The Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday took another step toward setting new district boundaries based on population figures from the 2020 Census, and ratified an agreement that will change the makeup of the Flathead City-County Health Board.
Several groups are suing to stop a large subdivision from being developed just outside Columbia Falls, alleging the state Department of Environmental Quality didn't properly assess how dozens of new septic systems might contaminate the Flathead River.
A district judge in Helena has again sided with neighboring landowners and conservationists in a five-year fight over a water bottling facility in the Creston area, saying the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation erred when it issued a water-use permit to the Montana Artesian Water Co. in 2017.
The Whitefish City Council on Monday will consider imposing a 90-day moratorium on the processing and issuing of new licenses for short-term vacation rentals, which are often cited as one of many factors contributing to a severe shortage of workforce housing.
A team of developers seeking to build hundreds of housing units at the base of Big Mountain Road will host a public meeting to gather feedback and answer questions before the proposal goes to the Whitefish Planning Board.
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is wrapping up another busy season working to prevent invasive mussels, snails, clams and aquatic weeds from overrunning lakes and rivers across the state.