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CHRIS PETERSON

Editor

Chris Peterson is the editor of the Hungry Horse News. He covers Columbia Falls, the Canyon, Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. All told, about 4 million acres of the best parts of the planet. He can be reached at editor@hungryhorsenews.com or 406-892-2151.

Recent Stories

Columbia Falls teen is dead in Kentucky; man arrested on murder charge
February 26, 2024 midnight

Columbia Falls teen is dead in Kentucky; man arrested on murder charge

An 18-year-old Columbia Falls man is dead and a 21-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder.

January 17, 2024 1 a.m.

Powers, Mitchell, announce candidacies, but in different districts

Democrat Debo Powers has announced her candidacy for House District 3 this coming election, but the district, which once included the city of Columbia Falls and all of the Canyon to Essex, has vastly changed under redistricting.

January 3, 2024 1 a.m.

Couple behind McDonald Creek home takes fight to federal court

A California couple is taking a two-pronged legal approach to fight the ordered removal of their house along the banks of McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park.

Glacier Park inholders file suit against Conservation District
December 27, 2023 1 a.m.

Glacier Park inholders file suit against Conservation District

The owners of a house along the banks of McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park have filed an amended complaint in Flathead County District Court challenging the Flathead Conservation District’s recent ruling that the house be removed by April 1.

December 27, 2023 1 a.m.

Feds pass on funding North Fork Road paving study

Flathead County did not receive federal funding for an environmental analysis to look at paving a portion of the North Fork Road, county Public Works Director Dave Prunty confirmed last week.

As snow and ice melt, Glacier Park seeing new lakes
November 29, 2023 1 a.m.

As snow and ice melt, Glacier Park seeing new lakes

As global warming continues to shrink glaciers and ice fields in Glacier National Park, another feature is growing on the landscape — small lakes from the melting ice and snow.

The Quest: Renowned photographer Dr. Richard Buswell releases seventh book
November 29, 2023 1 a.m.

The Quest: Renowned photographer Dr. Richard Buswell releases seventh book

Ask Dr. Richard Buswell how many photos he’s taken and printed over the span of his 51-year career and he can tell you exactly: 534.

Glacier National Park Conservancy receives grant for Wheeler Cabin
August 2, 2023 1 a.m.

Glacier National Park Conservancy receives grant for Wheeler Cabin

The Glacier National Park Conservancy has received a Montana Historic Preservation Grant for the preservation of the Wheeler Cabin in Glacier National Park.

Grizzlies put down after becoming food-conditioned, aggressive
July 26, 2023 1 a.m.

Grizzlies put down after becoming food-conditioned, aggressive

Two grizzlies bears were killed last week because they continued to get in trouble with humans and human foods.

New book takes a deep dive into history of the Polebridge Mercantile
July 19, 2023 1 a.m.

New book takes a deep dive into history of the Polebridge Mercantile

North Fork author Lois Walker comes out with new book “The History of the Polebridge Mercantile.”

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