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Guest opinion: Congress, give diplomacy with Iran a chance

How do we stop Iran? Considering the threat that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose to Israel and the Middle East at-large, it’s a critical question to ask ourselves.

January 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
ACLU protests Flathead high school choirs' performance at church

ACLU protests Flathead high school choirs' performance at church

Despite protest from the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, three public high schools in the Flathead Valley will allow their choirs to perform at a Kalispell church Thursday.

December 05, 2013 12:11 pm Related Loading…

Chickens are new challenge for Montana bear managers

KALISPELL — State grizzly bear manager Tim Manley has spent years educating residents of northwestern Montana to secure their garbage, bird feeders and other items that might attract grizzly bears. This spring, his focus has turned to helping residents protect chickens.

May 31, 2013 11:09 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Farm Bill matters to Americans who eat

Consumers must take notice as the draft Farm Bill essentially ignores small farmers and labeling, and makes hungry kids bear the brunt of budgetary cuts.

May 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Montana food growers see farm-to-table trend

Montana food growers see farm-to-table trend

KALISPELL — The farm-to-table movement is growing across the Flathead Valley and Northwest Montana. That's the takeaway from a panel at the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon on March 26 at the Red Lion Hotel, which included representatives from the local food industry.

April 14, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Outpouring follows death of Sportsman Channel host

Outpouring follows death of Sportsman Channel host

The Sportsman Channel said it's deeply saddened by the shooting death in northwestern Montana of one of its TV hosts who traveled the world in search of big game and shared his adventures on his program "A Rifleman's Journal."

March 09, 2013 7:38 pm Related Loading…
Flathead Valley growth driven by tourism, recreation

Flathead Valley growth driven by tourism, recreation

WHITEFISH — Even as much of rural America struggles with economic decline, the Flathead Valley is growing and vibrant, its pristine natural resources, open spaces and quality of life paying off in tangible economic benefits.

December 16, 2012 1:00 am Photos

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A family walks back to their RV

A family walks back to their RV

A family walks back to their RV after a dip in the pool at Flathead Valley campground. As business and community leaders continue touting the valley's pristine natural resources and authentic quality of life, the tourism it generates is paying off in tangible economic benefits.

December 16, 2012 12:15 amLoading…
A paddleboarder explores the shore of Wildhorse Island

A paddleboarder explores the shore of Wildhorse Island

A paddleboarder explores the shore of Wildhorse Island in Flathead Lake.

December 16, 2012 12:15 amLoading…
Sam and Marissa Dauenhauer

Sam and Marissa Dauenhauer

Sam and Marissa Dauenhauer, owners of Sweet Peaks Homemade Ice Cream, have grown their homemade ice cream shop into a small business franchise in the Flathead Valley by using good, local ingredients, experimenting with unique flavor combinations, and by fostering strong relationships in the …

December 16, 2012 12:15 amLoading…
Hikers in Glacier National Park

Hikers in Glacier National Park

Hikers walk along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. Glacier draws millions of visitors to the Flathead Valley each year.

December 16, 2012 12:15 amLoading…
Kalispell gun maker targets big revenues

Kalispell gun maker targets big revenues

KALISPELL — NEMO Arms Inc., a relatively new Flathead Valley firearms manufacturer, has targeted $5 million to $10 million in sales for 2013.

December 08, 2012 10:22 pmLoading…

Schweitzer opposes Amtrak baggage fees for skiers

WHITEFISH — Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer says a plan by Amtrak to charge a $10 baggage fee for skies and snowboards will unfairly affect the Flathead Valley.

November 17, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
Judge approves sale of Vann's stores to Texas company

Judge approves sale of Vann's stores to Texas company

A bankrupcty judge approved the sale of five Vann’s retail stores Friday to Texas-based McMagic Partners LP.

November 02, 2012 5:39 pm Related Loading…

Stinging insects kill western Montana horse

KALISPELL — A 14-year-old half Tennessee walker and half Appaloosa horse who helped a girl win a top rider award in a competition has died after he was strung by an unidentified insect.

June 23, 2012 8:10 pmLoading…
Missoula Equestrian Park's new events arena opens

Missoula Equestrian Park's new events arena opens

Roll out the barrels. Missoula’s expansive Western Events Arena is ready for action.

June 23, 2012 6:06 pmLoading…

Study: Glacier added $110M to Flathead Valley economy

WHITEFISH - A recent study analyzing data from Glacier National Park's centennial year shows that more than 2.2 million visitors spent almost $110 million in surrounding communities, providing a boon to the Flathead Valley as the economy struggled to recover from recession.

March 04, 2012 4:39 pmLoading…

Feds search marijuana operations in Missoula, Flathead counties

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced the end of a yearlong investigation into alleged marijuana trafficking in Montana, punctuating the news by searching a dozen locations in Missoula County and the Flathead Valley.

November 16, 2011 6:02 pmLoading…

9 grizzly bears relocated in 2 weeks in NW Montana

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials say biologists have captured and relocated nine grizzly bears in northwestern Montana over the past two weeks.

October 28, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Groups say more extremists flowing into Flathead Valley

KALISPELL — Last month, when a Kalispell-based white supremacist publicly announced his intention to assemble a citizens' grand jury and indict a human rights group, the spotlight swiveled once again onto the Flathead Valley's burgeoning camp of political extremists.

October 15, 2011 11:43 pmLoading…

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