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Polson clean-up day slated

POLSON — Polson city staff will be coming around to residences in the city limits to pick up clean yard waste that is piled next to the street on Friday, May 17. All clean yard waste must be piled next to the street in order for us to pick it up. Please put all loose material (leaves, grass) in bags and place the bags out by the street.   Please help elderly or disabled neighbors clean up their yards and pile their yard waste by the street. If you are elderly or disabled and would like some assistance with yard cleanup, please call 883-8202, leave your name, address and telephone number and the Boy Scouts from Troop 1947 will help you out. Please get signed up as soon as you c...


Volunteers advocate for children through court battles Volunteers advocate for children through court battles

POLSON — Volunteerism is no stranger to Lake County, and while hundreds of community members donate their time and efforts to enrich life in the Mission Valley through a variety of programs and projects, many people have no idea the work put in by one small group of volunteers. They are Court Appointed...

CD encourages rookie angler CD encourages rookie angler

“Sausage,” I thought. “Well, okay.” While sausage is great with hash browns and scrambled eggs, I never thought about it as fishing bait. I was watching the excellent CD put out by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservati...

Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement

Retired attorney Lloyd Ingraham, Ronan, surprised the Flathead Joint Board of Control on April 16 with a writ signed by District 20 Judge C.B. McNeil preventing the FJBC from voting on whether to adopt or reject the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project water use agreement. About 50 people crowded the Flathe...

Grizzly attacks man in Pablo

A grizzly bear attack around 10:30 Friday morning in Pablo sent a man to the hospital. “The male subject that was attacked was a 42-year-old man from Polson. He was in a field behind Salish Kootenai College near Clairmont Road collecting water samples for a project for the Confederated Salish and Ko...

KSKC-TV celebrates 25 years of service KSKC-TV celebrates 25 years of service

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College has been the home base for the first (and still only) tribally owned public television station in the United States. With its first broadcast hitting the airwaves in 1988, KSKC-TV has since produced and broadcast 3,500 hours of television programs ranging from sports cov...

‘Chubby Chicks’ fight heart disease ‘Chubby Chicks’ fight heart disease

POLSON — While it sounds like the Defibrillators and Bloodclotters would cross paths in an emergency room, they’ll actually meet in the second annual Chubby Chicks basketball game.  The game will be held on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Linderman Elementary School gym. Admission...

School faces Title 1 budget shrink

POLSON — At the monthly school board meeting on April 15, Polson Superintendent Linda Reksten announced that funding for Title 1 would be reduced by 15 percent, due to sequestration. Title 1 was established to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged students and students at risk of not meeting...

Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission

ST. IGNATIUS — The planet Earth provides food, water and shelter for every living thing in the world, humans included. How fitting it is, then, that an entire day be set aside once every year to give thanks to and honor the amazing works of nature and work toward taking care of the planet as it has tak...

City commission waives restrictive covenants

POLSON — In a short meeting on April 15, the Polson City Commissioners approved a waiver of the restrictive covenants to LaVista Overlook. This waiver said the city doesn’t have any interest in approving or disapproving further restrictive covenants, according to Polson City Attorney James Raymon...

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