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‘Day of Hope’ event helps families prepare for upcoming school year ‘Day of Hope’ event helps families prepare for upcoming school year

POLSON — After missing out last year, Day of Hope back-to-school wellness fair, a major community event to help prepare students and families for the new school year, returned to the downtown streets of Polson on Saturday. New Life Church, along with various local faith and community-based organizations, partnered to help ease the cost of back-to-school shopping, while also providing a day of fun for students before heading back to class. More than 500 backpacks full of school supplies were given away, including erasers, folders, notebooks and pencils. Event organizer Jason Burrough, New Life Church community and student ministries pastor, explained that the free backpacks and b...


Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended

News from DPHHS  MONTANA — Montana healthcare providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations.   “This is great news because we know the impact COVID-...

Ronan seniors for Aug. 25, 2021

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center serves meals on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from noon until one. Our menu: —  Friday, Aug. 27: our famous roast beef dinner with all the trimmings —  Monday, Aug. 30: brunch - biscuits and gravy, hash browns  — &nbs...

Dixon seniors for Aug. 25, 2021

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner, breakfast, and/or pinochle. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings, at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon residents up...

Lake County considered high community transmission area Lake County considered high community transmission area

At the Lake County Public Health office on Main Street in Polson, nurse Leigh Johnson is seeing a small but steady increase in the number of people showing up for COVID vaccines each Friday.  After the big push last spring, the demand for vaccines in Lake County had slowed to a trickle. “For a ...

Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost. Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long w...

Wilderness fire continues to grow near Arlee Wilderness fire continues to grow near Arlee

ARLEE — The lightning-caused Crooks fire has burned 1,130 acres in the wilderness area located 10 air miles east of Arlee since it started on July 21.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire reported that the fire was 0 percent contained as of Monday, Aug. 16. The fire is burning...

Divers recover kayaker from Flathead Lake

LAKESIDE — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died in a kayaking accident. Nicholas Lockwood, 29, of Somers, was reported missing in Flathead Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 10, after his kayak flipped near West Shore Park, according to a preliminary investigation by the L...

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks on the road again Montana Shakespeare in the Parks on the road again

After a year off, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is bringing the Bard to parks far and wide, including stops in St. Ignatius Aug. 27 and Charlo Aug. 28.  The beloved touring company that’s been delivering free performances of Shakespeare to communities large and small for nearly 50 years took...

Artists display goods at annual Polson festival Artists display goods at annual Polson festival

For 50 years, the shady green lawn of the Lake County Courthouse in Polson has filled with white tents in mid-August for a summer tradition – the annual Sandpiper Art Festival.  Held Saturday, this year’s juried festival had more than 40 artist booths, offering everything from paintings, ...

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