Sarah Kucharski

Beach barbecue at Rocky Mountain Village

As a way to show appreciation for residents, the Rocky Mountain Village hosted a beach-themed barbecue last month.

Campfire ban not expected to be lifted

Campfires are still banned in many regions and is not expected to be lifted anytime soon.

BioBlitz hits the flathead

From the July 30 edition of The Free Press - scientists explore Flatehead to discover area's rich diversity of species.

Editorial: reporter bids farewell

Sarah Kucharski says farewell to The Free Press and Fernie

Getting kids on the green

Kids and adults were on par with each other while competing at the Fernie Golf and Country Club’s annual Adult/Junior Tournament.

Singing on Sunday

Travelling musician Joanie Kotanen graced the Snow Valley Christian Fellowship on Sunday, July 26 with her songs.

Socializing for sport

The weekly Sunday Social brought sport-lovers out onto Fernie’s 2nd Avenue to enjoy the social's athletic theme.

Griz Kidz celebrate summer

The biannual Griz Kidz carnival at Fernie Alpine Resort had children playing games and enjoying activities offered on July 25.

Lightning fire brings smoke to Elko

A lightning storm on Monday evening sparked a fire in Newgate that carried its smoke into the Elko community the next day.

Unserviced property development survey denied

A survey looking at costs of developing unserviced Light Industrial properties in Sparwood into a connector has been delayed by council.

Hiking through Fernie’s wild nature

Guided tours through Wildsight offered for the summer.

Spardell expansion decision deferred

Sparwood council elected to defer the decision to approve development variance permits that would allow Spardell Mobile Home Park to expand.

Fernie Nordic Society reflects on successful year

The FNS held their annual general meeting outside in the sunshine near the warming hut at the head of the society’s trail system on July 19.

Initiatives against boating under the influence in full swing

The trend of grabbing a cold alcoholic beverage while boating is on the rise.

All aboard first annual Paddleboard Race

A dozen “SUP”ers hit the water with determination, hoping to claim the winning title in Fernie’s first Paddleboard Race.

Hartley Lake dam bursts

A popular recreation spot for the last century, the contents of Hartley Lake have drained following a dam burst.

Car wash hit and run

A truck caused damage to Fernie Quality Car Wash in a hit and run incident on Friday, July 10.

Canyon mudslide closes access to Line Creek

No injuries are being reported following a mudslide that hit Teck's Line Creek Operations mine.

Your Independent Grocer grand opening

The official grand opening of Your Independent Grocer welcomed shoppers early Friday morning on July 10.

Final stage of Montane’s first neighbourhood to launch

The third and final stage of The Terraces neighbourhood in the Montane community will go up for sale in early August.