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Fatal Crash Closes North Section of Kalispell Bypass - Flathead Beacon

Because the crash involved a fatality, Montana Highway Patrol has joined the investigation. Closing off the bypass allows law enforcement to investigate the crash safely, Bardwell said.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-15 23:38:30

Quenching Thirsts for Nearly Four Decades - Flathead Beacon

When Paul Wachholz and Dale Collins purchased B&B Beverage in 1981, the company received shipments of beer by rail to a Kalispell location that is today occupied by Herberger’s. The beverage distributor then made deliveries with trucks full of the only three brands in its repertoire: Hamm’s, Olympia

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-15 06:01:42

Explore: McGregor Lake - Flathead Beacon

As the largest lake in the Kootenai National Forest, McGregor Lake covers about 1,500 acres and sits midway between Kalispell and Libby off U.S. Highway 2.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-14 21:46:58

Northwest Montana Fair focuses on ride safety

“We’ve asked and have gotten full cooperation by North Star Amusements to double check all of their safety things,” fairgrounds manager Mark Campbell said. “They’re going through their daily safety routines and double safety checks, and then they’re going to go back through them again and have a dif

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-15 18:42:53

Fire forces evacuations in busiest area of Glacier park

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire forced evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park on Monday and destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald during the height of tourist season.The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground w


Along Came A Cider - Flathead Beacon

When scanning the taps at Rough Cut Hard Cider, keep in mind that comparing the varietals of the alcoholic, fermented beverage isn’t entirely an apples-to-apples equation.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-15 06:01:22

Type 1 team arrives at Glacier National Park

A Type 1 team has arrived at Glacier National Park to help battle the Howe Ridge Fire. Sparked by lightning on Saturday, the fire is around 2,600 acres in size.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-15 18:39:40

Captivating photos show fire's destruction in Glacier National Park

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The Latest: After a slow start, Montana wildfires multiply

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the US West (all times local):4:45 p.m.A relatively light wildfire season across the Northern Rockies has roared to life as firefighters scrambled to try to stamp out more than 30 new blazes in recent days.Authorities reported Monday


Sweets and Spirits: 2018 Drinks Issue - Flathead Beacon

It’s August, historically the summer’s hottest, smokiest month in the Flathead Valley. If you’re looking to cool down by sipping a cold one, there are plenty of watering-hole options for you to consider, as well as a few important questions.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-15 11:00:14

Rebecca Farm Rewards Schoenborn and Patterson with Charles Owen Technical Merit Award

The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana is an event that hosts over six USEA programs, a farm where the serenity of Glacier National Park charms eventers from across the country, and where Lauren Schoenborn and Alina Patterson earned Area VII Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards. Judged by Jo

USEVENTING.COM - 2018-08-14 08:18:00

ProBuild Adopts a New Name, Builders FirstSource - Flathead Beacon

Having undergone a number of name and management changes since its establishment as Tri-City Lumber four decades ago, the building material supply store in Evergreen, most recently known as ProBuild, has changed its name to Builders FirstSource.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-14 21:02:28

Some structures destroyed, others survive Howe Ridge F

“There’s this great sense of family history along Lake McDonald and at other places in the park, and that’s really what makes this story so important and tragic,” Glacier National Park Conservancy executive director Doug Mitchell said. “There’s real lives with real long-term stories in the park that

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-14 18:30:12

Lightning Storm Sparks Three New Fires in Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

The following trails were closed due to the three fires in Glacier: the Numa Lookout Trail, the Trout Lake Trails, and the Howe Ridge Trail.


Evacuations and closures in Glacier National Park due to fire activity

An evacuation order is now in place for North Lake McDonald Road to Logan Pass, including Avalanche Creek Campground, effective immediately.


Multiple Structures Lost to Glacier Park Wildfire - Flathead Beacon

The Howe Ridge Fire was one of three fires that started following a lightning storm on the evening of Aug. 11. The following morning, it was estimated to be about 5 acres and burning in the scar of the 2003 Roberts Fire. Two CL-215 “Super Scooper” planes were dispatched to the fire on Sunday morning


History with a Modern Twist - Flathead Beacon

They still do that today, except when they go back to work, they’re slinging hip craft cocktails and pours from a sommelier-created wine list.


Wildfire forces evacuations in Glacier_ Yosemite to re-open

WESTGLACIER,Mont. (AP) — A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area ofMontana’sGlacier National Park, as officials inCaliforniaprepared to reopenYosemite National Parkfollowing a two-week closure.


Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

WEST GLACIER, Mont. –A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season.


Service from the Saddle - Flathead Beacon

The Back Country Horsemen’s first press run of 5,000 booklets preaching safe horse-packing practices flew out of stock. The free 60-page etiquette guide, sized to fit in a shirt pocket, was clearly in need; slovenliness couldn’t have been the sole cause of all the man-made messes in the Bob Marshall