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| March 19, 2023 12:00 AM

Kalispell offers one-time spring leaf pickup

Kalispell Public Works will be collecting curbside leaves this spring through the first week of April.

Residents are asked to rake the leaves to the curbside by April 5. Leaves will not be collected via curbside pick-up beyond the first week of April.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to rake the leaves from the boulevard onto the street approximately 2 feet away from the curb. Residents should rake the leaves past the curb by the start of their scheduled weekday, so as to not miss collection.

The city says the spring leaf collection is a one-time spring service in consideration of the severe wind and snow event that occurred last fall and created tree debris obstructions to the curb line.

Leaves will not be picked up outside of this special leaf collection season.

Spring leaf disposal will revert back to normal procures on April 10.

Work on Whitefish’s Spokane Avenue resumes

The second phase of construction on Spokane Avenue in Whitefish is set to begin on March 20. Work will begin at Sixth Street and continue to move north to East Second Street. There will be single lane traffic with flaggers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday.

The Spokane Avenue Water Main Replacement project is anticipated to be completed by June 6.

Beginning March 20, East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street will be closed until further notice between Spokane Avenue and Kalispell Avenue for construction of the water main replacement

Roadway access will be maintained to properties within the closure, but travelers are encouraged to adjust their routes and travel times accordingly. The public should expect reduced speed limits, flaggers, and delays.

Delays are expected to be the most severe in the morning and afternoon during school drop-off and pickup.

Following the completion of the water main project, the Montana Department of Transportation is set to begin repaving Spokane Avenue.

Group holds resource workshop

ASSIST-Flathead will host a community-wide resource workshop on April 14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Logan Health Medical Center Paintbrush Conference Room.

Have you ever wanted to help a friend or family member, but didn’t know where to find the program or service they need? Are you aware of community resources but just don’t know how to access them? (i.e.: Veteran benefits, food resources, energy assistance, Medicaid, shelter, disability and senior services.) Would you like to learn more?

ASSIST Flathead, a nonprofit affiliated with Logan Health, is hosting a community resource workshop to highlight and explore the services and programs that make up our local social safety net. The group is inviting social service providers and interested community members to join us as we learn how to help our neighbors, family and friends.

For more information or to register, contact Jane Emmert by calling 406-758-1472 or emailing

The event is free and a light lunch will be provided.

Fundraiser for new Dayton school

The REACH Foundation is holding a Casino Night Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at Snow Line Acres.

This event promises to be a night filled with fun and excitement to raise funds to build a new elementary school for Dayton students and a community center for the public to use. The evening will feature casino-style games, a silent auction, raffles, delicious food and drinks, and live music by Tommy Edwards.

Tickets are $100 which includes 20 casino chips, beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers.

To purchase tickets and find more information about the event, visit

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