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  • Defense attorneys ask court to drop murder charge against Kalispell bride

    November 11, 2013 3:33 PM

    MISSOULA - The defense attorneys for a Kalispell bride who is accused of pushing her newlywed husband off a Glacier National Park cliff are asking a federal judge to dismiss a murder charge - accusing the government of "distorting" her original story. Jordan Graham is accused of First Degree... more »
  • Mountain goat study to begin at Logan Pass

    June 24, 2013 2:18 PM

    WEST GLACIER - Glacier National Park and the University of Montana are getting ready to begin a three-year research study on how mountain goats are affected by roads, people and trails in the Logan Pass area. The research is a critical component of the current Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management... more »
  • Glacier National Park finalizes sequestration cuts

    March 27, 2013 10:26 AM

    WEST GLACIER - Reduced seasonal staff and less trail maintenance are just a couple of the cutbacks that Glacier National Park officials have been forced to make this month, in response to the government sequestration requirements. Staffers finalized nearly $700,000 worth of budget cuts this week as part of... more »
  • Glacier National Park skiers rescued after avalanche

    January 9, 2013 8:50 AM

    WAST GLACIER - An avalanche left two skiers stranded on Elk Mountain, in the Middle Fork area of Glacier National Park, for hours on Tuesday. Luckily the winter weather conditions didn't stop crews from reaching the skiers, one of whom was hurt in the ordeal. The avalanche was... more »
  • Search for missing Glacier NP hiker scaled back

    August 5, 2012 1:09 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Officials say they've found no more clues in the search for missing Glacier National Park hiker, Jakson Kreiser and limited search efforts will now continue until the probability of finding new information or clues leading to the location of Kreiser are exhausted. Searchers investigated some additional boot... more »
  • More tracks found in search for missing Glacier NP hiker

    August 4, 2012 11:33 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Searchers found some more clues on Friday evening as the search for missing hiker Jakson Kreiser continues. Some partial boot tracks similar to the boots believed to be worn by Kreiser were found in the Floral Park area by trained human trackers assisting with the search, according... more »
  • Search for missing Glacier hiker adjusted for slick conditions

    August 3, 2012 2:58 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Search teams looking for a missing hiker in Glacier National Park are having to compensate for wet, slick conditions that hit the west side of the park Thursday night. Search teams have spent the entire week trying to locate Jakson Kreiser, a seasonal park employee who disappeared... more »
  • No new clues in search for missing Glacier NP hiker

    August 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Search and rescue teams continue to search for missing hiker Jakson Kreiser in Glacier National Park, with officials saying an additional boot track matching the sole of Kreiser's boots was found Wednesday. Meanwhile, crews on the ground also discovered a pair of sunglasses and a water filter,... more »
  • Agencies team up in search for missing Glacier NP hiker

    August 2, 2012 11:27 AM

    WEST GLACIER- The search continues for a missing hiker in Glacier National Park as some clues to the whereabouts of Jakson Kreiser, 19, were found earlier this week. Cooperation between the park and local law enforcement has led to the discovery of footprints, belonging to Kreiser, and more as... more »
  • More clues sought in missing Glacier NP hiker case

    August 1, 2012 11:38 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Searchers found few clues on Tuesday as they continue to search for a seasonal Glacier National Park employee who failed to return from a hike over the weekend. Park officials say that some partial boot tracks were found that are very similar to the boots believed to... more »
  • Search continues for missing Glacier NP hiker

    August 1, 2012 8:49 AM

    WEST GLACIER- There's still no sign of a 19-year-old hiker Jakson Kreiser, who went missing this past weekend in Glacier National Park after going out on a solo hike. Kreiser worked as a seasonal employee at Lake McDonald Lodge in the park and Glacier National Park spokesperson Denise Germann... more »
  • New technology used in search for missing Glacier NP hiker

    July 31, 2012 11:21 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Crews were back out again early Tuesday morning in Glacier National Park, resuming the search for Jakson Kreiser, 19, who failed to return from a weekend hike. Ground and aerial searches took place on Monday with several crews staying overnight in the backcountry. Crews returned to the... more »
  • Still no sign of missing Glacier National Park hiker

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Helicopters, search and rescue dogs and over 50 people are combing Glacier National Park in an effort to find a park employee who is missing. Jakson Kreiser, 19, did not return home after a scheduled day hike between Logan Pass and Avalanche Lake and a massive search... more »
  • Bad weather bypasses Glacier NP road

