Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park closes after raging wildfires

Just after the reopening of Yosemite, Montana’s Glacier National Park is now closed to visitors due to a fire on Howe Ridge ignited by lightning this …

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Montana fires: Where are they? How big? How long will they last?

CLOSE<p>Visitors at Lake McDonald Lodge had a front-row seat when the Howe Ridge fire exhibited extreme behavior Sunday evening.<p>How many large fires are …

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6 Things You Need To Know Today (August 17, 2018)

Saturday was the hottest day in history in Glacier National Park, and three lightning strikes have caused fires that have spread rapidly in the heat. …

Wellness

Howe Ridge fire grows in Glacier National Park; evacuation warnings near Essex

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — The Howe Ridge Fire here covered about 3,500 acres Thursday morning — a 900-acre increase from Wednesday.<p>Separately, on …

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US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.<p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Forest Service and other agencies will step up …

Forests

Health, climate groups launch website to help Montanans endure wildfire smoke

While wildfires endanger lives and homes, smoke silently attacks those beyond reach of the flames, health officers said Thursday in announcing a new …

Missoula

State Firefighters Head West To Battle Wildfires

Just Now<p><i>Fire crews monitor a back burn they set up to help contain the Robert Fire on August 11 in Glacier National Park, Montana. (Jennifer</i> …

Wildfires

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Cattle Drives, Cowgirl Up and More at Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana

If your idea of a satisfying ranch vacation includes driving cattle across vast expanses in the American West, playing cowgirl with your girlfriends …

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This carbon-sucking mineral could help slow down climate change

Magnesium carbonate is formed by naturally sequestering carbon from the air. But it does it very, very slowly. Now scientists have found a way to speed up the process.<p>In a field in northern British Columbia, a white mineral covering the ground–magnesite, also called magnesium carbonate–has slowly …

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Glacier fire could bog down reconstruction of Sperry Chalet

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — Since it started Saturday, the Howe Ridge fire has sapped Glacier National Park visitation and torched historic properties. …

Montana

Video shows rapid growth of Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park

Freddy Terranova captured video of the Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park blowing up Sunday night.<p>The time-lapse video shows the dramatic …

Time-lapse Photography

Boulder falls from Rims and strikes Billings house

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Update<p>Updated:Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:00:21 GMT<p>It's not just the memories …

Montana

Cabins Lost In Glacier Park Fire Were Historic Treasures

On Tuesday morning the National Park Service confirmed that seven private residences, a number of outbuildings and several Park-owned historic …

Montana

The Week in Pictures: Aug. 9 - 16

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Montana wildfire roundup: History, vacation plans go up in flames in Glacier

A little over a week ago, we were reporting crowding from on record visitors at Glacier National Park.<p>Enter wildfire.<p>At 9 a.m. Tuesday, there was …

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Tutorial || Wildfire & smoke management: Strategies & resources

By onAugust 15, 2018 in Trip Planning 0<p>A dramatic sunset in Montana during a wildfire-caused road-walking detour.<p>For the past month I have been …

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Mass. Firefighters Headed West To Battle Wildfires

HOPKINTON (CBS) – More than 2,500 acres of Montana’s Glacier National Park are on fire.The fast growing Howe Ridge Fire has destroyed buildings and …

New England

5 Reasons to Visit Montana: Epic Hiking Trails in Glacier National Park

<i>A view from the Wild Goose Island Overlook puts visitors into an instant dream state.</i><p>Glacier National Park in Montana is steadfastly considered to be …

Hiking

Video shows wildfire raging in Montana

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5 PLACES TO BACKPACK IN WESTERN MONTANA

I will be the first to admit that any backpacking done in this household is not done by me. The hubby on the other hand (foot? feet?) loves to …

Backpacking

Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

LOS ANGELES — The reopening of Yosemite National Park can’t come soon enough for Douglas Shaw.<p>The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of …

Chicago

The Newest Long Trails Crossing America

ARIZONA TRAIL<br>Designated in 2009<p>The Arizona Trail begins in the Huachuca Mountains on the Mexican border and then bisects the state lengthwise for 807 …

Backpacking

How do you decrease overcrowding at Glacier? Wildfire

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — At 9 a.m., there was plenty of parking at Logan Pass.<p>With just 231 parking places, Glacier’s highest-altitude visitor center …

Montana

Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego

News<p>Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego<p>By Chris Dolce<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>01:12<p>6th …

Global Warming

Poachers were hunting bears — then took aim at deputies instead, NC sheriff says

Sheriff’s investigators say they were fired upon when they went to investigate possible bear poaching in the North Carolina mountains. One of three …

North Carolina

Predictions of record-setting drought, dry thunderstorms put northwestern Montana on alert

With the region on the verge of breaking a record for consecutive days with no rain and predictions of dry thunderstorms in the forecast, state …

Weather

This hurricane season is shaping up to be less intense than last year’s

<b>It’s Tuesday, August 14, and this hurricane season is shaping up to be less intense than last year’s.</b><p>It’s never a good idea to get complacent during …

Weather

Firefighters kill fire before it escapes timbered area southwest of Augusta

CLOSE<p>Airplanes that scoop water and drop it onto fires were busy at the Howe Ridge fire in Glacier National Park Sunday.<p>A wind-driven fire roared to …

Montana

Glacier National Park Is on Fire

The fire was sparked by a lightning storm and spread by strong winds.<p>Glacier National Park, once home to 150 glaciers, is on fire. The fire was sparked by lightning storms in the middle of the stunning, 1-million-square-acre preserve near Montana’s border with Canada.<p>The fire began on Saturday, …

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