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January 18, 2021 7 a.m.

Montana liability shield bill passes committee

A heavily amended version of legislation designed to shield businesses, nonprofits and other private sector organizations from civil liability related to COVID-19 passed out of the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee on Friday.

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Kalispell council votes Tuesday on expanding accessory dwellings

The Kalispell City Council intends to make its final determination on allowing accessory dwelling units in more areas of the city at its online meeting Tuesday evening.

Wildlife biologist reflects on a life embedded in conservation
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Wildlife biologist reflects on a life embedded in conservation

For Alan Wood, it was the temporary job he landed studying the ecology of mule and white-tail deer in the middle of nowhere Montana that convinced him a career in wildlife biology was a career well worth pursuing.

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Whitefish hearing weighs proposed changes to resort tax

Whitefish residents can weigh in on a proposal to reallocate the city's resort tax revenue during a virtual City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

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KRMC births

KRMC births

Edward Albert Payne
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Edward Albert Payne

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, Edward Albert Payne, loving father and friend to many, passed away in his home.

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Legals for January, 18 2021

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Letters to the editor Jan. 18

Letters to the editor Jan. 18

January 17, 2021 8 a.m.

Environmental groups want closer look at glamping resort

BOZEMAN (AP) — Eight environmental groups have submitted a petition to the Gallatin County Planning Board and Director requesting a more robust evaluation of a controversial development in Montana's Gallatin Gateway.

Famous grizzly, cubs, draw fans on trip to their den
January 17, 2021 8 a.m.

Famous grizzly, cubs, draw fans on trip to their den

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Kelly Wasenmiller was captivated from afar, tempted by photos and videos that piled up online of grizzly bear 399 and her four lined-out cubs trudging through the snow.

The Spot: New drive-thru features gourmet doughnuts
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The Spot: New drive-thru features gourmet doughnuts

Frank Hanes and Leanna Carlson think they’ve found a unique way to make some dough in the Flathead: opening a doughnut shop in Kalispell.

Whitefish Winter Carnival: Organizers put new twist on time-honored event
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Whitefish Winter Carnival: Organizers put new twist on time-honored event

The frivolity of the annual Whitefish Winter Carnival looks a little different this year.

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Domino's Pizza coming to downtown Polson

Jeremy McMillan is building a new Domino’s Pizza on Main Street in downtown Polson literally from the ground up.

Snow-bike tours a new offering for outdoor enthusiasts
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Snow-bike tours a new offering for outdoor enthusiasts

Kyle Allred says the best way to master snow biking is “to make your own track.”

Ten applicants vying for vacant Health Board seat
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Ten applicants vying for vacant Health Board seat

Within a matter of days, the Flathead County commissioners are expected to appoint a new member to the Flathead City-County Board of Health, and based on the pool of candidates who submitted resumes and letters by the Jan. 8 deadline, the decision won’t be an easy one.

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Oh, my, is it time for pie?

It’s the wrong time of year to write about pie.

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Commissioners must make wise Health Board appointment

The American Public Health Association was founded by a group of physicians in 1872 at a time when scientific advances were helping reveal the causes of communicable diseases, according to the organization’s website.

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Survey: Montana best state for hiring at small businesses

Montana is the state with the most impressive talent pool for hiring employees at small businesses, according to a new study from global bank debit network GoCardless.

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Letters to the editor Jan. 17

Letters to the editor Jan. 17

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What we learned about Sen. Daines during Capitol riot

Politicians, by nature, are calculators, oddsmakers, bettors, bookies. They bet on winning and losing all the time.

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