The tight labor market and strong construction demand point to economic stability while a global recession and rising interest rates indicate more negative growth, leaving economists divided when predicting a recession in 2023
As a brutal housing market pushes homelessness in the Flathead Valley into uncharted territory, its impacts have been particularly harsh on local schoolchildren and the educators tasked with supporting them
Seven-time X Games medalist and Olympic freestyle skier Maggie Voisin has shifted her perspective on skiing, podiums, and life after her third Olympic Games, a series of injuries, and the loss of her older brother to suicide
Having secured supermajorities in both the state House and Senate, Montana’s Republican Party has reached the peak of its powers — but it still must coalesce on how to wield them, especially as lawmakers face a $1.5 billion budget surplus
Kalispell city planners have been mapping out the municipality’s growth for years, setting the council up to approve 5,000 units since 2018 - despite opposition - as the state tries to address the housing shortage
Professional cartographer Ryan Dalton was inspired by his bird dog to create custom maps depicting public land in Montana. He’s since built dozens of GPS smartphone maps for a host of Flathead Valley organizations, and has captured the region’s most iconic landscapes in large-format wall art.
As the Nov. 8 election approaches, the race for Montana’s western congressional district is taking shape with three candidates – Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat Monica Tranel and Libertarian John Lamb – vying for the historic opportunity to occupy a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives
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As wild bighorn sheep populations experience die-offs across the West due to respiratory disease, park scientists used a decade of GPS data to discern how Glacier’s sheep might communicate disease in the event of an outbreak
Stagnant salaries, high housing costs and a souring public opinion around education have made it difficult for school districts to recruit and retain teachers. This fall, the Flathead Valley’s public schools are feeling the effects.
What to look forward to this fall: Bigfork’s bump to Class A, dynastic soccer programs and strong distance runners
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