Columbia Falls, MTHungry Horse News

Man jailed after spraying wife with bear spray

A Columbia Falls man was taken to jail after he allegedly sprayed his wife in the face with bear spray. Nathan Lee Roth, 32, is in the Flathead County Detention Center on $50,000 bail and facing one felony count of assault with a weapon. He is scheduled to be arraigned...
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Montana StateMissoulian

Montana proposes advertising changes to marijuana industry

The Montana Department of Revenue has offered its proposed rule changes to the state's medical and incoming recreational marijuana industries. The department will hold a public hearing in the auditorium of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services on the rule changes at 9 a.m. on Aug. 13.
Whitefish, MTWhitefish Pilot

Business owners, residents gather to discuss ideas for solving affordable housing shortage

The lack of affordable rental housing is ever apparent in Whitefish as people are being forced out of their rentals due to the housing market skyrocketing this year. Around town businesses are often posting signs on their front doors stating they are closed at least one day a week due to lack of staff. Tourism is at an all-time high this summer, yet businesses can't fully reap the benefits because their employees have nowhere to live that is affordable and for that reason are forced to leave.
Whitefish, MTWhitefish Pilot

Highway 93 plan sets goals for future of corridor

Aiming for improved pedestrian and vehicle routes, while creating a more aesthetically pleasing area, the city’s Highway 93 South Corridor Plan sets out future goals for the south entrance to Whitefish. The draft corridor plan was recently released for public review. The Planning Board is expected to vote on the...

Dispute over weight leads Columbia Falls javelin thrower Angellica Street to transfer from Texas A&M to Montana State

BOZEMAN — When Angellica Street arrived at Texas A&M last fall, her goal was to compete in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. The javelin thrower has barely competed since. Street, a 2020 Columbia Falls graduate who owns the all-class state girls javelin record, recently transferred from A&M to Montana State after a difficult year in College Station, Texas.
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Kalispell Dispatch

Kalispell Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Kalispell: Wednesday, August 4: Areas Of Smoke; Thursday, August 5: Areas of smoke during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Friday, August 6: Chance of Rain Showers; Saturday, August 7:
Flathead County, MTFlathead Beacon

New Chapter in North Shore Bridge Standoff

Amid the now decade-long legal battle over the private “bridge to nowhere” that connects the north shore of Flathead Lake to Dockstader Island, property owner Jolene Dugan has added another layer by filing suit against Flathead County for inverse condemnation. Dugan’s complaint stems from a court order requiring her to...
ObituariesWhitefish Pilot

Clifford J (Swede) Hanley

Dad, Clifford J (Swede) Hanley was born Nov. 11, 1922 on the Hanley homestead in present-day Northern Carter County north of Ekalaka, Montana, to Clifford and Cora Ethel Hanley. He joined three older brothers, George, Jack, Jean (Bucky) and was followed up by younger brother Francis (Pat). They rode horseback...
Thompson Falls, MTValley Press-Mineral Independent

Authorities say Thompson Falls sex offender violated probation

A child sex predator is locked up in the Flathead County Detention Center after authorities say he violated his probation by viewing online pornography. Karl Cilroy Wortley, 41, of Thompson Falls, was booked into jail on Tuesday, July 20, for a revocation of a suspended sentence from a case in 2014.
Columbia Falls, MTHungry Horse News

Swim team hosts state meet, takes fourth

The Columbia Falls swim team took fourth overall in the AA division at the state swim meet held in Columbia Falls over the weekend. The Wildcats had several state champions in their respective age groups. Annika Peterson took the title in the 25 freestyle; Catherine Opalka took first in the...
Whitefish, MTWhitefish Pilot

Nelson's hardware store taps into solar power

Montana's sunny weather could not have come at a better time for Nelson's Ace Hardware. The store on U.S. 93 South in Whitefish recently installed 78 solar panels across its south-facing roof to provide the shop with sustainable energy. The panels are expected to cover just over a quarter of...