Glacier National Park http://mtpr.org en 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 Visitor Drowns In Glacier National Park http://mtpr.org/post/visitor-drowns-glacier-national-park <p>A Washington state woman died one day after falling into a creek in Glacier National Park.</p><p>Park spokeswoman Denise Germann identifies the victim as Abigail Sylvester of Buckley, Washington. Sylvester was 33-years-old.</p><p>Germann says the investigation indicates Sylvester was taking a picture of McDonald Creek, near the upper falls, when she slipped, fell in and was rapidly carried downstream in the cold, swollen and fast-running creek. Her husband jumped-in to save her, but eventually had to save himself due to the extreme conditions.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:46:04 +0000 Edward O'Brien 21945 at http://mtpr.org Visitor Drowns In Glacier National Park 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 Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika http://mtpr.org/post/habitat-shrinking-high-alpine-animals-tiny-pika <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hiker Jake </span>Bramante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reached his destination, just on the other side of Gable Pass in Glacier National Park. He was looking to find an area he had seen once before, a limestone boulder field he knew was home to a population of one of his favorite animals—the </span>pika<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“Any time I get to see them it’s always a special thing,” Bramante said. “They’re just cute and I love how hearty they are.”</p><p>Hearty in the right climate, anyway.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:00:22 +0000 Dan Boyce 10199 at http://mtpr.org Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika Barricades down, gates reopened at Glacier National Park http://mtpr.org/post/barricades-down-gates-reopened-glacier-national-park <p>Barricades came down, open signs switched on, and employees went back to work as Glacier National Park reopened. The partial government shutdown closed the national parks October first.</p><p>Public Affairs Officer Denise Germann says the Park had about 20 to 30 people working during the shutdown. As of Thursday about 250 employees were back on.</p><p>She said a lot of the work going on right now involves getting housing and lodging buttoned up for the winter.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:00:26 +0000 Katrin Frye 9877 at http://mtpr.org Barricades down, gates reopened at Glacier National Park Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry http://mtpr.org/post/furloughed-park-workers-are-disappointed-and-angry <p>If reporters have a question about Glacier National Park, they usually first call the park&#39;s public affairs officer, Denise Germann.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:33:43 +0000 Sally Mauk 9564 at http://mtpr.org Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry