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Archive for the ‘Glacier National Park’ Category

Busiest June on Record in Glacier Park

By DILLON TABISH - Over 414,000 people visited the national park last month, keeping 2015 on record-breaking pace.... more

Park Service to Open Iconic Sun Road On Glacier’s West Side

By DILLON TABISH - Summer is Here! The National Park Service announced Wednesday that the Going-to-the-Sun Road, is expected to fully open on the west side on Thurs., June 11.... more

Summer Season Begins in Glacier National Park

Memorial Day Weekend marks beginning of primary visitation season at national park.... more

Bike Going-to-the-Sun Road

By DILLON TABISH - After a mild winter, plow crews are making quick work of Going-to-the-Sun Road and are already just shy of Logan Pass.... more

Glacier Park Plows Within Two Miles of Logan Pass

By JUSTIN FRANZ - Plow crews on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road are within sight of Logan Pass.... more

Milestone Season Comes to a Close

By DILLON TABISH - More than a century after it was established, Glacier National Park is more popular than ever.... more

Studying the Mountain Monarchs

By DILLON TABISH - At the midway point of a three-year study, researchers are learning how mountain goats are adapting to large visitation in Glacier National Park.... more

Reflecting on ‘The Bob’

By MYERS REECE - Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, and Bob Marshall was there from the beginning... more

Tragic Ending to Ambitious Young Life

By TRISTAN SCOTT - Experienced BASE jumper had successfully leapt from Glacier Park's Mount Siyeh prior to fatal attempt.... more

Glacier Park Transitions to Fall After Historic Summer

By DILLON TABISH - Iconic Sun Road slated to open through most of October as visitation approaches record high.... more

Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park

By DILLON TABISH-The 4.5-mile hike to Iceberg is considered one of the quintessential treks in Glacier National Park.... more

Entire Sun Road Expected to Open by Holiday Weekend

The entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is anticipated to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan Pass.... more

July Courses at the Glacier Institute

The Glacier Institute has announced it’s July courses, which will get you outside and enjoying the Flathead!... more

Ten Can’t-Miss Events in the Flathead This Summer

By MOLLY PRIDDY - Here’s a list of 10 of the most-popular events in the Flathead in the summer, so mark your calendar before it fills up.... more

Glacier Park Prepares for Busy Summer

Plow crews are ascending Going-to-the-Sun Road, clearing several feet of snow and preparing Glacier National Park for the upcoming summer season.... more

20 Surefire Signs You’re Married to a Guitar Player

By BOB WIRE - We guitar players...we’re weird. We know it. If your partner is a guitarist, well, you have my sympathies. Here are twenty ways a guitar freak keeps your life interesting. ... more

Where is Flight 370? These Guys Have No Idea

By BOB WIRE-At last count, 26 countries were involved in the massive search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Was it hijacked? Sucked up into the heavens? Check out these transcripts of radio communications.... more

Highway 93 Haiku

By BOB WIRE-Highway 93 is my favorite Western Montana stretch of road. Few road experiences make your heart soar like it does the moment you set eyes on the Mission Mountains or Flathead Lake.... more

Hamilton Native Tony Neaves Shares His Paralympic Experience

By MARK VOSBURGH - When Nancy Stevens moved to Summit County, Colo., 21 years ago, her guide dog kept bringing her to the door of the same shop. Blind since birth, Stevens, 52, finally went inside. ... more

Is Roller Skiing For The Rest of Us?

By MARK VOSBURGH -Elite Nordic racers and Olympic hopefuls train on roller skis during the off season, but are roller skis for us mere mortals and recreational skiers?... more

Deaths a Stark Reminder of Glacier Park’s Peril

By TRISTIN SCOTT - In a single month between June 26 and July 25, four people died of trauma in Glacier National Park.Their deaths offer a sobering reminder of the perils involved in off-trail exploration.... more

Glacier Plows Make Progress Toward Logan Pass

Plow crews in Glacier National Park are slowly making their way up Going-to-the-Sun Road. As of May 3, the road was open to vehicles as far as Avalanche on the west side and Rising Sun on the east side. ... more

International Efforts Help Preserve the North Fork

By JUSTIN FRANZ - Conservation groups in the United States and Canada celebrate raising $10 million to reimburse mining companies in southeast British Columbia. The legislation prohibits mining and energy extra... more

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

When you’re in Western Montana, you’re in elk country.  And what better place than Missoula to be home to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. More than a museum, the Elk Foundation’s Visitor Center fea... more

Montana Natural History Center

The Montana Natural History Center helps cultivate the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of nature through education. With a variety of programs for all ages, the Center helps both children a... more

Living with Wildlife

Residing in Western Montana means learning to live with wildlife. In Missoula, that often includes sharing your yard with birds, raccoons, skunks, deer, black bears, and even mountain lions. The Montana Depa... more

Take a Hike

The seemingly endless hiking and backpacking opportunities in and around Missoula offer thousands of miles of trails in wilderness areas, Forest Service lands, and BLM lands. Information on hiking in the bac... more