Flathead Lake News

8/19/2017 12:31:00 AM
FlatheadBeacon
On the east side of Flathead Lake, the Blue Bay Fire has burned 270 acres, more than doubling in size after a significant uphill run on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters set back burns this week in an effort to protect structures and houses in the area.

8/18/2017 10:52:00 PM
Yakima Herald
But the Northwest salmon and steelhead nonetheless have genetics tuned for cold water, noted Jack Stanford, an emeritus professor of ecology with the University of Montana, affiliated with the Flathead Lake Biological Station. In water warmer than 70 ...

8/18/2017 9:37:00 AM
abcfoxmontana.com
Blue Bay fire moving upwards toward the Blue Bay and East-shore Community areas. The Blue Bay fire on the east shore of Flathead Lake began moving upwards in the late afternoon. Lake County Disaster Emergency Services issued a Level 1 Evacuation notice to ...

8/18/2017 6:00:00 AM
The Seattle Times
But the Northwest salmon and steelhead nonetheless have genetics tuned for cold water, noted Jack Stanford, an emeritus professor of ecology with the University of Montana, affiliated with the Flathead Lake Biological Station. In water warmer than 70 ...

8/17/2017 9:37:00 PM
NBC Montana
BLUE BAY, Mont. - With smoke and flames visible from around Flathead Lake fire officials say the Blue Bay Fire is expected to continue growing throughout the weekend. “Tomorrow we’ve got what they call a Haines 5 day, which is not a very good day for fire.

8/17/2017 6:41:00 PM
abcfoxmontana.com
The Blue Bay fire on the east shore of Flathead Lake began moving upwards in the late afternoon. Lake County Disaster Emergency Services issued a Level 1 Evacuation notice to the Blue Bay Recreation Site and Blue Bay and East-shore Community areas August 12.

8/17/2017 6:28:00 PM
Daily Inter Lake
A wildfire burning east of Flathead Lake flared up Wednesday night, sending up a plume of smoke visible from Kalispell. The lightning-caused Blue Bay Fire started Aug. 10 on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The fire began making a significant uphill run ...

8/17/2017 2:07:00 PM
Leader Advertiser
August 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Lake County Leader The Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater was christened Saturday for the Aber Day Reunion Concert as part of Summerfest on Flathead Lake. Located at the Polson Fairgrounds, the Mission Mountain Wood Band ...

8/17/2017 1:15:00 AM
The Montana Standard
He was a collector of many things, he enjoyed giving coins to his nieces and nephews for holidays as gifts. He loved spending time at Flathead Lake with best friend Reid Gannon and family. Sean enjoyed going to church at the Church on the Rock with Pastor ...

8/16/2017 10:14:00 PM
Smithsonian.com
Oh, man, I'm jealous as hell," the guy said, shaking his head, when I told him I'd be spending the Fourth of July weekend at Flathead Lake, in northwestern Montana. We were in Hamilton, at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley — not exactly ugly country.

8/16/2017 3:25:00 PM
Missoulian
ROLLINS — Molly Murphy can’t even begin to guess what would have happened to her life had it not been for the opportunity to attend a camp where everyone understood her pain. The summer after everything she knew as a child was “shattered” by her ...

8/16/2017 6:09:00 AM
Independent Record
Trolling for lake trout on Flathead Lake and Fort Peck Reservoir is a very effective way to catch fish. Many anglers troll Kwikfish or large spoons to attract strikes. Another bait that has also worked well is the Brads Super Bait Cut Plug or Mini Cut Plug.

8/15/2017 11:27:00 PM
Valley Journal
POLSON – A 33-year-old Polson man faces three counts of impersonating an officer after multiple reports of him “patrolling” Flathead Lake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Ryan Lowden was cited following an Aug. 10 search of his home that ...

8/15/2017 8:29:00 PM
Billings Gazette
The board felt like it was being excluded from discussions about how to deal with West Shore State Park on Flathead Lake, which is encumbered by federal dollars used to purchase the land as wildlife habitat. As one of his last acts before retiring at the ...

8/15/2017 7:14:00 PM
Independent Record
The board felt like it was being excluded from discussions about how to deal with West Shore State Park on Flathead Lake, which is encumbered by federal dollars used to purchase the land as wildlife habitat. As one of his last acts before retiring at the ...

8/15/2017 3:00:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
A large section of open land is on the market and poised for development near the north end of Flathead Lake. Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty has listed a 360-acre property owned by LBO Properties and known as Cooper Farms near the intersection of ...

8/15/2017 1:00:00 AM
FlatheadBeacon
The Blue Bay Fire near Flathead Lake had burned 55 acres as of Tuesday morning. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Fire Prevention Specialist CT Camel said the fire is burning within a mile of Montana Highway 35 and firefighters plan to set back burns ...

8/14/2017 11:30:00 AM
Missoulian
POLSON — A stubborn fire burning on steep terrain on the east side of Flathead Lake grew to 48 acres over the weekend. And in Glacier National Park, the iconic Sperry Chalet remained closed Monday due to fire activity near the main trail into the ...

8/14/2017 11:30:00 AM
Missoulian
POLSON — A stubborn fire burning on steep terrain on the east side of Flathead Lake grew to 48 acres over the weekend. Started by lightning strike Thursday evening, the Blue Bay fire is about 10 percent contained despite being hit hard the past three ...

8/13/2017 3:10:00 PM
pinterest.com
If you know the name, let me know, and you can start at the link by clicking on the picture. The crystal clear water of Flathead Lake, Montana makes it seem like the lake is shallow, but it's actually over 300 feet deep! Shiraito Falls, Fujinomiya ...

