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Adaptive exercise in action: Chair yoga comes to Bigfork

“I think people need to know that this class is accessible to anyone who’s maybe having some difficulties with bal…

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Sportsman’s Bridge project will begin with new fishing access site

“After recent delays, we are excited to have this project moving forward,” Bob Vosen, MDT Missoula District Administrator, said in a press release. “Constructi…

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Bigfork School Board tables sports and activities cooperative agreement

Bigfork Public Schools Board of Trustees tabled a decision on their cooperative sports and activities agreement with Swan River School after a decision by the Swan River board to limit the time their teachers can b…

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Happenings: Vacation bible school

Bigfork Summer Community Choir welcomes all singers 15 and up to practices at the Community United Methodist Church Mondays at 5:30 p.m., directed by Dr. Art Crane and Dr. Jordan Neiman. Bigfork Community Unit…

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BLOTTER: Boat sinks in Echo Lake

A 22-foot surfboat was reported fully submerged about 12 to 15 feet deep at a dock in Echo Lake overnight, Bigfork Fire Department was called to assist.

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Electric fencing for bear attractants garners 50% reimbursement program

Here in Montana, many of us live, travel and recreate in bear country. Being “bear aware” here is more a requirement than a recommendation. However, it can be easy to overlook the common bear attractants in our bac…

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Tester, Daines split on abortion bill

Montana’s senators split last Wednesday on whether to proceed with a bill that would have expressed support for abortion access.

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Montana lawmakers want answers from Secret Service

Montana’s representatives in Congress, many of whom have shared a stage with Donald Trump, pivoted Sunday to toning down political rhetoric and investigating h…

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Despite summer heat wave, 20,000 music fans attend Under the Big Sky

Fans and water misters were as ubiquitous as cowboy hats as concertgoers did their best to beat the sweltering heat during the opening day of the Under the Big…

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State wildlife agency gives boost to native rainbow trout species

Most rainbow trout swimming in Montana’s waters are not native to the state — with the singular exception of the redband trout in the Kootenai drainage.

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Black bear euthanized after breaking into vehicle at campground

State wildlife officials trapped and euthanized a black bear at a Northwest Montana campground on Monday after it broke a vehicle window to get food in a cooler.

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Bigfork Soccer Club continues to grow

Bigfork’s soccer players are out on the newly redone Carlyle Johnson fields this week for One. Soccer Schools. Kids from kindergarten to high school will be ta…

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Federal judge stops Forest Service plan for Flathead Forest over endangered species

Federal Judge Dana Christensen has stopped the Flathead National Forest from implementing its forest plan for the 2.4 million acres because the U.S. Forest Ser…

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Blotter: Tailgate stolen at rodeo

A tailgate was reported stolen from a truck at the Bigfork Rodeo.

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Co-op seeks photo submissions for calendar

Photo submissions for the 2025 Flathead Electric Cooperative Members’ Calendar opened July 1. Submissions are considered through August 31. Winners receive $25 and are notified in late September. Calendars are typi…