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  • The 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree...the rest of the story

    Steve Edwards|Dec 20, 2017

    Reporter's note: Since learning the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree would come from the Kootenai Forest in western Montana I've been following the story. When my wife and I lived in Libby I was a seasonal employee in the Kootenai Forest for several summers. I still have friends who work there and I was hoping I could get some nuggets of information about the national tree that might not otherwise be available. Turns out there was huge coverage by the media of the process of harvesting and...

  • North Central Montana Shriners prep for Vidalia onion sales

    Steve Edwards|May 18, 2016

    Members of the North Central Montana Shrine Club are preparing to receive their usual shipment of three tons of Vidalia onions. The annual sale of the delectable Georgia onion, according to Shrine officials, is their best fundraiser of the year. Onion sale proceeds provide money to help kids, and their families, with travel expenses to the Shriners' Hospital in Spokane. Henry Tweeten, a Shriner from Havre, has been heading up the regional onion sale since it started about a decade ago. Tweeten...

  • Tesla Motors' all electric vehicles: the future of 'green driving'... maybe

    Steve Edwards|May 18, 2016

    Reporter's note: On a trip to Seattle I made a fuel stop in Superior, Montana, about 60 miles west of Missoula on I-90. Behind the fueling area at the convenience store I noticed three small structures, looking somewhat like gas pumps. Signs by the odd looking structures read, "Tesla recharging station." The convenience store owner, Dale Bullock, was working in the store and I asked about the charging stations. Bullock explained, "The charging stations were here when I bought the store. My...