Digging Glacier: Study offers glimpse of Glacier National Park's prehistoric uses
Brian Reeves, a retired University of Calgary professor, calls Glacier National Park some of the most significant archaeological areas in the northern Rocky Mountains. The lush lakes and valleys that fan out from alpine strongholds have combined to support a highly diverse range of plants and animals since the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago, according to Reeves.
Final numbers in: banner season for Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park saw near record visitation for
the second month in row. August 2010 visits (approximately 632, 971) were
up 16.8% compared to August 2009. Year-to-date visitor numbers through
August 31 (approximately 1,809,340) were up 11% compared to 2009.
Montana Monologs performance coming to Choteau
The Montana Monologs, based on the lives of Montana’s ranch women, will be performed in Choteau. Rocky Mountain Front residents can enjoy three of the Montana Monologs by playwright Wendy Woollett, including the premiere of “Bole,” based on the life of Choteau rancher/homesteader Dorothy O’Neil, on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Choteau High School auditorium.
Missoula Marathon contributes to local economy, study says
A recent survey of 2010 Missoula Marathon participants found that racers spent $1.3 million in Missoula Count. The 2010 Missoula Marathon Participant Study was conducted by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation.
Glacier National Park on track for record year
Glacier National Park is on track for a record year for visits. Some 1,809,340 people entered the park during the first eight months of 2010, 11 percent more visitors during the same period last year, according to the National Park Service.
A horseback ride for women only
Cowgirls are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind horseback riding adventure, created and led by Triple Creek Ranch owner Barbara Barrett. The first annual Klicks for Chicks 100-kilometer ride is an all-female upgrade of the all-male 100-mile Los Caballeros and Bohemian Grove endurance horse rides. With a decidedly Triple Creek Ranch twist, the ride is for women only, and cowgirls will ride rugged all day but return to the luxury of the Rocky Mountain resort at night. Riders will venture into deep canyons, over mountain passes, past crystal-clear lakes and through open meadows to discover the ‘last frontier’ and wilds of the Rocky Mountain West.
UM Grad and Missoula native chosen for prestigious journalism fellowship
National Public Radio and The Washington Post announce the first recipient of The Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship: Nathan Rott, of Missoula, Montana. Rott, a 2009 graduate of the University of Montana with degrees in journalism and anthropology, was selected from a pool of nearly 350 applicants from across the country.