Monday, January 17, 2022

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Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago

Yesterdays: 1972, When Columbia Falls was worth more than Whitefish

Columbia Falls added 24 homes over the past year, making it the second highest valued city in the county at the ...

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago
FEC elections coming up

Three seats on Flathead Electric Co-op’s Board of Trustees are up for election this year. Potential candidates must be members of the Co-op and live in the district they seek election to represent.

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago
Home in Coram damaged by fire on Sunday

A Coram house sustained considerable damage, but is not a total loss, after a fire broke out Sunday night, according to Coram-West Glacier Fire Department Fire Chief Walter Tabb.

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago
Opinion: Wow, electric snowblower actually works

So before the snow flew in earnest, I decided to buy a snowblower. Being a cheapskate when it comes to power products, I set my budget at $700.

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
The Blotter: Woman runs driver off the road, then ends up in ditch herself

Slide off in Martin City. Party reported that a woman almost ran her off into the ditch in Coram. When she came back, the woman who almost ran her off was now in the ditch herself, and a man was trying to help pu...

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
Speech and debate does well at Glacier

The Columbia Falls speech and debate team took second among class A Schools to Frenchtown at the Glacier Yeti Class AA tournament in Kalispell.

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
Burgess, Biel, top jazz musicians

Two Columbia Falls High School musicians have been named to the All-State Jazz Band and will play this Saturday at a big show with professional jazz musician...

Updated 1 week ago
Pedestrian killed on Highway 2 in Martin City

A Butte man was killed on U.S. Highway 2 near Martin City after he was struck by a car from Coram about 9:12 p.m. Sunday.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Columbia Falls woman dies in one vehicle rollover

Officials have identified the Columbia Falls resident who died Tuesday in a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 near the intersection of Conn Road.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Columbia Falls enrollment rolls with the pandemic

Columbia Falls elementary and high school enrollment are up this year. The elementary enrollment is up 8% and the high school is up 4 %.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Rural Columbia Falls farm placed under easement

A small farm south of Columbia Falls was preserved from development through a conservation easement with the Flathead Land Trust last week.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Yesterdays: Con steals the Sheriff's coat in jail escape

Adding insult to injury, Kenneth R. Butler stole the Sheriff’s coat and hat as he left the jail — it was 27 below out and he needed a warm coat as he hitched...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
It took awhile, but Old Man Winter finally arrives in Flathead

The first blast of winter finally arrived in the Flathead Valley Sunday, with about 6 inches of snow in Columbia Falls.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
The Blotter: Kids throwing snowballs at house

A man called to say when his ex picked up one of his kids, she may have taken one of his guns, too. Drunk woman found passed out in vehicle.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Yesterdays: Steve Howe busted for cocaine, shortly after telling kids to stay off drugs

Former New York Yankees pitcher Steve Howe, who lived in the valley, apparently told a group of Christian kids to stay away from drugs. The next day he was b...