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Flathead Business Newsmakers
February 13, 2022 midnight

Flathead Business Newsmakers

Flathead Business Newsmakers

Interior secretary seeks to rid US of derogatory place names
November 20, 2021 noon

Interior secretary seeks to rid US of derogatory place names

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared "squaw" a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names.

Paratrooper exercise is all about preparation - and the jump
March 22, 2020 2:36 a.m.

Paratrooper exercise is all about preparation - and the jump

TOLEMAIDA AIR BASE, Colombia (AP) — Under a covered pavilion near a steaming runway at Colombia's Tolemaida Air Base, dozens of American paratroopers lie sweating on a concrete slab. Green and brown camouflage face paint drips from their brows.

August 25, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Rude driver packing heat gets mouthy

Kalispell Police Department received a report of a man in his mid-60s who allegedly pulled out in front of a vehicle and when the driver honked, flashed a pistol at them, “got mouthy” and flipped them off.

March 5, 2020 6:57 p.m.

BC-BBO--Free Agent Signings

BALTIMORE (3) — Signed Jose Iglesias, ss, Cincinnati, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Wade LeBlanc, lhp, Seattle, to a minor league contract ($800,000); signed Tommy Milone, lhp, Seattle, to a minor league contract ($800,000).

March 22, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Man agrees to stop scaring children

A man was purportedly “acting animated again” in a parking lot and someone called Kalispell Police Department to advise them staff members were going to ask him to leave.

March 5, 2020 6:57 p.m.

Free Agent Signings

NEW YORK (AP) — The 142 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts, terms for major league contract base salaries are in parentheses:

February 22, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Man holding bat hangs around corner

A driver called Kalispell Police Department because they were suspicious of a man standing by a corner who was reportedly holding a bat and pacing back and forth between a bank and store on South Main Street.

September 13, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Man says dead badger has multiple uses

The Kalispell Police Department received a call about someone finding a couple of clothing items and a garbage bag that “smelled like a dead thing” and had maggots on it by some hedges.

April 22, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Guests take to crawling and rolling on the floor

Kalispell Police Department received a report from a front desk clerk who alleged a highly intoxicated man was crawling around on the third floor and they weren’t certain he was a guest.

April 8, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Porta potty is not man’s house

Kalispell Police Department received a report from a man who allegedly had an employee call about a transient man trying to live in a porta-potty.

June 10, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Woman goes postal over mail

A woman claimed she was afraid the postmaster would put illegal contraband in her mailbox to “set her up,” and was under the impression he was “out to get her.”

May 13, 2019 4 a.m.

Man shoots his hand while cleaning gun

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office responded to report on Martini Lane in Columbia Falls where a man accidentally shot his hand while cleaning a gun.

July 14, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Woman’s wobble raises concerns

A very tan blonde woman with a homemade bandage around her head was allegedly walking too wobbly for a passerby’s comfort and they called the Kalispell Police Department out of concern that she had been drinking and was going to drive with a child in the vehicle.

December 11, 2020 midnight

Anti-masker makes a scene at local business

Flathead County Sheriff’s deputies were on the way after an area business called when a man became irate over having to wear a mask.

April 1, 2022 midnight

Law roundup: Perfect aim or great miscalculation?

A woman was struck by the sight of an arrow allegedly shot through her front windshield.

May 1, 2022 midnight

Law roundup: Man threatens to carve person’s ears

A man allegedly told a business owner he was a Navy SEAL and if he caught them outside he would “carve their ears.” The man was wearing red shorts, leggings, and a baseball cap and was holding a piece of wood like a cane. The Kalispell Police Department was unable to locate the man.

May 3, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Man claims road rage incident was a hate crime

A man told Kalispell Police Department he was driving on North Meridian Road when a vehicle drove around him, slammed on his brakes and pulled into a store parking lot. The man said he made contact with the driver who began yelling at him, calling him a Californian. He felt the road rage incident was a “hate crime” and wanted a phone call.

May 25, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Barefoot man makes rounds on bathroom floors around town

A barefoot man was found lying on the floor of a woman’s restroom and someone wanted officers to check on him, thinking he might be intoxicated.

March 11, 2022 midnight

Law roundup: Employee threatens to bring down the ‘cactus hammer’

A store employee allegedly threatened to bring the “cactus hammer down on the whole place.”