Monthly Archives: June 2014

Summer in the ‘Snake (and beyond)

Our local rivers are past their peak spring flows and the danger of major flooding is past, but the water in Rattlesnake Creek is still pretty high and fast.

Rattlesnake Creek @ Greenough Park

Rattlesnake Creek @ Greenough Park, June 20, 2014

This week would be a good time to brush up on River Safety, and coincidentally you can do just that this Wednesday, June 25th, from noon-1 at Silver Park (specifically, the boat ramp next to Osprey Stadium) for the Clark Fork Coalition’s River Season Kickoff.  Along with a river safety demo from licensed river guides, you’ll learn about 2014 rules for boating the Blackfoot River, hear the latest construction plan for Milltown State Park, and take a tour of Missoula’s newest riverside hangout at Silver Park.

Also this week, an event in the Rattlesnake Valley with a focus on good music and increasing train traffic. Dana Lyons (best known [by me anyway] for his song “Cows With Guns”) will perform at Ten Spoon Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive, this Thursday, June 26th, 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Dana’s tour is called the “Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour” and it’s designed to raise awareness and provide information along with a fun time.   “Suggested donation of $10-$20 (no one turned away!)”

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