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Send US Your North Fork News

By | October 7, 2019

A cold and snowy day
Hello to all of our loyal NFNews readers,

Well, the folks at NFNews aren’t on the North Fork very much these days, so we’ve slowed down our posts to NFNews. If you have some information that you would like to share with the North Fork community, send it along and we’ll post it. We’ll also post notices sent to us by the various agencies (e.g., Forest Service, Park, etc.). But otherwise, news is going to be slow.

The best way to get this sort of intermittent news is by signing up for the email (see the sidebar to sign up). That way, you’ll get notified of new posts and won’t have to keep coming back to the NFNews home page. We promise that we never share our reader’s emails with anyone.

You might consider signing up for the North Fork Classifieds on Facebook… to do so tap here. Also, check out the NFLA website and NFPA website for news on what’s happening with those organizations.

Enjoy the fall and early winter on the North Fork!

Patti Hart
Editor, NFNews

Road Report from Dawn Jacobson

By | December 2, 2019

Snow on the NF | photo by Debo Powers

Here’s a road report from Dawn Jacobson… If you haven’t been out much on Nf road this week you will find it a tad icy.. Tuesday morning, a Caterpillar equipment truck went over the edge a few miles north of Camas. Yesterday a girl went over less than a mile north of Camas. Today someone went off on Angie’s corner ( between a Moose Creek Road and Red Meadow Road) and sheriff and tow trucks have been busy.. Take it slow and easy …

Next Dance Class Reminder

By | December 2, 2019

Hello North Fork Dancers!

We had a great time at the first dance class last weekend. We had more than 20 people in attendance!! This is a reminder that the next dance class will be on Sunday, December 8 at 6:00. Invite anyone else who might be interested. If your spouse/partner can’t come, come anyway! John and Zoe volunteered to start the fire early……thanks John and Zoe!

See you on Sunday!

2020 Forest Stewardship

By | November 27, 2019

Greetings Forest Stewards

The 2020 Forest Stewardship Workshop registration is now open for workshops in Frenchtown, Bozeman, Columbia Falls, and Clancy (just south of Helena).  Please share this information and the attached informational brochure/registration form with your family, friends, and neighbors who might be interested in attending.

For online registration:   http://forestry.msuextension.org/calendar.html#mfsp

Save the date:

MSU Extension Forestry hosting, Forestry Mini-College at UM in Missoula, March 14, 2020. Look for more information as the date approaches at http://forestry.msuextension.org/calendar.html#mfsp

Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation hosting, 11th Annual Landowner Conference, May 1, 2020 in Helena followed by an Insect & Disease Workshop on May 2, 2020.  Look for more information as the date approaches at https://www.foreststewardshipfoundation.org/events

Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cindy Peterson, Associate Forestry Specialist
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Thanksgiving at the Hall 2019

By | November 26, 2019

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Hall will be hosted by Janet and Dick Leigh this year.

Thanksgiving dinner is a festive event with hundreds of neighbors and family members packed into the Hall. Food is always plentiful as befitting a Thanksgiving feast. Turkey and ham will be provided and everyone else will bring a large dish of their favorite food to share and the beverage of their choice.

The doors open at 3:00 and the feast will begin at 4:00. Everyone is asked to bring their own place settings (plates, utensils, napkins, and glasses) since dish washing is very difficult without running water at the Hall.


By | November 26, 2019

Here’s a note from Pat Cole…

Price reduced to $100 for all. Selling these for Chris Heitz whose grandchildren have outgrown them. Would make a great Christmas surprise for grandkids. Will ship for $40 extra.
**Fisher-Price Imaginext Dinosaur Collection – 11 in all**
– 4 large motorized operated dinos complete with riders, head gear & saddles that move and make sounds.
– 5 medium-sized dinos complete with head gear, riders & saddles. Non-motorized movements.
– 2 Dino figures from Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

If you’re interested, contact Pat at pabdc2@gmail.com.

Support a Family in Need – REMINDER!

By | November 24, 2019

Here is a note from Angie Agnew…

I’m sure most of you have heard of the terrible accident that happened to 6 year old Jordana Hubble from Olney. She was struck by car after getting off the school bus and is in critical condition with brain trauma and more injuries. There are multiple fundraisers happening. This family will need all the support it can get. Let’s join in from our community to show our love and support by filling the basket I will have at the hall on Thanksgiving with financial gifts and cards. If you are not attending Thanksgiving at the hall please feel free to bring donations to 14550 Tepee Lake Rd or let me know I will pick them up. Checks can also be sent to the Tepee Lake Road address and made payable to “Jordana Hubble fund. ”

I will personally make sure our love and support as a community will get to this family. Please pray for this child.

Winter Dance Classes Starting Next Week!

By | November 23, 2019
It is that time of year again!  Winter dance classes at the Hall will begin the night after Thanksgiving ….Friday, November 29, 6:00-8:00.
Dance classes are held once-a-week through February….and beginners are welcome!  You can come with a partner or as a single.  Debo Powers is the instructor and the classes are free.
Please bring beverages and snacks to share.  And, volunteers who offer to come early to get the fire going to warm up the Hall and shovel a path to the outhouse are always welcome!
There will be two dance events this winter:
New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Tuesday, December 31
Winter Ball & Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 14
Come out on cold winter nights to have fun with your neighbors and learn to dance!!

Firewise USA has approved the North Fork’s renewal application

By | November 11, 2019

Fire Training: photo by Allen Chrisman

Here’s a note from Molly Shepherd…

Firewise USA has approved the North Fork’s renewal application, so we’re in good standing for the 2020 calendar year.  We had contributed time valued at almost $23,500, a little less than last year but still more than twice the required amount for a community our size.

Thanks to all of you who supported and contributed your time to our Firewise program this year.

The Fall 2019 NFLA newsletter is now available for download

By | November 8, 2019

Here’s a note from Bill Walker…

The Fall 2019 NFLA newsletter is now available for download from the NFLA website’s “Newsletters” page (http://nflandowners.com/newsletters/).

If your newsletter arrived in damaged condition (for some reason, the postal service processing equipment was in mangle mode), contact Chris Heitz (chrisirv2@gmail.com) for a new copy — or just download it from the website.

Note: The mystery photo from the 1990 Fourth of July parade has been identified. It is Dan Deck singing with other members of the Kalispell Presbyterian Choir.