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Relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers
October 27, 2021 8 p.m.

Relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers

A commission created to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funding to help stabilize Montana's economy recommended Wednesday that the governor allocate $4 million to help recruit new medical workers to the state.

Legislation introduced to allow lawsuits against Amtrak
October 27, 2021 7 p.m.

Legislation introduced to allow lawsuits against Amtrak

Two Democratic members of Congress introduced legislation Wednesday to end an arbitration clause that Amtrak implemented in January 2019 and give customers the right to sue the passenger rail service to resolve disputes.

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism
October 27, 2021 4 p.m.

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive.

Heavy rain, possible valley snow this weekend
October 27, 2021 2 p.m.

Heavy rain, possible valley snow this weekend

Northwest Montana hunters will need to pack rain and snow gear this week as a major Pacific storm is set to dump ample precipitation on area mountain ranges.

Covid surge pushes Kalispell hospital over capacity
October 27, 2021 11 a.m.

Covid surge pushes Kalispell hospital over capacity

Logan Health opened its temporary alternate care unit this week as a mounting number of Covid-19 patients continues to tax the Kalispell hospital’s bed capacity.

October 27, 2021 11 a.m.

Man gets house arrest in case of missing Blackfeet girl

A man has been sentenced to nine months of house arrest after pleading guilty to negligent endangerment in the case of a 3-year-old girl who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in April.

Authorities ID Evergreen shooting victim
October 27, 2021 10 a.m.

Authorities ID Evergreen shooting victim

Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal shooting Sunday night in Evergreen.

Ronan woman killed, boy injured in Lake County crash
October 27, 2021 8 a.m.

Ronan woman killed, boy injured in Lake County crash

Two people were killed in separate crashes Tuesday in Northwest Montana.

Marguerite Kendrick, 66
October 27, 2021 midnight

Marguerite Kendrick, 66

Marguerite passed away Oct. 20, 2021, at Logan Health.

M. Glenn Kolodejchuk, 59
October 27, 2021 midnight

M. Glenn Kolodejchuk, 59

M. Glenn Kolodejchuk was escorted by angels on a rainbow straight to heaven on Oct. 18, 2021

Plenty of Halloween activities planned for youngsters
October 27, 2021 midnight

Plenty of Halloween activities planned for youngsters

There’s plenty of fun planned this Halloween around the Flathead Valley for little ghouls and goblins, so grab your costumes and get some treats.

October 27, 2021 midnight

Kalispell students achieve National Merit semifinalist status

Three Kalispell high school seniors have achieved National Merit semifinalist status.

October 27, 2021 midnight

Annual Can the Griz food drive ready to kick off

An off-field competition between Montana State University and the University of Montana to see which school can collect the most nonperishable food donations will take place in November.

October 27, 2021 midnight

North Valley Food Bank updates game processing protocols

With hunting season underway, North Valley Food Bank in Whitefish is starting its wild game processing program.

Rollins shooter wins world championship in difficult shotgun sport
October 27, 2021 midnight

Rollins shooter wins world championship in difficult shotgun sport

Already a world champion and member of the National Sporting Clays Association Hall of Fame, Michael Taylor earned a new shotgun sports world title in Egypt earlier this month in the difficult sport of helice.

October 27, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Resident sick of cars ‘bombing down the hill’

Someone on U.S. 93 complained to the Whitefish Police Department about vehicles that “come bombing down the hill,” every day between 11 p.m. and midnight.

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Legals for October, 27 2021

Kalispell council mulls recreation amenity requirements for developers
October 27, 2021 midnight

Kalispell council mulls recreation amenity requirements for developers

The transformative Kalispell Parkline linear trail may be the impetus for changing recreation amenities required by the city for new residential development.