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Updated 22 hours, 32 minutes ago

Commissioners unwavering in message to stop enabling 'homeless lifestyle'

The letter also attributes growth in the number of homeless people in the Flathead Valley to an increase in serv...

Updated 22 hours, 37 minutes ago
Glacier reservations available starting Feb. 1

The first block of reservations to access Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road and the North Fork during the 2023 summer season will become availabl...

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
Sen. Cuffe seeks to combine conservation commissions

A bill that would create a Western Montana Conservation Commission — repealing the Flathead Basin Commission and the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission —...

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
Legislation aims to shore up rural VA staffing

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, last week introduced legislation intended to bolster recruitment and retention of clinicians, particularly those in rural ar...

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
Glacier visitation declines in 2022

Glacier National Park saw its lowest number of visitors since 2015 last year, not counting the pandemic year of 2020.

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
Montana PBS to air historical smokejumper film ‘Higgins Ridge’

Smokejumpers who survived a “gobbler” of a wildfire in 1961 will recount their harrowing experience in an upcoming film on Montana PBS. “Higgins Ridge,” named for location of the fire in Idaho’s Selway Bitterroo...

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
Artist accused of wiring partner’s shower given suspended sentence

Local artist and convicted felon Nicholas H. Oberling painted himself as the victim at his Wednesday sentencing in Flathead County District Court, even as hi...

Updated 1 day, 1 hour ago
Gov. Gianforte wants tax rebates, cuts with budget surplus

HELENA — Gov. Greg Gianforte reiterated his administration's priorities to improve Montana's economy in his State of the State address delivered Wednesday to...

Updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
Disagreement over noise preceded fatal shooting, officials say

The victim of Tuesday’s shooting in Whitefish died from a bullet to the head after a disagreement over noise escalated, according to newly-filed court docume...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Kalispell weighs new rules for public parks prompted by homeless presence

It was standing-room only at a four-hour Kalispell City Council work session Monday evening as the body debated ordinances that would place limits on access ...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Brothers return to ranching roots to teach next generation

Mark Casazza is launching a post-secondary trade school, with the intention of training the next generation of construction and agriculture teachers for Mont...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Bill allowing for death certificates for miscarriages passes committee after tweaks

Legislation allowing families to request a death certificate for miscarriages met with approval in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday after a week of di...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Seminar provides analysis of state’s economy

The University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research brings its economic seminar to Kalispell on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
New abortion rules will be challenged in court, opponents warn

As the State of Montana considers changing rules to make getting an abortion using Medicaid more difficult and restrictive, a group of health care providers sent a letter via their attorneys warning the state and...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Sexual assault investigation yields alleged cache of child porn

A Bigfork man faces a child sex abuse charge in Flathead County District Court after an investigation into a sexual assault allegedly turned up images of chi...