Saturday, January 28, 2023


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Updated 14 hours, 37 minutes ago

Columbia Falls home damaged in Friday house fire

Columbia Falls firefighters at this hour were on the scene of a house fire at the north end of Fourth Avenue West.

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago
Hungry Horse artist Oberling gets suspended sentence, time served, in electrocution case

Hungry Horse artist and convicted felon Nicholas H. Oberling painted himself as the victim at his Wednesday sentencing in Flathead County District Court, eve...

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Snowstorm expected Thursday into Saturday, starting in Glacier

The region could see 10 inches or more of snow Friday into Saturday as old man winter returns to the Flathead Valley this weekend.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Council green lights Tamarack Meadows

The Columbia Falls City Council last week approved a large subdivision at Meadow Lake Resort, with amended conditions.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Weaver to retire at the end of the month after distinguished career

Rick Weaver, the longtime regional publisher at Hagadone Media Montana, will retire at the end of January.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Essex may have to live with bad phone service

CenturyLink customers in Essex may soon see a stop-gap solution to outages and poor phone service there, but the plan proposed by the telecommunications giant raises as many questions as it answers.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Commissioners blame shelters for homeless problem

Flathead County commissioners issued a letter last week criticizing homeless services organizations and calling upon residents to deny homeless people help o...

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
The Blotter: Woman snooping through cars at the Nite Owl

Reports of disorderly conduct from a man walking around 7th Street, carrying a plastic bag and leaving trash and a mess in the bathroom at Mountain View trailer courts.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Torpen achieves Eagle Scout rank, highest honor in scouting

Columbia Falls Boys Scout Treyson Torpen has received his Eagle Scout rank, the highest in scouting.

Updated 4 days, 20 hours ago
Columbia Falls Speech and Debate wins Western A title

The Columbia Falls speech and debate team won the Western A Divisional title over the weekend, easily outpacing the competition.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Sapa Farm will host upcoming Skijoring Event

Skijoring is coming to Columbia Falls. The annual Whitefish Skijoring competition is Jan. 28-29 at the Sapa family farm off Highway 2 near the Blue Moon this...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
West found guilty for robbing a local pharmacy

A jury found a man arrested for holding up a Columbia Falls pharmacy for prescription drugs last year guilty of multiple felony charges in Flathead County District Court on Dec. 21.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Rep. Mitchell sponsors bill for new veteran’s cemetery

A bill that would create a new state Veterans Cemetery in Columbia Falls passed the House last week.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Historic Glacier cabin seeks Preservation Grant approval

The Glacier National Park Conservancy is on the list to receive a Montana Historic Preservation Grant for preservation of the Wheeler Cabin in Glacier Nation...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Clear night skies return to Lake McDonald

A light that was compromising the dark skies at the foot of Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald will be taken down.