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Flathead National Forest releases forest plan

KALISPELL — After four years, 33,000 comments and countless meetings, the Flathead National Forest officially released its long-awaited land use plan that will guide future management decisions for more than a decade. It’s been 30 years since the Flathead National Forest last fully updated its land use plan for the 2.4 million acres it manages. Over Read More…

Kalispell man killed in three car-accident

KALISPELL — A 31-year-old Kalispell man was killed in a three-car accident Wednesday morning, according to Kalispell police. The accident occurred at 9:30 a.m. on the Highway 93 Bypass between U.S. Highway 2 and Three Mile Drive. The Kalispell man was driving a Ford sedan southbound when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes and collided Read More…

40 percent of National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs employees report being harassed

WASHINGTON — More than one-third of employees at the Interior Department said they were harassed or discriminated against in the previous year, the department said Thursday as it released a report on workplace conditions at the sprawling agency. Results from an anonymous survey of the department’s nearly 70,000 employees show that 8 percent reported being Read More…

Solar advocates suit claims Public Service Commission undercuts renewable energy projects

Solar advocates are suing Montana’s Public Service Commission for allegedly undercutting the renewable energy development. The suit claims the PSC “drastically and unreasonably” slashed the rates that will be paid by NorthWestern to small renewable energy developers. The PSC reduced the duration of contracts for the sale of energy from small developers to NorthWestern, the Read More…

Group creates guide for Montana farmers to tap into tourism

BOZEMAN — A sustainability organization has created a guide that aims to help Montana farmers and ranchers earn additional revenue through tourism. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the Alternative Energy Resources Organization, or AERO, earlier this week released the guide that outlines agritourism — business opportunities that link visitors with agricultural production. The guide lists Read More…