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‘It’s the greatest job in the world,’ Hagen reflects on career

‘It’s the greatest job in the world,’ Hagen reflects on career

January 22, 2020 at 7:21 am

After more than 34 years of fires, wrecks and just plain old helping folks out in need, Columbia Falls Fire Chief Rick Hagen is hanging up his takeout gear. Hagen has been the chief of the Columbia ...

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School fires PA announcer after comment at basketball game

January 22, 2020 at 7:20 am | Hungry Horse News Columbia Falls High School fired public address announcer Jerry Smalley after a comment he made while announcing the Browning girls’ basketball team in Columbia Falls Thursday (Jan. 16) . Smalley r...

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High school grad rate 90.6 percent

January 22, 2020 at 7:20 am | Hungry Horse News Columbia Falls High School’s graduation rate is now 90.6 percent, the highest it’s ever been. The school’s graduation rate in recent years has been around 87 to 88 percent, principal Scott Gaiser sa...

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Cats speech, debate down rival Bulldogs in Polson

January 22, 2020 at 7:17 am | Hungry Horse News Columbia Falls Speech and Debate fought to a win over Whitefish and 11 other schools at the Polson Pirate Palooza Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday. The meet was the last regular season match-...

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Community events

January 22, 2020 at 7:16 am | Hungry Horse News Wilderness films Montana Wilderness Association and the Winter Wildlands Alliance are hosting the 15th annual Backcountry Film Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Wh...

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The Blotter: Shocking developments in Hungry Horse

January 22, 2020 at 7:15 am | Hungry Horse News Jan. 13 A deputy gave a person who ran out of gas in Coram a ride to the gas station. A former employee may have stolen some stuff from a truck in Columbia Falls. A fighting couple in Columbia Falls...

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Census now hiring workers

January 22, 2020 at 7:10 am | Hungry Horse News The decennial 2020 United States Census will be underway in less than two months and the federal government is looking for Montanans who will hit the streets to secure an accurate count of the state’...

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Yesterdays: Fluoride killing trees

January 22, 2020 at 7:09 am | Lake County Leader 70 years ago Jan. 20, 1950 Doris Huffine, star subject of the recent biography “A Woman’s Way West” by local author John Fraley, wrote a column for the Hungry Horse News in which, this week 70 year...

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Community members seek Medal of Honor for fallen soldier

January 22, 2020 at 7:08 am | Hungry Horse News Ten years ago, 19-year-old Pfc. Nicholas Cook arrived for his first tour with the Army in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Two months later the Hungry Horse man would die in a fierce insurgency ambush...

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