Katrin Frye http://mtpr.org en Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce http://mtpr.org/post/training-gun-manufacturing-workforce <p>Training a workforce for a growing gun manufacturing industry is the goal behind a new program at the Flathead Valley Community College. This fall, FVCC will offer a new Firearms Technology Certificate.</p><p>Fred Zeglin is coordinating the program. He said there are about 15-gun manufacturers in the Flathead, and he spoke with a number of them about what they’re looking for.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22472 at http://mtpr.org Training A Gun Manufacturing Workforce Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change http://mtpr.org/post/tribal-nasa-project-teach-about-climate-change <p></p><p>The Salish Kootenai College is one of four tribal colleges or universities, nationwide, to receive a grant from NASA to develop climate change curriculum. The grants come from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project, and range from $413,000 to $1,009,000.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22361 at http://mtpr.org Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change Second Family Medicine Program In Montana Gets Its First Class http://mtpr.org/post/second-family-medicine-program-montana-gets-its-first-class <p>A new family-medicine residency program in western Montana aims to develop and keep a next generation of family physicians in the state.</p><p>Dr. Justin Buls is the Kalispell Site Director for the new Family Medicine Residency for Western Montana. This new program is a partnership between the University of Montana, two Missoula hospitals, Missoula’s Partnership Community Health Center, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, and the Flathead Community Health Center.</p><p>Buls said Montana ranks last in the country in graduating residents and training physicians.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22107 at http://mtpr.org Second Family Medicine Program In Montana Gets Its First Class West Glacier Businesses And Land Sold http://mtpr.org/post/west-glacier-businesses-and-land-sold <p>After 70 years the bulk of the businesses in West Glacier have changed hands from one family, to an Arizona-based Corporation. Glacier Park Incorporated runs several hotels and businesses in the area surrounding Glacier Park, and had been the concessions contractor for the in-Park hotels for thirty-plus years before losing the contract to Xanterra last year.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:06:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22000 at http://mtpr.org West Glacier Businesses And Land Sold What "Completing" A Canadian Park Would Mean For Glacier And The North Fork Flathead River http://mtpr.org/post/what-completing-canadian-park-would-mean-glacier-and-north-fork-flathead-river <p>Waterton-Glacier International Peace park connects over the US-Canada border between Montana and Alberta. However, the two parks don’t match up in their cross-border boundary.</p><p>Glacier Park stretches west to encompass the North Fork Flathead River Valley, but the Canadian Flathead is not part of the Park. The Canadian Flathead is Provincial land, akin to state or forest service land in the US, and offering the potential for logging or mineral development. Conservationists have been angling to “Complete the Park” by expanding Waterton into the North Fork Valley.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 21771 at http://mtpr.org What "Completing" A Canadian Park Would Mean For Glacier And The North Fork Flathead River Cutthroat Conservation Project Nears Finish Line In The Flathead http://mtpr.org/post/cutthroat-conservation-project-nears-finish-line-flathead <p>A large scale conservation project to restore genetically pure west slope cutthroat trout in northwest Montana nears the finish line. Three of 21 lakes remain for Fish, Wildlife and Parks to treat as part of the South Fork West Slope Cutthroat Trout Project.</p><p>Fisheries Biologist Matt Boyer said this September they’ll be working on Koessler Lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This lake they’ll be treating with a poison called Rotenone and re-stocking with genetically pure West Slope Cutthroat Trout.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:47:55 +0000 Katrin Frye 21741 at http://mtpr.org Cutthroat Conservation Project Nears Finish Line In The Flathead Vietnam veterans helping others “come out of the woods” http://mtpr.org/post/vietnam-veterans-helping-others-come-out-woods <p>On the hill outside a Somers home a group of men and one woman are working on a 1968 Kaiser military truck.</p><p>“The frame underneath; you can see the line of green is going to cross underneath there- that’ll be OD Green. And then the frame is going to be black,” Dale Cordell served in the Army in Vietnam between 1970 and 1971. Cordell is a member of the recently formed Chapter 1087 of the Vietnam Veterans.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 21465 at http://mtpr.org Vietnam veterans helping others “come out of the woods” Building picks up in the Flathead, but Bakken boom still a big draw http://mtpr.org/post/building-picks-flathead-bakken-boom-still-big-draw <p>Businesses are hiring and construction across the greater Flathead has been picking up, but many are still heading east and sending money home. Kramer Enterprises Incorporated of Evergreen, east of Kalispell is one of those companies. President and CEO Terry Kramer said his company handles commercial and heavy industrial projects mainly, as well as large residential or multi-use projects.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:59:09 +0000 Katrin Frye 21335 at http://mtpr.org Building picks up in the Flathead, but Bakken boom still a big draw Veterans ask Tester to "work on crazy for us" with the VA http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-ask-tester-work-crazy-us-va <p>You could say service is a tradition in Madeline Steeley’s family. She served in the US Air Force.</p><p>“Both of my daughters went into the Marine Corps, one just came out after 13 years, the other, after five. Both, heavily disabled. I have a son-in-law that came out of the Marine Corps, another son-in-law that came out of the Navy. My daughters’ father retired after 20 years Air Force. So, I have quite a bit of experience with the military,” Steeley said.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:54:31 +0000 Katrin Frye 21044 at http://mtpr.org Veterans ask Tester to "work on crazy for us" with the VA High, fast, muddy rivers expected through the weekend http://mtpr.org/post/high-fast-muddy-rivers-expected-through-weekend <p>Record breaking rains in the Flathead keep the rivers high and caused the National Weather Service to call for caution. The National Weather Service is calling for the clearing skies of Thursday to continue over the next couple of days with a high pressure system coming in, and temperatures moving up from the 40’s of mid-week, to the 80’s. However, it is also calling for rivers and streams to remain high and muddy through the weekend with the greatest concern the North, Middle, and main stems of the Flathead River.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:58:29 +0000 Katrin Frye 20804 at http://mtpr.org High, fast, muddy rivers expected through the weekend