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5 Questions with Jefferson's Ellie Evertz and Townsend's Tavia Rooney

Independent Record

Date: 1/8/2018 4:00:00 PM

Rooney: I like camping with family and friends, fishing, hiking and boating with my family on Canyon Ferry Lake. Rooney: I love the team aspect of the sport, when your teammates all have the same drive to win. And I like celebrating our teamwork

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5 Questions with Townsend's Easton Hatfield and Jefferson's Josh Eckmann

Independent Record

Date: 1/7/2018 7:15:00 PM

Hatfield: In the winter I go hunting, and in the summer we camp out at Canyon Ferry Lake a lot, go boating and fishing. And I like hanging out with my friends. 3. What do you enjoy most about the game of basketball, and what’s your best shot

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Marie Therese McBride Vanisko, 74

The Montana Standard

Date: 1/6/2018 7:06:00 AM

She served on numerous Boards, including The College Board committee for writing the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics, the Carroll College Engineering Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for the Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake

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After the Whistle: Remembering members of Helena sports community who passed away in 2017

Independent Record

Date: 1/1/2018 5:30:00 AM

Russ Dilly, 47, was a promising youth football player until a diving accident at Canyon Ferry Lake left him a quadriplegic at age 14, but it never stopped him from going on hunting and camping trips. Oden Synness, 44, was a gritty, cerebral youth grappler

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8 Beautiful Natural Ice Skating Rinks Around the World

Reader's Digest

Date: 12/30/2017 4:41:00 PM

Don't have a passport? Escape to one of these small U.S. towns that you'd swear were in Europe. Montana's Canyon Ferry Lake, a reservoir of the Missouri River just outside Helena, offers a plethora of recreational opportunities. In the warmer months

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• River: Missouri River
• Length: 76 Miles
• Surface Area: 35,181 Acres
• Volume: 2,050,900 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 15,860 Square Miles
Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana and Townsend, Montana. It is Montana's third largest body of water, covering 35,181 acres and 76 miles of shore. It was formed by the building of Canyon Ferry Dam, which was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. The lake is a popular outdoor destination providing boating, fishing, wildlife habitat, and is nestled against the Big Belt Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. Canyon Ferry Lake has also become a leading ice boat venue for iceboat racing and iceboat world speed record attempts. The former town of Canton lies beneath the lake, having been submerged following construction of the dam.
Canyon Ferry Lake was formed when Canyon Ferry Dam was built, blocking the Missouri River. Canyon Ferry Lake is very popular and receives the most use of any lake in the state. This is due to both its size and location. The lake is quite large, even by Montana standards, measuring more than thirty-miles long and up to five miles wide. Since the lake lies just fifteen miles from Helena, the state capital, it receives heavy use during warm weather and on the weekends.
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