It’s a bright Tuesday morning in the Flathead Valley, and while some of us may have a slate of evening activities planned – the Whitefish Farmers Market, a run on the Rails to Trails path or a bike-in movie at Piggyback BBQ – here’s a roundup of news and events to help slake your morning news thirst and get you smoothly through the day, courtesy of Tristan.
Avalanches Sweep Over Sun Road, Hampering Plow Efforts
The opening of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass will likely be delayed after snow crews encountered slides up to 200-feet long and 15-feet deep on the road. Although snow plowing crews continue to clear the Sun Road after a recent storm brought heavy rain and at least 36 inches of new snow near the Continental Divide, their progress was slowed, and in some cases stopped last week, due to inclement weather and low visibility, park officials say.
Glencore Responds to Senator's Stern Letter
The Gateway to Glacier Trail group held a fundraiser last weekend to expand an existing 3.5-mile section of trail between Hungry Horse and Coram by adding an eight-mile trail from Coram to Glacier Park.
The event drew more than 100 pedalers and paddlers, who rode from Meadow Lake Resort in Columbia Falls up the North Fork Road to Blankenship Bridge. At the bridge, riders enjoyed an ice cream social before the Glacier Raft Company floated participants down the Flathead River to Columbia Falls.
Local graphic design shop Wheelie Creative is hosting the first bike-in movie after the Whitefish Farmers Market. Wait until dusk, then roll over to Piggyback BBQ for an outdoor screening of “Rad,” the classic 80s movie about a BMX racer.