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Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago

Speech, debate judges needed

The Columbia Falls speech and debate team kicks off its season virtually this week, but is in need of judges wil...

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
The Blotter: A drunk man and woman were reportedly 'out of control.'

A neighbor was trying to help a woman who was locked into her apartment while her children were locked out; this had happened before, somehow the lock was sticking.

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
‘Lady Long Rider’ enters Hall of Fame

This past July, Ende was planning a “Lady Long Rider Suffragist Tour” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving wome...

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Nurse recognized for work at West Glacier clinic

When patients come into North Valley Hospital’s seasonal clinics, they are often seeking immediate care while on vacation here.

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Yesterdays:F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber was looking at making pressed boards and floor tiles from pressed sawdust, a front page story reported.

F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber was looking at making pressed boards and floor tiles from pressed sawdust, a front page story reported.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
County residents not doing much to control spread of virus

The positivity rate in Flathead County for coronavirus was about 35% from data collected from Oct. 29 to Nov.11 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
City will take another stab at federal grant to fix Twelfth Ave

The city of Columbia Falls is still hoping to get a federal grant to help pay for extending utilities and reconstruct Twelfth Avenue West down to the new Cedar Palace Medical Center.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Kettle Drive goes virtual, too

The Salvation Army's funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19, while requests for services are at an all-time high.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Yesterdays: Great Northern Railway Planned to Sell Lodge Operations

In 1960 the Great Northern Railway was planning on selling its business of owning and operating lodges in Glacier National Park.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
FWP looks to ban drones for fishing

The posts read in typical YouTube fashion, “I caught a monster bass with my DJI Drone!!!!”or “Catching big dumb Bluegills with a Drone!”

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
The Blotter: Cat owner refuses to pay vet bill; pet didn't mean to injure bunny

A woman didn’t think it was fair her neighbor was asking her to pay for the vet bill after her cat got into the neighbor’s rabbit hutch, scared the rabbit and it broke its leg; the cat did not mean to hurt the bu...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Christmas tree permits available online for Flathead National Forest

Flathead National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available online through Recreation.gov.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Judge finds man guilty of ripping out Ten Commandments

A man accused of vandalizing a Ten Commandments monument at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell earlier this summer was found guilty Monday in Flathead County District Court.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Night of Lights canceled

The Columbia Falls Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that they have decided to cancel the annual Night of Lights parade and celebration in...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Community news

Eleven Scouts and two adult volunteer leaders were awarded the Medal of Merit during a National Court of Honor in Bigfork last month.