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Yesterdays: 3 million grayling stocked in Hungry Horse Reservoir

| November 21, 2023 1:45 PM

70 years ago

Nov. 20, 1953

Montana Fish and Game along with local sportsmen groups stocked 3 million grayling into the newly-formed Hungry Horse Reservoir. The fishery, however, never flourished. Jimmy the crow visited the school everyday. Front page photo featured the crow sitting on a desk. Story didn’t say what school, however.

60 years ago

Nov. 22, 1963

Front page feature indicated the North Fork Road from the Camas Entrance to Glacier National Park south was going to be paved. The county was already paving the lower 5 miles from Columbia Falls north. The road was never fully paved, however and remains a source of contention to this day.

50 years ago

Nov. 23, 1973

Simon Paul, 94, was to soon celebrate his birthday. He was one of the first residents of Mountain View Manor in Whitefish. He had a career as a boilermaker for the Great Northern Railway.

40 years ago

Nov. 24, 1983

The Flathead probably wasn’t a nuclear target if there was a nuclear war, county civil defense coordinator Kim Potter said. The Hungry Horse Dam would, however, be a target in a conventional war, Potter said.

30 years ago

Nov. 25, 1993

The county was just about out of flu vaccine. Of the 4,300 doses it had, only about 30 were remaining. A virus known as A-Beijing was of concern. 

20 years ago

Nov. 20, 2003

Coal Creek, once a thriving bull trout spawning stream up the North Fork, had almost no signs of bull trout spawning in it anymore. Biologists counted just one redd in 2003 and none in 2001 and 2002. 

10 years ago

Nov. 20, 2013

Four Columbia Falls youths were charged with poaching 19 deer around the area. All of the men were 19 years old. Federal budget sequestration meant Glacier National Park could see up to an 8% cut to its budget, superintendent Jeff Mow said.

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