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Researchers discuss mine risks to salmon rivers
July 6, 2022 midnight

Researchers discuss mine risks to salmon rivers

Recently, a group of 23 science and policy experts from the U.S. and Canada published a review of mining risks to watersheds ranging from Montana to British Columbia and Alaska.

Longtime conservationist honored with lifetime achievement award
July 4, 2022 midnight

Longtime conservationist honored with lifetime achievement award

If you have one takeaway from reading her profile, Kathy Ross wants it to be that she has native plants in her garden. You don’t win a Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award without an airtight rep in the environmental community and a biodiverse garden goes a long way to maintaining that reputation.

Weed Rodeo helps restore landscape along Flathead River
July 3, 2022 midnight

Weed Rodeo helps restore landscape along Flathead River

When one knapweed plant has 30,000 seeds that will remain viable for up to 25 years, ridding the shoreline of them and other noxious weeds is a daunting task.

July 3, 2022 midnight

Farmers should support financial tools to fight climate change

Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, the only active farmer in the Senate, identified the problem when he said, “I just came off the worst year ever on my farm. We need to do something on climate change. I think we spent $144 billion this year on disasters and I don’t think that included crop insurance. So we need to do something on climate too.”

Whitefish garbage rates go up with new bear-proof cans
July 1, 2022 midnight

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-resistant containers.

June 29, 2022 4:27 p.m.

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.

Summer water shortage threatens Kalispell
June 27, 2022 midnight

Summer water shortage threatens Kalispell

Anticipating peak water demands, City Council on Monday is set to discuss implementing water conservation and restriction protocols. Council will look at an emergency ordinance that, if approved, would place restrictions on watering and irrigation.

June 26, 2022 midnight

Flathead Business Watercooler

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Rollins man linked to Whitefish shooting back in jail
June 25, 2022 midnight

Rollins man linked to Whitefish shooting back in jail

Wilson Dane Huyser, 33, is being held in the Flathead County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond after prosecutors amended the charges against him to include felony assault with a weapon. He was booked back into county jail on June 23.

State agencies sound alarm on hazards posed by floodwaters
June 23, 2022 midnight

State agencies sound alarm on hazards posed by floodwaters

Staff with DEQ plan to continue monitoring areas affected by flooding to identify possible contamination. Officials warned, though, that sampling falls short of determining the source of contamination.

Columbia Falls outdoor company aids areas affected by Yellowstone flooding
June 23, 2022 midnight

Columbia Falls outdoor company aids areas affected by Yellowstone flooding

RightOnTrek, a Columbia Falls-based outdoor company, joined with government agencies and nonprofit disaster relief groups last week to aid evacuees caught in flood zones in and around Yellowstone National Park.

‘Numerous’ firearms found with man arrested for shooting at kayakers
June 22, 2022 midnight

‘Numerous’ firearms found with man arrested for shooting at kayakers

StorySheriff’s deputies arresting a man accused of shooting at kayakers in Lower Stillwater Lake over the weekend allegedly found him with a minivan loaded with weapons and ammunition.

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid
June 21, 2022 3:15 p.m.

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations' access to taxpayer money.

Whitefish Council considers garbage rate increase for bear-resistant containers
June 20, 2022 midnight

Whitefish Council considers garbage rate increase for bear-resistant containers

Whitefish City Council on Monday will consider increasing the garbage collection rate by about $6.50 per month for residences as a result of requiring the use of bear-resistant trash containers.

June 19, 2022 midnight

Flathead Business Watercooler

Business events, trainings and seminars

Amended charges filed against Rollins man accused of Whitefish shooting
June 17, 2022 midnight

Amended charges filed against Rollins man accused of Whitefish shooting

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the Rollins man linked to a shooting in Whitefish earlier this year after prosecutors filed amended charges against him.

June 16, 2022 9:35 a.m.

Absent during historic flooding, Gianforte's staff refuse to specify governor's whereabouts

The office of Gov. Greg Gianforte has refused to say where the state’s top elected official is as historic floods ravage southern Montana, despite repeated requests from Montana Free Press and other news outlets over the past two days.

Patriot Front arrestees scheduled for arraignment
June 14, 2022 10:50 a.m.

Patriot Front arrestees scheduled for arraignment

COEUR D'ALENE -- The 31 men associated the white nationalist group Patriot Front who were arrested in Coeur d'Alene Saturday must appear in person before a Kootenai County judge next month.

June 13, 2022 midnight

Letters to the editor June 13

Letters to the editor June 13

June 12, 2022 midnight

Kalispell man earns multiple 3-year sentences

A Kalispell man arrested more than two years ago for making purchases with a stolen credit card earned concurrent three year sentences with the state Department of Corrections on June 9.