Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Updated 22 hours, 21 minutes ago

Deep Dive into FLBS: The Story of the Flathead Lake Freeze

My wife loves reminding me that, more often than not, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I don’t disagree wi...

Updated 3 weeks ago
North Valley Music School offers free first lessons for new students in January

North Valley Music School in Whitefish invites new students and returning performers to enroll for their continuing winter music programming.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Despite best efforts, swan dies from lead poisoning

Last week, an adult trumpeter swan was found lethargic on the ice of Somers Bay of Flathead Lake, something was obviously wrong with the majestic bird.

Updated 4 weeks ago
PHOTOS: Christmastime in Bigfork

The Christmas spirit was alive in Bigfork this month. Community members gathered together to give back, and spend time with family and friends.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Bigfork VFW honors couple and Montana Legends for preparing annual Christmas dinner

Bigfork Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4042 took some time to honor a couple who prepares their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners every year. VFW Post Comman...

Updated 1 month ago
First Interstate Bank Branch Manager Nancy Fratt retires

Branch Manager Nancy Fratt is retiring after 35 years of working at First Interstate Bank.

Updated 1 month ago
Looking local to keep New Year's resolutions

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rebekah King writes about new years resolutions and how you can utilize shopping local to realize them.

Updated 1 month ago
Bowling alley in Bigfork now “Grizzly Lanes” with professional bowler at helm

The bowling alley in Bigfork recently came under new ownership after it was purchased by professional bowler Rhino Page and his business partner Jeff Heinle....

Updated 1 month ago
CFBB looks to recruit younger board members, outlines plan for leadership transition

The Community Foundation For a Better Bigfork met for their monthly meeting last week to discuss end-of-year business and look towards 2022. Discussions mostly revolved around terms and recruiting membership, wit...

Updated 1 month ago
Bigfork Schools and law enforcement look for leads as bomb threat investigation continues

A message sent to parents from Bigfork Schools administrative team said officials are still searching for the person who left a message indicating a bomb threat on Friday morning.

Updated 1 month ago
PHOTOS: Fire and Ice Oyster Roast at Kelly's Casino

The first annual Fire and Ice Oyster Roast at Kelly's Casino featured an ice bar, ice cups, and ice sculptures, not to mention delicious fire roasted oysters.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Bigfork High School evacuated and cleared after bomb threat found in bathroom

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that Bigfork High School has been evacuated and cleared after a bomb threat Friday morning.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
PHOTOS: Bigfork Playhouse Children's Theatre presents "Elf Jr."

"Sparklejollytwinkle...what?!" The Bigfork Playhouse Children's Theater debuted their production of Elf Jr. this weekend to a sold-out audience.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
From pandemic unemployment to receiving “Best Chef” in Bigfork, Schafer’s Jeans Matheros reflects on his journey

Schafer’s Restaurant chef Jeans Matheros was living a very different life in Los Angeles before the pandemic hit. After being laid off due to mandatory shut...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Swan River students learn the basics of pickleball at the Jewel Basin Center

Students at Swan River Schools got the opportunity to learn how to play pickleball at the Jewel Basin Center in Bigfork on a school field trip this month.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bigfork Food Bank in need of holiday food items

The Bigfork Food Bank is looking for holiday food items to give in their Christmas donation boxes. Co-Director Tricia Polett said this could include anything that could contribute to a normal holiday dinner for f...