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Glacier National Park

Glacier officials continue search for bear believed to be shot by hiker

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park officials continued to search Monday for a bear they believe was shot and wounded Saturday by a tourist from Texas.

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Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist attention, it makes up for in geographic significance.

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Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Last year, 2.2 million people visited Glacier National Park and they spent nearly $179 million in the area, according to a new National Park Service report. That spending supported 2,824 jobs in the area. Of the total visitors, 2,075,000 were non-local tourists.

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Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

EAST GLACIER — If you hike to Buffalo Lakes and beyond in the Badger-Two Medicine area, you’ll probably spend as much time staring across the valley into the eastern peaks of Glacier National Park as actually trudging uphill.

July 23, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park rangers had to kill a black bear that had become too accustomed to raiding picnic areas.

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Glacier, Yellowstone voted in top 3 of nation’s national parks

Glacier, Yellowstone voted in top 3 of nation’s national parks

Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks were voted in the top three of all national parks in the country in a new USA Today poll.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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Boy, family survive water accidents in Glacier National Park

Boy, family survive water accidents in Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — Two families were involved in water-related accidents in separate parts of Glacier National Park on Tuesday, but all escaped injury.

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Glacier Park Inc buys West Glacier for $16 million

Glacier Park Inc buys West Glacier for $16 million

COLUMBIA FALLS — The parent company of Glacier Park Inc. is paying $16 million for more than 200 acres of land and businesses in and around Glacier National Park.

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Washington state woman drowns in Glacier park

WEST GLACIER — A Washington state woman died a day after slipping and falling into a creek in Glacier National Park.

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Hospice patient rides first Red Bus to Logan Pass

Hospice patient rides first Red Bus to Logan Pass

WEST GLACIER — Two months ago, Rhonda Hendricks was undergoing treatment at Kalispell Regional Medical Center's infusion room when she let the nurses in on a little secret. Rhonda, 49, said that while she had been to Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road's opening day, she had always wanted to…

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Hike to a fire lookout in Glacier National Park

Hike to a fire lookout in Glacier National Park

GREAT FALLS — Getting to any of Glacier's nine remaining fire lookout towers isn't a walk in the park.

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Glacier Park Inc. says traditions will continue with West Glacier, Apgar purchase

Glacier Park Inc. says traditions will continue with West Glacier, Apgar purchase

WEST GLACIER – While some residents here worry what will happen to their small town just outside the west entrance to Glacier National Park now that “an out-of-state corporation” has purchased most of the village, Cindy Ognjanov says their fears are misplaced.

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Plows clear snow in the Logan Pass parking lot at Glacier National Park on June 12.

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After 800-pound-boulder causes delay, Going-to-the-Sun Road opens

After 800-pound-boulder causes delay, Going-to-the-Sun Road opens

WEST GLACIER — Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park wasn’t open long before what little traffic might have been on it was being delayed.

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Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

HELENA — A federal judge has denied the petition of several conservation groups to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. officials to lift a suspension on drilling for natural gas and oil in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park.

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Glacier Park Inc. confirms purchase of West Glacier, Apgar Village

Glacier Park Inc. confirms purchase of West Glacier, Apgar Village

WEST GLACIER — Most of the business district in this iconic entrance to Glacier National Park — and hundreds of undeveloped acres in and around the little village of about 225 people — have been sold to an Arizona corporation.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Debris from an avalanche is seen on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road near Haystack Creek on June 19.

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Opening of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road expected this weekend

Opening of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road expected this weekend

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road is expected to open for the season this weekend, but whether that means Friday, Saturday or Sunday isn’t yet known, a park official said Monday.

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Kintla Lake: Paddle, hike, camp in Glacier silence

Kintla Lake: Paddle, hike, camp in Glacier silence

POLEBRIDGE — One of the largest lakes in the nation where the motors have to stop at the shoreline hides in the northwest corner of Glacier National Park.

June 30, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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