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Be careful — it only takes a spark Be careful — it only takes a spark

ST. IGNATIUS – Combined efforts from the St. Ignatius Fire Department and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire conquered a 20-acre fire started by a straw baler last Monday afternoon.  “It’s dry enough that it only takes a spark,” St. Ignatius Fire Chief Martin Frazzini said. Fire danger is extreme. “We are at the highest alert level,” he said. “It has the potential to be one of the worst fire seasons this year. We are going to be busy.” Precautions are necessary. Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect Aug. 1 on the Flathead Reservation, which still allows for campfires in “recreation sites...


Fireworks threaten Polson homes

POLSON — Fireworks caused a 5.5-acre fire near Polson hill on July 31 at about 7:30 p.m.  With 10 to 20-foot-high flames subsiding to a five to six foot blaze, the fire burned up the dry grassy hill, but was stopped when it reached Long Lake Drive. Law enforcement had contacted residents in ...

Lacey Todd wins pizza for her class

POLSON — Monday, Dec. 21, was an especially great day to be a second grader in Mrs. Nordberg’s room at Linderman Elementary School. Lacey Todd, 7, won a pizza party for her second grade class. Lacey participated in the Book It program sponsored by Pizza Hut. Each child who redeems his or her B...

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