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 1 month ago

Libby officials review CWD management plan

As efforts to merge local and state responses to chronic wasting disease continue, Libby officials have received...

Updated 1 week, 3 days 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.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Black Ram Project under fire again

After receiving a federal opinion on wildlife impacts, U.S. Forest Service officials reopened a controversial timber harvesting project for public comment.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Officials brief residents on growing Callahan Fire

As the Callahan Fire swelled to 1,200 acres, U.S. Forest Service and local government officials briefed residents on their efforts to battle the blaze during...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hunters reminded to watch for CWD

As hunters brace for a 2020 field season in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic, they've still got to deal with a more persistent wildlife disease problem: chronic wasting disease.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Judge rules against attempt to dismiss PNT lawsuit

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against an attempt made by U.S. Forest Service officials to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that the agency has mismanaged the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Chemical spill at Dickey Lake under investigation

An investigation into a chemical spill that occurred at a Dickey Lake campground last week is currently underway, according to Kootenai National Forest officials.

Updated 2 months ago
Local elected officials see new upsides in massive land sale

The massive land deal that saw hundreds of thousands of acres of timberland change hands earlier this year may prove advantageous for Lincoln County.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks 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 funds from a newly enacted conservation law.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 1 week 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.