With the help of Josh Goldberg (right), Pamela Vasquez gets up on a wake surfboard for the first time on Lake Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho.
A customer browses the selection of assault rifles at Frontier Guns and Ammo in Evergreen.
Sgt. Aimee Schmidt embraces her son Colton, 8, after the deployment ceremony for the Montana National Guard’s 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, Mont.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees collects blood sample from a bighorn sheep at Big Arm State Park in Montana.
Kalispell Lakers catcher Brendan Windauer tags out Loggers runner Micah Germany (18) at home to get the last out of the top of the fifth inning during the Lakers matchup against Libby at Griffin Field in Kalispell, Mont.
Richard Fischer of Triton Construction uses a roller to apply epoxy to the bottom of the pool at Woodland Waterpark in Kalispell, Mont.
Bigfork senior Connor Coleman is consoled after the Vikings’ home loss to Malta in the quarterfinal game of the Montana Class B State Tournament in Bigfork, Mont.
Sophia Smith, right, and Arvilene Pearson react to knocking toys off the shelf at Target during the 9th annual Shop with a Cop put on by the Columbia Falls Police Department. Seven children were paired with members of the Columbia Falls Police department to select gifts for the children and their immediate family members paid for with community donations and gift cards sponsored by Target. The families selected also received a $25 gift certificate to Super 1 foods in Columbia Falls, Mont.
Hikers pause to watch a mountain goat walk along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park.
Oregon running back LaMichael James gets the Duck’s first score as he dives in the end zone for a touchdown early in the first quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
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Photos from the 7th Annual Pond Skim at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Saturday, April, 7, 2012 in Kalispell, Montana.
Portland Timbers Sal Zizzo, left, and Seattle Sounders Tyson Wahl collide during the Portland Timbers’ 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash.
Contestants race in the 7th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta held at the Lake of the Tualatin Commons in Tualatin, Ore.
A cowboy competes in tie down roping during the final night of the Northwest Montana Fair Rodeo at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.