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Invasive species threaten Mission Valley Invasive species threaten Mission Valley

MISSION VALLEY — According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Library, invasive species are defined as, “non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.”  Invasive species can be flora, fauna, or microorganisms. They range in size from a single-celled microorganism to a massive golden willow tree. Their populations vary from one to millions upon millions of individual organisms, but they all have one thing in common: they do not belong here, and they are causing many, many problems.  Despite the best...


SKC president resigns SKC president resigns

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College President Dr. Luana Ross resigned last week, citing “Irreconcilable visions between myself and some members of the governing board.” According to a press release, Ross’ resignation is effective immediately. SKC Board of Directors Chairman Jim Durglo ...

Fisher fatality still under investigation

POLSON — Pablo resident Nathan Fisher suffered blunt force injuries in a one-car crash in Valley View on Oct. 6. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m. when Fisher, 25, was driving south on Valley View Road in Polson. The Mercury Mountaineer he was driving drifted across the road, broke through the fenc...

School board raises administrative salaries School board raises administrative salaries

POLSON — Trustees voted 4 to 2 at the October school board meeting to give administrators in the Polson School District a 2-percent raise. In addition to the salary increase, administrators received two more personal days, bringing their total up to seven per year. Each administrator also receives full...

Individuals, agencies honored for standing against domestic violence Individuals, agencies honored for standing against domestic violence

POLSON — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Education and Services hosted its annual “Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence” awards luncheon at the Big Sky Art Bistro on Oct. 10.  “These awards were a result of nominations from throughout La...

Polson candidate forum showcases civility Polson candidate forum showcases civility

POLSON — In an election season marred by blind accusations, distortion of facts and horrific political attack ads featuring mudslinging and half-truths by both parties at the state and federal level, civility has become an uncommon phenomenon.  That was not the case during the Polson Chamber of...

Polson man celebrates 90 years Polson man celebrates 90 years

POLSON — “Harding was still president,” Melvin “Mel” Mohler said, of his birth on Oct. 25, 1922. “I’ve gone through 17 presidents.” Polson resident Mohler said one of his fondest memories was listening to Herbert Hoover’s inauguration on the radio at s...

Heart and Soul plans neighborhood get-together

Polson Heart and Soul Project kicks off its first neighborhood gathering at McCrumb’s Barn, 33213 Finley Point Rd., 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.  Fun, good conversation and free food are planned and babysitting services are available.  Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend with special em...

Public hearing planned on recreation rules

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council of the Flathead Indian Reservation announces the availability of proposed recreation regulations for the 2013-14 Bird Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Regulations for non-members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28,...

PBC puts on pumpkin-painting contest PBC puts on pumpkin-painting contest

POLSON — Pumpkins are a big part of Halloween, and to combine the two Polson Business Community is sponsoring a pumpkin painting contest. All pumpkin painters are encouraged to enter the contest. Age divisions are: 0 to 4 years, 5 to 9 years, 10 to 14 years and 15 and up.   Pumpkins should b...

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