Thursday, January 27, 2022


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Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago

Deep Dive into FLBS: The Story of the Flathead Lake Freeze

My wife loves reminding me that, more often than not, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I don’t disagree wi...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Retired fighter pilot vividly recalls combat missions in Vietnam

The first time Jim Cash took the controls of a jet as a teenager, he knew he was right where he was meant to be. Now in his 80s, the retired Air Force Brigad...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
New management plan for Flathead islands tries to balance recreation and conservation

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks unveiled their new management plan for the islands in Flathead Lake this week. Region 1 Information and Education Program Ma...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
The story of Effie Dockstader — Bigfork’s doctor

In a time where it was rare for anyone from Bigfork to pursue a higher education, let alone a woman, Effie Dockstader took off to nursing school and came bac...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
State to address erosion at Somers Beach Park

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking to curb erosion on the north shore of Flathead Lake at a new public park in Somers.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Bigfork Schools warn staff and student’s families about possible COVID closures

Bigfork Schools administrators want to let their staff and student’s families know that rising COVID-19 cases are once again putting pressure on keeping in-person learning available.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nordic center delights local cross-country skiers

The Bigfork Community Nordic Center is nestled in the foothills of the Jewel Basin, providing 10 kilometers of well-groomed trails and giving locals access t...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
If Only the Scenery Was for Sale – The Kootenai Lodge

While Bigfork, and many parts of western Montana for that matter, are experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity from visitors, one might think that this is ...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
“Hook, Line, and Sinker” a book review by Glacier Conservancy Exec. Director Doug Mitchell

Glacier National Park Conservancy Executive Director Doug Mitchell gives a review of the book "A Fine-Spotted Trout on Corral Creek" by former Glacier Nation...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board members

The Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of three new board members on Tuesday. Adam Heggelund from Edward Jones, Aaron Whitten from the Timbers Motel, and Whitney Spencer from the Daily Int...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce cancels all Chamber organized events for January

The Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce is cancelling all Chamber organized events for January in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
BLUAC recommends one zone change and denies other at board meeting

The Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee met last week to discuss two applications for zone changes.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
PHOTOS: Montana FWP staff rescue trumpeter swan on frozen Flathead Lake

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff received a report on December 30 of a lethargic trumpeter swan that had not moved for a few days on the ice near Somer...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Bigfork Innovations Group looks to make ‘BIG’ connections in 2022

Bigfork Innovations Group is one of the youngest nonprofits in Bigfork, and BIG President Darcie Fast said she’s hoping the organization can continue to fost...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Community brief: library programming in January

A look at library programming for kids and teens in Bigfork for the month of January.