Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Updated 23 hours, 10 minutes ago

Forever chemicals detected in Kalispell water, leading to surprise and action

In recent tests, the Environmental Protection Agency detected cancer-linked PFAS contaminants in Kalispell’s drink…

Updated 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
Governor asks court to stop order; plaintiffs say governor using delay tactics

Last month, a district court judge said the Montana Legislature must have a chance to override Gov. Greg Gianforte’s veto of a popular bill that directed marij…

Updated 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
Mobile watershed education trailer stolen from Flathead Conservation District

Thieves stole a mobile trailer often used for educational purposes from the Flathead Conservation District over Presidents’ Day weekend.

Updated 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
County Attorney’s Office turns to state for help prosecuting homicide cases

Struggling with a shortage of attorneys, the Flathead County Attorney’s Office received approval last week to draw on the state Department of Justice for help …

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Spelling savant: Columbia Falls student wins county bee

Columbia Falls Junior High seventh-grader Lily Aveson is the 2024 Flathead County Spelling Bee champion. The winning word was “bereavement.”

Updated 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
EPA wants to delete a portion of Libby Superfund site from Superfund list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality are seeking public to comment on a proposal to delete Operable Unit 5 (OU5) of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site fr…

Updated 1 day, 14 hours ago
Rep. Matt Rosendale files for U.S. House run after brief Senate campaign

Rep. Matt Rosendale filed to run for re-election in his U.S House seat Saturday after suspending a short-lived campaign for Senate earlier this month.

Updated 1 day, 23 hours ago
Determination and compassion — A student leader’s perseverance through pain

As an aspiring neurosurgeon, the 4.0 student is prepared to be immersed in academia for at least the next decade with the end goal of obtaining a medical degre…

Updated 1 day, 23 hours ago
Kalispell City Council to discuss next steps after court order annulling elections

Kalispell City Council is expected to receive legal advice Monday on how best to move forward following a district court decision earlier this month annulling …

Updated 2 days, 22 hours ago
Whitefish considers resort tax rebate changes for seasonal residents

Since Whitefish’s resort tax was initiated in 1995, at least 25% of it has been allocated to property tax relief. At a work session last week, the City Council…

Updated 2 days, 23 hours ago
Civil War reenactor takes students back through history

When the kids arrived in the classroom after recess, Inman separated the group into two — the Confederacy and the Union. He referred to groups when talking abo…

Updated 2 days, 23 hours ago
RoboScout Squad codes a state win, ready for world championship

The Kalispell-based RoboScout Squad motors forward to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston after a stellar performance at the state level.

Updated 2 days, 23 hours ago
Border security a top issue for candidates, Republicans and Democrats alike

Politicians and candidates from across the political spectrum in Montana are seizing upon the crisis on the southern border in the lead up to the November elec…

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
Columbia Falls teen is dead in Kentucky; man arrested on murder charge

An 18-year-old Columbia Falls man is dead and a 21-year-old suspect has been arrested, according to NBC News in Kentucky.

Updated 3 days, 23 hours ago
Federal judge quizzes lawyers in Flathead National Forest plan lawsuit

In the case, conservation groups allege the U.S. Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are again failing to protect grizzly bears and bull trout by skir…