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For the last decade, they have been back country rangers at Glacier National Park in northern Montana in the summer, doing everything from law enforcement and emergency response to education and trail maintenance. And at other times of the year, they have taken additional seasonal jobs in Alaska, ...
Glacier National Park is giving its Facebook and Instagram followers an extra treat this spring with a new temporary bear cam to watch a black bear emerge from hibernation. The bear was spotted on March 23 inside a large hole in the trunk of a cottonwood tree inside the park. It has been sluggishly poking its head out ever ...

The "tree bear" at Glacier National Park has been getting a lot of attention,and in case you've ever wondered about whether or not a bear really does - well, you know... Glacier National Park posted this video on its Facebook page on Monday morning. It was viewed more than 20,000 times in less than five ...
Spring plowing operations have begun in Glacier National Park. Last week crews plowed to the camp store in Two Medicine and through Chief Mountain Road on the east side of the park. This week, plows will work on Many Glacier Road on the east side of the park, and Camas Road on the west side of the park, ...
A screen shot from the new live streaming camera of a bear hibernating in a cottonwood tree in Glacier National Park. The live feed can be viewed on YouTube ... Those folks at Glacier National Park just upped their game when it comes to the popular bear webcam. On Wednesday, park officials announced ...
Spring has finally arrived in Glacier National Park, and at least one black bear is taking its sweet time adjusting to the change. According to AP, the groggy bear has spent the past week waking up from its long winter nap, and the whole process has been captured by the Montana park's webcam. The bear ...

A black bear at Glacier National Park in Montana has become an internet star after webcam footage of the animal looking in dire need of a cup of java was posted on the park service's Facebook page. The groggy mammal looks out from its den, in the hole of a tree, as a bird approaches. At one point, it lays ...
MISSOULA — Time is almost up for the public to share its thoughts and have input on the proposals for restoring Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet. The Missoulian reports the comment period for the four proposals put forth in February for the charred stone structure ends Monday. Amy Dempster ...
The Glacier National Park Conservancy will continue to sponsor a fixed-wing plane and a photographer to fly over Sperry Chalet and inspect the remnants of the dormitory walls through May. Flyovers conducted in February and March indicate the structure is still standing amidst this year's intense snowfall.
Imagine trying to get alert after sleeping for over seven months. That's what this bear in Montana is doing - very slowly. (KGO-TV). KGO. Monday, April 02, 2018 06:38AM. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. --. Most of us have woken up groggy after sleeping too long. Imagine trying to get alert after sleeping for over seven ...
America's national parks are full of spectacular national scenery and wildlife encounters that give you the chance to witness nature in all its glory. With spring having arrived, Montana's Glacier National Park is gearing up for its bear populations to start roaming its grounds. National Park representatives ...
Most of us have woken up groggy after sleeping too long. Imagine trying to get alert after sleeping for over seven months. That's what this bear in Montana is doing - very slowly. Glacier National Park posted video of the bear emerging. The Park says it takes up to several weeks for a bear to fully emerge ...
WATCH ABOVE: Montana's Glacier National Park posted a webcam video on March 29, showing a black bear poking its head out from a tree as it stirs ... Glacier National Park posted the video Thursday and explained that black bears usually emerge from their dens in early to mid-March, as the weather ...
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — Workers face an even bigger job than usual as they get to work on the annual task of clearing snow from roads in northern Montana's Glacier National Park. Crews are plowing Two Medicine Road and Chief Mountain Road on the park's east side. Plowing of Many Glacier ...
A sluggish black bear that spent its winter denned high up inside a cottonwood tree in Glacier National Park is slowly awakening, and the world is watching as the sleepy bruin ploddingly emerges from its lair, yawning and scratching and prompting a collective “awww” from across the globe. After observing ...
A rumbling fleet of snowplows and excavators began the daunting task of clearing Glacier National Park's roads last week, forging through a winter's worth of snow and heralding springtime in Northwest Montana as the park prepares its iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road for the summer frenzy. On the east side, ...
New webcams at Glacier Park offer a close-up view of black bears in their natural habitat. if you tune in at the right time, you can catch a black bear peeking out of its cozy cottonwood tree den. The webcam description: "In Spring black bears are occasionally seen in this tree. This year a black bear was first ...

