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PHOTOS: Looking back through a selection of photos from 2022

by CASEY KREIDER, Daily Inter Lake
| January 8, 2023 12:05 AM

Enjoy a look back at a selection of photos from 2022 taken by Daily Inter Lake photographer Casey Kreider.

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Patrick Williams battles the wind as he clears snow in front of his residence along East Center Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Columbia Falls quarterback Cody Schweikert (9) celebrates in the end zone after a run for a touchdown in the second quarter against Miles City at Satterthwaite Field on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Lucas Kopitzke, with the Montana DNRC, uses a drip torch to ignite bunch grass during a prescribed burn at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell on Thursday, April 7. Held in conjunction with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the prescribed fire is aimed at benefiting the park's grassland habitat, including native plants and the wildlife species that frequent the area.(Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Aiden Jensen, from Kalispell, carries a pike to shore to be weighed at the 50th Sunriser Lions Family Ice Fishing Derby at Smith Lake in Kila on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Helen Pilling, left, and Leslie Dillon ice skate on the frozen surface of Somers Beach along the north shore of Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 19. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ice forms along the banks of the Flathead River. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Columbia Falls players, students and fans celebrate after the Wildcats 5-2 win over Livingston in the State A championship at Flip Darling Memorial Field in Columbia Falls on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jaden Schreckengust guides his pig around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Robert Miller points back to his residence along Wagner Lane as he surveys flooding from the Flathead River on Tuesday, June 21. Miller measured 28 inches of standing water in some places near his property. He and five other residences at the end of Wagner Lane have chosen to stay through a pre-evacuation notice issued by the Flathead County Sheriff's Office.(Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A kayaker navigates a section of the Wild Mile along the Swan River during the Expert Slalom event at the 47th annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival on Saturday, May 28. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Cannon Dunn, 3, works inside an excavator with Bruce Roberts at the DIG Rotary event held by Kalispell Daybreak and Noon Rotary Clubs and LHC at the Kalispell North Town Center on Highway 93 and Rose Crossing on Saturday, June 11. Attendees got the opportunity to operate excavators, bulldozers and graders with proceeds going toward the creation of a Splash Pad full of sprayers, showers and water features along the Kalispell Parkline Trail. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Skier Alex Stevens hangs on to the rope as his horse and rider pull him to the finish line at Whitefish Ski Joring on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Montana quarterback Lucas Johnson (7) celebrates after an 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against Portland State at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Emma Anvik, 3, enjoys a cup of vanilla ice cream at Kalispell Kreamery's Milk & Cookies event on Saturday, June 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A snowy owl perches on a fence post south of Kalispell. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Professional cyclist Rose Grant goes for a ride along Holt Stage on Wednesday, Feb. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jonny Highfill, right, falls off his barstool racer as he races against Chronicles of Barnia at the Barstool Ski Races during the 43rd annual Cabin Fever Days in Martin City on Saturday, Feb. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Glacier celebrates after the first flag football crosstown victory against Flathead at Legends Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Wolfpack won 18-12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Spectators watch as a kayaker navigates a section of the Wild Mile along the Swan River during the Expert Slalom event at the 47th annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival on Saturday, May 28. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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St. Matthew's School second-grader Felicity McCubbins, front, third-grader Brooklyn Houk, middle, and third-grader Addie Robbins, back, launch their homemade cardboard boat into Foy's Lake with the help of teacher Susie Rainwater on Friday, June 10. As part of St. Matthew's Jump Into Summer Science Program hosted by teacher Susie Rainwater, 47 students in grades 1-5 used applied science and math concepts to construct their crafts and test their buoyancy in the waters of Foy's Lake. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jessica Pedersen and her son Kal check out the decorated Christmas trees at Mann Mortgage's Christmas Tree Extravaganza on the second floor of the KM Building during the Downtown Kalispell Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Glacier quarterback Gage Sliter (7) throws in the second quarter against Helena at Legends Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Carli Lloyd describes a drill to attendees of her CL10 Soccer Clinic at Flip Darling Memorial Field at Columbia Falls High School on Saturday, July 2. Lloyd is a former American professional soccer player; a two-time Olympic gold medalist; two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion; two-time FIFA Player of the Year and a four-time Olympian. