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We are northwest Montana's longest-running newspaper. Since 1889, we've been proud to be your source for local news, sports, and entertainment for the Flathead Valley and beyond. Join us for our News Now as we highlight 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. Our Deep Dives are conversations with local people, businesses, nonprofits, and agencies related to our community. Li ...
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Tribal Research Specialist: The Podcast tackle real issues related to research by Tribal people in their communities. The show is hosted by Dr. Shandin Pete (Salish/Diné) and Aaron Brien (Apsáalooke). Dr. Pete is from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Arlee, Montana. He completed a M.S. in Geology and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Montana. Brien resides in Hardin, MT and the Crow Indian Reservation. He completed his M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Mo ...
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On June 12, 2011, David Burgert — a convicted felon and militia leader who hatched a plan to overthrow state and local government a decade earlier — led police on a chase through the forests of western Montana. In a wooded area in the Lolo National Forest, David drove up a hill, got out of his truck and shot at two sheriff's deputies before disappearing into the wilderness. No one has seen him since. From the newsroom of the Flathead Beacon comes a new podcast about one of Montana's biggest ...
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A podcast all about clean water efforts! Join host Jeff Berckes to explore challenges and successes of the 303(d) program in the United States. Berckes will speak with local, state, and EPA staff about their work to keep our waters clean. Follow @CleanWaterPod on Twitter for the latest updates! This podcast is produced by NEIWPCC, a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. Learn more at neiwpcc.org. This podcast is funded through a U.S. E ...
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Welcome to Studio Sinister, where paranormal enthusiasts Farrah and Courtney, joined by the ghoulishly charming Don the Zombie, delve into the realms of the supernatural. As best friends navigating the dark side of human existence, we embark on a journey that explores true crime, serial killers, and the mysteries of the missing. Our conversations are a blend of wit, wisdom, and a touch of the macabre. From the mystical to the malevolent, we navigate the shadows, shining a spotlight on mental ...
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The world is full of strange creatures - things that exist somewhere between science and superstition. Join us as a conspiracy theorist, a spiritualist, and a skeptic come together to discuss the horrors and the hoaxes as we unravel... The Cryptid Code.
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Join host, John Fraley, in an exploration of fun aspects of the natural world: interesting bird and wildlife species, other fauna, and flora, much of which we can find on the FVCC Campus. The podcast features interviews with naturalists and wildlife professionals and students doing interesting projects, as well as funny and unusual aspects of nature and wildlife management. Listeners can learn about nature in their own backyard (or campus). John's experience includes hosting a wildlife and n ...
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The Flathead Valley chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby is hosting an Earth Day Expo at Flathead Valley Community College on April 20th. The nationwide group is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address pollution. Reporter Taylor Inman chats with Flathead Valley chapter co-leaders Angie Win…
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Join us on The Hunting Standard Podcast as we dive into the thrill of catching elusive lake trout during Montana's Flathead Lake Mack Days. Hear our tales of perseverance and strategy as we navigate the depths in pursuit of these prized fish. Then, we shift gears to the challenges of turkey hunting on high-pressure public land. Discover our tactics…
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Missing VHS tape and a burial board. 0:00 Slang phrases and their origins. 4:38 Cultural preservation, imposition, and ethnocentrism. 11:56 Conflicts within families due to differing beliefs and values. 20:35 Family dynamics and cultural preservation among Native American siblings. 26:01 Cultural loss and its impact on family dynamics and identity.…
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Welcome back to the Inter Lake Sports Now hosted by Josh Dugan On this week’s Sports Now we’ll start out with a spring sports update including some Cat-Dog baseball, Crosstown tennis, and some local softball action. Then we’ll roll into the college sports news starting with some former valley athletes who are making headlines at the next level as m…
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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 Gra…
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Tune in to The Hunting Standard Podcast for an adrenaline-fueled episode! Join us as we recount the exhilarating Bighorn sheep ewe hunt, where co-hosts tackle rugged terrain in pursuit of these majestic creatures. Hear the highs and lows, the challenges and triumphs, as we share our unforgettable experience. Then, don't miss our buy or bust segment…
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On Friday, April 5th, Izaak Opatz joined us for a lunchtime show on our press floor. From tales of borrowing toiletries to misreading women, Izaak's show weaved us from the good and bad of LA to memories of Radar Ridge in East Glacier. Put best by himself, Izaak's music is "an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing disappoin…
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Hey, Sinister Seekers! Join us on a spine-tingling journey into the supernatural as we sit down with the incredible psychic medium Sophia, who has been conversing with the other side since childhood. Listen in as she unveils her extraordinary encounters with the paranormal, from the spectral woman in period clothing of her youth to the mysterious p…
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Josh breaks down Bobcats head basketball coach Matt Logie turning down the Washington State job to stay at Montana State and why it was a huge win for the program. Plus, a look at how former Griz football stars fared at pro day, Glacier High promotes a new head basketball coach, reigning state softball champs Columbia Falls and Glacier squared off …
