Best images of the year

  • Tranquil scene at Kintla Lake on Sunday afternoon, July 10, in North Glacier National Park.(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Austyn Andrachick, front to back, Hunter Palmer, and Trenton Tyree (on Palmer’s shoulders) and other team members wave to cars to invite them to their fundraiser carwash on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, in Whitefish. Ironically the day the community woke up to learn the bleachers at the Sapa-Johnsrud Babe Ruth Fields has been destroyed in a fire the team members were already scheduled to do the fundraiser at the Cenex Zip Trip to help with travel expenses for tournaments.   Babe Ruth President Ray Queen said the field doesn’t have any structural insurance. That means the costs of repairs will have to be met by the league. Fundraisers are still in the discussion phase but there is a GoFundMe page through which the league is trying to raise $30,000. People can donate by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/sapa-johnsrud(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Bernadette Binoya Fuhst of the Philippines throws her head back joyfully after receiving a small American Flag as well as her American Citizenship certificate.(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Cindy Juntunen, grandmother of Forrest Groshelle, cries in court as Brandon Newberry takes his seat with the defense lawyers on Wednesday morning, February 10, at District Court in Kalispell. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Glacier linebacker Patrick O'Connell breaks up a pass to Helena's Matt Rispens during the Wolfpack's semifinal victory. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Ian Hose, left, and Matt Kempson jump over a fire at the finish line to win the Montana Spartan Beast together at Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge on Saturday. Kempson waited for Hose so they could finish together. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Carson Gulick, 9, takes shelter from the hail underneath a bench while watching Glacier at the Montana AA Softball Championship at the Conrad Complex on Thursday. The game had to be postponed. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Klorinda Brown laughs as she dances with Andrew Williams during the Night to Shine prom at Canvas Church Friday. The prom is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. According to the foundation's website, there were more than 200 proms in 48 states and eight countries on Friday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Tranquil scene at Kintla Lake on Sunday afternoon, July 10, in North Glacier National Park.(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Austyn Andrachick, front to back, Hunter Palmer, and Trenton Tyree (on Palmer’s shoulders) and other team members wave to cars to invite them to their fundraiser carwash on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, in Whitefish. Ironically the day the community woke up to learn the bleachers at the Sapa-Johnsrud Babe Ruth Fields has been destroyed in a fire the team members were already scheduled to do the fundraiser at the Cenex Zip Trip to help with travel expenses for tournaments.   Babe Ruth President Ray Queen said the field doesn’t have any structural insurance. That means the costs of repairs will have to be met by the league. Fundraisers are still in the discussion phase but there is a GoFundMe page through which the league is trying to raise $30,000. People can donate by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/sapa-johnsrud(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Bernadette Binoya Fuhst of the Philippines throws her head back joyfully after receiving a small American Flag as well as her American Citizenship certificate.(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Cindy Juntunen, grandmother of Forrest Groshelle, cries in court as Brandon Newberry takes his seat with the defense lawyers on Wednesday morning, February 10, at District Court in Kalispell. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Glacier linebacker Patrick O'Connell breaks up a pass to Helena's Matt Rispens during the Wolfpack's semifinal victory. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Ian Hose, left, and Matt Kempson jump over a fire at the finish line to win the Montana Spartan Beast together at Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge on Saturday. Kempson waited for Hose so they could finish together. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Carson Gulick, 9, takes shelter from the hail underneath a bench while watching Glacier at the Montana AA Softball Championship at the Conrad Complex on Thursday. The game had to be postponed. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Klorinda Brown laughs as she dances with Andrew Williams during the Night to Shine prom at Canvas Church Friday. The prom is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. According to the foundation's website, there were more than 200 proms in 48 states and eight countries on Friday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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