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    Love Boat: A Love Story
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    Love Boat: A Love Story

    November 4, 2019


    You get your gear load up your boat, head on down a river and see what’s in between there and the takeout and oftentimes what’s in between is some of the most beautiful, magical experiences you could ever imagine I’ve been kayaking for 10 years here in Montana and it just turned into a Lifelong passion that’s grown into me owning a shop. My name is Andrew Gonzales, and I’m the owner of Love Boat Paddle Co. here in Missoula 2019 is gonna be a big year for us at Love Boat. Welcome to the Future Sight of Love Boat paddle Co. Come on in. Right now, we’re in just kind of a remodel phase of it We obviously carry everything anyone would need to be on the river. Life jackets, helmets, paddles. Everything people would need to go surfing on the river. We’re just trying to be that place for folks to come, and if they need some sort of craft or vessel that we’ve got you covered. Here it is This is the shop! This space here, this is gonna be the repairs and rentals area. So everything from fixing rafts, to all of our rentals stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, it’s gonna happen right here. This is where the magic’s gonna happen. This is the paddle shop. This is Love Boat right here. We’re gonna have all of our new kayaks, paddles, all of our new gear Summer time we’ll have the doors up, sunshine flowing in, it’s gonna be great! Missoula is special in the fact that we have so many rivers and they’re not always the craziest or the gnarliest rivers out there, but for the pure beauty and scenery it’s unmatched. We’re spoiled with having Brennan’s wave we can just go down on an any given evening, or lunch break, or morning, and go have a surf session. Ten minutes outside of town we have the Blackfoot River which is arguably one of the best places to start kayaking. And the Alberton Gorge, a very welcoming, awesome place to go paddle. You’re not going to get scared, the water’s warm, the sunshine’s always shining in and there’s smiles everywhere. And in the springtime if you have a Lochsa River. Which for a lot of us is the one river in our lives that will always always come back to. Like our rivers they’re so close and everything’s so beautiful. And that’s just a great representation of our community. That’s very unique There’s no exclusivity. Anyone can paddle and everyone paddles together and the community is just so loving and caring and we hang out, not only on the river but outside of the river. We at the paddle shop can be the catalyst for a lot of what goes on in the community and we really enjoy that. Being able to provide really cool opportunities for folks to get together and Celebrate the rivers, celebrate kayaking, just enjoy life and we love being the place for that.

    One person dead in boating accident north of Helena
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    One person dead in boating accident north of Helena

    August 22, 2019


    then we begin tonight in Lewis and Clark County where authorities say one person is dead and five others were taken to the hospital after two boats capsized on holter Lake this morning the Sheriff’s Office believes the small fishing boats were traveling close together when they capsized Lewis and Clark search and rescue the sheriff’s water emergency team and other emergency crews responded to this incident the body of one male victim was recovered five other people were rescued and taken to Saint Peter’s Health in Helena they are in stable condition tonight deputies say wind and blowing snow made these conditions extremely difficult Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will still be investigating this incident but authorities say it’s likely weather played a role the conditions were obviously not the choice for anybody either recreation or even to do what we do professionally and trying to do it rescue authorities say there was also another boat nearby that was stranded against the rocks rescue crews were able to reach that boat and bring the people to safety

    Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident
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    Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident

    August 13, 2019


    loose in Clark County authorities have released the name of a man killed yesterday when two boats capsized on upper holter Lake Sheriff Coroner Leo Dutton identified the man as 63 year old Craig bristle of Pacific Missouri Dutton said bristle was not wearing a life jacket three boats had left on an outfitted fishing trip Dunn said one of the boats began to take on water another turned back to assist when they tried to bring the passengers from that boat on board the second boat also capsized five other people were rescued and taken to the hospital Dutton said they were treated and released the investigation is still ongoing but all indications are that the weather caused the accident