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Monday, August 31 2015
Fire Information – Spotted Bear 2015 Fires -- Sunday August 30, 2015 Fire Information : (406) 758-5376 Email: pioinfoal@gmail.com bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/ Air quality conditions around Spotted Bear remain very poor. Fire Summary Bear Creek Fire: SIZE: 67,117 Acres Increase in acres reported is due to fire growth and more accurate mapping. The ...read more
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Monday, August 31 2015
Thompson-Divide Complex Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Irv Leach Incident Commander Daily Fact Sheet Aug. 31, 8:00 a.m. Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 325 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 2 Type-1 and 3 Type-2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: ...read more
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Monday, August 31 2015
Kalispell Boulder Project Block Party – Downtown Kalispell September 19 th, 4-8pm 4 th St W between Main Street and 1 st Ave. W. - next to Kalispell Brewing Company Join us to support building an artificial climbing boulder park in Lawrence Park. All your favorite downtown businesses are going to be there: · Toggery, RMO, · Beer and Wine Garden by Kalispell Brewing Co and Brix ...read more
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Monday, August 31 2015
Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction Notice – The Road is currently open to public travel. Road construction between Siyeh Bend and the foot of Saint Mary Lake is ongoing; expect up to 30 minute weekday traffic delays. Beginning October 5, the road will close to vehicular traffic between Logan Pass and the foot of St. Mary Lake (adjacent to the St. Mary Campground Entrance) for the remainder ...read more
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Monday, August 31 2015
Bear Creek Fire: SIZE: 67,564 Acres Minimal increase in fire acreages reflects the nearly 3/4-inch of rain received in the immediate vicinity of Spotted Bear Ranger District on Sunday. Two small spot fires associated with the Bear Creek Fire (5 acres, and a 0.5-acre spot near the Addition Creek Bridge) were identified, along with an approximately 100-acre spot fire on the north face of the ...read more
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Monday, August 31 2015
WHITEFISH, MT … The Alpine Kids! Theatre Project (AKTP), the educational outreach program offered by the Alpine Theatre Project, is holding auditions for its Fall session, culminating in a production of a musical version of the popular Dreamworks Animation film, Shrek . Auditions for Shrek the Musical Jr. will be held on Thursday, September 3 at 4pm at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center ...read more
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Sunday, August 30 2015
Fire Information : (406) 758-5376 Email: pioinfoal@gmail.com bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/ Air quality conditions around Spotted Bear remain very poor. Fire Summary Bear Creek Fire: SIZE: 67,117 Acres Increase in acres reported is due to fire growth and more accurate mapping. The predicted Red Flag Warning winds on Saturday had minimal effect on fire behavior ...read more
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Sunday, August 30 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, (406) 758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 316 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 1 Type-1 and 3 Type-2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 17 ...read more
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Sunday, August 30 2015
Area Fire Closures in Place on the Swan Lake Ranger District KALISPELL, MONTANA –- Within the Swan Valley, the Swan Lake Ranger District has implemented two area closures for public and firefighter safety. The Holland Lake Area Closure is associated with the fire activity on the neighboring Spotted Bear Ranger District and the Squeezer Fire Area Closure is in place due to the 114 acre ...read more
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Sunday, August 30 2015
Thompson-Divide Complex Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Irv Leach Incident Commander Daily Fact Sheet Aug. 30, 7:00 p.m Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, (406) 758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 325 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 2 Type-1 ...read more
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Saturday, August 29 2015
Fire Information – Spotted Bear 2015 Fires Fire Information: (406) 758-5376 Email: pioinfoal@gmail.com bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident Air quality conditions around Spotted Bear remain very poor FIRE SUMMARY A RED FLAG WARNING is predicted for Saturday from 2:00 p.m. till Midnight. A cold front is expected to pass through the area with gusty southwest winds ...read more
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Saturday, August 29 2015
August 29, 2015 Marston Fire Movement Prompts Precautionary Area Closure on the Glacier View Ranger District KALISPELL, MONTANA –- Due to increased fire activity and the potential for the Marston Fire (one of several fires in the Northeast Kootenai Complex), to spread northeast into the Whale Creek drainage on the Glacier View Ranger District, an area closure went into effect on 8/28/15. ...read more
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Saturday, August 29 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, 406-758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 332 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: One Type 1 and Four Type 2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: ...read more
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Saturday, August 29 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, (406) 758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 316 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 1 Type-1 and 3 Type-2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 17 ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas Closing on the Spotted Bear Ranger District KALISPELL, MONTANA – August 27, 2015 - Due to increased fire activity and the number of fires on the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas, District Ranger Deb Mucklow has initiated closing the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas on the Spotted Bear ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Proceeds Support Students Valley-wide This past year, the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation awarded $621,000 in scholarships because of the generosity and support of businesses, organizations and individuals throughout Northwest Montana. On September 25, the Foundation, in partnership with event sponsor Fun Beverage, Inc., will kick off the new academic year with its eighth annual ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, 406-758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 332 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: One Type 1 and Four Type 2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Evacuation and Highway Closure Information: Flathead County EOC, 406-758-2111, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 335 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 1 Type 1 and Type 2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (8), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 16 ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Proceeds to Benefit FVCC Veterans Association Endowment Fund Flathead Valley Community College invites the college community to participate in the second annual Red, White & Blue Run in honor of September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The non-timed 3K fun run/walk will take place September 11 at 4 p.m. on the college campus in Kalispell and will be open to FVCC students and ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Hard-sided Camping Only at St. Mary Campground Visitors Reminded to Follow Bear-Safety Protocols WEST GLACIER, MONT. –The St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park, is currently available to hard-sided camping only. The campground has seen a recent increase of bear activity, as they feed on berries in the area, creating a high potential for negative human/bear interactions. ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
