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Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago

Valley churches adapt to social distancing restrictions

Churches throughout the Flathead Valley are making a variety of modifications to the way they gather and serve t...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Firearms store specializes in historic weaponry

For Bigfork’s Richard “Short Colt” Cheney, firearms are a way of life.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
School delivery program a bright spot in uncertain times

“Start your engines,” a voice crackled over the radio.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Woman, police exchange gunfire in Bigfork

A woman accused of exchanging gunfire with Flathead Valley law officers Tuesday morning in Bigfork has a prior record of assault with a weapon.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Bigfork area closures, cancellations and postponements

Cancelled • United States Air Force Academy Band concert March 28 at Bigfork Center for Performing Arts.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health officials urge caution, common sense

Public health officials are urging Montanans not to panic during the coronavirus outbreak, but to exercise caution and common sense.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Schools transition to online learning, continue meal program

Bigfork School District 38 will begin online education for students in grades 5 through 12 today, March 18, while the campus will remain closed through March...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Arguments in Bigfork Ponzi scheme presented in federal appellate court

A three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Friday, March 6, in a case involving a Bigfork man who was convicted of swi...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Wind storm cleanup still underway

Hundreds of trees are still toppled throughout the Flathead Valley following Friday’s storm that left thousands without power.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
School board buys seniors’ travel vouchers for canceled class Euro trip

On March 11, members of the Bigfork School Board voted to postpone a 10-day school trip to Europe over spring break and to buy refund vouchers from eight seniors and four parent chaperones who would no longer be ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Rental company changes hands after 30 years

After 30 years of serving Bigfork visitors, Denise Grenier is finally getting a little vacation of her own.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork woman charged with criminal endangerment for firing handgun

A Flathead Valley woman ended up in jail after allegedly firing a handgun during a fight with her boyfriend.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Land use committee recommends denial of zone change

The Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend denial of a zone change amendment requested by JJN Holdings, owned by Bigfork electrician Ryan Nelson, to re-zone his 5.884-acre property fro...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
New website brings local history into the modern age

Local histories can be easily forgotten. The artifacts themselves might be stowed away in attics, never to see the light of day, while stories go untold as g...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Neighborhood break-in prompts concern among locals

— A caller on Sunrise Terrace called regarding an alleged break-in in his neighborhood. He was going to be gone for the weekend and requested extra patrols. Extra patrols were provided.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local to be honored as Montana Symphony Volunteer of the Year

Music has been a part of Julie Moffitt’s life ever since she started taking piano lessons as a young girl, which morphed into a love of singing and Broadway ...