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Thursday Jun 19 | Flathead Beacon

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kalispell, MT, Columbia Falls, MT, Natural Disasters, Flood, US National Parks, Glacier National Park

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Blueprint to Address Homelessness

The plan comes after more than a year of work from the Samaritan House homeless shelter, the United Way and the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana.

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Flathead Beacon

Fairground Facelift Projects Underway

According to fairgrounds manager Mark Campbell, one of the biggest projects will be a total facelift for the aging grandstands.

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Flathead Beacon

Swan Song for River Access?

Eventually this long dreary spring will give way to summer. When it does, folks will flock to their favorite rivers for that great Montana tradition: summer floating.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

Flathead Beacon

911 Center Funding Could Go on November Ballot

Long-term funding has always been a question for the center, which was created with a $6.9 million bond approved by county voters five years ago.

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Related Topix: Columbia Falls, MT

Fri Jun 13, 2014

Flathead Beacon

BNSF, Whitefish Hold Town Hall Meeting on Oil Train Safety

As more crude oil rides the rails, BNSF Railway held a town hall meeting in Whitefish on June 10 to inform the public about measures the company is taking to prepare for the worst.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Whitefish, MT, West Glacier, MT

Flathead Beacon

Failing Factions

The recent Republican Primary election results provided plenty to argue about. They were a referendum on conservatives or moderates.

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Related Topix: US News, Kalispell, MT, Whitefish, MT

Thu Jun 12, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Voters to Choose New Commissioner in General Election

Mitchell beat GOP challenger and current county commissioner for District 1 Cal Scott in the June 2 primary election.

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Related Topix: Coram, MT

Tue Jun 10, 2014

The News Tribune

Explosions, fire at Columbia Falls, Montana, plant

Cindy Mullaney of the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services says all the workers at Plum Creek Timber Co.

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Related Topix: Columbia Falls, MT

Brandon Sun

Explosions, fire reported at fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls, Montana

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry tells the Flathead Beacon that preliminary reports have few details about the incident at the Plum Creek Timber Co.

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Related Topix: Columbia Falls, MT, Plum, Software

Myrtle Beach Online

Workers safe after blasts, fire at Montana plant

Cindy Mullaney of the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services says all the workers at Plum Creek Timber Co.

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Related Topix: Columbia Falls, MT, Plum, Software, Explosion, Business News

Flathead Beacon

Three Years After Shootout, Mystery Surrounds Fugitive's Disappearance

Just past the Lumberjack Saloon, Burgert pulled over, jumped out of his Jeep Cherokee and fired shots at police, before running deep into the woods with just a handgun and a fanny pack.

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Related Topix: Missoula County, MT, Lolo, MT, Kalispell, MT, Prison

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