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Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago

Toys for Tots program needs storage space

The Flathead Valley Toys for Tots program is looking for someone to donate some warehouse or other storage space...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Drumming Fire grows to 3,000 acres in Bob Marshall Wilderness

The Garnet Fire near Big Salmon Lake is now 575 acres and the Lion Creek Fire is 175 acres, though Lion Creek hasn’t been mapped in several days.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Forest looks to improve Spotted Bear, Meadow Creek roads next year

The Flathead National Forest is proposing two projects that would improve access to the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The Blotter: Neighbor stealing stuff?

A porta-potty was tipped over.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Glacier Science and History Day is coming up, virtually

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will host the first Science and History Week virtual speaker series Sept. 21 to 24 during Canada’s National Science...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
McKeon will study in Switzerland this year, next

Her hope is to learn another language well and immerse herself in the culture.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Fair numbers down, livestock cash up

Coronavirus concerns definitely had an impact on this year’s fair numbers, according to figures released by the county last week, but gross sales of livestock were at an all-time high as the auction was held online.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
A little shooting, swapping stories, as Daines stumps at Proof

Montana Sen. Steve Daines showed his prowess with a rifle during a stop at Proof Research in Columbia Falls.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
The Blotter: Someone was throwing cheese out of a window

Missing 5-year-old found

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Whitefish assisted living facility beset by Covid-19 deaths, cases

Four recent COVID-19 related deaths in Flathead County have been tied to Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center as the facility faces an outbreak that has resulted in 41 positives so far between staff and resid...

Updated 1 month ago
Opinion: Covid-19, one woman's journey

For an hour or two, we sat on a packed, hot, plane where coughs were muffled and anxiety was in the air. It was terrified, not only because I couldn’t breathe, but I could be getting others sick. This anxiety and...

Updated 1 month ago
Martin City man faces jail for threatening CPS

A Martin City man pleaded guilty Thursday in Flathead County District Court to threatening the lives of Child Protective Services workers.

Updated 1 month ago
New weather station should help backcountry forecasts

The Flathead Avalanche Center recently finished installing weather stations on Tunnel Ridge near Essex — an undertaking that closed out a multi-year, multi-partnership effort to build a more robust weather datase...

Updated 1 month ago
Baby found safe in the Yaak

A missing Columbia Falls baby has been found safe in Lincoln County, and an AMBER Alert was canceled Tuesday morning.

Updated 1 month ago
Resident in long term care facility dies from coronavirus

The Flathead City-County Health Department on Saturday confirmed the death of an individual residing in a long term care facility due to COVID-19.

Updated 1 month ago
Columbia Falls folks do well at the fair

Columbia Falls area folks had lots of success at the Northwest Montana Fair last week. Here’s some local winners: