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Volunteers clean-up Polson area Volunteers clean-up Polson area

POLSON — Winter’s snow has melted away, but the trash decided to stay.  So on Friday, April 29, Polson community members headed-out with garbage bags and gloves to clean the sides of roads and parks during the Clean Up Green Up event sponsored by Envision Polson Beautification Committee. “It is important for people to take ownership in the area that they live,” said Mary Jensen of Envision Polson.  The group asked volunteers to collect debris in areas that needed the most help, like along Highway 93. Volunteer Judy Preston helped eight low-risk lawbreakers that qualified to serve their sentence by volunteering, with the help of the Lake County S...

Public comment sought for proposed public dock at Wild Horse Island

POLSON – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed public dock installation at the Wild Horse Island unit, part of Flathead Lake State Park. Public comments will be accepted through Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5 p.m. The proposed project would place...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Please come and join us at the St. Ignatius Senior Center where we offer home cooked lunches that are prepared fresh and served every Tuesday and Friday at noon. We also serve dinner on the first and third Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. The next evening meal will be on May 4. Meals can ...


RONAN — We open at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for coffee, pool, cards, puzzles, conversation, etc. Volunteer hosts or hostesses are needed to serve coffee.  Stop by and see our new kitchen and meeting room improvements. We hope to have half of our new heating/cooling system in shortly...


POLSON — OK, so do you remember that Friday night Bingo will be suspended until sometime in September?  Did you remember that Mother’s Day is on May 8 and we have an assortment of See’s Candy? Eh? Think about it. Get your toenails trimmed here on May 11. Show your bridge stuff...

Mussels strong concern for Flathead Lake Mussels strong concern for Flathead Lake

In an area that encourages tourists during the summer months, when it comes to invasive species, not all visitors are welcome to Flathead Lake.  Zebra and quagga mussels are a huge concern for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation Natural Resources Department.  ...

Arbor Day is Friday Arbor Day is Friday

LAKE COUNTY — Trees make a world of difference — they clean the air and water, slow climate change, ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss and feed the human soul, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. The annual day set aside to plant and care for trees is Friday, commemorating the first...

Town comes together to celebrate Earth Day Town comes together to celebrate Earth Day

ARLEE – It was a busy day in the town on Friday’s Earth Day as several groups collaborated to plant trees, clean up and tell stories. “Today is a special day to clean up the world,” Tribal elder Stipn Smallsalmon said before kicking off the celebration with an honor song accompanie...

State government holds meeting on reservation State government holds meeting on reservation

It was an historic day between two governments on Wednesday, April 20, at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Headquarters in Pablo. In the tribal council room the doors were opened up for the Montana State Board of Land Commissioners to hold their regular board meeting with tribal council members...

Board to update Ronan Airport master plan Board to update Ronan Airport master plan

RONAN — Ronan Airport has been awarded a $202,642 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for updating the existing airport master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.  Rick Newman, Chairman of the Airport Board that includes Polson and St. Ignatius airports, stres...


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