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Credit card security breach over

LAKE COUNTY — It is safe to break out the plastic at local grocery stores again. Spokane-based distributor URM Stores announced Dec. 2 that a cyber attack that stole account information of many customers across the Pacific Northwest was over.  The attack affected customers of many banks in Mission Valley who shopped at URM member stores that include Pablo Family Foods, Rod’s Harvest Foods and Super 1 Foods. The stores were not at fault for the data breach. Local banks also weren’t responsible, but had to reimburse their customers for thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges.  On Nov. 25 URM Stores alerted member stores that it likely suffered a security b...


Polson teen, horse compete in USHJAA show Polson teen, horse compete in USHJAA show

Montana and horses paints images of cowboys at a trot out across the sagebrush, checking cows or gathering for branding. But a group of riders at Full Sail Farm north of Polson ride English saddles and wear jodhpurs and high boots.    One rider is Polson High School senior Monika Frame. Frame...

Homegrown radishes on school menu Homegrown radishes on school menu

Bitter cold has snuffed the life out of the last of any fruits and vegetables living along the valley floor in recent weeks; but on the day before Thanksgiving, Ronan High School students dug up radishes in a late harvest protected by a warm greenhouse. The radish growing project is part of a multi-facete...

St. Ignatius man killed in wreck

 OPPORTUNITY— Kenneth Teeple, 81, of St. Ignatius was killed in a car wreck that occurred near Opportunity at approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday. Teeple was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 when his sport utility vehicle left the roadway crossed a fence and hit a bridge embankment, said Anacond...

CSKT appeals proposed constitutional amendment

  PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes filed an appeal with the Interior Board of Appeals of the United States Department of the Interior.  The appeal came in response to a Sept. 20 decision by BIA Northwest Regional Director Stanley Speaks to hold a secretarial election....

Only 5 vote difference in FJBC election

POLSON —  Results of a mail election polling Flathead Indian Irrigation Project irrigators have been canvassed and the final figures are close — 36,593 for and 36,588 against.  Irrigators may have one to several hundred votes based on how many irrigable acres they own. The irrigat...

Outcry over racially insensitive remarks brings response

RAVALLI — As of Monday afternoon the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes had not received an apology from Ravalli County Commissioners in regards to racially offensive statements allegedly made by County Planning Board Chairman Jan Wisniewski of Darby.  According to media reports, Wisniewsk...

Reservation road kill off limits for non-tribal members Reservation road kill off limits for non-tribal members

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Twenty-two big game animals were scraped from Montana highways and salvaged for the dinner table last week, but it’s unlikely any scenes from the Roadkill Cafe played out in Lake County. “The law does not apply to tribal lands,” Fish Wildlife, and Parks spoke...

Convicted kidnapper asks court to consider new evidence

POLSON — A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year-old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has asked the Montana Supreme Court to consider new evidence in the case, although it’s unclear what the new evidence is. In a petition filed Nov. 20, Chuck Devlin ...

Shoppers support local businesses during Small Business Saturday Shoppers support local businesses during Small Business Saturday

POLSON — With Christmas day just 25 days away, many small businesses in Polson and Ronan were ready for the holidays with lights, wreaths, Christmas trees and ornaments just in time for Small Business Saturday Nov. 30. American Express started the day four years ago to encourage shoppers to support ...

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