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Details emerge in Columbia Falls High School “soft lockdown”  KPAX-TV

COLUMBIA FALLS – We are learning more information about what triggered what's being termed as a “soft lockdown” at Columbia Falls High School on ...



Breaking News, Dangerous roads close schools in Columbia Falls  Daily Inter Lake

School was called off Monday in Columbia Falls due to dangerous winter driving conditions.In a message from Sc.



Browning Schools thank Columbia Falls girls basketball for sportsmanship  ABC FOX Montana

Browning Public Schools thanked Columbia Falls High School's girls basketball team for a generous gesture of sportsmanship.



Local News, Trustee candidates profiled for upcoming school elections  Daily Inter Lake

April 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second and concluding article focusing on a preview on local school elections.) By HILARY MATHESON ...



C-Falls wins state speech title after scoring error detected  Daily Inter Lake

In an unusual twist of events, Columbia Falls High School has reclaimed the title of state speech and debate c.



Columbia Falls students spruce up retaining wall with mural  Daily Inter Lake

Members of the Columbia Falls High School art club graciously spruced up the concrete wall in front of the Hun.



C-Falls girl's artwork could win national contest  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls High School senior Raychel Hoerner turned a classroom art assignment into the chance to win a n.



Columbia Falls principal speaks out on incident involving parent, sign at basketball game  KPAX-TV

COLUMBIA FALLS – A Columbia Falls parent is under fire after holding what some interpret as a racist sign at the Class A basketball game. According to a ...



Local News, C-Falls senior defined by leadership  Daily Inter Lake

Genevieve Delorme at Columbia Falls High School on May 22. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake). [Editor's note: This is the first article in a weeklong series ...



Columbia Falls student represents Montana in national art competition  KPAX-TV

COLUMBIA FALLS – Recent Columbia Falls High School graduate Raychel Hoerner tells MTN it all started as just a homework assignment. Her teacher ...



Stop the 3-letter messages | Editorial  The Missoulian

Here's a trend that needs to stop immediately: sports fans in western Montana showing up to games wearing shirts or holding signs with three initials on them, ...



Student needs increasing in face of dwindling outside resources  Daily Inter Lake

When asked if the mental-health needs of their high school students are being met, Flathead County principals,



Daybook, Daybook  Daily Inter Lake

TODAY• Pleasant Valley School Board Trustees organizational meeting 7 a.m.• Kalispell Public Schools.



Breaking News, Evergreen teen killed when vehicle strikes house  Daily Inter Lake

A 15-year-old Evergreen girl was killed Friday morning after a vehicle traveling on Spring Creek Drive in Evergreen struck a home, according to the Flathead ...



Galleries, PHOTOS: Hamilton drops Columbia Falls, 41-27  Daily Inter Lake

Photos from Columbia Falls' 41-27 loss to Hamilton in a Class A seminfinal playoff game at Satterthwaite Field.



Local students perform well at mock UN conference  Daily Inter Lake

In a global world, local students showed a keen understanding of international relations with several top winn.



Local News, Flathead school enrollment stands at 16,473  Daily Inter Lake

Enrollment in Flathead Valley schools grew by 3 percent compared to 2017, according to a countywide enrollment.



Columbia Falls Students Plan 'Stand For The Second' Walkout Wednesday  MTPR

A month-and-a-half after students nationwide walked out of class to advocate for safer schools, some students in Columbia Falls plan to walk out of class.



Columbia Falls Students Walk Out In Support Of Second Amendment  MTPR

About 100 students walked out of Columbia Falls High School today in support of the Second Amendment. The walkout was part of a larger nationwide event.



Columbia Falls leads way in graduation rate  Daily Inter Lake

Qyn Ingraham, center, is all smiles as he heads into the gym for Columbia Falls' graduation in this file photo. (Hungry Horse News). Four of five high schools in ...



Bond increased to $500000 for suspect in vehicular homicide  Daily Inter Lake

A Flathead County Justice Court Judge on Monday set a $500000 bond for Jared Parsons of Kalispell, who is bei.



