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RAVALLI – Efforts to keep invasive mussels out of Flathead Lake are in full force again this year as watercraft inspection stations opened in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell last week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaming up and doubling the efforts to keep invasive mussels from covering every hard surface in the lake with razor-sharp shells.  Vessels traveling into the Flathead Basin are required to stop at inspection stations to make sure they aren’t carrying any aquatic invasive species. After being inspected once, watercraft don’t need to be inspected again unless they leave the basin. Accordin...

Join the Mussel Walk, help save our waters

News from CSKT, Flathead Lakers SALISH POINT —  The Flathead Lake CSKT Mussel Walk will host events about invasive mussels on Thursday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Salish Point. There will be student activities on invasive mussel identification and life history, how to clean, drain,...

Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Density Map and Regulations are one step closer to being used as advisory documents in growth planning instead of being regulatory in the county. The documents impact land use decisions for private property.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolutio...

Luck o' the Irish Luck o' the Irish

News from TRIC RONAN — The Ronan Irish Community, TRIC,  once again would like to thank all the St. Patrick’s Day Parade participants, judges, and spectators who braved the cold weather to attend the 29th year of this event.   The winners in this year’s parade are as follo...

Lake County students join national protest Lake County students join national protest

 LAKE COUNTY – Students in several Lake County schools joined tens of thousands of teenagers in a national walk out on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. to remember 17 students and staff killed by gun violence at a Florida high school exactly one month before the walk out. Not everyone supported the...

Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving

RONAN – By 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Ronan High School, Ronan Police officer Trevor Sheridan had notified his first class of a “fatality” from a mock crash that claimed the life of a fellow classmate caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.  Officer Sheridan performed his u...

St. Ignatius Senior news

ST. IGNATIUS — Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work on Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested, please call 406-745-0057. AARP will be offering a Safe Driving Class on Friday, ...

Arlee Senior news

ARLEE — When was the last time you took a defensive driving class?  If it’s been two years or more you can remedy that by signing up for AARP’s current Smart Driver Course here in Arlee on Monday, March 26, at the Arlee Senior Citizen’s Center. You may sign up for the class by ca...

Polson senior news

  POLSON — I usually do about five sit-ups every morning. It may not sound like much but there’s only so many times you can hit the snooze button. The hearing clinic will be here on Tuesday, March 27, from 9-11 a.m. Senior bowling for March 13 had Cris Alter absent and Frani Basta swep...

VeteraSpotlight VeteraSpotlight

Today in 2017 Ray spends a lot of time on duty at the Ronan VFW, but it didn’t take long to get him remembering back to January 1966, when he was a senior in high school in Arkansas. He got a service deferment until after graduation by taking what he calls “Kiddie Cruise Enlistment.” This p...

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