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Task force targets drug users, sellers

POLSON — “Is it working? Is it making a difference? Absolutely,” Polson Police Chief Wade Nash said at the July 15 Polson City Commission meeting.  Nash was talking about the Mission Mountain Drug Task force that began three and a half months ago. A collaboration between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Polson Police teamed one Polson Police officer, one Tribal Law Enforcement officer and another half-time Tribal officer.  “We plan on adding a canine to the team by the end of summer,” Assistant Polson Police Chief Clint Cottle said. Nash also hopes a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy will join the group. In this short p...

Fires on reservation under control

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Division of Fire The three fires ignited on the Flathead Reservation — Rattlesnake, Gunbarrel and Arlee Pines — are now in patrol status, according to Curt Matt, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Davison of Fire.  The fires wi...

Good Old Days provides old-fashioned fun Good Old Days provides old-fashioned fun

ST. IGNATIUS – It was another traditionally hot Good Old Days celebration with a slew of exciting events including sack races, picnics, tug-of-war competitions — and plenty of cold drinks. Leila Marsh, 13, started her own early morning tradition by winning the one-mile race at the annual Buffa...

Class of 1963 ‘floats’ down memory lane Class of 1963 ‘floats’ down memory lane

ST. IGNATIUS — Fifty years ago the Vietnam War was a reality, the Beatles were beginning to write hit songs and the Mission High School seniors of 1963 were graduating.  The class planned their reunion with the Good Old Days celebration. The first item on their agenda was to build a float. &...

Pageant queen pays it forward Pageant queen pays it forward

ST IGNATIUS – What do you get when you splash mud on a beauty queen? Alyssa Schock, recently crowned Mrs. Montana 2013. During Good Old Days, Alyssa jumped in a watery mud pit and grabbed onto the tug-of-war rope with both hands to help her team — although she did wrap plastic around her he...

City commissioners meet regarding bond sale

POLSON — It was a short meeting for the Polson City Commissioners on July 15. The commission scheduled a special meeting on Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m. to meet with the finance officer regarding private negotiated sale of tax increment urban renewal revenue bonds, series 2013.  During city man...

Mud Run fundraiser was filthy fun Mud Run fundraiser was filthy  fun

Numerous fundraisers help support the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and the Flathead Reservation, but not many offer a chance for children to participate.  So board member Lowell Tyler devised a “dirty” plan — the first annual Polson Mud Run. With a fun 1K obstacle course fi...

Animals, 4-H club members visit older folks Animals, 4-H club members visit older folks

POLSON — “I like the rabbits because they are different colors,” Louis McCloud said, watching Spartan, a black lop bunny, wiggle his nose.  “Of course I love the horses,” Julia Rosenhan said, patting Madisyn Evelo’s miniature horse, Jazz.  Rosenhan lived on...

Live History Days entertain, educate Live History Days entertain, educate

POLSON — Dakota Johannemann, about 11, from Indiana, had a smile that wouldn’t quit as he rode with Jamie Shepard in the Mash military Jeep at Live History Days at the Miracle of America Museum.  While it’s heaven for kids interested in tractors, cars, planes, helicopters, sawmills,...

Lake County Fair begins Monday

RONAN — Bring on the cows and cakes — the Lake County 4-H Fair is about to begin. Shooting sports steps up to the plate Saturday, July 27 at 9 a.m. sharp at the fairgrounds in Ronan, followed Sunday by the shotgun competition at Big Sky Sporting Clays. On Monday, July 29, 4-H participants a...

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