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Woman dies in Lakeside house fire

KALISPELL — A 41-year-old woman and her dog died in a house fire in Lakeside.

November 14, 2014 8:24 amLoading…
Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

KALISPELL — While Flathead County is among the state’s most populous counties, Whitefish business owner Dave Fern said it’s a mistake to call it an “urban” county — and that’s one reason why it’s so reliably Republican.

September 15, 2014 4:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Billings’ rising home values reflect healthy economy

Nobody wants taxes to go up, but homeowners are happy to know their investment increased in value. It’s possible that most Montana homeowners will be satisfied on both counts when statewide reappraisal notices are mailed out next summer.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Open burning season starts March 1

Spring and summer open-burning season begins Saturday, March 1, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality reminds people that only clean, untreated wood and plant material can be burned legally.

February 28, 2014 9:52 amLoading…
Tourism keeps Bozeman eateries cooking

Tourism keeps Bozeman eateries cooking

The restaurant economy in this quaint Rocky Mountain community never captures front-page headlines like Oracle or Big Sky Resort, but without a doubt, the industry is sizzling.

December 22, 2013 5:15 am Photos


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Whitefish woman charged with stabbing husband

KALISPELL — A Whitefish woman is charged with felony assault with a weapon after her husband was stabbed in the chest.

November 28, 2013 6:16 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Credit Baucus for taking on tough tax-reform task

Sen. Max Baucus has taken on the gargantuan task of reforming our nation’s tax code. If done right, it could turn out to be the most significant accomplishment of his career. But with well-established special interest groups standing in the way, it might be more likely that we just get more …

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Hantavirus confirmed in Cascade, Flathead counties

HELENA -- The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in both Cascade and Flathead counties.

April 13, 2012 2:03 pmLoading…

Flathead County: Inmate awaits decision on new trial for '01 double murder

KALISPELL -- It's been nearly a decade since Troy McGarvey was sentenced to 110 years in prison for two murders that he says he didn't commit, and he's now awaiting a Flathead County judge's decision to either reverse the conviction and grant him a new trial or to uphold a jury's guilty verdict.

March 12, 2012 11:30 amLoading…
Watching the weather: When snow arrives, leaves decides fate  of Flathead

Watching the weather: When snow arrives, leaves decides fate of Flathead

WHITEFISH - The Flathead Valley has long been depicted in postcard tableaus for its rugged beauty, billed as a unique travel destination where the mountains meet Main Street and frontier towns are transformed into hubs of recreation.

December 18, 2011 7:15 amLoading…

Officials identify Columbia Falls victim in tractor accident

COLUMBIA FALLS -- Flathead County officials have released the name of a 48-year-old Columbia Falls man who was killed when a rented tractor slipped down an embankment and pinned him against a tree.

October 18, 2011 10:28 amLoading…

Arrest made in Lakeside bank robbery

KALISPELL - Flathead County officials have arrested a suspect in the robbery of a Glacier Bank branch in Lakeside who may be connected to other robberies in northwestern Montana dating back to 2009.

September 29, 2011 1:07 pmLoading…

Man pleads not guilty to shooting at Flathead County deputy

KALISPELL - A 19-year-old Kalispell man charged with firing a semi-automatic rifle at a Flathead County sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide.

September 09, 2011 7:25 amLoading…

2 Flathead County men arrested in medical marijuana raids plead guilty

MISSOULA --Two Flathead County men pleaded guilty in federal court oon Tuesday to charges related to coordinated statewide raids of medical marijuana dispensaries in March.

August 31, 2011 10:44 amLoading…

Attorney argues Montana death penalty is unconstitutional

KALISPELL - An attorney for a Kalispell man charged with a Christmas Day double homicide is arguing that the state's death penalty law violates the U.S. constitution.

August 24, 2011 12:24 pmLoading…

2 apprehended after shots fired at Flathead County deputy

KALISPELL — A 19-year-old man who authorities say jumped out of his vehicle and opened fire on a Flathead County sheriff's deputy with an assault rifle is in custody on suspicion of attempted deliberate homicide.

August 21, 2011 12:17 pmLoading…

No change at Columbia Falls landfill after Dumpster diving ban

KALISPELL — Flathead County officials say a Dumpster diving ban at a garbage container site in Columbia Falls hasn't resulted in more waste heading to the county landfill.

August 21, 2011 12:10 pmLoading…

Hearings set for Kalispell shooting suspect

KALISPELL -- Two pretrial hearings have been set in the case of a man charged with killing his former girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter just east of Kalispell on Christmas Day 2010.

August 12, 2011 10:02 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana's economy recovering, but not building

When is economic growth in the wake of a painful recession not good news?

July 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Flathead County, school district deny tax cut for aluminum company

KALISPELL — Flathead County and the Columbia Falls school district have denied a request from Columbia Falls Aluminum Company for a 95 percent tax reduction.

May 11, 2011 2:18 pmLoading…

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