Tuesday, July 05, 2022

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Updated 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

Senior citizen finds his artistic side

For Jim Rahn, Saturdays are for art. Just a few years ago, Rahn had never tried his hand at painting. But one ...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Red, white and boom: Inflation isn't deterring local fireworks sales

Fireworks seem to remain a necessary part of Montana’s Independence Day festivities as many local vendors haven’t seen sales drop despite rising prices cause...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Blackfeet awarded $50k to restore rodeo arena

The Blackfeet Nation, the Chippewa Cree (Rocky Boy’s), and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe will share $118,957 in Tribal Tourism Grants, the Montana Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Whitefish garbage rates go up with new bear-proof cans

Whitefish residents will see their monthly fee for garbage service rise from its current rate of $10.78 to $17.25 along with the arrival of new bear-resistan...

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Northwest Montana trail projects awarded state grants

A number of grants were awarded last week to various trail projects around Northwest Montana.

Updated 5 days, 6 hours ago
Kila man accused of bear spray attack sentenced

A Kila man accused of discharging bear spray on another man at a fishing access site in 2021 pleaded a felony assault with a weapon charge down to a misdemeanor earlier this month.

Updated 5 days, 14 hours ago
Authorities looking for Eureka man accused of killing his father

Authorities are seeking a man from Eureka who is accused of killing his father in the Thirsty Lake Road area on May 30.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Sun Road open date pushed back to July 13 at the earliest

Visitors hoping to drive the full length of Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road will have to wait a few more weeks — at least.

Updated 5 days, 19 hours ago
Supreme Court: Montana regents make campus gun rules

Montana's Board of Regents, not the Legislature, has the constitutional authority to regulate the possession and storage of firearms on public college campus...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Rockslides, slump close section along Hungry Horse Reservoir

Approximately 10 miles of road is closed along the west shore of Hungry Horse Reservoir due to unstable terrain causing rockslides and a slump.

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Yellowstone bison gores Colorado man

A Colorado man who Yellowstone National Park officials say got too close to a bison was thrown by the animal while trying to get himself and a child away fro...

Updated 5 days, 22 hours ago
Five rescued after boat sinks in Whitefish Lake

Officials in Whitefish reminded boaters to take to the water responsibly after authorities responded to a report of a capsized vessel on the city’s eponymous...

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Great Falls’ dispensary owners challenge city’s prohibition of marijuana sales

A lawsuit has been filed in district court challenging Great Falls’ prohibition on marijuana dispensaries within the city limits.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Montana AG wants state Supreme Court to consider Dobbs decision in abortion appeal

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking the Montana Supreme Court to consider last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in an appeal of four abortion laws b...

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
Buzzkill: Flooding to create active mosquito season in Flathead Valley

For Flathead Valley residents hearing a buzz around town this summer, it’s probably not the influx of tourists swarming the area — it’s the mosquitoes.

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
Flathead High speech competitor talks her way to top three

After two days of competing on the national stage, Flathead High School Speech and Debate’s Scout McMahon returned home with a third-place trophy in Extempor...