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Ever wondered how a leap of faith from legal practice to launching a tech empire feels? Bill Mosley, CEO of GL Solutions, shares the gripping tale of his pivot from the world of law and government to the tech frontier, crafting software that transforms regulatory operations. Venture Boldly into his narrative as he recounts GL Solutions' move from B…
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In case you missed them, here are some headlines from the Flathead area this week. The re-do election for two Kalispell city council seats is scheduled for May 7th, Flathead County Library (formally known as ImagineIF) is looking for a new logo design, and we outline construction projects and closures for Glacier National Park’s 2024 season. Read m…
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Taylor Inman sat with the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Workforce and Special Initiatives Director Jennifer Cronk and Neal Drakage with the Montana Department for Labor and Industry. They discussed the Spring Job Fair coming up on April 11th at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. It’s a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to hire full-time, par…
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Ever felt a chill down your spine when you're all alone, or wondered if those bumps in the night are more than just the house settling? Prepare for an unforgettable exploration of the eerie and unknown in our latest episode, where personal experiences with the paranormal leave us questioning the fabric of reality. We're joined by the insightful Dan…
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Join us on The Hunting Standard Podcast as we unpack the essentials of applying for tags in Montana and delve into the recent ban on cat hunting in Colorado. In this episode, we break down the intricate process of acquiring tags in Montana, offering tips, insights, and insider knowledge to streamline your application. Additionally, we explore Color…
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In case you missed them, here are some headlines from this week in the Flathead Valley. Glacier National Park has started plowing roads, a costly toxic waste cleanup at Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant could cost up to 1.4 billion dollars, and a study found that 11 glaciers in Glacier National Park have broken into pieces. Read the full stories at…
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Taylor Inman Zooms in with musician Izaak Opatz. They talk touring, going back to school for a master's in environmental journalism, getting inspiration from a couple of Johns, dreaming of writing songs about friendship, and a cosmic country alien band. Izaak will play on the Daily Inter Lake press floor on April 5th, 2024! Tickets to the show Read…
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The Choptank River flows through Delaware and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, serving as an important fishery for the region. Working to improve the health of this watershed, the Envision the Choptank partnership takes a team approach in its efforts to advance water quality, support the ongoing oyster restoration and engage a wide range of stakeh…
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In this episode of The Hunting Standard Podcast, we delve into the intriguing world of hunting celebrities and the growing disconnect with the everyday outdoorsman. Join us as we explore the rise of hunting influencers, their impact on the hunting community, and the challenges they pose to authentic hunting experiences. We discuss how these celebri…
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Due to unforeseen audio issues with our latest recording, that wasn't noticed until the editing process, we are releasing a never before published episode from the Conversation Cabin days. We will be re-recording our parts for the episode that we planned to drop and it should be out by April 10th. The Beast of Portluck, Alaska episode will drop on …
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Reporter Taylor Inman sits down with Whitefish Community Library Director, Mary Drew Powers and local author Jess Owen to chat about the library's Writers Series. They discuss the library’s growing adult programming, teaching workshops tailored for teens, Jess’ writing process, furries, the joy of a poetry reading, and the many resources writers ha…
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In case you missed them, here are some headlines that broke for the Flathead Valley this week! They include Kalispell voters approving an emergency services levy, Columbia Falls moving forward with an affordable housing project, and Lakeside County taking on regional septage treatment facility plans. Read the full stories: Kalispell public safety l…
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"Join us on The Hunting Standard Podcast for an exhilarating episode diving into the thrill of catching pike in early spring while navigating the challenges of tick prevention. Discover expert tips on targeting these elusive predators amidst changing seasonal conditions. From selecting the right bait to mastering techniques for a successful outing,…
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In case you missed them, here are some headlines that broke for the Valley this week! They include primary and general election updates, a conviction for a Montana man conspiring to illegally artificially impregnate sheep with an endangered species' semen, and the Logan Health-Billings Clinic CEO resigning. Dive deeper and read the full stories at …
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Kalispell native Mike Murray joined us with bassist Chris Krager for a show on our press floor. Mike's voice is honest and direct; he embodies the pureness of a classic folk storyteller. His music conveys camaraderie and empathy, drawing inspiration from his family and life experiences growing up in Montana. Watch the whole show on our YouTube chan…
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Josh recaps how our area teams did at the State Basketball Tournaments held last weekend and goes over some Griz coaching news as the team announced their plans for replacing Ronnie Bradford at defensive coordinator after he left to the NFL's Miami Dolphins. Presented by the Daily Inter Lake https://twitter.com/DailyInterLake Hosted/Produced by Jos…
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In case you missed them, here are some headlines that broke for the Valley this week! They include Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) completing Phase 1A of a $163 million terminal expansion project, Glacier National Park investing $1.5 million of Inflation Reduction Act funding on furthering the Blackfeet-led effort of bison reintroduction o…
