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Beware of rental scam

POLSON — Polson Police would like to warn the public about a rental scam that’s been attempted in the Polson area. In one variation, a suspect will locate a house for rent either by the owner or rental agency on the Internet. The suspect will then advertise the rental on his or her own, posing as the owner or rental agency, according to a press release from Assistant Police Chief Clint Cottle.  When an interested party contacts them, the suspect asks that the rental fees be submitted to them instead of the rightful owner. 

Commissioners to vote on new Ronan library district

RONAN — During the Jan. 30 Ronan City Council meeting, librarian Jolaina Cramer confirmed the Lake County Commissioners would hold a public hearing to decide whether or not to move forward with the creation of a new library district in Ronan.  The City of Ronan was forced to cut library funding...

Providence St. Joseph goes high-tech Providence St. Joseph goes high-tech

POLSON — “We’re in the 21st century, and we’re still scribing on paper,” said Chief Executive Officer James Kiser of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. “The time has come.”  Kiser was describing St. Joe’s changeover from paper charts to electronic re...

Ninepipe Arts Group gears up for ‘event of the season’ Ninepipe Arts Group gears up for ‘event of the season’

CHARLO — For a mere $10 per person, the 12th-annual Ninepipe Arts Group Valentine’s Day Party promises good food, music and companionship cleverly disguised as a fundraiser to benefit arts and culture in the area.  According to event organizer and president of the Ninepipe Arts Group, Car...

Warrior walks for the fallen Warrior walks for the fallen

MISSION VALLEY — The American military is unlike many other militaries in the world. It is 100-percent volunteer. This means that those who serve make the honorable, selfless and noble choice to put themselves between the bullets and the rest of us — and they do it of their own free will.  ...

Valley birders join owl researchers for field day Valley birders join owl researchers for field day

Who sleeps all day, is cute, has big ears and eats 95 percent voles? If you had some other candidates before that last qualifier, the answer is long-eared owls. Denver Holt and Jessica and Matt Larson from the Owl Research Institute in Charlo led a dozen people from Whitefish, Kalispell and Polson...

Sandy Hook fallout extends to local communities Sandy Hook fallout extends to local communities

MISSION VALLEY — Dec. 14, 2012, could very well be marked as the day when everything changed.  Whether that change will be positive or negative remains to be seen.    Sandy Hook According to a press release from the Connecticut State Police dated Dec. 15, Newtown Police rec...

Polson Police Chief, officer sent to ethics training

Polson Police Chief Wade Nash and officer Cory Anderson have been ordered to attend ethics training by the Montana Public Safety Officers Standards and Training Council, or POST.  Anderson must also be evaluated for chemical dependency by a certified evaluator and must follow “any and all&rdquo...

Police still seeking Ronan hit-and-run driver

RONAN — Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said officials continue to investigate the Dec. 11 hit-and-run death of 63-year-old Robert E. Vanguten. According to a press release, Lake County 911 received a report of an unresponsive adult male lying the parking lot of a Ronan tavern Dec. 11 around 8:1...

Weekend promises world-class cinema Weekend promises world-class cinema

POLSON — Polson will join the ranks of cities such as Park City, Utah, and Cannes, France, this weekend as it plays host to the Flathead Lake area’s first ever film festival. The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest will feature 27 independent films, from documentaries to animated shorts, by fi...

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