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Community comes together to develop drive-in movie theater Community comes together to develop drive-in movie theater

ST. IGNATIUS — In an effort to bring the community together while continuing to physical distance,  volunteers came together to create a drive-in movie theater. The idea for the project started at the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce meeting a few weeks ago. Community members were discussing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic when they decided the town needed something to boost morale. “Once COVID hit, everything was canceled,” said JP Thomas, chamber member. “We started to think about a way for the community to get together while social distancing.” The group decided a drive-in movie theater would be the perfect way for people to get together as a ...


Polson High School shares plan for sports events

News from Polson High School Principal Andy Fors POLSON – Polson High School has created a spectator plan for the start of the 2020-21 high school athletics season. At this time, the school has made the decision to allow four tickets per participating home team athlete and two tickets per particip...

St. Luke prepared for continued COVID-19 response

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal RONAN – Lake County has seen nearly 200 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began this spring, and hospitals are continuing to provide prevention and treatment.  At St. Luke Community Healthcare, patients can get antibody tests, which determine whe...

North Lake County Public Library gives update

News from the North Lake County Public Library  POLSON — The library is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives; “Rightfully Hers” commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Come into the library to see this inspiring display....

Carbon County, aiming to be age-friendly, aligns with national network Carbon County, aiming to be age-friendly, aligns with national network

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...

Polson seniors for Aug. 26, 2020

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center is open with masks and social distancing. We cannot guarantee your safety from COVID-19 so use your best judgment for you about participating in activities. On Friday, Aug. 28, the annual membership meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m.   Membership dues are du...

Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure

NATIONAL BISON RANGE — The gates opened for visitors at the National Bison Range on Monday, Aug. 10, after being locked for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We’ve had a steady stream of cars coming in since we opened,” said Jennifer Strickland, U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

Lake County Commissioners vote to conduct November election by mail

News from Lake County  LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to direct Election Administrator Katie Harding to prepare to conduct the Nov. 3 general election by mail ballot.  Early voting begins on Oct. 2 and can be done in person at the elections offi...

Arlee community group distributes food, supplies for COVID-19 relief Arlee community group distributes food, supplies for COVID-19 relief

ARLEE – Towers of boxes filled with produce and canned goods were at the former Hangin’ Art Gallery last Friday afternoon.  Casey Barrows, a member of the Arlee Community Development Corporation and a coordinator of the program, said the food distribution program provides essential suppor...

Polson commission selects city manager

POLSON – After a months-long search, the city commission has chosen a candidate to head the city. The commission decided to offer the negotiated contract at a special meeting on July 28. Ed Meece, currently the parking program manager for the city of Bozeman, was the candidate chosen after four comm...

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