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Ambulance services combine Ambulance services combine

ST. IGNATIUS – Mission Valley Ambulance is in the process of dissolving after being unable to get insurance coverage — which is a positive thing. “Good things are going to happen and we will have more opportunities open up and more resources,” said Gwen Couture, director of Mission Valley Ambulance. Polson and Ronan Ambulance Service will purchase Mission Valley Ambulance for an amount yet to be determined to fix that insurance issue. Tim Brester, owner of Polson and Ronan Ambulance Service, is providing insurance coverage for the Mission service so they can continue to respond to calls while the details are being worked out on the sale, which also allows th...

Fundraiser brings in dollars for public television Fundraiser brings in dollars for public television

PABLO — Roy Bigcrane stood behind the director’s control panel during the second night of the live annual fundraiser for KSKC-TV on Thursday and gave the signal to begin broadcasting to televisions across the Flathead Indian Reservation. Corwin (Corky) Clairmont sat down to paint as the broadc...


ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center at Weissinger Street will have its Christmas/ holiday dinner on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. We invite all of you to attend and enjoy our companionship. We will be ending our silent auction for those who are looking for Christmas gifts for that special someone, as well a...

Efforts underway to contain invasive mussel spread Efforts underway to contain invasive mussel spread

News from Flathead Lake Biological Station, DNRC and FWP MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have now detected mussels at four locations in Montana. Fortunately, these mussels have not been detected in Flathead Lake, the Flathead watershed nor anywhere in Northwest Montana. Invasive zebra...

Bringing Joy Bringing Joy

POLSON — Bells were ringing and folks were singing in the season in Polson as the Mission Valley Choral Society presented its annual Christmas Concert to a packed house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday. The Copeland Memorial Ringers joined the choir, led by longtime Polson High School band...

Irrigation board contemplates budget Irrigation board contemplates budget

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control is considering hiring a consulting firm to help sort out the issues with the water rights adjudication process before the issue goes to Montana Water Court. “We are here today because a couple months ago the DNRC sent out letters with adjudica...

Survey reveals local support for proposed events center

POLSON — Appointing an advisory committee looks to be the next step for the Lake County commissioners if they want to move forward on building a multi-purpose events center in the area. Consultant Billie Lee presented the results of a feasibility study to the commissioners on Thursday, Dec. 8. She w...

Briefs for Dec. 14, 2016

U.S. Senate passes Blackfeet water compact News from the office of Senator Steve Daines WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Blackfeet water compact in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation Act, which authorizes the Blackfeet water compact and ends decad...


POLSON — This cold weather makes the fog rise up over the water on the lake. I tried to catch some but I mist. We have an assortment of See’s Candy for sale here and it’s still only $18 per box. Both the veterans’ representative and the hearing clinic will be here on Dec. 20. Ou...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Why are Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen always wet … because they are Rain Deer. If you want to stay dry and warm you’re welcome to join us for lunch or dinner, play Bingo and visit with old friends. We serve lunch every Tuesday and Friday at noon, and Bingo is played af...

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