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Articles with the Tag: Flathead River

Local musician plays to hometown crowd during Blues Fest Local musician plays to hometown crowd during Blues Fest

POLSON – If it seemed like vocal artist and songwriter Jordan Albert was playing a gig in his backyard during the Flathead Lake Blues and Musical Festival, it’s because he was.  On Friday afternoon, the Polson native took center stage to help kick off the annual two-day festival. The even...

St. Ignatius man questions Governor on climate change

Avery Old Coyote delivered a hard-hitting question during a live Facebook town hall that Governor Steve Bullock held concerning the state of Montana’s approach to climate change. During the meeting, Bullock also announced the creation of an executive order focused on climate change.   “My...

Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event

FLATHEAD RIVER – A 10-year-old child reached in a bathtub-sized bucket and felt a wild smallmouth bass swim through her fingers. “It was cool and slimy,” she said. The fish usually lives in the Flathead River but was being utilized for educational purposes during the 33rd annual River Honor...

Hard-working family man honored posthumously at Ronan ag dinner Hard-working family man honored posthumously at Ronan ag dinner

RONAN – This year, the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce chose to recognize Everitt Foust for his lifelong dedication to the field of agriculture at the 41st Agriculture Appreciation Dinner on March 22. He was also recognized for his dedication to his family and the community he lived in.  He pass...

Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993 Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal POLSON – Sequential cold fronts and low wind created an anomaly during the first week of March: 90 to 95 percent of Flathead Lake’s surface froze. Aside from a few open channels in the narrows outside of Polson Bay, the lake froze shore to shore. Flathead...

CSKT reminds people of seasonal land closures

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Dan McClure, chief of the Tribal Conservation Program, announces the posting and enforcement of the following seasonal closure. The Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit’s tribally owned lands are closed to all recreational access and use by non...

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...


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