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Updated 9 hours, 15 minutes ago

Northwest Montana mountain snowpack rebounds in May

High-elevation snowpack in the Swan Range has remained near or above historical averages for most of May thanks to…

Updated 4 days, 21 hours ago
Flathead County administrator's contract renewed

Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday approved extending the contract for the county administrator for another three years.

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Gianforte supports limited financial assistance for Flathead Reservation law enforcement

In a recent letter, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he is amenable to providing temporary financial relief to Lake County for as long as three years in the transition period following the county’s withdrawal from handling…

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
A Home at Samaritan House: Service organization aims to help veterans, families with expansion project

When the temperatures dropped this past winter, 70-year-old Dave Anderson faced losing a limb — his second limb — to frostbite.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Addiction treatment homes say funding fixes don’t go far enough

Montana health officials have started a voucher system to help people with substance use disorders move into transitional housing as they rebuild their lives. …

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
16 years after buying a slice of paradise, Columbia Heights family learns home is on a toxic site

When the Sterling family bought their home in Columbia Heights in 2008 they figured they had a little bit of paradise.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
West Valley School tech levy passes by one vote after recount

A West Valley School technology levy passed by one vote following a recount held during a school board meeting Friday.

Updated 1 week ago
Lessons learned — Kindergarten teacher wraps up 40-year career at Lakeside Elementary

For 40 years, Lakeside Elementary kindergarten teacher Coleene Torgerson has been “at the beginning” of students’ education, sending hundreds of children off o…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Zinke seeks evidence of his own claims about arrival of immigrant family

Despite raising the specter that a nonprofit worked with the Biden administration to relocate immigrants in the country illegally to Kalispell earlier this mon…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Kalispell FFA shines at state, multiple teams advance to nationals

Kalispell FFA was recognized as the overall state champion team for its top placements in five career development events at the Montana FFA Convention in Billi…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana politicians turn a critical eye toward IVF treatments following Alabama ruling

Kalispell resident Margo Neiman remembers everything it took to get pregnant — medications, money and time spent worrying if her attempts at a baby through in …

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Pilates studio focuses on helping clients tune in to their bodies

Over the years, Jennie Johnson has taught pilates, TRX, and barre, and has her degree in health and human performance with a specialization in health enhanceme…

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices opens complaints against AG candidates

Democrats lodge complaints against Attorney General, Daniels County Attorney

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Well played — Student musicians get top marks at 2024 State Music Festival

Music students participated in the Western State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Helena May 3 and 4, receiving top scores for their performances. Qualified mus…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Bigfork hotel permit tabled by Board of Adjustment

The Flathead County Board of Adjustment unanimously voted to table Bigfork Hotel Group’s request for a conditional use permit to allow for a 64-room hotel in t…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Legislation to restore Medal of Honor upkeep passes Senate vote

Private Fred Hunt received a Medal of Honor through the U.S. Army on Jan. 8, 1877, in Cedar Creek, Montana. The Medal of Honor is considered one of the highest…