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Join News Now for highlights of a handful of the top headlines for the week in the Flathead Valley and Montana. We will also share some local events for the week that are worth checking out. And check here for any breaking northwest Montana news.


Check out other Daily Inter Lake podcasts! Deep Dive features conversations with local people, businesses, nonprofits, and agencies related to our community. Listen to Keeping Score for a weekly local Northwest Montana prep and college sports breakdown. And Press Play sheds light on a different Montana musician each month. They perform a live show on our newspaper press floor in front of our subscribers for a lunch break. Before each show, we interview the musicians and learn more about their perspective and artistry.
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Flathead Valley's Average Fire Outlook, Ex-Bookkeeper Embezzles from Firearm Maker, Rep. Sprunger Backs Legislature for Immigration Reform
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Flathead Valley's Average Fire Outlook, Ex-Bookkeeper Embezzles from Firearm Maker, Rep. Sprunger Backs Legislature for Immigration Reform
Join Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman for some of this week’s biggest headlines for northwest Montana. Including hearing from local fire officials about what is potentially in store for the summer, a recent case from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office detailing a wire fraud scam and what Kalispell Republican Representative Courtnay Sprunger has to say about immigration reform. Read more of this week’s stories: Average fire season forecast for the Flathead ValleyFormer bookkeeper for Kalispell firearms manufacturer stole $159,000Sprunger says she supported reconvening Montana Legislature to address immigrationRead more local and state coverage:  State lawmakers pass on special session on immigration Backers say nonpartisan primary and majority vote initiatives qualify for fall ballot Teenage motorcyclist killed in US 93 collision Dog Tag Buddies marks graduation of service dog teams County commissioners approve lower wage increase for employees County approves contract for fairgrounds grandstand inspection Whitefish rally takes aim at Biden’s Title IX revisions Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Robber Holds Up Three, United Way Aids Homeless, Primary Election Results
Jun 8 2024
Robber Holds Up Three, United Way Aids Homeless, Primary Election Results
Join Daily Inter Lake reporter Taylor Inman as she goes over some of this week’s top stories for Northwest Montana. In Whitefish, an alleged robber held up three people at gunpoint outside a bar on Monday night. The Northwest Montana United Way is starting a relocation assistance program for homeless people who want to connect with support outside the area, and a recent high school graduate sent incumbent state Rep. Tony Brockman packing during Tuesday’s primary election.Read more of today’s stories:Whitefish alleged robberyUnited Way's Relocation Assistance Program Primary Election Read more local and state coverage: https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/jun/05/primary-election-results/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/jun/01/community-gathers-in-support-of-warming-center/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/jun/03/lake-county-almanac-john-grant-leaves-a-legacy-def/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/jun/03/whitefish-council-looks-at-senior-housing-expansion-subdivion-requests/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/jun/05/fvcc-nursing-grads-join-health-care-workforce/ Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Local Events this Week - Art in Whitefish, Pride Month, Live Music, Local Vendor Pop up
Jun 5 2024
Local Events this Week - Art in Whitefish, Pride Month, Live Music, Local Vendor Pop up
Experience Whitefish Gallery Nights with captivating exhibits by Pamela Caughey and Rachel Rollins, then join Glacier Queer Alliance for lively Pride Month events. Enjoy live jazz at the Daily Inter Lake's Press Play concert and explore a pop-up market at Kalispell Center Mall. Finally, don't miss Crystal Lewis' performance at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Featured events this week:Thursday, June 6th - Whitefish Gallery NightsPride month with Glacier Queer AllianceFriday, June 7th - Press Play with Barrel Stove ComboJune 8th and 9th Kalispell Weekend MarketSaturday, June 8th - “On the Stage” with Crystal LewisJune 21st and 22nd - Food Truck Festival To see all local event listings, please visit dailyinterlake.com/events. Want to include your event? It's free! You can ticket and promote your events with Daily Inter Lake, click here to learn more.Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Zinke Requests Proof on Immigrant Family Claims, Mystery Snails Found in Flathead Lake, West Valley Tech Levy Passes After Recount
May 25 2024
Zinke Requests Proof on Immigrant Family Claims, Mystery Snails Found in Flathead Lake, West Valley Tech Levy Passes After Recount
