In celebration of Earth Day last Friday, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at identifying and protecting old-growth forests. Old-growth forests sequester carbon, provide clean air and water and sustain wildlife populations. It’s certainly within human interest to promote the health of these forest ecosystems.
Council on Monday approved a resolution for the grant application to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant. The city is submitting the grant in cooperation with the Montana Department of Transportation.
The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservations, an undercount that could very well lead to insufficient federal funding for essential health, nutrition, and social programs in remote communities with high poverty rates and scarce access to services.
A man accused in April of stealing more than $6,000 in tools and equipment from a Kalispell shed is back in county jail after allegedly boosting a car while out on pretrial release. Nathaniel Ray Warner, 25, is being held in the Flathead County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.
Hunter Grimes played an important role in Dr. Stephen Lodmell’s on-campus research lab for three years, working to identify interactions of the protein RIOK3 with the cellular immune response to viruses like Rift Valley fever – a deadly mosquito-borne virus that spreads among livestock.
But when asked if she could do anything before she graduates this month, Grimes said, “I’d love to run onto the football field with my piccolo one last time.”
After discussing the draft policy on traffic calming measures during its work session meeting, Council asked city staff for additional information before moving forward. One area of concern from Council and the public seemed to be that the policy focuses on addressing vehicle speed, but not the volume of traffic on a street that can impact a neighborhood.
A 21-year-old accused of striking a pedestrian while driving drunk near Somers on April 25 — leaving her in intensive care — now faces felony negligent vehicular assault and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer charges.
A swath of Northwest Montana pegged for forestry work aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire is among a handful of similar projects across the West selected for an initial surge of federal dollars.