It’s Time! At ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell, MT – Time flies when you’re having fun…at least that’s what they say. September through November, explore the concept of time in the library and out and about. The multi-month themes offered by ImagineIF are designed especially for adults, although teens and children often enjoy the activities too. Harvest Loom Hops, ...read more
Friday, August 28 2015
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COMMUNITIES ANNOUNCES CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT AT BUFFALO HILL TERRACE __________________________________________________________________________________ Expansion Will Include 36 New Independent Living Residences __________________________________________________________________________________ KALISPELL, Mont.: In response to a growing need for high-quality senior living options, ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Air quality conditions around Spotted Bear continue to be very poor FIRE SUMMARY Bear Creek Fire: SIZE: 34,400 Acres The main objective for this fire remains at keeping the public and firefighters safe. The fire grew to the south crossing over Black Bear Creek to Hodag Creek and is burning actively through the Kelly Point Fire of 2005. The fire also moved up Black Bear Creek to the east. On the ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Bob Marshall Wilderness Area Closure SPOTTED BEAR, MONTANA – The Flathead National Forest has issued a closure order to all portions of the Great Bear and Bob Marshall Wilderness, contained within the Spotted Bear Ranger District. Located in Township 17 North to 28 North and Range 10 West to 16 West. All trails and roads within the area are closed due to wildfires in the area and for ...read more
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Friday, August 28 2015
Sheep, Granite and Great Bear Wilderness Fire Area Closure KALISPELL, MONTANA – Due to increased fire activity within the Great Bear Wilderness area, which includes the Sheep and Granite Fires, the Flathead National Forest has made the determination to increase the existing closure associated with the Thompson-Divide Complex. The closure includes all Flathead National Forest land south of ...read more
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Thursday, August 27 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 310 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 18 Heavy Equipment: 4 Feller-Bunchers The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the ...read more
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Thursday, August 27 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is offering free adult basic education courses at its campuses in Kalispell and Libby for area residents 16 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. Classes range from preparing for the Montana High School Equivalency Diploma, formerly General Education Development (GED), to improving basic reading, writing, math, computer and/or ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, August 27 2015
Mandatory Evacuation of Essex Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry has ordered a mandatory evacuation of Essex and the surrounding area because of increased activity on the Sheep Fire. All residents need to evacuate the area in an orderly fashion. Sheriff’s Deputies will be informing residents who are affected by this order. An evacuation center is being established by the American Red Cross ...read more
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Thursday, August 27 2015
Highway 2 is closed effective immediately at the location of the existing pilot cars. This is at approximately milepost 176.8 and 185. This is due to the potential for advance of the Sheep Fire toward the highway. Residents will not be allowed reentry. This will be in place until further notice.
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Thursday, August 27 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 335 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None 20-Person Hand Crews: 1 type 1 and 4 type 2, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 16 Heavy Equipment: 4 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 308 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 18 Heavy Equipment: 4 Feller Bunchers The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the Flathead ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Days August 29 Sales and Events Kalispell, MT (Aug. 24, 2015) – Cabela’s announces plans to celebrate the annual Fall Great Outdoor Days event with sales, guest appearances, seminars, family activities, sponsor exhibits, product demonstrations and more at its Kalispell location, Saturday August 29. Join the Kalispell Cabela’s this weekend for ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
The Hockaday Museum of Art announces Open Portfolios, a black and white photography exhibit by Rosella Mosteller, on display September 10 – October 31, 2015. The exhibition features three of her web portfolios, and visitors are invited to use their mobile devices to compare and contrast the printed images. KALISPELL, MONTANA – The Hockaday Museum of Art's exhibition of Rosella ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is now registering students for its fall semester late-starting courses. Students are encouraged to register early as classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses beginning the week of August 31 include Beginning Yoga, Introduction to Ceramics, Introduction to Ecology Lab, Introduction to General Engineering, Commercial Truck Driver, Introduction to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, August 26 2015
SPOTTED BEAR, MT – The Spotted Bear Ranger District would like to notify users the Spotted Bear Campground is CLOSED to accommodate fire fighter sleeping areas. In addition, a large area closure has been developed for the northern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness for public safety. The closure includes the Meadow Creek Rd. #2826, the Gorge Creek Rd. #549, Meadow Creek and Gorge Creek ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
KALISPELL, MT – Due to the extreme fire conditions throughout the Flathead National Forest, the Tally Lake Ranger District will delay the opening of the firewood area in the Logan Creek drainage until October. The Tally Lake Ranger District will open approximately 6 miles of road for personal-use firewood gathering in the Logan Creek drainage. This will allow temporary access for ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
