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Updated 21 hours, 46 minutes ago

State parks open for day use only

State parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas remain open for day use only following a stay-at...

Updated 21 hours, 47 minutes ago
Glacier Park closed for foreseeable future

Glacier National Park rangers were sweeping roads and clearing campgrounds late Friday after the park announced it would close after consulting with state, l...

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Flathead Forest closes rental cabins, campgrounds

The Flathead National Forest has closed its rental cabins and developed campgrounds, and most restroom facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Emergency rental assistance available through housing authority

Many Whitefish workers have found themselves without a job in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means among paying other bills it can be difficult ...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Lincoln County man first in state to die of COVID-19

G. Scott Tomlin said he was not able to speak to his 77-year-old father, Jim Tomlin, in his final days, a reality that made the loss of his father to COVID-1...

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
Governor issues stay-at-home order beginning Saturday morning

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday afternoon issued a stay-at-home order beginning on Saturday, March 28, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavi...

Updated 5 days ago
Olney restaurant destroyed by fire

A Northwest Montana landmark was destroyed in a fire Tuesday.

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Business owners look for future promotion of Wisconsin corridor

All businesses face unique problems, but for those in the Wisconsin Avenue corridor, the issues can be different from those of downtown.

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Windstorm causes massive blowdown

An extreme windstorm that blew through the north end of Whitefish Lake has left hundreds of trees on the ground, but the state Department of Natural Resource...

Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago
Governor extends school closure, requires social distancing

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday afternoon extended the closure of Montana schools through April 10, and also continued other restrictions on businesses...

Updated 6 days, 19 hours ago
Board reluctantly recommends gas station on Highway 93

The Whitefish Planning Board last week recommended approval for a new gas station and convenience store at Whitefish’s south entrance by a 4-3 vote.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
Volunteers sew isolation gowns

Volunteers are sewing isolation gowns for North Valley Hospital. An isolation gown is typically a disposable paper gown that healthcare staff like doctors and nurses wear when attending to a contagious patient.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
Forest takes comments on options for Salish-Good project

Flathead National Forest is taking public input about a timber and fuels project 20 miles north of Whitefish in the Tally Lake District.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
FEC suspends disconnects

To support their members financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Flathead Electric Cooperative is suspending disconnects and waiving late fees until further notice.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Bullock announces aid for businesses, uninsured

Gov. Steve Bullock has announced measures to help individuals and businesses address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, in addition to covering testing and treatment for uninsured Montanans.