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Communities unite to seek solutions to substance abuse

ELMO —Junior Caye is passionate about making changes to help children. And when he called a gathering to seek solutions to alcohol and drug abuse, nearly 100 people responded Saturday in Elmo.  “This is for our children, so they know that we love them, that we care about them,” Caye said between opening songs. “They are searching for help, but they don’t know how to get help for this disease that is taking them further away from us. They are crying because they are hurt. They want our help.” Caye urged people to speak freely during the meeting. “We ask the Spirit to look down on us today, listen, and touch our hearts so that you are no...


FFA students test knowledge in great outdoors FFA students test knowledge in great outdoors

Rarely is a vehicle seen on the bumpy road leading east into the towering pines and even taller rock faces of North Crow Canyon’s tribal wilderness area. But on May 22, several school buses and vans squeezed into the small turnaround that also marks the beginning of the scenic trail as more than 80 ...

A day for remembering: communities honor those who gave all A day for remembering: communities honor those who gave all

Old Glory was flying high throughout Lake County on Memorial Day. In Arlee, the Mission Valley Honor Guard visited three cemeteries in Arlee Monday morning, paying honor to warriors who gave their life for America. Parades traveled down Main Street in both Polson and Ronan.  The VFW, American L...

Old city dock decking torn off, soon to be replaced Old city dock decking torn off, soon to be replaced

POLSON — The old city docks are a thing of the past. On Monday May 21, McCrumb Construction and Marine’s barge removed the planks and concrete from the top of the dock. Left in place are the pilings and the center of dock filled with rocks. The pilings will be cut down a few inches and a new top ...

Arlee woman killed in highway collision Arlee woman killed in highway collision

 ARLEE — An Arlee woman lost her life Friday afternoon when her car struck a commercial truck head-on.  Montana State Trooper Terrance Rosenbaum said Carol Mapston, 72 of Arlee, was southbound in the Schall Flats area when, according to witnesses, her green Cadillac drifted into the northb...

Arlee graduates 32 seniors Arlee graduates 32 seniors

ARLEE — Thirty two of Arlee’s best and brightest moved on to the next chapter of their lives Sunday as they graduated from Arlee High School during a moving and passionate  ceremony.  Superintendent George Linthicum began the ceremony with a few brief words from the heart, eliciting ...

Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26 Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26

CHARLO — In a graduation address with props, graduation speaker Christina Madsen, aided by senior Brandon Bruning, unfurled a tape measure 82 feet across the Charlo gym. Why did Madsen chose 82? Because 82 is the average age people live.  She showed the graduating seniors the length of high sch...

FWP seeks comment on wolf hunting, trapping proposals

MISSION VALLEY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently held a commission meeting regarding proposed changes for the upcoming 2013-14 wolf hunting and trapping seasons.  The proposed changes are numerous and far reaching, “but not final by any means,” said FWP communication and e...

K-O Auto to donate car to deserving local resident

RONAN — Dino Di Giulio started Body Best Collision in Sonoma, Calif. in 1990 when he was 21 years old. Opening the business took every dollar he’d ever saved, but after 20 years in business and lots of growth, Di Giulio decided it was time to give back to his community. “I felt like ther...

Judge raises restitution in murder case

POLSON — Diana Cote and her three sons appeared before District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher seeking additional restitution in the murder of her daughter, Tasheena Craft.  Craft was brutally murdered in 2007. Her murderer, Kelly Birmingham, is serving a 100-year sentence in the Montana State P...

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