HUNGRY HORSE, MT – Road blading operations are scheduled to begin Thursday morning August 27, on Eastside Reservoir Road #38. Work will start near the Spotted Bear Ranger District and progress to the north towards Martin City. Water trucks will begin watering the road at night starting tonight at approximately 9:00 p.m. working throughout the night. The road will be open during all ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 310 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 18 Heavy Equipment: 4 Feller-Bunchers The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 265 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 1 Type-3), Engines: 16 There will be a Public Meeting at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, tonight Aug. 25, at 8:00 p.m. The Thompson-Divide ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
The Hockaday Museum of Art is holding its 2015 Signature Event “Buffalo Brushes: A Celebration of Art of the Old West” at the Lonesome Dove Guest Ranch on September 20 and is launching its coincident online auction fundraiser that begins now. KALISPELL, MONT. - The Hockaday Museum of Art announces “Buffalo Brushes: A Celebration of Art of the Old West”, a fundraising event ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
The Hockaday Museum of Art announces the acquisition of Carole Cooke’s “Alpine Reverie” painting featured in 2015’s “Timeless Legacy” exhibit honoring women artists of Glacier National Park. KALISPELL, MONT. - The Hockaday Museum of Art has a major new painting in its permanent collection, thanks to a group of generous benefactors. Inspired by the Timeless ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
Participants are invited to enjoy coffe & croissants while one piece of their current work is critiqued by a professional artist. Painter Claudia Davis is the September guest artist at the Hockaday for Crits & Croissants: A Saturday Morning Artists’ Critique. KALISPELL, MONT. - The Hockaday Museum of Art’s Crits & Croissants forum gives those who create art a chance to ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
Going-to-the-Sun Road will remain open through October 4th WEST GLACIER, MT. – The last day to access Logan Pass by vehicle from the east side of Glacier National Park will be Sunday, October 4 th . Vehicle traffic will be restricted on the east side near the St. Mary Campground beginning Monday, October 5 th to allow for fall season rehabilitation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Vehicle ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 308 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 18 There will be a Public Meeting at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, tonight Aug. 25, at 8:00 p.m. The Thompson-Divide ...read more
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Monday, August 24 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854 / (406) 314-1669 , 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 265 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 1 Type-3), Engines: 15 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite and Spruce Fires on the Flathead National Forest and the ...read more
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Monday, August 24 2015
Fire Information – Spotted Bear 2015 Fires Air quality conditions around Spotted Bear continue to be very poor FIRE SUMMARY Bear Creek Fire: SIZE: 19,595 Acres Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots in the Meadow Creek Trailhead and the Meadow Creek Outfitter’s corral. Engines are patrolling the Gorge Creek Road #549 between Meadow Creek Trailhead and Gorge Creek Trailhead to mop up ...read more
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Sunday, August 23 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 268 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 5 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 13 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite and Spruce Fires on the Flathead ...read more
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Sunday, August 23 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 265 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 1 Type-3), Engines: 15 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite and Spruce Fires on the Flathead ...read more
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Saturday, August 22 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 260 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 11 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite, and Spruce Fires on Flathead National ...read more
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Saturday, August 22 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 268 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 5 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (2 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 13 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite and Spruce Fires on the Flathead ...read more
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Friday, August 21 2015
Immanuel Lutheran Communities Appoints Ronalee Skees Director of Mission Advancement KALISPELL – Immanuel Lutheran Communities has appointed Ronalee Skees as Director of Mission Advancement. “Immanuel Lutheran Communities is pleased to have someone who has strong ties to the community to support our ministry of service to seniors in the Flathead Valley,” said CEO Jason Cronk. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 21 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 253 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 2 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 3 Type-3), Engines: 8 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite, and Spruce Fires on Flathead National ...read more
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Friday, August 21 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854/ (406) 314-1669, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 253 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 2 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 3 Type-3), Engines: 8 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite, and Spruce Fires on Flathead National ...read more
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Friday, August 21 2015
Due to intensive burning from Thursday, air quality conditions around Spotted Bear are very poor FIRE SUMMARY Bear Creek Fire: Thursday was a very busy fire day for the Bear Creek Fire. The fire burned intensely on Thursday afternoon and grew very quickly from 465 acres to over 10,000 acres by 6:00 p.m. The strong afternoon winds pushed the fire east down Bunker Creek and crossed the South Fork ...read more
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Friday, August 21 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854 / (406) 314-1669 , 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 260 Injuries: 1 Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Modules, 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 11 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite, and Spruce Fires on Flathead ...read more
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Thursday, August 20 2015
Fire Information: (406) 387-4854, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Resources - Total Personnel : 253 Injuries: one Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 4 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (10), 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (3) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 2 Type-3), Engines: 8 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep, Granite, and Spruce Fires on Flathead National Forest and ...read more
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Thursday, August 20 2015
