Montana Folk Festival celebrates Montana rivers and streams
The Montana Folk Festival coming July 12-14 to Butte has set the theme for the popular Montana Folklife Area and Family Area for 2013.
"Each year, we focus on a theme that highlights an important aspect of Montana's heritage. For 2013, that theme is set -- "Gathering at the Headwaters: The Influence of the Confluence of Rivers and Riparian Lifeways in Montana and the Mountain West," said George Everett, Festival Director.
This theme will guide the activities, displays and demonstrations of the popular Family Area and Montana Folklife Area and will include interactive activities, demonstrations and displays of a variety of traditional skills and techniques by a variety of Montanans.
This year the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) will coordinate both the Folklife Area and the Family Area this year.
Glacier Symphony and Chorale receives NEA grant
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Glacier Symphony and Chorale a $10,000 Challenge America Fast-Track Grant that will go towards supporting the organizations weeklong Festival Amadeus, to be held August 4-10, 2013 in Whitefish.
Annual art event benefits Tamarack Grief Resource Center
The public is invited to Tamarack Grief Resource Center’s annual fundraising dinner and paddle auction on Jan. 31, 2013 at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The event featuring the work of prominent Montana artists, benefits the non-profit’s grief programs including “A Camp to Remember,” a summer grief camp for children on the shores of Flathead Lake, as well as expanding programs in the Flathead Valley and western Montana.
Skiers caught in avalanche in Glacier Park
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Two skiers triggered an avalanche on Elk Mountain in Glacier National Park on Tuesday afternoon. Park dispatch received a call at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, indicating that two skiers were involved in an avalanche and one skier was injured. Park rangers and local emergency personnel organized and responded to the incident.