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Updated 6 days, 10 hours ago

PHOTOS: Bigfork Summer Rodeo

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

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bigfork Fire Board purchases land to house new station

The Bigfork Rural Fire District Board recently purchased an 8.5-acre parcel of land from Carol and Ronald Pierce to serve as the future home of a new fire station.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local home stager makes homes market-ready

Real estate is one local industry that has stayed strong amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so it seemed like no better time for Jamie Wenzel and Kim Rose to debut ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Planning board approves subdivision with pickleball court

The Flathead City-County Planning Board recommended approval for a 14-lot commercial subdivision on Montana 83, one of which will include a pickleball and event center, during their June 10 meeting.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Homicide suspect shot and killed at Woods Bay

A man who fired shots at local law enforcement officers in the Woods Bay area was killed the afternoon of Tuesday, June 9, following a high-speed chase in co...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Casino robber gets five years in women’s prison

At her June 11 appearance in Flathead County District Court, Starks was sentenced to five years at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings and ordered to pay ...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Campaigning carriage offers rides in Bigfork

Gene Bushnell stopped in Bigfork last Friday to offer rides on his handcrafted carriage while campaigning for President Donald Trump’s reelection. The stagec...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Flathead County has two active COVID-19 cases

As of Monday morning, June 15, Flathead County had two active cases of COVID-19 after going two months without any confirmed positives, according to data from the county’s health department.

Updated 1 month ago
Bigfork couple gets grizzly visitor

Dave Strawser got quite the surprise last Sunday while he was sipping his morning coffee at his Harbor Village home. Strawser rolled up the electric blinds a...

Updated 1 month ago
Reeling in the years

For 15 years, Eric Bruer has been using his one-of-a-kind technological setup to transfer old videos onto modern media to preserve the images of these bygone...

Updated 1 month ago
Plans for alternate parade draw community concern, limited support

After the Bigfork Fourth of July Parade was canceled by the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce over concerns about maintaining state COVID-19 safety directives, one...

Updated 1 month ago
Center awarded $166K grant for parking lot project

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded a $166,000 grant to the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts to build a much-needed parking lot in downtown B...

Updated 1 month ago
Bigfork High School Class of 2020

Bigfork High School graduation was held last Saturday, June 6.

Updated 1 month ago
Computer access now available at local ImagineIf Libraries

Following guidance from the Flathead City/County Health Department, ImagineIF Libraries opened their doors last month offering new open hours. Enhanced safety measures are in place to protect the welfare of staff...

Updated 1 month ago
Incumbent Noland to face off against Allen in HD10 race

Noland will face off against Democratic nominee Jennifer Allen in the Nov. 3 general election.