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Nine people sent to hospital after Back Road crash

RONAN – A three-car crash involving nine people occurred on Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Back Road and Robertson Road. Polson Highway Patrol Sgt. Chan Barry described the scene before the crash. He said a Chevy Silverado was headed north on Back Road and stopped to turn left at Robertson Road. The truck was driven by a 56-year-old male with a 74-year-old passenger, both wearing seat belts. They would receive minor injuries. A Honda Ridgeline with a 20-year-old female driver, not wearing a seat belt, was traveling south on Back Road, approaching Robertson Road. A 22-year-old male, incorrectly wearing a seat belt, was in the passenger seat. A one-year-old infant was in ...


Boat inspections offered 7 days a week in Polson

In order to keep aquatic invasive mussels from entering Flathead Reservation waters, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes offer boat inspections at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. For more information about ...

AIS efforts ramping up, paying off AIS efforts ramping up, paying off

POLSON – The state’s anti-aquatic invasive species efforts are paying off. On May 21, a boat headed to the Flathead Valley was stopped on the Blackfeet Reservation in Seville and found to have non-native mussel remnants, i.e. byssal threads that mussels use to attach to various objects includi...

SKC students cross the finish line

PABLO – More than two hundred graduates crossed the stage during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Salish Kootenai College on Saturday. Yamncut Drum group played an honor song as graduates filled the chairs in front of the stage. Many graduates wore shawls, vests or regalia with their graduation cap...

SKC students cross the finish line SKC students cross the finish line

PABLO – More than two hundred graduates crossed the stage during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Salish Kootenai College on Saturday. Yamncut Drum group played an honor song as graduates filled the chairs in front of the stage. Many graduates wore shawls, vests or regalia with their graduation cap...

Graduating seniors enjoy safe night, big-ticket prizes Graduating seniors enjoy safe night, big-ticket prizes

POLSON – Fifty-eight participating seniors of the PHS Class of 2017 were treated to a fun-filled night of alcohol and drug-free events following graduation on Saturday, June 3. Held at Sky Ridge Ranch east of Ronan, participating seniors enjoyed dancing to a DJ, learning and playing blackjack, wallopin...

Briefs for June 14, 2017

Mud run set for July 15 News from the Boys and Girls Club Let’s just get muddy. The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County presents the 4th annual Polson Mud Run. On the Ides of July – that’s right, July 15 – join us at the Polson Fairgrounds for on...

Teachers celebrated at end of year picnic Teachers celebrated at end of year picnic

Nearly 200 teachers from Polson, Ronan and other Lake County schools met on Friday, June 9, to celebrate the start of the summer at a teacher appreciation picnic and concert. The free event was hosted by Riverside Recreation with food provided by The Cove Deli and Pizza, and other local donors. Several pr...

Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’ Linderman ends school year with ‘Sizzling Summer Send-off’

POLSON – Shrieks of joy and delight filled the air as hundreds of Linderman Elementary students gathered underneath a shower of water courtesy of Polson’s Fire Department last Thursday afternoon. These particular spring showers were the culmination of Linderman’s Sizzling Summer Send-off...

Polson gets flooded in mock exercise Polson gets flooded in mock exercise

POLSON – In the unlikely event that something happens to the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam, an emergency action plan is tested and ready. On May 24, an emergency scenario was played out to test that plan. A conference room at the KwaTaqNuk resort was full of personnel from real agencies including law enfo...

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