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Articles with the Tag: Flathead River

Home Ranch Bottoms announces summer music events

News from Home Ranch Bottoms POLEBRIDGE — The Home Ranch Bottoms in Polebridge, announced summer season music events at their beer garden stage. They will be serving breakfast and have expanded camping options for 2024. Memorial Day weekend, Paul Lee Kupfer will take the beer garden stage for a fe...

Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes

POLSON — Community members and law enforcement officers plunged into ice-cold waters last Saturday in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. A signature Law Enforcement Torch Run® event, the cold-water plunge held at Riverside Park on Feb. 17 was attended by at least 50 people. ...

Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy

ARLEE — Longtime community leader, Shelly Fyant, launches her campaign for House District 91 this week. The district includes urban and rural communities in Lake, Sanders and Missoula counties. Shelly has worked a lifetime supporting important community issues, from voting rights, environmental qual...

Flathead River closure rescinded

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — On Aug. 30, the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes along with Northern Rockies Team 1, rescinded the Flathead River closure at Perma Bridge. This request was for the safety of fishermen and recreationalists due to the River Road East Fire.   

Flathead River access downstream of Perma Bridge closed

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RIVER — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes approved Northern Team 1’s request to close the Flathead River at Perma Bridge, effective Aug. 23. This request was for the safety of fishermen and recreationists due to the River Road East Fire. The...

What’s to blame for too little water in Flathead Lake: climate or mismanagement?  What’s to blame for too little water in Flathead Lake: climate or mismanagement? 

RONAN — The amount of water flowing into Flathead Lake peaked both lower and earlier than normal this year, frustrating those accustomed to the lake’s reliably clean, clear water for recreation, irrigation and power generation through the summer.  The dam-managed lake at the headwaters of...

CSKT welcomes comments on draft regulations

News from CSKT Natural Resource Dept. FLATHEAD RESERVA- TION — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes announce the availability of the March 1, 2024, to Feb. 28, 2025, Flathead Indian Reservation Joint Tribal/State Fishing and Bird Hunting and Recreation Regulations and proposed changes. Th...

Governor calls on Feds to declare drought disaster

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On July 25 Governor Greg Gianforte called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to identify 11 counties, including several in northwest Montana, as primary natural disaster areas. The governor’s statewide drought disaster declaration...

Warm water prompts fishing closures, restrictions

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is advising anglers that full fishing closures and hoot-owl restrictions will be in effect starting July 26 on portions of some rivers and creeks in western and southwestern Montana. Full fishing closures prohibit ...

Valley Views

Fishermen,  River is fishable. Moiese slough, buffalo rapids catching trout and smallies. Great places to fly fish.  Sloans to little Bitterroot River for pike, just before you hit the other side of the little Bitterroot before you there are brown trout. Bass are in just about any rocky areas...


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