Thursday, July 18, 2024
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12 EPISODES

News Now

Tune in to the Daily Inter Lake's News Now podcast where host Taylor Inman shares weekly headlines, bringing you all the important and breaking news from Flathead Valley and Northwest Montana. Discover live music and community events with our weekly local events episodes. Stay connected during our interviews and conversations with community members and organizations.

EPISODES

Local Events - Summer Fun in Northwest Montana: Markets, Music, and More

Summer vibes are in full swing in Northwest Montana! Join us for a spectacular lineup of events: from Columbia Falls Farmers Market with yoga and local goodies, to Bigfork's concert series featuring Roots Uprising and G.O.A.T. Ice Cream. Don't miss unique experiences like Goat Story Time and A Silent Book Club by Flathead Lake! Check out our online calendar for the full list of events.

Events this week:
Columbia Falls Farmers Market
River Bend Summer Concert Series
Goat Story Time | Goats of Glacier
B.Y.O. Book Club: A Silent Book Club for Introverts
Picnic in the Park 2024
20 Grand: Annual Polebrige Throwdown
Flathead Lake Festival of Art
Glacier Nordic Club's 42nd Annual Big Mountain Run
5k beer run MT brewery running series x Bias Brewing
Live Acoustic Jazz with Joe Procita at Waters Edge Winery & Bistro!
Live Music with Andrew Sweeney
Live Music with JJ Kind

A big thank you to our headline sponsor for the News Now podcast, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber. Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

July 15, 2024

Wildfire contained in Sanders County, bear euthanized & homeless survey results

This week's headlines from Northwest Montana included firefighting efforts on several small blazes, notably the Fishtrap Fire, swiftly contained by a team of smokejumpers and local crews. In wildlife news, a black bear was euthanized after multiple incidents at a local campground. Additionally, a recent survey showed a decrease in the region's homeless population, although service demands remain unchanged.

Read more from this week’s show:
Small wildfire contained in Sanders County
Bear euthanized after breaking into vehicle at campground
Survey shows a drop in the area’s homeless population, but shelter leaders aren’t convinced

Read more local and state coverage:  
A gunman killed at a Yellowstone dining facility earlier told a woman he planned a mass shooting

A big thank you to our headline sponsor for the News Now podcast, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber. Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

July 13, 2024

Local Events: Under the Big Sky comes to Whitefish, plus a week full music and arts festivals

This week in Northwest Montana is set to be packed with excitement: Whitefish hosts the Under the Big Sky Festival, Kalispell features the Hockaday Arts in the Park event, and Bigfork's Riverbend Concert Series continues. These events offer a mix of music, art, and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

Daily Inter Lake's full event calendar
Under the Big Sky Lineup
River Bend Summer Concert Series
Picnic in the Park 2024
Whitefish Gallery Nights  - Lori Putnam: Opening Reception at Cawdrey Gallery and Reverence and Transformation w/Mark and Shannon Baumbach at Walking Man Gallery
Lakeside Community Fair
Arts in the Park
Flathead Food Bank Block Party at Bias Brewing

A big thank you to our headline sponsor for the News Now podcast, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber. Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

July 7, 2024

Fugitive's River Escape, Forest Plan Blocked, and Kayaker Tragedy

Join Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman as she reviews some of the week’s biggest news.  This week she covers a fugitive wanted in North Carolina, Steven Jeffrey O'Shields, who drowned in the Flathead River while evading capture. A federal judge blocked Flathead National Forest's forest plan over road concerns impacting endangered species. Tragically, Jessica Prado's body was found after a kayaking accident on the Kootenai River near Libby.

Links to these stories:
Fugitive from North Carolina dies while fleeing Sheriff’s deputies - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...
Federal judge stops Forest Services' plan for Flathead Forest over endangered species - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/... Searchers find missing kayaker's body in Kootenai River - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...

Read more local and state news:
Beach Boys surfin’ into headline Northwest Montana Fair concert - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...
Montana U.S. Senate candidate Tim Sheehy resigns from Bridger Aerospace - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...
Fire Grants and Safety Act passes Senate https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...
Montana GOP, Busse file campaign finance complaints - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/...

July 6, 2024

Local Events - Whitefish Arts Festival, 4th of July fireworks, brews, and tunes

Summer is sizzling in Northwest Montana with 4th of July celebrations galore! There's no shortage of fun, from art festivals and lively markets to tribute concerts and fireworks extravaganzas. Don’t miss out on parades, music, local brews, and picturesque lakeside pyrotechnics—all set against Montana's stunning backdrop. It’s a summer spectacle you won’t want to miss! Watch and listen to this episode on your favorite platform.

