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Glacier National Park

The weeping wall on Glacier Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road.
David Restivo, NPS (PD)

This upcoming weekend could be one of the last to venture to the top of Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road from the western park entrance. The western alpine section of the road will close for two weeks starting Sept. 16.

Road crew worker installs guard rail on the iconic Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT.
Nicky Ouellet / Yellowstone Public Radio

Glacier National Park’s new proposed management for Going to the Sun Road calls for increased shuttle bus service, bike access and a new 100-car parking lot. The plan was released Friday and its sole focus is reducing congestion as park visitation grows.

A Whitefish man died inside Glacier National Park Monday, apparently due to a heart attack.

A Park press release says that at 3 p.m. Monday rangers responded to a 911 call for an unconscious man just west of Lake MacDonald Lodge, he was a passenger in a car on Going-to-the-Sun Road.

A grizzly bear visiting a wire hair snag station near Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park (PD)

Updated 2:20 p.m., August 8, 2019

The Glacier park trails closed Sunday due to grizzly bear activity have re-opened. The Highline, Loop and Swiftcurrent Trail from Swiftcurrent Pass to Granite Park Chalet are now open again. Granite Park backcountry campground remains closed.

Debris from this July 2012 rock slide covered both lanes of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and poured over the edge of the guard rail. July 18, 2012.
David Restivo / National Park Service

A 14-year-old girl died Monday evening from injuries she received after a rockslide struck her family’s vehicle on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun-Road.

Glacier National Park entrance sign.
Flickr user photommo (CC-BY-ND)

Searchers have recovered the body of a 64-year-old Canadian man who is believed to have drowned in a small lake at Glacier National Park.

The National Park Service says rangers received a report about 4:30 p.m. yesterday of a man struggling in Pray Lake and then going under water.

Witnesses reported that it appeared the man may have gone into the lake to retrieve a dog. A dog has been found dead.

Rangers dove into the lake but were unable to find the man. Rangers and others searched until dark without finding him, and the search resumed this morning.

Black bear stock photo.
(PD)

Two backpackers reported shooting an adult female grizzly bear in self-defense in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness south of Troy on Friday. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently investigating the incident. 

Glacier National Park sign at the park's St. Mary entrance.
Glacier National Park (PD)

Glacier National Park officials say there has been no sign of a 66-year-old man who's been missing for over a week. The trail where he was last seen is closed because of grizzly bear activity.

Mark Sinclair of Whitefish was last seen on the Highline Trail on July 8 after leaving a vehicle with a dog inside at the Logan Pass parking lot.

Glacier Park rangers rescue a person inolved in a crash on Going-to-the-Sun Road, July 8, 2019.
Courtesy Philip Granrud Photography

Park rangers rescued three people Monday evening after their car crashed down a 40-foot embankment along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The driver reportedly swerved away from a truck that stopped to view a bear.

Local photographer Philip Granrud was on his way to a trailhead when he arrived at the scene around 5 p.m.

A subadult male grizzly bear was euthanized after it repeatedly broke into a chicken coop and killed several chickens off Farm to Market Road between Kalispell and Whitefish, August 21, 2019.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Glacier National Park Monday announced that rangers euthanized a black bear in the Lake McDonald Lodge area after finding it had broken into a concession employee housing cabin. Nobody was present in the cabin at the time. The bear matched the description and photos of a bear who had been reported multiple times in the area since Memorial Day weekend.

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