Monday, October 02, 2023

Local News

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Updated 1 day, 19 hours ago

Congress reaches budget deal; Glacier Park will remain open

Visitors will be able to go to Glacier National Park on Sunday, as Congress reached a deal on funding the federa...

Updated 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
Woman attacked by bear up the North Fork Sunday

North Fork residents are reporting a bear mauling at the Trail Creek “bubbleups” on Sunday.

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Unless Congress reaches last minute budget deal, Glacier National Park will shutdown Sunday

If Congress can’t reach a budget deal by tomorrow, Glacier National Park, along with hundreds of other national parks cross the U.S., will shut down at 12:01...

Updated 3 days, 19 hours ago
Weather closes vehicle access to Glacier's Logan Pass

Glacier National Park announced late Thursday that the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed between Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Overlook to motor vehicles...

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Wildcats Homecoming 2023

Photos from Columbia Falls High School's Homecoming Week, Sept. 18-23.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Nine rescued off Dragon’s Tail

A group of nine hikers were rescued last week after getting stuck on a mountain near Logan Pass in Glacier National Park.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Bob Marshall expansion? Maybe

Two Montana land bills made it out of a key Senate conference committee last week, opening up the possibility of full Senate vote in the future.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Firefighting is expensive, but investment pays dividends

Trucks that cost $600,000 to $1.25 million. Heavy duty washing machines that cost $6,000. And self-contained breathing units that cost between $6,000 and $8,...

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Council OK’s city manager, department head salaries

The Columbia Falls city council last month approved a one-year contract for the city manager and for department heads for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Opinion: Testing tents in lousy weather

We’ve been going through tents this summer, which Is to say we’re testing our third one.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
MDT administrator says improvements coming, but it will take some time

Trouble at traffic lights, bad intersections and speed limits were front and center at last week’s city council meeting as Montana Department of Transportation District 1 Administrator Bob Vosen met with the Colu...

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
At 71, he’s a basketball world champion

A Columbia Falls native is a world basketball champion at the tender age of 71.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Waterton-Glacier hosts science and history week

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is hosting its Annual Science and History Week through a live webinar series offered Oct. 3 to 6 at noon MDT on the Microsoft Teams webinar platform.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Two lot subdivision proposed

The Columbia Falls city council will take up an application for a two-lot subdivision at 269 Rocky Lane at its Oct. 16 meeting.

Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago
Yesterdays: State looked at Glacier grizzly relocation

The state of Montana was exploring the idea of moving some grizzly bears from the Glacier Park area to the Cabinet Mountains.