Local News, Soroptimists award $36,000 in scholarships, grants  Daily Inter Lake

Soroptimist International of Whitefish presented $36000 in scholarships and grants to Flathead Valley area st.



Fight of Her Life  Flathead Beacon

Kimberly Peacock is still smiling more than a year after a devastating diagnosis, but in a community rocked by a spate of cancer cases among high school ...



Columbia Falls High School | Hometowns  The Missoulian

Parents: Kristine and Troy Bowman. GPA: 4.085. Activities: National Honor Society; Peer Allies; football; basketball; track and field; speech and debate.



Fire officials talk limited resources, difficult conditions on northwest Montana fires  NBC Montana

Over 100 people from the Flathead Valley spent their Saturday night at Columbia Falls High School to get more information on several fires in northwest ...



Galleries, PHOTOS: Lady Wildkats down Browning in thriller, 57-55  Daily Inter Lake

Photos from Columbia Falls Lady Wildkats' 57-55 win over Browning at Columbia Falls High School on Saturday.



2018 General Election Q & A: House District 3  Flathead Beacon

How do you intend to balance the state budget? 2. What taxes are you willing to increase, if any? 3. Are there any services you are willing to cut? 4. How do you ...



Local Sports, Columbia Falls spikers drop Whitefish  Daily Inter Lake

COLUMBIA FALLS – The Columbia Falls Wildkats downed the Whitefish Bulldogs 25-17, 25-16, 25-7 in Northwest Cla.



Local News, Voters consider school levies, trustees  Daily Inter Lake

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Inter Lake is writing about school elections in two parts, today and tomorrow. We are incl.



Local News, Pro-gun walkout planned today  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls student Braxton Shewalter led a group of students during a walkout in March that memorialized those lost in the Florida shooting, but also ...



Local News, Contrasting rallies held in downtown Kalispell  Daily Inter Lake

Kwen Shirley and Braxton Shewalter are clearly on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to their politics,



Local Sports, Bigfork blasts C-Falls, 70-20  Daily Inter Lake

COLUMBIA FALLS – Colton Reichenbach scored a career-high 19 as Bigfork coasted to a 70-20 nonconference boys b.



Students Across Montana Join National Gun Walkout  MTPR

Students across Montana joined the nationwide school walkout today on the one month anniversary the Florida school shooting. Nicky Ouellet reports from the.



MT student wins spot in national 'Doodle for Google' competition  KRTV Great Falls News

COLUMBIA FALLS – Raychel Hoerner, a recent graduate of Columbia Falls High School, said it started as a homework assignment. Her teacher assigned the ...



Trib Top Ten: Top high school football contests from around Montana  Great Falls Tribune

Lee Vernoy selects the top ten high school games of the week across the state.



Chris Finberg Selected As Columbia Falls Boys Basketball Coach  Flathead Beacon

Chris Finberg is the new head coach of the boys basketball team at his alma mater, Columbia Falls High School. Finberg, a former standout athlete in Columbia ...



Local News, Community mourns death of beloved teen  Daily Inter Lake

Paxton Fisher, a captain of the Columbia Falls High School boys soccer team, died Tuesday from an aggressive form of cancer. (Hungry Horse News file).



Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide  Daily Inter Lake

A Kalispell man who is facing a felony charge of negligent vehicular homicide while under the influence after.



Missing C-Falls man found dead in North Dakota  Daily Inter Lake

Williston, North Dakota, police found a body on Friday that is believed to be Brandon Barnes, formerly of Colu.



School board lets Columbia Falls High student return after gun incident  The Missoulian

COLUMBIA FALLS - A 16-year-old Columbia Falls High School student who unwittingly brought an unloaded hunting rifle to school in the trunk of her car will ...



EPA Reaches Out To Columbia Falls As Superfund Study Progresses  MTPR

Shannon Stringer has an opinion that's not entirely popular in Columbia Falls. “I do. I've gotten into heated discussions with other people in the.



