Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 2 days, 20 hours ago

Kootenai Forest set to receive new federal funding

U.S. Forest Service officials in the Lincoln County area are planning how best to use an infusion of federal fun...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Governor’s council updates grizzly report

The Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has updated its draft recommendations for addressing grizzly bear management and conservation statewide.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Competitors go medieval at the Kootenai Highland Gathering

In front of him lay a 56-pound kettlebell weight. Above him, a horizontal pole hung suspended 12 feet off the ground. His goal: to generate enough momentum b...

Updated 1 month ago
Shooting complex awarded FWP grant

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials granted the Lincoln County Shooting Complex $6,300 for a dozen shooting benches and bays as part of a slew of improvement projects underway at the facility.

Updated 1 month ago
Hiker’s body recovered from Leigh Lake trail

Authorities recovered the body of an Idaho man who died while hiking near Leigh Lake on June 23.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Despite rainy June, dry summer could still dictate fire season

It was a wet June, but forecasts still predict a hot and dry summer in Northwest Montana.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Aaron Peterson named executive director of Yaak Valley Forest Council

Aaron Peterson will take over as the next executive director of the Yaak Valley Forest Council, the group announced in a June 16 press release.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Lost hikers rescued from Kootenai National Forest

Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced via social media the safe return of three missing hikers in the early morning hours of May 26.

Updated 3 months ago
EPA, Teck Resources differ on definition of ‘comprehensive’

The adjectives “comprehensive” and “limited” lean more toward being antonyms than synonyms. The words cropped up recently in separate references to the same ...

Updated 3 months ago
Eureka fish pond rehabilitation project moves ahead with FWP grant funds

Josh Letcher wasn’t hooked at first on the idea of tapping state and county resources to build a fish pond near Eureka.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Resisting status as ‘Canada’s settling pond’

One study published last year found elevated levels of selenium in the eggs of mountain whitefish collected from three sites on the Kootenai River downstream...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Yaak-based Linehan Outfitting wins outfitter award from Orvis

Orvis quoted the rave review of a customer of Linehan Outfitting when the sporting goods retailer announced it had named the Yaak-based business the 2020 Fly...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Nonresident bear hunting suspended during pandemic

Linehan Outfitting Company booked four black bear hunts in May with nonresidents.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Georgia landbuyer reaches out to local officials

Lincoln County Commissioner Mark Peck said he has received assurances from the new owners of a massive stretch of northwest Montana that the public will retain access to the timberland.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
530 burn permits issued thus far by county staff

Burn season is underway in the Libby Air Pollution Control District, though weather conditions have not been particularly cooperative.