Thursday, June 01, 2023

Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago

Ron Bond, longtime community leader, dies at 86

Bond was best known in Columbia Falls for founding and leading the Columbia Falls Community Choir for decades.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Bad Rock firefighters save home, but barn, shop destroyed in early morning blaze

A fire destroyed a barn and a garage with hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment inside early this morning. Bad Rock Fire Chief Kirk Katzenmeyer said...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Woman drowns in Avalanche Creek

A 28-year-old female from Kansas fell off a rocky overhang into Avalanche Creek in Glacier National Park and was swept into the gorge and died Monday, park o...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Park plows close in on Logan Pass

Glacier National Park plows have closed in on Logan Pass, going about 3 miles in the past week.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
City looks to narrow scope of bear law

The Columbia Falls City Council Monday night mulled a new Animal Conflict Prevention ordinance, but decided to further discuss the matter rather than go ahea...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Sun Road opens to Avalanche Creek Saturday

The Going-to-the-Sun Road will open to Avalanche Creek for motor vehicles beginning Saturday morning for the season.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Missing Glacier Park hiker found cold, but alive

After spending nearly four days in the woods of Glacier National Park’s backcountry, a 19-year-old man was found cold, but alive.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Search underway for missing hiker in Glacier

Search efforts are underway in Glacier National Park for a 19-year-old man missing since Friday.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Firefighters douse shed fire in Martin City

Hungry Horse and Martin City firefighters responded Thursday shortly after noon to a shed fire next to a home in Martin City.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Close call on Sun Road as rock hits fuel truck

Glacier Park Engineering Equipment Operator Herb Ferguson recently had a close call on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Updated 1 month ago
Best Of Columbia Falls to Essex... 2023

Welcome to the 2023 edition of the Best of Columbia Falls to Essex, where we celebrate the businesses, people and landscapes that makes the area one of the b...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Head-on wreck on Highway 2

Columbia Falls firefighters and Three Rivers Ambulance responded to a head-on collision between two pickup trucks on Highway 2 in front of Flathead Homes abo...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bill Sapa, coach of Columbia Falls baseball team, owner of Blue Moon, dies

Bill Sapa, the owner of the Blue Moon Bar and Nite Club in Columbia Falls and the coach of the Columbia Falls High School baseball team has died, multiple pe...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
In 5-2 vote, Columbia Falls City Council council denies 180 unit Kapoor subdivision

The Columbia Falls City Council Monday night voted against a zone change 5-2 that would have allowed a Florida developer to build an 180-unit subdivision jus...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Glacier National Park's Camas Road opens to vehicles for the season

The Camas Road is now open to motor vehicles for the season in Glacier National Park. It opened earlier this week.