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Photos of the Year 2018

  • Amtrak’s Empire Builder crosses the Two Drugs River close to East Glacier Park. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Freeskier Maggie Voisin was given a heroÕs welcome in Whitefish on March 7 with a firetruck experience by way of downtown after competing at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Voisin got here in fourth in slopestyle. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • September – Wolfpack gamers stand in unison earlier than a recreation towards Helena at Legends Stadium on Sept. 14. Glacier gained the recreation 48-14, however noticed its season come to an in depth at the arms of the Bengals with a 21-7 loss at Helena in the first spherical of the Class AA playoffs later in the yr. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • A plastic tote of fish sits on the dock at Blue Bay ready to be delivered to the processing plant the place it is going to be made right into a filet, packaged and frozen on the market. A tribal worker walks again to his boat to get one other load from the lake. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Night solar illuminates the snow-covered peaks in Glacier Nationwide Park on Nov. 7. Forecasters are predicting an El Nino cycle this season. El Nino is a time period for the occasional, pure warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, which has a worldwide impact on climate and may result in a drier, hotter winter than common. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • October – Whitefish senior Xander Burger celebrates at the finish of the Class A state championship recreation. Burger scored an unprecedented 5 objectives as the Bulldogs defeated convention rival Polson 6-2 in entrance of a big contingent of followers from each faculties at Smith Fields on Oct. 27. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • President Donald Trump visited Missoula on Oct. 18, to marketing campaign for Matt Rosendale and Greg Gianforte. Throughout the marketing campaign cease he praised Gianforte for assaulting a journalist in 2017. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Tania Menachemoff paints ÒresistÓ on Sharon LamarÕs cheek throughout the WomenÕs March Flathead occasion on Jan. 20. At the side of quite a few marches and rallies round the nation, a whole lot of ladies, males and youngsters gathered in KalispellÕs Depot Park to help womenÕs rights and equality for all individuals. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • John Hanson laughs whereas petting his Clydesdales on Oct. 18. Hanson and his spouse, Kate, are the largest breeders of Clydesdale draft horses in the state. There are at present 19 of the mild giants loping round a pasture close to Marion, and Hanson aptly describes the majestic animals as Òtwo-thousand-pound golden retrievers.Ó Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Bridger Wenzel, left, and Joshua Gunderson battle for a ball. Whitefish defeated Polson 6-2 to win the Class A state championship on Oct. 27, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • The grand opening for the new Glacier Rail Park was held in Evergreen on Oct. eight, 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Anders Epperly, Randy Stultz and Beau Santistevan celebrates after the Class B state championship recreation at the Adams Middle in Missoula on March 10. Bigfork defeated Shelby 60-56 to cap an ideal 24-Zero season. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • On Sept. 16, BNSF Railway ran a particular passenger practice for the Glacier Nationwide Park Conservancy from Whitefish to Essex. The mountains of Glacier Nationwide Park are seen from the window of a classic passenger automotive callled ÒGlacier View.Ó Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Might – Mud flies from the footwear of an athlete climbing a wall throughout the Montana Spartan Race. Hundreds of rivals braved mud, hills and barbed wire in the annual problem. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Tori Noland-Gillepsie, a Flathead Excessive Faculty sophomore, at the cross nation race at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell on Sept. 7, 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Wolfpack gamers rejoice with Garret Frost in the first half. Glacier defeated Helena 48-14 at Legends Stadium on Sept. 14, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Vice President Mike Pence shakes palms at Glacier Park Worldwide Airport on Nov. 5, 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Jacy Dowler holds freshly-harvested Aronia berries on Sept. 14, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Flathead Excessive Faculty held a pep rally on Nov. 15, 2018 as the soccer group departed for Billings for the Class AA State Soccer Championship towards Billings West Excessive Faculty. A supporter writes “Flathead Family” on the again of the bus. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Flathead’s Taylor Henley (24) and Sierra Wilhelm (three) have fun with teammates throughout the crosstown volleyball recreation on Sept. 13, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • The Howe Ridge Hearth burning close to Lake McDonald on Aug. 12, 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • The Howe Ridge Hearth in Glacier Nationwide Park on Sept. 5. 2018. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters at a July 5, 2018 rally at ExpoPark in Nice Falls. Tristan Scott | Flathead Beacon

  • Meia Freiheit, eight, slides down a snowfield at Logan Cross on June 23, the first day the public was capable of drive all 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Solar Street in Glacier Nationwide Park. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Mike Foote broke the world report for many vertical ft skied in a 24 hour interval at Whitefish Mountain Resort on March 17 and 18. By the finish of the effort he had logged 61,200 ft, or 77 miles, the equal of climbing up and down Mount Everest twice Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Energy lifter Sylvester Vermillion trains together with his coach Mark Kuhr at the Wave Aquatic and Health Middle in Whitefish on June 14. Vermillion competed in the Particular Olympics in Seattle the place he gained a gold medal. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Jamie Bouda competes in the 200-yard particular person medley throughout the crosstown swim meet on Jan. 27, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Bruce Graham watches the water rise at his home close to Seeley Lake on Might 9. A quantity of houses in the Seeley Lake space have been flooded this spring resulting from the excessive snowpack. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Sept. 27 was locals night time at the Nice Northwest Oktoberfest in Whitefish. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • U.S. Sen. Jon Tester solutions questions from college students throughout a city corridor occasion at Glacier Excessive Faculty on Jan. 5. In MontanaÕs U.S. Senate race, Tester gained reelection to a 3rd time period, keeping off high-profile assaults from President Donald Trump that dominated the Treasure StateÕs political panorama for months whereas outlasting record-high spending from outdoors teams. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • April – Brandon Hoerling, proper, and Amber Larsen work on the pole climb throughout FVCC’s Logger Sports activities apply on April 12. Larsen was the co-captain of FVCC’s distinguished logger sports activities group, the solely athletic program presently sponsored by the faculty. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Gov. Steve Bullock eats lunch with youngsters at Flathead Valley Group CollegeÕs Early Childhood Middle in Kalispell on April 12. The governor was in Kalispell to advertise his preschool initiative. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Sharlot Battin of Whitefish has been making boots for Broadway exhibits for greater than 40 years. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • FlatheadÕs Eric Seaman celebrates with scholar part after the BravesÕ 59-55 extra time win towards crosstown rival Glacier on Feb. 1. The Braves swept Glacier in the crosstown video games final season. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • The Montana Spartan Race on Might 5, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy spoke at a ÒFreedom and PropertyÓ rally in Paradise, Montana on Jan. 20, simply weeks after he was launched from jail after a federal decide declared a mistrial in the case over his 2014 stand off with federal brokers. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

  • Cliff Individuals, 81, a former ski patroller, groomer and mountain supervisor, nonetheless skis 4 days every week at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Massive Mountain, which final winter celebrated its 70th season. ÒBack in the Ô60s there have been occasions when there werenÕt greater than 40 individuals up right here. You donÕt see that anymore, however weÕre nonetheless having a very good time,Ó he stated. Individuals is the stepfather to Tommy Moe, the gold-medal profitable Olympic skier who was raised on Massive Mountain, in addition to an in depth good friend of Tom Moe, Sr. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

  • Parkin Costain skis at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Jan. 11, 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

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