Resources - Total Personnel : 212 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 3 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (10), 1 Helitack Crew (10), Smokejumpers (4) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 3 Type-3), Engines: 7 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire Glacier National Park. The new 2-acre ...read more
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Thursday, August 20 2015
Thursday August 20, 2015 Fire Information: (406) 758-5376 Email: pioinfoal@gmail.com Web: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/ FIRE SUMMARY : Multiple fires are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District on the Flathead National Forest originating from a series lightning storms passing over the area August 12-14th. Coordination for managing these fires is occurring with the Spotted Bear Ranger ...read more
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Thursday, August 20 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - As autumn approaches, experience the seasonal transformation of Glacier National Park with Glacier Institute's final round of adult education courses this year. Courses are still open; for more information or to register, please visit www.glacierinstitute.org . East side, west side, topside: Big Stories of Glacier National Park, Sept. 4-6, explores how all the wildlife ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19 2015
Resources - Total Personnel : 212 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 3 20-person, 1 Wildland Fire Management Module (10), 1 Helitack Crew (10) Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3), Engines: 3 The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire Glacier National Park. The predicted weather event ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19 2015
Resources - Total Personnel : 129 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Flathead National Forest Sheep and Granite Fires and the Glacier National Park Thompson Fire. The Team is prepared for an anticipated weather event involving ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19 2015
HUNGRY HORSE, MT. – The Flathead National Forest is preparing for road work around the Hungry Horse Reservoir. Travelers should be aware of increased work activity currently and in the coming months. Users are encouraged to plan ahead and drive with caution. Anyone traveling on the Westside of the Reservoir, NFSR #895 may experience delays of up to 30 minutes for bridge inspecting ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19 2015
Kalispell, Mont. —Flathead Valley Community College is offering a day-long conference for individuals who serve on or work for a board of directors. “The High Performing Board: A Best Practices Conference for Board Members and Staff Leadership” will be held September 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the college’s Kalispell campus. Main session speakers will be Carter and ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19 2015
FIRE SUMMARY : Multiple fires are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District on the Flathead National Forest originating from a series lightning storms passing over the area August 12-14th. Coordination for managing these fires is occurring with the Spotted Bear Ranger District fire staff, a local Type 3 Incident Management Team as well as coordination with the Rocky Mountain Ranger District and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
THOMPSON FIRE Openings and Temporary Closures: Most of Glacier National Park is unaffected by this wildfire and is available for recreational use. The Thompson Fire has not impacted any park roads. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is open. The Thompson Fire has prompted closure of some trails and back country campsites on the west side of the Continental Divide in the vicinities of the Nyack and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. It will be at the Izaak Walton Hotel outside shelter in Essex. Resources - Total Personnel : 118 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew This IMT is managing the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park and the Sheep and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
Immanuel Lutheran Communities plans new senior-housing community near downtown Kalispell KALISPELL – Immanuel Lutheran Communities in partnership with Mountain Plains Equity Group have developed plans to build a new senior-living apartment complex at 41 Meridian Court near downtown Kalispell. Timber Meadows will consist of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment residences for qualified, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 18 2015
August 18, 2015 1000 hrs What's Happening? The status of the Waterton Lake wildfire is now 'Being Held'. The fire is 70% contained and given current firefighting resources and the weather forecast, no further fire growth is anticipated. Six crews and two helicopters are actioning the fire today. The Park Canada crews come from Waterton Lakes, Prince Albert, Yoho, Kootenay, Mount ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
The Hockaday Museum of Art announces that Echo Ukrainetz, Amanda Wilson and Darlene Morgan have won People’s Choice Awards in the 2015 Summer Members’ Salon . The public is urged to come enjoy all of the art in the exhibit before it ends Saturday, September 5. KALISPELL, MONT. - Over 100 Hockaday artist members participated in its first-ever Summer Members’ Salon, showing a ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
National Park Service Celebrates 99 th Birthday WEST GLACIER, MT. –The entrance fee for Glacier National Park will be waived on Tuesday, August 25, in recognition of the National Park Service Birthday. The National Park Service turns 99 years old this year. The National Park Service is already celebrating its 100 th Birthday through the “Find Your Park” campaign. “Find ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
HOCKADAY TO HOST GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT JEFF MOW AND FLATHEAD QUILTERS GUILD PRESIDENT SALLY GLUTTING ON AUGUST 27 FOR SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS The Hockaday Museum of Art will host Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and Flathead Quilters Guild President Sally Glutting on Thursday, August 27 for a special presentation on ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
Stage II Fire Restrictions go into e ffect on August 20, 2015 Libby, MT.—Stage II Fire Restrictions will go into effect at 0001 am on Thursday the 20 th of August 2015 across North West Montana. Jurisdictions include: Flathead National Forest Kootenai National Forest Bob Marshall Wilderness Lands within the Flathead National Forest Glacier National Park U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
Fire Information – Spotted Bear 2015 Fires Fire Information: (406) 758-5376 Email: pioinfoal@gmail.com Web: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/ FIRE SUMMARY : Multiple fires are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest originating from a series lightning storms passing over the area August 12-14th. Coordination for managing these fires is occurring with the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
Kalispell, Mt- Folks in Kalispell should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Willie and Shawnna Steele are pleased to announce the opening of their new restaurant, The Desoto Grill on August 15th, located in the historic Forge Building at 227 1st Street West-Downtown Kalispell. The Desoto Grill is a Montana Style BBQ Restaurant featuring local meats that are smoked on site along with ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
