LPHS quarterback Frankie Starz tosses to teammate Austin Samuels, while Assistant Coach Mark Gale simulates the opposing defense.       “I’ve watched Frankie and Austin grow up together. Physically, they’ve both gotten bigger,” said Coach Gale. “Frankie comes from you know, (his brother) Eddie Starz was the quarterback, his big brother, who just graduated two years ago. He’s got it in him. He’s got the smarts. And his dad coached him in Lions football. It’s just all coming together now.”

Season kickoff

There was a time when some players on the Lone Peak High School football team were so inexperienced they didn’t know how to breathe once they snapped on a helmet. 

     Assistant Big Horn Coach Mark Gale remembers instructing them, “You know, you can breathe through your face mask.”

You may of heard of the “Gallatin green,” but this is getting out of hand. Scientists and fishing guides agree, this year’s algae bloom on the Gallatin River is more extensive than they’ve ever seen, and studies are underway to find out why.

A different kind of Gallatin green

If you’re into fishing, you’ve probably heard of the phrase “Gallatin green,” which refers to the hue of the river’s water. It can indicate excellent fishing conditions since the flow is murky enough to confuse discriminating trout, yet clear enough they can at least see the bait floating in front of them. 


Upper Madison: We are at the point in the season where consistent insect hatches can be hard to come by on the river. That being said, the terrestrial fishing has been very good most days and relatively consistent throughout the day. Hoppers, ants and beetles all have been working well.

Time to make some noise

This comes to you at the urging of the Montana Newspaper Association and the Boston Globe—which has asked every newspaper in the country to publish an editorial on or near Aug. 14, defending the newspaper industry and educating the public about the critical role journalism plays in our democratic society.


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