THE REAL THING — Russ Talmo from the FWP was closest to the theme of the day, Grizzly Day, with a culvert bear trap and a Grizzly pelt inside it. He also had it on display after the parade was over. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
If even for just a day, the population of Dupuyer more than quadrupled on Saturday as the small town, split by Hwy. 89, celebrated their annual event, Grizzly Day.
The 20-year-old celebration is a day of family fun and a parade that closes down Hwy. 89, a major artery to Glacier National Park for the “Big Parade.”
Leanne Hayne, one of the hearty 55 souls of Dupuyer, commented, “We pulled off another great day.”
Burning your household garbage is dangerous to your health and our environment, and generally against the law in Montana.
If you’re still using a burn barrel, wood stove, or fire-pit for your trash, it’s time for a change. Stop burning your garbage.
Household burn barrels, fire pits, wood stoves, or similar homemade devices produce low-temperature fires. They receive very little oxygen and produce a lot of smoke. Under these conditions, a variety of toxic substances is produced.
Garbage has changed. Today’s household trash contains a lot of plastics and paper treated with chemicals, coatings, and inks.
Pollutants produced by backyard burning of trash are released primarily into the air and close to ground level where they are easily inhaled—with no pollution controls!
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
I often get questions about what I pack when I’m headed on a trip.
When you travel for 14 months with a maximum of two pieces of luggage – in my case a daypack and a larger traveling backpack – you quickly learn what is dead weight and what items you simply can’t live without.
I thought I would share the latter with you - my top 10 essential travel gear list.
Coming up with my list was easy. I sat down and scribbled out the list of gear that would cause the most panic if I were to lose them while on a trip. The list also consists of, with a few exceptions, items that are difficult, if not impossible, to replace while in a foreign country, hence the panic. I can guarantee each of these items has thousands of miles behind it and a special place in my travel heart: