Saturday, October 01, 2022


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Updated 2 days, 20 hours ago

A dip in enrollment at Glacier Gateway is a complicated tale: Housing, daycare, play into it

With a housing market booming, one might expect a surge in enrollment across the board at Columbia Falls schools.

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Woman allegedly shot, skinned, dog she thought was a wolf

Montana authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the shooting of a 6-month-old dog by a woman who skinned the animal and posted pictures of herself with the pelt, believing she had killed a young wolf.

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Controversy brews over Holland Lake Lodge expansion

The proposed expansion of Holland Lake Lodge by an out-of-state company is being met with opposition from locals concerned about the size of the project and what it could mean for the community.

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
The Blotter: Grizzly in the garbage

It was reported that four teenagers in all black were harassing a store employee at Smith’s. The teenagers confronted her and recorded her reaction on their phones. Report of a phone line giving off sparks in an ...

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
New city records policy adds fees for research, copies

Folks may have to shell out some cash to get public documents from the City of Columbia Falls in the future — particularly if finding them requires more than 15 minutes of research.

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Court documents shed more light on Olney shooting

The Olney woman arrested for shooting her husband last week and her recovering spouse offered investigators differing versions of the events leading up to the gunfire, according to newly filed court documents.

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
More than 11 abandoned dogs found up Hungry Horse Reservoir; one had been shot

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Department is looking for leads on a person or persons who left more than 11 dogs in the Doris Creek area of the Hungry Horse R...

Updated 4 days, 20 hours ago
Columbia Falls homecoming is this week

Tuesday — “Adam Sandler Day” and home volleyball match against Whitefish with frosh starting at 4 p.m.

Updated 1 week ago
Folks could see smoke plumes as prescribed burns are planned

The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable.  Smoke wil...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Columbia Falls man charged in stabbing death

A Columbia Falls man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man to death on Tuesday.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Fallon to run as write-in for county commissioner seat

Defeated Flathead County commissioner candidate Jack Fallon has registered as a write-in candidate for the upcoming November general election.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
The Blotter: A lawnmower was reported stolen out of a garage on 7th Avenue.

Report of a bike being stolen from outside a store on 9th Street, security footage showed the bike was not stolen, but that a store-goer had hidden the bike to try and teach the owner a lesson about locking his b...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
FWP citizens meeting next week

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 1 Citizen Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the FWP office in Kalispell beginning at 6 p.m.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Free meals offered next week

Columbia Falls Community Kitchen will be serving free meals in the basement of St. Richard’s Catholic Church from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Opinion: Shirtless on the street

So the other day I was walking home from work admiring a bee that was busy pollinating a little chunk of knapweed that had grown up from a crack in the concrete.