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CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty

ST. IGNATIUS – Approximately 2,500 oxycodone pills were stolen or unaccounted for from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Pharmacy in St. Ignatius resulting in an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration in March 2017 to March 2018. During the DEA’s inspection of the pharmacy, significant violations of federal law and the DEA’s regulations were also found including a failure to “adequately track records of the controlled substances in the pharmacy” and a failure to report “missing oxycodone pills” to the DEA, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice.  The U.S. Attorney’s O...


City of Polson hires legal staff

POLSON – More than a month after the former city attorney resigned, the Polson City Commission appointed a city attorney and an assistant city attorney to take on the city’s legal needs. Attorney Clinton Fischer is the new city attorney and Joshua Morigeau is the new assistant city attorney. T...

Commission considers unanticipated addition to wastewater treatment facility

POLSON – Commissioners will visit the wastewater treatment facility construction site before deciding whether to approve a request for a $119,000 drainage improvement that was not included in original designs for the project. Kevin Johnson, project manager from DOWL, the engineering firm that design...

Community Christmas tree to be removed, new tree established Community Christmas tree to be removed, new tree established

POLSON — Last year was the final holiday season for an evergreen that has been an emblem of holiday cheer in Polson for years.  The former community Christmas tree is located between Showboat Cinemas and Glacier Bank on Main Street. It will not be lit this year, and it will be removed before th...

Man killed in hit and run

PABLO – A 20-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run incident on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 53 in Pablo on Dec. 8. The victim has been identified as Aiden Michael Finley of Polson. (See related obituary on page 34.) Montana Highway Patrol Sargent Chan Barry said the incident occurred arou...

Police arrest another person involved in shooting

RONAN – A man involved in a November shooting and robbery incident with a 16-year-old in Ronan was found and arrested in Polson.  A Polson Police officer arrested Darius Samuel McDougall, 21, on Thursday, Dec. 6, for his alleged involvement in a robbery at a residence at the 300 block of 12th A...

DNRC responds to 'People’s Compact' inquiries

News from the DNRC  MONTANA – In response to a growing number of inquiries regarding a “People’s Compact” circulating among citizens and media in Western Montana, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Director John Tubbs released the following s...

With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House

HELENA — A proposed change to the way the House considers bills has been tabled, for now. In November, Democrats and some Republicans on the Legislative Council proposed rule changes that would allow lawmakers to move bills to the House floor with a simple majority vote, instead of the supermajority...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jim Mathias was driving a truck after high school but decided he couldn’t keep doing that. He had always wanted to be in the Army and to jump out of airplanes. His mother discouraged his enlistment, but it wasn’t her decision to make, and he enlisted in the Army in December of 1969. His recruiter...

Polson seniors for Dec. 12, 2018

POLSON — My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance … we’ll see about that. Have you had your See’s Candy fix yet? We have an assortment of See’s Candy on hand. Come on in and join our card groups. Patricia Kelly scored 1500 points with her double run in pino...

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