‘Many Unknowns’ as Lake County Pulls Out of Decades-old Tribal Law Enforcement Agreement
Officials in Lake County have said there are more questions than answers after they informed the state that they were pulling out of a decades-old agreement because it can no longer afford to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation. In November, the Lake County Commission sent a...
Tragic Highway Collision in Rollins, Montana: Unveiling the Underlying Community Challenges
The quiet morning of December 1, 2023, was shattered by a devastating collision on Highway 93 near Rollins, Montana. Dennis Perez, a 54-year-old local resident, lost his life when a school bus collided with his Dodge Ram pickup truck. The Montana Highway Patrol is meticulously investigating the cause of the accident that also left three others injured, while the Lake County Sheriff's Office, under Sheriff Don Bell, is probing the events leading to Perez's death, supported by an autopsy from the Montana Forensic Science Division. The crash, although devoid of school bus passengers, has plunged the Rollins community into mourning and underscored the precarious nature of road safety.
Avalanche Watch and Wind Advisory in Effect as Mild, Wet Weather Pattern Hits Northwest Montana
• An Avalanche Watch is in effect until Tuesday morning for Lincoln, Flathead, and Lake Counties in Montana due to a warm and wet storm that could increase the risk of avalanches in certain areas.
These polson, MT based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around polson.
Avalanche Watch Issued as Winter Storm Hits State
Flathead Avalanche Center in Montana issued an avalanche watch on Monday night.
Permitting Issues Faced by Kalispell Group Feeding Homeless on Sundays
Winter's Kitchen, a Kalispell group feeding the homeless every Sunday, faces permitting issues that could add an extra cost of $2,700 for their gatherings in Depot Park. Despite the challenges, the group remains committed to providing a safe space for the homeless.
Kalispell group feeding homeless on Sundays runs into permitting issues
Winter's Kitchen is a Kalispell group that comes together every Sunday to feed and clothe those who may need help this winter.
"Whose Live Anyway?" comedy improv tour coming to Kalispell
The "Whose Line is it Anyway?" cast is coming to Kalispell June 4, 2024 during its live improv tour: "Whose Live Anyway?".
Fatal Collision on U.S. Highway 93: Community Mourns as Investigation Unfolds
Early Friday morning brought tragedy to Lake County as a school bus and a pick-up truck were involved in a fatal collision on U.S. Highway 93 near Rollins, close to Mello Cave Lane. Shortly after 7 a.m., the driver of the pick-up truck was killed in the crash, a sobering occurrence for the community. Sheriff Don Bell of Lake County confirmed the death, bringing a grave tone to the day's events.
Montana's Crime Surge Amidst Natural Splendor: A Call for Comprehensive Solutions
Montana, a state renowned for its stunning landscapes, is facing a stark contrast within its serene cities as crime rates soar. The 2023 analysis of 'Montana's Most Dangerous Cities' underscores this public safety concern, revealing that crime is not just an issue for larger urban centers like Billings and Missoula but is also prevalent across smaller communities. According to FBI crime data, the cities with the most significant crime rates include Billings, Ronan, Helena, and others. Crimes range from property offenses in Billings to a high incidence of rapes in Helena, demanding immediate attention and action.
Pablo boil water advisory lifted
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has lifted boil water advisory that had been in place for the water system in Pablo.
Winter’s Can’t-Miss Events
Dec. 8 – 31 Downtown Kalispell. Enjoy a tour of historic downtown Kalispell’s holiday lights from the vantage point of a vintage trolley. Kalispell Trolley Company’s heated and enclosed trolleys offer the perfect place to sip hot chocolate and take in the holiday views. Tours are $15 per person, or private tours can be booked for $275. Find out more at montanatrolleyco.com.
Winter's Kitchen: A Beacon of Hope and Community Action in Kalispell
In Kalispell, Montana, a grassroots initiative named Winter's Kitchen is making tangible differences in the lives of the homeless, demonstrating the profound impact of local community action. Each Sunday, volunteers gather at Depot Park to provide hot meals and clothing to those in need, led by Rebecca Couture and supported by dedicated individuals such as Dana Evert. This effort not only offers essential aid during the harsh winter months but also symbolizes the enduring human spirit of compassion and collective responsibility.
Tragedy in Kalispell: A Call to Address Homelessness and Mental Health
The Kalispell community was left in shock when Jonathan Douglas Shaw, a 37-year-old transient, was sentenced to 170 years for the murder of Matthew Hurley and attempted murder of William Keck. The incident unfolded in the parking lot of Fuel Fitness and Nutrition, where Shaw, in a claimed act of self-defense, fatally shot Hurley and engaged Keck in a shootout. The sentencing by Judge Dan Wilson included a 100-year term for deliberate homicide, with an additional 60 years for attempted homicide and weapons enhancements, underlining the seriousness of Shaw's actions.
Today the gas price is close to $3.11 in Polson as of 2023-12-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Fast Food Frenzy: Discovering Kalispell's Top 3 Quick Eats
This article presents a guide to three fast food spots in Kalispell. Have you had the chance to sample any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Montana FWP to hold public meetings around state to explain new wolf management plan
MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is out with a draft plan to manage and conserve wolves in the long term. The state says it combines research, management experience, new laws and your input. You can go to question and answer sessions tonight in Bozeman, Thursday night...
Man Receives Life Sentence for Fatal Shooting at Kalispell Gym
• Jonathon Douglas Shaw has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for a fatal shooting at a gym in Kalispell, Montana. • Shaw was found guilty of deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide by a jury.
Petition Filed to Nullify Kalispell Municipal Election Due to Ballot Issue
Discover why Callis Bell voters may be heading back to the polls. The Flathead County Attorney's office has filed a petition to annul the recent municipal election due to a ballot issue. Find out what this means for the city council election.
Kalispell police look to identify person of interest
KALISPELL, Mont. — The Kalispell Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest connected to a criminal mischief and arson investigation. The person of interest is the man in the photo. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Detective Sweigart at...