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Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago

Weyerhaeuser closing plywood plant for a week

Weyerhaeuser closing plywood plant for a week

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Yesterdays: Fighter jet crashes into Flathead Lake

70 years ago

Updated 1 week, 2 days 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 1 week, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 2 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 2 weeks, 2 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 2 weeks, 2 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 2 weeks, 2 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 2 weeks, 2 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.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Coronavirus update: School cancels field trips, Creston Auction canceled

Meanwhile, the Creston Auction, scheduled for April 3-5 has been canceled due concerns about the coronavirus.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Coronavirus update: Montana Veterans Home will start screening visitors on Monday

The Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls will start screening visitors starting Monday, superintendent Joren Underdahl said Thursday.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
County eyes floating 911 levy, again

Flathead County will likely float a new mill levy request this fall to pay for 911 services. The proposed levy language hasn’t been set yet, but the topic of...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Bullock will challenge Daines after all; local races set

Monday was the last day to file for elections.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Boys and Girls Club fundraiser features chance at a private jet from party to Vegas

The Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country continues to work out costs and logistics of building a new structure in Columbia Falls or using the old junior hi...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Highway 206 work starts next year

The Montana Department of Transportation is proposing the addition of upgraded sidewalks near the Secondary Highway 206 and U.S. Highway 2 intersection.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Community events: Chili feed for history

Help the Columbia Falls Historical Society raise funds for a Columbia Falls Museum by attending the first annual chili dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church....