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The Changing Nature of Grandparenting

To know Jacqueline and Stephen Elm is to know them not by those names, but instead by the ones used by those who love them: Nana and grandpa. In their home on Kalispell’s northeast side, warmth spills from the fireplace and from the way they engage with their family, made up now of three of their gr


Petition To Sell Montana To Canada For $1 Trillion Goes Viral

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something”


Weather Alert Day: Light snow accumulations could create travel delays

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY tonight through Wednesday for all areas west of the divide, including Missoula, Butte and Kalispell, along with Broadwater, Jefferson, Meagher and Lewis & Clark Counties east of the divide. This including Townsend, Boulder, Helena and White Sulphur Springs. Snowfall of a trac


Montana man charged with raping 8-year-old can't be tried, U.S. Supreme Court rules

Montana’s attempt to carve a legal path forward and prosecute the man linked by DNA to a decades-old home invasion and child rape has been denied. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a petition for a writ of certiorari by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox that sought a ruling allowing prosecutor


State studying reconstruction of Whitefish Stage Road

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house public meeting on a study to review roadway reconstruction alternatives for Whitefish Stage Road between West Reserve Drive and Montana Highway 40.


Montana health system meets requirements in whistle-blower settlement

Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare System has met deadlines for compliance program mandates as part of a $24 million whistle-blower lawsuit settlement, according to a Daily Inter Lake report.


Explore: Snowshoe Discovery Hike

Learn to snowshoe and enjoy some winter fun at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell. Lone Pine will be offering one of its guided ranger hikes on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Topics of each hike vary and are related to winter ecology. Snowshoeing offers a great opportunity to get out on the trails and e


Evergreen Fire Rescue District requests mill levy approval

EVERGREEN, Mont. -- The Evergreen Fire Rescue District is asking voters to approve a new mill levy to fund the department. Voters turned down a different mill levy request last spring.


Drugs believed to be involved in Coram homicide

CORAM, Mont. -- Flathead prosecutors charged a man with deliberate homicide after a shooting in Coram. Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says meth was involved in the murder.


Montana Brewery Purchases Williston Building For New Brew Pub

Williston, ND - There's something new coming to Williston. And it will be moving into a building that's quite old. Jim Olson tells us about the Busted Knuckle Brewery. Five years ago, Ben Boreson operated a repair shop in Glasgow, Montana and made some home brewed beer as a hobby.


Next weather maker Tuesday night

Partly cloudy and Monday night and Tuesday. Very cold with lows in the 10s below zero in Butte, single digits below zero in Bozeman to around zero in Missoula and Kalispell. A light wind will make it feel quite colder outside, so dress in layers and cover exposed skin to protect against frostbite. I


Montana DOT Proposes Two Substantial Upgrades For Town Along Highway 89

Last week, the Montana Department of Transportation announced two proposed projects for the Fairfield area. Both undertakings are focused on heavily-travelled Highway 89, also known as Park Way.


Spotlight Event: Unsinkable Molly

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Part of the speaker series at the museum, living history performer Mary Jane Bradbury will explore the legend that formed around the “Unsinkable Molly” Brown, a social reformer in the early 20th century. Tickets for museum members are $6 and $9 the general public. Ca


Demoted Montana FWP enforcement chief petitions court for review

The one-time law enforcement chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has again filed a petition in Lewis and Clark County District Court to give him another chance at a proper review of the tactics used to demote him in 2017.


Law enforcement shares tips to prevent car break-ins

KALISPELL, Mont. -- Car break-ins are not uncommon -- the Kalispell Police Department receives reports of the crime almost daily, and the Missoula Police Department reported 19 vehicle break-ins this month.


66 Session in 60 Seconds - Bill providing Montana to have official rock 'n' roll song

The infamous Hippy Hippy Shake song was written by Billings native Chan Romero, and it could become Montana's very own rock 'n' roll song. Robert Lee Chan Romero best known as Chan Romero, wrote the song Hippy Hippy Shake while attending Billings Senior High School, where Billings DJ Don Redfield as


Flathead records below average temperatures

KALISPELL, Mont. -- Cold weather returned to the Flathead Sunday. According to National Weather Service data, the high was around 16 degrees in Kalispell, but wind chill dropped temperatures below zero.


Overcoming addiction crisis in Montana takes effort on all levels

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Levi Bessette never planned on becoming an addict. Nobody does. “It's really hard to remember how terrible that was. It's a lost and lonely that only an addict can understand,” Bessette said.