8/12/2017 10:59:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
A 33-year-old Polson man is accused of impersonating a U.S. Coast Guard officer and taking enforcement action against boaters on the south end of Flathead Lake. Ryan Lowden was cited with three felony counts of impersonating a public official, according to ...

8/12/2017 11:02:00 AM
The Miami Herald
The pristine waters of Flathead Lake that have supported local residents' way of life for centuries are being threatened by invasive species that have devastated lakes and waterways across the country. The arrival of the first documented zebra and quagga ...

8/12/2017 6:17:00 AM
Billings Gazette
That event draws 150 to 200 people from many different states to the camp. Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp and Luccock Park Camp, south of Livingston, continue to host the denomination’s traditional camping ministry. But use at Camp on the Boulder ...

8/12/2017 1:11:00 AM
Olympian
The pristine waters of Flathead Lake that have supported local residents' way of life for centuries are being threatened by invasive species that have devastated lakes and waterways across the country. The arrival of the first documented zebra and quagga ...

8/12/2017 12:53:00 AM
abcfoxmontana.com
The identification of the man who allegedly posed as a Coast Guard Officer on Flathead Lake is identified as 33-year-old Ryan Lowden. The Lake County Sheriff's Office has cited him with three felony counts of Impersonating a Public Official. O The ...

8/11/2017 2:07:00 PM
Missoulian
POLSON — A crew of 20 local firefighters and an aerial wave of airplanes and helicopters attacked a 17-acre blaze Friday started by an early evening thunderstorm that blew through the Flathead Lake area Thursday night. The air show included two CL 215 ...

8/11/2017 1:38:00 PM
NBC Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. - The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes fire department is urging people to avoid Highway 35 due to two wildfires in the area. That highway runs along the shore of Flathead Lake and officials say fire teams are busy fighting two fires ...

8/11/2017 9:23:00 AM
Daily Inter Lake
A Polson man is facing felony charges following allegations that he impersonated a member of the U.S. Coast Guard while on Flathead Lake. According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Ryan Lowden, 33, was charged with three felony ...

8/10/2017 10:10:00 PM
abcfoxmontana.com
The identification of the man who allegedly posed as a Coast Guard Officer on Flathead Lake is identified as 33-year-old Ryan Lowden. The Lake County Sheriff's Office has cited him with three felony counts of Impersonating a Public Official. O The ...

8/10/2017 5:24:00 PM
KFBB NewsChannel 5
The man who allegedly posed as a Coast Guard Officer on Flathead Lake is identified as 33-year-old Ryan Lowden. The Lake County Sheriff's Office has cited him with three felony counts of Impersonating a Public Official. On August 10, detectives conducted a ...

8/10/2017 3:21:00 PM
lumberjocks.com
I found the second one went much quicker than the first and turned out with fewer “whoops”. We’re fortunate to be able to live on Flathead Lake in NW Montana so the boats are getting plenty of use. Even though they are subjected to being dragged ...

8/10/2017 3:16:00 PM
Missoulian
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who allegedly posed as a Coast Guard officer on a jet ski on Flathead Lake earlier this month and pretended to "take law enforcement action" against boaters. Ryan Lowden, 33, will be charged with ...

8/10/2017 2:18:00 PM
8KPAX
the brief, heavy rain will be beneficial, however! Air Quality Alerts continue for Mineral, Missoula, Sanders, Lincoln, Flathead, Lake & Ravalli Counties until further notice. Terrain based thunderstorms (very isolated) will be possible on Friday with ...

8/10/2017 1:00:00 AM
Char-Koosta News
POLSON — Did you know that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 3.5 million people get sick each year after swimming in natural water bodies that contain harmful bacteria and pollution. On average a person swimming in a natural water ...

8/9/2017 7:19:00 PM
FlatheadBeacon
The number of lakefront home sales on Flathead Lake were down from 27 in the first half of 2016 to 22 in 2017. The largest number of lakefront home sales in the first half of the year was in 2006, with 46 sales. The lowest number occurred in 2009, when ...

8/9/2017 4:55:00 PM
The Western News
Citing increasing risk of wildfire, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company on Aug. 7 imposed restrictions on public access to lands it owns in Flathead, Lake and Lincoln Counties that are in addition to Stage II Fire Restrictions (fwp.mt.gov/news/drought ...

8/9/2017 10:54:00 AM
Choteau Acantha
The Choteau Boy Scout Troop 1051 camped at Melita Island in Flathead Lake from July 9-15. Melita Island is a 64-acre island in the middle of Flathead Lake, about 50 miles south of Kalispell in the big arm of Flathead Lake. From the Walstad dock ...

8/8/2017 11:25:00 PM
Valley Journal
POLSON – While Flathead Lake water conditions on Saturday could have been compared to swimming in a washing machine, the choppy waters didn’t dissuade the nearly 50 swimmers who took part in the 15th annual Water Daze. “We usually have 80-100 ...

8/8/2017 10:31:00 PM
Daily Inter Lake
August 08, 2017 at 5:00 am | By MARY CLOUD TAYLOR Daily Inter Lake The pristine waters of Flathead Lake that have supported local residents’ way of life for centuries are being threatened by invasive species that have devastated lakes and waterways ...

8/8/2017 6:23:00 PM
Independent Record
The Clark Fork River around St. Regis is fishing well, and the water temperature is cool despite the warm weather. Flathead Lake continues to be a hot spot. The southern half of the lake from Finley Point to Big Arm and Elmo is popular for whitefish.

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