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Baseball workouts

Winter workouts for the Columbia Falls Baseball Association will take place at Glacier Gateway School through March 15. Rookies (ages 7-8) will workout on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Minors (ages 9-10) and Majors (ages 11-12) will work our Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Both gyms will be used. Winter Workouts are optional, but all Rookie, Minor, & Major League players are encouraged to attend. Online registration for the 2019 season is available at and paper registration forms are available in the school office. For more information, visit the website or email


Columbia Falls Speaks Toastmasters meet on the first and third Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the lower conference room of Freedom Bank. The next noon meeting is Feb. 5.

New this month we will be holding an evening meeting on the 4th Thursday, February 28th, at 7pm at the Meadow Lake Real Estate office 494 St Andrews Drive in Columbia Falls. Call Kristi Hatfield 871-7999 or Kathy Anderson 212-6292 for more information.

Olson outing

Join the Flathead Audubon Society conservation educator and long-time teaching naturalist Denny Olson for a winter hike on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in Kalispell. Winter birds, bird songs, tracking, botanizing, and seat-of-the-pants interpretation will be the unstructured itinerary. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Flathead Audubon website:

Wolf program

Renowned wolf biologist Diane Boyd will present a program on the status of the wolf recovery program at the Monday, Feb. 11 Flathead Audubon program from 7-9 p.m. at the Gateway West Community Room in Kalispell. Noyd began studying wolf recovery in the Rockies when the first wolf walked down from Canada and successfully colonized northwestern Montana in 1979. The talk is free and open to the public.

Metals Class

Come take a fun introduction to metals class at Columbia Falls High School. Safely learn oxyacetylene brazing, welding and cutting, electric arc welding both shielded arc (stick) and metal inert gas (wire). Other metal working procedures done per student interests. Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the high school metal shop, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and April 3, 10 and 17. Cost is $110.00 for district 6 and $120 for out of district. Sign ups and payments may be made at Columbia Falls High School office before the first class. Instructor is Rod Cogliati. If you have any questions you may call the High School at 892-6501.

Job Fair

The Columbia Falls High School Wildcat Job Fair is Feb. 21 at the high school gym with a job fair for students from 1 to 3 p.m. and a community job far from 4 to 6 p.m. Businesses will be recruiting seasonal and year-round employment. Contact Tamara Sundberg at for more information if your business is interested.

Chamber meets

The Columbia Falls Chamberís lunch is at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 12 at the North Valley Community room on Nucleus Avenue. Guest speaker is Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow.

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