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More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp

LAKESIDE — Some 32 people were transported via ambulance to hospitals across Flathead, Lake and Missoula counties on June 17 after a deck collapse at Glacier Camp near Lakeside, according to the Somers/Lakeside Fire Department.  Six people injured were transported by air ambulance. Both A.L.E.R.T. from Kalispell and Life Flight from Missoula responded. Five of those transported by air were in critical condition. Another 10 people were transported by ambulances from Polson, Ronan, and several other Lake County ambulance crews. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said several police and fire crews from both Lake and Flathead Counties responded to the incident. He said when he ...


St Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. We will be doing some spring cleaning on Thursday, June 22, if anyone is interested in volunteering, any help would be appreciated. Cleaning will begin at 10 a.m. The food pantry is still looking fo...

Polson

POLSON — Wow … The month of June is nearly over. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies, on the other hand, like bananas. Our Tuesday and Friday Bridge games usually have two full tables. The Tuesday, June 13, top scorer was Dee Adams, nearly 600 over second place Bob Gorsuch. On Friday, Benny...

Mission Valley hosts Montana Senior Olympic Games Mission Valley hosts Montana Senior Olympic Games

MISSION VALLEY – Some of Montana’s best athletes over the age of 50 made their way to the Mission Valley this past weekend to compete in the 32nd Montana Senior Olympic Games. The senior games brought more than 250 athletes along with another estimated 500 family members and spectators to the ...

Expression through art taught at fine arts camp Expression through art taught at fine arts camp

  CHARLO — Sounds of children’s laughter filled Charlo High School while kids from all around the Charlo area learned about art and expression at this year’s Charlo, Dixon Fine Arts Camp held June 12-15.   This year marked the 16th annual art camp put on by Ninepipes Art Gro...

Polson Schools set new meals policy

POLSON – Polson Schools have adopted a new meals policy along with a slight increase in meal prices.  The new meals policy will allow students’ lunch money accounts to fall $15 into the negative before students are given an alternate meal such as a cheese sandwich, veggie sticks, fruit an...

Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment Meth: state moves to increase access to treatment

Montana’s Attorney General stood on the steps outside of the Capitol in Helena and announced this state has a problem with drugs.  “You know it’s no secret that Montana has a substance abuse problem,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “Since 1980 drug offense rates in Monta...

Amish donate 2 defibrillators to St. Ignatius Amish donate 2 defibrillators to St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – Two life-saving machines were installed in town thanks to fundraising efforts from the Amish Youth Group. The Automated External Defibrillators, AED for short, were placed at the St. Ignatius Senior Center and Rod’s Harvest Foods to aid in life-saving efforts for anyone experien...

Fields of Grace Fields of Grace

POLSON – After stumbling onto a podcast about child sex trafficking in March 2015, Jill Perkins decided to do something about it.  Perkins talked to her family and some friends and was encouraged to proceed. Out of that was born the idea for Fields of Grace Ranch, a non-profit organization that...

Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range

POLSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun the process for creating a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the National Bison Range and other conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties.  The initial public meeting was held Tuesday, June 6, at the Red Lion in Polson. Another was ...

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