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August 7, 2009, 9:00 am
One of the purposes behind these many months of travel has been to find the best spots that are still preserved in Western United States. In other words, places that aren’ttoo crowded, polluted or overdeveloped yet.After visits to about a dozen major state and regional parks, Glacier National Park worked ...

Eat out, help Glacier National Park

August 4, 2009, 10:59 am
Folks who dine out at MacKenzie River Pizza can also be helping to support Glacier National Park.Come August 12th, the Whitefish or Kalispell locations of MacKenzie River will give 20% of the tab will go to Glacier National Park Fund. The donated money will go toward Glacier's 100th anniversary celebration.All ...

Early Season Visits to Glacier Up 14 percent

July 20, 2009, 2:00 pm
After a down year in 2008, visitation numbers at Glacier National Park are on the rebound, propelling the park to a strong January through June period where visitor numbers were up more than 14 percent off the same time last year.The National Park Service Statistics Office reported that 327,572 ...

Climate change taking toll on Glacier National Park

July 16, 2009, 11:42 am
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont.--The small graphics on a single sign, deep inside this incredible natural treasure says just about all you need to know about the drastic effects of rapid and intense climate change on the park and what's inside it."With warmer temperatures and changes to the water cycle, Glacier ...

Species Spotlight: Mountain Goat

July 13, 2009, 2:52 pm
Contrary to its name, the mountain goat isn’t a true goat. This even-toed ungulate belongs to the order Artiodactyla, family Bovidae and subfamily Caprinae–along with thirty-two other species including the true goat–but claims the genus Oreamnos all to itself. Found only in North America, these nimble climbers are found at high elevations often resting ...

Experience Glacier National Park from the comfort of your iPod!

July 13, 2009, 2:49 pm
If you’re going to Glacier National Park this summer, then don’t forget to bring your iPod. TimeStream Software is now offering downloads of the Glacier National Park Notecast for the iPod Classic and iPod nano for under a buck. “With its stunning scenery, vast backcountry and countless miles of hiking trails, Glacier National Park is ...

Glacier National Park: Crown of the Continent

July 13, 2009, 1:33 pm
Perched high in the Rockies in northwestern Montana, Glacier National Park truly is a jewel in the region known by many as the “Crown of the Continent.” The Crown of the Continent area includes 10 million acres in southern Canada and northern Montana and is one of the most diverse and ...

Space still available for cross-Montana bike ride to raise money for abused children

July 13, 2009, 7:43 am
Riders are needed for the Fifth Annual Park-2-Park ride across Montana for abused and neglected children Sept 7-11. The route will take cyclists from St. Mary – on the eastern side of Glacier National Park – through spectacular scenery down along US 89 through Dupuyer, Choteau, Great Falls, White Sulphur ...

In Glacier, No Trail Left Untouched

July 8, 2009, 7:54 am
Nothing can stop these gentlemen from conquering the mountaintops. Not snow nor water. Not blindness nor heart attacks.It would take a mathematician with plenty of time on his hands to calculate the total miles traveled by the Over the Hill Gang, a group of avid hikers whose average age ...

Local artist honored for Glacier paintings

July 1, 2009, 2:36 pm
Ron Ukrainetz recently became the first Great Falls artist to have two paintings selected in a single year for the prestigious Paint the Parks 100, an annual international art competition also known as Art in the Parks.Ukrainetz also may be the first Montana artist with two paintings chosen for ...

Glacier Fund Seeks $3.5 Million

June 30, 2009, 11:35 am
The Glacier National Park Fund has set a $3.5 million fundraising goal for upgrades and restoration as the park nears its centennial."If we leave the park to what the federal government can afford, we won't have the experiences that we now enjoy, said Jane Ratzlaff, executive director of the ...

Glacier ballet aims to raise awareness of climate change's affect on national parks

June 29, 2009, 8:06 am
Pirouettes and arabesques can be difficult enough to perform in a dance hall — it's even harder when ballet dancing in tackling winds atop a jagged ridge.That's how a ballet troupe from Idaho spent part of its week — in addition to overcoming rain, snow and sharp rocks digging ...

Behind the headlines--Glacier National Park Going to the Sun Road opens to visitors

June 29, 2009, 8:01 am
At 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, Glacier National Park personnel swung open the gates at Logan Pass and Jackson Glacier Overlook, thereby opening the entire Going- to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) for vehicle access across Logan Pass. This was announced by park officials who also report that this is the earliest ...

Cruise West Announces 2010 Alaska Deployment Featuring Revised Itineraries

June 26, 2009, 7:11 am
Drawing on its 63 years of tour/cruise experience in Alaska, Cruise West (, is introducing a new seven-night Alaska's Inside Passage itinerary that highlights more wilderness and Zodiac experiences and authentic ports of call. Four-night departures will be offered on Glacier Bay Highlights and Glaciers of Prince William Sound ...

Entire Sun Road Projected to Open to Vehicles on Friday, June 26

June 25, 2009, 8:15 am
Barring weather-related set-backs, Glacier National Park officials today announced that on Thursday, June 25, by mid-day, the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) is expected to open to Logan Pass and the entire Sun Road is projected to open across Logan Pass by mid-day on Friday, June ...