    July 22, 2012 10:17 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park was able to avoid additional road closures this week after a flash flood warning was issued for the park on Friday. Staff members spent Friday afternoon reviewing their safety plan and preparing visitors, in anticipation for possible mudslides and dangerous conditions along the Going... more »
  • Going to the Sun Road reopens after landslide

    July 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park's famed Going to the Sun Road reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon. A Park spokesperson told reporter Dax VanFossen they have finished clearing the dozen mud and rock slides that were triggered by a Tuesday afternoon storm. Late Thursday afternoon, crews completed checking the... more »
  • Crews work to get Glacier NP road opened back up

    July 19, 2012 10:01 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Crews are working as fast as they can to clear several sections of Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun after Tuesday afternoon's rock slides. Park officials report that about 800 to 900 cubic yards of material is still on the road near Big Bend after Tuesday's... more »
  • Glacier NP road still closed after mudslides

    July 18, 2012 9:38 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Folks who are planning to head up the west side of Glacier National Park's famed Going to the Sun Road had better think again. Mudslides that hit Tuesday afternoon closed the historic road between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass and as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, the road... more »
  • Crews still work to open famed Glacier NP road

    June 12, 2012 10:05 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park officials say they still aren't sure that the famed Going to the Sun Road will open this weekend after recent heavy snowfall. Park managers say the exact opening date for the road is still uncertain as plow crews slice through, not only last winter's... more »
  • Glacier National Park visitors to see road construction delays

    June 7, 2012 9:48 AM

    WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park visitors should expect a 30 minute delay on Going to the Sun Road this year, but it's for a good reason. The west side of the road will be fixed up between Avalanche and Logan Creek. Another area, between Hay Stack and Big Bend,... more »
  • Glacier National Park provides economic stimulus

    May 21, 2012 9:38 AM

    WEST GLACIER- The national economy may not be the best and the economy in the Flathead Valley is even worse, but the Flathead and Montana are about to get a big shot in the arm as Glacier National Park roars back to its summer life. Glacier National Park presents... more »
  • Avalanches a danger as crews clear Glacier NP road

    May 15, 2012 9:25 AM

    KALISPELL- The weather may be nice and warm down in the valley, but those plowing the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park still face the threat of avalanches. When we filmed the road being plowed last Thursday several avalanches had already reburied work that crews did... more »
  • Glacier NP's Apgar Campground set to open

    April 30, 2012 2:30 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park officials are reporting that several campgrounds will be opening for the summer season in upcoming week, including Apgar Campground, which will open with services on Friday, May 4th. Meanwhile, St. Mary Campground on the east side of Glacier National Park is set to open... more »
  • Concerns raised over proposed border security bill

    April 19, 2012 5:02 PM

    MISSOULA- Some retired National Park Service employees say a bill some Congressmen are pushing to improve border security could actually open up millions of acres of park wilderness to road building, air strips, helicopters and off-road vehicles. On the surface, the "National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act" seems... more »
  • Schweitzer ready to promote MT in the Big Apple

    April 17, 2012 6:30 PM

    Governor Schweitzer will be promoting Montana and Glacier National Park in unfamiliar territory soon. The Governor spoke about this new marketing campaign that will hopefully improve the state's economy. Next week Governor Schweitzer says he will head to the Big Apple and show New Yorker's what Montana is all... more »
  • National Park entrance fees waived this weekend

    April 16, 2012 7:53 PM

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK- Beginning this weekend, you will have the chance to get outside and explore the wild wonders of Glacier National Park (GNP) for free. Entrance fees to the park and the nearly 400 national park sites across the country will be waived during National Park Week, April... more »
  • Comment on Apgar Transit Center parking lot expansion

    April 10, 2012 6:29 PM

    Glacier National Park wants to expand the Apgar Transit Center parking lot. But, park specialists want your comments before doing so. During the busy summer season, thousands of visitors use the transit center and parking lot, meaning the parking lot is often full in July and August. So, the park... more »
  • MSU study: Glacier one of most untouched NPs in the nation

    April 3, 2012 9:40 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Population growth and development has skyrocketed around national parks but, not near Glacier National Park, which has been able to stay as one of the last best places. A Montana State University study shows that Glacier National Park is one of the most pristine and untouched parks... more »
  • GNP spurring the Flathead Valley's economy

