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Many helped make talent show successful

Long lines to buy tickets formed early. The 750-seat Polson High School auditorium filled to nearly 500 by 7 p.m. when the curtain opened on the Mission Valley Has Talent (MVHT) competition. Many pieces came together to create a raging success to enable us to raise more than $6,000 to support the He

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-21 14:30:00

Flathead student tests positive for TB; testing offered to others

About 200 Flathead High School students and staff members were notified Tuesday morning that they may have been exposed to a student who has tuberculosis. A "handful" of non-school people who may have had contact with the ill student also were contacted, said Hillary Hanson, the Flathead City-County

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-20 19:30:00

Proposal a bad fit for neighborhood

Sunday's Missoulian covers a story about a proposed development on Hickory Street between Sixth and West Beckwith. While the street for this development begins as Hickory Street, it really becomes an alley that crosses Beckwith into the alley between Rollins, where I used to live, and Cleveland. My

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-21 13:45:00

Well-known Flathead Valley appraiser Jim Kelley dies

John Goroski, left, of Kalispell gives cheers to Jim Kelley as they finish a Dels Tuesday Night Series race in June of 2017. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake file) Jim Kelley, a longtime Kalispell appraiser whose real estate statistical data was a vital resource for local business and real-estate lea

DAILY INTERLAKE - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Woman charged with assault with a rifle

A Kalispell woman has been charged with a felony after she allegedly pointed a rifle at a man and shot bullets into his vehicle. Andrea Marie Brass, 38, was booked into Flathead County Jail Friday after police responded to a disturbance with a weapon in Columbia Falls. After talking to witnesses, po

DAILY INTERLAKE - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Columbia Falls Man Arrested After Standoff

A 33-year-old Columbia Falls man is being held on charges of assault with a weapon, partner family member assault and obstructing a peace officer after barricading himself inside a home south of Kalispell. Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on March 19, the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-03-20 22:46:27

Chubby puppy breaks loose for fast food

According to the Kalispell Police Department, a dog owner was on the lookout for a chubby beagle last seen running loose around a fast food restaurant. A man was worried the neighbor was sexually assaulting his partner, but both members of the couple said they were just wrestling around. According

DAILY INTERLAKE - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Nearly 40 People Apply for Kalispell Police Chief Position

Nearly 40 people have applied to be the new chief of police in Kalispell. The city began looking for a new chief after long-time leader Roger Nassett announced he was leaving the department in December. Nasset, who has been with the Kalispell Police Department for 24 years, including 11 years as its

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-03-20 17:40:04

Montana sisters tap into Bristol Bay fishing frenzy

Amanda Wlaysewski of Kvichak Fish Company prepares to smoke salmon March 13 at the Mission Mountain Food Enterprises Center in Ronan. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake) Salmon ready to go into the smoker at Kvichak Fish Company on Tuesday, March 13.(Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake) As Amanda Wlaysewski


Two women charged in Polson raid

March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am | Lake County Leader K. William Harvey Elementary School in Ronan was filled after hours with excited children last week. Between 5-7 p.m. on March 8, students, families and staff took part in what second grade teacher ... March 15, 2018 at 9:59 am | Lake County Leader Th


Native hoop dance wins valley talent show

POLSON-AREA resident Robert Parot, Jr., performs a Native American hoop dance. (Ashley Fox/Lake County Leader) Thunderous applause greeted Robert Parot, Jr. after he performed a dance in front of nearly 530 people last week. Parot, who performed a Native American hoop dance, took first place in the


Kalispell man gets deferred sentence for online harassment

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A 35-year-old Kalispell man has been given a three-year deferred sentence after pleading no contest to creating Craigslist ads to harass women who rejected his romantic advances. In three instances, Mathew Cullen Bartlett posted ads with the women's contact information, image


Local police can be lifesavers, too

We count on our law-enforcement officers for so much more than catching bad guys and upholding the law. That was evident recently when the Kalispell Police Department presented awards to two police officers who took exceptional action to save or attempt to save the life of another person. Officers J


Economic Development Authority Inks Deal with CHS to Move to Rail Park

The Flathead County Economic Development Authority announced last week that it had finalized an agreement to lease space to Cenex Harvest States at the soon-to-be built Glacier Rail Park. Officials say the agreement is a major step toward redeveloping Kalispell's core area, which is currently home t

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-03-19 21:27:58

Man sentenced for posting phony sex ads

A Kalispell man who posted phony Craiglist personal ads that falsely claimed to be naked pictures of women who had rejected him was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Mathew Cullen Bartlett, 36, made multiple internet posts that included a womans full legal name, face, her personal cont


Last legislative candidates file for re-election

March 12 marked the filing deadline for Montanas legislative races. The Daily Inter Lake is profiling the many last-minute candidates who entered Flathead Valley races. Cindy Dyson has entered the race for House District 05 as a Libertarian. Im just sick of watching the yelling matches that are pass


Kalispell man sentenced for breaking toddler's leg

A Kalispell man is going to prison for breaking a toddlers leg and causing bruises to the majority of the childs body. Terry Larry Chandler II, 23, was sentenced to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with eight years suspended for a felony count of assault on a minor. He was sentenced in Flathead


Polson Chamber of Commerce assumes care of Armed Forces Memorial

POLSON - On Wednesday, March 7 The Polson Chamber of Commerce gratefully assumed the care of the Armed Forces Memorial located at Riverside Park. Founder of the project, Rick Skates, presented a check to members of the Polson Chamber to be used to help maintain the Armed Forces Memorial monument and


Truck hitch used as a weapon in alleged attack

A man is facing an assault with a weapon charge following a road rage incident in Evergreen last week. Raymond Wayne Brackel, 51, allegedly retrieved a three-headed ball hitch from the back of his black Chevy pickup after he punched another driver. Witnesses allege Brackel began swinging the ball h


209-lot subdivision proposed west of Kalispell

The Kalispell Planning Board on Tuesday discussed for the first time an application to annex 90 acres of agriculture land west of city limits to make way for a major subdivision. The land directly southeast of the intersection of Three Mile Drive and West Springcreek Road has been in the Nobach fami