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Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 full fight video highlights

Watch Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 full fight video highlights from their light middleweight championship bout, courtesy of multiple outlets. In their second meeting, Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) left no doubt that he was the better fighter as he put the previously undefeated Castano (17-1-2, 12 KOs) away in the 10th round with a stiff left hand that broke through Castano’s defenses.

Kalispell Council considers small fee for Evergreen sewer customers

Kalispell City Council on Monday will consider passing along a $3 monthly fee to Evergreen sewer customers. The change is in response to the Evergreen Water and Sewer District instituting a new meter fee of $3 per account monthly for meter data from each of the sewer customers connected to water service. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the City Hall, 201 First Avenue East. The city is not responsible for the fee, but the municipality is affected by it and has to pass the fee amount onto Evergreen sewer customers. Water meter data is the only mechanism used to...

Kalispell Flathead promotes Alejandro Calderon to head boys soccer coach

KALISPELL — Alejandro Calderon has been promoted to head coach of the Kalispell Flathead boys soccer program, activities director Bryce Wilson announced Monday. Calderon has been the junior varsity coach since 2017. He also played for the Braves (2006-09) and was an assistant coach for four years at crosstown rival Kalispell Glacier.

Flathead Lake Resort offers vintage glamping experience

Before taking over management of Flathead Lake Resort, Brittain Kovac and her husband, Josh Shuckman, had been full-time RVing and traveled much of the world. Kovac visited the valley for the first time in July of 2020 and instantly fell in love with the community and the picturesque vistas. “My jaw dropped when I got to the top of the hill in Polson and it didn’t come up for the whole 24 hours I was here. Everything was perfect,” Kovac said. “The cherry stands were open which made me feel like I was in Jamaica. As I continued driving up...

Local Titanic expert gains large following telling tales of passengers on social media

Kaylee Jukich-Fish can’t remember what sparked her interest in the Titanic, the passenger liner that slipped into the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg more than a century ago, but she does recall leaving questions about the sinking around her Kalispell home as a child. “What I used to do was take sticky notes and write questions on them and post them around the house for my dad to answer, like why didn’t Titanic have enough lifeboats,” she said. For a while, he would do a bit of research and get back to her. But eventually, “he couldn’t answer the questions...

Suspect in Flathead Lake homicide arrested

A Polson man wanted for questioning regarding the death of the mother of his child was taken into custody in Lake County on Friday night. Authorities had been searching for Tyler Uhrich, 20, since the Tuesday night dispatch call in a Tribal wilderness area along the east shore of Flathead Lake. Law enforcement crews did not initially locate the man and woman who were reported to 911, but a child shared by the couple was located in a nearby car. On Wednesday search and rescue crews found the body of Rozlyn Bluemel, 22, also of Polson. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods issued a brief statement around 6:30 p.m. Friday saying Uhrich had been arrested in the Pablo area.

Veterans Appreciation Day barbecue planned next weekend in Kalispell

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry is hosting a barbecue for Veterans Appreciation Day on May 21. Festivities will start at 9 a.m. at the Flathead County Sheriff's Posse Building, with food, live music and more until 3 p.m. Organizers say attendees should...

Black and Blue rules again

New faces that are familiar in other sports showed up for the Black and Blue this spring, and helped keep up the Flathead Valley rugby club’s winning ways. With a 12-0 win over the Missoula Mud Dogs on a pitch northwest of Glacier High School, the Black and Blue repeated as state rugby champions Saturday. Wyatt Thomason, who played an excellent linebacker for Glacier last football season, scored the first five points of the match midway through the second half. Then Fin Nadeau, a wrestling standout for Flathead, added another try before Henry Bennetts hit a two-point conversion kick dead-center. ...

