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Updated 22 hours ago

Glacier National Park closes campgrounds and trails near Quartz Fire as it grows to 150 acres

Glacier National Park has announced the closure of two wilderness campgrounds and the Quartz Lake Loop Trail due...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Opinion: Moose, lead the way

So we’re at this longish lake doing a loon survey for the Park Service. It’s not known as a “loony” lake, even though it has plenty of fish and no human fish...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Kids fishing day at River’s Edge Park trout pond right after Heritage Days parade

An afternoon of fun, family, fishing and food is planned immediately after the Heritage Days parade in Columbia Falls on Saturday, July 30.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Heritage Days lineup of events announced

5:30 p.m. Wildcat Athletic Endowment barbecue and auction at Marantette Park to support Columbia Falls High School Athletic programs. Barbecue is $5 per plat...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Columbia Falls ‘Herd of Turtles’ have blast at grueling race

Several members of the Columbia Falls High School cross country team recently competed in the Diamond City Relay, a three-day mountain relay race.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Glacier Park has started fixing 13 different bridges

Glacier National Park is starting a construction project to rehabilitate 13 bridges throughout the park. The work will take place over the next two years with funding provided by the bipartisan Infrastructure Law...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Forest Service reopens Blankenship to camping

The Flathead National Forest has reopened the Blankenship gravel bar for overnight camping. The area was closed to camping the past few weeks due to high wat...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The Blotter: Did mom steal pot from the car?

Report of money and marijuana stolen from a vehicle with an open window, the victim claimed that their mother was responsible for the alleged theft.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Yesterdays: Lots in city square sold off for new bank

Crews in Glacier Park were blasting and shoveling snow to open the Gunsight Pass Trail to hikers and horse parties.

Updated 1 month ago
Three people killed in East Glacier

hree people — including an 18-month old child — have been killed in a shooting on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Updated 1 month ago
Community events:

Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley is partnering with Flathead Recon, A Columbia Falls-based recycling facility, to minimize recyclables going into our landfills and benefit Habitat’s mission.

Updated 1 month ago
The Blotter: Black bear eating trash

Report of a pink bike being stolen on 7th Street.

Updated 1 month ago
Federal grand jury indicts Columbia Falls man on drug charges

A federal grand jury in late May indicted a Columbia Falls man arrested for allegedly knocking over a local pharmacy on multiple counts in two separate cases.

Updated 1 month ago
Glacier showcases its solar power system for headquarters

Glacier National Park recently celebrated its new 34.56-kilowatt solar array on the roof of park headquarters. The 108 panels have been up for about a year n...

Updated 1 month ago
Even with closure, campers getting stuck at Blankenship

The Forest Service managed land south of the Blankenship Bridge has not reopened to public use, Flathead National Forest spokeswoman Tami Mackenzie said Monday.

Updated 1 month ago
FWP seeks applicants for citizens advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on the northwest Montana (FWP Region 1) Citizen Advisory Committee.