Flathead Lake News

5/20/2017 12:19:00 PM
Casper Star-Tribune
Let all of us put aside political biases and acknowledge the following. Earth’s climate changes. It’s why Flathead Lake in Montana exists after glaciers retreated tens of thousands of years ago due to global warming. It’s why there are massive fossil ...

5/19/2017 8:58:00 PM
Valley Journal
Author Milana Marsenich lives in Northwest Montana near Flathead Lake at the base of the beautiful Mission Mountains. She enjoys quick access to the mountains and has spent many hours hiking the wilderness trails with friends and dogs. For the past 20 ...

5/19/2017 2:40:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
She stayed in the Blacktail and Lake Mary Ronan area until the fall of 2010. She then swam across Flathead Lake and eventually ended up in the Swan Valley. She dropped her radio collar in the spring of 2011 south of Swan Lake. She had no history of ...

5/19/2017 2:37:00 PM
Daily Inter Lake
An oily substance found earlier this month on the shore of Flathead Lake’s Somers Bay has tested positive for chemicals associated with a former Superfund site located nearby, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Friday. Naphthalene and ...

5/19/2017 12:19:00 PM
8KPAX
Featured will be Canine Good Citizen Testing, as well as obedience and agility demonstrations. BIGFORD - Montana State Parks will host the Flathead Lake State Park Paddle Fest at on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

5/18/2017 5:41:00 PM
Char-Koosta News
The 2017 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ended on Sunday May 14 at the Blue Bay Campground. A total of 37,195 lake trout entries were turned in by 226 of the 633 anglers entered ...

5/18/2017 4:10:00 PM
Missoulian
Montana State Parks will host the Flathead Lake State Park Paddle Fest at Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park. The event will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is a ...

5/18/2017 10:34:00 AM
Daily Inter Lake
4 p.m. • K’niption Fit, Great Northern Bar and Grill, Whitefish. 9:30 p.m. • Taproom Jams, Flathead Lake Brewing Company, Bigfork. 5 p.m. • Wai Mizutani fundraiser for A Ray of Hope, Easthaven Baptist Church, Kalispell. 7 p.m. • Open Mic Night ...

5/17/2017 11:12:00 AM
Missoulian
The 2017 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ended Sunday, May 14, at the Blue Bay Campground. A total of 37,195 lake trout entries were turned in by 226 of the 633 anglers entered during ...

5/16/2017 9:00:00 PM
FOX News
This private island estate combines opulent living with the natural beauty of Big Sky Country. Shelter Island—22-acres in Montana's Flathead Lake—offers almost a mile of private lakefront access. An elevator connects the three stories of the 22,000 ...

5/16/2017 7:16:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
Montana State Parks is hosting the Flathead Lake State Park Paddle Fest at Wayfarers State Park this weekend. The free two-day event is Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wayfarers in Bigfork. Visitors will ...

5/16/2017 11:14:00 AM
norcalsc.com
It was a comfortable 55 degrees on a beautiful Saturday morning as I accelerated a steep incline in the mountains that flank the eastern margin of Flathead Lake in Montana. I had just passed a group of athletes struggling through the latest obstacle on the ...

5/16/2017 12:13:00 AM
venturingangler.com
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, California Trout, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Protect Our Winters, Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited, ConservAmerica, RepublicEn, the Flathead Lake Brewing Company and the National Wildlife Federation.

5/15/2017 7:14:00 PM
Daily Inter Lake
An oil-like substance that produced an unusual sheen along a stretch of Flathead Lake’s Somers Bay shoreline earlier this month does not pose any immediate human-health risk, according to preliminary test results by the Environmental Protection Agency.

5/15/2017 2:23:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
In the shadow of an aged Superfund site, low levels of contamination and unknown organic compounds that may or may not be related to a former railroad tie plant have surfaced along the north shore of Flathead Lake near Somers, prompting an investigation ...

5/15/2017 12:16:00 AM
The Montana Standard
Or finding ways to counteract the proliferation of invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake and Flathead Lake. Or supporting scientific research into the causes of whirling disease and other fish threats. “Bruce really had a gift for working with diverse ...

5/14/2017 5:05:00 PM
Billings Gazette
Bigfork, a picturesque town on the north shore of Flathead Lake that is a short drive to Glacier National Park or the Bob Marshall and Swan wilderness areas, is home to world-class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course and much more.

5/14/2017 1:04:00 PM
Billings Gazette
Summer time at Flathead Lake brings countless hours of sunshine, sunburn (if you're not carefully applying sunscreen) and, of course, cherries. Wait, cherries? Cherries in Montana? It's true. The Flathead Valley's warm days and cool evenings are just the ...

5/14/2017 5:28:00 AM
Bigfork Eagle
“It cures underwater and pulls in minerals and colors” to give the wood a unique look, he added. During a log salvaging operation in Flathead Lake that Bakker participated in a few years ago, one of the logs was dated to 1538. After a lengthy debate ...

5/12/2017 4:44:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
In the shadow of an aged Superfund site, low levels of contamination and unknown organic compounds that may or may not be related to a former railroad tie plant have surfaced along the north shore of Flathead Lake near Somers, prompting an investigation ...

