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Whitetail population up, wolf harvest down Whitetail population up, wolf harvest down

As the 2012 hunting season drew to a close, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials were hopeful that whitetail deer populations may be on the rise.  “We’re cautiously optimistic that the whitetail deer population is increasing again in our area of northwest Montana,” said FWP communication education program officer John Fraley.  According to a press release, six Northwest Montana check stations located throughout the region are tasked with creating a representative sample of the area’s harvest. More complete data will be available after the telephone hunter surveys are conducted next spring.  The 2012 season saw a total of 17,635 hunters &...


Ten Sticks Lacrosse Club promotes leadership, culture Ten Sticks Lacrosse Club promotes leadership, culture

PABLO — Alex Alviar, 10 Sticks Lacrosse Club’s founder and former head coach, says he fell in love with the game when he was 12 years old. The love of the game took him all over the country and made him into an All-American. Even so, he said he never understood the depth and berth of the game&rsq...

Local man works in Hurricane Sandy aftermath Local man works in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

It was 10:30 p.m. late in October when local businessman Dennis DeVries received a call from the Federal Emergency Agency. By 12:30 a.m., he had a plane ticket to New York City. DeVries had signed up to be a FEMA worker a couple of years earlier.   Photos and stories about Hurricane Sandy and her ...

Water rights teams answer questions, field comments Water rights teams answer questions, field comments

POLSON — During a five-day road trip around Western Montana, the negotiating teams for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the United States brought the proposed Water Rights Compact to Polson and solicited comments and questions at a meeting on Nov. 28. From Polson...

Complaints against JP winner dismissed

The Lake County Justice of the Peace race was unusual this year as 12 candidates threw their hats in the ring. Former Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall resigned after the primary election, opening the position to candidates.  Arlee Attorney Joey Jayne, won with 2,142 votes, and Rick Schoening was secon...

Juneau, Welch race headed for recount

Former Ronan High School Principal Sandy Welch, who finished second to Denise Juneau in the race for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, plans to request a recount.  After Montana’s election canvass on Nov. 27, Welch had five days to request a recount. To qualify for a recount, an ele...

Retired Ronan teachers honored Retired Ronan teachers honored

Former Ronan educators Jim and Cathy Gillhouse were recognized on Oct. 28 as distinguished educators and inducted into the Educator’s Hall of Fame by their alma mater, Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. The recognition took place during homecoming ceremonies.   Jim was a teacher in Ronan fo...

Live auction wraps up public TV fundraiser

The very popular KSKC live on-air auction will wrap up Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The 15th annual KSKC live auction with Rudy King as auctioneer continues to grow. Viewers can call in bids, and people are welcome to come to the campus at SKC in Pablo to participate in-person. The auction will be held...

Art gallery to open in Mission Art gallery to open in Mission

MISSION — One doesn’t have to stray far from home on the Flathead Reservation to find outstanding works of art. Amateur and professional sculptors, painters, carvers, welders and masons from all walks of life call the area home, but sadly, few have an outlet to showcase these incredible works of ...

PHS travels to Libby for speech competition

LIBBY — Polson forensics teams competed at the Libby Invitational Speech and Drama Meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Polson High School placers included: Kylie Koberg, Memorized Public Address, third   Eryn McGinnis and Camila Graf, Humorous Duo Acting, fourth  Tommy Mercer, Lincoln-Dougl...

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