Resources - Total Personnel : 129 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew This IMT is managing the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park and the Sheep and Granite fires on the Flathead National Forest adjacent to Glacier National Park. These three fires are now referred to as the ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
FIRE SUMMARY : Multiple fires are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest originating from a series lightning storms passing over the area August 12-14th. Coordination for managing these fires is occurring with the Spotted Bear Ranger District fire staff, a local Type 3 Incident Management Team as well as coordination with the Rocky Mountain Ranger District and ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
Flathead Valley Community College will offer a new music course this fall for digital music enthusiasts and aspiring professionals. The college welcomes SnowGhost Music Owner, Producer and Engineer Brett Allen who will teach “Introduction to Digital Music,” the first course in the music technology sequence exploring the past, present and future of how technology has influenced the ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
Research Activities Continue Near Logan Pass WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park, in partnership with the University of Montana, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, are continuing mountain goat research activities this summer in the Logan Pass area. This three-year research study began late summer of 2013 to identify how mountain goats are affected by roads, people, and trails ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 13,680 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 115 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew Fire Update : The IMT has assumed ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
Waterton Lake Fire August 17, 2015 1000 hrs What's Happening? Good progress is being made to contain the perimeter of the fire. Five crews and two helicopters are actioning the fire today. Parks Canada continues to work with the US National Park Service to manage a forest fire near Goat Haunt Montana, Glacier National Park. The fire remains approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) in size. ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
Presented by Kalispell Toyota and the Northwest Toyota Dealers Thursday, September 3rd AT THE MUSEUM AT CENTRAL SCHOOL One of the "Can't Miss" events of the Flathead Valley is the "Taste of Kalispell" coming Thursday, September 3, 5:30 to 9 PM on the big lawn at the Museum at Central School in Kalispell. This 6th annual event is an opportunity to join your neighbors for an ...read more
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Monday, August 17 2015
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. It will be at the Izaak Walton Hotel outside shelter in Essex. Resources - Total Personnel : 118 Injuries: None Structures Lost: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew The IMT has assumed management of two new fire starts (Sheep and Granite Fires) on the ...read more
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Sunday, August 16 2015
Fire Information: (406) 758-3483 Email: bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4500/ FIRE SUMMARY : The Bear Creek Fires are the non-wilderness fires located near Spotted Bear, in the Flathead National Forest. Other fires are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District within the wilderness as well. Management actions will be taken to confine the fires where appropriate and ...read more
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Sunday, August 16 2015
August 16, 2015 1000 hrs What's Happening? Parks Canada continues to work with the US National Park Service to manage a forest fire near Goat Haunt Montana, Glacier National Park. The fire remains approximately 10 ha in size. Five crews and three helicopters are actioning the fire today. The weather forecast continues to call for cooler temperatures, some precipitation and lighter winds. The ...read more
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Sunday, August 16 2015
Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 13,680 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 111 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew Fire Update : The Thompson Fire was reported at ...read more
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Saturday, August 15 2015
Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 13,680 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 111 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew Fire Update : The Thompson Fire was reported at ...read more
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Saturday, August 15 2015
August 15, 2015 1800 hrs What's Happening? A forest fire ignited yesterday afternoon near Goat Haunt Montana, Glacier National Park. It is on the slopes of Campbell Mountain, on the west side of Upper Waterton Lake. Parks Canada is working cooperatively with the US National Park Service to manage the fire. The fire remains approximately 10 ha in size. Two crews and two helicopters are ...read more
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Saturday, August 15 2015
Fire Information: (406) 758-3483 Email: bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4500/ FIRE SUMMARY : The Bear Creek Fire, as well as other fires, are burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District, in the Flathead National Forest. Management actions will be taken to confine the fires where appropriate and as resources are available, with firefighter and public safety as a ...read more
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Friday, August 14 2015
Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 13,202 acres (acreage change due to more accurate GPS mapping) Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 104 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) 1 Helitack Crew Fire ...read more
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Friday, August 14 2015
Thompson Fire Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Irv Leach Incident Commander Daily Fact Sheet Aug. 14, 8:00 a.m. Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 14,900 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 83 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management ...read more
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Friday, August 14 2015
Removal of Communications Tower and Building WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Apgar Lookout Trail will be closed from approximately 10 p.m. tonight through tomorrow, Saturday, August 15, at Noon. The closure is for public safety as a National Park Service communications tower and building are removed from the top of Apgar Mountain. Apgar Mountain is located on the west side of Glacier National ...read more
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Friday, August 14 2015
Fire Information – Bear Creek Fire Fire Information: (406) 758-3483 Email: bearcreekfire2015@gmail.com Web: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident FIRE SUMMARY: The Bear Creek Fire is burning on the Spotted Bear Ranger District, in the Flathead National Forest. Management actions will be taken to confine the fire where appropriate and as resources are available, with fire fighter and public safety as ...read more
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Friday, August 14 2015