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Embark on an exhilarating steelhead fishing expedition as The Hunting Standard podcast takes you to the Southfork of the Clearwater in Idaho from March 6th through 10th. Garrett talks about friends that are anglers as they navigate the pristine waters, sharing tales of the ultimate catch and invaluable insights into the art of steelhead fishing. Bu…
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Join us as we visit with Todd O'Hair, the President and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, in this week's Venture Boldly episode where we dissect the multitude of strategies fueling Montana's economic engine. Todd brings a wealth of experience from his roots on a family ranch to the halls of government affairs, offering a unique vantage point …
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Hey Sinister Seekers, welcome to another chilling episode of Studio Sinister! In this episode, Farrah and my best friend and partner in all things eerie, Courtney, dive deep into the twisted paths of the strange, the unexplained, and the downright sinister with a special guest! We kick off the episode with a spooky encounter as we discuss strange k…
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Police encounters. 0:24 Colonialism, language, and smudging. 4:48 Smudging practice and techniques. 11:25 The origin and usage of the word "smudge" in Native American contexts. 16:58 Smudging practices and Timing. 23:08 Smudging practices and cultural context. 30:53 Cultural knowledge and tradition invention. 38:27 Smudging and its significance. 43…
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John Steitz and Carol Treadway Steitz have an award winning herd of merino sheep on their farm just outside of Kalispell. The couple have worked together over the years to hone in on their best practices for maintaining the herd while also working to restore the soil on their property. Read the full article - here. Steitzhof Farm's website - https:…
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Josh Dugan highlights the area teams who made it to the state AA and A basketball tournaments and how our Kalispell schools did at the Western AA divisional tourney. Then we look at how the Griz and Cats men's and women's basketball teams fared over the weekend and close things out with some pro baseball news as the Glacier Ranger Riders made a cha…
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Taylor Inman recaps the top headlines from the fourth week of February, which includes Glacier National Park officials looking to public to update the park’s long-term wildfire management plan, Flathead Audubon boosting efforts to protect ospreys, and Kalispell City Council exploring next steps following a judge’s decision to annul the elections of…
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Christiane has been singing and writing songs since she can remember. Her music is a sweet infusion of birdlike melodies mixed with a deep lyrical love of life and her connection with the natural world. She blends folk, blues, and country genres into a poetic experience of sound. Her songs truly come from the heart, and she shared them with us on F…
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John Dunnigan, Flathead Valley music legend, has played venues in the area for over 40 years. You may have seen him at the Great Northern Bar on a late Thursday evening, but catch him in the bright midday light of the Daily Inter Lake newspaper press floor. On January 5th, 2024, he shared his wit and (some) wisdom at Press Play. Read more here abou…
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In this episode of The Hunting Standard Podcast, join us as we dive into the heart of the outdoors at the 2024 Western Hunting Expo in Utah. We bring you exclusive insights, expert interviews, and thrilling tales from the expo floor. Additionally, discover the secrets of scoring special deer and elk tags in Montana through the Montana Fish, Wildlif…
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Welcome to a thrill-packed episode of 'Studio Sinister', where your hosts, Farrah and Courtney, explore the intersection of the strange, unexplained, and downright sinister. With discussions ranging from unconventional social media trends to their personal experiences with paranormal activities, this episode provides a multifaceted view into the my…
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Josh recaps the Western A Divisional tournament and goes over which area teams landed themselves in the state tournament. Glacier and Flathead basketball closed out their regular seasons and Wolfpack head coach Mark Harkins is retiring after this year's postseason. Plus, Josh breaks down two players on the Montana and Montana State men's and women'…
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Great Bay is a large flooded inland estuary, located along New Hampshire’s coast, and part of the U.S. EPA’s National Estuaries Program. The bay is a recreational resource and recreational fishery, home to a growing oyster aquaculture which supports water quality improvements. In this episode, host Jeff Berckes speaks with environmental scientists,…
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Welcome to a riveting episode of "The Hunting Standard" podcast! 🎙️ Today, we explore the fascinating realm of wildlife management, comparing the merits and potential drawbacks of using drones for animal harvest and recovery. From the precision of tracking elusive species to the ethical nuances in conservation, we dissect the dual nature of this ev…
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Dive into the hidden dynamics of the Flathead Valley's economy and housing market as we team up with James Williamson from Sage Appraisal and Strategy. With James's expert analysis fresh from a presentation at the University of Montana's local BBER presentation, we dissect the local economic trends that show a slight deceleration yet maintain an up…
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Taylor Inman recaps the top headlines from the third week of February, which includes the closure of Bridge Street Bridge in Bigfork, skiers rescued in an avalanche, and a new direct flight to northern California. The Whitefish Theatre Company’s production of Misery begins Thursday 2/22 and runs from 2/23- 25, 2/29 and 3/1-2. Taylor Inman spoke wit…
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AUDIO Episode: this LIVE was recorded on February 13, 2024 If you'd like to watch the video, go to our Studio Sinister Youtube Channel The episode of Studio Sinister Live delves into the fascinating world of ancient Hawaiian legends, shedding light on intriguing tales that have been passed down through generations. One of the legends discussed is t…
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