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Garden of 1,000 Buddhas celebrates 8th annual peace festival Garden of 1,000 Buddhas celebrates 8th annual peace festival

JOCKO VALLEY — Eleven years ago, Tibetan Buddhist Lama Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche had a vision of creating an international place of peace. A place accepting of every political, religious, economic and cultural ideal where every sentient being is welcome; a place of harmony and acceptance. In July of this year, the EWAM Garden of 1,000 Buddhas was officially consecrated by Lama Rinpoche and several of his followers from around the world.  On Sept. 8, the garden celebrated its eighth annual Festival of Peace with an all-day celebration featuring speakers, music, poetry, food, prayer, and the second annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace.  Georgia Milan is on the board of ...


Pitts to rope in Vegas Pitts to rope in Vegas

POLSON — The weather was beautiful for the regional finals of the United Indian Rodeo Association held at Polson Fairgrounds on Sept. 8 and 9. Local calf roper Zanen Pitts advanced to the finals in Las Vegas, Nev. with a 15.2 run at Sunday’s rodeo. Although he competed in the bulldogging in co...

Polson farmer raises giant pumpkins with tender loving care Polson farmer raises giant pumpkins with tender loving care

Fall is a time of plenty. With the change in seasons comes a change in the weather, the leaves, the food, the sky, the recreation and often, the clothing.  Farmers begin to harvest their crops; the days get shorter and colder; and bonfires with friends become a welcome distraction. For the past fo...

Eleven-year-old girl saves father’s life Eleven-year-old girl saves father’s life

POLSON — Shawn Blixt lost consciousness in Flathead Lake Aug. 3.  He’d stopped breathing, was unresponsive, and according to his 11-year-old daughter Kyla, “he was a deeper purple than I’d ever seen.” According to Shawn, he’d just picked up his daughter and her ...

Hiker dies at Garden Wall

ST. IGNATIUS — A 71-year-old hiker fell 300 feet from the Garden Wall at Mission Dam Reservoir Recreation area and was killed at about 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.  The man, an experienced hiker, and family members were about two and a half hours into the hike when he fell. Lake County Search a...

Detention officer charged with DUI

POLSON — A Lake County Sheriff’s Detention Officer is on administrative leave after being charged with drunk driving while off duty. Matthew Walker allegedly was involved in a two-car crash near the Jette Lake area at about 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 22. When officers arrived on the scene, they dis...

Charlo sign gets luminescent upgrade Charlo sign gets luminescent upgrade

CHARLO — For those who take pride in their community, like Dawn Atchley and members of the Charlo 4-H Junior Stockgrowers, a “welcome” sign is an important aspect of the town. It’s the first thing visitors see while passing through, and a familiar sight to those coming home. With t...

Charlo woman appointed interim JP

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners appointed Ann-Marie McNeel, Charlo, to fill the unfinished term of Chuck Wall, who resigned as Lake County Justice of the Peace on Aug. 8. In a statement, Wall said he was resigning in order to save his family and the citizens and taxpayers of Lake County the expen...

Century-old sewage pipe kinks Ronan water improvement project Century-old sewage pipe kinks Ronan water improvement project

RONAN— Ronan’s water improvement project hit a smelly snag Monday during the construction of a new water main.  The snag, according to Ronan’s water improvement project labor compliance manager and grant administrator Roland Godan, was a 100-year old wooden sewage pipe running down ...

Water rights irrigation talks continue Water rights irrigation talks continue

RONAN — More than 150 people attended the Flathead Joint Board of Control’s public meeting on Aug. 20 regarding proposed farm turnout allowances outlined for the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project in the current water rights negotiations between the federal government, the state of Montana and th...

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