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Columbia Falls teen is dead in Kentucky; man arrested on murder charge
February 24, 2024 5:58 p.m.

Columbia Falls teen is dead in Kentucky; man arrested on murder charge

An 18-year-old Columbia Falls man is dead and a 21-year-old suspect has been arrested, according to NBC News in Kentucky.

Conservation district responds to couple behind McDonald Creek home in Glacier National Park
February 8, 2024 midnight

Conservation district responds to couple behind McDonald Creek home in Glacier National Park

The Flathead Conservation District says a couple that it claims illegally built a home along the banks of McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park is trying to have its cake and it eat it too.

At Logan Pass, endangered insect presents a quandary for flush toilets
February 1, 2024 midnight

At Logan Pass, endangered insect presents a quandary for flush toilets

An endangered insect could impact future water use at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass Visitor Center.

Memorial rodeo planned for Columbia Falls man who died tending to horses during blizzard
January 28, 2024 midnight

Memorial rodeo planned for Columbia Falls man who died tending to horses during blizzard

Cody Sorenson and Dakota Pearle went into the Bob Marshall Wilderness on a September elk hunt. The trip went south almost immediately. They got a late start and it was pouring rain. Still, they packed up Sorenson’s blind Spotted Leopard Appaloosa horse Outlaw and headed to Basin in the heart of the Bob Marshall.

Aging Columbia Falls high school needs a new roof over classrooms
January 26, 2024 midnight

Aging Columbia Falls high school needs a new roof over classrooms

The Columbia Falls School District 6 Board recently voted to bring an emergency bond measure to fix the failing roof at the high school.

Forest Service extends public comment on outfitter permits
January 26, 2024 midnight

Forest Service extends public comment on outfitter permits

After some feedback, the U.S. Forest Service has extended the deadline to comment on renewing the outfitter and guide permits for the next 10 years until Feb. 16.

Columbia Falls city manager set to retire
January 17, 2024 1:25 p.m.

Columbia Falls city manager set to retire

After a 40-year career in government, including more than 25 years in Columbia Falls, City Manager Susan Nicosia tendered her resignation to the City Council.

Climbers raise red flags over proposed anchor rules for national parks
January 11, 2024 midnight

Climbers raise red flags over proposed anchor rules for national parks

The mountain climbing community is concerned that new rules being proposed by the National Park Service and Forest Service could hinder their sport, making some mountains impossible to scale.

Plenty of concerns about CFAC cleanup plan raised by public, ARCO
December 30, 2023 midnight

Plenty of concerns about CFAC cleanup plan raised by public, ARCO

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a slew of comments to the Proposed Action for cleanup of the Columbia Falls Superfund site that totals 715 pages.

Columbia Falls will examine short-term rentals laws in January
December 29, 2023 2 a.m.

Columbia Falls will examine short-term rentals laws in January

The Columbia Falls City Council will hold a meeting on short term rentals during a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

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