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.

Road Report Mar. 22

By | March 23, 2020

Here’s a road report from Jim Rogers… N F Rd good all the way from Trail Creek to town. Some ice and ruts from Ford south. Will likely melt today. Jody has done a remarkably good job this winter on the road.

Impact of COVID-19 on Montanans

By | March 21, 2020

I want to update you on the actions I am taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Montanans. During this time challenging time, I appreciate your patience and your concerns as we act to ensure Montanans’ needs are met. Both young and older Montanans, in urban and rural communities, have tested positive for coronavirus,… Read More »

North Forkers Prepare to “Shelter in Place”

By | March 18, 2020

Here is a story from Debo Powers. And thanks to Chris Heitz for the photo COVID-19 is now considered a global pandemic with cases rising exponentially around the world.  This disease can cause pneumonia and death and there is no vaccine against it and no cure.  People over 60 are most at risk.  There are… Read More »

Forest Prepares Spring Prescribed Fire Projects

By | March 13, 2020

Kalispell, MT – Flathead National Forest is planning spring prescribed fire projects when weather and air quality are favorable. People can expect to see smoke in various places in the Flathead Valley depending on burn locations and weather conditions. The Forest follows a prescribed burn plan for each project, designed to reduce the potential for… Read More »

Early Warm Weather Brings Muddy Spring Road Conditions and Damage

By | March 12, 2020

Kalispell, MT – Snow and ice melt are creating muddy conditions on many Flathead National Forest roads. People planning on driving in the forest should use caution and plan on turning around if they find soft roads. Motorists may encounter roads that the forest has temporarily closed to prevent damage. It’s also important for people… Read More »

A Moment in the North Fork Winter

By | March 3, 2020

Keeping that campfire theme going… here’s a note from Bill Smith: We enjoyed the image of a spring campfire on NFNews. It seems we weren’t the only folks digging out the fire pit! LOL Dan Jacobson and Bill Smith on Moose Creek say hi.   Here’s a photo sent to us by Suzanne Daniel. Just… Read More »

Feb 2020 Snowshoe Softball

By | February 25, 2020

Saturday’s snowshoe softball game was good old fashion North Fork fun. Here are some photos from Dawn Olson Jacobson. Thanks, Dawn, for sending these wonderful photos along to us. And a special thanks to Jim and Lorna Rittenberg for hosting again!