Despite raising the specter that a nonprofit worked with the Biden administration to relocate immigrants in the country illegally to Kalispell earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has yet to produce evidence for the claim. Suspected aquarium dumping leads to mystery snails being found in Flathead Lake, a common aquarium pet in the U.S. And after a recount, the West Valley School technology levy passed by one vote. Read more from this week's show:Zinke claims about immigrant family Mystery snails articleWest Valley School technology levyRead more local and state coverage: https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/19/montana-politicians-turn-a-critical-eye-toward-ivf-following-alabama-supreme-court-ruling/https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/22/a-home-at-samaritan-house-serving-families-and-veterans/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/19/kalispell-ffa-shines-at-state-multiple-teams-advance-to-nationals/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/21/16-years-after-buying-a-slice-of-paradise-columbia-heights-family-learns-home-is-on-a-toxic-site/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/24/northwest-montana-2024-primary-voter-guide-for-statehouse/ Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Local Events this Week - Storytellers, Songwriters, BC/DC, Whitewater Fest, Pride Festival
May 21 2024
Local Events this Week - Storytellers, Songwriters, BC/DC, Whitewater Fest, Pride Festival
Here are a few upcoming listings from our events calendar to give you some inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend planning! This week you've got to catch local storytellers, listen to aspiring songwriters to benefit North Valley Music School, jam out to a raucous cover band, and witness a tradition like no other in Bigfork. Featured events this week:Tuesday, May 21st -  Flathead Story Concerts at Sacred Waters BreweryFriday, May 24th - Songwriter Night at Slow Burn RecordsSaturday, May 25th - BC/DC at Happy's InnMay 24th - May 26th - Whitewater Festival in BigforkAnd mark your calendar for Glacier Queer Alliance's Pride Week festivities coming up on June 6-9th! Click here for a list of events.To see all local event listings, please visit dailyinterlake.com/events. Want to include your event? It's free! You can ticket and promote your events with Daily Inter Lake, click here to learn more.Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Montana Border Tour, Library Controversy, Glacier Park Plans Unveiled
May 18 2024
Montana Border Tour, Library Controversy, Glacier Park Plans Unveiled
In this week’s episode, we learn about a tour of the southern border, provided by an anti-immigration group for two northwest Montana state lawmakers. Tensions rose between the State Library Commission and the Montana Library Association after a commission member compared the group to the Ku Klux Klan last week. And Glacier National Park officials outline their spring operations, as the pilot vehicle reservation is about to start and snow plows near Logan Pass. Read these full stories from the Daily Inter Lake:Northwest Montana state lawmakers tour of the southern borderMontana Library AssociationGlacier Park updateRead more of this week’s local coverage: https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/14/west-valley-will-recount-ballots-in-technology-levy-election/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/15/council-discusses-revoking-warming-shelters-permit/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/15/volunteers-wild-horse-island-trails-for-summ/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/15/juveniles-arrested-for-vandalism-at-columbia-falls-wrestling-academy/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/14/yeats-family-easement-grants-protection-for-acres-of-land/ Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Local Events this Week - Live Music, Hide Tanning, Plant Swap, Silent Book Club, History Museum's Walking Tour
May 14 2024
Local Events this Week - Live Music, Hide Tanning, Plant Swap, Silent Book Club, History Museum's Walking Tour
Here are a few upcoming listings from our events calendar to hopefully give you some inspiration for your weekly planning! This week offers a medley of live music and some educational opportunities. Featured events this week:Tuesdays May 14, 21 & 28 - Silent Book ClubFriday, May 17th - Kelly Diane performing at the Boat ClubSaturday, May 18th - Kelly Diane performing at Water's Edge WinerySaturday, May 18th - Keeping it CountrySaturday, May 18th - Fortepiano Concert at the Conrad MansionSunday, May 19th - Hide Tanning at Bias BreweryMonday, May 20th - Plant Swap at Bias BreweryMonday, May 27th thru September 30th  - Northwest Montana History Museum's Walking TourTo see all local event listings, please visit dailyinterlake.com/events. Want to include your event? It's free! You can ticket and promote your events with Daily Inter Lake, click here to learn more.Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Alleged attempted teen kidnapping, more Montana families choose homeschooling, and voters approve levy requests
May 13 2024
Alleged attempted teen kidnapping, more Montana families choose homeschooling, and voters approve levy requests
