Monday, June 27, 2022

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Updated 4 hours, 40 minutes ago

Summer water shortage threatens Kalispell

Anticipating peak water demands, City Council on Monday is set to discuss implementing water conservation and re...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Montana’s namesake sub to be commissioned

The USS Montana is the second warship to bear the state’s name and is a Virginia-class, nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Comments sought on timber harvest, trail expansion west of Whitefish

The Flathead Forest has released its Environmental Assessment for a forest project on more than 28,000 acres west of Whitefish that includes new trails at a ...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Black Ram project again underway

The Kootenai National Forest is moving ahead with the Black Ram Project more than three years after it was first announced.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Kalispell chamber survey shows most businesses feeling impact of economy

Nearly 80% of Kalispell businesses say they’ve experienced a negative effect from the current economic conditions, but just as many seem to have a positive outlook for the future of operations.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
One of four bungling burglars pleads guilty

One of the four men arrested after breaking down the door of the wrong house in an allegedly pre-planned burglary entered a guilty plea in district court ear...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
ImagineIF board accepts building for Bigfork branch

The ImagineIF Library Foundation has raised half of the $1.6 million needed to turn the Bethany Lutheran Church Ark Building in the new library, which will g...

Updated 3 days, 19 hours ago
Study finds microplastic pollution in Flathead Lake

They’re in our oceans and rivers. They’re in the food we eat and the water we drink.

Updated 4 days, 4 hours ago
Columbia Falls outdoor company aids areas affected by Yellowstone flooding

RightOnTrek, a Columbia Falls-based outdoor company, joined with government agencies and nonprofit disaster relief groups last week to aid evacuees caught in...

Updated 4 days, 4 hours ago
Senate deal raises hopes for reduction in gun suicide

A bipartisan U.S. Senate agreement negotiated after high-profile mass shootings in Texas, New York, and Oklahoma lacks gun access restrictions that advocates say are needed to prevent such attacks. But the deal’s...

Updated 4 days, 4 hours ago
State agencies sound alarm on hazards posed by floodwaters

Staff with DEQ plan to continue monitoring areas affected by flooding to identify possible contamination. Officials warned, though, that sampling falls short...

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Yellowstone park reopens after changes wrought by flood

WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Several thousand cars, trucks and recreational vehicles were backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it part...

Updated 4 days, 19 hours ago
Man dies in rafting accident on Middle Fork

A 43-year-old man died Tuesday after his raft capsized on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in rapids below Moccasin Creek, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
KMS Science Club earns state award for studying microplastics in Foys Lake

The club, made up of sixth- through eighth-graders, was a winner in the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Saving Money and Resources Today (SMART...

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Kalispell man allegedly stole SUV from repair shop lot

A Kalispell man faces a felony theft charge after authorities caught him on June 7 in a vehicle stolen from a North Meridian Road repair shop.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
‘Numerous’ firearms found with man arrested for shooting at kayakers

StorySheriff’s deputies arresting a man accused of shooting at kayakers in Lower Stillwater Lake over the weekend allegedly found him with a minivan loaded w...