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Man’s best friend, my best friend

I’ve always liked dogs, but I never thought of myself as a quote-on-quote dog person. My parents are definitely not dog people. When I was just a kid, I started begging for a dog. My pleas fell on deaf ears, until one day, 8-year-old Abby sat them down and explained that I knew their reasons for not wanting a pet, but that I felt like I didn’t belong in the family if we couldn’t have a dog.


Sharp pencils. Crisp, lined paper. Crayons and colored markers. A new backpack. I was one of those kids who was always excited for the start of each school year. I was painfully shy, though, so the first day always brought a weird mix of enthusiasm and utter panic. What if I don’t have the right supplies? What if I don’t make any friends? What if I don’t have a place to sit at lunch? What if I forget my lunch!?

The importance of access … And balancing a personal life with work

In last week’s paper, the issue of public access around the Ruby Reservoir was made apparent. It’s an issue that makes me sad – a lot of what makes Montana so wonderful is the public’s ability to explore and benefit from our natural resources. Our lakes, our rivers, our forests and our mountains are our greatest asset.