The violin maker: Kalispell man produces one-of-a-kind instruments

The violin maker: Kalispell man produces one-of-a-kind instruments

June 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

om Simensen’s workspace is a musical treasure trove. In the garage adjacent to his Kalispell home, violins hang from a tree-like display, like sonorous branches of gleaming wood. Bottles of finish, ...

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Junior Police Academy prepares teens for law enforcement

Junior Police Academy prepares teens for law enforcement

June 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

Young people in the Flathead Valley considering careers in law enforcement began their training this past week at the Kalispell Police Department’s Junior Academy. Fifteen cadets, ranging in age f...

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Couple parks school buses after combined 106 years

Couple parks school buses after combined 106 years

June 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

On the last school day, Fran and Jan VanRinsum drove into retirement after transporting thousands of children — in addition to various hamsters, mice, fish and snakes — to and from school over a comb...

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Rising health insurance costs prompt workforce reduction

June 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

Daily Inter Lake Flathead County is reducing its workforce by the equivalent of 10.7 full-time employees in the coming fiscal year to offset sizable increases in health-insurance costs. The workforce downsizing will...

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ViZn Energy rehires most of furloughed workforce

June 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

Daily Inter Lake ViZn Energy, a Columbia Falls-based industrial-size battery manufacturer, has rehired much of the approximately 60-employee workforce it had furloughed on March 16. “We’re hiring back about 75 perce...

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Montana Tavern Association launches app

June 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

Daily Inter Lake People don’t usually look to rural and locally owned Montana bars to be on the cutting edge of marketing evolution. A new effort by the Montana Tavern Association, a consortium of bar owners from a...

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Bat slinks away, this time

June 23, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Daily Inter Lake A woman in the Marion area awoke to a bat in her bedroom. She told the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office that she was not able to find the bat and believed it was still in her home. She was advised to...

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Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

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June 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the...

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Going-to-the-Sun Road opens for the 2018 season

June 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

Daily Inter Lake The Going-to-the-Sun Road opened on Saturday morning in its entirety to motorized vehicle travel. Glacier National Park sent out notification of its plan to open the road today at 10 p.m. Friday. ...

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