Bigfork sweeps District track titles on own oval

BIGFORK — Chloe Raats won the 200 and 400, Lily Tanko swept the hurdles races and Bigfork’s girls ran away with the team title at the District 7-B track and field meet, held on its own track Saturday. The Bigfork Vikings had an equally comfortable win on the boys side, with Trevor Hill sweeping the 100 and 200 and George Bucklin taking both the high jump and long jump. Bucklin pushed his personal record up an inch while winning the high jump at 6 feet, 5 inches; he won the long jump at 20-5.5. Hill’s time of 11.51 seconds in the 100 was...

Law roundup: Man chased out of library, threatened with knife

A man went to the Kalispell Police Department after a man wearing thick glasses and a bright orange jacket reportedly threatened a man with a knife and chased him out of the library and then went back inside. Officers detained one man. Officers responded to a report that a man’s fiance allegedly stabbed him in the face at a friend’s house. He said she was a drunk and he wanted medical attention but not the “lights and sirens.” She was taken to jail. A woman allegedly yelled before tackling a man, who was using a knee scooter in a bank parking lot...

Abortion rights supporters hold Kalispell rally

Women and men, young and old, students and children, gathered at Depot Park in Kalispell on Saturday to join the national Women’s March — Bans off our Bodies rally. Attendees held signs and American flags, some wore red and pink to raise awareness for women’s reproductive rights and missing and murdered indigenous women. A slate of presenters spoke and shared personal stories, poems and music in support of pro-abortion rights at a time when the Supreme Court is deciding the future of Roe. v Wade. Retired physician’s assistant Susan Cahill was among the speakers. Cahill previously owned a Kalispell family practice...

Flathead-area homicide suspect caught

Lake County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected of murdering a woman on Friday, three days after the victim's body was found near Polson. Tyler Uhrich, 20, was taken into custody at 6 p.m. Friday near Pablo, according to a Lake County Sheriff's release. Flathead Lake-area law enforcement officers had been searching for him after Rozlyn Bluemel, 22, was found dead in a tribal wilderness area on the east shore of Flathead Lake by Polson.

Polson boys basketball coach Randy Kelley retires after eight seasons

MISSOULA — Polson boys basketball coach Randy Kelley is retiring, the school announced Monday afternoon. Kelley coached the Pirates the past eight seasons and guided the program to six Class A tournament appearances. Polson won the consolation bracket in the 2016-17 state tournament after losing in the first round that year, then again won the consolation bracket in 2017-18. The Pirates missed out on state in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, but made it back the past two years — ending in the loser-out game each time.

Boy Scout Troop 1933 celebrates 50 years

Kalispell’s Boy Scout Troop 1933 is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Grizzly Base Camp in Bigfork Sunday with an event featuring a barbecue dinner, games, awards, cake, speakers and, of course, a campfire. Sponsored by the Kalispell Rotary Club, Troop 1933 was chartered in 1972 and is currently one of the oldest troops in the state, but the history of Boy Scouts in Kalispell goes back much further. A search of the Daily Inter Lake archives shows the first mention of Boy Scouts in an article dated Jan. 6, 1911 which states the newly formed organization was planning to form a troop...
Bloody Elbow

Charlo vs. Castano 2 results: Jermell Charlo wins undisputed crown with dramatic KO of Brian Castano

The judges were not needed this time. In a fight that was even more entertaining than their thrilling first encounter last year, Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) engaged in another slobberknocker with Brian Castano (17-1-2, 12 KOs), but this time Charlo was able to stop Castano late and earn the status of undisputed junior middleweight champion. Castano came in with the WBO belt, Charlo had the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, and the fans in Carson, CA were treated to a classic.

Charlo: I’m a legend

“This is legacy,” Jermell Charlo said in the ring after stopping Castaño in a rematch to become boxing’s first ever undisputed 154lb champion on Saturday night. “This is something that is legendary. I’m a legend. I knew Castaño was going to give it his all. I knew I had trained very, very hard but you all can see that I came in at 152 pounds because I was really in shape, and I wanted to make sure that this was my fight.