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Updated 4 days, 7 hours ago

Weyerhaeuser closing Evergreen plant for a week

Weyerhaeuser closing Evergreen plywood plant for a week

Updated 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
Whitefish prohibits guests for lodging facilities, vacation rentals

Whitefish on Sunday became the first city in Montana to prohibit guests from staying at lodging facilities and vacation rentals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 5 days, 3 hours ago
Idaho earthquake felt in Flathead

A strong earthquake in Central Idaho on Tuesday evening was felt all across Western Montana, including the Flathead Valley.

Updated 6 days, 10 hours ago
Montana’s COVID death toll hits four

As of Monday morning, four people in Montana have died from coronavirus — an announcement that comes as the number of positive cases has surpassed 170 individuals statewide and hospitals battle equipment shortages.

Updated 1 week ago
Trump adds 30 days to distancing guidelines as virus spreads

President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. The init...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Glacier Park closes to visitors

Glacier National Park will be closed to visitors until further notice beginning Friday evening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Lincoln County man is first COVID-19 fatality in Montana

G. Scott Tomlin said he was not able to speak to his 77-year-old father, Jim Tomlin, in his final days, a reality that made the loss of his father to COVID-19 especially painful.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
First COVID-19 death reported in Montana

Montana recorded its first coronavirus-related death on Thursday, according to Gov. Steve Bullock’s Office.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Bullock issues statewide stay-at-home order

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issues statewide stay-at-home order to 1 million residents to fight coronavirus spread

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bullock extends mandatory closures until April 10

Gov. Steve Bullock announced he was extending directives on closures of schools, bars and restaurants until at least April 10 during a press conference on Tuesday.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Woman, police exchange gunfire in Bigfork

Shots fired in Bigfork after deputies locate driver of stolen vehicle

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Two more in county test positive for coronavirus

Two additional individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Flathead County, according to a press release sent Monday afternoon from the Flathead City-County Health Department.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Details emerge about local positive COVID-19 cases

One physician with Kalispell Regional Healthcare and an Illinois resident are currently in self-isolation in Flathead County after testing positive for coronavirus on Friday, according to local health-care leaders.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
2 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Flathead

Flathead County now has two positive cases of coronavirus, according an announcement from the Flathead City-County Health Department late Friday.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Governor closes dine-in service, bars statewide

To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses statewide, along with other activities that p...