Tag Archives: Glacier National Park

Rains Set Sprague Fire to a Simmer

By | September 21, 2017

The Hungry Horse News reports that while rains have helped the Sprague Fire in Glacier National Park, firefighters continue working to stop it from reaching the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The fire’s leading edge, along the flank of Mount Brown, was about a quarter-mile from the road. The fire saw about a quarter-inch of rain Monday on its… 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 »

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 »

Montana Senators Support Sperry Chalet Rebuild

By | September 15, 2017

The Hungry Horse News reports that the effort to eventually rebuild the Sperry Chalet got bipartisan backing last week from Montana’s two senators. “Sperry Chalet was one of the most unique and treasured places in the entire Park. Although we can never fully replace the original Sperry Chalet and its rich century of history, I strongly… Read More »