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Updated 4 days, 22 hours ago

Helena Lewis and Clark national Forest closes campgrounds, rental cabins and day use areas

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest announced it is closing its campgrounds, day use sites and rental cab...

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
Flathead National Forest also closes campgrounds, cabins

The Flathead National Forest has also closed its developed campgrounds and rental cabins due to the CODID-19 outbreak.

Updated 6 days, 2 hours ago
Flathead National Forest allowing personal use firewood gathering without permit until June 1

The Forest Service announced Wednesday that personal firewood cutting will be free to the general public from April 1 through June 1 on the Flathead National...

Updated 6 days, 3 hours ago
Columbia Falls woman stuck in Peru for now as border is closed

A Columbia Falls woman has been stuck in Peru after the country closed its borders due the coronavirus and she couldn’t get out. Brooke Sample was working as...

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Volunteers making gowns for hospital

Volunteers are sewing isolation gowns for North Valley Hospital. An isolation gown is typically a disposable paper gown that healthcare staff like doctors and nurses wear when attending to a contagious patient, s...

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
The Blotter: Woman tries to drill her ex, literally

Tuesday, March 17

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
City council briefed on coronavirus at meeting

Flathead City-County Health Department Deputy Health Officer Kerry Nuckles last week briefed Columbia Falls City Council on the latest county policies concerning the coronavirus.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Yesterdays: Fighter jet crashes into Flathead Lake

70 years ago

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Christian group recruiting youths

Young Life Montana, a state chapter of the international ecumenical Christian youth ministry Young Life, is looking to expand its reach to Columbia Falls.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Students also keeping up on the news as they read local, national sites

Fifth-grade Ruder Elementary teacher Sherri Nissen was inspired to get her students reading the news.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Schools preparing to teach students remotely, lunch service continues

Columbia Falls School District 6 is preparing to have teachers give lessons over the Internet where it’s possible, Superintendent Steve Bradshaw said Monday.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
A look at Columbia Falls area coronavirus closures, delays

Here’s a look at what’s currently closed or canceled in the area due to the coronavirus as of presstime:

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Academic endowment gets a boost from Class of ‘63

The first class to graduate from the current Columbia Falls High School after having walked it’s halls for all four years is paying it forward to future gene...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Coronavirus update: Schools closed until March 27

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Sunday afternoon that Montana K-12 schools would be closed March 16 (Monday) through March 27 in an attempt to slow the ...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Ian Tippet, longtime Glacier Park figure, dies

Ian Tippet, the man who brought musicals and Hootenannies to Glacier National Park for decades, died of natural causes Monday, March 9 in Arizona. He was 88.