Sarah Kucharski

Family and friends enjoyed beach-themed barbecue at the Rocky Mountain Village on July 21.

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.

Family and friends enjoyed beach-themed barbecue at the Rocky Mountain Village on July 21.

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

Everitt Born putted his way to a tournament win alongside his mother Titia.

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.

Everitt Born putted his way to a tournament win alongside his mother Titia.
Christian singer Joanie Kotanen was a guest performer and service leader at the Snow Valley Christian Fellowship on Sunday

Singing on Sunday

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

Christian singer Joanie Kotanen was a guest performer and service leader at the Snow Valley Christian Fellowship on Sunday
Peter Dudman

Socializing for sport

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

Peter Dudman
Reeve Jones

Griz Kidz celebrate summer

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

Reeve Jones
A fire broke out in Newgate Monday evening due to lightning. The fire has spread over 50 hectares.

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.

A fire broke out in Newgate Monday evening due to lightning. The fire has spread over 50 hectares.

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 guide Graham Preston and hiker Barbara Koontz admire the ammonite fossil.

Hiking through Fernie’s wild nature

Guided tours through Wildsight offered for the summer.

Hiking guide Graham Preston and hiker Barbara Koontz admire the ammonite fossil.
The issue of the Spardell Mobile Home Park expansion will come back to Sparwood council at the next meeting slated for Aug. 17.

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.

The issue of the Spardell Mobile Home Park expansion will come back to Sparwood council at the next meeting slated for Aug. 17.
The 2015 Fernie Nordic Society (FNS) Board of Directors hold a recognition plaque of FNS partners and donors. (Left to right) Matthieu Corriveau

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.

The 2015 Fernie Nordic Society (FNS) Board of Directors hold a recognition plaque of FNS partners and donors. (Left to right) Matthieu Corriveau

Initiatives against boating under the influence in full swing

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

Twenty paddleboarders took part in Mountain High's first annual Paddleboard Race.

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.

Twenty paddleboarders took part in Mountain High's first annual 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.

(Left to right) Loblaw Vice President Dino Naccarato

Your Independent Grocer grand opening

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

(Left to right) Loblaw Vice President Dino Naccarato
Montane's Phase Three home sites will be available for purchase in early August 2015.

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.

Montane's Phase Three home sites will be available for purchase in early August 2015.