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GNP website provides real-time updates 

WEST GLACIER  —  Visitors headed to Glacier National Park can now get immediate updates for parking and campground availability, as well as current weather conditions and area closures. The RAD, which works best in the Google Chrome web browser, gives visitors one more tool for planning a trip to some of the park’s most-visited areas. Now live on the park’s website, the RAD updates approximately once a minute. The display provides a one-stop, color-coded graphic for quick reference, allowing visitors to see whether a campground has available sites or if a parking lot has open parking. The graphic shows what time park staff reported a campground or parking lot ...


Macman catches most perch ever

Fishermen: I thought a short note to you all would be appropriate considering most would like to know when there is good fishing within walking distance if you live in Polson.   Recent warm weather has activated smallmouth bass and perch. Yesterday, May 31, my faithful dog, Molly, and I motored in...


Food conditioned black bear euthanized

Glacier National Park News Release MONTANA  – Glacier National Park rangers euthanized a black bear in the Lake McDonald Lodge area after finding it had broken into a cabin in employee housing. Nobody was present in the cabin at the time. The bear matched the description and photos of a bear ...


Libby whitetail tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease Libby whitetail tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA – Chronic Wasting Disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer. &n...


FWP seeks input on viewing area

News from FWP  MONTANA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking input on a proposal to create a public wildlife viewing area overlooking the 427-acre North Shore Wildlife Management Area southeast of Kalispell.   FWP owns and manages the North Shore WMA located in Flathead Coun...


Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks concluded on May 19 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay campground.  A record total of 40,357 lake trout ...


Avalanche awareness essential for spring hikers, cyclists

News from Glacier National Park  WEST GLACIER – In the spring, many visitors head to the park for hiking and biking up the Going-to-the-Sun Road. These activities have increased steadily in popularity over the years. But, like other park activities, traveling by foot or bike on Going-to-the-S...


Spring Mack Days finishes seventh week

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The nine-week-long 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ends on May 19.  It is not too late to get entries in the lottery drawing and be eligible for one of the many prizes. One entry is allowed fo...


Orphaned grizzly bear cubs roaming Charlo area

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The Tribal Wildlife Management Program is seeking information from the public that can help them pinpoint the movement of the two orphaned yearling grizzly bear cubs roaming the Charlo area. Sadly, these two male grizzly bear cubs have been actively ...


Birding event planned for Bigfork

BIGFORK — Join Flathead Audubon for several upcoming field trips. Every Thursday in May you can enjoy a stroll with Anne Morley on the Swan River Nature Trail. Meet Anne at 10 a.m. in Bigfork by the bench between the Playhouse and Showthyme Restaurant. It is a fun morning adventure filled with native p...


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