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Going-to-the-Sun Road update for Memorial Day weekend Going-to-the-Sun Road update for Memorial Day weekend

  News from Glacier National Park   WEST GLACIER — The Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to vehicles as far as the Avalanche picnic area on the west side, and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side of the park Memorial Day weekend hikers and bikers may travel as far as conditions allow. Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution when hiking/ biking the Going-to-the-Sun road and be prepared for wintery conditions, including avalanche danger heading past Bird Woman Falls Overlook on the east side and Siyeh Bend on the west side of the park. The recent storm poured four inches of rain on the west side of the park in 72 hours and dumped a foot of the snow on portions...


Law enforcement gathers to remember fallen heroes Law enforcement gathers to remember fallen heroes

Dozens of law enforcement officers followed the parade route on U.S. Highway 93 in their vehicles to honor fallen officers, and although the end couldn’t be seen from the beginning, together they curved around Flathead Lake in Polson. Motorcycles went first in front of a string of police cars from acro...

Missing soldier to be honored 72 years after plane went down in flames Missing soldier to be honored 72 years after plane went down in flames

RONAN — Although the incident occurred nearly 72 years ago, WWII soldier Robert A. Needham will finally receive military honors at his Ronan grave marker on Memorial Day. Needham, however, is not laid to rest there; his final resting place is likely somewhere in the English Channel. Robert graduated...

Senator answers tough questions with humor Senator answers tough questions with humor

POLSON – The senator from Montana with the trademark buzz cut stopped at Polson High School to chat with a room full of students on Friday, May 13. Senator Jon Tester said that he was prepared to answer questions about anything. If students wanted to fill the hour with a conversation about football ...

Fire department seeks levy extension Fire department seeks levy extension

The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department needs financial support to help make sure they have equipment to put out fires, respond to wrecks, and other emergencies. The department is asking for an extension on the Equipment Levy for the rural department on the June 7 election ballot. The levy was original...

College art students receive top ribbons College art students receive top ribbons

PABLO – Art students get an opportunity to showcase their talents after receiving top awards during the 2016 American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Salish Kootenai College artists Quinton Decker, Krystal Poirier, and Candace Aldrich put their art on display during the SKC Foundation Art Exhibit, ...

Emotions run high at Charlo School Board meeting Emotions run high at Charlo School Board meeting

CHARLO — During the public comment portion of the Charlo School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 17, Terry and Kasey Rosenbaum voiced their concerns about the steps taken after a Feb. 4 incident involving their son and his medical needs. “Jase did not receive life-saving medication until three ho...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Please come one and all. Join us at the St. Ignatius Senior Center for lunch or dinner. Home cooked meals are prepared fresh and served every Tuesday and Friday at noon. The Wednesday evening meals are served at 5:30 p.m. The next evening meal will be on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Meals can be ...

Ronan

RONAN — On June 11 we are having a Father’s Day Indian tacos meal from 11 a.m.-2 pm. and a silent auction with door prizes to benefit our nutrition program. If you would like to help with the meal or provide items for door prizes or the silent auction, please let me know. Donations are always app...

Arlee

ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center again extends their appreciation and gratitude to all who have contributed to the “well fund.” The water sample test came back with “absent,” in the test result box, (meaning no bacteria). One more hurdle crossed. The water is clear, sweet, and li...

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