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Fourth of July festivities abound throughout county

There are many opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4 throughout in Polson, Charlo and Arlee. Polson The colorful and patriotic Polson Centennial 4th of July Parade organized by the Envision Polson! Youth Committee the Polson Kiwanis Club begins at noon. The parade will begin at Cherry Valley Elementary School on the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue. The route will be down (north) Main Street, turning right on 3rd Ave West, in front of Polson Hallmark. The parade participants will continue to the parking lot at Linderman School for disassembly of the floats. Entry forms for the parade can be picked up at Polson Chamber of Commerce office. The forms hav...


Funds needed for fireworks

POLSON — Next Thursday is the Fourth of July, a day to celebrate the United States of America’s independence. For many folks that means parades, family barbecues, swimming in the lake, and then, when it gets dark, chrysanthemums and spider fireworks bursting into bloom above Flathead Lake. &nb...

Traveling petting zoo delights residents Traveling petting zoo delights residents

RONAN — Small droppings marked the trail to the petting zoo Thursday — right up the concrete steps and through the doors of the St. Luke Extended Care Facility in Ronan.  Custodians, nurses and aides didn’t mind keeping tabs on little messes, because the heifer, the pony, the bunnie...

Culture camp passes on old ways Culture camp passes on old ways

NORTH VALLEY CREEK — Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp is part of summer at Salish Kootenai College, and this year it was held from June 9 to 14. Although it always rains, this year they only had one day of rain and some showers — not enough to slow down the students, who showed up w...

Jocko Irrigation District withdraws from FJBC

News from the Jocko  Irrigation District ARLEE — In a 2-1 vote, the three Jocko Irrigation District representatives voted to withdraw from the Flathead Joint Board of Control on June 14. Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher voted yes, and Boone Cole voted against.  The three representat...

CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal

PABLO — The Cooperative Management Entity for the Flathead Irrigation District met at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal complex on June 12. In reorganizing the board, CSKT Council member Leonard Gray was chosen as chair with Ted Hein as vice chair. The board heard a report from hydrolog...

Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control met on June 10 for their monthly meeting.  Attorney Jon Metropoulos reported on the two law suits in which the FJBC is involved.  One is a suit filed by the Western Montana Water Users in December against the Flathead, Jock and Mission ...

Library reading nooks open around town Library reading nooks open around town

POLSON — If archaic stereotypes are true, all librarians are all bun-wearing, grey-haired ladies wearing cardigans with a Kleenex pushed up their sleeve and rubber-soled shoes. They fiercely shush people so it’s quiet in the library and stamp out fun.  Not so in Polson.  Here libr...

Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd

RONAN — Hundreds of runners and walkers showed up en masse last weekend as Ronan hosted a Lake County 4-H 5K run, breaking the ice of a chilly winter and spring while driving the running and walking enthusiasts outdoors once more. One runner, Polson resident Greg Collins, said he had just finished a se...

Butler to be tried as an adult, gag order issued

POLSON — Nathan Adam Butler, the Arlee teen accused of stabbing his 51-year-old stepfather to death and injuring his mother and another man last November, will be tried as an adult.  Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a weapon, all feloni...

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