Local News, Results from Flathead County Science Fair  Daily Inter Lake

There were about 185 third- through 12th-graders who competed in the Flathead County Science Fair March 1 at t.



Columbia Falls wins 13th consecutive speech and debate championship  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls High School Speech and Debate propelled itself to a 13th consecutive state title in Corvallis o.



“Ransom note” released after cyber-threats to Montana schools from "Dark Overlord" hackers  CBS News

KALISPELL, Mont. -- Classes were scheduled to resume Tuesday in northwestern Montana's Flathead Valley after more than 30 public and private schools ...



House District 3 candidate Q&A: Zac Perry | 406 Politics  The Missoulian

What is your strategy to balance the state budget? What taxes, if any, would you be willing to increase? What services, if any, would you be willing to cut? Should ...



Columbia Falls Speech and Debate team takes first  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia FALLS High School Speech and Debate accepts the first-place trophy after winning the Class A state championship. Front Row: Coach Alicia Gillen, ...



Montana Wildfire Update for August 18, 2018  NBC Montana

The following is a collection of updates on wildfires burning across Montana. NBC Montana is continuing to follow these fires and this list will be updated ...



DaVall Building Comes Down in Columbia Falls; Apartment Complex to Be Built  Flathead Beacon

The Big Store is no more. Construction crews began tearing down the large vacant building, originally called the Big Store but later renamed the DaVall Building, ...



Police searching for C-Falls man missing in North Dakota  Daily Inter Lake

Williston, N.D. — Williston police are asking for the public's help finding a 29-year-old man who was last hea.



Local Sports, WRESTLING: Polson grapplers slip by C-Falls by 9  Daily Inter Lake

COLUMBIA FALLS — The lower and middle weights all favored Polson in a Northwest A conference wrestling dual on.



Obituaries, Mark D. Hader, 51  Daily Inter Lake

Mark D. Hader, 51. Mark Duane Hader, 51. Born to Jack and Marge Hader of Columbia Falls on Feb. 10, 1965, Mark Duane Hader was the eighth of 10 children.



Local News, Local students organize pro-gun rally  Daily Inter Lake

Three area high school students are planning to lead a pro-gun rights rally at Depot Park in Kalispell on Satu.



Local Sports, Glacier High School rules Crosstown Boxing Smoker  Daily Inter Lake

Glacier High School's Andrew Glynn, right, exchanges punches with Flathead's Chance Sheldon-Allen at the 9th annual Crosstown Boxing Smoker at the ...



Pro-Gun Rally Scheduled For Kalispell Saturday  MTPR

Update: The March For Our Guns website is no longer listed as for sale. The site owners plan to hold onto the domain to advertise for future events. An.



Local News, Teen succumbs to cancer  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls High School senior Taylor Peterson, whose battle with cancer galvanized the community, died Mon.



Local News, Longtime Columbia Falls judge gets national award  Daily Inter Lake

Longtime Columbia Falls City Judge Susan “Tina” Gordon has been named the most outstanding non-attorney judge.



C-Falls teens rise above the ranks to become U.S. Presidential Scholars  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls High School seniors Colin Norick and Annabel Conger joke together in the high school's library on Friday. The two were chosen as U.S. ...



Metal mania: Local bands create thriving 'DIY' music scene  Daily Inter Lake

Anthony Barnes, a vocalist with Undying Avarice, performs with his band in a recent Kalispell show. Barnes is a prominent promoter of the Flathead Valley metal ...



Local News, Cedar Creek Lodge opens in C. Falls  Daily Inter Lake

The $7 million-plus Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center opened Friday in Columbia Falls, and the place is.



Comprehensive wildfire updates 8/17/18  NBC Montana

The following is a collection of updates on wildfires burning around Montana.The Forest *Service* reports the following fore the Tenmile fire and Sterling Complex ...



Little Guy Wrestling preps for Western Montana Tourney  Polson Lake County Leader

RONAN LITTLE Guy wrestler Shawn Stump attempts to position himself for a take-down at the Little Guy Wrestling Tournament at Arlee High School. (Photo by ...



