Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 1 week ago

Great Fish Community Challenge sets fundraising record

The ninth annual Great Fish Community Challenge ended Sept. 15 with more than $5.2 million donated to 77 Flathea...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Mandatory evacuation ordered near Olney amid red flag warning

A wildfire west of Olney expanded its footprint Friday as authorities warned nearby residents to leave the area as critical weather conditions threatened to ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Pre-evacuation warning issued for homes near Olney, Stryker

Residences near the East Fork Fire south of Stryker were placed under a pre-evacuation warning Thursday evening as winds whipped up fire activity.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Hot, dry weather increases fire activity

A wildfire burning on the Swan Range blew up Tuesday afternoon, sending off a massive plume of smoke that was visible across the Flathead Valley.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Simulated active shooter training exercise at middle school Friday

Emergency service personnel will be conducting a training exercise that will simulate an active shooter incident on Friday, Aug. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Whitefish High School.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Machinery sparked fire north of Whitefish Lake

A heavy aerial and ground attack kept a wildfire near homes on the north end of Whitefish Lake in check over the weekend.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Missing mushroom hunter found alive in Canada

An 87-year-old Whitefish man who went missing in the Frozen Lake area last weekend was found alive Tuesday afternoon in Canada.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Searchers seek Whitefish man who disappeared in Lincoln Co.

The search continues for an 87-year-old Whitefish man who went missing in the Frozen Lake area Saturday night.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Bad weather forces cancellation of annual fireworks over Whitefish Lake

A bout of bad weather including wind, rain and lightning on Tuesday night forced the cancellation of the annual fireworks display at City Beach that is part ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 killed, 3 injured in suspected DUI wreck near Columbia Falls

Two people were killed and three others were injured in a suspected DUI wreck Monday evening on U.S. 2 south of Columbia Falls.

Updated 4 months ago
Kansas woman dies in Avalanche Creek

On Monday afternoon, a 28-year-old woman from Kansas fell off a rocky overhang into Avalanche Creek and was swept into the gorge.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Missing Glacier Park hiker found alive after extensive search

After spending nearly four days in the woods of Glacier National Park’s backcountry, a 19-year-old man was found alive on Monday evening.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Search underway in Glacier Park for missing 19-year-old

Search efforts are underway in Glacier National Park for a 19-year-old man missing since Friday.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Prescribed fire north of Whitefish planned for this week

Smoke will be visible this week from a prescribed fire north of Whitefish.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Whitefish School District election results

The preliminary results for the Whitefish school election that occurred on Tuesday, May 2, are tallied.