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Local girl has her own Harley Local girl has her own Harley

RONAN — “He was kind of rowdy in the steer show,” Megan Evelo said.  Megan, 10, was talking about Harley, her 4-H market beef project.  A mini Hereford steer, Harley and Megan have been buds since November of 2013. Megan is 10, and she’s barely taller than Harley, her third steer.  At the Lake County Fair, Harley weighed in at 786 pounds.  For minis, Megan said a steer had to weigh more than 550 pounds and less than 950 pounds. She likes the minis, she said.   Harley eats grass hay and Show-Rite grain, Megan said. She didn’t plan to sell him at the market sale since the pair is headed to the Missoula County Fair.   &...

Summerfest combines car show, art, more

POLSON — Anderson Radio Broadcasting organized a new summer event called Summerfest that will embrace the previous car show and other events during the Sandpiper Art Festival weekend, Aug. 8 and 9. The community-wide celebration of summer will offer several activities, events and opportunities, and ...

Man appeals DUI sentence to Montana Supreme Court

HELENA – A habitual drinking and driving offender from Lake County appealed to the Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 1 claiming he was illegally sentenced.  Dillard Cody Miller, 68, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby for a felony conviction of DU...

Best blooming residence, business winners chosen Best blooming residence, business winners chosen

POLSON — Lipstick-colored roses, blooming annuals, mounds of perennials and ornamental trees are only a few of the flowering plants and trees that judges for the Polson in Bloom contest had to compare. Then they had to pick winners and two runners-up. The Beautification Committee of Envision Polson,...

Bucket biology causing problems in local water bodies

POLSON — State and tribal wildlife officials have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and coordinated extensive education efforts to try to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species, but new human-introduced species are still making their way into local water bodies. Authorities say the new sp...

Auto enthusiasts showcase beauties Auto enthusiasts showcase beauties

RONAN — More than 30 cars faced off Saturday on the Community Bank lawn for the Ronan Pioneer Days annual car show.  A red and white mini-me toy car held its own against a matching 1955 Crown Victoria owned by Marvin and Marie Taber of Whitefish. A similar-colored cherry red ’57 Thunde...

Two maids a-milking, seven girls a-sewing Two maids a-milking, seven girls a-sewing

RONAN – The beef cattle, sheep, goats and swine formed long, twisting lines that took hours to judge last week at the Lake County fair, but tucked into the schedule were some events that are holding on to existence with only a few competitors.  Sierra Hutchin of Charlo competed with her diary c...

Round Pen Shoot Out comes to town

RONAN — Taking an unbroken colt and turning it into a rideable horse can take months or even years at a normal pace, but three experienced horse trainers will step into a Ronan rodeo arena this weekend with intent to do the impossible: break a horse in three hours.  The Rocky Mountain Breeders ...

Fires burn Flathead Reservation, restrictions kick in Thursday

  RONAN — Two lightning-caused wildfires are filling Mission Valley skies with smoke, and the Flathead Reservation will enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 7 in hopes of preventing future incidents. " We're in full swing, as you can see with all the smok...

Authorities searching for missing woman Authorities searching for missing woman

News from Lake County Sheriff's Office and CSKT Police RONAN — Lake County Sheriff's Office and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police are searching for a 55-year-old Ronan woman who was last seen at her home around midnight on Sunday evening.   Linda Santos Altamarino was reporte...


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