Go support our featured event for this episode, the 45th annual Whitefish Arts Festival on July 5, 6, & 7th!  A highlight of the Fourth of July weekend, it draws top artists and craftspeople from across the country to showcase their stellar creations. From canvas art and jewelry to unique sculptures and metalworks, it is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind treasures and unique gifts amidst the scenic beauty and festive atmosphere. 

Also catch...
Chris Evans at Bigfork Monday Market on 7/1
The Whitefish Cabaret every Sunday in July and August
Live Music at Thirty Eight with Michelle Rivers on 7/1
Live Music at Thirty Eight with Donnie Rifkin & Maggie Lynch on 7/2
Live Music at Thirty Eight with Halladay on 7/5
The Music Of Fleetwood Mac - A Tribute Concert on 7/3
Pints for Paths on 7/6

And a big thank you to our headline sponsor for the News Now podcast, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber. Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

July 1, 2024

Whitefish Physician Charged in Fraud Case, Flathead County Nets $3.7M, Tragedy in Glacier Park

Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman goes over some of the week’s biggest headlines. Whitefish physician charged in multi-million dollar Medicare billing fraud case, Flathead County nets $3.7 million in federal distribution, and Glacier Park officials ID woman who drowned near St. Mary Falls. 

Read more of these stories here: 
Whitefish physician charged in multi-million-dollar Medicare billing fraud case
Flathead County nets $3.7M in federal disbursement
Park officials identify woman who drowned near St. Mary Falls

June 29, 2024

Local Events - Herb Farm, Walking Tour, Great Bear Festival, Chili Cookoff, Live Music

We've got some ideas for your social calendar this week! From herbs to chili, Eagles soft rock to a literary reading - there's something for everyone.

Events discussed in this episode:
SpiritWorks Herb Farm Herbal Presentations
Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour: The Iron Horse Snorted in the Garden of Eden
Northwest Montana History Museum Events
The Music of Eagles - A Tribute Concert
Live Music At The Tiki Featuring Billy Billie
Billie Billie's Press Play concert
Great Bear Festival
Crossings Seminar: Road Ecology Shapes the Planet
1st Responders Chili Cook Off

Big thank you to our sponsors, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber! Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

June 24, 2024

Chief Mountain closed to non-tribal members; Forest improvements planned; St Mary canal siphons fail

Join Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman as she goes over some of this week’s biggest headlines. The Blackfeet Nation are again enforcing a decades-old closure of Chief Mountain after recent tourist activity disturbed cultural and spiritual practices there. Funding from the Great American Outdoors Act will go toward several Flathead National Forest improvements this summer, and two siphons failed this week in the St. Mary Canal, spurring concerns about the effects on local agriculture and ecology.  

Read more of these stories: 
Blackfeet Nation resumes enforcement of Chief Mountain closure
Great Outdoors Act funding to spur Flathead National Forest improvements
St. Mary Canal failure stirs agriculture, ecological concerns 
Read more state and local coverage: 
The Farm Table makes up made-from-scratch meals
State seeks to appeal decision on voting laws to Supreme Court
Flathead Valley man allegedly fired gun during argument over water pump
Larry and Julie Feist made spreading hope their mission 
Troy man plans to appeal sentence for killing grizzly 

Big thank you to our sponsors, Loren's Auto Repair! They combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber! Discover them in Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana, or learn more at lorensauto.com.

June 22, 2024

Conversation with Flathead Food Truck Festival

Don’t miss the annual Flathead Food Truck Festival this weekend at Flathead County Fairgrounds, the prime opportunity to savor a variety of Northwest Montana’s best food trucks all in one place. Since 2020, this event has grown into a community favorite - featuring everything from Brazilian barbecue to upscale cuisine. KnucklHed BBQ owner Ryan Garnache chats with us about what it takes to put on the event.

There are some new ticket options, making it easier to enjoy the festival’s 35 vendors. Plus, support a good cause—donations go towards scholarships for culinary arts students at Flathead Valley Community College.

June 20, 2024

Conversation with Stillwater Ranch Llamas

Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman joins Stillwater Ranch owner Nancy Carpenter to meet her llamas and learn more about the upcoming Glacier Classic Llama Show. It’s the first time a llama show has been held in Kalispell, and it coincides with the United Nation’s designation of 2024 being the “Year of the Camelid.”

Read Taylor's full article for the Daily Inter Lake.

Find out more information on camelids by checking out www.fao.org/camelids-2024/about/en/.

Learn more about the Glacier Classic Llama Show on their Facebook page. The Glacier Classic Llama Show takes place June 22 and 23 at the Majestic Valley Arena, starting at 8 a.m.  

June 19, 2024