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Mack Days might be over Mack Days might be over

After a 12-year run, the twice-annual fishing event aimed at reducing Flathead Lake’s lake trout population and increasing the native bull and cutthroat trout populations may be coming to an end.  A statement on the Mack Days website reads, “The prospects for future contests will be determined by the outcome of the environmental impact statement to be completed this spring. If you enjoy Mack Days, it is important to follow and participate in this process because the future of these events is dependent upon the final decision to come out of the EIS. The alternative selected in the EIS will determine whether suppression efforts continue and how much suppression is necessar...


Lawmakers ponder gun control proposals Lawmakers ponder gun control proposals

MISSION VALLEY — After the Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama and politicians from both sides of the aisle pledged new, stricter gun legislation to curb the tide of gun violence in America. Shortly after, gun and ammunition sales skyrocketed around the country in the face of a growing fear among citi...

Dixon murder suspect pleads not guilty

DIXON — Nathan Calvert,  the man prosecutors say attacked Dixon residents Doug and Cheryl Morigeau during a horrific home invasion Dec. 6, pleaded not guilty to several charges last week in Sanders County District Court.  Doug was killed in the attack, having been stabbed 54 times and beat...

Shots fired after hour-long chase

RONAN — A Ronan man tried to run over a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy last week, turning a routine traffic stop into an off-road pursuit that ended when the deputy shot out the fleeing truck’s tires.  According to a press release, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a pickup tru...

Post office changes with the times Post office changes with the times

MISSION VALLEY — The United States Postal Service is drastically changing how it does business, but according to Senior Public Relations Representative Darleen Reid-deMeo, these changes are necessary to ensure the American people will always have a post office. Last week, the USPS announced it will ...

Commission honors citizens, officers Commission honors citizens, officers

POLSON — Polson Police Chief Wade Nash presented lifesaving ribbons and medals at the Feb. 4 Polson City Commission meeting. Citizens honored for a lifesaving act were 12-year-old Kyler Lundeen and 11-year-old Kyle Blixt. Lundeen and Blixt were boating on Aug 3, 2012, when Blixt realized her father ...

Fundraiser for Soup’s On activities planned Fundraiser for Soup’s On activities planned

POLSON — Slide on into the fourth annual Winter Fest on Feb. 23 at the Elks Club. The event will feature a sensational sliced pork entrée prepared by revered chef Guy Hill, of the Old World Deli. Don’t miss celebrated country singer and songwriter Rob Quist beginning at 8 p.m. Quist cap...

Gun debate heats up as weapon sales skyrocket Gun debate heats up as weapon sales skyrocket

After the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead at the hands of gunman Adam Lanza, Washington D.C. politicians from both sides of the aisle and President Obama pledged action in the form of new, stricter gun legislation.  Gun stores in every corner o...

State legislature considers marijuana DUI bill State legislature considers marijuana DUI bill

HELENA — Montana legislators are considering a bill that would create a legal driving limit of 5 nanograms of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) per milliliter of blood for recreational drug users.  As recreational use of marijuana is still illegal, this law will effectively create a lega...

FLIC films fill local theater FLIC films fill local theater

POLSON — Film fans crowded the Showboat Cinema for three days of the inaugural Flathead Lake International Cinemafest Feb. 1 -3.  FLIC kicked off with a champagne soiree at the KwaTakNuq Resort on Feb. 1. Attendees were asked to dress as their favorite movie star or character, so Groucho Marx, ...

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