Flathead County

A map from the West Glacier RV and Cabin  Village draft environmental assessment showing proposed water and sewer improvements for the project.
Montana DEQ

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misstated the total number of RV spaces West Glacier RV and Cabin Village plans to develop. The error has been corrected in this copy.

The public has been given longer to comment on part of a big, new RV park outside Glacier National Park that was approved by Flathead County last year.

The state department of Environmental Quality is now considering permits for water, wastewater, storm runoff, and solid waste management from Glacier Park, Inc. The company plans to develop a 102-space RV park with 25 rental cabins.

House for sale.

Whitefish is setting the pace for growth in home prices in northwest Montana, and economists say housing markets in Flathead County are looking healthy. MTPR's Nicky Ouellet reports from the 2018 Economic Outlook Seminar in Kalispell.

Plastic bottles for recycling.

Starting next month, Flathead County will no longer accept plastics or steel can recycling. The change stems from market forces in China. 

Site of the the proposed Montana Artesian Water Company bottling plant near Creston, MT.
Nicky Ouellet

A company that wants to open a water bottling plant outside Kalispell was given a water right permit by the state Friday.

Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has granted Creston-based Montana Artesian Water Company’s permit to pump 710 acre-feet per year from the Flathead Valley’s deep aquifer.

George Wilcoxen at his sentencing in January
Nicky Ouellet

A Bigfork man was sentenced to at least five years in prison Wednesday for felony sexual assault on a minor.

73-year-old George Wilcoxen was accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in 2013. He was sentenced to 20 years in state prison with 15 years suspended and 30 days in Flathead County Jail.