Spring is sprung. Trees are leafing out, green all around. If you are reading this from a different part of the country, it may seem late to you for me to be talking about Springs arrival. It was a snowy winter and everything is at least 3 weeks behind. You better believe we are all thrilled with the 70 degree weather and sunshine though!
The down side of record snow and Spring's arrival is flooding. The Stillwater river has flooded. The worst is yet to come when the high mountain snow starts to melt. A few 80+ degree days and we could see a big impact as the rivers struggle to hold in all the liquid snow. There have been only minor impacts as workers are hard at it to clear log jams to keep the water moving downstream into Flathead Lake. Whitewater activities should be very extreme for a couple of months!
I made a discovery about the Daily Interlake this week, e-edition right to my computer. Since our paper is delivered 1.25 miles away, this is the way to go. I actually prefer reading the paper online. It is exactly like the print edition. We will still get the Sunday paper delivered to keep with the long tradition of coffee and the paper on Sunday mornings. It does help to be a Kindle book reader to adapt to an electronic version of the paper. It is also appealing to not be filling up my recycling bins with newspaper with some sections unread.