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Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago

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…

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Coexisting with ease; keeping the garden bear-free

Like so many new Montana residents moving here from elsewhere, we were naïvely unaware of the strong bear attraction to both compost and fruit trees. Luckily, …

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
State Republicans drawing up immigration policy ahead of 2025 legislative session

Montana Republicans say they will push legislation next year to police immigrants in the country illegally, following in the footsteps of GOP-led states like Texas and Iowa.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Happenings: Fill the Shelves, Ferndale Firefighters fundraiser, 'Legally Blonde'

Fill the Shelves, Ferndale Firefighters fundraiser, 'Legally Blonde'

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Blotter: Stolen pistol

A pistol was reported stolen from a vehicle between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
New library wraps-up construction, but some work still lies ahead

“This location is going to show the valley what a 21st century library is like, I hope it gets people excited,” Communications and Outreach Librarian Lune Axel…

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Going-to-the-Sun open for the season

Going-to-the-Sun Road officially opened June 22 for the 2024 summer season. The road may now be accessed by motorized vehicles over Logan Pass from both the We…

Updated 1 month ago
Piecemakers stitch community together

The Bigfork Piecemaker’s Annual Quilt Show will take place Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday, June 22 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bigfork Elementary S…

Updated 1 month ago
Bigfork among 44 Montana community event grant awardees

The Montana Department of Commerce announced June 11 that over $750,000 of grant funding will be shared by 44 destination events to help grow Montana’s economy…

Updated 1 month ago
Bigfork Fire Department receives $8,000 Roundup for Safety grant

The Bigfork Fire Department is expanding its ability to respond to water emergencies and has worked with the Flathead County Sherriff’s Department and local Se…

Updated 1 month ago
No drama, just llamas — new competition showcases camelids

“Llama shows, who knew?” Nancy Carpenter said with a laugh.

Updated 1 month ago
Fire season forecast for the Flathead

Fire experts and officials with state and federal agencies expect an average fire season in the Flathead Valley this year, although they said that June’s weath…

Updated 1 month ago
Fund the Fork launches first free shuttle

With the help of the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fund the Fork initiative, a six-seat electric Ryd shuttle launched this June.

Updated 1 month ago
State environmental agency halts rewrite of water quality standards

Three years into a legislatively mandated effort to adopt looser standards for two nutrients abundant in Montana waterways, the state has halted rulemaking on the contentious effort.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Local dinosaur hunters bring bones back to the Flathead

Aamon Jaeger’s friends and family tried to dissuade him when he started buying land in Arizona, site-unseen, off of eBay in the hopes of finding petrified wood.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Chip sealing on Highway 83 begins

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Inc. expect to seal and cover (chip seal) the north and south segments of Montana Highway 83 (MT 83) the week of June 17, weather dependent.