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The Fat Lady Has Sung

The old saw goes it "ain't over until the fat lady sings," & it's all over for the Thursday Summer Fair this evening (Thursday) in Chester. To...

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Air quality forces cancellation of Montana Dragon Boat Festival on Flathead Lake

Paddler registration deferred to 2018 race.

September 7, 2017, Kalispell, Mont. – Unhealthy air conditions caused by forest fire smoke have forced the cancellation of this year’s Montana Dragon Boat Festival...

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GNP: Current Park Fire and Road Closure Status

The Going-to-the-Sun Road remains  open from St. Marys to Logan Pass.

 WEST GLACIER, MT. – Fire status in Glacier National Park continues to evolve as the season progresses...

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This Coram-West Glacier Fire Engine sprayed water along Going-to-the-Sun Road yesterday in an effort to raise the humidity in the area. (NPS Photo)
This Coram-West Glacier Fire Engine sprayed water along Going-to-the-Sun Road yesterday in an effort to raise the humidity in the area. (NPS Photo)
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Glacier National Park: Smoke is the Sprague Fire’s friend

Public meeting tonight at 7:00 pm at the Glacier Park Headquarters Community Building.

Heavy localized smoke is causing a reduction in fire behavior...

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A female bear and her cubs walk near a red elderberry bush on the edge of a cliff on Kodiak Island, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Hupp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)
A female bear and her cubs walk near a red elderberry bush on the edge of a cliff on Kodiak Island, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Hupp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)
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UM Wildlife Research: Alaska Brown Bears Choose Berries Over Salmon

MISSOULA – In 2014, University of Montana doctoral candidate Will Deacy left Missoula for Alaska’s Kodiak Island. As in years past, he was studying how bears in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge “surf the red salmon wave” – moving from stream to stream filling their bellies as salmon runs come in...

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Books 4 Your Nook

Our Shelby Friends of the Library will be holding a Book Sale tomorrow (Thursday) night down at their "usual" location...the square building next to the drug store on the main drag here in Shelby...

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Larking & Sparking

On a lark, why not head up to Spark! Spark Park in Sunburst that is. That's where tomorrow's (Thursday) Farmers Market will be in operation up in the North Country...

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Remains of Sperry Chalet 9-3-17 (NPS Photo)
Remains of Sperry Chalet 9-3-17 (NPS Photo)
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Glacier National Park Fires Update 9-5-17 12n

The Sprague Fire grew to 13,343 acres over the Labor Day Weekend. Fire is now established in the Walton drainage to the south of Lincoln Lake Trail...

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Local residents attend a public meeting in Havre on Monday 9-4-17 regarding the East End Fire. (DNRC Photo)
Local residents attend a public meeting in Havre on Monday 9-4-17 regarding the East End Fire. (DNRC Photo)
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East Fork Fire Update 9-5-17 11:45am

(HAVRE) - County, state, and federal firefighters as well as volunteer firefighters have contained the majority of the East Fork Fire in the Bears Paw Mountains south of Havre...

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Chinook helicopter from the Air National Guard is dropping water on the Alice Creek Fire Sept. 3 (USFS Photo)
Chinook helicopter from the Air National Guard is dropping water on the Alice Creek Fire Sept. 3 (USFS Photo)
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Alice Creek Fire Update 9-5-17 11:30am

AUGUSTA, MT – Calm, favorable wind and cooler weather overnight allowed firefighters working the night shift to make progress on the Alice Creek Fire near Lincoln...

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Who’s Mary Ann Pierre Topsseh Coombs?

We'll find out this evening (Tuesday) when I'm reading more Montana History up at the Heritage. Mary Ann was about 10 years old back in 1891, when American soldiers blew in to "escort" the Salish people out of the Bitterroot region & on to the Jocko (now Flathead) Reservation. Ma...

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Flathead Valley fire departments including Evergreen, Bad Rock, West Valley, and Coram-West Glacier are assisting in structural protection at Lake McDonald Lodge. (NPS Photo)
Flathead Valley fire departments including Evergreen, Bad Rock, West Valley, and Coram-West Glacier are assisting in structural protection at Lake McDonald Lodge. (NPS Photo)
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Sprague Fire Update 9-4-17 4:00pm

(WEST GLACIER) - A rare east wind gusting up to up to 43 miles per hour last evening has pushed the Sprague fire westward and south. The fire is now established in the Walton drainage on its southern flank...

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