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Board advocates concerns about highway expansion Board advocates concerns about highway expansion

RONAN – State and federal highway officials often point out the millions of dollars in road improvements the city of Ronan will receive if a highway expansion project begins as scheduled in 2018. The federal government will foot the bill for almost all of the $40 million expansion that will expand Highway 93 into four lanes split into two couplets, one that travels southbound where First Avenue currently lies, and one that travels northbound where the current highway is situated. But some have expressed concern that the expansion will zoom through Ronan without much regard for what’s best for the town or its green spaces.  “They don’t care about us,”...


Man at large after pursuit

LAKE COUNTY – One suspect was in custody and another was at large last week after a chase, crash and foot pursuit through back roads south of Ravalli on Monday, Jan. 13. Michael Assiniboine, Jr., 26, of St. Ignatius was booked into Tribal Jail after a Montana Highway Patrol trooper apprehended him i...

Filmmaker debuts “Ride the Sky”

“Ride the Sky,” a film about skydiver Joan Carson, debuts Saturday at FLIC during the 10 a.m. screening session.  Filmmaker Paul Gorman attended Redmond High School in Washington State during the ‘60s with Carson, who as a cheerleader was visible around the campus.  A mutual...

FLIC returns for a silver screen weekend

POLSON — Pray for softly falling snow on the weekend of Jan. 24, 25 and 26. That would make it a perfect weekend to settle in at the Showboat Cinema with some popcorn for the Flathead Lake International CineFest.  Dubbed “the most beautiful film festival in the world,” the 2nd annua...

Ronan school board taught about scope of power

RONAN — The power of Montana school board trustees is weak individually, but strong when board members work together effectively.  Debra Silk, associate executive director and general counsel for the Montana Association of School Boards, explained the limitations and expectations of school trus...

School receives $500 Town Pump grant School receives $500 Town Pump grant

RONAN — K. William Harvey Elementary School will use a $500 grant made through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to promote math and science education.  “We’ll buy apps for our iPads and buy things for science night,” Principal Ted Madden said. The purchases help mak...

Linderman School receives math, science funds Linderman School receives math, science funds

POLSON — Linderman Elementary School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school’s math and science program.  Jasmine Spivey, store manager of the Polson Town Pump presented the check to Linderman Principal Tim Finkbeiner on Jan. 16.  ...

Polson speech team finishes second at Bigfork

BIGFORK — Polson High School’s speech team joined 20 other teams to compete at the Bigfork Invitational Speech and Drama meet on Jan. 18.  Although Jon Petersen, head speech coach, said many of the kids took a couple of rounds to get rolling, the team finished second in Class A speech swe...

Polson speech team finishes second at Bigfork

BIGFORK — Polson High School’s speech team joined 20 other teams to compete at the Bigfork Invitational Speech and Drama meet on Jan. 18.  Although Jon Petersen, head speech coach, said many of the kids took a couple of rounds to get rolling, the team finished second in Class A speech swe...

Mission Valley Bridal Fair showcases gowns Mission Valley Bridal Fair showcases gowns

The 2014 Mission Valley Bridal Fair was held at the KwaTaqNuk Resort on Sunday, Jan. 12. Models graced the runway in gowns from Avant Bridal, and local vendors showcased everything a bride needs to plan a beautiful Montana wedding.

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