Flathead Valley Community College will welcome faculty Phil Goldenberg, “King” Solomon Hicks and Leandro Pellegrino from the Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival onto campus for a free guitar workshop and performance they will present for the community August 27. The workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a free performance by Goldenberg, Hicks and Pellegrino from 3 to ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA – The Flathead National Forest is experiencing multiple fires on all Ranger Districts as a result of lightning that occurred in the area since the beginning of the week. Since August 11, the Forest has accounted for at least 22 new fire starts, with 14 of those being on Spotted Bear Ranger District. There are no road or trail closures and no structures are threatened at ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
Thompson Fire Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Irv Leach Incident Commander Daily Fact Sheet Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m. Link to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/ Fire Information: (406) 314-1669 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 14,900 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 87 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
The Board of Trustees of Flathead Valley Community College is accepting letters of application to fill a vacant trustee position due to a resignation. The successful applicant will serve on the Board until May 2016, and may run for election to the Board to serve the remainder of the current three-year term concluding in May 2017. Subsequent terms will be for a three year period. Letters may be ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
Reynolds Creek Fire Continues to Burn within Perimeter WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The night closure on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park has been lifted. The entire 52 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open to vehicle access. Visitors will not be able to stop or park along the road in the Reynolds Creek Fire area on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. –The Thompson Fire expanded east yesterday and today into the higher elevations of the upper Nyack Creek area, located in the south-central region of Glacier National Park. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Thompson Fire is now estimated to be 14,900 acres. Dry vegetation coupled with high temperatures and low humidity resulted in extreme fire behavior ...read more
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Thursday, August 13 2015
Link to www.Inciweb.nwcg.gov Fire Information: (406) pending establishment 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Approximate Size : 14,900 acres Containment : 0% Latitude 48.551 , Longitude -113.613 Resources - Total Personnel : 34 Injuries: None Hand Crews: 1 Wildland Fire Management Module Air Support: Helicopters (1 Type-1 & 1 Type-3) All roads are open to traffic in both directions. Going-To-The-Sun Road ...read more
Wednesday, August 12 2015
Bush and Goodwill® Partner for #GiveItAway Campaign and Encourage Fans to Donate with FREE Meet and Greet at Kalispell Goodwill Store Bush’s Sophomore Single “Light Me Up” Ignites Rave Reviews, Building on Release of Critically-Acclaimed Debut Solo Album SOUTHERN GRAVITY Nashville, TN (July 21, 2015) – GRAMMY Award-winning country star Kristian Bush (also known as one ...read more
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Wednesday, August 12 2015
Bozeman, Mont.— Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will bring its production of "The Taming of the Shrew" to Flathead Valley Community College August 26. One of the summer’s most anticipated attractions, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks brings professional productions at no cost to the public to communities throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western ...read more
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Wednesday, August 12 2015
Kalispell, MT – On August 18, Kalispell Brewing Company will host a Benefit Brews Night for the ImagineIF Library Foundation. Kalispell Brewing will donate $1 from every beer sold between 5 and 8 pm to the ImagineIF Library Foundation. The ImagineIF Library Foundation promotes and enhances the services of ImagineIF Libraries through fundraising and accepting charitable donations. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 12 2015
Campfires Only Allowed in Front Country WEST GLACIER, MONT. – As of Wednesday, August 12, campfires will not be allowed in the back country of Glacier National Park. Campfires will continue to be allowed only in designated sites in front country campgrounds. Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “The park is experiencing extreme fire conditions and to help reduce the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 12 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - August continues at the Glacier Institute with courses covering geology, art, and native animals, in addition to youth camps and family outings. Courses are still open; for more information or to register, visit www.glacierinstitute.org . Ages 6-11 will become Glacier wildfire experts at Fire in the Forest, a Youth Adventure Series (YAS) excursion on August 14. Students ...read more
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Monday, August 10 2015
As of 8/7/2015: REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE Openings and Temporary Closures: The entire length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to vehicle access from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, beginning today. The Glacier Boat Company will resume boat tour operations at Rising Sun. The Rising Sun Camp Store operated by Glacier National Park Lodges will reopen on Saturday, August 8, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m daily. ...read more
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Monday, August 10 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. –A new wildland fire was reported on Sunday, August 9 around 1:30pm. The fire was reported from Glacier National Park’s Loneman Lookout. The Thompson fire, burning in the remote Nyack area of the park, is estimated to be 150-200 acres in size. The Upper Nyack Cabin is threatened by the fire. A smoke plume from the Thompson Fire was visible from areas east of the ...read more
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Friday, August 07 2015
Facts at a Glance Size: 4,311 acres Date Started: 07/21/2015 Percent Containment: 67% Personnel Assigned: 299, including three Interagency Hotshot crews, seven 20-person initial attack crews, and other various personnel Location: Approximately six miles east of Logan Pass, four miles west of St. Mary Visitor Center Equipment Assigned: seven engines, four helicopters and multiple ...read more
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Friday, August 07 2015
Road Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is open to vehicle access from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Drivers should drive cautiously and be aware of firefighting activities along the road due to the Reynolds Creek Fire. Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “In consultation with the incident ...read more
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Friday, August 07 2015
New Intro Course Offers Overview of Surgical Technology Field Flathead Valley Community College is now accepting applications for its spring 2016 surgical technology program. The two-year program engages students in both classroom and hands-on training, preparing students to assist in surgical operations. Surgical technologists serve as integral members of surgical teams, working closely with ...read more
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Thursday, August 06 2015