    March 2, 2012 8:14 PM

    WEST GLACIER- A new National Park Service report shows in 2010 Glacier National Park (GNP) saw over 2 million visitors, who spent almost $110 million in the park and nearby towns, and that money is holding up the Flathead Valley's economy. GNP spokesperson Denise Germann says the 2010 data... more »
  • Fee Free Veterans Day weekend at GNP

    November 8, 2011 5:53 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Commemorate Veterans Day by going to Glacier National Park this weekend for free. The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees and holding special events for Veterans Day weekend Friday November 11th through Sunday November 13th. National Park Service Director Jonathon Jarvis says America's national parks have close... more »
  • Glacier to continue boat inspections through winter

    November 7, 2011 6:10 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Summer may be over, but Glacier National Park managers are going to continue their watch for harmful aquatic plants and animals that could contaminate the park's pristine lakes. Park rangers inspection nearly 1,300 boats through the summer season, looking for mussels and other species, as well as... more »
  • Whitefish horse wrangler's story told on Letterman

    October 12, 2011 10:08 AM

    ROANOKE COUNTY, VA- A Whitefish horse wrangler who saved a boy from a charging grizzly over the summer told her tale on David Letterman's show Tuesday night. The situation involved a grizzly bear, horses and an 8-year-old boy who was in some serious trouble. Erin Bolster grew up riding... more »
  • Fall colors light up Glacier National Park

    October 11, 2011 6:34 PM

    EAST GLACIER- The colder temperatures and higher elevations in Glacier National Park are producing some of the best Fall colors this season. The shortening of days and cool temperatures are turning Glacier National Park into a colorful playground for outdoor seekers. The west side of Going to the... more »
  • Short season ends on Going-to-the-Sun Road

    September 20, 2011 1:12 PM

    WEST GLACIER- You'll still be able to drive to Logan Pass the "long way" through the eastern side of Glacier National Park. But one of the shortest seasons on record for driving the entire road has come to an end. The Going-to-the-Sun Highway closed to all through traffic Sunday... more »
  • Visits drop at Glacier National Park

    September 18, 2011 11:06 AM

    WEST GLACIER- A portion of the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road will close this Monday, which is about the same time it closed last year, for construction and maintenance. Park officials also report that the number of visitors to Glacier fell this year as compared to 2010. By this time last... more »
  • Famed Glacier National Park road closing

    September 16, 2011 11:07 AM

    WEST GLACIER- This weekend marks the last chance that visitors will have to drive the entire stretch of Glacier National Park's fames Going-to-the-Sun Road. Contractors are currently working on a multi-million dollar project to restore the road and crews need enough time to make those improvements while the road... more »
  • 6 arrested in Glacier NP rafting shooting await charges

    September 6, 2011 6:23 PM

    The North Fork of the Flathead River is a unique area, where on one side you have national forest service land and on the other, Glacier National Park. And on Sunday, law enforcement officers from both sides of the line converged on the North Fork River, to arrest six individuals.... more »
  • Glacier National Park moving to Fall schedule

    September 5, 2011 10:46 AM

    WEST GLACIER- In yet another sign that our Western Montana summer is coming to a close, Glacier National Park is moving into a Fall schedule. Some campgrounds are starting to switch over to primitive status while others are shutting down for the season. Campgrounds in primitive status have pit... more »
  • Family of fallen hiker expressing thankfulness to GNP searchers

    September 4, 2011 12:33 AM

    (WEST GLACIER)- The family of a Glacier National Park worker who fell to his death in the park's remote southern peaks is thanking searchers for their dedication and support in helping to find the 27-year old man. The body of Jacob "Jake" Rigby was recovered from the rocky cliffs... more »
  • Missing Glacier National Park hiker found dead

    September 2, 2011 9:36 PM

    WEST GLACIER- The body of missing alpine hiker Jacob "Jake" Rigby was found by search crews on Friday afternoon after he apparently fell several hundred feet to his death. Park officials say in a press release that the body was located on the mountain known as "8888" in the... more »
  • Pilot describes search for missing Glacier NP hiker

    September 2, 2011 7:27 PM

    WEST GLACIER- Calmer conditions allowed search crews to go full force into Glacier National Park where seasonal park employee Jake Rigby and as the weather improved in the park, officials are beginning to utilize more search and rescue crews. "At this point we're just looking for an overdue hiker.... more » is social!

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