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SoClean's CPAP cleaner. The company is expanding to Kalispell and plans to hire up to 100 people during it's first year of operation.
Courtesy SoClean

A new business coming to Kalispell says it intends to hire up to 100 people during its first year of operations. More than twice that number may eventually be hired on.

Two people are dead from gunshot wounds after a traffic stop and pursuit in Kalispell last night.

Kalispell police say an officer stopped a vehicle, speaking with a man and woman inside, before the driver sped away.  After a brief pursuit, officers placed stop sticks and the vehicle slowly pulled over.

Mudman Burgers restaurants owned by Potter's Field Ministries closed down following allegations against the ministry and its leaders Mike and Pam Rozell.
Aaron Bolton / Montana Public Radio

A Whitefish-based ministry that runs a popular burger chain is shutting its doors amid allegations that its leaders used threats of physical violence, verbal and psychological abuse to coerce workers.

Potter’s Field is now sending most of its staff and program participants home in the wake of those allegations, and locals are raising money to help some get there.

Airplane
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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Montana will get nearly $48 million in grants for airports. It’s part of $477 million in airport improvement grants nationwide.

The library on the Flathead Valley Community College Campus.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

In Kalispell, Flathead Valley Community College’s new, multi-million dollar library is open, offering students an array of new technology and study space.

Causes of known and probable documented mortalities of grizzly bear in the NCDE.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks


On Tuesday, grizzly bear managers announced that a representative from Montana’s Department of Transportation will be joining their committee in hopes of reducing a growing number of bear deaths on highways.

State and local comparison of maximum budgets and cost per student.
Kalispell Public Schools

Three years after a successful bond request to expand schools, Kalispell Public Schools are asking voters to upgrade technology and programming at the district’s high schools for the first time in more than a decade.

Ballots for the levy were sent Monday, asking for $1.2 million to benefit 2,900 high school students taking classes at Flathead and Glacier High Schools, the Linderman Education Center, and the Agricultural Education Center.

A bird's eye view of the southern reaches of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio


A coalition of wildlife, conservation and outdoor recreation business groups has launched an effort to find ways to fund conservation and maintenance projects on public lands.

Eric Melson says the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project is trying to hear from 10,000 Montanans on what they value about the state’s public lands and outdoor recreation, and how those values should be funded.

Thank You Flathead Valley Listeners!

Mar 13, 2019
Thanks to everyone who joined us in Kalispell for the listener meet-up on March 7.
Anne Hosler / Montana Public Radio

Thanks to all the Flathead Valley listeners who joined us in Kalispell Thursday. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to hear your feedback. It was also a great send-off for Flathead Reporter Nicky Ouellet.

We couldn't imagine a friendlier group! Many of you told us how much you rely on MTPR's news and music programs. We especially appreciate your words of support and encouragement. Thank you again. This is your public radio station, and your feedback helps make it work even better for you.

A map showing the location of a proposed roundabout for the Dern-Springcreek intersection in Kalispell.
Montana Department of Transportation


An intersection west of Kalispell has clocked 50 crashes in the past 11 years. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) says a new roundabout could bring that number down. MDT will make its case at an open house this week. 

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