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Articles with the Tag: Flathead River

Flathead Lake Boat Tour fundraiser planned

LAKESIDE — Come celebrate recent conservation of vital bird habitat and scenic open space along the north shore of Flathead Lake at a fundraiser on the Far West tour boat. The Flathead Land Trust and Flathead Lakers are hosting the event on Thursday, June 28, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, drinks (...

Perch fishing good around new Polson city dock Perch fishing good around new Polson city dock

Fishermen, What bites well in the perch in a 35 to 45 foot depth? This includes all the weedy areas in Flathead Lake proper (the lake north of the narrows.) Lake whitefish just below the thermocline, but very close to it. This is a narrow thermal layer that has a 10 degree difference in temperature fro...

Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring

FLATHEAD RIVER – After a long winter, hundreds of fourth and fifth grade students got a chance to experience an outdoor classroom on a warm afternoon along the Flathead River for the 32nd annual River Honoring.  “It’s really interesting all the stuff they have out here,” said ...

Snow pack above normal, water volume forecast largest in 50 years

News from Energy Keepers Spring runoff is about to commence on the Flathead. With a far above average snow pack for this time of year, we are anticipating potentially very high flows on the Flathead River during May and June. For the past seven weeks Flathead Lake was operated to the lowest elevation po...

Summerfest 2017 Weekend schedule of events Summerfest 2017 Weekend schedule of events

Friday, Aug. 11  - Poker run around downtown streets  - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free concert with Highway 93 and some of Sam’s band following poker run at The Red Lion    Saturday, Aug. 12  - 9 am. – 2 p.m. Car show on downtown streets with poker walk for high ...

Aber Day Reunion concert to be played on new fairgrounds stage Aber Day Reunion concert to be played on new fairgrounds stage

POLSON – Saturday’s Aber Day Reunion concert will inaugurate a long-awaited expansive stage on the banks of the Flathead River.  Identified in both the Lake County Master Plan and a recent feasibility study funded by a $30,000 grant, construction of the 2,640-square-foot structure is a pr...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...

Body recovered from river believed to be man who fell from dam overlook

Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported that the body of a man was recovered from the Flathead River on June 27. LCSO believes the man is Richard Mitchell, 23, of Minatare, Nebraska. The body was recovered 10 miles downstream of Buffalo Bridge, or 17 miles from the SQK Dam, after it was spotted by a f...

Search continues for Nebraska man who fell into Flathead River Search continues for Nebraska man who fell into Flathead River

By Karen Peterson  Valley Journal FLATHEAD RIVER – Lake County Search and Rescue brought in underwater cameras to search for a 23-year-old Nebraska man who fell into the Flathead River below the spill way of the Selis Ksanka Qlipse dam on Wednesday, May 31.  Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook

The search continues for a 23-year-old Nebraska man who fell into the Flathead River below the spill way of Selis Ksanka Qlipse dam on Wednesday, May 31. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the man has been identified as Richard Mitchell of Minatare, Nebraska. Mitchell was with two other people from N...


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