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Summer Preview

The 2021 Summer Preview

Your seasonal guide to all things summer in the Flathead: camping, rafting, visiting Glacier, upcoming events and more!


On the Rise

Developers have bold plans for Kalispell’s core area, with an emphasis on mixed-use projects designed to create attainable housing and promote downtown commerce


The New Frontier of Legal Marijuana

Six months after Montanans voted to legalize recreational cannabis, the Legislature has laid out its vision for implementation as communities and businesses prepare for shops to open in January 2022


A Matter of Life and Death

Four men have died at the hands of Flathead County law enforcement in the last 12 months, an unprecedented spree that’s left a trail of heartache and unanswered questions


Redrawing District Lines

For the first time in three decades, Montana is poised to gain a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, doubling its political representation in Congress and setting the stage for a historic political showdown


Building a Grassroots Workforce

FVCC offers innovative programs tailored to meet the needs of local industries and demographics, including natural resources, firearms technologies and a unique welding partnership with Columbia Falls High School set to graduate its first class


Now Hiring

As the economy recovers from the pandemic, employers continue to struggle filling job vacancies in nearly every sector, with the shortage most pronounced in the service industry


Community of Inclusion

As Flathead Valley lawmakers promote measures in the Montana Legislature targeting the rights of LGBTQ individuals, local advocates and faith-based communities are sending messages of support


The 2021 Jobs Issue

A rapid economic recovery is illuminating old dilemmas: a tight job market, lack of childcare and expensive housing

Glacier Park

On the Road to a Record Year

As Glacier National Park braces for what experts anticipate may be the busiest summer on record, administrators are introducing new tools to navigate a complex set of challenges


The Grizzly Guru

For three decades, Tim Manley has been resolving conflicts between grizzly bears and people in Northwest Montana, in large part by forging relationships with landowners and shifting perceptions about how to coexist on a crowded landscape


The Brothers Gelande

For decades, a trio of brothers from Whitefish has dominated the niche sport of alpine ski jumping by leaping to new heights


Roadmap to Reopening

As most of the country grapples with how to get kids back into their classrooms, Flathead County offers a six-month working model with clues for other districts


An Unforgiving Winter

Avalanche fatalities nationwide this winter have already surpassed yearly averages, while the increasing ages of victims reveals experience does not necessarily equal expertise

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