Another week in beautiful northwest Montana and the Daily Inter Lake is here to bring you news important to your community. This week we’ll hear about an arrest made after an alleged attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old boy in Kalispell, school enrollment data that shows more Montanans are choosing to homeschool their children, and how voters in Evergreen and on Big Mountain approved levy requests in last Tuesday’s election.Attempted kidnapping articleSchool enrollment data articleEvergreen and Big Mountain approved levy request articleRead more local and state coverage from this week: https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/08/may-2024-school-election-results/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/08/gabriel-nunnally-returned-to-kalispell-city-council-in-special-election/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/07/montana-records-largest-drop-in-childhood-medicaid-coverage-from-pre-pandemic-figures-study-shows/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/07/bigfork-hotel-whitefish-school-before-county-board-of-adjustment/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/06/kalispell-police-officer-carlee-brown-recognized-as-officer-of-the-year/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/05/teens-wish-granted-with-refurbished-pickup-following-cancer-treatment/ Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Smokey the Bear sign is MIA, man who threatened Tester gets jail time, vandals strike Columbia Falls wrestling club, and Habitat for Humanity makes room for Care-A-Vanners
May 4 2024
Smokey the Bear sign is MIA, man who threatened Tester gets jail time, vandals strike Columbia Falls wrestling club, and Habitat for Humanity makes room for Care-A-Vanners
The Tally Lake Ranger District office has their Smokey the Bear sign stolen, a Billings man who threatened Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester gets two and a half years of jail time, vandals struck the Boys and Girls Club and the Ruis Wrestling Academy, and Habitat For Humanity of the Flathead Valley makes moves to accommodate more construction volunteers. Read more of these stories:Smokey Bear stolen from Tally Lake Ranger DistrictMontana man gets prison time for leaving threatening voicemails for TesterVandals ransack Columbia Falls wrestling academy over weekend Habitat Flathead seeks volunteers to build more homesRead more local and state coverage from this week:Flathead Valley barbecue on menu at famous Kentucky Derby horse raceTester calls for action on water levels in Flathead Lake ahead of summerMan accused of pointing handgun at other motoristsSubscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Montana ranks No. 1 for drunk driving fatalities, U.S. House passes legislation for gateway communities and the trial begins for the man who allegedly ran over a highway patrol officer in 2023
Apr 23 2024
Montana ranks No. 1 for drunk driving fatalities, U.S. House passes legislation for gateway communities and the trial begins for the man who allegedly ran over a highway patrol officer in 2023
Tune in for this week’s top headlines, including why Montana has ranked number one in the nation for drunk driving fatalities, how Rep. Ryan Zinke plans to help national park gateway communities in new legislation and the details of a trial underway in Lincoln County for the man who allegedly ran over a Montana Highway Patrol officer in February of 2023. Read these full stories here:https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/18/trial-of-man-accused-of-running-down-montana-highway-patrol-trooper-underway-in-libby/https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/16/us-house-passes-gateway-community-legislation/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/18/ratings-montana-worst-for-drunk-driving-fatalities/ Read more local and state coverage:https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/17/all-eyes-on-elephant-that-escaped-circus-wandered-through-butte-traffic/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/17/flathead-county-approves-sale-of-property-to-lakeside-sewer-district/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/17/two-levies-will-be-on-the-may-ballot-for-kalispell-public-schools/https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/apr/18/three-story-hotel-proposed-for-bigfork/ Subscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!
Firefighters squelch large structure fire in Kalispell, Whitefish residents lament tourism woes and Kalispell City Councilor looks at Warming Center’s permit
Apr 15 2024
Firefighters squelch large structure fire in Kalispell, Whitefish residents lament tourism woes and Kalispell City Councilor looks at Warming Center’s permit
Host Taylor Inman reads some of the previous week’s top stories, including how firefighters battled a blaze in a three-story hotel on Kalispell’s west side, why local Whitefish residents are increasingly at odds with the tourism industry’s impact on the city, and the details of an upcoming work session requested by Kalispell City Councilor Chad Graham, who wants to take a look at the Flathead Warming Center’s conditional use permit. Read these full stories:Kalispell hotel fire damage estimated at $4 millionLocal’s sour on tourism’s impact on Whitefish Work session on shelter should be limited to council, Graham saysRead more local and state news: Donald Trump Jr. to campaign with Gianforte, Zinke in MissoulaDrunk driver sentenced to 20 years for death of Kalispell pedestrian Native UM student works to create missing persons databaseGlacier Park’s Sun Road plowed beyond the LoopSubscribe to all our pods! Stay in the know with timely updates from News Now,  keep up with northwest Montana sports on Keeping Score, dig into stories with Deep Dive, and keep grooving to local artists with Press Play. Visit DailyInterLake.com to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news from the Flathead Valley and beyond. Support local journalism and subscribe to us! Watch this podcast and more on our YouTube Channel. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Got a news tip, want to place an ad, or sponsor this podcast? Contact us!