Friday, August 19, 2022

Local News

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Updated 20 hours, 54 minutes ago

Glacier National Park closes campgrounds and trails near Quartz Fire as it grows to 150 acres

Glacier National Park has announced the closure of two wilderness campgrounds and the Quartz Lake Loop Trail due...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Columbia Falls sewage treatment plant back up and running

The Columbia Falls wastewater treatment plant is fully back online, the city said Wednesday.

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
Trail Creek Road will close Aug. 22; West Side Reservoir Road reopens

National Forest System Road 114, Trail Creek Road, will be closed starting Aug. 22 for heavy road maintenance. The work will begin three miles west of the Trail Creek and North Fork Road junction on the Flathead ...

Updated 1 day, 21 hours ago
Northwest Montana Fair is all this week

The Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo opens Aug. 17 (today) at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell and will feature a performance by country star Lee...

Updated 2 days, 3 hours ago
PHOTOS: Bull Bash at the Blue Moon

Rodeo fans had a show to remember at the Blue Moon's Bull Bash on Friday with a some great rides and mean bulls on a hot afternoon.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Whitefish Ranging

Over the weekend the boy and I headed up the North Fork. The plan was to go to Thoma Lookout and take a look-see at the Weasel Fire, which burned into Canada...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
FWP says wolf populations stable

An annual report issued by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the wolf population in the state appears to have stabilized after a drop from previous highs.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Years ago, a firefighter, today, a TV show host

Twenty-plus years ago, Julie Mac was fighting fires right out of high school with the Hungry Horse Ranger District. A couple years in, she gave up the firefi...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Glacier visitation down about 10% for June

Glacier National Park’s June visitation was down about 10% from last year, as the park saw a soggy start to summer and the Going-to-the-Sun Road didn’t open until mid-July because of it.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
City sets salaries for department heads

As the city of Columbia Falls works on its 2022-23 budget, council recently approved the salaries for various department heads.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Fire near Graves Bay put out

A fire near Graves Bay along the west side of the Hungry Horse Reservoir was out by Friday morning.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Weasel Fire northwest of Trail Creek burns into Canada

The Weasel Fire near the Whitefish Divide grew substantially on Thursday, spilling into Canada and over the Whitefish Divide.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Florida man killed in fall of Rising Wolf identified

Glacier National Park has released the identity of the victim of a fall on Rising Wolf Mountain in the Two Medicine Valley as 79-year-old Bob Biondi of Lutz,...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Eight structures lost, as many as 150 threatened in Elmo Fire

Eight structures have been destroyed and as many as 150 are threatened by a raging wildfire that continues to expand its reach west of Flathead Lake.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Fair carnival tickets on sale

A limited number of discounted “Pay-One-Price” tickets for the carnival at the 2022 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo are on sale now at all Whitefish Credit Union branches, the fairgrounds office and the CHS stor...