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Mont. Plant Blast Showcased Need for Disaster Protocols
This played out on a grand scale on June 10 when explosions and a fire hit the Plum Creek medium density fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014
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Sat Jul 05, 2014
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Veteran says PTSD led to forced resignation from USDA
It has been 70 years to the day since U.S. Army Air Corps Gunner Robert Needham parachuted out of a burning World War II bomber - and was never heard from again.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Commander Is In The House
Art Widhalm found that you can have your cake and eat it too during his big night at the Glasgow VFW.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
From Siberia to the Small Screen
Twenty years ago, Sean Vann and his family-owned logging company had a problem. The timber industry in the Pacific Northwest was struggling and work was scarce.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Rivers Calm as Spring Storm Passes Northwest Montana
The recent rainstorm that poured over Northwest Montana has transitioned into clear skies and warm temperatures, and rivers throughout the Flathead Valley appear to have crested without any significant flooding, according to emergency personnel.
Kalispell Brewing Co. Opens in Downtown
Downtown Kalispell officially has a brewery. The Kalispell Brewing Co. opened its doors at noon Thursday on Main Street with a lineup of new locally made beers on tap.
Firefighters Reassemble to Defend Against Summer's Siege
The day began like any other during the summer: a communal gathering. It was the first of the new wildfire season.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Tester to Hold VA Listening Session in Kalispell
Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester will be in Kalispell on Sunday, June 22, for a listening session about the recent troubles with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Flood Concerns Rise as Heavy Rainfall, Snow Pound Northwest Montana
Following one of the rainiest days on record in Kalispell and heavy precipitation across the region, the National Weather Service is warning about flooding in the next few days, including along the main stem and north fork of the Flathead River, while parts of Glacier National Park are undergoing pre-evacuation preparation.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
LANDMARKS: Dayton State Bank
Dayton was once a bustling town along the shore of Flathead Lake. Nowadays, hardly anything remains from its "hey-day" era - except the quite out-of-place Dayton State Bank.a The Dayton Banking Company was organized on May 2, 1910.
TV Celebrity Jack Hanna to Host Popular Grizzly Bear Fundraiser
A popular annual fundraiser for Montana wildlife biologists who oversee the state's grizzly bear population is scheduled for July 11 at Jack and Suzi Hanna's farm near Bigfork.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
Secret Shopper Scam
Tuesday 6/10/2014 9:19 a.m. Apparently, there is some sort of unresolved issue between a county inmate and a cat at the animal shelter.
Kalispell Bomb Scare Debunked
A suspicious device that employees discovered at a Kalispell UPS facility turned out to be a cooling device used to biological materials, and not an Improvised Explosive Device.
Kalispell Man Killed in Crash Near Montana City
A 38-year-old Kalispell man was killed and four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Montana City.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
Kalispell Man Faces Sexual Abuse Charge
A 20-year-old Kalispell man is charged with sexual abuse of children after prosecutors say he talked a 12-year-old Great Falls girl into sending him nude photos and then used them to threaten her.
Next Up for Revitalization Efforts: Downtown Kalispell
A renewed effort from within City Hall is giving downtown Kalispell a chance to reinforce itself as the vibrant, historic center of the community.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Bomb Scare at Kalispell UPS Facility Forces Evacuations
A bomb scare Friday afternoon shut down traffic on Meridian Road and forced the evacuation of residences within a quarter-mile of a UPS facility, located at 1151 North Meridian Road.
Monday 6/8/2014 8:09 a.m. A Bigfork man claimed that his friend's girlfriend pawned his stolen rifle.
Mont. Hospitals Were Ready for Patients from Plant Fire
June 13--As smoke billowed out from Plum Creek's Medium Density Fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls on Tuesday afternoon, people around the Flathead Valley waited with bated breath, searching social media and news sites for any update.