Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Local News

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Updated 15 hours ago

Testimony begins in Thompson Falls murder trial

THOMPSON FALLS — Testimony began Tuesday at the Sanders County Courthouse in the long-awaited trial of a Northwe...

Updated 7 hours, 15 minutes ago
Kalispell schools make progress on lead mitigation

Kalispell Public Schools have completed testing drinking water for lead in its six elementary schools and middle school, and mitigation is nearly complete, according to District Superintendent Micah Hill.

Updated 7 hours, 15 minutes ago
Daines: New law prevents health insurance price-rigging

Health insurers no longer will be immune from federal antitrust laws that prohibit collusion and price-rigging under a bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week.

Updated 16 hours, 40 minutes ago
Planned power outage announced for windstorm repair

In order to safely repair equipment that was damaged during the recent windstorm, Flathead Electric Cooperative has scheduled a two-hour power outage along a stretch of its service territory Thursday, Jan. 21.

Updated 19 hours, 35 minutes ago
Commissioners pick veterinarian for health board vacancy

The Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Jessica Malberg, a veterinarian with a background in public health, to the Flathead City-County Board of Health.

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago
Community hub: Charlo Grocery marks a century of service

CHARLO — Spend some time in Charlo and you’ll find its charm goes beyond scenic views and the nearby National Bison Range. The community also enjoys a thrivi...

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago
Stillwater Forest launches survey on winter recreation

The Stillwater State Forest located in the snowbelt of the Whitefish Mountain Range is a prime area for winter recreation, and forest managers have noticed an increase in use in recent years.

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago
Class AA Speech and Debate: Flathead, Glacier can't catch powerhouse Bozeman

It’s a running narrative for the speech and debate teams at Flathead and Glacier high schools, which once again took second and third place, respectively, at a Class AA tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago
Class A Speech and Debate: Whitefish, C-Falls in top 3 heading to divisionals

The speech and debate Class A competition continues to be close as Columbia Falls and Whitefish high schools claimed second and third place in the final tournament before divisionals.

Updated 1 day, 7 hours ago
Remington Bar asks judge to dismiss COVID claims

An attorney for the Remington Bar in Whitefish has asked a judge to dismiss several claims in a lawsuit filed by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services that sought to enforce former Gov. Steve...

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Rexford man dead after vehicle falls through lake ice

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is dead after falling through the ice on a lake.

Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago
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.

Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago
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.

Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago
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 care...

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
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.