Lauren Alley laughs as she notes how a lot of people probably are having a hard time working after Glacier National Park posted the bear cam on its website Thursday. That day alone, 37,388 viewers saw the black bear slowly emerging from a long winter's nap — not unlike watching an adult reach for that ...
The Glacier National Park Conservancy will continue to sponsor a fixed-wing plane and a photographer to fly over Sperry Chalet and inspect the remnants of the dormitory walls through May. Flyovers conducted in February and March indicate the structure is still standing amidst this year's intense snowfall.
It took 103 years for Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet to succumb to the elements. It's going to take just over two years to restore its glory – weather permitting. Officials from Glacier National Park and its partners are already hard at work solving the Sperry problem. They have developed four preliminary ...
It took 103 years for Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet to succumb to the elements. It's going to take just over two years to restore its glory. Weather permitting. Officials from Glacier National Park and its partners are already hard at work solving the Sperry problem. They have developed four preliminary ...
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Even though the Sperry Chalet dining hall was only lightly damaged in a wildfire that gutted the Sperry dormitory in Glacier National Park, park officials don't expect to have any concessions at the hall this summer due to trail and other needed rehab. The Ravalli Republic reports ...
The proposal for an RV park came three years after Pursuit acquired the property on the southern edge of Glacier National Park when it purchased the West Glacier land holdings from the Lundgren family in July 2014. The deal included the West Glacier Mercantile and other holdings in West Glacier, ...
KALISPELL — Hikers heading to the Sperry Chalet area in Glacier National Park this summer won't find the popular fresh-baked cookies and ice-cold lemonade at their destination, and chances are visitors will be camping rather than staying in a backcountry dormitory for at least the next two years.
East Glacier Park has eclipsed the all-time record for February snowfall as its snowiest winter in 46 years continues to bury the community abutting Glacier National Park. Through Feb. 25, 78 inches or 6.5 feet of snow had fallen in February, breaking the former record of 72.5 inches set last winter, said ...
The surviving shell of Glacier National Park's 104-year-old chalet barely survived the flames of the Sprague Fire that burned through the park this summer. Now, it's fighting against the throes of winter. Early this month, the Glacier National Park Conservancy sent a fixed-wing plane to fly over the site and ...
The Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park became a symbol of the Sprague Fire that ripped through the Park in the summer of 2017. After the interior of the hiker's retreat was destroyed, the Glacier National Park Conservancy is looking forward to restoration. The chalet in Glacier is a staple in the history of ...
KALISPELL — Glacier National Park in Montana is proposing to lease some historic cabins on Lake McDonald in an effort to preserve the structures. The National Park Service announced that the proposal was available for review and that public comment would be accepted through March 1. The Flathead ...
We are a nation in mourning. Last Friday, Glacier National Park officials took down the webcam and live stream of the sleepy black bear den that captivated us for weeks. "It looks like the bear moved on," Lauren Alley, Glacier National Park management assistant, said. "We certainly got quite a treat ...
The park encourages visitors to avalanche country in and around Glacier National Park to be alert to the possibility of avalanches, which are common in spring. Visitors are most likely to encounter dangerous avalanche conditions during spring storms or during periods of intense or prolonged warmups.
This week plows are working on Many Glacier Road on the east side of the park, and Camas Road on the west side of the park. Park crews are also working to clear snow from campgrounds and other visitor areas. Initial reports from snow removal staff indicate drifts between 15-20 feet in some areas, ...
In this photo provided by the Montana Department of Transportation, crews work Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, to clear Secondary Highway 464 north of Browning, Mont. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation, east of Glacier National Park, has received several feet of snow and strong winds continue to blow, causing ...
Four concepts released to the public Wednesday for restoring Glacier National Park's famed Sperry Chalet dormitory range from stabilizing the walls but not rebuilding the structure — instead, setting up temporary yurts or wall tents for visitors — to reconstructing the dorm to as “close to as it was” with some ...
