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Expansion project to double skate park size underway Expansion project to double skate park size underway

On Polson Skatepark’s Facebook page, a 6-year-old girl in a helmet, kneepads and a pink princess dress, plunges fearlessly into a 12-foot bowl on her skateboard, effortlessly skimming side to side.  It’s a scene that captures the whimsy and finesse of skateboard culture – a sport that induces people 6 to 60 to balance on a board with wheels beneath it and glide, grind, kick and jump over and around obstacles.  For Jesse Vargas, the sport is both his passion and teacher. “That’s what kept me out of trouble going through high school and taught me valuable life lessons like persistence, tenacity, and how to work hard for something,” he says. ...


Ronan Police Chief prepares for retirement, thanks community Ronan Police Chief prepares for retirement, thanks community

RONAN – Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver is moving forward with his retirement plans and looking for his replacement.    “I told the mayor that I would give five years and it has been almost six and a half, so I think it’s time,” he said. Weaver said a song by John Muir w...

Dixon seniors for April 21, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. We have opened the doors for eating in, continuing to adhere to and follow social distancing precautions. This way our friends and neighbors can spend some time visiting with each other.&nb...

St. Ignatius seniors for April 21, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — By the time you read this, we will have had our grand re-opening. As of this week, the health department has told us that we can resume going through the line at the steam tables.     We will ask folks to use hand sanitizers and common sense when serving themselves. It ...

Polson begins replacing 100-year-old pipes

POLSON — The Polson City Commission efficiently marched through several agenda items during last Monday’s meeting.  At the top of the agenda was a contract with Mission West Community Development for economic development services, which will include marketing Polson Redevelopment Agency g...

Wilderness fire season starts early near Dixon Wilderness fire season starts early near Dixon

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Fire broke out along the Flathead River five miles west of Dixon on Wednesday, April 7, at around 2 p.m. and burned for several days.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire responded and identified the incident as the Sinkhole Fire. Officials report...

St. Ignatius seniors for April 14, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — The center opened for meals last week on April 6. We are serving lunches each Tuesday and Friday at noon, and dinners on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. Take-out meals are available for those days. Call by 10 a.m. to order a take-out lunch and by 2 p.m. for a tak...

Dixon seniors for April 14, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. We have opened the doors for eating in, continuing to adhere to social distancing precautions, so our friends and neighbors can spend some time visiting with each other. We are also accepti...

Community supports local teen battling rare cancer Community supports local teen battling rare cancer

CHARLO — The Mission Valley community came together to raise funds in support of a local athlete and his family during his battle with cancer. Charlo High School wrestling state champion and freshman Montana Tech Oredigger football player Isaiah Allik was diagnosed with a rare vascular cancer called...

Coordinated response plan developed to address MMIP cases Coordinated response plan developed to address MMIP cases

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, in collabroation with federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement and community organizations, has finalized the nation’s first Tribal Community Response Plan as part of a pilot project to address cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous P...

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