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Articles with the Tag: Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge

Highway 93 claims matriarch grizzly bear

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD RESERVATION —  The matriarch grizzly bear known as Griz-40 met her demise on a 14-mile stretch of highway associated with Post Creek and the Ninepipe wetland complex. She was struck by a vehicle on Friday, Sept. 4, when she was crossing the highway at 2 a.m.  ...

Public asked to report any information on early morning shooting in Ninepipe area

Lake County law enforcement are looking for several suspects involved in a shooting incident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 18 in the Ninepipe area. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said that the 911-dispatch center received a call at 4:15 a.m. concerning an armed robbery. “The rep...

Ninepipe highway construction project could begin in 2022

News from the Federal Highways Administration RONAN – The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are proposing the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 93 (US-93) between Redhorn Road and Brooke Lane located south of Ronan in Lake County.  Currently...

Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities

According to Dave Bunnell, president of the Mission Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever, public lands are the stage for most hunting and fishing in the Mission Valley. “Ninety percent of hunters in the area spend 100 percent of their time hunting on public lands,” he said.  Hunting an...

Firefighters get double booked Firefighters get double booked

By Karen Peterson            Valley Journal RONAN – Ronan Fire Department Volunteers responded to a house fire involving life saving pets and a wreck where a camper was torn to pieces on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug 1. Police Chief Mark Clary said his team was div...

Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations

 POLSON – The Lake County Planning Board, tasked with giving the county’s governing body recommendations, voted on their official opinion concerning the Density Map and Regulations during a meeting on Wednesday, April 11. The DMRs are currently used to guide growth and development for rur...

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...

Ronan mayor signs up for another term Ronan mayor signs up for another term

RONAN – Mayor Kim Aipperspach put up his right hand during the Ronan City Council meeting on Monday and was sworn into office by the police chief. Aipperspach took his first seat on the council as a board member in 1989 with a desire to help the community. He became the mayor about ten years ago, ha...

Two women arrested following chase, shootout  Two women arrested following chase, shootout 

A shootout between two women and police on Eagle Pass Trail east of U.S. 93 and Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge last week resulted in no injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Alta Littlelight-Threefingers, 34, of Crow Agency, and Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Missoula, were ...

Comment period extended for Bison Range

POLSON – The public comment period for a new comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge and other area conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties has been extended. Bernardo Garza, a planning team leader with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Den...


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