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Local photographer, students win grant Local photographer, students win grant

PABLO — Black cloth cloaks the windows; the lights are off; and a rectangle of black paper covers the door. A large adjustable lens affixed to the window controls the light entering the room. Photographer and educator David J. Spear has turned the eighth-grade classroom at Two Eagle River School into a camera obscura, which Leonardo DaVinci invented in the 1600s. A camera obscura, sort of a whole-room camera, uses a darkened room to receive an image through a small opening or lens in natural color onto a surface, in this case a flat screen, facing the lens. The image is captured on the screen instead of with film or a plate.    Spear, who also teaches a photography cla...


WBC embezzler sentenced in federal court WBC embezzler sentenced in federal court

MISSOULA — A former Polson resident accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Western Building Center was sentenced in U.S. District Court Nov. 14. Joshua Davis King, 33, was sentenced to six months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release, the first six months of ...

People’s Voice reaches signature goal for petition People’s Voice reaches signature goal for petition

PABLO — The People’s Voice presented a petition signed by 1,400 eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members to CSKT Chairman Joe Durglo last week, requesting that the Tribal Council “initiate a referendum vote to decide, once and for all, if the balance of the Nez Perce/Salazar...

Subway burglarized

POLSON — Polson resident Scott Harpine allegedly used a bowling pin to break out a window in one of the doors of Subway to gain entry into the building. A small amount of cash and other items were taken during the burglary, and they were found at Harpine’s residence, according to a press release ...

Arlee teenager charged in triple stabbing

ARLEE — According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, the Lake County dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in Arlee Nov. 12 at 5:38 a.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Flathead Police officers and members of the Arlee ambulance crew arrived on scene shortly after and f...

New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing

ARLEE — Located four miles northwest of Arlee, the old South Valley Creek Bridge allowed residents, emergency vehicles, school busses, logging trucks and farm equipment to cross the Jocko River for more than 100 years.  The bridge, owned and maintained by Lake County, was a metal truss design w...

School board plans to run $2 million-plus bond

POLSON — The Polson school board unanimously approved a high school district bond resolution to repair the Polson High School roof, building envelope, which includes siding, insulation and other items, and mechanical systems. The amount of the general obligation school building bonds will be up to $2,4...

Ronan City Council adopts federal airport regulations

RONAN — The regularly scheduled Ronan City Council meeting was postponed the night of Nov. 13 due to a lack of a quorum.  A minimum of four city council members must be present to take a vote. As there were only three council members in attendance, the meeting was moved to noon the following da...

Political practices office to investigate Jayne complaints

HELENA — The Commissioner of Political Practice’s office in Helena has accepted three complaints alleging Joey Jayne, who won the Lake County Justice of the Peace race, violated election practice laws.  The complaints allege Jayne violated Montana Code Annotated 13-35-211 by appearing in ...

Activist speaks about domestic violence Activist speaks about domestic violence

POLSON — Jackson Katz, an internationally known anti-sexism activist, educator, author, speaker, filmmaker and cultural theorist, paid a visit to the Mission Valley last week. Having written several books and given hundreds of speeches to high school and college campuses around the world on the subj...

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