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Ronan visitor center cabin was a historic stage stop

RONAN –The people running the Mission Mountain Country Visitor Center have figured out where all the cars were coming from on U.S. Highway 93 throughout the summer.  “They come here from all over the world,” said Roland Sager, center employee.  Travelers have stopped in to put their names in a book at the visitor center in Ronan and noted that they’ve traveled from places like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. Center employees Roland Sager, Grace Sager, Linda Dale, and Mary Smith split the week so that someone is at the cabin-style center next to Glacier Bank from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day of the week, except Monday, to give visitors...

Camping guru come to town Camping guru come to town

RONAN – David Woodbury is riding his bike across nine states to bring attention to the benefits of camping, raise money for kids to go camping, and promote his camping website.  On Friday, he stopped in at the Diamond S RV Park and Campground at 46711 Old U.S. Highway 93 to pitch a tent for the...

Locals attend eclipse observing events Locals attend eclipse observing events

LAKE COUNTY – Eclipse viewing glasses sold out across Lake County during the weekend, but several venues provided free glasses and fun for the Monday, August 21, solar event including the Polson and Ronan libraries where people lined up to get a pair of glasses.  According to the National Aeron...

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performed in Mission Valley Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performed in Mission Valley

Montana State University has many outreach programs with an overall mission to serve communities in Montana with art, performances, and education. One of these programs, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, recently brought visiting actors and a live performance to the Mission Valley. Dr. Bruce Jacobsen created...


POLSON — We are presently looking for someone to take over my job. My body is beginning to give me fits although my mind is still all there. The jury is still out on that one, however. There are days when I don’t know if I’ve found a saddle or lost a horse. Bridge results for Tuesday, Au...


oke has disappeared and the sun has come out, I hope there are more smiling faces around town and everyone is enjoying the outside again. Menu for the coming week: —  Wednesday, Aug. 23: Creole steak, vegetables, salad, dessert —   Friday, Aug. 25: birthday dinner - roast beef,...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The only thing you have to fear is fear itself… and spiders. Quilt raffle tickets are still on sale at Valley Bank for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds go to the Flathead Reservation Boys and Girls Club of Lake County. The winner will be announced on Sept. 15. There will ...

Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires

The Blue Bay 1 and 2 fires that broke out on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal land on Thursday, Aug. 10, were dampened by rain, cooler weather and cloud cover on Sunday.  Lightning is the suspected cause of the fires which are burning in the Mission Mountains east of Blue Bay. Brent Burland...

Anderson Broadcasting pulls off Polson’s first Aber Day Reunion Anderson Broadcasting pulls off Polson’s first Aber Day Reunion

POLSON — Hundreds of screaming fans gathered around the stage with empty water bottles, plastic cups and beer cans gathered around their feet to listen to the Mission Mountain Wood Band play. Mick Holien, former voice of the Griz, even counted at one time 44 boats out in the water behind the stage.&nbs...

Father, son share stage at Aber Day Reunion Father, son share stage at Aber Day Reunion

POLSON – Sam Riddle grew up in New York City, but Montana is in his blood.  Riddle, who performed with his father Steve at last Saturday’s Aber Day Reunion concert at the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, was born in Missoula but spent the first 13 years of his life in New York.  Th...

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