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Full Court Press: Friday's high school highlights (Feb. 15)

• Rylee Spoonhunter poured in 23 points and Tyree Whitcomb was right there with 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead Browning to a 68-54 victory over Libby in semifinal action of the Northwestern A divisional at Whitefish. Their efforts offset a 27-point afternoon by Libby's Ryggs Johnston, who also ha


Montana cancer patient first person chosen for clinical trial

Germaine Stivers’ journey with cancer has taken her to a place where no one has gone before. The 62-year-old Lewistown woman, initially diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013, is the first person chosen for a Phase 1 clinical trial that uses a combination of drugs to target HPV-infected cells and bo


Meeting of the Maker Minds

WHITEFISH — The only indication that a laser beam was slicing through the blue foam was a small red dot visible on the foam’s surface as the computer program worked along the design’s blueprint, and then the sudden appearance of a perfect robot claw.


More bitter cold, snow forecast for the weekend in south central, southeast Montana & north central Wyoming

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for portions of central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as north central Wyoming, the National Weather Service says. It includes more snow and cold this weekend into early next week.


Rocky Mountain runners selected as Frontier Conference indoor track athletes of the week

WHITEFISH — A pair of Rocky Mountain College runners received Frontier Conference indoor track athlete of the week honors. Freshman Elijah Boyd received the men's accolade, and Bailey Bard was chosen as women's athlete of the week.


Belting It Out While Taking It Off

When Luke Walrath and Betsi Morrison were contemplating what they wanted the 15th year of the Alpine Theatre Project to look like in 2019, they knew they wanted to get more involved with classical music like opera, but not necessarily in the ways audiences may have seen it before.


Spotlight Event: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6:45 p.m. Celebrate the holiday weekend on the slopes. Gather at the bottom of Ed’s Run to watch as a glowing group of skiers descend the slopes followed by spectacular fireworks show. Live music by Tonewall at Ed and Mully’s. The event is free.


1 dead, 1 arrested after fatal shooting in northwest Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Montana. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Martin Chandler was arrested near Columbia Falls soon after 54-year-old William Melton was killed at his home in Coram early Thursda


RiverStone, Montana health department at odds over funding for health services for foster kids

Since 2016, RiverStone Health, through its KidsFirst program, has helped coordinate medical care for children in foster care in Yellowstone County. The partnership between RiverStone and the Child and Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is geared to


Montana brides tell the special histories behind their wedding gowns

A wedding dress hand-stitched from a parachute, a $3.50 bargain gown and a bride’s dress made from the photo in a women’s magazine were all on display Saturday afternoon. The women who wore those gowns, plus three others, shared the history of their decades-old satin, silk and lace confections durin


The Valley’s New Flavors

Last year, Jamie Minster and Jason Selby decided to move from Charleston, South Carolina to the Flathead Valley to be closer to family. Like any big move, there was plenty of uncertainty, but couple did know for sure that they wanted to open a restaurant.


Business professionals learn to build better relationships with Montana tribes

Business professionals came to Helena from all over the state last week to take part in Tribal Relations Training, a business seminar hosted by the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs.


Rape conviction in Utah underscores risks at programs for troubled teens in Montana

A former therapist at a private teen treatment program near Kalispell was convicted in 2018 of repeatedly raping a 16-year-old girl he was caring for in one-on-one sessions at a program in Utah.


Weather Alert Day: Light to moderate snow causing travel concerns

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of NBC Montana, including Missoula, Bozeman, Butte and Kalispell. Snowfall of 1 to 4 inches in the valleys and 4 to 8 inches in the mountains. WINTER STORM WARNING for southern portions Beaverhead, Madison, and Gallatin Counties, including Monida, Raynolds, and Targhe


University of Montana enrollment sees big drops, persistent ups

The University of Montana saw enrollment drop among some of its most vulnerable students this spring. UM lost 76 Native American students since last spring, a 15.2 percent drop on the main campus.


Kalispell continues trail planning, to break ground in 2020

KALISPELL, Mont. -- The city of Kalispell is almost done designing the new Kalispell trail that will go through downtown. It is part of the Core and Rail Redevelopment project.


Kalispell Standoff Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A Kalispell man arrested following a standoff with law enforcement last month pleaded not guilty to assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment and two counts of burglary. Cody Scott Lindahl appeared in Flathead County District Court on Feb. 14 facing charges in two separate cases: one charge stemm


Lakeside Man Pleads No Contest to Holding Pharmacist at Gunpoint

A Lakeside man accused of holding a pharmacist at gunpoint in 2017 pleaded no contest to a single charge of assault with a weapon. Thomas Devine appeared in Flathead County District Court on Feb. 14 and will be sentenced in April. A no-contest plea is entered when defendants acknowledge that prosecu


Bill Would Double the Volume of Spirits Montana Distilleries Can Serve to Patrons

A proposal to increase the volume of spirits that distilleries in Montana can serve to their customers drew support from liquor producers seeking parity in a business climate they say unfairly restricts their growth.


Drug dealers, sex traffickers shadow MMIWG issue

RONAN — Drugs and sex trafficking correlate with the issue of missing and murdered Native women and girls, said Jami Pluff, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes policy analyst at the first CSKT community Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women work group meeting last Wednesday.