Flu Season Two Weeks Ahead Of Last Year, State Health Department Says

By | January 23, 2018

All but three counties have reported at least one case of the flu this season, according to the state health department. From Montana Public Radio

News is a little sparse today for the North Fork, but we did find this article in the Montana Public Radio website. It begins… Eighteen Montanans have died of the flu this season. The state health department says that all but three counties have reported at least one case of influenza, for a total just shy of 2,000 infections statewide. Read the full story here.

MagoGuide NW Montana Mobile App Available in the Apple App Store

By | January 22, 2018

We’re pretty excited. Our MagoGuide NW Montana iPhone and iPad app are now available in the Apple app store and it’s only $0.99! And best of all, once you’ve loaded it up, you don’t even have to have a cell phone or wireless signal to make it work. Now that’s magic.

MagoGuide NW Montana

Here is your chance to get some excellent advice on over 50 places with hundreds of photos in Northwest Montana including Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, Missoula and, you guessed it, the North Fork! It includes restaurants, places to stay, markets, other places to shop, and our favorite hikes.

MagoGuide NW Montana

What you get

MagoGuide NW Montana was designed to be super easy to use. The focus is on providing suggestions that you’ll love with the minimum of fuss.

  • We start with venues that let you jump right into cool places and fun activities.
  • Next, there’s a list of places that you can sort to find just what you’re looking for.
  • You get information about places including a rating (our own rostra rating) and why we’re recommending them (or not). With restaurants, for example, we tell you all about our favorite dishes, the best times to visit, whether they have a worthy happy hour, the best beer… you get the idea.
  • Want even more information? You also get quick links to ALL of our free blog posts that provide in-depth analysis of the Northwest Montana scene.
  • Search you ask? Of course. So you can search “beer,” for example, and get back all the places that have great beer.
  • You can “heart” favorites (how sweet) and share them with your friends.
  • If you’re lucky enough to be in Northwest Montana, you can use our interactive map to see what’s nearby and get directions.
  • Found just what you’re looking for? We have live contact information so you can make quick calls or check out their website.
  • Loving it and want to share it with friends, we have a share button that lets you post a place on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

So what are you waiting for?

Buy it and try it today.

Want more information about our app? Check out About MagoGuide Mobile Apps.

Want more information on how to use MagoGuide NW Montana? Check out our MagoGuide Mobile Apps FAQ.


Unsettled weather for the week

By | January 22, 2018

NBC Montana has a story that begins… Unsettled weather is expected across the west this week. Light accumulations of snow will be possible at pass level. Passes most impacted include Lookout, Lolo and Lost Trail. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible today. Valley locations will see significantly less snowfall as a result of down sloping effects. However, a quick dusting will create slick travel conditions at times. Read the full story here.

Second Annual North Fork Winter Ball

By | January 22, 2018

Dick and Janet Leigh at the North Fork Winter Ball 2017Come join your North Fork neighbors for the second annual North Fork Winter Ball at the Sondreson Community Hall on Friday, February 3 at 7:30.  Bring a snack to share and dance your heart out with your friends and neighbors!  The theme is North Fork Winter and wear whatever is your Interpretation of Winter……anything from snowsuit to a winter ball gown……..just so you wear shoes that you can dance in!

Sponsored by the North Fork Dancers.

Winter’s Treasure Chest

By | January 20, 2018

Glacier National Park from the Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon has a feature that begins… Northwest Montana is famous for its unmatchable beauty in the summer, but winter offers its own kind of magic. Mother Nature starts with a bare canvas by throwing down a snow blanket to hide the melancholy of landscapes drained of color and strewn with shriveled gardens and fallen leaves. She then constantly rearranges and redecorates, refreshing the landscape with each snowfall, like a newly painted room. Intricate ice trinkets dangle from logs and rocks, while glistening sheets of ice cover lakes. Hoarfrost’s delicate petals and feathers form winter floral gardens, and the wind and sun carve new patterns into snow and ice. Read the full article here. It includes some beautiful photos.

Glacier Will Remain Open if Government Shuts Down

By | January 20, 2018

The evening sun illuminates snow-capped peaks along Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park on Feb. 26, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon reports that as the federal government inched closer to a shutdown Friday night, Glacier National Park officials announced that Northwest Montana’s largest attraction would remain open, albeit with limited services. Glacier Park spokesperson Lauren Alley said in the event of a federal government shutdown, roads in the park would remain open and maintained to the extent necessary for emergency access and the convenience of park residents. Vault toilets that are currently open would also remain open during the shutdown. Read the full article here.

Women’s March Planned in Kalispell

By | January 19, 2018

From the Daily Inter Lake

Once in a blue moon we’ll intentionally post something that’s not exactly about the North Fork if we feel strongly enough about the subject. This is an example… The Daily Inter Lake reports that Kalispell will join dozens of communities across Montana holding a localized Women’s March Jan. 20 in Depot Park in downtown Kalispell. Event speakers include Jennifer Allen, Theda NewBreast, Kedryn McElderry, Susan Cahill, Helen Weems, Hilary Shaw, Connie Behe, Kwen Shirley and Mona Charles. The event is free and open to the public, but organizers request that dogs be left at home. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/179873585934121/. Read the full story here and please attend if you can make it.