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Polson Airport project delayed due to lack of proper asphalt Polson Airport project delayed due to lack of proper asphalt

POLSON — A reconstruction project at the Polson Airport has been delayed. The contractor, Bjorn Johnson Construction of Missoula, was unable to find a supplier for the type of asphalt required by the Federal Aviation Administration, project engineer Jeff Walla of KLJ Engineering said at the Polson City Commission’s Nov. 6 meeting. The project, which began in mid-August, was supposed to be finished by mid-October, Walla said. Originally slated to run six weeks, the project contained two change orders due to what he called “subgrade stability issues.” Walla said the contractor should have had a concrete supplier selected at the beginning of the project. &ld...


Montana Public Radio launches podcast on invasive species threat Montana Public Radio launches podcast on invasive species threat

MISSOULA – Montana was invaded last summer. Not by land, not by air, but by water. A microscopic alien showed up in water samples from the Tiber Reservoir, opening the door to a wide range of potentially devastating impacts for Montana’s fisheries, outdoor enthusiasts and industries. “Su...

Montana Supreme Court declares water compact constitutional

HELENA – The Flathead Joint Board of Control lost an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the State of Montana’s water compact. Chief Justice Mike McGrath delivered the opinion on the matter and it was filed on...

Rebuilding Rebuilding

Two triplexes going up in Ronan Two triplexes going up in Ronan

RONAN – Two triplexes going up on Round Butte Road across from Ronan Middle School should be ready by late March or early April next year. That’s the word from Rick Lund, construction manager of the project that began with site preparatory work last summer. The two-floor triplexes will each...

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Give the gift of a teacher News from Mission Valley Christian Academy POLSON — Mission Valley Christian Academy has joined #GivingTuesday. On Nov. 28, a global day of giving takes place that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to ...

Glacier View School students honor Veterans at celebration Glacier View School students honor Veterans at celebration

RONAN – Students at Glacier View School spent a few months studying military history and talking to veterans to create a thankyou program for veterans held Thursday, Nov. 9. “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ for your service to the veterans,” said Glacier View student Noah Carlso...

RMS students participate in ‘real’ student council election RMS students participate in ‘real’ student council election

RONAN – “A great opportunity to see what a real voting experience is like” was afforded Ronan Middle School students last week. Those words from RMS English teacher Janey Salomon described the school’s student council election, which was held Nov. 8 in the school’s library. ...

Fall 2017 Honor rolls

Polson Middle School first quarter 2017 Fifth grade 4.0: Chloe Anderson, Swinn Askan, Corbin Bennett, Ellie Benson, Ian Blea, Logan Burke, Kila Cannon, Elizabeth Cunningham, Aubrey Gilmore, Kaylee Jennison, Sophia Matt, Ted Mausshardt, Summer Newman, Jaja Nichols, Samantha Rensvold, Landon Shoemake, Autu...

Phone scam locked down Polson schools for two hours

POLSON — Polson Schools were locked down for about two hours on Thursday afternoon due to a phone scam, according to the Polson Police Department. Polson Police Sgt. George Simpson said dispatch received a call at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 from a caller who said he wanted $5,000 or he would kill five host...

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