Monday, September 28, 2020

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Updated 5 hours, 55 minutes 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 w...

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Kalispell snaps rainless streak; mountain snow in the forecast

Kalispell’s rainless streak finally ended this week after 21 consecutive days of dry weather.

Updated 3 days, 19 hours ago
Flathead Avalanche Center hires new director

Lead avalanche forecaster Blase Reardon has been tapped to lead the Flathead Avalanche Center, the Flathead Forest announced Thursday.

Updated 4 days, 5 hours ago
Pickleball center breaks ground in Bigfork

Bigfork is embracing the popular sport of pickleball in a big way.

Updated 4 days, 5 hours ago
7 million private acres available for 2020 hunting season

For the 2020 hunting season, approximately 1,200 landowners have enrolled more than 7 million acres of land into the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Block Management Program.

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
Veterans Home reports first COVID cases

The Montana Veterans Home confirmed it had its first case of coronavirus in a resident at the home last week, despite stringent protocols in place for the facility. Two employees also tested positive for the illn...

Updated 4 days, 18 hours ago
Whitefish City Council moves meetings online

Following a tense meeting with emotions running high, Whitefish City Council Monday unanimously approved an emergency ordinance to hold future Council meetings electronically.

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
FVCC reports slight decline in fall enrollment

Flathead Valley Community College’s preliminary enrollment numbers show an 8% decrease over last year.

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
Kalispell council bans bird feeding in parks

The Kalispell City Council on Monday voted to enact an ordinance restricting the feeding of waterfowl in city parks.

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
‘You Can Fly” — Local club becomes 150th member of national network

The Bald Eagle Aviation Club in Kalispell recently was honored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as the 150th club to join the nationwide “You Ca...

Updated 5 days, 13 hours ago
C-Falls home destroyed by fire

A home on Eighth Avenue West in Columbia Falls was destroyed in an early Tuesday morning fire that broke out about 12:47 a.m.

Updated 5 days, 15 hours ago
As COVID climbs, Blackfeet Reservation steps up vigilance

Facing an influx in COVID-19 cases, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council recently announced it will not order all reservation residents to quarantine for 14 days as they did recently for Babb and St. Mary, but t...

Updated 5 days, 19 hours ago
Whitefish schools poised to extend hybrid learning

At a school board meeting on Thursday, the Whitefish School District will recommend continuing with a hybrid model of remote and on-site learning through Oct. 9 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and the result...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Ski resort to require pass for uphill travel

People climbing up the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort this winter will be required to have an uphill ski pass.

Updated 6 days, 5 hours ago
The People's Center in Pablo recovering from fire damage

A quick response to the fatal fire set Sept. 6 at The People’s Center destroyed the gift shop, but the museum’s priceless artifacts of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai people should be salvaged.

Updated 6 days, 5 hours ago
Great Fish Challenge raises $2.7M-plus for nonprofits

Donors gave generously throughout the campaign during the sixth annual Great Fish Community Challenge organized by the Whitefish Community Foundation.