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Articles with the Tag: Bigfork

Man fined, sentenced to probation for killing grizzlies

A Bigfork man who shot and killed three grizzly bears in the Ferndale area in spring 2014 has avoided maximum punishment, though a federal judge imposed a fine and probation time at sentencing on May 26.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, will have to pay $15,000 restitution and serve three years on probation,...

Watershed Field Days teach students about natural resource importance Watershed Field Days teach students about natural resource importance

YELLOW BAY – The sparkling blue waters of Flathead Lake are some of the cleanest in the world, give life to the animal and plant species nearby, and provide a home to some tiny organisms that often go overlooked. Elementary students from Polson, Bigfork and Ronan learned this and more during the Flathe...

Sign up for 3 on 3 tournaments

  Mission Valley 3 on 3 organizes summertime basketball tournaments throughout Lake County and Bigfork. The 20th annual 3-on-3 match at the Arlee Celebration will be held on July 3. Registration is due by June 29. The 5th annual Bigfork Jamboree will be held on July 11. Registration is due June 30. T...

Man guilty in grizzly killings

MISSOULA – A federal district judge has found a Bigfork man guilty of illegally killing three grizzly bears in May 2014.  On March 30, United States Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch found Dan Calvin Wallen, 54, guilty of three counts of unlawfully taking a threatened species.  “The only ...

High court partially denies kidnappers appeal

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court turned down most parts of an appeal filed earlier in March by a man serving a 50-year sentence for kidnapping an 18-year-old Bigfork woman from a festival in 2006.  Charles “Chuck” Devlin, 64, is ineligible for parole until 2032. He has appealed th...

Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again

HELENA – A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has again asked the Montana Supreme court to reconsider his case, this time saying that a 2013 ruling by the high court in another matter opens up a way to overturn his conv...

Little Guy Unit 2 posts tournament wrestling results

Hosted by Arlee, March 14 Teams – Arlee, Bigfork, Evergreen, Mission-Charlo, Polson, Ronan All placers and qualifiers will compete at the Inter Valley Tournament in Libby March 21. Novice 55 1. Cole Cross (Pol), 2. Angus Anderson (Bf), 3. Rylee Knutson (Pol), 4. Kody Dillard (MC) Novice ...

Man charged in bear deaths

MISSOULA – A Bigfork man who lives in the Ferndale area of Lake County has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that resulted from him allegedly shooting and killing a grizzly May 2014.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, pleaded not guilty Jan. 27 to three counts of unlawful taking of a threatened speci...

All-Stars take Mission volleyball court by storm All-Stars take Mission volleyball court by storm

T. IGNATIUS – Spikers, blockers, and diggers came together as Mission hosted the third annual volleyball All-Star match Wednesday to celebrate another great season of net action and to honor All-Star athletes that were chosen by their coaches to play. Two teams consisting of athletes from Bigfork, H...

Supreme Court news for Sept. 17, 2014

The Montana Supreme Court handled the following Lake County criminal cases last week.  A Bigfork man serving felony sentences filed an emergency appeal  in the Montana Supreme Court.  Michael Westmark , 65, claimed in his Sept. 5 filing that he has been denied release from the Montana S...

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