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TRACK: Bigfork boys claim 2nd at state meet

BOZEMAN — Logan Morley completed this stellar prep career by dominating the distance events with victories in the 800 (1:57.14) and 3,200 (9:40.84) on the final day of action.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Flathead National Forest releases draft Forest Plan environmental impact statement
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:14 pm

The Flathead National Forest has a released a draft environmental impact statement for its new forest plan. The plan includes four alternatives — a no action alternative, an alternative that includes no wilderness recommendations and then two others that are somewhere in between.

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Flathead County Commissioner primary: Harmon wants to be proactive, not reactive, he says
Posted: May 27, 2016

Tim Harmon wants to steer Flathead County down a path of tackling county issues with a proactive approach rather than reacting to challenges after the fact.

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Flathead County Commissioner primary: Incumbent touts conservative values, her accountability
Posted: May 27, 2016


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Thursday 05/26/2016
Sun Road back to two-lane traffic
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road is back to two-lane traffic from Apgar to Avalanche Creek. A beaver dam, stressed by heavy rains on a remote stream failed earlier this week inundating a culvert and flooding the road.

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State auditor investigating alleged Columbia Falls Ponzi scheme
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 11:48 am

The Montana State Auditor’s Office has frozen the investment accounts of Catherine Ann “Cathy” Finberg for allegedly investing money without proper registration and mishandling more than $1.3 million in a suspected Ponzi scheme. 

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Lake McDonald Lodge sees a $3 million makeover
Posted: May 26, 2016

The Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park has always been a grand place. But after a six-month long, $3 million renovation, the guest rooms and cabins have never looked better or been more comfortable as the lodge opened last weekend.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Canyon Creek road closed, West Side Reservoir road opens
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 11:49 am

Heavy rains and higher elevation melting snow are creating numerous road problems on the Hungry Horse/Glacier View Ranger Districts prompting temporary closures of roads.  

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USFWS researcher gets prison for molesting colleague in Glacier Park backcountry cabin
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 11:34 am

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and scuba diver was sentenced May 20 in federal court to 6 months in prison for abusive sexual contact for sexually assaulting a female co-worker while the two were staying at a cabin in Glacier National park’s Quartz Lake.

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After threatening note scrawled on bathroom wall, cops increase presence at Columbia Falls Schools
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 11:41 am

Columbia Falls Police Department has increased police presence at the junior high after a threatening note was found in a bathroom.

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Barb Riley back on the school board after Monday appointment
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 8:32 am

School District 6 board of trustees unanimously appointed Barb Riley to fill the seat vacated by board member Scott Emmerich for the next year. Jill Rocksund was absent for the Monday night vote.

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Plan is in the works to manage Glacier Park’s fish
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Harrison Lake in Glacier National Park is an idyllic body of water. Tucked in the southern end of the park, away from the crowds and traffic, it looks like paradise.

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City council goals center on parks, infrastructure
Posted: May 25, 2016


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Tuesday 05/24/2016
North Fork road reopens; Sun Road still closed
Posted: May 24, 2016

With the rain stopping overnight, flood waters near Blankenship and the Canyon are receding. The North Fork Road reopened to vehicle traffic about noon today. The Sun Road remained closed at Apgar, however, except for park personnel and guests to the Lake McDonald Lodge.

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Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce visitor center won’t be staffed this summer
Posted: May 24, 2016


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Monday 05/23/2016
N. Fork residents dealing with flooding; road closed near Blankenship
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Heavy rains over the weekend have caused some localized flooding, forcing the closure of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Glacier National Park.

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For Graetz, Crown a special place for a lot of reasons
Posted: May 23, 2016

The 13-million acre Crown of the Continent stretches from Canada to Rogers Pass and more than 83 percent of its landmass is protected in some way, shape or form by statute, notes Rick Graetz, author, photographer and lecturer in geography from the University of Montana.

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Friday 05/20/2016
C-Falls musicians get top ratings
Posted: May 20, 2016


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Thursday 05/19/2016
Gabby DeLorme returns home
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 10:41 am

Columbia Falls High School senior Gabby DeLorme is back home after battling cancer since August.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
A conversation with a great photographer
Posted: May 18, 2016

Photographer Steven Gnam, 32, is one of the best young nature and wildlife photographers in the West. He grew up in Whitefish and his first book, “Crown of the Continent, The Wildest Rockies” is a masterpiece, featuring Glacier National Park and the landscapes that are bound to it along the Continental Divide. Last summer, Gnam photographed ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote on a 600-mile run along the Divide, from Missoula to Banff for The North Face. Today he spends half the year at his home in Washington State and in the summers he car camps while photographing the West.

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Woman nearly burned in camper, car fire Sunday
Posted: May 18, 2016

An elderly Columbia Falls woman was nearly burned in a fire early Sunday morning in Columbia Falls. Columbia Falls firefighters responded to a call of a camper on fire on 12th Avenue West about 4:46 a.m., Columbia Falls Fire Chief Rick Hagen said.

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