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Community gets first look at resort tax proposal Community gets first look at resort tax proposal

  POLSON — As a way to fund needs in the city, the Polson City Commissioners called on a diverse group of people — business owners, property owners and community — to serve on the Economic Development Council.  The EDC’s first task was to look at whether or not there was interest in a resort tax for Polson. The group thought there was enough interest, researched the concept and presented their first draft of a proposal for resort tax to a crowd of 75 folks. The meeting was held in Polson Middle School’s lunchroom on a stifling summer day, Aug. 19. Most of those present were against the tax.  Becky Dupuis, EDC chair, began the informat...


Finley Point fire destroys cabin

FINLEY POINT — A structure fire on North Finley Point Road fully engulfed a cabin and a nearby pump house at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, according to Finley Point Fire Chief Rob Morigeau.  The fire was in Ralph Campbell’s lake cabin and two grandchildren were staying in the buildin...

Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter Grassfire causes evacuation of animal shelter

POLSON — Fourteen dogs and 32 cats and kittens were evacuated from the Mission Valley Animal Shelter Friday afternoon when a grassfire threatened the structure on Reservoir Road in Polson. Shortly after 4 p.m. high winds felled a large tree across the road west of the shelter, taking power lines dow...

HHR secretary announces funding for Native language, early education HHR secretary announces funding for Native language, early education

aPABLO — Meeting with leaders and young people from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, visiting the People’s Center for a demonstration of fancy, traditional and jingle dancing, learning a round dance and lunching on Indian tacos were all part of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylv...

Juvenile offenders becoming more violent

ST. IGNATIUS — Perhaps the most disturbing trend Barbara Monaco has seen over the past 30 years is youthful offenders becoming more violent. Monaco, who is the chief juvenile probation officer for Lake and Sanders Counties, addressed the St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch group Tuesday, Aug. 18.  ...

Montana meets the Bard in Charlo Montana meets the Bard in Charlo

RONAN – A westernized Montana-based version of a timeless classic had folks in stitches of giggles as golden sunlight swept through the willows of Palmer Park in Charlo, painting a serene scene of community jolliness while Shakespeare in the Park unfolded on Aug. 16.  Shakespeare in the Park is...

Best perch fishing ever Best perch fishing ever

Fishermen, In the last few weeks we’ve had the best summer perch fishing around the docks at Polson than I can ever remember. Recently I was out with Eric Smithers from Missoula along with three of his kids —  Anna, the oldest, Aaron and Caleb. Once we were into the fish there was no goin...

Rotary chili event cooks up nearly $23,000 for county kids programs Rotary chili event cooks up nearly $23,000 for county kids programs

POLSON — Kids were splashing in the water in the inflatable pool, jumping in the bouncy house, getting their faces painted or putting a golf ball while their parents tasted great chili at the Polson Rotary Chili Cook-Off.  The event was held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Riverside Park. The band Gladys ...

Sparkle and steers Sparkle and steers

POLSON — Chasing calves and steers from the arena during the Flathead River Rodeo was Miss Indian Rodeo Devalyn Crowe. Wearing glittery shirts and beautiful chaps, Crowe, 20, is from Toppenish, Washington, which is near Yakima. She’s been a cowgirl all her life, learning to ride when she wa...

Committees continue efforts to improve Polson Committees continue efforts to improve Polson

News from Envision Polson Envision Polson was formed to continue the work and efforts of the Polson Heart & Soul Project. The committees listed below align with the community values that were identified by our citizens throughout this process. These committees will help to assure our community continu...

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