NFLA 2016 Spring Newsletter

NFLA members should have received their copy of the 2016 Spring Newsletter in the mail by now. This year’s newsletter includes not only a note from President Randy Kenyon and some excellent stories about upcoming activities on the North Fork, but a paper version of the 2016 NFLA calendar, a signup form, and an updated version of the Emergency Services… Read more →

New North Director Needed

NFLA President Randy Kenyon announced recently that North Director Paul Marotz resigned from the NFLA Board of Directors. Randy is asking folks who live north of Whale Creek (just north of Sondreson Hall) to think about who they might like to nominate for a replacement or volunteer themselves. The current plan is to present candidates to the membership for a… Read more →

Ticks from FWP Website

Tick Information from FWP

Ticks are non-insect arthropod arachnids closely related to spiders, scorpions, and mites. They are important to humans because they feed on animals and can pass diseases to people, pets, wildlife, and livestock. In Montana, ticks are capable of transmitting several tick-borne illnesses to people: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Colorado Tick Fever Tularemia (commonly known as “rabbit fever”) Tick-borne relapsing… Read more →

Forest Service Seeks Comments on NEPA Decision

Rob Davies , District Ranger for the Flathead National Forest, says … We will be issuing a NEPA decision for a small simple project that was presented at the Inter-local Meeting last February. We would like to know if anyone has concerns or wishes to provide comments on this project. Please read the attached letter for details. Essentially the State and… Read more →

2016 Winter North Fork Patrol Meeting Update

Mark Heaphy reports that the North Fork Patrol recently held their annual winter meeting. Here are some highlights: The North Fork Patrol has about 150 properties signed up and almost all have been physically checked at least once this winter. The good news is that out of all of those checked only one had any problem, a damaged vent stack. They plan to… Read more →

FLAP Letter to the Flathead County Commissioners

President Randy Kenyon has sent a letter dated February 18th to the Flathead County Commissions in support of the FLAP (for more information about the FLAP, please see our post by clicking here.) Following is the content of that letter: Flathead County Commissioners Flathead County Courthouse Kalispell, MT  59901 To the Commissioners: The North Fork Landowners’ Association represents some 270 member… Read more →

2016 North Fork Interlocal Meeting Notes

Allen Chrisman attended the 2016 Interlocal meeting that was held on February 17, 2016 hosted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Click here for a complete copy of his notes. Allen, thank you for being so diligent. Everyone is going to appreciate these detailed notes. Lois Walker sent the following from her Interlocal notes. Thanks Lois! Gary Danzig, Staff Officer… Read more →

2016 Dues Reminder!

Just a reminder that the NFLA dues ($15 per person) are due before March 1st, 2016 to receive the Spring Newsletter with the calendar of all the wonderful events for the summer! Just send $15 per person to: NFLA Treasurer PO BOX 1603 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Thanks! Heather Sullivan NFLA Treasurer

FVCC Hosts Weed Workshop for Small Landowners – March 3 and March 9

The Flathead Conservation District invites small-acreage landowners to a two-part weed workshop at Flathead Valley Community College March 3 and 9. Free and open to the public, the workshop is designed for local landowners who want to learn more about chemical and non-chemical means of noxious weed abatement. Both sessions are scheduled from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the large… Read more →

Lee & Marietta Downes

Marietta Downes Has Passed

We received word yesterday from Lois Walker that Marietta Downes passed away yesterday, January 17. Marietta was born in 1936 at Mason City, Washington and came to the North Fork with her husband Lee. Many North Forkers have fond memories of Marietta and she will be missed. Lee and Marietta were interviewed by Tom Edwards in 2012 for the North… Read more →