GNPVA 2019 Speakers Series – Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates 2019 WINTER SPEAKER SERIES The annual Winter Speaker Series, a tradition in the Flathead Valley for decades, is sponsored by Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates (GNPVA). Each 4 th Monday of January, February, and March a guest speaker presents subjects of interest related to Glacier… Read More »
Dog scofflaws more common in Glacier as shutdown drags on As the partial government shutdown enters its third week, Glacier National Park has been going to the dogs – literally. Some visitors have been ignoring longstanding rules on walking dogs in the Park. The Hungry Horse News has seen numerous people walking dogs in the… Read More »
Rebuilding Kelly’s Camp will come with challenges On a sunny day in December the North Lake McDonald Road is quiet. Chickadees flit in the trees that weren’t burned to a crisp by last summer’s Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park. Five months after the 14,500-acre blaze, the foot of Glacier’s iconic Mount Stanton is… Read More »
We have North Fork neighbors who work in the Park and are currently on furlough, so we thought folks might be interested in reading about what they are going through… As Shutdown Drags On, Glacier National Park Employees Worry and Wait – Flathead Beacon News & Features More than 100 full-time employees in Glacier National… Read More »
Park Service Plan Would Fund Maintenance During Government Shutdown An unprecedented move by the National Park Service could free up millions of dollars for staffing and cleaning-up trash and restrooms at Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks during the partial federal government shutdown. Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says many of the burdens facing the two… Read More »
National Park Service will tap into entrance fees to keep operating during shutdown WASHINGTON – The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown. P.
Government shutdown postpones Sperry Chalet meeting The National Park Service has postponed a public meeting about the future of the Sperry Chalet due to the government shutdown. The Sprague Fire gutted the historic Glacier National Park lodge two summers ago. The National Park Service construction branch scheduled a meeting for companies interested in phase two… Read More »
Zinke: Park Visitors Should ‘Grab a trash bag’ BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – 10:50 a.m.: Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says National Park visitors should “grab a trash bag and take some trash out” as garbage bins at some parks overflow during the government shutdown.
During Shutdown, Visitors Still Flock To National Parks Two weeks into the partial federal government shutdown, people are still flocking to national parks, including Glacier, with or without their typical amenities. Glacier’s Going-To-The-Sun Road closed two months ago, but a dozen cars were parked at the gate Saturday.
Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown – Flathead Beacon WASHINGTON – Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty.