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 4 weeks ago

Ski resorts grapple work to stay open despite pandemic

TELLURIDE, Colo. — The day after Thanksgiving, Dr. Jana Eller and Dr. Shiraz Naqvi were seated beside an outdoor...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
In Glacier, latest effort to preserve a native trout species a success

A project to rid a couple of high mountain lakes in Glacier National Park of non-native fish and replace them with native species was a success, Park fisheries biologist Chris Downs said.

Updated 1 month ago
Commission OKs purchase of Lost Trail easement

Terry Zink of Marion is a lifelong bowhunter and houndsman and his comment about the Lost Trail Conservation easement was brief, but meaningful.

Updated 1 month ago
Access no more: Hunters restricted from lands once owned by Weyerhaeuser

With the local real estate market booming, Southern Pine Plantations, the company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana, has begun selling off parcels.

Updated 1 month ago
'Waiting on Mother Nature'

Eager skiers and snowboarders will have to wait another week before hitting the slopes at Turner Mountain. While scheduled to open on Dec. 19, volunteers had to push the date back a week due to a lack of snow.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Troy officials called on to support new selenium standards

State environmental regulators have approved new standards for levels of a heavy metal that has leached into Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River from upstr...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Grizzly committee looks to Canada 'bear smart' communities

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At the winter meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Lori Roberts introduced a new tool to keep the peace between grizzly bears and humankind — "bear smart communities," inspire...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
200 bear conflicts reported in 2020

Between break-ins at grain silos, chicken killings and an influx of visitors to U.S. Forest Service lands, grizzly bear specialists in northwest Montana have...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Ski resort opens with 7 lifts operating

Whitefish Mountain Resort opens for the winter ski season today with seven lifts operating and 35 inches of snow at the summit.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Grizzly killing sparks pushback on Black Ram Project

The killing of a female grizzly bear near the Yaak sparked an unexpected backlash against a U.S. Forest Service project this week.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Federal and state officials investigate illegal grizzly bear killing

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and game wardens with Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks are investigating the illegal killing of a grizzly bear near the Yaak.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
State parks see bump amid pandemic

With lockdown orders limiting recreation in urban centers across the county, residents headed for the hills in droves this year.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Foresters, officials boast big plans for Kootenai National Forest

A top-rated multi-agency management program for the Kootenai National Forest is on its way to Washington, D.C., where local officials hope it will receive approval.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Father and son injured in grizzly attack

A Flathead Valley father and son were hospitalized with significant injuries after being attacked by a grizzly bear on timberland located near Smith Lake, north of Whitefish Lake, on Saturday morning.

Updated 3 months ago
Ross Creek Cedars renovation project may get green light

U.S. Forest Service officials have received word from Washington, D.C., that a proposed renovation of Ross Creek Cedars is on the shortlist for approval.