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 By Steve Sibra    Opinion    July 29, 2020

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY: Harley Hurd: A tough skin concealed a heart of gold within

When I was a lad, there were a few people around Big Sandy who always seemed to be somewhere nearby. On the one hand, they were like the buttons on an old coat, maybe a little bit frayed, maybe the...

 

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY "Sex, Drugs, Rock n' Roll and Lawrence Green: How I Survived the 1970's"

Like a lot of people, I have fond and nostalgic memories of my high school days. Well, at least I have memories. I can't even estimate how many people I know these days who say they can't remember...

 
 By Steve Sibra    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Ridin' By"

Note: I wrote this story in 2018, as an homage to the memory of Buster Dunlap, a longtime family friend who was a cowboy from Circle, Montana. It was originally published in an online literary magazine titled Literally Stories, in a slightly altered...

 

Guest Editorial: Looking Beyond the Clouds By Steve Sibra

The planet earth is a being made of land, water, and air. We all know this. Every living thing has its own perspective on what the earth is like. How we define our environment depends on whether we walk on the land, swim in the sea, or fly in the sky...

 

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY: Ament's Barber Shop - The Disneyland of Big Sandy

I was born in 1956, so somebody cut my hair before George Ament and his wife Penny moved to town and took over the barbershop. Somebody cut it, but I don't remember who it was. My first memory of a...

 

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY: Cliff Gullickson Was A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Welcome to another chapter in my recounting of the tales of Old Big Sandy (which means "old" by the standards of my lifetime, mostly the 1960s and early 1970s). This column is not meant to be a...

 
 By Steve Sibra    News    September 4, 2019

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY: The Haunted Toilets of Main Street

Old-timers (and, let's face it, at age 63 I now qualify as such) will always tell you that things were "different" back in the old days – different meaning bigger, better, simpler, etc. Along those...

 
 By Steve Sibra    News    July 3, 2019

"Puddlemania" Hits Big Sandy: Enigma? Intrigue? Or Just A Little Leftover Rain?

Cities and towns across America lay claim to landmarks as signatures of their identity. Most anywhere you travel, large or small, has a few. New York City has the Empire State Building (among...

 

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