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PHOTOS: Bigfork Summer Rodeo
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

PHOTOS: Bigfork Summer Rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls put on quite a show at the Bigfork Summer Pro Rodeo last weekend.

PHOTOS: Bigfork Fourth of July Parade
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

PHOTOS: Bigfork Fourth of July Parade

Hundreds of people lined the sides of Montana 209 in Ferndale for the Bigfork Fourth of July Parade.

July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

ImagineIF Libraries adds new services

ImagineIF Libraries is unveiling several new solutions designed to meet the community’s needs for free access to information and to keep people connected.

The show goes on at Bigfork Summer Playhouse
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

The show goes on at Bigfork Summer Playhouse

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse has made a number of changes to continue operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Free COVID-19 testing site busy on opening day
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Free COVID-19 testing site busy on opening day

More than 120 people had free coronavirus tests last Tuesday in Bigfork.

Swan Valley program seeks to limit human-bear conflicts
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Swan Valley program seeks to limit human-bear conflicts

Living in northwest Montana means living around bears, but one local group is working to help prevent the kinds of human-bear conflicts that have led to problems in the past.

Despite rainy June, dry summer could dictate fire season
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Despite rainy June, dry summer could dictate fire season

Forecasts predict a hot and dry summer in Northwest Montana despite rainy weather last month.

Roll it Forward program provides free sweet treats
July 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Roll it Forward program provides free sweet treats

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up once in a while.

Bigfork Fourth of July Parade relocates to Montana 209 under new organizer
July 2, 2020 1:33 p.m.

Bigfork Fourth of July Parade relocates to Montana 209 under new organizer

Bigfork’s celebration of American independence will look a little different this year. Instead of coursing through downtown, the parade will progress along Montana 209 in Ferndale beginning at noon on Saturday.

Differently-abled athletes get creative with water sports
July 1, 2020 9:24 a.m.

Differently-abled athletes get creative with water sports

A storm was boiling off in the distance, but the adaptive athletes weren’t ready to come off the water yet. Sixteen-year-old Devin McLane bobbed in the water atop a wakesurf board as Jim von Normann maneuvered the vessel into position.

Nonprofit hopes to bring clean water to African village
July 1, 2020 8:25 a.m.

Nonprofit hopes to bring clean water to African village

Bigfork locals and Catholic priest partner to bring clean water to Tanzanian village.

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling
July 1, 2020 8:24 a.m.

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.

July 1, 2020 8:24 a.m.

Bigfork to offer free COVID-19 testing

A free coronavirus testing clinic is now open to serve people in the Bigfork area on Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m.

July 1, 2020 8:24 a.m.

Ranger Springs camp-retreat center moves forward

After lengthy discussion and review by multiple boards, the Flathead County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for Ranger Springs to operate a camp/retreat center on a farm located along Montana 35 in Bigfork.

June 29, 2020 12:12 p.m.

Bigfork to offer free COVID-19 testing

A free coronavirus testing clinic is now open to people in the Bigfork area on Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m. Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rebekah King said the clinic is geared toward people who are employed in the Bigfork Area and who work with the public, but is available to anyone who is asymptomatic.

Ready, aim, fire!
June 24, 2020 5 a.m.

Ready, aim, fire!

Youth clay shooting club fosters safety and skills

The COVID-19 pandemic may have cut their season short, but the members of the Bigfork Scholastic Clay Target Program team are back in action at the Bigfork Gun Club.

June 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Community invited to Clean Your ‘Fork event

Each year, on the last Saturday of April, 100 volunteers gather for breakfast before heading out as a community to do litter pickup along 10 miles of highway around Bigfork. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event was postponed. However, with summer quickly approaching, the community is invited to come together and clean up Bigfork before visitors arrive.

June 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Three grizzly bears euthanized

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently euthanized three grizzly bears in Northwest Montana because the bears were food conditioned and habituated to people.

COVID-19 grants and how they apply to your business
June 24, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 grants and how they apply to your business

The most fundamental function of the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting our business community.

Man catches $10,000 Mack Days fish
June 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Man catches $10,000 Mack Days fish

For the just the second time in tournament history, the famous $10,000 tagged lake trout has been caught during the annual Mack Days event on Flathead Lake.

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