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Jack Hanna introduces bear project Jack Hanna introduces bear project

FLATHEAD VALLEY — Jack Hanna, raised on a farm in Tennessee, started working for a veterinarian at age 11. He has a love for Glacier National Park, wildlife, and the people in the area. Hanna and his wife, Suzi, have lived in Montana for 20 years. In 1996, the property they bought was full of elk. “I tried my best to get the acreage here, about 40 acres, to have everybody enjoy wildlife, and that’s what we’ve been blessed with,” Hanna said. As Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, a TV host, a Montana Legacy Council Advisory board member, an author, a speaker and a wildlife correspondent, Hanna is also known for his appearances on Good Morning America...

Bulldogs to play in Washington-Griz stadium Bulldogs to play in Washington-Griz stadium

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs will kick off football season in Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Friday, after school board members decided in an Aug. 19 meeting that the opportunity was too great to pass up.  The last-minute venue change was approved after a lengthy debate about how much it ...

Pantry needs volunteer to pick up food

OLSON — The Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry is searching for a volunteer to help pick up food at local supermarkets, according to Bryan River, pantry manager. The work would require about an hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to pick up donations of food from Safeway.  “We h...

Female grizzly, cubs returned to Reservation

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION —On Friday, Aug. 22, a 6-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured in the Kalispell area, north of Highway 35 along the Flathead River. The family group was captured earlier this year on the Flathead...

Authorities investigating body found Thursday

UPDATE Sunday, Aug. 24 The male subject found deceased in a field north of the Hwy 93 and Light Rd. intersection has been identified as 69 year old Bernard F. Carlson of Whitefish.  The cause of death has not been determined pending the outcome of the medical examiners investigation. ...

Secure in the Saddle Secure in the Saddle

In some ways Mission Valley’s new horse trainer is a young man just trying to get his start in the business. In other ways he’s been preparing for the job for his entire life.  “I could ride before I could walk,” 20-year-old cowboy Dusty Morigeau said. “There’s jus...

Run, swim, bike Run, swim, bike

POLSON – Athletes from far and wide poured into Polson Aug. 16 to compete in Polson’s third annual triathlon. In the three-sport event, participants competed in teams or in the men’s and women’s divisions combining a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride, and a 10k run with the race start, swim, a...

Seepay Fire expected to burn for weeks

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Fire officials on Tuesday presented a long-term fire plan to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council for management of the lightning-caused Seepay Fire which had grown to 1,050 acres. The plan anticipated the fire burning until a major weather event ends fire seaso...

Sidelined Ronan officer status off table for discussion

RONAN – Mayor Kim Aipperspach and Ronan City Council members said last week that they could not publicly discuss the work status of Ronan Police Officer John Mitchell, who has not returned to work since he was cleared by a doctor to perform light duties.  Community members and city staff have a...

Drunken driver will remain imprisoned Drunken driver will remain imprisoned

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 13 denied the appeal of a habitual drinking and driving offender from Lake County who claimed he was illegally sentenced.  Dillard Cody Miller, 68, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby for a felony con...

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