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Updated 6 days, 2 hours ago

‘Play in your backyard’program urges people to explore locally

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to curtail out-of-state visitor numbers this season, local organizations...

Updated 6 days, 2 hours ago
Retired elementary teacher releases third children’s book

Retired Bigfork Elementary School teacher, Sharon Lamar has written and illustrated “Wild at Heart,” a children’s book about a young girl’s unforgettable hik...

Updated 1 week ago
Group seeks amendment to Water Rights Protection Act

With support from Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes, a Lake County nonprofit recently submitted a letter to state leaders requesting an amendment to the dr...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Gone but not forgotten: Cemetery association maintains historic graveyard

At Lone Pine, local history lives on thanks to this small group of dedicated individuals, who not only maintain the facility, but keep detailed records on it...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bowling center not spared impacts of COVID-19

Bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters are starting to fill up again as people around the valley gradually venture out of their homes, but bowling center...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Next phase of Montana’s reopening plan begins June 1

Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that Montana would move to phase two of the state’s reopening plan starting June 1.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Committee to take second look at farm proposal

The Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee will review three applications for amendments or zone changes to Bigfork-area properties at their May 28 meeting.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
PHOTOS: Market season begins

The Bigfork Farmers Market Cooperative kicked off their season May 13. Vendors and customers braved the cold weather to peruse displays of fresh veggies, egg...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Heavy rain through Friday to bring rise in rivers

According to the National Weather Service in Missoula, rainfall will persist through at least Friday, with periods of heavy downpours possible today.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Board recommends approval for commercial subdivision

Last Wednesday evening, the Flathead City-County Planning Board voted to recommend approval for the subdivision of a 5.31-acre commercial property on Montana 82 near Pick’s Bowling Center that would create five l...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Three grizzlies relocated after feeding on garbage in Swan Lake area

Three subadult grizzly bears were trapped along the northwestern edge of Swan Lake last Thursday, May 7, after the siblings spent weeks roaming the area, rav...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Mahlum takes on Noland in House District 10 primary

Republican Doug Mahlum will challenge incumbent Mark Noland for the Montana House District 10 Republican nomination in the June 2 primary election.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
ImagineIF Libraries to reopen with new hours

ImagineIF Libraries will reopen the doors to their three Flathead County locations May 19 with new operating hours, in accordance with guidance from the Flat...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Alleged hatchet assailant pleads not guilty

Man who allegedly threw hatchet at woman pleads not guilty

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local farmers markets get underway with changes

Bigfork residents will soon be able to go to market as the town’s two farmers markets reopen for the summer season, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.