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A skier reaches for a ring as he is pulled through the course during Whitefish Ski Joring on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A doe and her fawn graze in a wheat field along North Somers Road on Thursday, July 7. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Lance Wieting backflips from the bridge over the Flathead River in Evergreen on Wednesday, July 27. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A great horned owl perches in a tree south of Kalispell. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Glacier Range Riders starting pitcher Brock Knoten (20) delivers the first pitch in the team's inaugural season to a Billings Mustangs batter in the first inning at Flathead Field on Tuesday, June 14. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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First-grader Felicity Eastham gives a hug to her former kindergarten teacher Nikki Kaup on the first day of school at East Evergreen Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Flathead defensive back Trevor Burke (20) celebrates after causing a fumble recovered by teammate Connor Skalsky in the fourth quarter against Billings Skyview at Legends Stadium on Friday, Aug. 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Columbia Falls head coach O'Brien Byrd hugs senior midfielder Walt Nichols (2) after the Wildcats 5-2 win over Livingston in the State A championship at Flip Darling Memorial Field in Columbia Falls on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Shawn McDyre harvests a cluster of blue oyster mushrooms in his grow room at Sun Hands Farm on Monday, Feb. 21. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees autographs a New Orleans Saints helmet for brothers Robert and Jackson Walker, of Kalispell, at the World Gym Cares Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 10. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Verdell Jackson stands in the backyard of his residence along Wagner Lane as floodwaters from the Flathead River rise up around his deck on Tuesday, June 21. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Elk graze and bed down in a field in West Valley on Thursday, Nov. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The sun sets across Middle Thompson Lake in Lincoln County on Saturday, May 28. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A bald eagle flies over a field near Creston Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A kayaker navigates a section of the Wild Mile along the Swan River during the Expert Slalom event at the 47th annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival on Saturday, May 28. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kalispell Black and Blue's Jake Rendina (1) runs with the ball against the Missoula Mud Dogs during the championship game of the State Rugby Tournament at Glacier High School on Saturday, May 14. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Aaron King, burn boss with the Montana DNRC, checks an area of the fire during a prescribed burn at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell on Thursday, April 7. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Grizzlies cornerback Trevin Gradney (27) leads Montana out onto the field before an FCS playoff game against Southeast Missouri State at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A rider and skier navigate a jump in the course at Whitefish Ski Joring on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The sun sets over Flathead Field as the Glacier Range Riders host their last home game of the season against the Great Falls Voyagers on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Competitors race down Sugar Hill at the Barstool Ski Races during the 43rd annual Cabin Fever Days in Martin City on Saturday, Feb. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A couple goes for a walk along the beach at Somers Beach State Park on Wednesday, May 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jeremy, Toby and Mailli Brown watch storm clouds from Dry Bridge Park after a hail storm in south Kalispell on Thursday, July 7. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kalispell Black and Blue captain Fin Nadeau holds the championship trophy as the team celebrates after a 12-0 win over the Missoula Mud Dogs at the State Rugby Tournament at Glacier High School on Saturday, May 14. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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An American kestrel carries its prey as it flies along North Somers Road on Friday, March 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Columbia Falls goalkeeper Bryce Dunham (1) celebrates with the state championship trophy after the Wildcats' 5-2 win over Livingston at Flip Darling Memorial Field in Columbia Falls on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Desiree Brewer embraces one of the family's two dogs, Montana, a 1-year-old yellow Lab mix who alerted the family to an early-morning fire in their house along Tronstad Road. The family credits the dog with saving their lives. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Anna Tretter lopes her horse around the arena during senior level bareback equitation at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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