Monday, March 20, 2023


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Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago

Kehoe's Agate Shop owner talks gems, jewels and family history

Every spring, Leslie Kehoe travels to eastern Montana to take in the green, rolling hills and do her favorite ac...

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
New shop on Nucleus features local, regional artists

Nucleus Avenue has a new art shop with deep roots in the valley. Callie Hulslander-Cooper and Traci Staves have opened Persimmon in Columbia Falls.

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Lakeside man brought up on felony charge for harassing deputy

Allegedly drunkenly threatening a Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputy outside of a Lakeside saloon last week earned James Scott Mende a pending felony ch...

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Community news briefs

Community news briefs for the week of March 15, 2023.

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Remembering Tina Lawler, a friend to all of Bigfork

You didn’t have to know Tina Lawler personally to feel like her friend. Working many different jobs through the years, it could be said she made her biggest ...

Updated 6 days, 5 hours ago
Bigfork man sentenced for attacking police officer

A Bigfork man convicted of assaulting a Whitefish Police officer in 2021 received a partially suspended five-year sentence with the state Department of Corre...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Bigfork homicide case continued

The trial of accused Bigfork murderer Derrick James Jackson was ordered pushed back this week.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bigfork Brewfest brings 27 Montana breweries to downtown

It was sunshine and blue skies for attendees at the 14th annual Bigfork Brewfest this past weekend.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Flathead Lake north shore closed for seasonal waterfowl production

A seasonal closure started March 1 along a large portion of the north shore of Flathead Lake between Bigfork and Somers to support migrating and nesting bird...

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Community news briefs

News briefs for the week of March 8, 2023.

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Flathead National Forest, POWDR, worked ‘hand in hand’ on Holland expansion proposal

For more than one year before the U.S. Forest Service announced a controversial proposal to expand operations at Holland Lake Lodge, it was working hand in h...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Dismantling of Bigfork’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ underway

After seven years of legal battles, Bigfork’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ is coming undone.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
ImagineIF Board pledges purchase of library materials at new Bigfork building

The ImagineIF Library Board of Trustees is pledging to buy $70,000 in materials for the system’s Bigfork branch once its renovation project is complete.

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Bill banning vaccinated blood donations would ‘decimate’ blood supply, opponents say

A bill to ban donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccination from giving blood will “decimate” blood supply in Montana and leave patients at risk of even ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Mountainfilm on Tour comes to Bigfork March 2

Documentary film festival Mountainfilm on Tour is coming to Bigfork on March 2 as part of their five city tour in Montana.