Flathead Area News
Kids got the chance to play games with some of their favorite NFL stars during the Play 60 Challenge at Whitefish High School Friday night. The event was headlined by Brock Osweiler, a Kalispell native and backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos. The 29th annual charity event raised money for local families with kids who need medical care outside the valley.
1:15 p.m. A plumber was bitten by a Jack Russell terrier while visiting a home on Nicholson Drive. 3:46 p.m. Neighbors in Kila accused one another of intentionally plowing snow onto each other's property. They were advised to quit shoving snow around and be civil.
GREAT FALLS — A jury on Friday convicted a consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe of bankruptcy fraud, but could not decide on more than two dozen other charges against him in a scheme to defraud a $9.3 million mental health program, federal prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris declared a mistrial for the 27 other charges in the indictment against Gary Conti. Prosecutors said they will ask the court to set another trial date on those counts. Sentencing for Conti on the bankr
It comes down to Columbia Falls and Dillon once again. The Wildcats defeated Laurel 57-48 in the Class A state semifinals in Great Falls and advanced to the state championship game on Saturday night where a familiar foe awaits. Dillon beat Belgrade 51-36 in the other semifinal game, setting up a rematch between two dynastic programs with a lot of history. Dillon edged Columbia Falls in the 2009 state championship, but then two years later the Wildcats got the best of the Beavers, winning 55-
Not to be denied, the Glacier basketball teams swept crosstown rival Flathead in a pair of playoff basketball games and punched their tickets to the Class AA state tournaments in Billings next week. Sophomore Hailee Bennett scored 19 points, junior Taylor Loomis netted 17 and the Glacier girls cruised past Flathead 66-38 in the first game of the evening at Glacier High School on Friday. The Wolfpack jumped ahead 31-12 at halftime. Senior Cassi Hashley added 13 points for Glacier (15-6).
While I feel Congressman Steve Daines’s introduction of the North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 is a great step forward, let’s not frame him as a conservation hero. With his political ambitions, this bill is a no brainer. It would be political suicide if he didn’t. But let’s look at his overall conservation track record. The bright light for conservation looks even dimmer if Steve Daines stays on course.
We must end the Democrats’ war on jobs. What war on jobs, you ask? It’s a subtle war, but one with devastating impacts. It involves millions of pages of needless regulations and red tape on our businesses. It involves not letting Native Americans to develop their resources. The Crow Tribe Chairman Darrin Old Coyote has said, “A war on coal is a war on Crow families and Crow children.” The Democrats’ war on jobs also comes in the form of Obamacare. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget O
Andrew Curley scored 22 points to lead Polson past Miles City 62-44 in the consolation bracket of the Class A state basketball tournament in Great Falls on Friday. Cedrick Smith added 13 points, Andrew Weltz had 12 and the Pirates stayed alive at state, exploding for 23 points in the fourth quarter. Polson plays Saturday at 9:30 a.m. against the loser of Columbia Falls and Laurel, who are tipping off right now in the semifinal round. Click here to view the state bracket. Polson 14 16 9 23 - 62
HELENA — Former Montana House Speaker John Driscoll is making another bid for the Democratic nomination for the state's U.S. House seat. Driscoll filed his paperwork Thursday with the Secretary of State's Office. Driscoll served in the Montana House from 1973-1979. He also was a member of the Montana Public Service Commission and is a retired National Guard colonel. The 67-year-old Driscoll lost to former U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg in 2008. Driscoll said Friday he won't accept campaign contri
HELENA — State Sen. Jason Priest's estranged wife feared her husband's anger would turn to violence when she picked up their young daughter last month, prompting her boyfriend to call for police assistance, according to a recording of the call released in a public records request. The call was made Feb. 1, soon before an encounter outside the Red Lodge Republican's home that led to criminal charges accusing Priest of shoving his wife, breaking her boyfriend's rib and throwing the 4-year-old g