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Polson data center still in preliminary discussion Polson data center still in preliminary discussion

POLSON — Despite numerous press reports announcing future plans to build a 50-megawatt data center in Polson, it’s clear that the project is in very preliminary stages.   The announcement came June 3 during the Montana “On The Rise” Economic Summit, cohosted by Sen. Steve Daines and the Montana Chamber Foundation. A press release from Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office touted an investment to build the center in concert with Canadian entrepreneur and investor Kevin O’Leary (of “Shark Tank” fame), Bitzero CEO Akbar Shamji, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, represented at the conference by Tribal Secretary Martin Charlo. If b...


City workshop addresses license confusion

POLSON — The City of Polson held another public workshop last Wednesday, June 22, to discuss the possible implementation of a business license. The workshop began with changes made to the framework of the proposal thanks to feedback from the previous meeting. The first major change made was defining...

Swimming closed at Riverside Park due to strong currents Swimming closed at Riverside Park due to strong currents

  POLSON — Temperatures Saturday were in the 70s, and Riverside Park in Polson would typically be overflowing with families and kids frolicking in the still frigid (in this reporter’s opinion) waters of Flathead Lake. While the playground still had a few customers, the swim area was close...

Overturn of Roe shifts Montana abortion debates to state courts Overturn of Roe shifts Montana abortion debates to state courts

MONTANA — Montana’s elected officials reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which had made abortion legal nationwide for nearly 50 years. The majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, written by Justice Samu...

Mission Mountain rodeo kicks off summer season in Polson Mission Mountain rodeo kicks off summer season in Polson

POLSON — Under partly cloudy afternoon skies, summer was officially rung in by the arrival of the Mission Mountain Rodeo.  Sanctioned by the Northern Rodeo Association (NRA), the rodeo pulled out all the stops, full of events from bareback riding to breakaway, and even some talented travelling ...

Community raises funds for the St. Ignatius VFD Community raises funds for the St. Ignatius VFD

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department kicked off their fundraising for the summer with the 26th Annual VFD Auxiliary Picnic on Saturday, June 25. Bustling with activity, the day started off with a silent auction and a pig roast “with all the fixin’s,” a bouncy h...

Tribal Health fair brings awareness to men’s health month Tribal Health fair brings awareness to men’s health month

PABLO — CSKT Tribal Health brought awareness to National Men’s Health Month through the first in-person Men’s Health and Family Safety Fair since the start of the pandemic.  Held outdoors at the Salish Kootenai College campus to prevent any Covid spread during a time of rising infec...

Polson Seniors June 29, 2022

POLSON — We are continuing our clubhouse upgrade step by step. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior, a reseal of the parking areas and new striping for parking are in the works. Exercise for Mobility: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tai Ji (slow movement for balance) begins:...

Yellowstone flooding hits home Yellowstone flooding hits home

When the Yellowstone River leapt out of its banks Monday morning, Polson resident Dayna McClure was in Gardiner with a group of friends and retired Yellowstone Park employees who call themselves the Ladies Hiking Group.  The first she heard of the massive flooding was a text from her daughter, Erin. ...

Traveling circus stops in Ronan Traveling circus stops in Ronan

RONAN — The Lake County Fairgrounds hosted the Mission Valley Carnival and Circus on Saturday, June 18.  Sponsored by SAFE Harbor, which serves Lake County and the Flathead Reservation to provide shelter, safety, nurturing, advocacy, financial support and healing to the survivors of domestic vi...

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