Flathead Area News

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2016 Fair a Financial Success

August 27, 2016

After a week of blue ribbons, rodeos, funnel cakes, and carnival rides, it’s official: the 2016 Northwest Montana Fair, which ran from Aug.... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Gianforte’s Misleading Fliers

August 27, 2016

Multimillionaire Greg Gianforte is a classic example of the age-old adage “buying the election” He has already put about one million dollars of his... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Fire Crews Wrangling Lakeside Fire; Blaze 60 Percent Contained

August 27, 2016

Fire crews have made significant progress on the Bierney Creek fire in Lakeside. The blaze, estimated at 60 acres, is 60 percent contained, according... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Missing Dog

August 27, 2016

7:41 a.m. The manager of a local bank reported that someone sawed a hole through the ceiling last night. It was unknown at that time if anyone had... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Commission Approves $92 Million County Budget

August 27, 2016

On Aug. 25, the Flathead County Commission unanimously approved a $92 million budget for the next fiscal year, an overall decrease of more than $13... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Ousted Police Chief Sues Columbia Falls

August 26, 2016

Columbia Falls’ former police chief who was fired earlier this year after an inmate escaped from his custody is suing the city for wrongful... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

800,000 Pounds of Asbestos Waste Removed from CFAC

August 26, 2016

Since the Department of Environmental Quality announced June 23 its waste management plan for the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company (CFAC) site, Calbag... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Tribe Trucks Totem Pole 4,800 Miles in Fossil Fuels Protest

August 26, 2016

PORTLAND — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Where is Our Leadership?

August 26, 2016

Where is our president when you need him? He is on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts playing golf and on Tuesday, Aug. 22, he was... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.

Panel Recommends Mandatory Depression Screening for Kids

August 26, 2016

HELENA — A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all... Visit FlatheadBeacon.com for the full story. Updated daily, always free.