Today I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10th. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana and took actions to give our front-line healthcare workers the resources and support they need to do their incredibly… Read More »
Personal firewood cutting will be free to the general public from April 1 through June 1, 2020, in Flathead National Forest. No permit will be required during this time. Woodcutters can take up to 12 cords of firewood for personal use. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet… Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Following is a note from Mark Heaphy… This Saturday, February 29th, members of North Valley Rescue will be conducting training in the vicinity of Trail Creek/Kintla Ranch. The Two Bear Air helicopter will be in the area for about 1-1/2 hours in the morning if weather and conditions permit. If you have any questions, please… Read More »
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!