UM scientists study visitation in Glacier park to mitigate environmental damage
Social scientists at the University of Montana and Glacier National Park are studying the impacts of drastic increases of visitation to Glacier National Park. The park is already seeing some trails being widened and vegetation trampled because of the tourism increase.
Glacier Raft Co. sees July sales soar despite COVID-19 pandemic
The summer season started off rocky for one West Glacier business, but the Glacier Raft Company was able to keep all 145 employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic - and business was good.
Montana economists: Returning students could help ease unemployment numbers
(KPAX) Montana economists predict unemployment rates will improve when students go back to school. Barbra Wagner, chief economist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industries, told MTN that in some rural districts, schools are the biggest employer...
Low on beds, Kalispell Regional prepares for potential spike in coronavirus patients
Kalispell Regional Hospital is expressing concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases and their number of beds. If an outbreak happens, different floors of the hospital will be dedicated for COVID-19 patients ranging from slight symptoms to critical.
Whitefish officials approve rule requiring masks in indoor public spaces
The City of Whitefish has become the latest Montana municipality to require the wearing of face masks in indoor public settings. The decision was made during a special meeting on Tuesday morning where the public was also allowed to comment on the proposal.
Whitefish launches initiative to keep businesses safe as tourism increases
The city of Whitefish promotes responsible tourism with a new initiative called clean, careful, connected. The city is working with the Whitefish convention and visitors bureau to keep businesses and tourists safe.
Whitefish woman speaks out after confronted by angry man
A peaceful protest in Whitefish last week turned ugly when a visibly angry white man confronted demonstrators, yelling at them while standing only inches away from their faces.
Businesses near Glacier National Park thankful west side has opened
With West Glacier now open, businesses in the area are hopeful for more tourism. Glacier National Park has been closed since March 24, due to the coronavirus concerns. The park opened on Monday.
Whitefish looks to approve $65M budget as wastewater project looms
Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith said that while this is a significant increase, the main purpose of the increase was to budget for the waste water management treatment project.
Columbia Falls to place 3% resort tax on ballot for road repairs, services
The Columbia Falls City Council has unanimously decided to move forward with a proposed 3% resort tax which will be up for vote on ballots in June.