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what lies beneath what lies beneath

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’ ~Albert Einstein YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lake, one of Northwest Montana’s many geologic gems, has a benevolent force quietly working on its behalf monitoring water quality, collecting data for research and educating the public about its findings. The University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station, an ecological research and education center, has served as a big brother of sorts to Flathead Lake for more than 100 years. Founded in 1899, the station is located along the east shore of the lake at Yellow Bay. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the station hosted their annual open house event. Some 250 atte...


Wild Horse Island visitor injured

BIG ARM – A young girl was injured on Sunday, Aug. 17 at Wild Horse Island State Park while hand feeding fruit to a wild horse.  FWP Investigator Brian Sommers said it appeared that one of the horses struck the girl in the back with a hoof, knocking her to the ground. She sustained a bruise to ...

Buyback offers will roll out Sept. 5 Buyback offers will roll out Sept. 5

 RONAN – Last week a delegation of some of the nation’s highest ranking officials visited the Pablo headquarters of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes with a promise to help the Tribes reconsolidate lands lost to poor management by the federal government through a land buyback program t...

Police chief interviews begin amid crime wave

RONAN — The Ronan City Council began the interview process for police chief last week, as citizens complained about increased crime in the area amid a shortage of officers. “Saturday, my trucks got broken into,” Ronan resident Jeremy Bluemel told council members Aug. 18. “We live r...

Women survive two separate rollover wrecks

LAKE COUNTY — Authorities say seatbelts likely saved the lives of four women involved in two separate rollover accidents that occurred Aug. 19 on Lake County Highways.  Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Casey said two local underage females were traveling west on Round Butte Road outside of ...

MVAS celebrates 25th anniversary MVAS celebrates 25th anniversary

Riverside Park filled with a large crowd of people and their furry friends on Sunday for the Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s thank you to the community party. The organizers of the event seemed very pleased with the turnout and the number of volunteers. “We wouldn’t be celebrating 25 ...

Tribal Council visits Boys and Girls Club Tribal Council visits Boys and Girls Club

RONAN – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have long supported the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, but Aug. 14 was the first time the entire Tribal Council has visited the Ronan campus.  Tribal Vice Chairwoman Carole Lankford said it was important for t...

Jack Hanna introduces bear project Jack Hanna introduces bear project

FLATHEAD VALLEY — Jack Hanna, raised on a farm in Tennessee, started working for a veterinarian at age 11. He has a love for Glacier National Park, wildlife, and the people in the area. Hanna and his wife, Suzi, have lived in Montana for 20 years. In 1996, the property they bought was full of elk. ...

Bulldogs to play in Washington-Griz stadium Bulldogs to play in Washington-Griz stadium

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs will kick off football season in Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Friday, after school board members decided in an Aug. 19 meeting that the opportunity was too great to pass up.  The last-minute venue change was approved after a lengthy debate about how much it ...

Pantry needs volunteer to pick up food

OLSON — The Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry is searching for a volunteer to help pick up food at local supermarkets, according to Bryan River, pantry manager. The work would require about an hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to pick up donations of food from Safeway.  “We h...

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