Pam said Tom takes giant steps while hiking. “I call him my mountain goat,” she said. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAM URELL

Jack Creek Hero

Tom Urell and Jim Singer were out hiking up Jack Creek Trail, U.S. Forest Service Trail 6317, about 10 miles east of Ennis, Mont on Jan. 27. Both men were familiar with the area and were experienced outdoorsmen—both hunters and Singer formally employed at Glacier National Park.

An outbreak at the Madison Valley Manor resulted in all but one resident contracting COVID-19. This photo was taken with a phone in a plastic bag to avoid contamination of the device. PHOTO COURTESY MADISON VALLEY MANOR

Just a matter of time

As of Tuesday morning, only one Madison Valley Manor (MVM) resident remained in quarantine and the Covid unit inside MVM has been taken down after an outbreak on Jan. 10. Six staff members are still in quarantine.

“Let me just take all my gear off,” Alison Veland, MVM administrator in training, said.

It’s a family affair. Davies’ daughter Reagan helps her dad create the desks. PHOTO COURTESY DENNIS DAVIES

Going nuts for young learners

Nutty Montanan owner Dennis Davies will be the first to admit he’s got neither the time nor the money to take on his most recent project – building and giving away desks for any kid that needs one, “But my intuition tells me I should be doing this,” he said, with 10 desks completed on only his third day into the project.

Emergency landing

Engine trouble was to blame for the emergency landing of a small aircraft in Shining Mountains West on Dec. 19. No one was injured and no damage was sustained to the single engine plane which touched down high on Golden Eagle Drive.


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