• 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.

  • Chocolate Legs

    Chocolate Legs

    Debo spotted this beautiful grizzly in her back yard.  She believes that it’s probably “Chocolate Legs”.

  • 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.

  • Larches on Trail Creek

    Larches on Trail Creek

    Here are some larch from a bench on Trail Creek, looking toward Wedge Canyon.  This photo comes from Molly Shepherd.

  • First snow - photo by Becky Braunig

    First snow

    Folks woke up this morning to snow on the ground and flocking the turning larches.  Becky Braunig from Trail Creek sent in the photo.

  • Fall on the North Fork

    Fall on the North Fork

    Fall is one of the best times of year on the North Fork.  Here are some photographs to prove it!

  • Rainbow


    This is another graph photograph taken by Dick Pfaff in a nearby meadow.

  • Squash blossoms

    Squash blossoms

    Squash blossoms from local North Fork gardens including HartsCore, Secrest, Shepherd and Powers.  Picture taken by Patti Hart.

  • Trail Creek road

    Trail Creek road

    Here is a photograph of Trail Creek road in early spring sent in by Becky Braunig.

  • Wolf


    Here is a photograph of a wolf taken by Mark Heaphy.

  • River float

    River float

    Some of the Trail Creek folks went for a river float and Bonny Ogle sent us in this photograph of the river with the mountains behind.

  • Grouse taken by Dick Pfaff

    Sage grouse

    This is a picture of a Spruce Grouse sent in by Dick Pfaff.  If you look closely you’ll see there’s a baby there as well.

  • Hummingbird


    This photo is of a male rufus hummingbird sent in by Peter Freund.

  • Road repair

    Road repair

    The road crew making repairs at Home Ranch Bottoms.  Photograph by Patti Hart.

Internet on the North Fork Seminar

When: Friday, August 22nd at 4PM Where: Sondreson Hall Charge:  None.  Everyone is welcome. So you think that you might want to get internet for your little cabin in the woods, but have discovered that it’s not as simple as hooking up to a provider in town.  There are all sorts of issues that crop up that you never had… Read more →

Gents make a star

August Square Dance

Everyone had a great time at the August square dance last Saturday evening.  There was a large turnout with over 40 people over the night.  Plenty for two squares with dancers to spare.  Debo did her usual excellent job calling the dance and teaching the beginners all the moves. Here are some photos:

Community Float Date Changed to August 21st

The date for the Community River Float from Coal Creek to Great Northern has been changed to Thursday, August 21st. Meet at Coal Creek at 10AM. Bring a lunch. Contact Carol and Dennis Groebe at caroldg1@gmail.com for more information. This trip is subject to being cancelled in case of bad weather or dangerous conditions of the river. Participants must have… Read more →

Wildland Fire Outlook August 1

Northern Rockies: Below normal significant fire potential is expected for the eastern portions of the Idaho Panhandle and Western Montana in August. These areas will see a return to normal significant wildland fire potential later in the month. Conditions in July were generally warmer and drier-than-normal across the Area. Substantial precipitation received in late June coupled with the delayed melting… Read more →

Internet on the North Fork Seminar

So you think that you might want to get internet for your little cabin in the woods, but have discovered that it’s not as simple as hooking up to a provider in town.  There are all sorts of issues that crop up that you never had to worry about before: What is a FAP?  How much power will all of… Read more →

August BOD Election Results

The annual election of the officers took place at the Business Meeting on Saturday evening.  Here are the results: President Karen McDonough Vice President Donna Harrison Past President Debo Powers Treasurer Bonny Ogle North Director Allen Chrisman North Director Paul Marotz (new) South Director Alan McNeil South Director Carol Groebe In addition, the following proposed bylaw change was passed:  Dissolution Clause; “Upon the… Read more →

Firewise Day

Fire Wise Day

For eleven years (since the Wedge Canyon Fire in 2003, the NFLA has had a very active Fire Mitigation Committee. Each summer, the committee hosts a Fire Wise Day at the Hall to help inform landowners about what they can do on their property to mitigate the effects of catastrophic wildfire. Grants have been available to help landowners with reducing… Read more →

Ray Hart joined in the fun

Social and square dance were great fun

Last night’s Ice Cream Social and square dance was enjoyed by everyone who came to Sondreson Hall.  Linda Pittman and Debo Powers made delicious ice cream and everyone else contributed the pies.  We had special visits from Cecily McNeil and Ray Hart who reminded us that square dances have been taking place at the hall for over 60 years – and… Read more →

2014 North Fork Firewise Day

WILDFIRES HAPPEN – TAKE ACTION! PLAN. PREPARE. PREVENT. FIREWISE DAY 2014 The North Fork’s annual Firewise Day workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Sondreson Community Hall, immediately preceding the Summer Interlocal Meeting. The NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee will sponsor the event. The theme this year is “Wildfires Happen – Take Action!… Read more →

The Cookbook Team

North Fork Country Kitchens Cookbook update

Lois Walker reports that sale of the NFLA’s North Fork cookbook at the 4th of July parade was a tremendous success! All 400 copies of the color edition of the cookbook were sold out by 2:00 on the 4th. She sends a huge shout-out to all of the cookbook participants who marched in the Cookbook Brigade at the parade, especially to… Read more →