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Old city dock decking torn off, soon to be replaced Old city dock decking torn off, soon to be replaced

POLSON — The old city docks are a thing of the past. On Monday May 21, McCrumb Construction and Marine’s barge removed the planks and concrete from the top of the dock. Left in place are the pilings and the center of dock filled with rocks. The pilings will be cut down a few inches and a new top will be installed.  With a design/build project, we can take it a little bit at a time, according to Karen Sargeant, Polson interim city manager. The more traditional way to build something is with a design, bid and build format, but the city and Polson Redevelopment Agency chose go with a design/build project. One advantage is that it works with the contractor and their timel...


Arlee woman killed in highway collision Arlee woman killed in highway collision

 ARLEE — An Arlee woman lost her life Friday afternoon when her car struck a commercial truck head-on.  Montana State Trooper Terrance Rosenbaum said Carol Mapston, 72 of Arlee, was southbound in the Schall Flats area when, according to witnesses, her green Cadillac drifted into the northb...

Arlee graduates 32 seniors Arlee graduates 32 seniors

ARLEE — Thirty two of Arlee’s best and brightest moved on to the next chapter of their lives Sunday as they graduated from Arlee High School during a moving and passionate  ceremony.  Superintendent George Linthicum began the ceremony with a few brief words from the heart, eliciting ...

Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26 Charlo High graduates celebrate May 26

CHARLO — In a graduation address with props, graduation speaker Christina Madsen, aided by senior Brandon Bruning, unfurled a tape measure 82 feet across the Charlo gym. Why did Madsen chose 82? Because 82 is the average age people live.  She showed the graduating seniors the length of high sch...

FWP seeks comment on wolf hunting, trapping proposals

MISSION VALLEY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently held a commission meeting regarding proposed changes for the upcoming 2013-14 wolf hunting and trapping seasons.  The proposed changes are numerous and far reaching, “but not final by any means,” said FWP communication and e...

K-O Auto to donate car to deserving local resident

RONAN — Dino Di Giulio started Body Best Collision in Sonoma, Calif. in 1990 when he was 21 years old. Opening the business took every dollar he’d ever saved, but after 20 years in business and lots of growth, Di Giulio decided it was time to give back to his community. “I felt like ther...

Judge raises restitution in murder case

POLSON — Diana Cote and her three sons appeared before District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher seeking additional restitution in the murder of her daughter, Tasheena Craft.  Craft was brutally murdered in 2007. Her murderer, Kelly Birmingham, is serving a 100-year sentence in the Montana State P...

Traffic control subcontractor declares bankruptcy

POLSON — Bad weather or problems with machines could have caused slowdowns on the Skyline Drive project, but no one involved with the project would have considered the primary traffic control subcontractor, Highway Technologies, could disappear.  But according to a press release from Roland God...

Ronan Middle School archery hits the mark Ronan Middle School archery hits the mark

As confident as Ronan Middle School teacher Crystal Pitts looks behind a bow, a passive observer might never guess that until three years ago she’d never shot a one. An avid pistol shooter, Pitts said archery was something her husband and sons enjoyed, but she’d never had the same app...

Trucking company fined for East Shore spill Trucking company fined for East Shore spill

POLSON — Keller Transportation Inc. of Billings recently was fined for a 2008 spill of 6,380 gallons of gasoline on Montana Highway 35. This resulted in gasoline “entering springs along Flathead Lake, impacting groundwater as well as the lake,” according to a May 7 press release from the Un...

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