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Glacier News from the previous season

Glacier fire blows up

Photos of the Red Eagle Fire

Glacier National Park forest fire now covers at least 35 square miles.  The fire burned at least 22,200 acres by Sunday, and was expected to cover more… The Red Eagle fire fueled by extremely dry timber has been fanned by winds of 15 to 20 mph from the southwest. The winds are expected to shift… read the entire article.

Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect

Effective July 31st, due to a rash of fire-starts on the Kootenai National Forest and ongoing hot, dry weather have led to fire restrictions that will be imposed Monday across Northwest Montana. Local, state and federal fire managers made the decision Tuesday to implement Stage I fire restrictions for the Flathead and Kootenai national forests, Glacier National Park, Montana Department of Natural Resource lands, and Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders counties. Read story…

Going to the Sun Road is CLOSED!!!

(06/24/06) WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park’s premier alpine roadway has – with the help of hard-working snowplow crews – finally shaken off winter’s white, opening for motorists over scenic Logan Pass. The Going-to-the-Sun Road, a precipitous route literally tacked to cliffs beneath the Continental Divide, is expected to fully open Friday at 4 p.m., linking for the first time in eight months park entrances at West Glacier and St. Mary. Read story…


Glacier National Park in danger from climate change

HELENA — A proposal for the United Nations to declare Glacier National Park and Canada’s adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park in danger from climate change signals a need for greater study of the climate issue, a U.N. committee says. More….

State griz plan would move some bruins to Cabinet-Yaaks

Call it the share a bear plan.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released a state grizzly bear management plan that would continue to take grizzlies from other regions, including the Glacier Park area and augment populations in the Cabinet and Yaak area near Libby and Troy.  Read Story…


Tourism season heats up

Memorial Day may be the traditional start of summer, but for many tourism-oriented businesses in our part of the country, July and August are the months to really make hay… Treasure State gas prices are among the lowest in the country, which could be a selling point.  Read story…


Federal money coming to Glacier National Park

It looks like a famous road in Glacier National Park will be receiving some federal money after all. $50 million in a House transportation bill slated for critical repairs to the Going-to-the-Sun Highway. Read story…