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PHOTOS: 4-H Dog Show at Northwest Montana Fair
August 12, 2022 5:40 p.m.

PHOTOS: 4-H Dog Show at Northwest Montana Fair

Scenes from the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair at the Flathead County Fairgrounds on Friday, Aug. 12.

August 12, 2022 2:25 p.m.

Court: Proposed judicial election changes unconstitutional

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a proposal to change the way state Supreme Court justices are elected is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November ballot.

Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from federal lands
August 12, 2022 2:05 p.m.

Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from federal lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama and then scuttled under former President Donald Trump.

FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Trump home
August 12, 2022 1:08 p.m.

FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Trump home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI recovered documents that were labeled "top secret" from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week.

Project would bring back westslope cutthroat to Lincoln County lake
August 12, 2022 midnight

Project would bring back westslope cutthroat to Lincoln County lake

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public input on the removal of non-native Yellowstone cutthroat trout and re-establishing native westslope cutthroat trout in Rainbow Lake, which is part of the Wigwam River drainage.

Flathead High grad lent helping hand to Afghan refugees
August 12, 2022 midnight

Flathead High grad lent helping hand to Afghan refugees

Flathead High School grad and U.S. Air Force Maj. Chad Everett oversaw efforts to process refugees from Afghanistan at Ramstein Air Base during last year's crisis.

August 12, 2022 midnight

Kalispell Public Schools to operate on a $77.8 M budget

Kalispell Public Schools will operate on $77.8 million for the 2022-23 school year.

August 12, 2022 midnight

KPS superintendent earns raise over residents' objections

Prior to the Kalispell Public School board of trustees' approval of a $77.8 million budget for the 2022-23 school year Tuesday, members of the public objected to a recommendation to give the district’s top administrator a $10,000 raise.

Flathead County commissioners won't seek opt-out vote on retail marijuana
August 12, 2022 midnight

Flathead County commissioners won't seek opt-out vote on retail marijuana

One day after inviting public input on the issue, Flathead County commissioners say they won’t take action on an opt-out vote regarding retail marijuana sales in the county.

Columbia Falls will receive $10M grant for street project
August 12, 2022 midnight

Columbia Falls will receive $10M grant for street project

Columbia Falls will see more than $10 million in federal funding to rebuild part of 13th Street West and Fourth Avenue West to better serve the high school and the new Glacier Gateway Elementary School.

August 12, 2022 midnight

Law roundup: Van life frowned upon

The woman, who met with police after an individual reported her for allegedly living out of her vehicle, told officers that she hit upon the idea of sleeping in her van when she realized the home she was visiting was full of kids and pets.

Tricia ‘Trish’ Valler
August 12, 2022 midnight

Tricia ‘Trish’ Valler

My beloved wife went home peacefully to the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on April 6, 2022.

Jeff A. Kruckenberg, 60
August 12, 2022 midnight

Jeff A. Kruckenberg, 60

Jeff Kruckenberg passed away on July 3, 2022, from a tragic accident.

14 candidates pursue open seat on ImagineIF library board
August 12, 2022 midnight

14 candidates pursue open seat on ImagineIF library board

The timeframe to submit an application to be on the ImagineIF Library Board of Trustees has closed and now begins the work of narrowing down the list to the top picks for the vacant seat.

August 12, 2022 midnight

Legals for August, 12 2022

August 11, 2022 11:50 p.m.

Missoula’s Dunn fires a 69 to lead Mid Amateur field

The 36th Montana State Mid-Amateur Championship kicked off Thursday from Shelby as 72 players competed at Marias Valley Golf and Country Club.

Shorthanded Range Riders fall, 6-4
August 11, 2022 11:50 p.m.

Shorthanded Range Riders fall, 6-4

The Glacier Range Riders were dangerously close to stacking wins, and then got another dose of bad luck.

WTC season showcases first-class entertainment
August 11, 2022 midnight

WTC season showcases first-class entertainment

community theater, world music and more, introduces its 2022-2023 season. With 15 shows, WTC’s season is diverse, inspiring, and for everyone to enjoy.

The Land Affair benefits open spaces, wild places
August 11, 2022 midnight

The Land Affair benefits open spaces, wild places

Flathead Land Trust is hosting The Land Affair again this year, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

August 11, 2022 midnight

0811 TWIF briefs

Shakespeare in the Parks announces local performances