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Hot Springs celebrates 70th Homesteader Days Hot Springs celebrates 70th Homesteader Days

HOT SPRINGS – During the 70th annual Homesteader Days Celebration wind gusts whipped down Main Street, something the original homesteaders would probably know a lot about.  According to Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce records, the event is held the second weekend in June to honor the original homesteaders in the area who first started turning up the dirt in the 1890s. The town was called Pineville at the time. As part of the Flathead Indian Reservation, the land was open to homesteading in 1910. The town was re-named around that time for the warm “healing waters” in the area.  “As the fame of our wonderful hot mineral springs grew, accommodations were...


Ronan releases 2018 water report

RONAN – The annual water report revealed that Ronan’s water meets state and federal standards for water quality. The report calls the document a “snapshot” of the water quality for the year. Water from both of the city’s wells was tested at Montana Environmental Laboratory in...

Commission supports downtown projects

POLSON – The Polson City Commission approved a number of measures intended to revitalize Polson’s downtown. At its June 3 meeting, commissioners approved applications for funding from the Polson Redevelopment Agency from the Cove Deli and Betty’s Diner. The commission also approved a zoning...

Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday

PABLO – The Lake County Montana Relay for Life has been raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s battle against cancer in the Mission Valley for many years, and they are starting a new era. On Saturday, they will hold their first one-mile fun run/walk, 5K and 10K fundraising even...

Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday Relay for Life 'Race to End Cancer' is Saturday

PABLO – The Lake County Montana Relay for Life has been raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s battle against cancer in the Mission Valley for many years, and they are starting a new era. On Saturday, they will hold their first one-mile fun run/walk, 5K and 10K fundraising even...

Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Macman catches most perch ever

Fishermen: I thought a short note to you all would be appropriate considering most would like to know when there is good fishing within walking distance if you live in Polson.   Recent warm weather has activated smallmouth bass and perch. Yesterday, May 31, my faithful dog, Molly, and I motored in...

St. Ignatius Seniors for June 12, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — My dentist told me I need a crown; I was like “I know, right!” Our next foot clinic will be on Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m.-noon. Please call the center at 406-745-4462 to make your appointment.  Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Our building is availab...

Polson Seniors for June 12, 2019

POLSON — All my life I thought air was free ... until I bought a bag of chips. There will be an AARP Safe Driving Class on June 18 at 8:30 a.m. Call the center at 406-883-4735 to reserve a spot.  There will be no bingo on Friday, June 14. Bingo will resume on Friday, June 21, with the doors ...

Ronan Seniors for June 12, 2019

RONAN — Summer will soon be here for the kids and they will be out of school. Congratulations to all the area graduates. Now on to the next adventures in life.  On Thursday, June 13, we will have our monthly evening meal.  There are crafts on Wednesdays following the noon meal.  ...

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