Obituaries, Faithe Marie Schellinger, 72  Daily Inter Lake

Surrounded by her husband and children, Faithe Marie Schellinger, 72, “left this world to join her loved ones.



Obituaries, Benny Hoerner, 63  Daily Inter Lake

Benny Hoerner, 63, passed away on July 22, 2016, at his home in Columbia Falls with his family by his side. He.



Montana Shakespeare in the Schools to tour Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'  Montana State University

BOZEMAN – Montana Shakespeare in the Schools enters its 25th season in 2017 with a tour of “Twelfth Night” to regional middle and high schools. Several ...



Local News, Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. permanently closed  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. is closing permanently and will demolish some plant facilities, company spokesman.



Columbia Falls Woman Sentenced to Prison for Running Ponzi Scheme  Flathead Beacon

A Columbia Falls woman who stole $1.5 million from 28 different investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to Montana Women's Prison.



Obituaries, Benjamin Thomas Creech III, 26  Daily Inter Lake

Ben left us on March 10, 2016, at the age of 26. He was born on May 18, 1989, to Shirley Creech and (Benjamin.



Glasgow Grapplers Have Great Showing in Great Falls  Glasgow Courier

After a stop in Ft. Benton as a warm-up, the Scottie grapplers spent Dec. 16 and 17 in Great Falls at the CMR Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament.



Strong start for C-Falls, Whitefish at Western A divisional volleyball  Daily Inter Lake

Columbia Falls senior Morgan Stenger hammers the ball past a pair of Stevensville defenders during the Wildkats' 3-game victory at the Western A Divisional ...



'Tis the season for family-owned Christmas tree business  Daily Inter Lake

Thanksgiving turkey and dressing are already distant memories for the Rogers family. It's Christmas tree seaso.



Mineral Independent , Thilmony captures title at Owen Invite  Clark Fork Valley Press

Trae Thilmony, a freshman on the Thompson Falls/Noxon wrestling team, captured the 113-pound title at the Owen Invite. (Joe Sova/Clark Fork Valley Press).



Family-owned Montana timber mill values forest conservation  Great Falls Tribune

Roy and Ben Thompson of Columbia Falls don't run a conventional lumber business, but they've thrived nonetheless.



Building bodies: Former competitor gives back through lifting, nutrition clinics  Daily Inter Lake

Todd Fedor no longer competes as a bodybuilder, but his bulging biceps are a reminder of his championship day.



Obituaries, Peter Hubbard Keller, 49  Daily Inter Lake

Peter Hubbard Keller, 49. My husband, best friend, true love and constant companion passed away on July 7, 2015, by accidental drowning in Hackensack, ...



Kalispell Pro-Gun Rally Draws 200  MTPR

On the same day Second Amendment advocates demonstrated at state capitols across America, an unaffiliated pro-gun rally in Kalispell drew about 200 people.



Teens in MSU outreach project head for international science fair  Montana State University

BOZEMAN – Two brothers from Columbia Falls who participated in Montana State University's youth outreach program BioScience Montana will be in Los ...



Grapplers cap another season of Little Guy Wrestling  Polson Lake County Leader

Every year Polson Little Guy Wrestling Coach Bob Owen hopes to instill several fundamental life lessons in his.



Obituaries, Julie "Julz" Marjorie Kaneen, 31  Daily Inter Lake

Julie 'Julz' Marjorie Kaneen, 31, of Kalispell, passed away suddenly on the morning of Feb. 22, 2015. Julie.



Salonen Steps Down as Glacier Girls Basketball Coach  Flathead Beacon

Kris Salonen has resigned as the head coach of the girls basketball team at Glacier High School, concluding a successful 25-year career devoted to leading ...



The Strong Legacy of the Class of 2015  Flathead Beacon

Over 1,000 high school students from the Flathead Valley will celebrate graduation in the coming weeks. By Dillon Tabish // May 28, 2015. Flathead Beacon.



