Monday, July 13, 2020

Local News

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Updated 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Whitefish proposes mandatory mask use

A dozen more positive cases of COVID-19 reported over the past three days in Flathead County have prompted the W...

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Fair Board votes to proceed with annual fair

The Flathead County Fair Board on Thursday voted to proceed with hosting the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Aug. 19 to 23 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell.

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
FVCC trustees OK $9.75M loan for College Center

Construction crews are moving dirt in preparation to construct the $25.8 million Paul D. Wachholz College Center at Flathead Valley Community College.

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Dayton site proposed for new fishing access

With the goal of increasing public access to Flathead Lake, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking approval to purchase nearly 15 acres of undeveloped land on the lake’s western shore for a new fishing acces...

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Subdivision proposed east of Kalispell recommended for denial

The Flathead County Planning Board voted 4-2 on Wednesday to forward a recommendation to the Flathead County Commissioners to deny a request for a 40-lot subdivision near Kalispell.

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Polson City Commission to look at resort tax proposal

Polson is once again considering a resort tax as a funding mechanism for city street improvements.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Grant supports adaptive water sports program

DREAM Adaptive Recreation has been awarded a $9,000 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund to support the nonprofit’s Summer Water Sports Program. The grant will be used to help defray the costs of the program, ...

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Columbia Falls man pleads not guilty to bar stabbing

A Columbia Falls man accused of stabbing another man outside a bar pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Flathead County District Court.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Whitefish ponders solution for urban deer problem

Watching a doe and fawn walking through a downtown park can be a neat experience.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Hikers survive hair-raising close call at 10,000 feet

Standing at 10,000 feet as the sky turned dark and the hail began falling, hikers Toni Braig and Nathan Burke knew they were in trouble.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Prestige Assisted Living accepts cards, letters of good cheer

Prestige Care invites Kalispell community members of all ages to send positive notes, warm wishes and fun artwork to its residents to spread cheer and uplift spirits during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Assessment released for big North Fork fuels project

The Flathead National Forest Hungry Horse-Glacier View District on Monday released an environmental assessment for a large-scale North Fork fuels reduction, ...

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Second drive-by shooter pleads guilty

A second man involved in a drive-by shooting in Kalispell last year pleaded guilty to the offense Thursday afternoon in Flathead County District Court.

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Alleged monument vandal pleads not guilty

A man accused of vandalizing a Ten Commandments monument at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell pleaded not guilty in Flathead District Court Thursda...

Updated 3 days, 22 hours ago
Polson directive ‘strongly’ encourages masks as cases spike

In consideration of a recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in Lake County, the city of Polson on Thursday issued a directive “strongly encouraging” the use of masks in public.

Updated 3 days, 22 hours ago
Sun Road opens Monday to Rising Sun

The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will open to motorized vehicles from the west entrance to Logan Pass and as far as Rising Sun on Monday, J...