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Articles with the Tag: Kalispell

Newly formed museum group pools resources

POLSON — In the shadow of a huge taxidermy buffalo, the third meeting of the newly formed Flathead Museum Consortium recently took place at the Miracle of America Museum. With two plates of her homemade oatmeal cookies set out for meeting attendees, Karen Dunwell, the interim leader for the group, expl...

World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park

KALISPELL – Through conservation partnerships and critical habitat restoration, Wild Horse Island State Park on Flathead Lake has produced the largest ram in the world. The Boone & Crockett Club on Feb. 7 confirmed that a 9-year-old ram that died of natural causes at the state park is pending as...

Local family rings in New Year skijoring Local family rings in New Year skijoring

KALISPELL – Like many families who gather together to bring in the New Year in their own very special way, the Alfiero siblings spent the New Year celebrating together with sister Erica on horseback dragging brothers Chris and Jesse strapped to a pair of skis holding a rope for dear life through a snow...

Hunting dates, rules to be discussed

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL – In January, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting four public meetings across northwest Montana to share information and gather input on tentative hunting season dates and rules for the next two years. The statewide proposals are avai...

First ‘Day Hike’ events coming to Montana State Parks

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to welcome in the New Year with “First Day Hikes” at Montana State Parks on Jan. 1, 2018.  Start your New Year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at your local state park. Montana State Parks will offer Fir...

Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week

RONAN — A couple of men were given their oaths of office last week. Randy Melton, 57, a longtime local rancher, was sworn-in as Ronan’s municipal judge by the man he will replace on Dec. 31: Justin L. Bartels. Bartels, who has served in the one-day-a-week position since 2009, said he will c...

Biologists identify origin of illegally introduced walleye

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL – Biologists are using an innovative tool in the effort to prevent illegal fish introductions by identifying the source of the species and gaining new information that could catch the individual or individuals responsible. The Montana Departm...

Nutcracker ballet to be performed in Bigfork Nutcracker ballet to be performed in Bigfork

News from the Northwest Ballet BIGFORK — The Northwest Ballet has been providing dance to families in the Flathead for 40 years and bringing The Nutcracker to audiences for 30 years. This season boasts another great production of talented Northwest Ballet Company dancers, passionate Northwest Ball...

Marking the past Marking the past

POLSON — The Hershman Rock is an enigma to area history enthusiasts. The rock, which is located in the Jette area and supposedly designates the burial place for someone who died in 1717, has been known of by various locals since a story was written about it on July 6, 1970 in the now-defunct Flathea...

Envision Polson provides committee updates

News from Envision Polson The following committee news is shared by the Envision Polson community group. Beautification Committee: Because there have been few nominations of outstanding Christmas yard decorations in recent years, the Beautification Committee has decided not to sponsor the “Cele...


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