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Managers say Magpie blaze 62% contained
August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Managers say Magpie blaze 62% contained

It was mostly good news for the approximately 20 local residents who attended the Magpie Rock Fire manager’s meeting at the Dixon School gymnasium Monday morning.

At FVCC students can choose what back-to-school looks like
August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

At FVCC students can choose what back-to-school looks like

Masks in classrooms.

Thomas Neil Tucker, 79
August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Thomas Neil Tucker, 79

“How do you write an obituary for such a precious, fiery soul? The following words will be our best attempt. This is for you, Dad:”

August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Whitefish man pleads not guilty to fraud charges

A Whitefish man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to several felony charges that include money laundering, tax evasion and wire fraud.

Woman rescued after climbing accident
August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Woman rescued after climbing accident

A woman fell 80 feet while climbing in the Point of Rocks area near Olney Sunday afternoon.

August 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Argument in C-Falls ends in hug fest

Someone wanted Columbia Falls Police Department to know their friends got into a verbal argument on Seventh Street, but had “hugged and made up.”

August 4, 2020 midnight

Legals for August, 4 2020

Victim advocate finds calling in working with abused kids
August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Victim advocate finds calling in working with abused kids

As a teenager, Sean Sullivan thought he was going to be a forest ranger. But as it often happens, life had other plans for him and many in the Flathead Valley are thankful.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Basketball a pass for woman

A woman complained to Kalispell Police Department about neighbors playing basketball, running in and out of the house and “making a lot of noise.” The noise issue had purportedly gone on for two years and she believed the children’s parents encouraged them “to make noise,” due to her complaints. Officers counseled the kids and advised her to call back if the behavior continued.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Magpie Rock Fire burnout operation a success

Crews continue to battle hot, dry weather and dry fuels as they work to contain the Magpie Rock Fire located on the Flathead on the Flathead Reservation near Dixon.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

C-Falls mulls permissive medical levy

The rising rates of health insurance are well-documented throughout the country. Columbia Falls is not immune to them.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Sustainable tourism topic of discussion for Whitefish

As visitors continue to pack Whitefish even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitefish City Council tonight will get a first look at a new Sustainable Tourism Management Plan for the city.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NVH April births

Laelia Jane Wells, daughter of Brian and Destinee Wells of Kalispell, was born April 14, 2020, at North Valley Hospital.

August 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Big housing projects on council agenda

The Kalispell City Council will look at a long list of development proposals at its meeting tonight. There are two large proposed housing projects and a sizable commercial development on the agenda.

August 3, 2020 midnight

Legals for August, 3 2020

Massive fire at Columbia Falls apartment building
August 2, 2020 4:23 p.m.

Massive fire at Columbia Falls apartment building

Firefighters were on the scene Sunday afternoon at a multiplex apartment fire on Fourth Avenue West in Columbia Falls.

Fire destroys West Valley home
August 2, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Fire destroys West Valley home

Occupants and pets safely evacuated

A West Valley home on Birds Eye Trail was deemed a total loss after several crews put out a fire Saturday night.

Instructor gives thrill-seekers the confidence to get out on the lake
August 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Instructor gives thrill-seekers the confidence to get out on the lake

What started in high school as a way to earn some summer cash on the lake continues to be a thriving business for Bigfork’s Drew Hollinger and his Flathead Wakeboard Academy.

Winery set to open with global selection
August 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Winery set to open with global selection

These days, it’s harder than ever to be a world traveler, so Angela Zuba is bringing global tastes to local wine lovers. She expects to open Water’s Edge Winery on Aug. 8 after six months of preparation.

August 2, 2020 1 a.m.

This election, keep your eye on the forest

I have known Bob Brown for years, and I even ran for Lieutenant Governor with him when he ran for Governor in 2004. He is a good guy who is fun to sit and visit with. But he has one failing, which probably comes from his growing up in the trees in Whitefish – being able to see the forest from the trees.

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