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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy September Newsletter

We thought that North Forkers would be interested in reading the Western Region National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy September Newsletter. It begins… This has been a particularly tough season for stakeholders in the West. Cohesive Strategy’s Western Region and its partners are leading the charge to facilitate identification and implementation of collaborative, cross-boundary solutions to the complex, landscape-level issues we are… Read more →

Coffee and Cookies at the Border – TOMORROW

Kip from the Border Patrol wants to invite everyone to a spur-of-the-moment Coffee and Cookies at the Border tomorrow, Thursday, starting at 5-5:30.  Please bring a chair, and if you would like to, a dessert to share with everyone.  If possible, RSVP in the morning ( so we can give Kip a “guess-timate” of how many people to plan for. … Read more →

Memorial for Jerry DeSanto

Friends of Jerry DeSanto:   Memorial at Karen’s.  Sunday, September 17, 2PM.  Keg beer.   Food provided at 4PM.  If you don’t know how to get there, you can contact Karen at

History Tour of Polebridge Townsite

On Saturday, September 16, don’t forget about the History Tour of Polebridge Townsite. This event is being hosted by Will Hammerquist.  Everyone will meet at the Merc at 10AM.

Food Drive for the NW Montana Veterans Food Pantry

Larry Wilson announced at last night’s NFLA Business Meeting that we will once again be conducting our October food drive. The annual food drive, originally proposed by Bob Grimaldi years ago, is a way for the NFLA members to get involved in a community service project and provide others with a small share of our good fortune. North Forkers set aside… Read more →

Notification About Fires from the Flathead National Forest

Janette Turk, a Public Affairs Officer for the Flathead National Forest, has sent out an update for the North Fork on fires. At this time there are no direct threats from fire to the residents of the North Fork Flathead area and there are no planned evacuations. Forest fire fighting resources are supporting the fires listed above and are prepared… Read more →

September Wildland Fire Outlook

Here is the link to the September/October/November Wildland Fire Outlook: For September in the Northern Rockies: Above Normal significant large fire potential is expected in all areas except Yellowstone National Park and eastern North Dakota in September where Normal Potential is expected. In October Above Normal significant large fire potential will continue across the southern Idaho Panhandle and across… Read more →

Crazy Hat Square Dance 2017

Crazy Hat Square Dance 2017

A good time was had by all at this year’s Crazy Hat Square Dance. Here were some of the hat entries. This year Karen McDonough took home the pie prize. Then the square dancing began, with Debo Powers  doing her usual excellent job of teaching and dancing. With enough people to form four squares and folks left over, it was… Read more →

Three Musketeers, sponsors of this year's Community Picnic

2017 Community Picnic

The community picnic held at Sondreson Meadows last Tuesday was a great success. It was a nice day, good food, and fun playing beanbag toss and horseshoes. Thank you to Jan and Alice Caldwell for their hard work. Special kudos to Jan for providing a much needed sanitation facility at Sonderson Meadow as pictured here.

August Community Float Cancelled

Kevin Ulricheson sent a note that said… Could you please post that Dick and I are cancelling the next community float on Aug. 17th, Tuesday. We are  not doing it because the river is getting so low.