Friday, January 26, 2007

Amber Alert (UPDATE)

Amber Alert Canceled for 3 Year Old Montana Boy

The State of Montana and the Flathead County Sheriff's Department canceled the Amber Alert on Saturday morning after the boy's remains were found. No further information is available at this time.

We received word last night that the boy's body was found. There is no additional news as to an accident or foul play. Our hearts go out to the family who must suffer this tragic loss and we are grateful to the hundreds of citizens who assisted with the search. Our prayers are with you all.

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Local readers take note

We may live in Montana, one of the most beautiful parts of America, but living here does not shield us from the realities of life. One such example is this alert issued yesterday. Posting this message here is one little way we hope to do our part in helping to locate this little boy. Below are the details...

Amber Alert Issued for 3 Year Old Montana Boy Posted: Thursday January 25, 2007: 7:24 PM CST

The State of Montana is looking for Loic Rogers. An Amber Alert has been issued. The event occured at , Evergreen MT on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00PM. Subject missing from relatives residence on Maple drive in Evergreen, Montana. Subject was outside residence awaiting parent. Parent went inside momentarily and when returned child was missing.

Search commenced soon after and is ongoing. Victim 1, Loic Rogers is described as being a 3 year old White male, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, 3'0 40lbs Wearing: Last seen wearing red, white and blue jacket, blue jeans, yellow,green and orange beanie hat, tan leather boots. There is no suspect or vehicle information available at this time.

If you have any information on this incident, please call 911 or contact the MT Control Terminal - Justice Help Desk at 1-877-ambermt that's 1-877-262-3768 or dial 911.

Amber Alert website
Kalispell Newspaper story

Thank you, and our prayers and good wishes go out to the family of this missing child.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

East Glacier and more...

If you are planning a visit to Glacier National Park, although the park is a destination unto itself and worth the trip, there is so much more to see in the vicinity of Glacier. Places like Polebridge and East Glacier (and of course Flathead Lake) need to be included on your itinerary. There is a lot of history in this area that most tourists never hear about.

Today I discovered a great blog entry about East Glacier Montana by a Mary Scriver in Valier, Montana. Mary gives some history about the area and Marias Pass and how these places came to be used by the people of their day. I encourage you to visit this blog and learn more about this beautiful part of the country.

Oh and in the event this is your first time reading this blog, be sure to subscribe as we keep this updated with information about our two favorite places in northwest Montana, Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Grizzlies & lions, oh my!


All of us can snap a photograph. Today's feature-rich cameras permit any novice to take a great photo now and then. However, the difference between a professional photographer and the rest of us is that they know how to create great photos every time. Additionally, they see things that others miss and they know how to capture that something and present it for others to admire.

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet such a professional who has an eye for nature and has succeeded in capturing some of the best wildlife photos Glacier Park has to offer. Some of her wildlife photos are now available, and these photos have been added to the Glacier Naional Park website here.
PS: I showed this picture the other day in a post about being a friend to the bears. This and other shots of mountain goats, black bears and an American bald eagle are included in our wildlife photo portfolio.