Fire Hose

Last week, I was driving the U.S. Highway 93 Alternate Route to work in Kalispell, and just as I took my exit into town, I realized I’d left my laptop back in Whitefish. I yelled out loud about it before remembering my window was open and other people could hear me — it had already […]

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Melt-Off Damage

The contradictory anticipation of spring: we want the warm weather, but not the worst of its implications

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