End of summer party at the Raven on Flathead Lake
Great beer by Great Northern Brewing Company, live music by Sick Pony, and fantastic food and views at The Raven on Flathead Lake in Bigfork. Join as we celebrate the end of the whitewater season with all of the Flathead Valley's raft guides
Fall fishing heating up on Flathead Lake
The August lull seems to be over with better fishing on Flathead Lake. As the fish begin to stage for the fall spawn, they’ll be in decreasingly shallow water and become more aggressive. Best fishing times will be from daylight till noon and then from 3:00 p.m. till dark. The fish will begin to leave muddy-weedy areas and congregate in rocky areas most often adjacent to deep water. Common spawning areas are from Boot Legger Island East to Bird Island. Angel Point South to Painted rocks and in a more limited way from the North Point of Woods Bay south to the East side of Skidoo Bay.
Nearly 10,000 acres sought in Swan Valley conservation easement
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has written a draft environmental assessment for the proposed West Swan Valley Conservation Project located about 7 miles south Swan Lake in Lake County within the east half of the Swan River State Forest. FWP proposes to secure permanent conservation management on up to 9,500 acres of important fish and wildlife habitat on land currently owned by Plum Creek Timber Company.
Community walk in Missoula for suicide prevention
The Montana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a community walk on Saturday, Sept. 18 , on The University of Montana Oval to help prevent suicide and end the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental illnesses. Registration begins at 10am...The Walk starts at 11am.
Women's agriculture symposium coming up in Helena
Bozeman, MT – Mark your calendars now and attend the 10th annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Symposium at the Montana Club in Helena, Mont., Oct. 5 and 6, 2010. Registration is now open, and pre-registration for the event closes Sept. 22, 2010. The conference is designed to provide women with an opportunity to network with others involved in Montana’s agricultural production.
Cino Heroica — a heroic bike ride celebrating cycling’s yesteryears
This ride is a celebration of the cycling days of old when road racing in Europe meant racing on unpaved dirt roads over mountain passes, in sometimes horrific conditions. The racers rode steel framed bikes that were built as much for toughness as for speed. They drank wine and smoked Gitanes to quell their suffering. “Nutrition” was real food, like cheese, salami, and a baguette. “Support” meant your ability to deal with adversity and the tire you slung over your shoulders.
Famous artists' works on display at Yellowstone Art Museum
Special loan of European paintings are on display at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings. Courtesy of an anonymous lender, Yellowstone Art Museum audiences can now enjoy paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, Henry James Draper, and Sir Alfred James Munnings. See these beautiful works from the age of Impressionism and the Pre-Raphaelites in the Murdock Gallery.