Category Archives: News

Rain Helps Firefighters Across the State – Fire restrictions remain in effect across region

By | September 19, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that scatterings of rain across the greater Flathead Valley this week, officials say, are the first steps toward the end of this year’s fire season. According to Ali Ulwelling, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fire prevention specialist, Stage II Fire Restrictions will remain in place until fire officials can… Read More »

Magnificent Many Glacier

By | September 19, 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that in the spring of 2000, Interior Secretary Bob Babbit was speaking before a House appropriations subcommittee about the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog when he made an off-script comment about Glacier National Park’s rundown Many Glacier Hotel. Babbit said the 84-year-old hotel on Swiftcurrent Lake had deteriorated so much that the… Read More »

Survey: Fishing, Wildlife-Watching Participation Up Across the U.S., Hunting Numbers Down

By | September 17, 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that Americans have more options than ever before when it comes to exploring and experiencing wild places and wildlife. National parks across the country have attracted record crowds in recent years, and the ever-evolving opportunities of outdoor recreation, from mountain biking to paddleboarding, are expanding beyond the traditional norms, such as hunting… Read More »

Montana Wildfires: Rain and Snow Help But Won’t End Season

By | September 17, 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that rain snow and cold have replaced heat and smoke after about two dry months on Montana’s fire lines, leaving crews scrambling for extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear. While the change in weather is welcome, it brings its own challenges for crews fighting dozens of fires in drought-stricken Montana.… Read More »

Crews Inspect Glacier Park’s Sperry Chalet; Fundraising Begins in Earnest

By | September 16, 2017

The Hungry Horse News reports that engineers and Glacier National Park restoration staff flew into Sperry Chalet earlier this week to see how best to stabilize the structure through the winter months. An emergency fund of up to $90,000 has been established for the effort by the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The Conservancy hired DCI +… Read More »