• Late Fall of 2016

    Late Fall of 2016

    Snow in the Rocky Mountains, looking from the North Fork back into Glacier National Park.

  • Crazy Hats

    Crazy Hats

    The Ulrichsen family had great hats for the “Crazy Hat” square dance. That’s Sarah (the winner of this major contest), Erik, Beth, and Kevin. Photo by Patti Hart.

  • Momma deer and fawns

    Momma deer and fawns

    Here is a beautiful photo of a momma deer and two fawns by our good friend and North Fork lover Dick Pfaff

  • Momma and Cubs

    Momma and Cubs

    Here are some photos from Pat Cole who says…  I’m attaching some bear photos I got this week of mama & 2 cubs between Elliott’s & Ford (saw them 3 days… Read more →

  • Momma grizzly and her cubs

    Momma Grizzly and Her Cubs, Again

    Becky Braunig of Trail Creek woke up yesterday to a grizzly bear sow and two cubs on her driveway.  Here are some pictures that she sent to us.

  • Huckleberry bushes by Donna Harrison

    Huckleberry Bushes

    Donna Harrison sent in the following photo of some huckleberry bushes.  Everyone agrees that it was a great huckleberry year, but they’re just about gone and the freeze last night… Read more →

  • Twins

    Twins

    Patti Hart took this photo of twin fawns.  So cute!

  • Cecily McNeil

    Cecily McNeil

    We were honored with a visit from Cecily McNeil at the recent Pie and Ice Cream Social.

  • Handsome Griz

    Handsome Griz

    This is a photo by Gerry Stearns of a handsome North Fork grizzly bear.

  • Curious moose

    Moose on the lose

    This is a photo by Gerry Stearns taken in her and Richard’s back yard on Moose Creek.

Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Smiles, laughter and holiday greetings mingled with delicious aromas Thursday at Sondreson Hall. Steve and Christina Berg along with Mark and Margaret Heaphy graciously hosted the Polebridge community Thanksgiving Dinner attended by more than 100 neighbors and friends. Guests came from all over the Northwest and points beyond to celebrate here in Polebridge. The hall welcomed us with a harvest themed… Read more →

NFLA Website Administrator Change

Recently I learned that NFLA Website Administrator, Patti Craig-Hart, planned to step down, my first thought was, “Wow, she has completed so much work with the site and her effort has truly been a wonderful source of information for issues relevant to our North Fork community.” As a NFLA member, I want to personally thank Patti for her consistent efforts to keep us informed about current… Read more →

North Fork Neighborhood Plan Update

Our North Fork Neighborhood Plan and ensuing zoning regulations are required to be reviewed every ten years. Our committee recently facilitated a meeting to comply.  At that meeting both landowners in the audience and members of the committee determined that there were no substantive issues that led to thinking that the Plan needed amending.  The committee will continue to meet… Read more →

October 1 Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Here is the October 1 Wildland Fire Potential Outlook:  https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf Not much of a surprise here.  As I was discussing with Lynn Ogle last week, we haven’t had a “season-ending” event, but the door is slowly closing on the fire season in the North Fork.  Note the forecast for warmer temperatures and below average snowpack for the Northern Rockies over… Read more →

North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee

This coming Sunday October 14th the North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss and review our Neighborhood Planning and Zoning as required every ten years. It will be held at 5:00pm at Sondreson Hall, just prior to the regular NFLA monthly meeting.  This is an opportunity to give input on this plan developed many years ago… Read more →

10 Year Review of the North Fork Neighborhood Plan

Randy Kenyon is asking for your help. The North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) has been revived and their first mission is to perform a 10 year review of the North Fork Neighborhood Plan approved by the Flathead County Board of Commissioners and adopted in June of 2008. If you are interested in participating in this 10 year review,… Read more →

Living with Fire on the North Fork

Following is an article that was sent by our good North Fork neighbor, Karina Pettey… Saturday, August 11, 2018: Lightning punctuated local radio chatter as my neighbors tried to pinpoint strikes from the predicted dry storm. Using lightning app technology and line of sight, they worked to identify potential areas to watch for smoke. For now, darkness shrouded the forest… Read more →

2018 September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook

2018 September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook

There is good news in the September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook that resonates with what we have seen in the North Fork. They accurately captured the season-slowing event we had on August 27 where we had widespread precip of 0.20” to 0.50” and snow on the mountains. As you all saw, that coupled with seasonal trend to shorter burning period,… Read more →

Project documents history of the North Fork

The Daily Inter Lake has an article that says… The North Fork Landowners Association is working to amass, catalog and publish a vast trove of documents, photos and old news clippings that lend insight into the cultural heritage of the area. The group is also conducting and archiving oral history interviews. Read the full article here. The link in the article… Read more →