Navigating this site

This blog started out as an email chain, and grew into a fairly extensive discussion on a number of topics. Now, with dozens of posts published, it’s become difficult to find specific information. This page is intended as a reference to find your way around.

To subscribe to this blog:
follow blogYou can sign up to follow this blog and receive an email update every time I make a post. Lately this has been four or five per week. This saves you the trouble of having to bookmark and come back. To follow:

  1. On the upper right side of the page, just below the top banner photo, you’ll see “Follow Blog via Email” in bold type.
  2. Enter your email address in the block and click the “Follow” button.
  3. Go to your email inbox. You’ll receive an email that asks you to click a link to confirm your subscription.
  4. That’s it. From then on, you’ll get an email every time I make a post.
  5. I don’t share your email address with anyone.
  6. Note that if you’re already following the blog, you’ll see a message that says, “You are already following this blog.” Nothing more to do.

To get a chronological list of posts:
You can click here to get a list of posts in reverse chronological order. Each listing has a title and the first three lines of copy for each post. At the bottom of the page you can go farther back by clicking on “older posts” or go forward by clicking on “newer posts.”

To find posts on a particular topic:
Posts are organized by “Categories” and “Tags.” Categories are the types of posts I make. I have set the categories below. Sometimes posts are listed in more than one category. Click on any one and you’ll get a listing of all posts in that category:

Community Organization, Politics and History
Fracking Information
Personal stories
Shared Letters and Posts

I may add others from time to time, but I’ll keep this page updated.

blog archivesTo find posts by month:

  1. Click on the “Blog Archives” button on the right margin of the blog.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear that lists previous months, with the number of posts made in that month in parentheses.
  3. Click on the month you want to view.
  4. You will be taken to a list of the posts in that month.

5 Responses to Navigating this site

  1. Erik B. Thueson says:

    I am a fan of Justice Wheat and read your blog. Well done. Like Justice Wheat, I am a former Marine. I noticed one of the person’s who commented is a retired military officer. I was trying to get in touch with him by email. Any chance you could have him write me or call at 406-xxx-xxxx to discuss Justice Wheat? Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

  2. Wanda Kennicott says:

    I sent your latest email to a former colleague who now lives in California and I thought his response was interesting so am passing it on: “Very interesting. Makes me wonder about Federal regulatory oversight for compliance with “temporary abandonment” which eventually transitions to permanent. Or put another way, what is the timeline criteria from temporary to permanent?”

    Wonder if there is a timeline? Thanks for your efforts.
    ~ Wanda
    Red Lodge

    • davidjkatz says:

      A number of people have asked this specific question. The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation currently lists the status of the well as “tempororily abandoned.” The permit is still operative. I’m guessing that the active permit keeps them from having to do a full reclamation, but I’m trying to find out the status.

      Thanks for reading.

  3. Rog Gryder says:

    Shalom aleichem (Peace be upon you) all who are haunted by the drilling nightmare on Line Creek. I lived there in the mid 1970s, when Phyllis Alanko (a very dear frontier lady and friend) was yet alive. She, her hired help, and I would sit at the dining table in her beautiful house (looking out across the prairie where strange large 4 engine cargo aircraft would land and take off right after dusk) and we visited about the bazaar happenings at that time, some of which still spook me to this day – after more than 4 decades! At that time, I lived at Line Creek on 5 acres in a tar paper A-frame shack that now appears to be a beautiful place But, back in the 1970s, what I saw happening, combined with what Phyllis told me, and compounded by the questions asked of me by Park County law enforcement (on multiple occasions, while I would be in Powell shopping) to which I had no answer; but, which scared me enough to (after a harsh blizzard) I spent 4 days shoveling snow in order to get up on the road and drive east – and I didn’t stop until I got to New Jersey! No Joke!! UN-real!!! This stuff is what Alfred Hitchcock made movies of. Ms. Deb, when I watched your video and you spoke of waking up and going outside 2 or 3 times during the night to touch-base with reality, you touched my spirit because I did the same thing back in the mid 1970s – literally! And when you spoke of trying to call authorities, who did not answer their phone, that helplessness pierced my innermost being and reminded me of the essence of which Apostle Paul also speaks:

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    In the mid 1980s, I sold my little place on Line Creek and seldom look back; however, when I happened upon your web site, it became instantly clear to me that something beyond “flesh and blood” is happening there — of which the book of Second Kings chapter 6 is speaking directly. I admire the research, learning, activism, etcetera that you folks are doing. These things are extremely important. No doubt prayer has been in the mix and this is where I hope to assist. Prayer. Being in touch with the powers of all powers is the only hope for Line Creek, the United States and this globe. Bless you all,

    B’shem Yeshua. Amen.
    Rog Gryder

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