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Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ANACONDA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels on Friday, April 20. The cabin cruiser boat was being transported from Ohio to Puget Sound in Washington.  The ins...

KEEP OUT KEEP OUT

RAVALLI – Efforts to keep invasive mussels out of Flathead Lake are in full force again this year as watercraft inspection stations opened in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell last week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaming up and doubling ...

County official gives fire wrap up

POLSON – Steve Stanley gave an update on the fire season and also talked about some up-and-coming things in an address to the Lake County Pachyderm Club last week. Stanley, the county’s emergency management director, said 1,147 acres burned in the county this summer, the largest of which was t...

Firefighters escape entrapment

POLSON – Hot, dry conditions and increased wind speeds over the weekend posed a challenge for firefighters. Wind gusts over the weekend were 10-15 mph and 20 mph on ridge lines.   Sixteen firefighters on the Liberty fire were nearly trapped on Saturday evening from spot fires created by strong ...

Watercraft check station hours expanded

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are operating an additional watercraft check station at the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation offices at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson. The watercraft check station is open from 7 a.m. t...

Briefs for April 12, 2017

Watercraft check stations open in Pablo, Ravalli The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes took action March 23 to issue a watercraft and trailer closure in response to the potential invasion of mussel populations that were detected in Montana last fall. Effective immediately all watercraft must be...

Project could create trails for miles Project could create trails for miles

Construction plans on a 34-mile trail, called “The Peoples Way,” would start as early as September if it gets funding, according to engineer Peter Walker-Keleher with DJ&A. And if all future trail projects also get finished, people could ride their bikes from the Bitterroot Valley to Flath...

Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo

LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Region’s Aquatic Invasive Species inspection stations opened early this year, and in its opening weekend in Pablo, two fouled boats were already intercepted.  One boat was known to come from Arizona’s Lake Havasu, a mussel-positive body of water.  ...

Preventing an invasion Preventing an invasion

RAVALLI – The sneaky little pests are the stuff of nightmares. Well, maybe, mostly the nightmares of those with the Aquatic Invasive Species team, which is part of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  Those pests can hitch a ride on any watercraft. The idea is to catch them before they escape int...

Supreme Court

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court has granted permission for a Missoula man convicted of stalking a Lake County woman in 2014 to appeal his sentence.  The high court granted the out-of-time appeal for Brandon Bagnell, 46, because confusion in the public defender’s office led to a timely ...


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