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Updated 6 days, 22 hours ago

Yesterdays: Mountain Lion Becomes Dinner

A mountain lion would be table fare for the Lions Club at Summer, Wash. The lion was shot by Ray Belston and Cha...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
City will still strongly encourage masks even if mandate is lifted

While Gov. Greg Gianforte has indicated he would lift the statewide mask order, the city of Columbia Falls will still advocate mask use in its buildings.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
2020: A year in review

Perhaps the best thing most can say about 2020 is that it’s over. Here’s a look at our top 10 stories of 2020:

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Kalispell man killed in Highway 2 wreck

A 30-year-old Kalispell man died and two women were injured in a crash on U.S. 2 at mile marker 133 on Saturday.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Some former coveted Weyerhaeuser lands now closed to hunting

With the local real estate market booming, Southern Pine Plantations, the company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana, has begun selling off parcels.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
City gets good news for 12th Ave

The city of Columbia Falls received a bit of a Christmas present earlier this month when it learned that it had received a “yellow light” from the U.S. Economic Development Administration on its grant request to ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Yesterdays: 1950s Average Family Income $4,000

Flathead County income reached an average all-time high, with a family group earning about $4,000.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
State Park visitation way up in 2020

Visitation at Montana State Parks increased in 2020 significantly.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Coronavirus cases dropping, first vaccines roll out to hospital workers

The number of active coronavirus cases have dropped dramatically in Flathead County and across the state in the past few weeks.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Yesterdays: Montana House in Apgar open for its first Christmas

New shop in Apgar was opened by Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jungster. The Montana House is an Apgar institution today, owned by their daughter, Monica. The front page ...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Blotter: Christmas presents stolen from back of vehicle

Christmas presents were stolen from the back of someone’s vehicle.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
NVH starts vaccinating staff

North Valley Hospital announced Wednesday it has started vaccinating 400 of its frontline employees — basically anyone who has contact with medical patients — for novel coronavirus. The hospital employs about 48...

Updated 1 month ago
Hunters restricted from some former Weyerhaeuser lands

With the local real estate market booming, Southern Pine Plantations, the company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana, has begun selling off parcels.

Updated 1 month ago
Legislature sets rules for session; no mask mandate

In several party-line votes, Republicans rejected proposed rule changes introduced by Democrats that would have delayed the session until vaccines are widely available or allowed for the session to be conducted e...

Updated 1 month ago
Speech and debate team takes first at Laurel tourney

The Columbia Falls Speech and Debate team topped 19 other schools to take first at the Laurel Invitational tournament over the weekend.

Updated 1 month ago
KRMC changing name to Logan Health as it takes over more hospitals

Kalispell Regional Healthcare announced recently the company will be rebranded as Logan Health beginning in January, a change leaders say is another step toward becoming a more integrated system.