Road Report – Jan. 23, 2019

By | January 23, 2019

Jim Rittenburg writes… Did 4am airport run this morning. More new snow in CF than in the NF. About 8″ in CF when I headed back to Polebridge at around 8:30am. NF road was already plowed and in good shape on the way back up.

Free the Seeds! 4th Annual Fair

By | January 23, 2019

Join Free the Seeds! on March 2, 2019, 9 am-3:30 pm, at Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, for our 4th Annual Fair. This is a FREE community-powered event that encourages people to build a sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food, and real skills. The fair offers something for everyone, including a seed swap and dozens of resource booths, skill-building workshops, and community roundtable discussions. This year’s event focuses on our local food system and your part in it. Workshop highlights include beekeeping basics, successful seed starting, and food preserving techniques, as well as kid-friendly activities (ages 8+).

Free the Seeds! is a program of Farm Hands – Nourish the Flathead, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about the 4th Annual Fair, or to become a sponsor of Free the Seeds!, visit

Flu Cases Continue To Rise, Along With Whooping Cough

By | January 23, 2019

Flu Cases Continue To Rise, Along With Whooping Cough

Flu season is well underway and as a result, some healthcare facilities in Northwest Montana are restricting visiting hours. Kalispell Regional Healthcare announced Tuesday that children under age 13 won’t be allowed to visit Kalispell Regional Medical Center, The HealthCenter and Pathways Treatment Center after the facilities noted an increase in influenza admissions.

Wolves on a Divided Landscape

By | January 23, 2019

Wolves on a Divided Landscape – Flathead Beacon

Wolves are complex critters that for centuries have inspired myths and legends while generating fierce controversies, an animal whose presence on the landscape is at once magical and maddening, captivating wildlife lovers while commanding condemnation from hunters who say the population of predators is decimating the bounty of big game in Montana.

Avalanche Level Considerable

By | January 23, 2019

Keep it tight today.  New snow has created dangerous and complex avalanche conditions. Today, it will be easy to trigger avalanches that break 1 to 2 feet deep at all elevations, and natural avalanches are a serious threat. The most dangerous conditions exist at mid-elevations, where weak layers have consistently produced avalanches all week. Make conservative choices near or below any slope steeper than about 30 degrees, even small slopes above creeks and gullies.  Get more information at

Avalanche Awareness Class – Jan. 26 – Reminder

By | January 23, 2019

As winter is well under way here in the Flathead Valley more and more people are fine tuning those skis, sleds and snowshoes to get out and enjoy the snow. To help you safely enjoy the snow Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center will do an entertaining and engaging avalanche awareness presentation. From experienced back country skiers to front country snowman making champions this is a wonderful opportunity to refresh your avalanche knowledge or get an introduction to avalanche safety. The class includes general information about avalanche hazard, how to avoid it, and proper equipment for traveling in avalanche terrain.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM MST
Where: Lone Pine State Park

Registration can be done by calling 406-755-2706 ext. 0 or 2. Presentation is FREE but space is limited.

Grrrr. We got Hacked.

By | January 22, 2019

For the first time ever, we actually had NFNews hacked and someone posted a bunch of bogus stuff. Sorry about that. We’ve changed all the passwords and hope that takes care of the problem.

Nobody’s emails were stolen. The email notification system is run by MailChimp which is a professional outfit. We don’t keep emails here on the MagoGuide website. So don’t worry. And the same goes for contributions. All of that is handled by PayPal and no information about contributions are kept by us.

Again, our apologies.