Jeff North

Beauty of the Rockies can nullify the danger of the wolverine


Have you been thinking about the fierce one? Did the Polar bear come to mind? Maybe you had thoughts of other species that aren’t so obvious. A Canada goose with goslings can be extremely vicious when it comes to protecting her nest. A wolf can be ferocious but this is still not the one that ranks at the top of the list.

Work schedule allows time to appreciate the grandeur of Northwestern America


There was no good way to get there, but after visiting the airports of Atlanta, Salt Lake, Kalispell, and then finally a scenic drive to Whitefish, the effort was absolutely worth it. The final destination, Whitefish Mont., was not the place I would normally visit in October without bow or rifle.


Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.