Flathead Valley Community College is accepting applications for the spring 2016 Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) program. The deadline for application submissions is September 25 at 4 p.m. FVCC’s two-semester ASN program follows the state model nursing curriculum for two-year colleges approved by the Montana Board of Regents and the Montana Board of Nursing. It is intended for individuals ...read more
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Thursday, August 06 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – While the Reynolds Creek Fire has impacted some park concession services in the fire area, most services are available and unaffected by the fire. Concessioners provide a variety of services for park visitors. Please contact concession companies directly for questions related to services or reservations. Glacier Guides provides guided day hiking and backpacking trips ...read more
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Thursday, August 06 2015
Registration for area high school students enrolling in courses through the FVCC’s Running Start program begins August 10. For a full schedule of credit courses, visit www.fvcc.edu . The Running Start program provides eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get an affordable start on their college education by earning college credits while still in high school. Some ...read more
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Thursday, August 06 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown-bag luncheon presentation by graduate student, Wesley Sarmento. The free presentation, “Mass Visitation and Mountain Goats: Ecology and Management of an Alpine Icon,” is Wednesday, August 12, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the park’s community building in West ...read more
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Thursday, August 06 2015
Cause: Lightning Detected: August 4, 2015 Location: Approximately 35 miles northeast of Swan Lake, MT Legal Description: Lat. 47° 47.98, Long. 113°04.53 Current Size: 43 acres Jurisdiction: USDA-FS, Northern Region, Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District Latest Update : Strong winds today have had little effect on the fire as they have been accompa-nied by ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
Today's Actions: Residents smelling or seeing the smoke that is coming into our area are assuming it's fro the Reynolds Creek Fire, but a large percentage of it is coming from fires in Washington and British Columbia. In addition to smoke remaining in the area today, cooler Temperatures are expected, with the cloud cover decreasing throughout the day. Heavy smoke in the region has ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
Register now for Elementary Chinese course to be offered this fall Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) will offer an Elementary Chinese course this fall taught by Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Zi Qingfeng. Chinese 101 is a five-credit class that will introduce elementary Mandarin to students with no prior knowledge of the language. The class is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
Today’s actions: Cooler temperatures are expected today, with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. These thunderstorms will bring sustained winds and little chance of precipitation. Isolated active burning is expected to continue as heat adjacent to or within unburned islands ignites fuels within the fire perimeter. Helicopters will assist crews in their efforts. Fire managers are ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
Northern Rockies Coordination Group Kalispell Area For More Information Contact: Lisa Osborn at 406-295-7558 Jeff Stevenson at 406-283-7795 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stage I Fire Restrictions Still In Effect August 4, 2015 Libby, MT.—Stage I Fire Restrictions are still in effect across North West Montana. Jurisdictions include: Flathead National Forest Kootenai National Forest Bob ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA – The Flathead National Forest has closed the area associated with the Glacier Rim Fire on the Hungry Horse-Glacier View Ranger District. It is closed to all public travel for safety and forest resource protection. It is prohibited to be within the boundaries of the Glacier Rim Fire activity area, Township 32 North, Range 20 West, Sections 27 and 34. The Closure areas are ...read more
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Tuesday, August 04 2015
WEST GLACIER, MT. – Glacier National Park officials encourage public comment on a proposal to replace the St. Mary Entrance Station and install an aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection station. As part of ongoing rehabilitation of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the roadway near the St. Mary entrance will be widened to better accommodate vehicle circulation. The plan and environmental ...read more
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Monday, August 03 2015
Treat yourself to summer savings on the sidewalks of Downtown Kalispell on Friday, First Friday, August 7 from 10 - 7 and Saturday, August 8 from 10 - 5. There will be hot values and cool savings for the entire family. You'll find discounts galore and surprises in store. The Downtown Kalispell sidewalk sale First Friday and Saturday too. See you Downtown Kalispell!
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Monday, August 03 2015
Size: 3,913 67% Contained Fire Information for the Reynolds Creek Fire will now be available through the general Glacier National Park information line at (406) 888-7500 Today’s actions: The smoke in the area is a combination of the Reynolds Creek Fire and other fires burning in the Northwest. Warmer temperatures are expected today with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon ...read more
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Friday, July 31 2015
College to Host Lecture August 6 Flathead Valley Community College’s International Student Services Program Coordinator Gerda Reeb, Ph.D., recently returned from a Fulbright mission in Japan where she learned about the country’s higher education system and its efforts to attract more international faculty, researchers and students. Established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright ...read more
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Friday, July 31 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA – The Hungry Horse-Glacier View Ranger District is ready to open the Lost Johnny Point Campground, Thursday July 30, following the hazard tree removal project that began in June. The overall goal of the project is to improve public safety and to promote a healthier forest by removing the disease infested trees. Project work at the campground following the tree removal, ...read more
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Friday, July 31 2015
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to Logan Pass from the west side of Glacier National Park, with up to 2-3 hour delays. Park rangers are stationed along the Going-to-the-Sun Road managing traffic to Logan Pass. Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “Record visitation, combined with the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road closed, visitors are ...read more
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Friday, July 31 2015
