Woman dies in Friday afternoon crash near Kalispell
A 52-year-old woman from Kila died in a one-vehicle crash in the Kalispell area on Friday afternoon.
Civil War reenactor takes students back through history
Fourth-grade teacher Karissa Prewitt puts on a Civil War-era hospital steward coat while standing before her class at Peterson Elementary in Kalispell. It’s an ode to the completion of students learning about the creation of America. The coat belongs to Mike Inman, historian and American Civil War reenactor, who...
A Field Guide to Feeling Good in Northwest Montana
When Allie Maloney moved to the Flathead three years ago, she experienced a feeling that many newcomers and outsiders recognize all too well: profound loneliness. Her closest community of family and friends – the ones who understand her deepest self – live out of state, and she strongly felt this distance.
City of Kalispell issues notice about ‘forever chemicals’ in water supply
A view of U.S. Highway 93 in Kalispell taken in 2007 (Photo by Katie Brady via Wikimedia Commons | CC-BY-SA 2.0). The City of Kalispell issued a consumer drinking water notice Friday, months after the detection of cancer-linked PFAS in two of its wells in July. The detection made Kalispell...
Montana Bar Named One Of The “Best Irish Pubs” In America
Now that we've made it to March, one of Montana's favorite holidays is just around the corner. Of course, we are talking about St. Patrick's Day. Even if you don't have Irish heritage, most Montanans act like they do for at least one day a year. Now, when you think of St. Patrick's Day in Montana, you think of the town of Butte. Butte has the 2nd highest Irish population in the United States, and let's be honest, the people of Butte know how to throw a St. Patty's Day parade.
Unsettled weather, areas of snow and a slight temperature drop this weekend
A trough will remain in place today, resulting in occasional snow showers. Otherwise, partly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s. South wind at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph are expected today. Areas of rain and snow will continue Saturday. Parts of northwest...
Trees Being Removed From Flathead Valley Community College Campus in Kalispell
Nature is meeting education on the Flathead Valley Community College campus this week. Students are working with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to log trees on school property that have been impacted by the western pine beetle. The logging project is taking down ponderosa pine trees...
Polson police respond to gun-related incidents
Polson Police responded to two unrelated firearm incidents in the past week and both suspects were apprehended and taken into custody, according to Polson Police Chief George Simpson.In the first incident, which occurred last Wednesday, Feb. 21, at around 9 p.m., Polson officers were dispatched to a residence near First St. W. and Fifth Ave. W. for a domestic disturbance. While officers were investigating the matter, they determined that the armed suspect had left the residence. A description of the male and the vehicle he was driving were provided to dispatch.After officers located the suspect’s vehicle in the area, a...
Flathead Valley's annual 'Free the Seeds' event marks its ninth year
KALISPELL, Mont. — In the Flathead Valley, Land to Hand Montana hosted its ninth year of 'Free the Seeds'. Local experts provided more than 20 educational workshops. This year the event brought in 1,200 attendees with this year's theme 'Tiny Seeds, Big Impact'. Free the seeds kicked off at...
Sentencing deferred for damage to pot shop
A Polson man, Chadron Thomas Martin, 27, had the imposition of sentencing on one count of felony criminal mischief deferred for two years in Polson District Court on Feb 21. Martin, who admitted to causing thousands of dollars in damage at a marijuana dispensary, pleaded guilty to the charge during a change of plea hearing Jan. 3.The plea was entered as part of an agreement that dismisses one count of felony tampering with, or fabricating physical evidence.According to court records, on May 17, 2023, Deputy Dylan Moll with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a report of damage to...
Flathead Lake portion closed until July 15th
(Kalispell) – The seasonal closure of a large portion of the north shore of Flathead Lake between Bigfork and Somers began on March 1st. This area is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) that spans 7 miles closes annually to reduce human disturbances during the breeding, nesting, and brood-rearing period of nesting birds. This closure includes the open beaches along the shoreline of the WPA.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in Kila, MT
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to kila..
Woman accused in Arlee fatal hit-and-run appears in court
MISSOULA, Mont. — The woman accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Arlee last year appeared in a Lake County courtroom Wednesday morning. Sunny Katherinne White appeared for an omnibus hearing that ended up being continued due to new motions filed and other delays in the case. White...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.19 and $3.29 in Kalispell as of 2024-03-03. Find the cheapest 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 Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Comments sought on non-member hunting regs
The Flathead Indian Reservation Advisory Board is seeking comments on the draft 2024-2025 Hunting Seasons, Shooting Hours and Limits for Migratory Waterfowl, Pheasants and Gray Partridge for non-member hunters.A copy of the draft regulations can be obtained by contacting Tribal Wildlife Program Manager Kari Kingery at 406-675-2700, ext. 7217 or by email at Kari.Kingery@cskt.org.Comments will be accepted through Sunday, March 31, and may be sent to CSKT Wildlife Management Program, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, 59855, or emailed to Kari.Kingery@cskt.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.A public meeting to accept comments will be held 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Tribal Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Conference Room at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson.
Chamber honors community leaders during Nashville Nights
Nashville Nights was the theme of Polson Chamber of Commerce’s Community Awards Night on Feb. 24. Guests got into the spirit of the event with hats, boots, jeans and bling.During the gathering at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino, chamber members, nominees and community members enjoyed a social hour, dinner and presentation of awards. Emcee Brian Miskimins, chamber president Cole Wallace and vice-president Joslyn Shackelford presented engraved plaques to a wide array of community members businesses. The North Lake County Library with Abbi Dooley at the helm won for Non-Profit Organization of the Year. The library has undergone two moves, major construction,...
1 in custody after shots fired at KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino parking lot
MISSOULA, Mont. — A woman is in custody after allegedly firing a weapon during a dispute at KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino's parking lot on Saturday afternoon. Lucy Cluff-Smith, age unlisted, was arrested for felony assault with a weapon after allegedly shooting into an unoccupied vehicle during a domestic dispute, according to a press release from Polson Police Department.
Trial pushed back in Mika Westwolf hit and run case
Judge Molly Owen moved the Mika Westwolf-Sunny White trial date from May 6 to September 30, 2024.
Legals for February, 29 2024
CALL FOR BIDS Lake County Montana Commissioners are requesting sealed bids for up to: -400 tons of MC 800 cutback asphalt for the 2024 season. -200 tons of CRS-2 emulsion asphalt for the 2024 season. 1) Prices shall be on a per ton basis F.O.B. Pablo, MT and specify minimum load quantities (approx. 10,000 gallons). 2) Bid shall include liquid anti strip agent at 0.5% added to the MC 800 at point of loading. 3) Truck shall have unloading pump and hoses for MC 800 to fill County tank. 4) Driver shall have Worker’s Compensation Insurance. 5) Driver shall have protective clothing suitable for handling hot...
Tirza Two Teeth pins Montana Girls State A Wrestling Championship
RONAN — In a display of skill and dedication, 17-year-old Tirza Two Teeth, Salish and Sunchild-Cree, secured the 235-pound Girls State A Championship in wrestling, representing Ronan High School. “It’s a good feeling because I work hard all year round, and it was nice to accomplish it as my...