Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Updated 6 hours, 16 minutes ago

State: COVID contact tracing takes priority over data reports

As COVID-19 cases in Flathead County mount, creating an upswing in contact tracing and case monitoring work for ...

Updated 6 hours, 16 minutes ago
Man can’t stay away from train tracks

An older man fell onto the railroad tracks in Kalispell and did not get up.

Updated 12 hours, 46 minutes ago
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her...

Updated 14 hours, 1 minute ago
Three more COVID deaths reported in Flathead County

The Flathead City-County Health Department on Friday afternoon confirmed three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Flathead County.

Updated 14 hours, 16 minutes ago
Montana sets COVID case record for second consecutive day

Montana health officials reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, a day after breaking a record that has stood since July. But a state health official said that cases aren't necessarily on the rise.

Updated 18 hours, 16 minutes ago
Study: Ending census early will cost Florida, Montana seats

Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats. It could also result in Tex...

Updated 18 hours, 21 minutes ago
Flathead Food Bank temporarily closed due to COVID-19

The Flathead Food Bank temporarily closed Monday after an office staff member tested positive for COVID-19, but is expected to reopen by Sept. 22.

Updated 20 hours, 16 minutes ago
US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the e...

Updated 21 hours, 16 minutes ago
Firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal

A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender.

Updated 1 day, 6 hours ago
Eagle Transit ready to launch ‘Mountain Climber’

Years of planning are coming to fruition for Flathead County’s public transportation system as Eagle Transit prepares to launch its new “Mountain Climber” sy...

Updated 1 day, 14 hours ago
Health department strained as COVID surges in Flathead

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Flathead County over the past week, which officials say can partially be attributed to Labor Day weekend activities, has strained the health department’s ability to relay case data to...

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago
COVID-19 case confirmed at Bigfork Middle School

A student at Bigfork Middle School has tested positive for the coronavirus, Superintendent Matt Jensen told parents in an email sent out Thursday afternoon.

Updated 1 day, 18 hours ago
Yellowstone has second-busiest August, tourism still down

Yellowstone National Park had its second-busiest August on record but tourism is still down substantially this year, park officials said Thursday.

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
60 schools in Montana have seen at least one COVID-19 case

About sixty schools in Montana have seen at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff member since the beginning of the school year, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday.

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Justices overturn doctor's convictions in overdose deaths

A split Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a former western Montana pain doctor's convictions of negligent homicide in the overdose deaths of two ...