Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Updated 6 days, 11 hours ago

Fund the Fork launches first free shuttle

With the help of the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fund the Fork initiative, a six-seat electric Ryd shuttle …

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Board of Adjustment approves youth rec facility without traffic study

“The traffic impact studies are helpful, but they will not change the available funding or high priority of other projects,” said Henion, who also lives on the…

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Flathead cabins part of $26 million to improve access and recreation opportunities

Eight rental cabins across the Flathead National Forest will receive upgrades, including new floors, windows, and furniture, ensuring they remain enjoyable for future generations.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Wayfarers seeks volunteers for invasive plant removal

As the temperatures rise, the need to manage invasive weeds around Flathead Lake is higher than ever to prevent their seed release and continued spread into ne…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
History day returns to Bigfork after six-year hiatus

“The main purpose of this program is to promote historical scholarship in secondary students throughout the US and its territories. All the things we value in …

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
School board moves funds toward facility maintenance and upgrades; elementary test scores above state average

To support the interlocal fund, the board approved moving approximately $54,000 in excess from the elementary general fund and $127,000 from the high school ge…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Construction underway on Highways 83, 82

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Inc. experienced delays in sign installation on the northern segment of the Swan Lake Pavement Preservation project on Montana Highway 83 (MT 83).

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
BLUAC requests traffic study on Highway 83 before allowing youth rec facility

The Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee saw a request from Paul Henion for a conditional use permit allowing for a recreational facility at his property off of…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Do you ride your horse to school?

Six Swan River School eighth graders took advantage of an old Montana law still on the books May 16, riding their horses to school for administrators to care f…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork Piecemakers Quilt Show

Bigfork Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Show will take place Friday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 5.pm. and Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bigfork Elementary School, 600 Commerce St, Bigfork.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Gianforte tours Creston fire mitigation site

Gov. Greg Gianforte emphasized the state’s commitment to aggressively preventing wildfires while visiting a fire mitigations site in the Flathead Valley.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Glacier crews grapple with deepest snow in more than a decade

Officials are primarily concerned with new snow hazards in the short-term or during big melting periods where water percolates through the snowpack, releasing …

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
State of the Lake Report shows consistent water quality

In all four of the parameters there were no signs of long-term or even recent deterioration of the lake’s world-class water quality.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
FWP seeking input on proposed suppression of lake trout in Swan Lake to benefit bull trout, kokanee populations

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a proposal to reduce the lake trout population in Swan Lake to improve bull trout and kokanee salmon populations.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork High School Class of 2024

The Bigfork High School Class of 2024 graduated 71 students on Saturday, June 1. Valecitorians were Danika Bucklin, Erika Dowling, Wyatt Johnson, Piper Linson,…

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork Whitewater Festival

Photos from the Bigfork Whitewater Festival on the Wild Mile of the Swan River Sunday, May 26.