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MATT BALDWIN

Lake County Leader

Matt Baldwin is regional editor for Hagadone Media Montana. He is a graduate of the University of Montana's School of Journalism. He can be reached at 406-758-4447 or mbaldwin@dailyinterlake.com.

Recent Stories

Lambrecht resigns as CEO of Logan Health
March 13, 2024 2 a.m.

Lambrecht resigns as CEO of Logan Health

Logan Health-Billings Clinic CEO Craig Lambrecht resigned Monday, making way for new co-leadership roles atop the state’s largest hospital system.

February 21, 2024 2 a.m.

Skier caught in Essex avalanche

A skier was air-lifted from backcountry terrain near Essex on Saturday after they were seriously injured in a large avalanche set off by their partner from the slopes above.

November 8, 2023 2 a.m.

Logging project proposed near Bob Marshall Wilderness

A proposed timber project on about 5,400 acres in the Swan Valley is under review by the Flathead National Forest.

September 13, 2023 2 a.m.

Court hands school choice a setback as locals tout benefits

Two Flathead Valley women recently appointed to a new state commission that will authorize and oversee charter schools in Montana are optimistic that the “choice school” model will ultimately prove to be a valuable addition to the state’s public education system, even as the concept faces some initial legal hurdles and fierce criticism.

Firefighters dumped 600,000 gallons of water on Elmo 2 Fire Thursday
August 5, 2022 12:40 p.m.

Firefighters dumped 600,000 gallons of water on Elmo 2 Fire Thursday

Firefighters held the line on the Elmo 2 Fire overnight Thursday, keeping blaze south of Lake Mary Ronan and away from hundreds of structures in the area.

Eight structures lost, as many as 150 threatened in Elmo Fire
August 4, 2022 6:25 a.m.

Eight structures lost, as many as 150 threatened in Elmo Fire

Eight structures have been destroyed and as many as 150 are threatened by a raging wildfire that continues to expand its reach west of Flathead Lake.

Tester joins GOP in opposing vaccine mandate for businesses
December 9, 2021 12:10 p.m.

Tester joins GOP in opposing vaccine mandate for businesses

Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester crossed party lines Wednesday to support a resolution that blocks a federal rule requiring vaccines or weekly testing for workers at private businesses with 100 or more employees.

Logan Health pauses vaccine requirement
December 2, 2021 7:40 a.m.

Logan Health pauses vaccine requirement

Logan Health has suspended its plan to require employees receive the Covid-19 vaccine following a court’s ruling that temporarily pauses a federal vaccine order for health-care workers.

Logan Health to require vaccination for all employees
November 24, 2021 7:05 a.m.

Logan Health to require vaccination for all employees

Logan Health is requiring its entire staff to have received at least once dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Dec. 6 in order to comply with a federal rule announced earlier this month.

May 26, 2021 7:20 a.m.

Storm brings badly needed rains to region

Sunday and Monday’s soggy weather in the Flathead Valley couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for a region facing dismally dry conditions for much of the spring. A weather station at Glacier Park International Airport recorded 1.48 inches of rain as of Tuesday morning and it was still raining.

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