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Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish

Fall Mack Days ended after a grueling last week of the event’s 28 days. Frigid windy winter weather set in the last six days of the fall fishing event. Ice freezing on the boats and equipment was a concern that all anglers had to deal with. The few that continued the last few days were out in some of the coldest days on the water during any of the Mack Days events. Top 10 anglers at the end of the event were: Max Martz, Stevensville, first with 1,111 lake trout entries and a 59.2 15-day average for $700. Second place went to Mike Benson of Lonepine with 981 and a 50.6 15-day average and $650; third was Terry Krogstad, Kalispell, 699 and a 46.6 average, $600; fourth was Scott Bombar...


Public meetings on water compact scheduled

The negotiating teams for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the United States have completed a proposed water rights compact and released it for public review and comment.  The three parties have been working for several years to develop a water rights settlement t...

Domestic violence survivor leads awareness project at local school Domestic violence survivor leads awareness project at local school

PABLO — Two Eagle River School has a tradition of going all out in support of Domestic Violence Prevention month each October. The computer and Photoshop classes produced posters denouncing domestic violence, and the home cultures class made ya-ya dolls to decorate the common area. Purple hearts ins...

Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP

LAKE COUNTY — The nation’s voters poured into polling places on Nov. 6, and Lake County appeared to be no exception to the exceptional turnout. Unofficial results show Republicans winning nearly every local race for the state legislature, with the exception of House District 15, where Democ...

Humble pie: local church assembles pies for apple festival Humble pie: local church assembles pies for apple festival

POLSON — The scent of apples called to passers-by as the door to the basement of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church opened on Nov. 3. There was a hint of cinnamon in the air with back notes of coffee, accompanied by the sound of laughter and the low buzz of visiting.  About 20 people, th...

Greener pastures: forum examines future of local agriculture Greener pastures: forum examines future of local agriculture

RONAN — America was once “the bread basket of the world” with nearly 9 percent of the country’s gross domestic product coming from agriculture in 1950. For the past 10 years, the percentage of the United States’ GDP originating from agriculture has hovered around 1 percent, and ...

Valley View home destroyed in blaze Valley View home destroyed in blaze

Most of a two-story house on Buffalo Bridge Road in Valley View burned on Nov. 1. The home belonged to Shawn and Pam Wilson, and neighbors reported the fire at approximately 9:30 a.m.  Due to charring marks, the fire is believed to have started near the chimney area on the second floor, according to ...

Children find human remains in Pablo

PABLO — According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, partially decomposed human remains were found in an undeveloped, wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The remains were discovered by two children walking through the area. Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said the children may ha...

Democrats rally in Pablo Democrats rally in Pablo

PABLO —At the end of a three-day, whirlwind tour of Indian reservations in Montana, Democratic candidates and their supporters rallied at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on Nov. 1 for an Indian taco dinner.   Salish Kootenai College student volunteers and the Montana Democratic Party...

Dream comes true for Ninepipes Museum Dream comes true for Ninepipes Museum

CHARLO — The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has been a cultural staple in the Mission Valley since 1997. Representing more than a century of culture, history, traditions and stories, the nonprofit museum contains thousands of priceless artifacts and has hosted visitors from around the world.  ...

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