Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Updated 6 hours, 54 minutes ago

State park visitation dips during cool spring

Temperate weather with a few cold spells during the first quarter of 2022 contributed to a slight decrease in th...

Updated 4 days, 18 hours ago
Whitefish to require bear-resistant garbage containers

Whitefish residents will slowly transition to using animal-resistant trash containers over the next few months. The new contract between the city and Republi...

Updated 4 days, 22 hours ago
PHOTOS: Flathead Valley Community College's 54th commencement ceremony

Flathead Valley Community College held its 54th commencement ceremony on the school's campus in Kalispell on Friday, May 13. A total of 304 graduates earned ...

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
Two Medicine, Bowman roads open in Glacier

Glacier National Park this week opened the Two Medicine Road and Bowman Lake Road to motor vehicles for the season.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Flathead High awards its first varsity letters in science

Three students recently received the first varsity letters awarded for excellence in Science Club at Flathead High School.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
FVCC honors graduates during 54th commencement ceremony

Flathead Valley Community College will honor nearly 300 students at its 54th annual commencement Friday. All graduation activities take place on the FVCC c...

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Parce stresses community involvement in bid for commissioner seat

After years in uniform, Jason Parce looks at potentially joining the Flathead County Commission as the natural extension of his career, particularly given hi...

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Kalispell Public Schools asks county to handle future election

Flathead County’s largest school district — Kalispell Public Schools — is formally requesting the county handle its election in 2023.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Absentee ballots for primary election sent out

Absentee ballots for primary election sent out

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
State officials, community leaders honor opening of Somers Beach State Park

Efforts to turn the property into public land have been ongoing for many years but officially took off when FWP acquired the 106-acre beach property in Octob...

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
'Like an inferno:' Western US burning at furious pace so far

Wildfires are on a furious pace early this year — from a California hilltop where mansions with multimillion-dollar Pacific Ocean views were torched to remot...

Updated 6 days, 3 hours ago
Randy Weaver, participant in Ruby Ridge standoff, dies at 74

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Randy Weaver, patriarch of a family that was involved in an 11-day Idaho standoff with federal agents 30 years ago that left three peop...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Holmquist says she wants to continue serving the county

Flathead County Commissioner Pam Holmquist says she wants to continue serving her community as she seeks her third term in county government.

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
McGarry allegedly strangled girlfriend prior to standoff

Aaron Martin McGarry, 34, faces felony theft and strangulation of a partner or family member charges in Flathead County District Court. He is currently in th...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Authorities searching for homicide suspect from Polson

Law enforcement crews discovered the body of a Polson woman Wednesday in a Tribal wilderness area along the east shore of Flathead Lake and are searching for...