Here is a beautiful grizzly by good friend Dick Pfaff.
The “Creeks of the North Fork” float won first place in the Polebridge 4th of July Parade this year. The first place prize, donated by the Merc and the Saloon, was $100 to spend at the Merc or Saloon and $100 to be donated to whatever non-profit organization the group chose. “Creeks of the North Fork” spent their prize money on… Read more →
Following is a message from Tris Hoffman, Weed Coordinator for the Forest Service… Hello everyone! Attached is a flyer for a biological control (bug) workshop in Kalispell on August 21st from 1PM-6PM at the Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building. The field portion of the workshop is currently planned at a gravel pit west of Tally Lake where we have introduced 2… Read more →
The cookout at the border station scheduled for Wednesday, July 29 at 5:00 pm has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control. They will reschedule and announce the new date soon.
The New York Times published an interesting article with some powerful photographs talking about the hot, dry conditions and resulting fires that are happening this year in California in particular and the West in general. Check out the article here.
Saturday night at the Hall was a fun time for North Forkers. The Hall was filled with the voices of people visiting and enjoying each other’s company. Not only was the counter filled with wonderful pies and homemade ice cream, but most people stayed afterwards to square dance or watch from the sidelines. Many families came with their children. Young… Read more →
The silent action held last evening at Sondreson Hall just before the NFLA Business Meeting was well attended. Eighteen items were donated including baked goods, hand crafted jewelry, Aladdin’s Lamp, and an original oil painting by Ruth Sondreson donated by Cecily McNeil. Gift certificates from Home Ranch Bottoms, the Northern Lights, and the Polebridge Mercantile were also on offer and… Read more →
The fire season is upon us here in the Northfork Should we have a fire which is actually on the ground; there are a few things to think about to protect your property, yourself, family, friends and neighbors. 1. Know your escape route. Plan your route and know that you can make it out ahead of danger. 2. In the… Read more →
Prepared by Lynn P. Ogle for Mark Heaphy. Patrol is asking people to get license numbers and descriptions of strange vehicles and people, in or around your homes. It is very difficult to know if you have given people permission or if they are renters or trespassers if you do not give them a written permission slip. If you are… Read more →
The North Fork’s annual Firewise Day will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 9:30 – noon in Sondreson Community Hall. The Firewise workshop will precede the Summer Interlocal meeting. The program is timely and tailored to what is expected to be a very active fire season in Western Montana, given the record-setting warm and dry conditions this summer…. Read more →
OK – here is the grim news with no relief in sight. It doesn’t get much starker than this: http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf Dead fuel moisture levels in North Idaho and Western Montana are below normal for this time of year in several PSAs, and will continue to be very dry through the summer. Fine fuel and live fuel moisture values in these… Read more →