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Articles with the Tag: Flathead River

2017 best water year, water supplies above normal

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA —Montana’s 2017 water year will be the best in several years, with minimal drought concerns for the growing season, and water supplies in excess of normal in the Flathead and Bighorn River basins, according to the Gove...

Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom

Hundreds of children in fourth and fifth grades from across the Flathead Indian Reservation stepped off their school buses to see the glistening Flathead River on May 9-10 at the Woodcock campsite. The students were invited to an open spot along the river by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to ...

Anti-AIS bill passes, waiting for governor’s signature

A Senate bill that would fund $13.9 million over two years to fight aquatic invasive species has been approved by the Legislature and waits for the governor’s signature. All indications are that Gov. Steve Bullock will sign the bill, which is an attempt to prevent mussels from expanding from eastern...

Annual River Honoring announced

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — The 31st annual River Honoring will begin Monday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. Native games and educational stations will be available for the community. At 6 p.m. there will ...

Aber Day reunion concert planned

News from Anderson Broadcasting POLSON – It is bound to be the Mission and Flathead valleys’ event of the summer as our old friends, and some new ones, journey to the banks of the Flathead River in Polson for an Aber Day Reunion. The most iconic mainstay Montana band, the Mission Mountain...

Local Back Country Horsemen host state convention Local Back Country Horsemen host state convention

Encouraging responsible horsemanship has been the goal of Back County Horsemen since the Montana group grew out of the Flathead chapter formed in 1973. A Mission Valley chapter was formed in 1980, and that group hosted the organization’s state convention last weekend at KwaTaq- Nuk Resort. More t...

State of the Lake: Looking good, but vigilance needed State of the Lake: Looking good, but vigilance needed

News from Flathead Lakers YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lake Biological Station Lake Ecologist Dr. Shawn Devlin presented a snapshot of the lake’s condition at the Flathead Lakers 2016 annual meeting. Devlin, who is completing a post-doctorate research and teaching position at the Biological...

Polson angler breaks state record Polson angler breaks state record

The smallmouth bass, distinguishable by it’s connected dorsal fins and an upper jawbone that extends to about the middle of the eye, can weigh in at almost 12 pounds but for anglers looking to land one of these large fish, catching a smallmouth bass even half of that weight is an impressive feat. On...

Culture runs deep at River Honoring event Culture runs deep at River Honoring event

FLATHEAD RIVER – Boating, tubing, and swimming just scratches the surface of what the Flathead River has to offer. This flowing bed of water is filled with memories, alive with movement, and a provider of life, according to Tony Incashola, Director of Salish and Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee.&...

Public invited to Annual River Honoring

MOIESE — The 30th Annual River Honoring will begin Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. The gathering will begin with native games and educational stations available for the community. At 6 p.m. there will be ...


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