News & Features Glacier Park International Airport will welcome four new nonstop flights and see a 12 percent increase in departing travelers this summer, the largest increase of any of Montana’s four largest airports, according to numbers released by the Transportation Security Administration on May 14.
Montana’s wildfire season stretches longer and burns more severely than in decades past. The state’s average fire season is 40 days longer than it was 30 years ago and the average number of acres burned has increased 15-fold in the last 20 years. Gov.
The next time you discover a new restaurant that you love, try telling your friends about it through interpretive dance. That’s what you would do if you were a honeybee. When you see a bunch of bees visiting a particular patch of flowers, it’s not because they randomly stumbled upon this great food source.
Public comment ends this week on a Forest Service project near Whitefish which proposes to use so-called “good neighbor authority” to collaborate with the State of Montana. It’s a new approach that could mark a shift in which parties get a say in managing national forests.
Cheryl Watts’ bookstore will be open at her place on May 27, 28 and 29 from 11 to 4. For more information, contact Cheryl Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer is here and so are events on the calendar…
Wednesday May 22 starting at 10PM is the Gardener’s Roundtable at the Wernick’s Gazebo at the bottom of East Red Meadow Rd. Share ideas and knowledge with other North Fork gardeners. Wernicks will have plants for sale; anyone who has starts, plants, or bulbs to share or sell can bring them. Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts.
Saturday May 25 starting at 11AM renowned local photographer Sumio Harada will show some of his recent footage of wildlife in Glacier National Park at the Montana House. This “celebration of wildlife” will be shown upstairs in Montana House’s Kintla Camp event room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Here’s a riddle: When is a wildland firefighter not technically a firefighter? Answer: When he or she works for the federal government. That’s because the feds designate them as “forestry technicians.” That irks many firefighters who put it all on the line as a changing climate means wildfire seasons are now longer and fires burn bigger and hotter.
Grizzly bear populations across the state are growing, as is talk about how to minimize human-bear conflict. A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report released in April showed wildlife officials in northwest Montana received about 150 calls related to grizzly conflicts last year.