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Lake County fights addiction through community action Lake County fights addiction through community action

Addiction is the great equalizer, according to Crozer Health Recovery Center director David Moran. It doesn’t care about race, age, or status. The fact that anyone can fall victim to addiction under the right circumstances is a lesson the opioid epidemic brought to light. Instead of assigning shame and instead getting to the root of the problem, people in Lake County’s drug court and related organizations are working to help victims of addiction both recover and regain their confidence through a sense of community.  When some hear the word “court,” the mind turns to the likes of crime shows: strict judges and harsh punishments and people taken away in handcuf...


COVID update corner

MONTANA — As of Sunday, Jan. 9, there were 1,161 new cases of COVID-19 in the state with 23 new and 85 active cases in Lake County. Those numbers, gleaned from the state’s COVID-19 tracking site, compare to 22 new cases in the county on Dec. 31 and 815 new cases for the state overall on Jan. 3. &...

POLSON — Temperatures weren’t the only thing taking a plunge on New Year’s Day. On Saturday afternoon, a few more than 50 spirited chill seekers made an icy plunge into Flathead Lake’s frigid waters, making a big splash into the 2022 New Year during the Polson Polar Plunge. In i...

New CSKT elected officials sworn in

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes convene Friday, Jan. 7, at tribal headquarters in Pablo for the quarterly meeting, which begins with the swearing in of a new slate of elected officials. The general election was held Dec. 18. With five council seats up fo...

Caution urged on winter roads Caution urged on winter roads

LAKE COUNTY ­— As new arrivals continue to move into Big Sky country from warmer climates, officials remind residents to be safe behind the wheel this winter. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell commented on some common issues he sees on the road. “The biggest thing I see is that people are in a ...

‘Calling Our Warriors’ documentary released ‘Calling Our Warriors’ documentary released

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Michelle Mitchell, head of the CSKT Tribal Education Department, says her own battle with COVID-19 inspired her to make the powerful new documentary, “Calling Our Warriors.”  “The idea came at a time when, after doing everything I could to keep myself an...

Polson seniors for Jan. 5, 2022

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center, located at 504 Third Ave. E, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays for $5. Dine-in, take-out, and delivery to shut-ins are also available.  Individuals and small groups are always welcome to lounge, w...

Dixon senior for Jan. 5, 2022

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents upon request. We are also a...

St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 5, 2022

ST. IGNATIUS — Tis the season for comfort food and cozy homes as we recover from the holidays and get ready for a new year full of unknowns. Hopefully, you all stayed healthy and happy during our cold spell, which came just in time for the start of winter.  On Saturday, Jan. 15, there will be b...

Local woman’s book turned into award winning screenplay Local woman’s book turned into award winning screenplay

KALISPELL — The book “Once in a Lifetime Comes a Man” by local author Grace Larson has won a screenplay award from the LA Independent Women Film Festival and was chosen for the Chicago Indie Film Festival. “I’m so proud of this,” Larson said. “I never expected any...

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