Category Archives: News

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 »

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!

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 »

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!