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April 9, 2020 4:24 p.m.

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated

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April 9, 2020 4:21 p.m.

Data suggests state’s curve flattening

Case statistics from the state health department and data from Google suggest social distancing and isolation measures are helping to flatten Montana’s coronavirus curve and also provide insight to how communities have mobilized in recent weeks since the start of the state’s outbreak.

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April 9, 2020 2:55 p.m.

Murder victim’s family relieved after killer dies in prison

The family of a Flathead Valley woman who was murdered by her husband in 1979 is feeling relief after the killer died in the Montana State Prison.

April 9, 2020 1:23 p.m.

Montana issues permits for mine over advocates’ protests

Environmental regulators have approved plans for a long-disputed copper mine in central Montana

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April 9, 2020 12:37 p.m.

Yellowstone closure likely to delay summer tourist season

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says it likely won’t reopen until May or later, delaying the start of its traditional summer season for millions of tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak

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April 9, 2020 12:10 p.m.

Hiker fends off grizzly attack in Montana prairie

A hiker is recovering after fending off a bear attack with his pistol Wednesday evening in the prairie east side of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

April 9, 2020 11:48 a.m.

Snow, damaging winds on tap Saturday

Flathead Valley residents enjoying the recent warm weather should brace themselves for a big change this weekend. Winter weather returns with a vengeance beginning Friday night as a cold front ushers in damaging winds, near-record cold and snow.

April 9, 2020 7:49 a.m.

Column: Found on the cutting room floor

As the interviews rolled in and the stories piled up about the 1988-89 Flathead Braves, I had this dread about all the good stuff among the 7,000 words that wouldn’t make the April 5 Daily Inter Lake.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Child’s unkempt hair upsets ex-wife

A man reportedly wanted to advise Whitefish Police Department that his ex-wife was angry with his current wife about the condition of their child’s hair, accusing him of child abuse. He thought she might make this claim to police, which he said was not true.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Business is blooming at local garden centers

Even with the COVID-19 outbreak, most local greenhouses have seen an increase in customers since spring has sprung.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Letters to the editor April 9

A recent quote attributed to the mayor and city manager of Whitefish: “The City has been made aware of a recent trend of individuals leaving areas with high concentrations of COVID-19 cases in order to ‘shelter in place’ in small communities such as ours. While Whitefish has always taken pride in being a welcoming and inclusive community, this trend presents a very real risk to our citizens.”

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Putting ‘state of emergency’ in context

The phrase “state of emergency” naturally incites alarm and concern. In our neck of the woods, we’re used to hearing those words in relation to natural disasters — floods, blizzards or wildfires.

Donald Andrew Edsall, 69
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Donald Andrew Edsall, 69

Donald Andrew Edsall, 69, of​ ​Kalispell, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

CSKT lands, boat launches only open to tribal residents due to COVID-19

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council recently passed a resolution to limit access of its lands for recreation.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Boat anglers must be cautious

Ready to go fishing? If you are an ice fisherman, I think you are out of luck until next December. If you are a boat fisherman, you have some limited options.

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Troy woman a tried and true believer in bear spray

The bears are out and wildlife officials are sounding their refrain to “be bear aware.”

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April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Local company steps up to produce masks for first responders

The need for cloth masks increases daily, especially following the recent update to the Centers for Disease Control’s coronavirus guidelines that states everyone should be wearing protection on their face outside of the home.

April 9, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 9 2020

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April 8, 2020 4:20 p.m.

Wildfire fighting plan eyes 1,000 miles of new fuel breaks

A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet wide along nearly 1,000 miles of roads in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon that will be tied into an existing fuel break system in northern Nevada

April 8, 2020 4:19 p.m.

Montana health centers to receive $9.1M for COVID

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $9 million to Montana to support 14 of the state’s health centers through the coronavirus outbreak.

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