Friday, July 30, 2021

Local News

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Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago

Yesterdays: Larry Snyder of Columbia Falls won $5,000 in Montana Lottery Wildcard.

40 years ago July 30, 1981 Three people drowned in two separate incidents in upper McDonald Creek.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Plans to fix a short, wretched road to Polebridge entrance ‘on life support’

A plan to fix Glacier View Drive is “on life support” Flathead County Public Works Director Dave Prunty told the crowd at the North Fork Interlocal last week.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Democrats to hold party next month

Join the Flathead Democrats on Sunday, Aug. 22, for fun, food and live music. The venue is on a spectacular bluff overlooking the Flathead River, near Columbia Falls.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Huckleberry Festival seeks bakers, young and old

The 40th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival is looking for bakers of all ages to enter the festival’s huckleberry baking contest.  The contest features an...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Opinion: The lighter side of loon surveys

So I’ve been volunteering to do loon surveys for the Park Service for I dunno, quite awhile now, which means that I started just about the same time they sta...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Columbia Falls man killed in motorcycle accident

A Columbia Falls man was killed in a motorcycle accident July 16.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Free Canyon community dinners back on track

Canyon Community dinners are starting on Thursday, July 29 at the Canyon Elementary School in Hungry Horse.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Effort looks to preserve whitebark pine on Big Mountain

Tiny whitebark pine trees just a few inches tall peaked out from behind old stumps and logs all along a mountainside just outside of Whitefish Mountain Resor...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
DNA confirms Ovando killer griz

DNA results received last week confirmed the bear killed by wildlife officials recently was the same bear who fatally attacked Leah Davis Lokan, 65, of Chico, California, in Ovando early on the morning of July 6,...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Heritage Days this week in Columbia Falls

After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Heritage Days is back this year and better than ever July 21-25. This year’s theme is “The Way We Were.”

Updated 2 weeks ago
Please no campfires outside of developed sites as stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect

Stage I fire restrictions will begin Saturday across Flathead County, the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park, and the Montana Department of Natu...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nasukoin: Buggy and hot, but beautiful

Probably 20 years ago I went to Chain Lakes with friends Richard Garlough and Corwyn Wyman. It was late in the year and snowy. I remember the lake being just...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Yesterdays: Logan Pass doesn't open until July 13

Logan Pass had its latest opening since 1933 when Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed. It opened July 13 — Glacier officials blamed a snowy winter ...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
In Ovando, a grizzly kills woman

A grizzly bear that pulled a California woman from her tent and killed her last week was fatally shot early Friday by wildlife officials, who used night vision goggles to stake out a chicken coop that the bear ra...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Stakeholders sought for Krause Basin

The Flathead National Forest and Swan Lake Ranger District is requesting public participants for the Krause Basin collaboration effort. Krause Basin collaboration participants will develop and provide recommendat...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Man faces charges in July 4 fireworks incident

Another deputy joined in the chase and tackled the man. A brief struggle followed before Walker was handcuffed. Other deputies arrived and identified Walker as the man who threw the firework at the patrol vehicle...