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.

Red Rooster Braised Venison

By | November 18, 2017

FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine has a recipe for venison that looks pretty good. It begins… This dish, perfect for a holiday dinner with guests, is based on Marcus Samuelsson’s braised short ribs served at his Red Rooster Harlem restaurant in New York City. Read the full recipe here.

NFLA’s Thanksgiving at the Hall

By | November 17, 2017

Come join your North Fork neighbors at Sondreson Hall for our annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting. The doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner is served at 4 p.m.   Hosts: Steve & Christina Berg In celebration of the 40th anniversary… Read More »

North Fork bids goodbye to wildland advocate Frederick

By | November 17, 2017

The Missoulian has an article about John’s passing that beings… Friends of John Frederick mourn the passing of a man equally persuasive with grizzly bears on his screened porch and politicians pestering his beloved Polebridge. The longtime advocate of all wild things along the North Fork of the Flathead River died of bladder cancer on Nov.… Read More »

Hunter Gets Reduced Fines for Accidentally Killing 3 Sheep

By | November 17, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that last fall, Jeff Fleming was facing nearly $33,000 in fines and a 30-month loss of hunting privileges — the penalties for accidentally shooting two bighorn sheep in the Knowles Creek area near Plains… in Fleming’s view, “the punishment for an accident really has to be different than the punishment for an… Read More »

Partnering to Preserve Glacier Park

By | November 17, 2017

Doug Mitchell, Executive Director of the Glacier National Park Conservancy, has an article in the Hungry Horse News this week that starts what a summer we had in Glacier National Park. Just look at the numbers. Before the Going-to-the-Sun Road opened, June visitation was up 28 percent from 2016. During July, Glacier Park became the… Read More »

John Frederick, the ‘Mayor of Polebridge’ Dies

By | November 16, 2017

From the Hungry Horse News… John Frederick, a North Fork icon, died on Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 74. Frederick, who was often referred to as the “Mayor of Polebridge” was one of the founding members of the North Fork Preservation Association in 1982. The association opposed the paving of the North… Read More »

Prep to Ride, Not to Slide

By | November 16, 2017

The Flathead Beacon says winter wouldn’t be winter in the Rocky Mountains without wind slabs and weak layers, terrain traps and temperature gradients, and skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers navigating a labyrinth of backcountry hazards. But even in a region that sees a high volume of backcountry winter travel, stoke and safety can coexist with the… Read More »