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Quarterly meeting addresses concerns Quarterly meeting addresses concerns

PABLO — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Chair Ron Trahan said the Fourth of July is a celebration of freedom and people. A lot of servicemen and women give their lives to keep this land free, and a lot have had their lives changed very drastically because of wounds they’ve suffered. Trahan was speaking at the CSKT quarterly meeting on July 4, a short gathering with tribal members asking questions and commenting. Britt Salois asked what was going on with Energy Keepers, Inc., since he’d heard rumors that the corporation needed $30 million.  Energy Keepers, Inc., CEO Brian Lipscomb spoke to Salois’ comment.  The conveyance price for Kerr D...


Mission Mountain Wood Band draws crowds to Polson park Mission Mountain Wood Band draws crowds to Polson park

The Mission Mountain Wood Band floated in front of Sacajawea Park on the Fourth of July at approximately 8 p.m., highlighting an afternoon of entertainment by Montana Dark Horse and Out in The Woods. The weather was beautiful — blue skies, a little overcast — ordered up specially by band membe...

Hobbs changes plea to guilty Hobbs changes plea to guilty

POLSON — Dennis Hobbs, 56 of Polson, appeared in Judge Manley’s court Wednesday, July 2 for a change of plea. Although Hobbs’ counsel Ben Anciaux asked for an additional week to straighten out verbage in a plea agreement Hobbs signed June 26, Judge Manley was not willing to request anoth...

Pablo woman still missing Pablo woman still missing

PABLO – Authorities are still searching for a missing Lake County woman. Shannon Turner, 40, told her 13-year old daughter she was headed to work in Kalispell when she left her Pablo home on Kennedy Drive at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, her husband, Kevin Turner said. Kevin was able to find out that Shanno...

Mural beckons tourists to downtown Polson Mural beckons tourists to downtown Polson

POLSON — Images of cherry blossoms; a vintage car; powwow dancers; tipis; and an artist painting, will soon grace the eastern outside wall of Lake City Bakery. The symbols were chosen to represent major summer events in the Polson area, including Polson’s car show; the Standing Arrow Powwow; the ...

Fourth of July is rodeo time in Arlee Fourth of July is rodeo time in Arlee

  ARLEE – Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without some explosive power, but for those who make their home in Arlee, the fireworks come through clashes with bulls and broncs, not bursts of light.  The 32nd Open Arlee Rodeo brought out droves of people, in what hometown rodeo ...

Flathead Lakers plan annual meeting

News from the Flathead Lakers  YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate clean water and to learn about working across borders to prevent aquatic invasive species introductions at the Lakers’ annual meeting on Tuesday, July 15. The program begins at 7 ...

Firefighters respond early to breakfast fundraiser Firefighters respond early to breakfast fundraiser

ARLEE – Firefighters started pouring pancake batter over hot griddles at 7 a.m. on the Fourth of July to raise money for department expenses.  “I started making coffee at 5:30 a.m.,” said Dane Morigeau, firefighter and public information officer.  Last year, Morigeau said a ...

Authorities looking for missing Lake County woman

  PABLO – Authorities are searching for a missing Lake County woman. Shannon Turner, 40, told her 13-year old daughter she was headed to work in Kalispell when she left her Pablo home on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., her husband, Kevin Turner said. Kevin was able to find out that...

Will water compact impact cause economy to dry up or stay afloat? Will water compact impact cause economy to dry up or stay afloat?

The melted droplets flowing from snow-packed peaks have carved a course through western Montana that people have used to build civilization and economies for millennia.  First, native people utilized the fish, mammals, and plants that drank from and lived in the flowing waters to sustain their popula...

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