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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts

Flathead Lake teems with fish in today’s environment, and the most abundant trout species aren’t the ones that historically belong there but that’s changing.  Humans introduced lake trout, currently the dominant trout species in Flathead Lake, about 100 years ago. Lake trout eat oth...

Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fishe...

Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award

Polson Middle School students held their sixth annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening in celebration of the fall bounty, which was harvested from the school’s vegetable garden. Family and friends gathered in the middle school’s lunchroom for a buffet-style dinner that the students worked ha...

Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station

RAVALLI – During a routine inspection, employees at the Ravalli Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft inspection station found adult zebra mussels stuck to a boat. The inspection station looks at every boat that passes through Ravalli. This is the second time they have identified the destructive, inva...

Community helps foundation make a difference

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON —  Because of the generosity of local donors, a total of $631,535.00 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid-2019. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $33,70...

Twenty-three years of healing at Montana grief camp Twenty-three years of healing at Montana grief camp

News from ACTR Once again, a small camp on the shores of Flathead Lake will be transformed into a space for grief, hope and healing.  For over 20 years, A Camp to Remember has provided bereaved youth with opportunities to have fun, to honor and remember and to be with understanding others. Bring...

Man dies while swimming in Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of a man who died in Flathead Lake on Sunday, Aug. 4. Michael John Chernikoff, 34, of Polson, was riding in a boat when he decided to get out and swim to Bird Island, according to Bell. Chernikoff experienced complications during his swim...

Flathead Lakers hire new executive director

News from Thomas Cox,  Flathead Lakers Board President The Flathead Lakers play a key role in protecting the waters of Flathead Lake and its watershed by identifying and successfully advocating for the maintenance of clean water, healthy ecosystems, and a lasting quality of life at the Lake and in...

Flathead Festival of Art splashes a bit of color in Sacajawea Park Flathead Festival of Art splashes a bit of color in Sacajawea Park

POLSON – Sunny, warm weather greeted attendees during the fifth annual Flathead Festival of Art along the shores of Flathead Lake in Sacajawea Park. The two-day festival presented by the Sandpiper Art Gallery started on Saturday and ran through Sunday afternoon. The event is a prelude to the much la...

Flathead Festival of Art brings fine art to Polson Flathead Festival of Art  brings fine art to Polson

POLSON – The shore of the lake will showcase beauty and talent at the Flathead Festival of Art.  This year will be the fifth annual festival. The event, which is open to the public, will be held July 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sacajawea Park. The Sandpip...


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