Author Archives: NFNews Editor

About NFNews Editor

Patti Hart is the editor-in-chief and founder of the Patti lives on the North Fork during the summers and travels the world for the rest of the year, updating NFNews every day wherever there is an internet connection.

2020 Winter Ball

By | February 16, 2020

The 2020 Winter Ball held on Valentine’s Day at Sondreson Hall was a great success. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it possible. An additional thanks to all the folks who came. Finally, a big thanks to Representative Debo Powers for all the dance lessons! Here are some photos that Kenna Halsey shared.… Read More »

Last dance class before the Winter Ball

By | February 7, 2020

Hello NF Dancers! Our last dance class before the Winter Ball is Sunday, February 9 at 6:00 at the Hall.  The Winter Ball is on Friday, February 14 at 7:00. Inexpensive ball gowns ($5-10) are available at the thrift store on the right as you enter Columbia Falls (before the Post Office), but they are… Read More »

Reminder – 2020 Winter Interlocal

By | February 7, 2020

Here’s a note from Bill Walker… As many of you likely know, the Winter 2020 North Fork Interlocal Agreement Meeting is at 10:00am, on Wednesday, February 12, at Flathead National Forest Headquarters, 650 Wolfpack Way in Kalispell. This winter’s Interlocal is hosted by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). Interlocal meetings are… Read More »


By | February 3, 2020

Time: Saturday February 22nd Noon Location: 1276 Long Bow Trail, Polebridge To all North Forkers, friends and family – come play in the snow. The weather cooperated for the January game and hopefully will do the same in February! Please bring a dish to share, and if you have extra snowshoes bring them along for… Read More »

Free the Seeds! 5th Annual Fair

By | February 3, 2020

Join Free the Seeds! on March 7, 2020, 9 am-3:30 pm, at Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, for our 5th 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 annual daylong fair features a giant seed… Read More »

Lawmakers reflect on Legislative Week, annual sessions

By | February 3, 2020

Nice summary with some quotes from Debo… Lawmakers reflect on Legislative Week, annual sessions Local politicians have plenty to ponder coming away from Montana’s first-ever “Legislative Week.” Montana legislators gathered, received training and met with interim committees Jan. 13-17. Many legislators still feel Montana should move to annual legislative sessions. Only four states – Montana,… Read More »

Road Report From Bill Smith – Feb. 2 at 9PM

By | February 2, 2020

The road froze overnight with a dusting of snow. Driving down today, conditions were back to normal snow on ice North of Coal Creek. The bottom was a mixed bag of surface conditions as the temperature hovered around freezing. Oddly, there was almost as much North bound traffic up to Camas as one might expect… Read More »

Road Report

By | February 1, 2020

Here’s a note from Bill Smith… Road was good last night. Not so much today. Water on ice around Moose Creek. Slid down to Schnaus and chained up to get back up to Moose Creek. We’ve heard the same from several other folks, so please be careful out there!

January 2020 Snowshoe Softball

By | January 28, 2020

Here’s a note from Jim Rittenburg… We had a fun gathering of about 40 very spirited neighbors and friends for the January snowshoe softball game. Weather cooperated and we had a fun and competitive high scoring game with some long ball hitters and fast base runners. Some will say only one run separated the two… Read More »

2020 Winter Ball at the Hall

By | January 26, 2020

Hello North Fork Dancers! Here’s a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart….. Join us at the Hall for the Winter Ball on Friday, February 14 at 7:00. Be sure to bring drinks and finger foods to share…and your dancing shoes. Invite anyone who you want. This is open to everyone (even if… Read More »