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A SENSE OF PLACE

We took a quick trip with our kids last week in our home on wheels. I love that we can have an RV adventure, wear the kids out, then change them into jammies, tuck them into bed and travel back…

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MENDING FENCES

Autumn in the Bitterroot Valley is arguably the most beautiful time of year. The city limits of Hamilton are a grid of tree-lined streets that create a canopy of gold and red that’s breathtaking. Our historic courthouse has been transformed…

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WOOD HAWKES

One of my favorite autumn traditions is the day our family cuts and gathers wood for winter. We have the option of heating our home with either a wood stove or electricity, but you can’t beat the soothing heat that…

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COMING HOME

This past week we’ve celebrated Hamilton High School’s homecoming events, which is not just for students and alumni but for the entire community. From daily costumes to window painting on Main Street, it’s a party atmosphere everywhere – especially at Friday…

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MARCH MADNESS

The college sporting world isn’t the only organization with a lot going on this month.  April Hawkes may not have made the Sweet Sixteen this year, or flown over the hill, but she certainly had a ball on her…

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VALENTINES DAY

April Hawkes loves to be taken out on Valentine’s Day.  This year was no different, as it’s one of her favorite holidays.  While many a sweetheart may be satisfied with a short drive to a local eating establishment, her husband…

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REMOTE REAL ESTATE

The window of opportunity is wide open and the Flying Hawkes need little encouragement to climb through it.  With snow forecast and a storm system expected mid-week, they seize the moment and soon their Cessna’s shadow is but a speck…

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THE MEGALOAD

The lengthy massive load passed quickly through the Bitterroot Valley in the darkness of the night early this week.  It seemed once it began rolling, there was no stopping it and from all accounts there was no attempt to do…

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THE HAWKES AERIAL PAINTING

The snow and darkness may have obscured the natural beauty of the mountains surrounding Painted Rocks Reservoir, but the night sky was colorfully illuminated as New Year’s Day arrived and 2014 was ushered in.

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A MONTANA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

“Tis the season”! This weekend Stevensville First Friday will be celebrating the Christmas Kick off with may special events planed for the entire weekend.  Get the full itinerary at http://mainstreetstevensville.com/. Events include the lighting of the community tree, parade of…

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