Facts at a Glance Size: 3,170 acres Date Started: 07/21/2015 Percent Containment: 63% Personnel Assigned: 604, including eight Interagency Hotshot crews, eight 20-person hand crews, and other various personnel Location: Approximately 6 miles east of Logan Pass, 4 miles west of St. Mary Visitor Center Equipment Assigned: 11 engines, 7 helicopters and multiple shared resources ...read more
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Monday, July 20 2015
KALISPELL, MONTANA – July 17, 2015 The Flathead National Forest received more than 20,000 comments on its proposal for revising its land and resource management plan (forest plan). Comments on the proposal to amend the Helena, Kootenai, Lewis and Clark, and Lolo National Forest plans to integrate the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy were also sought ...read more
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Tuesday, June 23 2015
Educational Opportunities Available for All Ages WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park offers many educational opportunities for all ages throughout the summer. Some programs are designed specifically for families and children, and some are focused toward adult participation. Families are encouraged to visit the Apgar Nature Center, formerly called the Discovery Cabin, located in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 09 2015
Glacier Park International Airport to sponsor Kalispell Chamber June 16 Transportation Luncheon KALISPELL, Mont. (June 9, 2015)—The Glacier Park International Airport is taking the lead at the Kalispell Chamber’s June 16 Transportation luncheon. An aviation panel featuring Cindi Martin, general manager of Glacier Park International Airport and Dan Graves, chief executive officer of ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, June 03 2015
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:00 pm By MATT HUDSON/The Daily Inter Lake Tech entrepreneur and possible Montana gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte of Bozeman made a stop in Kalispell Tuesday morning to pitch his latest initiative. Gianforte and his wife, Susan, are on a 30-stop tour of the state for what’s called the “Bring Our Families Back” effort. “Montana needs ...read more
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Tuesday, May 26 2015
Flathead National Forest 650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 Food Storage Order Active on Entire Forest and New 16 Day Stay Limit Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/flathead KALISPELL, MT. – May 20 – Flathead National Forest (FNF) campgrounds started opening in early May and all campgrounds, weather permitting, are scheduled to be open for your enjoyment by the Memorial Day Holiday ...read more
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Friday, May 22 2015
(Red Lodge, MT) Today, May 22, 2015 marks the opening of the Beartooth Highway for the season. Snowplows and maintenance crews have been hard at work for several weeks to ready the highway for travel on this Memorial Day weekend holiday. The beautiful weather and reports of big horn sheep sightings this morning add to the excitement of this highly anticipated drive. Get your motor running and ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20 2015
Gov. Steve Bullock gathered with state highway and Kalispell officials Tuesday to discuss the future of the U.S. 93 bypass. From left are Ed Toavs and Mike Tooley of the Montana Department of Transportation, Gov. Bullock, Tom Jentz and Jarod Nygren of the city of Kalispell, John Fuller, district director for U.S. Rep Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., and Joe Unterreiner, president of the Kalispell Chamber of ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20 2015
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 pm This summer, a $1.5 million grant could become available for the increasingly popular Kidsports facility in north Kalispell. State Sen. Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell, told the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the funding was included in the Legislature’s main funding bill, House Bill 2, which was signed into law May 5 by Gov. Steve Bullock. ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20 2015
The Hockaday Museum of Art is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense KALISPELL, MONT. - May 20, 2015 – Today the Hockaday Museum of Art announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among ...read more
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Thursday, May 14 2015
PIECING TOGETHER A CHANGING PLANET: CLIMATE CHANGE IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS The Hockaday Museum of Art will host Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America’s National Parks July 23 - September 12, 2015. Only ten venues nationwide have been selected to display the 26 art quilts created by 22 Florida artists that show how climate change is affecting our National ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08 2015
Applications Submitted by May 1 Given First Priority The Honors Program, formerly The Scholars Program, at Flathead Valley Community College is accepting applications for fall admission into the program. The Honors Program at FVCC provides highly-motivated students opportunities to experience academically rigorous cross-disciplinary honors courses. According to Honors Program Director Christina ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08 2015
Students Eligible for Discounted Summer Activities Flathead Valley Community College is now registering students for the upcoming summer semester. The complete course schedule of credit classes and course descriptions are available on the college’s website, www.fvcc.edu . Class registration is open to new and returning students. For new degree-seeking students, the college requires a ...read more
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Thursday, March 26 2015
KALISPELL, Mont. (March 26, 2015)— Thanks to local business leaders, the next 30 days promise to bring noteworthy growth to the Kalispell Chamber. Led by the efforts of more than 100 members, the Kalispell Chamber recently launched a membership drive – the Chamber’s first in more than 10 years. The purpose of the Chamber’s membership drive is to increase connectivity ...read more
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Saturday, March 14 2015
KALISPELL, MONT. - The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is putting local agricultural minds together to encourage not only profits but also partnership. Reporter Dax VanFossen paid a visit to one of those local producers on Friday and tells us they are utterly milking this deal. Thinking local - that's exactly what the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce hopes you will do the next time you purchase a ...read more
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Thursday, March 05 2015
Local transportation and economic experts combine to address at-risk Kalispell Bypass and Federal Highway Bill at March Chamber luncheon KALISPELL, Mont. (March 9, 2015)— The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will host a panel to discuss the possible expiration of the federal highway bill and how that may impact the Kalispell Bypass at its upcoming March luncheon. With ...read more
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Thursday, February 12 2015
Columbia Falls, MT – Available next week at ImagineIF Columbia Falls, Grab-n-Go DVDs! This new collection of DVDs features multiple copies of the latest, most in-demand movies. Selection is first come, first served, allowing customers to pick up a brand-new blockbuster and check it out right away. The Grab-n-Go DVD collection is designed for those who want to browse the newest movies and ...read more
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