Serving the Flathead Valley and beyond since 2014, Two Bear Air’s world-class search-and-rescue service and its suite of high-tech equipment has transformed the region into the last best place to get lost and found
Historians estimate that Japan launched about 9,300 balloons at the height of World War II, each carrying about 800 pounds of bombs. About 300 were sighted or found in North America, with 32 balloon bombs turning up in Montana, including one in Kalispell.
When voters ratified Montana’s constitution in 1972, they enshrined a citizen’s right to a clean and healthful environment into the future. The youth-led climate change lawsuit Held v. Montana is predicated on this right and its interpretation through Montana’s courts.
After nine years away from the pageant circuit, Kalispell’s Madyson Rigg was crowned Miss Montana USA. Now, the 26-year-old is balancing her work with the Glacier Institute, her deep civic ties, and the responsibilities of the state’s most coveted pageant title.
After slipping off a snow-covered trail in Glacier National Park and losing both shoes, 19-year-old Matthew Read hunkered down in a tree shelter for three nights and awaited his rescue. When help finally came, he was overcome with relief.
All three election officials in the northwest Montana county have resigned in frustration, joining the national ranks of beleaguered administrators quitting their jobs amid baseless claims of voter fraud from county leaders and their constituents
Four decades after its creation, the Flathead Basin Commission is poised to integrate with a new region-wide commission. Despite concerns that the merger will dilute focus on the critical headwaters, state administrators describe the new commission as “leaner and meaner.”
As rising operating costs and chronic staffing shortages shutter mental health facilities locally and statewide, a decade of stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rates has forced state lawmakers to start crafting solutions
At a pair of recent binational meetings, tribal and First Nation governments said any solution to pollution in the international watershed must include IJC intervention, with Sen. Tester urging a unilateral reference if Canada refuses to engage
Hundreds of housing units are cropping up in the once-empty area northwest of Kalispell. With limited resources at its disposal, one small, rural school district is left to accommodate the wave of new children moving to the area.
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