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November 19, 2019 8:04 p.m.

Community rallies to support Glacier High following death of guidance counselor

Counselors and therapists throughout the valley are supporting Glacier High School staff and students following the reported death by suicide of guidance counselor Jerad Avery on Monday.

Scapegoat Wilderness goes to Stage 1 restrictions after human-caused fires
October 18, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Scapegoat Wilderness goes to Stage 1 restrictions after human-caused fires

Following two new human-caused fire starts, the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, and the entirety of the Scapegoat Wilderness on the Lincoln Ranger District, returned to Stage 1 fire restrictions on Sunday.

Flathead, Glacier move into Stage II fire restrictions
July 22, 2021 1:18 p.m.

Flathead, Glacier move into Stage II fire restrictions

More hot, dry and windy conditions, along with the Flathead National Forest's first large wildfire of the season, have prompted fire managers to impose Stage II fire restrictions starting next Monday in Northwest Montana.

Whitefish mulls tighter COVID-19 restrictions
November 2, 2020 midnight

Whitefish mulls tighter COVID-19 restrictions

The Whitefish City Council will hold a virtual public hearing tonight to consider tightening COVID-19 community measures and re-establishing some of the guidelines in the governor’s Phase 1 directive issued in April.

Fire restrictions still in effect in Northwest Montana
August 20, 2021 11:30 a.m.

Fire restrictions still in effect in Northwest Montana

Fire danger remains high across Northwest Montana despite a week of precipitation and cooler temperatures, and officials are urging residents to continue abiding by fire restrictions that remain in effect on government and privately owned lands.

Fire restrictions being lifted across Northwest Montana
August 24, 2021 3 p.m.

Fire restrictions being lifted across Northwest Montana

Fire restrictions are being lifted across much of Northwest Montana as recent rain and cooler temperature have brought much-needed moisture to forest vegetation and reduced the threat of wildfires, though some restrictions will remain in place, officials said Tuesday.

Tighter restrictions proposed as Flathead COVID numbers climb
October 12, 2020 1:55 p.m.

Tighter restrictions proposed as Flathead COVID numbers climb

In response to a dramatic increase in Flathead County COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the county Board of Health on Thursday will consider a proposal for tighter restrictions for crowd sizes at bars, restaurants, churches and other social gatherings if case numbers continue to rise.

Whitefish seeks comment on city's COVID response
October 26, 2020 midnight

Whitefish seeks comment on city's COVID response

Whitefish City Council is seeking feedback from community members about how the city should respond to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the valley.

Whitefish council to enact Stage II fire restrictions, consider marijuana rules
August 2, 2021 midnight

Whitefish council to enact Stage II fire restrictions, consider marijuana rules

New fire restrictions, affordable housing, recreational marijuana businesses and climate change top a busy Whitefish City Council agenda for Monday evening.

November 30, 2021 midnight

Whitefish pulls back on regs for marijuana retail stores

Deciding it wanted to further restrict where marijuana retail stores can operate and how they receive approval, the Whitefish City Council recently pulled an item off its agenda regarding zoning regulations for marijuana sales and production businesses.

July 22, 2021 midnight

Late summer patterns take effect on waterways

If you are venturing out anywhere on a river, stream or small lake, you will need to watch for restrictions and closures.

February 28, 2022 noon

Spring opening burning season begins Tuesday

Spring open burning season begins March 1 and concludes April 30.

March 16, 2020 5:12 p.m.

EU set to impose 30-day entry restrictions to counter coronavirus

BRUSSELS — The European Union could impose a 30-day entry restriction on all nonessential travel into the bloc in the coming days, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.

Whitefish tightens COVID restrictions for Halloween weekend
October 27, 2020 11 a.m.

Whitefish tightens COVID restrictions for Halloween weekend

The Whitefish City Council has approved temporary COVID-19 restrictions for the Halloween weekend as infections continue to rise in Flathead County and officials worry about the potential for a "super spreader" event.

Kalispell restricts marijuana sales to industrial areas
October 6, 2021 midnight

Kalispell restricts marijuana sales to industrial areas

The Kalispell City Council has opted for a more restrictive approach to recreational marijuana sales in the city.

Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist
November 13, 2020 3 p.m.

Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring.

November 10, 2020 midnight

Kalispell Planning Board still mulling relaxed rules for accessory dwellings

The Kalispell Planning Board meets tonight to discuss a potential zoning change that would relax restrictions on accessory dwelling units.

State commission to decide on restricting motorized boats on Tepee Lake
March 29, 2021 11:31 a.m.

State commission to decide on restricting motorized boats on Tepee Lake

A final decision on restricting motorized boats on Tepee Lake in the North Fork area is among the top agenda items the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will consider Thursday during an online meeting using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

May 20, 2019 4 a.m.

Whitefish proposes water conservation regulations

The Whitefish City Council tonight will consider approving new water conservation restrictions for city water users that include an outdoor watering prohibition between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

October 20, 2021 noon

State appeals decision to block Montana's new abortion laws

Montana's Attorney General is appealing in the state Supreme Court against a decision by a district court judge to block several laws restricting abortion access while a legal challenge is underway.