Local News, Columbia Falls man commands Navy cruiser  Daily Inter Lake

U.S. Navy Capt. Brian K. Sorenson, formerly of Columbia Falls, assumed command of the guided-missile cruiser U.



A Safe Place for Dylan  Flathead Beacon

As a Columbia Falls family struggles to care for their teenager with autism, they face a future with limited options. By Molly Priddy // Sep 27, 2017. Flathead ...



TRACK: Clear skies, fast times at A.R.M. Invite  Daily Inter Lake

WHITEFISH — The calendar may still read April, but don't tell Derek Schulz.For the Whitefish track and field c.



Local News, Graduation ceremonies start Saturday  Daily Inter Lake

The U.S. Census Bureau projects 3.2 million diplomas will be awarded nationally to the class of 2012 high scho.



Obituaries, Helen Rosemary Leach, 87  Daily Inter Lake

Helen Rosemary Leach, 87, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2015, at her home in Grass Valley, California. H.



Obituaries, Evalyn 'Ebbe' Carole Beebe Allison, 90  Daily Inter Lake

Evalyn “Ebbe” Allison passed away in the Emergency Room of KRMC on Friday night, March 27, 2015, at 90 years o.



Local News, 'Ranger Doug' finishes 55th season at Glacier  Daily Inter Lake

Few people can tell a story like Doug Follett. At 90 years old, “Ranger Doug” just wrapped up his 55th season.



German family sues Whitefish Mountain Resort over death of skier  The Missoulian

The German family of a 16-year-old exchange student who suffocated after falling into a tree well at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in 2010 has filed a federal ...



Saturday’s high school track, softball, golf  Great Falls Tribune

SOFTBALL. Anaconda 11, Thompson Falls 0 (5 inn.) T. Falls…000 00 – 0 1 2. Anaconda…902 0x – 11 8 0. Michaela Cortright, Ashley Gates (5) and Hannah ...



State swimming results  The Missoulian

At Bill Swarthout Fieldhouse Pool. Great Falls. Saturday. Finals. CLASS AA. Girls. Team scores – 1. Missoula Hellgate 404; 2. Bozeman 226; 3. C.M. Russell ...



Brain tumor an inspiration for dragon-boat veterans  Daily Inter Lake

Kelsey Timothy celebrates with her partner, Derrick Whitby, at last year's Montana Dragon Boat Festival. The two have been there for each other since well ...



Obituaries, Joan Lynn Nelson Kuemmerle, 51  Daily Inter Lake

Joan Lynn Nelson Kuemmerle, 51, passed away Sept. 22, 2014, at the Colorado University Memorial Hospital Hospi.



STEMfest launches to showcase careers to 2000 Montana high school students  Ravalli Republic

Annabel Conger is a high school junior with a high interest in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.



2018 Montana Democratic House Primary Voting Guide | MTPR  MTPR

Five Montana Democrats are running in June 5 primary election for a chance to unseat first-term incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the Nov. 6.



Reporters Grill Montana Democratic House Candidates On Electability  MTPR

The five Democrats competing in their party's primary for the U.S. House faced tough questions about their electability Thursday night in a debate in.



Obituaries, A. William 'Bill' G. Rinck, 63  Daily Inter Lake

Bill Rinck, 63, of Coram “is now beyond the ninth wave,” according to his Irish ancestors. Bill was “born i.



Obituaries, Norma J 'Grams' Finberg, 84  Daily Inter Lake

Norma J. “Grams” Finberg passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her lo.



Graduation dress codes, laws collide  Daily Inter Lake

The debate over whether high school students should be allowed to decorate graduation caps has gained a lot of.



This Week In The Flathead, Whitefish hosts jazz camp for local students  Daily Inter Lake

Many students around the Flathead Valley are focused on squeezing as much rest and relaxation as possible into.



Prep Extra: Sentinel's good luck holds out | Girls' basketball  The Missoulian

Winning a state championship takes more than just talent and hours of commitment. There's also quite a bit of luck involved.



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