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Articles with the Tag: Mission Mountains

Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires

The Blue Bay 1 and 2 fires that broke out on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal land on Thursday, Aug. 10, were dampened by rain, cooler weather and cloud cover on Sunday.  Lightning is the suspected cause of the fires which are burning in the Mission Mountains east of Blue Bay. Brent Burland...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

Circus comes to town in June Circus comes to town in June

News from SAFE Harbor It is going to be an exciting, fun-filled, family-focused celebration when the carnival and circus come to town. The big top will be under the Mission Mountains when the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus comes to Ronan on Saturday, June 24. The circus will be held at the Lake Cou...

SKC faculty volunteer during community service day SKC faculty volunteer during community service day

Faculty and administrators from Salish and Kootenai College spread across the Flathead Indian Reservation and beyond for their annual Community Service Day on Friday.  “This is our way of giving back to the community,” said SKC Professor Doug Ruhman, who works in the college’s educa...

Tribes continue to work toward restoration of Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO. — On Jan. 18 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, accompanied by an environmental impact statement. In its notice, the federal agency...

Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana

BIGFORK – The growth of grizzly bears in northwest Montana was the topic of conversation during the December “Science on Tap” event at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Two employees of the U.S. Geological Survey talked to some 30 or so persons about a grizzly bear family tree they have docu...

Celebrating two centuries since legend was born Celebrating two centuries since legend was born

Angus McDonald almost didn’t make it. It was 1839 in the rugged wilderness. He was in a boat full of people traveling on the Columbia River about to go through whitewater rapids. “Everything was prepared to run them,” he stated in the Washington Historical Quarterly. “Men belted ti...

Briefs for Aug. 31, 2016

Mollman Pass now open — The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation has lifted the temporary closure of the Mollman Pass Trail in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness (also known as the Mollman Lake trail). Mollman Lake Trail is located east of Kicking Horse Job Corp Center and ...

Retired foresters make epic hike Retired foresters make epic hike

Dave Fauss always wanted to hike over the Bob Marshall wilderness, back behind the Mission Mountain Range, and cross the experience off of his bucket list. At 75 years old, a plan started to fall into place. One of his friends, Mark Lewing, 70, was planning a trip, and Fred Friesz, 70, also wanted to go, ...

smokin' section smokin' section

Trevor Stover licked his lips after tasting a smoked rib at Saturday’s eighth annual Smokin’ on the Water event, held on the KwaTaqNuk Resort’s grassy lawn near the Salish Point docks. “My plan for the day is to eat as much food as I possibly can,” Stover said. The Polson ...


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