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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 between 1997 and 2007, Texas lost 1.5 million acres of farmland.  Even so, according to a press release from the White House, “Innovation in U.S. agriculture has kept America’s farms among the most productive in the world.  U.S. farm sector income reachedthe most productive in the world.  U.S. farm sector income reached a nominal record of $98.1 billion in 2...

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.  ...

Polson rated No. 1 business-friendly city in statewide study Polson rated No. 1 business-friendly city in statewide study

POLSON — This fall Polson finished first in a study entitled “How Business Friendly are Montana’s 25 Largest Cities?” The Montana Policy Institute and Dr. John Hill, president of American Indicators, collected and compared information on Montana’s 25 largest cities and comple...

Polson Chamber awards businesses, individuals

POLSON – The Polson Chamber of Commerce 2012 awards banquet was held Friday, Nov. 2, at the Kwataqnuk Resort. The evening included a cocktail hour, dinner and an awards presentation, followed by music and dancing. The event was sold out this year, with more than 210 in attendance.  Robin Wallac...

Grant to refurbish fairgrounds grandstands Grant to refurbish fairgrounds grandstands

POLSON — With rodeos, concerts, fireworks viewing, rodeo camps and cross-country meets, the Polson fairgrounds grandstands seat a lot of people every year. While the underlying structure is sound on the 70-year-old grandstand, the benches, walkways and decks are in need of replacing. Polson Fairg...

Former reserve officer honored Former reserve officer honored

POLSON — Debbie Hobbs became a Lake County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy in the fall of 2000. Less than three years later, she was on patrol when an auto accident on Polson hill claimed her life.  On Friday, Nov. 2, a section of Highway 93 from just south of Caffrey Road to the intersec...

Gender violence prevention expert to speak

PABLO — Dr. Jackson Katz, who is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, sports culture and the military, will give a multi-media presentation entitled “More Than a Few Good Men: Strategies for Inspiring Men and Boys to be Allies ...


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