Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Updated 13 hours, 53 minutes 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 3 days, 6 hours ago
Ten applicants vying for vacant Health Board seat

Within a matter of days, the Flathead County commissioners are expected to appoint a new member to the Flathead City-County Board of Health, and based on the...

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago
Flathead officials split on bill to limit health board powers

Two Flathead County commissioners say they support a bill in the Montana House that would give elected officials the power to change or shoot down emergency ...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Boys and Girls Club welcomes new director, looks to expand

The Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country hopes to restart its program in Evergreen and purchase a piece of property to build a new center in Columbia Falls...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Early-out Wednesdays to continue in Kalispell schools

Kalispell Public Schools will continue dismissing students two hours early on Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year.

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Polson woman’s murder trial begins Tuesday

Nearly two years after her arrest, testimony in the trial of a Polson woman accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend in Thompson Falls in 2018 is scheduled to b...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
New homeless liaison connects kids with resources

Casey Driscoll is the new homeless education liaison for Kalispell Public Schools and Evergreen School District and director of the HEART Program.

Updated 4 days, 16 hours ago
Airport's $100M expansion project resumes

After months of delays, a $100 million project to expand Glacier Park International Airport is finally taking off.

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Next vaccine distribution phase launches Tuesday in Flathead County

The Flathead City-County Health Department announced Thursday that staff will begin vaccinating individuals that fall within Phase 1B of the governor’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Outages linger for third day for 2,000 homes

Another 5,000 Flathead Electric Co-op members had power restored Friday morning as crews continue cleanup efforts following an extreme windstorm Wednesday.

Updated 5 days ago
Kalispell house fire under investigation

No serious injuries were reported in a structure fire Thursday night that significantly damaged a home in Kalispell.

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Who enforces whom? Proposed bill gives state ethics oversight for local boards

A bill heard by lawmakers Wednesday would formally put local boards and commissions under the jurisdiction of the state’s top political watchdog.

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Kalispell council to vote next week on expanding accessory dwellings

After thoroughly examining a text amendment that would expand the use of accessory dwelling units throughout the city, the Kalispell City Council is poised to vote on the proposal Jan. 19.

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Bison Range regs won't change under Tribal ownership

Regulations for visitors to the National Bison Range near Moiese will not change after ownership of its lands were transferred to the Confederated Salish and...

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Subdivision near Whitefish fuels debate over public access

The Flathead County Planning Board on Wednesday recommended approval of plans for an 80-acre subdivision south of Whitefish over objections from neighbors who say access to the proposed development shouldn't rely...

Updated 5 days, 15 hours ago
Lincoln Co. deputy on leave following shooting

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been placed on paid leave after being involved in a shooting Thursday morning.