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ADVICE: For newcomers

| February 9, 2024 1:00 AM

Have your ever heard the old folks from around these parts use the word “pukers.” It’s what we affectionately called the privileged folks who always need to speak to the manager. It describes the look on their face when they see a miner wearing his muck-covered clothes to the saloon or a bear on the hood and a pack of exhausted dogs. These days, it’s a lot harder to explain to the pukers that their jewelry and fancy rugs came from somewhere.

Everybody these days watching “Yellowstone” must think life in the Bitterroots is all saddles and sports bras. If you actually do succeed here… be prepared for two things. Get used to the look of people about to puke and be ready to save their ass when the unexpected happens. Love conquers all…

STEVEN REYNALDS

Coeur d’Alene