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Medicare Advantage Plans vs Original Medicare

I get many questions about Medicare Advantage Plans(MA). When I ask people why they are asking about them, most are saying it is because they had recently seen an advertisement on TV, received a post card in the mail or say something like my friend w... Full story

 

Colder Than A Witch's Cellphone

It’s cold outside, because we live in Montana and that’s part of the tradeoff for doing so. I distinctly remember the first time the dashboard of my car said -40º, and the disbelief from the non-Glasgow friends I’d sent the photo to. “It...

 

Christmas Tree Hunting in Custer National Forest

Over the river (Milk river) and through the woods, (Custer National Forest) to harvest a Christmas tree we will go, well you get the idea. Our family went to the BLM office in Glasgow, and for a mere...

 

Cumber's Corner

My last day with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service was on October 29, 2021. The decision to retire wasn't easy especially because I enjoyed working with all of you. Valley County is an...

 

Nuts! If You Prefer More Recipes...

Since I wrote last week, the only thing I’ve done that could possibly be counted as gardening is to water my many houseplants. Granted, they do create green spaces in my house, but that doesn’t begin to compare to seeding, weeding, and...

 

Windows. This One Goes to Eleven.

The weather is changing, you've gifts to wrap, events to plan. This time of year is a busy one for a lot of us, but what's this? A holiday gift from Microsoft? It's time once again to lose your...

 

There is a lot to be thankful for in the U.S. and in your families

Shining Star One shining star in the spectrum of medical professionals was my nurse Tranle Granlie.​ Last year at this time, it was touch and go for me reaching another Holiday season but I was...

 

Holiday Recipes

In the past, The Courier has compiled an insert in late November to early December of holiday recipes from its readers. If they'd sent out such a request this year, I missed seeing it. [The paper did...

 

Fight For Your Right.

That sickening sound of your phone hitting the concrete. Most of us have been there, experienced the horrible moment when you reach down to turn over your device to see if you've been lucky enough to...

 

'Tis the Season...

Thanksgiving is tomorrow so Happy Thanksgiving to all. Decorations for Thanksgiving and Christmas are going up everywhere! Oh my, what a time we shall have! If you are looking for that special gift to give for Christmas, maybe you would enjoy going...

 

Wind!

I'm pretty sure everyone has talked about, commented on, or complained about the recent two-day windstorm we had. Wasn't that a doozy? It showed how vulnerable we are to Mother Nature. And yet we need...

 

Technology. It's Not Just For Christmas.

Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is upon us and with that comes the challenge of finding meaningful gifts for the ones we care about. With the landscape so vast for bluetooth trinkets and WiFi kitchen appliances,...

 

Adventures in St. Marie

Finally, great news for Saint Marie residents! “A lot has been happening for the Co-Op!” Pat Trotter, resident and President of the Saint Marie Co-op wrote me the other day to let us know that the convenience store should be open by Dec. 1, at... Full story

 

Green Spaces

As I'm writing this it is snowing up north. In fact, it is snowing enough to turn my yard white. The temperature when I arose at 6:30 was a balmy 36, but the deck was wet and slick with frost. By 9... Full story

 

Tech Space

Everyone’s favorite platform to share thoughts, opinions and photos of your kids holding pumpkins has been around for a minute, it’s fair to say. Facebook originally launched in 2004 and opened up to anyone over the age of 13 with an email...

 

Military Vehicles, Fall Backward, and Winter is Coming

In the What the heck department?!! On Nov. 5, at about 11 a.m., going through Glasgow was a special train load heading for Washington State. What was in the flat train cars? Military vehicles, thirty...

 

Recipes...

This week I'm offering up a WLC-compliant dessert recipe that even Dennis ate with relish. Of course, he also slathered his portions with canned whipped cream, known to us as "Whoosh" for the sound it...

 

Brand Loyalty and Technology

Are you Apple or Android? It's a simple question that's now deeply engrained within the acceptable realms of what we ask new acquaintances. This loyalty extends well beyond simply the manufacturer of...

 

Come Drunk and Get Eat

During Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Monday, the kitchen at Tequila Breeze was full of life. It was the opening day for the New Mexican and Wood-Fire Grill restaurant, located inside the Gla...

 

Adventures in St. Marie, Classic

Greetings from the "Original" Adventures in St. Marie. We were rather flummoxed when we listened to our phone answering device and found out that we were writing articles for the "Buzz!" After...

 

Relaxing...

I'm on hiatus from gardening. During the past week absolutely no outside work was done (at least by me). There's still a lot I need to do, however. Sometimes the list gets so long that's it's...

 

Demystifying Quantum Computing

Future technologies are cool, but they're daunting. Physics is cool, but it's vast. So what happens when we combine the two into a revolutionary new way for computers to process vast amounts of data...

 

Yo Quiero Señor Pup-Pup

Yup-yup! Mr. Pup-Pup is back…. Home! After escaping his collar, he took off and wandered the streets of Glasgow for three days, worrying his family as one can imagine! He stopped and looked around put his nose in the air and took a good sniff and...

 

Potted Plants/Pork Chops/Pecan Sandies

The season for gardening has come to an end, unless you count taking care of potted plants indoors. I'm going to count it just to keep my column from turning into strictly recipes! Most of my inside g...

 

Laptop, Desktop, Whichtop?

The day has arrived to treat yourself to a new computer. Your old one’s dutifully limped along for half a decade, obediently assisting you with your tax return and playfully withholding the mute button during Zoom calls. That testy spacebar and...

 

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