Monthly Archives May 2016

Going-to-the-Sun Road plowing progress continues

  ROAD ACCESS: On the west side, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open for vehicle traffic to Avalanche Creek, approximately 16 miles from the West Entrance. On the east side, the road is open to Jackson Glacier Overlook, approximately 13 miles past the St. Mary Entrance. HIKER/BIKER ACCESS: On the west side the hiker/biker closure is located Road Camp, approximately 10 miles past Avalanche Creek, while the road crew is working. The section of road between Avalanche and the Loop is also posted due to bear frequenting. The hiker/biker closure on the east side is located at Siyeh Bend, approximately 2
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The FLATHEAD HOTSHOTS fire fighting crew is 50 years old this summer

Article from the The Flathead Beacon, May 4, 2016                           The Flathead Hotshots are among the oldest and most respected firefighting crews in the nation, dating back 50 years this summer. The country’s first hotshot teams were formed in Southern California in the late 1940s as a rugged, multi-skilled group that got its name for attacking the hottest parts of wildfires. As firestorms increasingly emerged on the nation’s landscape, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies formed the Interagency Hotshot Program and established nine national crews in the
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