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Fatal crash victim in Kalispell identified

MISSOULA, Mont. —The Flathead County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office has released the indentity of the female killed in a two-vehicle head on crash on the Hwy 93 bypass Wednesday afternoon in Kalispell.The victim is identified as Eve Kaaihue Berardi, 58, from Kalispell.Berardi was the driver of a northboun

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-16 13:04:32

Kalispell city officials work to improve area water quality

"I love going out and kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, take Jet Skis out," Snappy’s Sports Senter vice president Jon Lupton said.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-16 18:30:41

Fire growth continues in Glacier National Park

The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park saw more extensive growth, gaining nearly 1,000 acres since the last measurement. An infrared flight measured the fire at 3,500 acres Wednesday night.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-16 18:46:42

Sheriff IDs Woman Killed in Bypass Crash - Flathead Beacon

A 58-year-old Kalispell woman died in a crash on the U.S. Highway 93 bypass on Aug. 15.Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Eve Kaaihue-Berardi died after she drove her northbound 1993 Mazda across the median on the bypass at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday and struck a southbound 2007 Ford Escape hea

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-16 18:52:09

Fatal Crash Closes North Section of Kalispell Bypass - Flathead Beacon

Because the crash involved a fatality, Montana Highway Patrol has joined the investigation. Closing off the bypass allows law enforcement to investigate the crash safely, Bardwell said.


Glacier Park International Airport looks to expand

"The loose plan that we have now is more hold rooms, you know, more waiting areas, more ticketing, more bag claim, more parking, basically a little bit of everything on the building. So we are going to add on in all locations,” Glacier Park International Airport director Rob Ratkowski said.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-17 19:07:08

Northwest Montana Fairgoers enjoy new facilities

It's day three of theNorthwest Montana Fair, and besides enjoying the rodeo, food and rides fairgoers are also enjoying some new upgrades to the grounds.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-17 18:25:38

Evacuated Glacier Park lodge won’t re-open this season

In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, the Howe Ridge Fire burns at Glacier National Park, Mont. At least nine homes and cabins in a historic district of Glacier National Park have been destroyed in a wildfire that raged through the ...more >

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Northwest Montana Fair focuses on ride safety

“We’ve asked and have gotten full cooperation by North Star Amusements to double check all of their safety things,” fairgrounds manager Mark Campbell said. “They’re going through their daily safety routines and double safety checks, and then they’re going to go back through them again and have a dif


Explore: McGregor Lake - Flathead Beacon

As the largest lake in the Kootenai National Forest, McGregor Lake covers about 1,500 acres and sits midway between Kalispell and Libby off U.S. Highway 2.


Quenching Thirsts for Nearly Four Decades - Flathead Beacon

When Paul Wachholz and Dale Collins purchased B&B Beverage in 1981, the company received shipments of beer by rail to a Kalispell location that is today occupied by Herberger’s. The beverage distributor then made deliveries with trucks full of the only three brands in its repertoire: Hamm’s, Olympia


Along Came A Cider - Flathead Beacon

When scanning the taps at Rough Cut Hard Cider, keep in mind that comparing the varietals of the alcoholic, fermented beverage isn’t entirely an apples-to-apples equation.


Sweets and Spirits: 2018 Drinks Issue - Flathead Beacon

It’s August, historically the summer’s hottest, smokiest month in the Flathead Valley. If you’re looking to cool down by sipping a cold one, there are plenty of watering-hole options for you to consider, as well as a few important questions.


Lightning Storm Sparks Three New Fires in Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

The following trails were closed due to the three fires in Glacier: the Numa Lookout Trail, the Trout Lake Trails, and the Howe Ridge Trail.


Fire forces evacuations in busiest area of Glacier park

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire forced evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park on Monday and destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald during the height of tourist season.The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground w


ProBuild Adopts a New Name, Builders FirstSource - Flathead Beacon

Having undergone a number of name and management changes since its establishment as Tri-City Lumber four decades ago, the building material supply store in Evergreen, most recently known as ProBuild, has changed its name to Builders FirstSource.


Spotlight Event: Thursday!Fest - Flathead Beacon

Thursday!Fest is a family-friendly event that boasts a food court, live music and a beer and wine garden for the adults, with face painting, a climbing wall and other activities for the kids. Head downtown every Thursday evening through the end of this month to grab some food and check out the local


The Latest: Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that's triggered evacuations in Glacier National Park (all times local):11:00 a.m.A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald.The


Glacier Park's July visitation number slightly below 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that about 905,000 people visited the northern Montana park last month, a 10 percent decrease from July 2017 when the park received more than 1 million visitors.


Kalispell firefighters host basketball tournament despite heat

"So we are just trying to survive,” said Captain Mike Chappuis. “Everyone’s drinking a lot of water and in between games we are going into the shade. it's not as hot as it was supposed to be, but it still nice and toasty and yeah we are just trying to stay cool."