Saturday, March 02, 2024


Want to know the latest in today's outdoors news? Below, we share breaking news articles and updates.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago

Season closure begins on north shore of Flathead Lake

A seasonal closure starts March 1 along a large portion of the north shore of Flathead Lake between Bigfork and So…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Whitefish ski patrollers file petition to unionize

David Kerner is passionate about his work as a ski patroller at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Clocking in early, making the rounds to prep the slopes each morning…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Dewey skins, slides to Whitefish Whiteout victory

Cutting through the fog like a warm knife in butter, Jacob Dewey claimed the top of the podium in the annual Whitefish Whiteout skimo race Saturday at Whitefis…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Freeride skiers face tough conditions at Grand Targhee and Red Mountain

The Flathead Freeride Club traveled to Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming and Red Mountain in British Columbia last weekend to compete in IFSA Junior National lev…

Updated 4 weeks ago
Possibility of wildlife-to-human crossover heightens concern about Chronic Wasting Disease

Each fall, millions of hunters across North America make their way into forests and grasslands to kill deer. Over the winter, people chow down on the venison s…

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
U.S. won't restore protections for wolves in Rockies

Federal wildlife officials on Friday rejected requests from conservation groups to restore protections for gray wolves across the northern U.S Rocky Mountains,…

Updated 1 month ago
At Logan Pass, endangered insect presents a quandary for flush toilets

An endangered insect could impact future water use at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass Visitor Center.

Updated 1 month ago
Avalanche warning issued amid 'January thaw'

Dangerous backcountry avalanche conditions exist across Northwest Montana due to recent mountain rainfall and unseasonably warm temperatures.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Fishing for muskie

What’s probably the rarest game fish in Northwest Montana? I’ll bet that 99% of local fishermen can’t answer that question correctly.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
UM students keep traditions alive ahead of Foresters’ Ball

Kidnapping a mounted moose head comes with challenges. Just ask the students in the University of Montana’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Glacier National Park advance vehicle reservations available Jan. 25

Advance vehicle reservation tickets for Glacier National Park become available Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time, officials said Tuesday.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local organizations create online guide to living in the Flathead

The idea started two years ago when local groups started talking together about creating a resource to expand people’s knowledge of the area, and what it means…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Whitefish's Tom Ray joins elk foundation board

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation enters its 40th year of conservation with Fred Lekse serving a second consecutive year as board chair. Leske is joined by two new members representing Montana.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tahoe avalanche survivor was minutes from death before rescue

The first sign of trouble came in the form of a spray of snow, rolling down from above where Jason Parker had come to a stop near the top of one of California'…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blacktail Mountain opens for ski season Sunday

Following a good dose of winter weather this week, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area plans to open for the season on Sunday, Jan. 14 with limited terrain.