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Recent articles by Matthew:

Western Montana ice fishing report for the week of Jan. 30

From Montana FWP: Ice fishing is a great way (and we would argue, the best way) to get outside and spend the day in the winter. But remember, no ice is 100% safe, and no fish, no matter how big, is worth your life. Take if from FWP's Stacy Schmidt - crayfish hunter by night, ice safety technician by day - and her team at Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue. Hauser Reservoir – A few perch, rainbows… → Read More

Western Montana ice fishing report for the week of Jan. 30

From Montana FWP: Ice fishing is a great way (and we would argue, the best way) to get outside and spend the day in the winter. But remember, no ice is 100% safe, and no fish, no matter how big, is worth your life. Take if from FWP's Stacy Schmidt - crayfish hunter by night, ice safety technician by day - and her team at Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue. Hauser Reservoir – A few perch, rainbows… → Read More

Western Montana ice fishing report for the week of Jan. 23

From Montana FWP: Ice fishing is a great way (and we would argue, the best way) to get outside and spend the day in the winter. But remember, no ice is 100% safe, and no fish, no matter how big, is worth your life. Take if from FWP's Stacy Schmidt - crayfish hunter by night, ice safety technician by day - and her team at Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue. Ashley Lake – The kokanee bite has been… → Read More

Western Montana ice fishing report for the week of Jan. 16

From Montana FWP: Ice fishing is a great way (and we would argue, the best way) to get outside and spend the day in the winter. But remember, no ice is 100% safe, and no fish, no matter how big, is worth your life. Take if from FWP's Stacy Schmidt - crayfish hunter by night, ice safety technician by day - and her team at Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue. Canyon Ferry Reservoir – Rainbows are… → Read More

Powell County High School students create ‘something of their own’ for senior English project

Teacher Sean McConnaha wanted to push his English IV seniors to produce something organic. → Read More

Western Montana ice fishing report for the week of Jan. 9

Echo Lake, Bigfork – Albeit with quite a few anglers on the ice, the Lake Superior whitefish are biting. Those can be caught in about 18-22 feet of water while jigging a small spoon tipped with maggots. Folks have also been getting into some kokanee, perch and pike. — Ray Ward, Kalispell Holter Reservoir – Perch action has been great and most are being found on the lower end of the reservoir… → Read More

‘The community answered our prayers’: 2022 Thompson food drive the ‘best one ever’

Volunteers fanned out across Butte on Dec. 3 for the annual Thompson Family Food Drive collecting food for the Butte Emergency Food Bank. Meagan Thompson, The Montana Standard The 34th annual Thompson food drive was a memorable one ... an understatement, indeed. After Margie Thompson passed away in 2021, the goal for the Thompson Family City Wide Food Drive was clear and simple: collect more… → Read More

Diggin’ deep: A quick and dirty explainer for betting the 2022 Brawl of the Wild

How to lock in your picks for Saturday's Cat-Griz showdown and the rest of the weekend slate → Read More

Diggin' deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 10 betting market

With the college football world still reeling from multiple upsets of brand-name teams last week and rivalry week still looming on the horizon, there is once again opportunity to be had on Saturday’s slate. The NFL continues to be a crapshoot week-to-week, but I think we’ll be able to get things back on track Sunday. And with college basketball entering the fold, this is just another reminder of… → Read More

Diggin' deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 9 betting market

This is a heck of a week if you like football. After the high school playoffs continue Friday night across Montana, we’ll be treated to a handful of tantalizing college football matchups. Will Tennessee continue its dream season by beating Georgia? Can Alabama come out of Death Valley with a victory? What about Clemson traveling to Notre Dame? And that’s all before another drama-filled NFL… → Read More

Diggin' deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 5 betting market

We do this every season. We watch teams stumble out of the gates and we wonder if this is the worst stretch of football in the history of sports. To quote the self-proclaimed free-thinker Aaron Rodgers, “R-E-L-A-X.” Don’t believe me? Here’s what I wrote in my Oct. 6, 2021, column titled, “Looking for an edge while enduring some bad ball”: “Not that the NFL Red Zone channel is a barometer for… → Read More

Diggin’ deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 4 betting market

I think I finally did it. I’ve run out of things to talk about. More to the point, as sports betting becomes common practice among casual fans, books such as Sports Bet Montana are able to offer a more robust menu of bets. Since there are now so many different bets available, I think this column should become more picks-focused. Alabama at Arkansas, 1:30 a.m. Saturday The Tide have struggled on… → Read More

Diggin’ deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 3 betting market

After a week when I found myself backing both the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Tennessee Titans, we still came out profitable with three wins and two losses. In case you were wondering, those teams each fell a mere 24.5 points short of covering the number. You could make the argument that Jets +6.5 should have been a loser last Sunday. The Browns led 30-17 with just over a minute to play only to… → Read More

Diggin' deep: Looking for an edge in the NFL Week 2 betting market

What if I told you there's a chance the Bills don't go undefeated? I'll get to that in a bit. You’ve got to love Week 1 of the NFL season. In a sport that boasts parity year after year, some clichés and platitudes never become stale. Dan Campbell’s Detroit squad remains a covering machine. Winning games is still another story, but man, do they try. No lead is safe when you’re playing Atlanta,… → Read More

Fishing report: The last report of the year

With many outdoor recreationalists focused on hunting and several marinas closing up shop for the year, it seems like this week’s fishing report will be the last one of the season. We do, however, plan on getting back in the saddle once the ice fishing season rolls around. I’ve already spoken with several tackle shops around the state who have expressed interest in assisting with that. So stay… → Read More

Diggin’ deep: Looking for an edge

How to enjoy your college football Saturday during a fall wedding → Read More

Fishing report: The crowds are gone, but the fish aren’t

I do enjoy the company of most people, I swear. But if I were given a choice between meeting up with a group of people at some sort of adult function versus spending a weekend alone on the river, I’d choose the latter. September through mid-October boasts some of the best fishing Montana has to offer. Along with the reduced angling pressure while out on the water, we will also welcome some… → Read More

Diggin’ deep: Looking for an edge in Week 1 of the college football season

College football is all the way back. → Read More

Matthew Kiewiet: For me, Standard's upcoming series on sobriety is personal

Stories will print each Friday beginning Sept. 9, and the series will conclude Sept. 30. → Read More

Fishing report: Fall fishing is finally within reach

The beginning of archery season in Montana is usually a good marker for when the summer fishing season gives way to fall. However, this season it looks like that even when the crowds disperse from the river in hopes to shoot an arrow into an elk, we'll still have to endure peak summer temperatures. You know the drill at this point. Unless the fish is going into the frying pan, look for an area… → Read More