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Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation

When JR Daniels moved to the Mission Valley from Minnesota five years ago, he had no idea he would become the coach of the Flathead Reservation’s first lacrosse team. Last week, he watched as the fledgling Ten Sticks club did something no one else in Montana had done in two years: beat Hellgate, the No. 1 team in the state.  “They’re such a dominant team,” Daniels said of the Knights. “That was really huge; it gives our team a lot of confidence … (Ten Sticks players) practice harder than anybody in the league; they practice longer and they travel farther.” That dedication has earned Ten Sticks recognition from competitors, lacrosse en...


Complaint filed in irrigation district election

On April 23, Alan Mikkelsen, a consultant for the Flathead Joint Board of Control, St. Ignatius, filed a complaint with the Montana Office of Political Practices against the Western Montana Water Users Association LLC.  According to a press release, the complaint alleges illegal campaign contribution...

Montana Coop set to launch in June Montana Coop set to launch in June

MISSION VALLEY — The Montana Coop started two years ago as a first-of-its-kind, web-based consumer and producer owned cooperative. The idea is to connect local food producers and consumers directly over the Internet, eliminating the need for much of the costly logistical work that goes into starting a ...

Sun warms Earth Day celebration Sun warms Earth Day celebration

PABLO — On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature cooperated for a few hours during this tumultuous spring and allowed blue skies and sunshine to win the day during the fifth annual Ronan Walks and Rolls Earth Day event.  However, according to extension director Virgil Dupuis, “fif...

National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies

MOISE — Equipped with a new website and newborn bison calves, the National Bison Range in Moise is ready to start the 2013 season.  “At this point, unless the snows come in again, we’ve finished grading Red Sleep Mountain Drive and have dust control technicians coming in early next ...

Runners, bikers carry torch through Lake County Runners, bikers carry torch through Lake County

Law enforcement officers turned into runners and bikers for Lake County’s leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.  Beginning at the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson at 8 a.m., Polson Police Officers, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

Bus loading, parent parking to change at Cherry Valley

POLSON — In an effort to improve safety for our students, we are going to be making some changes to school bus loading sites and public parking at Cherry Valley School in Polson.  Starting Thursday, May 2, our school buses will drop off and pick up students at the front of the school on Eighth ...

Local family welcomes Ronan landmark home Local family welcomes Ronan landmark home

RONAN — It’s a picture of a white farmhouse with a porch, brick chimneys and a tree in the background. Obviously it’s in the country, and a quilt airs on the porch rail.  Cindy Standbrook has had this painting for years, telling herself, “That’s gonna be my house some da...

Area students minister to homeless Portland teens Area students minister to homeless Portland teens

POLSON — With graduation looming and “senioritis” rampant, most senior trips focus on fun for the soon-to-be graduates.  But the seniors at Mission Valley Christian Academy chose a different sort of senior trip. The five seniors, Joshua Lake, Anne Mae Macy, Jemimah Murphy, Richie...

Volunteer sought for adjustment board

Lake County is currently searching for a volunteer for the Lake County Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment is comprised of five volunteers who hear and decide zoning related issues such as conditional land uses, variance requests, and citizen appeals. Board members work closely with Lake County Plan...

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