Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Local News

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Updated 8 hours, 46 minutes ago

Autopsy shows man found on shore of Whitefish Lake died of hypothermia

The body of a Columbia Falls man was recovered last week from the shore of Whitefish Lake, the Flathead County S...

Updated 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
Veterans Home working to contain COVID outbreak

The Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls is working to contain a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected a total 17 staff members and residents, with nine of those cases being considered “active,” as of Tuesday mo...

Updated 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
Driver's ed fees going up for Flathead, Glacier students

A $40 driver’s ed fee increase will go into effect in September 2021 for Flathead and Glacier high school students, bringing the total cost to $310.

Updated 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
Man cleared in Trumble Creek fatal shooting

A Flathead Valley initially charged with deliberate homicide after a shooting at a Trumble Creek residence earlier this month has been released.

Updated 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
HD 6: Candidates share health-care background, but differ on political policies

The Griz-Cat rivalry isn’t the only thing that divides Montana House of Representatives District 6 candidates Jerramy Dear-Ruel and Amy Regier.

Updated 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
Foundation acquires historic Mountain Brook School campus

From the time Mountain Brook School on Foothill Road in Kalispell was built on donated land using volunteer labor, the property has been a centerpiece and po...

Updated 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
Whitefish couple receive prestigious UM Service Award

The University of Montana Foundation has awarded Summerfield and Julie Baldridge of Whitefish the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award.

Updated 1 day, 1 hour ago
COVID testing forces Bigfork fifth-graders to go remote

Bigfork fifth-graders will transition to remote learning Tuesday through Thursday as a number of students and staff are being tested for COVID-19.

Updated 1 day, 3 hours ago
Pedestrian hit and killed in Hungry Horse

A pedestrian died after being hit by a tow truck at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Hungry Horse.

Updated 1 day, 4 hours ago
Eagle Transit curtails service due to COVID-19

Area commuters will be forced to use Eagle Transit’s “on demand” service to get around for at least the next few weeks as the Flathead County public transit ...

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago
Glacier’s August visitation was robust

While visitation to Glacier National Park is down overall, the number of visitors to the Park’s west entrances — the only ones that are open — is either nearly the same as last August, or way up.

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago
Barista brews cups of kindness, poured with laughter

For 12 years, Jo Mama’s Coffee owner and operator Leigh Thorson has gotten to know her regular customers quite well.

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago
Kalispell council looks at accessory dwelling regs

The Kalispell City Council will take a look at the city’s policies for accessory dwelling units during a work session via Zoom videoconference tonight at 7 p.m.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Flathead County Commission: Supporting small business, environment important to Larson

As a small business owner, Flathead County Commission candidate Kristen Larson understands the difficulties facing her business and other businesses in the F...

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Flathead County Commission: Abell wants county to grow responsibly, protect resources

Brad Abell wants to help protect Flathead Valley for future generations.