North Fork Patrol Spring Board Meeting

The North Fork Patrol had its spring board meeting on Wednesday, May 24. Here are two main highlights: Currently there are 130 properties on our list; all have been checked and 10 were notified concerning damage or other issues. The board voted to give an individual a monetary award for the reporting of a poaching up north. The North Fork… Read more →

Spring Begins with Gardeners’ Roundtable on Tuesday

Every spring, North Fork Gardeners gather to share information and stories about their successes and failures while gardening in the challenging growing conditions in the North Fork.  The Gardeners’ Roundtable will be held at the Community Hall on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00.  In addition, Jerry and Linda Wernick will be selling a variety of plants including tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage,… Read more →

Nonie’s Schoolhouse History

From Larry Wilson’s column on May 17, 2017 in the Hungry Horse News: Nonie’s Schoolhouse History. It says… The Ford School was the only school Nonie ever attended, and the land for the school was donated by her stepfather Ralph Day. The school was built by the community, just like the Community Hall years later. Nonie started school when she was 6… Read more →

Jim Dahlstrom, New Ranger at Polebridge

Jim Dahlstrom is the new Glacier National Park ranger at Polebridge. He was kind enough to provide us with a biography (see below). Jim will be coming to an NFLA business meeting early in the summer to get acquainted. Welcome Jim! I began my career with the NPS in 1999 at Rocky Mountain National Park first as a volunteer, then… Read more →

1st Aid and CPR Training with Certification Reminder

Although the May 30th 1st Aid and CPR training has been filled, openings are still available in the June 20th class. On June 20th, Bob Lee is providing 1st Aid and CPR training with certification beginning at 9AM at Sondreson Hall, lasting most of the day. Please bring your lunch and drinks. The cost is $35. This class is limited to… Read more →

Glacier Eyes ‘One Car In, One Car Out’ Rules to Ease Crowding

The Hungry Horse News says that if the crowds of last summer continue, Glacier National Park is considering implementing a “one car in, one car out,” plan for some of its dead-end roads, Superintendent Jeff Mow said last week during a talk in Kalispell. The overcrowding problem was particularly acute at Bowman Lake, where parking would fill to capacity and people… Read more →

May Wildland Fire Outlook is now available

The summary says… By mid-late July, the western fire season will begin to progress north into the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. While a normal transition into fire season is expected in the lower elevations, a delayed entrance is possible in the higher elevations as both regions enter their fire seasons having seen abundant winter and spring precipitation and snowpack… Read more →

NFLA Spring Newsletter and Calendar are in the Mail

It’s that time of year again… the NFLA has published its Spring newsletter and calendar for 2017. Very exciting. In this newsletter you’ll read all about the history of the NFIA/NFLA as it celebrates its 70th birthday. You’ll also read about the long history of dancing on the North Fork, memories from Larry Wilson about the NFIA/NFLA, and the early mail… Read more →

Park Road Update

Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 11.5 miles from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge, and 5.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Rising Sun. The section of the road between Lake McDonald Lodge and Rising Sun is closed due to plowing. The East Side vehicle closure is currently at… Read more →