5/12/2017 1:11:00 PM
Leader Advertiser
While many Lake County residents follow the ebb and flow of water in Flathead Lake for recreational purposes, managers of the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam work downstream to turn the resource into a driver of Montana industry. “We do a lot of things behind th ...

5/12/2017 7:35:00 AM
Missoulian
Highly flammable, explosive and toxic Bakken crude oil is being transported along the Middle Fork Flathead River by rail every week. A derailment and oil spill in the Middle Fork could have long-term impacts on our clean water, fish and wildlife habitat ...

5/11/2017 7:02:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
LAKESIDE — On a beautiful sunny afternoon at West Shore State Park, Mike Howe tended to his fishing boat after taking visitors for a spin on Flathead Lake. As he dealt with the lines and gear, another boat pulled up alongside the dock. “You catch ...

5/11/2017 3:54:00 PM
Char-Koosta News
All fish entries are to be turned in by 3:00. There is still a $10,000 tagged lake trout out in Flathead Lake somewhere-along with three $5,000, four $1,000 and over 6,000 with values from $100-$500. Turning in $100 tagged entries the past week were ...

5/11/2017 9:39:00 AM
fwp.mt.gov
The 24th annual Jerry Howard Fishing without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 15. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the ...

5/10/2017 3:18:00 PM
trn.trains.com
SOMERS, Montana — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and BNSF Railway are investigating a possible contamination along Montana’s Flathead Lake, not far from an old Great Northern Railway tie plant. Last week, an oily substance was discovered ...

5/9/2017 11:24:00 PM
Valley Journal
She grew up in a large family with eleven brothers and sisters at the foot of the Mission Mountains and on the shores of Flathead Lake. From a young age Myrna enjoyed the outdoors and all its beauty. Hiking, fishing, skiing, spending time gardening and ...

5/8/2017 7:39:00 PM
The Montana Standard
They also have no natural predators. All it would take would be one boat, with invasive mussel larvae from somewhere in the Southwest, to take a spin on Flathead Lake and the entire Columbia River watershed — which includes the Clark Fork and the ...

5/8/2017 5:20:00 PM
my-property-report.com
This private island estate combines opulent living with the natural beauty of Big Sky Country. Shelter Island—22-acres in Montana's Flathead Lake—offers almost a mile of private lakefront access. An elevator connects the three stories of the 22,000 ...

5/8/2017 9:53:00 AM
8KPAX
An official with Burlington Northern Santa Fe tells MTN News that sample results from the north shore of Flathead Lake where a sheen emerged reveal a low level of contaminants. A hazardous response team is investigating a span of exposed shoreline near ...

5/6/2017 9:11:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
Low levels of contamination were detected along the shore of Flathead Lake near Somers as well as an unidentified biological substance, according to BNSF Railway. Ross Lane, regional director of public affairs with BNSF, released a statement on Saturday ...

5/6/2017 8:53:00 PM
The Montana Standard
My nieces do travel nursing right now." Those choices appeal greatly to Hannah, who finds time to float the Big Hole River, hang out at Flathead Lake, hike, and bike in her off hours. "I have lots of options for the future," she said, exuding unmistakable ...

5/5/2017 7:47:00 PM
NBC Montana
KALISPELL, Mont. - EPA officials visited Flathead Lake's north shore Friday in Somers to inspect an oily substance discovered by local beach goers. The substance was found near where the Somers Tie Treating Plant was previously located, which was ...

5/5/2017 6:25:00 PM
ktvh.com
SOMERS – A hazardous response team is investigating a sheen that’s been spotted on the Flathead Lake shoreline near Somers beach near a federal cleanup project. The Environmental Protection Agency, Montana Department of Environmental Quality and ...

5/5/2017 4:41:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
BNSF Railway and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are awaiting results from water samples collected along the north shoreline of Flathead Lake where an unidentified substance was detected earlier this week. BNSF is expecting test results in the ...

5/5/2017 4:22:00 PM
The Montana Standard
“It was definitely difficult.” Next up, she goes to the Tetons to do field work with a Kentucky group, then the Tibetan Plateau to study glaciers with a Flathead Lake Biological Station-Chinese university cooperative, then enrolls at Wyoming in Jul

5/5/2017 9:33:00 AM
topix.com
KALISPELL, Mont. - Officials from BNSF Railway and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are responding to an unidentified sheen on a small section of the north shoreline of Flathead Lake near the contaminated Superfund site in Somers.

5/5/2017 4:06:00 AM
architecturaldigest.com
This private island estate combines opulent living with the natural beauty of Big Sky Country. Shelter Island—22-acres in Montana's Flathead Lake—offers almost a mile of private lakefront access. An elevator connects the three stories of the 22,000 ...

5/5/2017 12:16:00 AM
Daily Inter Lake
AFFORDABLE LIVING @ FLATHEAD LAKE EAGLE BEND YACHT HARBOR - BIGFORK, MT PACKAGE PRICE: YACHT & SLIP $160,000 OPTION:PURCHASE PRICE FOR YACHTONLY $70,000 1996 Regal Commodore 402 42ft Twin Caterpillar 3116 TA Diesel Engines Marine Appraiser Highest Rating ...

5/4/2017 7:58:00 PM
Valley Journal
The second annual event was held April 24 and involved 60 local middle and high school students from Arlee and St. Ignatius looking for anything suspicious along the shores of Flathead Lake. Mike Durglo, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ...

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