The Flathead National Forest has a released a draft environmental impact statement for its new forest plan. The plan includes four alternatives — a no action alternative, an alternative that includes no wilderness recommendations and then two others that are somewhere in between.
Tim Harmon wants to steer Flathead County down a path of tackling county issues with a proactive approach rather than reacting to challenges after the fact.
Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road is back to two-lane traffic from Apgar to Avalanche Creek. A beaver dam, stressed by heavy rains on a remote stream failed earlier this week inundating a culvert and flooding the road.
The Montana State Auditor’s Office has frozen the investment accounts of Catherine Ann “Cathy” Finberg for allegedly investing money without proper registration and mishandling more than $1.3 million in a suspected Ponzi scheme.
The Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park has always been a grand place. But after a six-month long, $3 million renovation, the guest rooms and cabins have never looked better or been more comfortable as the lodge opened last weekend.
Heavy rains and higher elevation melting snow are creating numerous road problems on the Hungry Horse/Glacier View Ranger Districts prompting temporary closures of roads.
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and scuba diver was sentenced May 20 in federal court to 6 months in prison for abusive sexual contact for sexually assaulting a female co-worker while the two were staying at a cabin in Glacier National park’s Quartz Lake.
Columbia Falls Police Department has increased police presence at the junior high after a threatening note was found in a bathroom.
School District 6 board of trustees unanimously appointed Barb Riley to fill the seat vacated by board member Scott Emmerich for the next year. Jill Rocksund was absent for the Monday night vote.
Harrison Lake in Glacier National Park is an idyllic body of water. Tucked in the southern end of the park, away from the crowds and traffic, it looks like paradise.
With the rain stopping overnight, flood waters near Blankenship and the Canyon are receding. The North Fork Road reopened to vehicle traffic about noon today. The Sun Road remained closed at Apgar, however, except for park personnel and guests to the Lake McDonald Lodge.
Heavy rains over the weekend have caused some localized flooding, forcing the closure of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Glacier National Park.
The 13-million acre Crown of the Continent stretches from Canada to Rogers Pass and more than 83 percent of its landmass is protected in some way, shape or form by statute, notes Rick Graetz, author, photographer and lecturer in geography from the University of Montana.
Columbia Falls High School senior Gabby DeLorme is back home after battling cancer since August.
Photographer Steven Gnam, 32, is one of the best young nature and wildlife photographers in the West. He grew up in Whitefish and his first book, “Crown of the Continent, The Wildest Rockies” is a masterpiece, featuring Glacier National Park and the landscapes that are bound to it along the Continental Divide. Last summer, Gnam photographed ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote on a 600-mile run along the Divide, from Missoula to Banff for The North Face. Today he spends half the year at his home in Washington State and in the summers he car camps while photographing the West.
An elderly Columbia Falls woman was nearly burned in a fire early Sunday morning in Columbia Falls. Columbia Falls firefighters responded to a call of a camper on fire on 12th Avenue West about 4:46 a.m., Columbia Falls Fire Chief Rick Hagen said.