Kalispell, MT

Teen in custody after report of shots heard on northwest side of Kalispell

KALISPELL, Mont. - Law enforcement in Kalispell has a teenager in custody after a report of shots heard on the northwest side of town. Around 7:15 pm Saturday, the Kalispell Police Department responded to a business for the report. An initial investigation found shots were fired involving a domestic-related incident...
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Flathead Beacon

New Play Parodies Whitefish Housing Hypocrisy

A Columbia Falls bowling alley will host an upcoming performance of a new comedic play whose creators want to highlight the hypocrisy they see between how the community of Whitefish talks about housing, and how it acts. Called “A Different Kind of Woman,” the play is a collaborative effort led...
Flathead Beacon

Leader of the Pack

Helena — It was a tale of two halves on Friday night at Vigilante Stadium between Helena Capital and Kalispell Glacier. In the first, the Glacier offense, led by star QB Gage Sliter looked unstoppable, racking up nearly 300 yards and building a 27-14 lead. However, after intermission, Capital flipped the script and pitched a shutout, while scoring three touchdowns of its own in a 35-27 win that leaves the Bruins as the last unbeaten in Class AA.
Flathead Beacon

Waterman a Proven Public Servant

Kyle Waterman is a proven Kalispell public servant. His City Council, City-County Health Board and County Transportation Committee record shows that he goes the extra mile finding solutions. Living in SD 4, he knows the people, their concerns, and issues. Candidate Kyle believes Montana has had secure elections; however, legal voters deserve equal access to participate in elections. Kyle values the First Amendment so the rights of students will be honored with accurate historical curriculum.
Fairfield Sun Times

Man in custody for deliberate homicide in Flathead County

KALISPELL, Mont. - One man is in custody for deliberate homicide in Flathead County. Sheriff Brian Heino confirmed with Montana Right Now they were called to a residence on Sept. 20 on the 200 block of Dawn Drive in Kalispell for a report of an assault with a weapon. One...

Missoula Hellgate edges Kalispell Flathead on last-second field goal

MISSOULA — Leo Filardi booted a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Missoula Hellgate football team a dramatic 29-28 win at Kalispell Flathead late Friday night. Sophomore Rylan Davis started at quarterback for the Knights in place of senior Connor Dick. "First...

Montana Wildfire alert: Lemonade Fire update 2022-09-22

Incident is 90% contained. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, ground and air resources responded to a lightning caused wildfire 21 miles west of Kalispell, Montana, near the community of Marion burning in heavy timber. The fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy, and fire managers have looked for opportunities to go direct where possible. The Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3 has managed the fire since September 5. On Wednesday, September 14, a Tally Lakes Ranger District Type 4 organization assumed command of the fire at 7:00 am.  
Flathead Beacon

Foraging for a Feast

With the weather finally taking on an autumnal air, leaves are changing colors, fruit is ripening and falling off the branches and chefs and hobbyists alike are out foraging for delicacies to add to the dinner table. Chris DiMaio, former executive chef at Three Forks Grille in Columbia Falls who...
Flathead Beacon

ImagineIF Trustees Attempt to Censor Children’s Book About Racism

As the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read through its “Banned Book Week,” an annual campaign to raise awareness about the growing catalog of books beset by attempts to remove them from public schools and libraries, the ImagineIF Board of Trustees on Thursday met to discuss a request to remove another book from its collection — the third challenge the Flathead County library system has faced in the last year.
Flathead Beacon

Avery, Glacier Boys, Take Second at Western AA golf Divisionals

Butte’s Jack Prigge held on to earn medalist honors in the boys meet with his 4-under score of 71-69-140. He took a four-stroke lead over Tyler Avery of Kalispell into the second round and survived a sparkling performance by Avery, who finished at 75-66-141. Trevor Cunningham of Glacier took...
Flathead Beacon

Four Decades of Glacier Guides

More than 40 years ago, a few friends from Montana embarked on a raft trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, fearing for their lives while also reevaluating their current government careers as they ran the Class IV river at flood stage. “It was crazy,” Randy...

Police determine Whitefish High School threat as non-credible

Whitefish School District on Thursday said in a letter that went out to district families that Whitefish High School administration received information regarding a possible threat toward the school via social media. According to the letter, the threat was quickly determined as non-credible by the Whitefish Police Department. The threat came from an individual that does not reside in Whitefish and lives on the east coast. The letter says the Whitefish Police Department contacted authorities in North Carolina and the subject was identified, questioned and is being charged. The letter, signed by Whitefish Superintendent Dave Means, WHS Principal Kerry Drown and Whitefish...