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HOT SPRINGS – The population of Hot Springs usually stays around 550 until the second weekend in June, when the annual Homesteader Days brings in thousands of people -- as was the case last weekend.  “For a small town we sure put on a big three-day deal,” said Leslee Smith, Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Homesteader Days committee president. “It was a pretty good turnout, considering it was blustery and cold.” Homesteaders Days, in its 69th year,  has been a not-to-be-missed celebration that continues to attract tourists and residents with great food, music, crafts and fun activities. Tantalizing smells coming from the food vendors along Ma...


Salish Kootenai College celebrates 38th graduation ceremony Salish Kootenai College celebrates 38th graduation ceremony

PABLO – It was a day of accomplishment and celebration for graduates at the Salish Kootenai College as they received their degrees Saturday afternoon. “You are blazing trails for future students. You are blazing trails for your family, your children, for our community and for the professions y...

Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

POLSON – Voters across Lake County went to the polls Tuesday, June 5, to pick their party nominees for several local, state and federal primaries in preparation for the 2018 General Election in November. The Lake County Election Office will canvas local votes and make them official this week.  ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chuck Larum was farming with his family in Charlo when he got a surprise – his draft notice. Some guys got deferments for being an only son or were 4F with physical problems, but Chuck was unlucky enough to be 1A.  February 16, 1967, found him on his way by bus to Butte, Montana, for induction int...

Polson Seniors June 13, 2018

POLSON — Make America grate again; ban pre-shredded cheese. The veterans’ representative will be here on June 19 from 10 a.m.-noon. That’s the same day Clara will be teaching the AARP Safe Driving Class. If you haven’t signed up yet, better get ’er done. The lunch menu for...

Ronan Seniors June 13, 2018

RONAN — All of the area schools are having graduation ceremonies and I would like to say congratulations to the students who have worked hard and earned that diploma and good luck with the next stage of your life.  There will be cards at the senior center on June 11. The foot clinic will be hel...

Library programs available for all ages Library programs available for all ages

POSLON – During the summer months, the library in Polson will provide programs to inspire reading, imagination, and scientific inquiry.  Abbi Dooley became the library director in January. She said library staff organize events and programs to encourage youth to engage with the library. The sum...

Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

LAKE COUNTY – The 2018 Primary Election was held on Wednesday to decide the voter’s preference for candidates in the upcoming general election. The Lake County Election Office hasn’t officially canvassed the local results, but the votes are in as follows:       L...

Rockin’ for the Rink Rockin’  for the Rink

POLSON –  One of the quirkiest sports championships in Montana made a big splash on Saturday during the fourth annual Flathead Lake Rock Skipping Championship. “This is a community service to support the ice rink, so I really wanted to do this to help them,” Tom Adrignola said. He w...

Skater’s memory to be honored at skate park Skater’s memory to be honored at skate park

POLSON – The Polson Skate Park expansion project has taken a new turn with the tragic death of a local skater.  Cameron Roullier, 18, was out hiking in nature in early May when an accident occurred that took his life. Friends said he was lost while doing what any free spirit might be doing whil...

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