The National Park Service has given Glacier National Park $350,000 to fund this preliminary schematic design effort. Colorado-based Anderson & Hallas Architects was hired to create four concepts. So far some of the options the park presented include building a new structure in a different location, doing a restoration as ...
Winter is an ideal time to explore one of Northwest Montana's most iconic destinations: Glacier National Park. While the park is jam-packed with visitors in the summer, it's less congested this time of the year offering an endless amount of “un-crowded recreational opportunities,” according to the National ...
The Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park became a symbol of the Sprague Fire that ripped through the Park in the summer of 2017. After the interior of the hiker's retreat was destroyed, the Glacier National Park Conservancy is looking forward to restoration. The chalet in Glacier is a staple in the history of ...
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Some 24 historic buildings and structures at Glacier National Park may be soon available for lease. Park officials have released a plan to the public for a 30-day review and comment period. The "Lake McDonald Properties Management Plan" addresses seven park-owned ...
KALISPELL (AP)—Glacier National Park is proposing to lease some historic cabins on Lake McDonald in an effort to preserve the structures. The National Park Service announced that the proposal was available for review and that public comment would be accepted through March 1. The Flathead Beacon ...
Although visitation was down a little in 2017 compared to the previous year, 2016 was the heavily promoted 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Compared to five years earlier, 2017 national park visitation was up 17 percent. Increased national park visitation translates into increased demand for ...
Glacier National Park is considering a plan to lease some historic cabins on Lake McDonald in an effort to preserve the structures. The National Park Service announced this week that the Lake McDonald Properties Management Plan Draft Environmental Assessment was available for review and that ...
Teeming with nature, our country's national parks can often offer visitors the chance to witness fascinating and perplexing natural phenomena. Head to Montana's Glacier National Park, for instance, and you might find yourself coming across rosy red snow with a subtly sweet scent. The scene you're ...
Or, in the case of Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana, you might see watermelon snow. The phenomenon was recently spotted at Grinnell Glacier inside the park by U.S. Geological Survey scientist Joe Giersch, and he posted an image to his Instagram page that showed a melted puddle of what ...
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the glaciers in Glacier National Park have shrunk by an average of 39 percent since 1966; some lost up to 85 percent of their ice. A 2014 study in Science attributes global loss in glacier mass to both anthropogenic (or human caused) and natural climate changes.
Preparations are underway for the 2018 season at Glacier National Park, and if you plan on going there are some things you might want to keep in mind. The park says they expect visitation to remain high. Last year around three million people visited the park, which set a new record. June, July and August ...
With the editing done by late last year, Riordan was given the word her play would be performed at Glacier National Park in February. But since the federal government was shut down Saturday by a budget impasse in Congress, the show will now be performed at West Glacier Elementary School on Feb. 1.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Glacier National Park visitation not only broke the three million mark for visitors but easily crushed that mark. The final report on park visitation from the National Park Service shows over 3.3 million people went through the park gates in 2017, a solid 10% increase over the ...
Tester, D-Mont., sent a letter formally asking the Architect of the Capitol for permission to return the 79-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Kootenai National Forest to Montana to help rebuild Sperry Chalet in Glacier National park. Sperry Chalet burned down on Aug. 31 in the Sprague Fire during Montana's ...
The space at 135 Main Street, in downtown Kalispell, was built 111 years ago, and for decades, it housed the Eagle Shoe Store. In the early 1970s, the Eagle owners moved to the mall, leaving the building vacant. Inside remained 10 murals, painted in 1936, which depicted scenes of Glacier National Park.
WEST GLACIER — A Great Falls man who got stuck in deep snow in the Glacier National Park was guided to safety with the help of technology and park rangers. At approximately 5:40 pm on New Year's Day, Glacier National Park received a text page from Flathead County Dispatch for a man who had ...
A 25-year-old Great Falls man was rescued from Apgar Mountain on New Year's Day after getting stuck and lost in the snow. According to Glacier National Park officials, the man had been skiing off-trail near the Apgar Lookout Trail when he got stuck around 5:40 p.m. Park rangers, Flathead County, and ...


 

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