Wednesday, July 17, 2024


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Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago

Firefighters pounce on fire at Columbia Falls High School

Firefighters quickly quelled a blaze at the Columbia Falls High School Monday night about 7 p.m.

Updated 4 days, 19 hours ago
Glacier Park "weed blitz' on tap

The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier National Park invite volunteers for a day of hands-on learning during the Annual Noxious Weed B…

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Men identified in Glacier Park drowning incidents

The two individuals who drowned in Glacier National Park on July 6, 2024, have been identified as 26-year-old Siddhant Vitthal Patil from India and 28-year-old Raju Jha of Nepal.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
County preliminary budget looks to keep taxes flat

Flathead County commissioners last week approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2025 that keeps county taxes even.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
Glacier Park’s annual bat field trip is coming up next week

Glacier National Park’s “Going Batty” field trip will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024, in West Glacier from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event is free and open …

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
Judge orders Flathead Forest to revamp road management

A federal judge late in June ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Forest Service to fix portions of road regulations that are in violation of the…

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
A bear in camp and other tales: Three days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness included a nightmare hike

The July 4 weekend in the Flathead Valley can get a little busy to my liking, so I figured the appropriate response would be to get out of Dodge entirely and h…

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Yesterdays: Hugh Foley of Martin City runs in Seattle with Olympic torch

As temperatures climbed into the 80s, the Lions Club was working to raise funds to fix the town swimming pool, which hadn’t been operational since 1948. The po…

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
The Blotter: Man claims he was hit in head by a dog bone

Woman was trespassing at a place on Fourth Avenue; in laundry room smoking cigarettes.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Community events

he Columbia Falls Lions Club summer concert series kicks off July 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Marantette Park with the Don Lawrence Orchestra. Come out and hear the big band sounds of the orchestra. No entry fee, but do…

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
County will see about $3.77 million in PILT payments

Flathead County will take in $3.77 million in federal payments this year under a program that compensates local governments for nontaxable federal land.

Updated 6 days, 22 hours ago
Woman lucky to be alive after tree harpoons her car

Kaitlin Hagadone is counting her lucky stars. On July 1 the Columbia Falls woman was driving home alone from work down Half Moon Road when lightning struck a b…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Two drown in separate incidents in Glacier National Park; man's body trapped in Avalanche Gorge

Two people drowned in separate incidents Saturday in Glacier National Park. One victim drowned in Avalanche Gorge and the other in Lake McDonald.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
New floral shop on Nucleus Avenue a family affair

There’s a new floral shop on Nucleus Avenue, operated by a local family with roots in West Glacier.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Former park superintendent to talk public lands

Like millions of other Americans, Walt Dabney considers himself a “proud public landowner.”