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Flathead Valley Athletes Shine At State Wrestling & Swimming

February 14, 2023

The Columbia Falls Wildcats boys wrestling team took home the 2022-2023 MHSA class A State Championship in Billings last weekend while the Flathead boys and girls took home second and third for class AA.

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From Northwest Montana's longest-running newspaper, welcome to Inter Lake News Now. Your source for local news, sports and entertainment for the Flathead Valley and beyond.

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Alleged attempted teen kidnapping, more Montana families choose homeschooling, and voters approve levy requests

May 17, 2024

Another week in beautiful northwest Montana and the Daily Inter Lake is here to bring you news important to your community. This week we’ll hear about an arrest made after an alleged attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old boy in Kalispell, school enrollment data that shows more Montanans are choosing to homeschool their children, and how voters in Evergreen and on Big Mountain approved levy requests in Tuesday’s election.

Attempted kidnapping article -https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/09/alleged-kidnapper-arrested-in-kalispell/

School enrollment data article - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/04/more-kids-are-being-homeschooled-in-montana/

Evergreen and Big Mountain approved levy request article - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/08/special-election-evergreen-fire-levy-approved-big-mountain-resort-tax-gains-support/

Read more local and state coverage from this week:

https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/08/may-2024-school-election-results/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/08/gabriel-nunnally-returned-to-kalispell-city-council-in-special-election/

https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/07/montana-records-largest-drop-in-childhood-medicaid-coverage-from-pre-pandemic-figures-study-shows/ https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/07/bigfork-hotel-whitefish-school-before-county-board-of-adjustment/



Sports News Now

Griz Football Announces New Legacy #37 + Valley Products Win Big Sky Track & Field

May 14, 2024

This week’s Sports now is going to be a bit of a rapid fire edition with a light week in the local sports scene while the spring sports season gears up for postseason play soon. We look at Columbia Falls Wildcats big weekend at the Sapa-Johnsrud baseball tournament that took place at Glacier Bank Park. Then we’ll keep the Wildcats theme going with some C-Falls softball action, after that we’ll get into crosstown tennis and some track and field action that took place in Whitefish before we move into the college sports news including a standout performance from a valley product at the Big Sky Track and Field Championships. After that we’ll close things out with some exciting Griz football news.

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Local Events - Live Music, Hide Tanning, Plant Swap, Silent Book Club, History Museum's Walking Tour

May 13, 2024

Join host Melissa Wells for local events in Northwest Montana! We've highlighted a few listings from our events calendar, and hopefully give you some ideas about what happenings you could check out. This week offers a medley of live music and some educational opportunities!

Featured events this week:

Tuesdays May 14, 21 & 28 - Silent Book Club - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2386919-b-y-o-book-club-a-silent-book-club-for-introverts

Friday, May 17th - Kelly Diane performing at the Boat Club - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2398380-live-music-at-the-boat-club-bar-featuring-kelly-diane

Saturday, May 18th - Kelly Diane performing at Water's Edge Winery - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2371590-live-music-with-kelly-diane

Saturday, May 18th - Keeping it Country - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/147102x-kalispell-keepin-it-country-with-darryl-worley-andy-griggs-special-guest-john-dunnigan

Saturday, May 18th - Fortepiano Concert at the Conrad Mansion - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2256378-fortepiano-concert-at-the-conrad-mansion

Sunday, May 19th - Hide Tanning at Bias Brewery - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2404808-traditional-hide-and-tanning-presentation

Monday, May 20th - Plant Swap at Bias Brewery - https://dailyinterlake.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2386908-house-plant-swap

Monday, May 27th thru September 30th  - Northwest Montana History Museum's Walking Tour - https://flatheadtickets.com/organizations/northwest-montana-history-museum

To see all local event listings, please visit dailyinterlake.com/events. Want to include your event? It's free! You can ticket and promote your events with Daily Inter Lake, click here to learn more.

Sports Now

Poster Player of the Week - Columbia Falls' Malaki Simpson aims for State A sprint titles

May 9, 2024

Columbia Falls sprinter Malaki Simpson knows this is his year to become a state champion. In his three prior appearances at the state meet in Laurel (2021, 2023) and Butte (2022) Simpson hasn't claimed any individual titles.  Another trip to Laurel awaits Simpson, who is prequalified in the 100 and 200, as well as with the 400-meter relay team he anchors.Simpson currently sits with the fastest time in Class A and fourth-fastest in the state for the 100 at 10.85 seconds, and second in Class A for the 200 at 22.05 — just .04 off of the fastest time. As a junior he finished second in the finals of both the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.

“I think it has pushed me to try harder and to hopefully bring home the win in both events,” Simpson said.

Read the full story here - https://dailyinterlake.com/news/2024/may/02/experience-is-the-key/

About Inter Lake News Now

From Northwest Montana's longest-running newspaper, welcome to Inter Lake News Now. Your source for local news, sports and entertainment for the Flathead Valley and beyond.