Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations – Flathead Beacon PORTLAND, Ore. – Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.
Avalanche Watch Issued for Northwest Montana – Flathead Beacon News & Features The Flathead Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties through Saturday night. The snowstorm that arrived in the area on Thursday morning is expected to bring 6 to 12 inches of snow in the mountains of… Read More »
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse on Jan. 21 that just happens to coincide with a super large moon. Hope that the North Fork nighttime sky is clear! Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20-21, 2019 – Where and When to See Total lunar eclipse on January 20-21, 2019: Where and when is the Blood… Read More »
IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 06:02 MST Thu Jan 17 2019 The Flathead Avalanche Center in Hungry Horse has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas: NWS Missoula MT – MTC 029 (Flathead County)…MTC 047 (Lake County)…MTC 053 (Lincoln County) * TIMING…In effect from Thu 06:02 MST to Sat 20:00 MST. * AFFECTED AREA…The Swan… Read More »
Lorna asked us to post the following… Jan 19 at noon at Jim and Lorna Rittenburg 1276 Long Bow Trail Potluck. Please bring extra snow shoes if you have them. Car pool if possible. email@example.com 267 992 0881 What fun!
Spotlight Event: National Winter Trails Day – Flathead Beacon When: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Where: Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell More info: stateparks.mt.gov/lone-pine To celebrate National Winter Trails Days, Lone Pine State Park is offering two guided hikes. Open to both beginner and experts, the first hike will focus… Read More »
Trapping Ban Urged For Cat-Size Forest Predators In Montana BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state’s border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program This program is designed to provide recreational public access to state or federal (Bureau of Land Management or United States Forest Service) land where no legal public access currently exists. In exchange for access across the private… Read More »
Low stratus remains, next weather maker on the move Strong high pressure will continue to bring valley inversions across western Montana through early Wednesday. This stagnant air is acting like a lid, keeping pollutants from mixing out of our valleys. Many of us will remain locked under a deck of dark stratus clouds again today.