Lack of seatbelt use cited in fatal crashes
Preliminary reports for 2011 show that of the 172 vehicle occupant deaths, 127, or almost 74 percent were not wearing seat belts. In December alone, of the 18 who died in crashes, 17 were not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.
Montana Grizzlies solidify second place in league
Great shooting has its rewards. The University of Montana men's basketball team shot 65 percent from the field, 83 percent from the free-throw line and forced 17 turnovers in their 85-56 demolition of Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference men's basketball game in front of 3,709 fans at Dahlberg Arena. Montana's eighth win in its last nine games boosted the Grizzlies to 6-1 in league, one game behind first-place Weber State, and 13-6 overall. Sac State (0-7, 5-13) lost its eighth straight.
Dillon rancher chosen to co-operative board of directors
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Jan. 18, 2012) – Ed Malesich, a Dillon, Mont., rancher with extensive agribusiness leadership experience, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of CHS Inc., the nation’s leading producer-owned cooperative.
Construction, population boom over in Flathead Valley
While Kalispell helped lead the population and construction boom in the last 20 years, Montana's Flathead Valley is showing signs of slowing down.
A report from the Kalispell Planning Department shows that new-home construction is down over 20 percent from 2010.
Couple spends night lost in Glacier Park backcountry
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park, Flathead County Search and Rescue Mountain Rescue Team and Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s Air Ambulance responded to and rescued a couple of cross-country skiers that were lost and stranded overnight in the North Fork area of Glacier National Park.