Raptors visit Whitefish library

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Whitefish Community Library invites the public to the lawn east of the library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, to see Montana Wild Wings Recovery at the organization’s annual visit.

The raptor rehab and education organization gives raptors a home when injuries make it impossible for them to return to the wild. These birds become the basis of the education program, providing the public with an opportunity to learn about and view the birds up close.

Wild Wings is one event of Whitefish Community Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Upcoming events include visits from local arts organizations, North Valley Music School, Stumptown Art Studio and Alpine Theatre Project.

For a schedule and more information on the Summer Reading Challenge, call the library at 862-9914.

For more information about Montana Wild Wings Recovery, visit wildwingsrecovery.org.

Girl Scouts to visit West Shore State Park

In collaboration with the National Association of State Park Directors and Girl Scouts of the USA, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is participating in the first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend in July by hosting a variety of events at six state parks located throughout Montana and Wyoming on Saturday, July 13.

Locally, the Girl Scouts are hosting a program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day at West Shore State Park south of Lakeside.

Girls will explore what the parks have to offer and to learn what thinking like a citizen scientist is all about. The programs are not just for girls, but also offer a chance for family and friends to experience the great outdoors.

Visit gsmw.org/events for more details on the Girl Scouts Love State Parks event and to register. The registration deadline for the programs is Monday, July 8.

Free light bulbs from Flathead Electric Cooperative

Starting this month, Flathead Electric Cooperative will mail out a free efficiency kit containing up to eight LED bulbs for any co-op member who requests it.

The A19 bulbs are 800 lumens (equivalent to 60 watts), warm white and dimmable, and are estimated to last 15,000 hours.

“This program will benefit Flathead Electric Co-op members in more ways than on,” FEC director of energy and member services Ross Holter said in a press release. Holter says the program helps the co-op meet the federal efficiency requirements set by the Bonneville Power Administration.

“We pay a certain amount for energy efficiency through our wholesale power rates with BPA. If we don’t utilize those funds for efficiency projects in our service area each year, those dollars get used in other areas across the Northwest,” Holter said. “Offering these free energy kits ensures that we are good stewards of our members’ money. And, it directly benefits FEC members by giving them access to free LED bulbs, which provides them with an easy way to use energy more efficiently.”

Holter notes that achieving energy efficiency in a home usually requires making an upfront investment before savings can be realized. So, the fact that these LED bulbs are free for the asking is an uncommon opportunity of which all members should take advantage.

“This is one of those rare deals that truly is a win-win for all concerned,” he said.

This program will be available until Sept. 15, or while supplies last, so FEC members who would like to receive free LED bulbs need to order them at their earliest convenience. Visit flatheadelectric.com/freebulbs or call 751-4483.

Flathead Valley Bridge Center results


SwissTeam Game

Frances Ollendike – Janet Weiss – Tanya McCully – Wendy Fregerio 1st A

Michael Boreson – Trish Eaton – Cathy Brown – Julie Cassetta 2nd A, 1st B

Jeff Daniels – Patty Daniels – John Murrey – Peter Skarstedt 2nd B, 1st C

Deb Johnson – Susie Moore – Maxine Arnold – Stephanie Walls 2nd C


Novice Game

Linda Walker – Edwin Harria 1st A, 1st B, 1st C

John Hoagland – Anne Darling 2nd A, 2nd B, 2nd C


North/South Pairs

Robert Walstad – Mary Ann Chestnut, 1st A

Julie Cassetta – Laura Bean 2nd A, 1st B

Linda Petersen – Susie Moore 2nd B

Henry Bright – Sandy Berman 1st C

East/West Pairs

Frances Ollendike – Tanya McCully 1/2 A

Peter Tracy – Sherry Tracy 1/2 A

Paulette Fopp – Porki Harris 1st B

Darci Nielsen – Judy Martinson 2nd B, 1st C

Kay Linda Walker – Shelly Arbuckle 2nd C


North/South Pairs

Gary Stephens – Tanya McCully 1st A

Peter Tracy – Sherry Tracy 2nd A

Patricia Connolly – Penny Thompson 1st B, 1st C

Roger Brown – Christie Deck 2nd B

East/West Pairs

Michael Boreson – Cathy Brown 1st A

Virginia Bright – Kaye Hoffmaster 2nd A

Julie Cassetta – Porki Harris 1st B

Ursula Pappas – Andrew Koch Jr 2nd B

Marj Perlow – Joaquenia Heinrich 1st C

Fred Sego – Emile Kimmet 2nd C

Evening results

1. Virginia Bright - Henry Bright

2. Trish Eaton - Alden Boreson

3. Kay Linda Walker - Louann Mohn

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