THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Art Kehler

Kehler identifies as an outdoorsman. In one essay he wrote in Hollowtop Smoke Signals, he described trout in the river that used to run for cover at the sound of his name. Now, he says, they ignore him. PHOTO COURTESY OF ART KEHLER

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Bestowing small town folks unofficial awards for daily occurrences is an unspoken tradition, according to Art Kehler.

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The word “change” often seems to be the word most used to portray modern life.  These days, one either adapts to change or gets consumed by it.  However, some things, especially as they apply to human relations, never change.  Today, I was reminded of that fact as I drove past the local school and noticed several young students grappling outside

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Every summer, it’s the same scenario: an appalling number of tourists come out on the losing side of physical altercations with animals in Yellowstone National Park.  Such incidents are almost as predictable as Old Faithful’s geyser eruptions.  Even some small wild critters can be intimidating.  After all, a wee, perpetually angry, weasel is ful

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