Interlocal is coming up Usually, when I fail to write a column or even miss multiple weeks, it is in the winter when not much is happening on the North Fork. The last two weeks have been different. There is a lot happening on the North Fork. Here is what Larry says about the Interlocal…… Read More »
North Fork meetings, tour, on tap From cold, nasty weather to more summer-like conditions. I love it! The weather has been great. The grass is green. Wildflowers are blooming. The threat of flooding seems insignificant. The county has graded the road. We are obviously seeing the approach of another great North Fork summer.
52 ticks I’m not sure there is such a thing as a “normal” spring on the North Fork. If there is, this May is certainly not normal. A couple of nice days doesn’t cut it. They have only made me more unhappy with cloudy, windy, gray days with short blasts of rain.
Thoughts on grizzlies The grizzlies are back! By any measure, the grizzly bear, with a lot of human help, have made a remarkable recovery. Many folks, including Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks feel that they should no longer be listed as an endangered species. Others, including many environmental organizations, are opposed to delisting.
An apology, and other news It is sometimes hard to imagine that I have been writing this column for over 30 years. Mostly, it has been fun writing about North Fork Events, commenting on issues and sprinkling in a little history when things are slow. There are a couple of things that aren’t fun.
Thanks to the Bergs By the time this column appears in the paper, North Forkers will have received the spring newsletter from the North Fork Landowners Association. At first glance it includes a summer social calendar pretty similar to past years. There is a full schedule of dances, church game nights, floats, hikes, bike rides,… Read More »
Have an opinion about the Ford Schoolhouse? Then write to the Flathead National Forest and let your NorthFork voice be heard. https://www.fs.usda.gov/contactus/flathead/about-forest/contactus North Fork residents should be kept in the loop A Forest Service announcement that they were going to remove the additions to the rear (north) end of the Ford Schoolhouse has created some… Read More »
The paradox of improved access Main concerns on the North Fork remain the same from year-to-year, can only be solved by government agencies and are most often controversial. Biggest battle that has been going on the longest is probably the main North Fork Road. To pave or not to pave?
Bad weather and the Interlocal The 2019 Winter Interlocal has been held, but the big news is the late, almost vicious winter weather. Private landowners sent their concerns to the agencies in the weeks before the meeting, so their presentations took less than 15 minutes and the agencies managed to finish by 1 p.m.
Dealing with winter It seems only a short time ago I was commenting on our “open winter,” very little snow and above normal temperatures. Even the North Fork road was a fright, with water running on an ice surface. It was so slick that the Heaphys chained up all four tires to get to town… Read More »