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Dog-friendly fundraiser nets $3K for shelter Dog-friendly fundraiser nets $3K for shelter

POLSON — The track at Linderman Elementary School went to the dogs Saturday morning, but these canines were quite well-behaved … mostly.  The Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s annual Doggy Dash, a fundraiser where dog owners can collect pledges for walking laps with their pets to support the shelter, kicked off bright and early on a crisp, sunny late-summer morning perfect for a stroll with the dogs. A couple dozen locals came out with their canine companions, ranging from a tiny Yorkie to a Great Dane, to support the no-kill shelter’s efforts to care for and find homes for neglected animals in the Mission Valley.  “We appreciate everything every...


Fly-in fills Polson Airport Fly-in fills Polson Airport

POLSON — With sunshine and cool temperatures, weather was good as retired pilot Elsie Culver celebrated her 95th birthday at the Polson Fly-In on Saturday. In her youth, Culver learned to fly when she worked at the legendary Johnson Flying Service in Missoula. She thought she should become a pilot sinc...

Native Lands and Wilderness Council gathers at SKC Native Lands and Wilderness Council gathers at SKC

PABLO — Wilderness lands, national parks and roadless areas occupy a fraction of our modern world. It can be easy to forget what the land looked like before modern civilization, what the animals, trees, rivers and streams once were and what they once meant — and still mean — to the indigeno...

Swimmer hit, killed by boat

POLSON — A man in town for a relative’s funeral was struck and killed by a power boat while swimming in Skidoo Bay, northeast of Polson, at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. John G. Darrah, 45, Cambridge, Mass., was swimming approximately 300 feet from shore, according to witnesses, when the...

Local charged with 10th DUI

POLSON — A 67-year-old Polson-area resident with nine DUI convictions under his belt was charged with a 10th last week in Lake County District Court. Gerald Johnson, an employee of the Jolly Pack Rat secondhand store, whose driver’s license bears an Oldtown, Idaho, address, pleaded not guilty to ...

Water rights meetings heat up Water rights meetings heat up

POLSON — With a public meeting on Sept. 4 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and a negotiating session on Sept. 5 at 9 a.m., water rights were on the front burner at the KwaTuqNuk Resort and Casino last week.  At the evening public meeting, Wade Irion, a professional engineer with DOWL HKM, a regional engine...

Ronan VFW finds shelter for homeless veteran

RONAN — Johnney Reynolds is a Vietnam War veteran from the Flathead Reservation area. He is also homeless.  “(The homeless veterans) are the hardest,” said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5652 service officer Bert Todd. “There’s always a reason why they’re homeless. ...

Garden of 1,000 Buddhas celebrates 8th annual peace festival Garden of 1,000 Buddhas celebrates 8th annual peace festival

JOCKO VALLEY — Eleven years ago, Tibetan Buddhist Lama Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche had a vision of creating an international place of peace. A place accepting of every political, religious, economic and cultural ideal where every sentient being is welcome; a place of harmony and acceptance. In J...

Pitts to rope in Vegas Pitts to rope in Vegas

POLSON — The weather was beautiful for the regional finals of the United Indian Rodeo Association held at Polson Fairgrounds on Sept. 8 and 9. Local calf roper Zanen Pitts advanced to the finals in Las Vegas, Nev. with a 15.2 run at Sunday’s rodeo. Although he competed in the bulldogging in co...

Polson farmer raises giant pumpkins with tender loving care Polson farmer raises giant pumpkins with tender loving care

Fall is a time of plenty. With the change in seasons comes a change in the weather, the leaves, the food, the sky, the recreation and often, the clothing.  Farmers begin to harvest their crops; the days get shorter and colder; and bonfires with friends become a welcome distraction. For the past fo...

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