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April 3, 2020 2:35 p.m.

Bullock implores folks to heed stay at home order

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock reiterated the importance of social distancing as Montana enters its third week since the first novel coronavirus cases were found in the state.

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April 3, 2020 1:40 p.m.

Glacier Park will continue to plow roads, visitors or not

Glacier National Park is proceeding with snowplowing as planned, Jim Foster, chief of facilities management for the park, confirmed in an email Wednesday.

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April 2, 2020 10:52 a.m.

Hospital preparing for COVID-19 peak: ‘This isn’t New York City where the cow has already left the barn.’

Kalispell Regional Healthcare officials said Wednesday current medical research suggests Montana’s coronavirus outbreak most likely won’t peak until late April. To further prepare for that reality, local health-care leaders have ordered additional ventilators and are exploring the hospital’s ability to expand bed capacity.

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April 1, 2020 12:47 p.m.

Weyerhaeuser closing plywood plant for a week

Weyerhaeuser closing plywood plant for a week

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April 1, 2020 6:49 a.m.

Company that bought Weyerhaeuser lands assures it will stay in block management program

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the public.

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April 1, 2020 5:39 a.m.

Wildcat soccer program adapts during virus crisis

When schools closed, along with organized spring sports, the Columbia Falls Soccer program rallied to create a solution to keep students active and engaged during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

April 1, 2020 5:39 a.m.

The Blotter: Hungry Horse house covered in ‘white goo’

Tuesday, March 24

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April 1, 2020 5:37 a.m.

Some restaurants adapt, others shutter during pandemic

Local restaurants have either closed entirely or are only offering takeout due to dine-in closures ordered by Gov. Steve Bullock due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. In addition, some establishments have stopped taking cash.

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April 1, 2020 5:37 a.m.

Columbia Falls Food Bank faring well so far

The Columbia Falls Food Bank is feeling flush.

April 1, 2020 5:35 a.m.

Seniors say thanks

The North Valley Senior Center, site managers and staff would like to thank the many businesses and people of our community for stepping forward in this time of need.

April 1, 2020 5:35 a.m.

And we get to live here

It seems there is only one topic. Coronavirus. Personally, I am sick of all TV news. The talking heads give us only the bad news. Then they go into a long litany of “what ifs.” The real news about the coronavirus is we don’t have any real answers. Since we don’t have answers, my philosophy is to let our medical community tell us what we can do now, and let them advise us on what to do as they get answers.

April 1, 2020 5:33 a.m.

Judged by a Jalopy?

A classic G. George Ostrom from May 19, 2005.

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April 1, 2020 5:33 a.m.

Want to help hospitals? Here’s how

Kalispell Regional Healthcare has launched Project PPE (personal protective equipment) and has supplied information about how the public can help KRH health-care workers.

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April 1, 2020 5:32 a.m.

Police outfitted with emergency medical bags thanks to FEC grant

The Columbia Falls Police Department has moved towards equipping its officers for more advanced on-the-scene medical care. The department recently purchased first responder medical bags for each of its six patrol cars through funding from a Flathead Electric Co-op Roundup for Safety grant.

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April 1, 2020 5:31 a.m.

City council will hold public hearing on Ruis development via video conferencing

The Columbia Falls City Council plans to go ahead with a public hearing scheduled for the Mick Ruis development on Nucleus Avenue at its April 6 meeting.

April 1, 2020 5:29 a.m.

Schools will start remote classes this week

Columbia Falls School District 6 began gearing up to teach students remotely this week as the novel coronavirus has shuttered schools for what school leaders expect will be at least the month of April and likely longer.

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April 1, 2020 5:29 a.m.

Bears awake, lion sighted in River’s Edge Park

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Dorothy exclaims in the Wizard of Oz.

April 1, 2020 5:29 a.m.

Southern Pines will maintain public access

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the public.

Chris E Mundel
April 1, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Chris E Mundel

Chris E Mundel, 51, passed away suddenly on March 1, 2020. Chris was born in Whitefish. He was a lifelong resident of the Flathead Valley and true Montana native.

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