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Food pantries can use holiday food, funds Food pantries can use holiday food, funds

Clients for food pantries in Polson and Ronan dropped by about 20 percent in September and October, but now numbers are climbing again as the holidays approach and the economy is still uncertain. “We had a record day on Nov. 20,” said Bryan River, manager of Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. “We had 55 households for food alone, not counting people who came for bread and milk.”    Many people donate to the Bread Basket in Ronan and Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry during the holiday season as a way of spreading good cheer. While money is always welcome, folks who would like to donate food are encouraged to bring in a turkey or any part of a Christ...


Christmas tree cutting on national forest land a holiday treat Christmas tree cutting on national forest land a holiday treat

Western Montana’s abundant fir, spruce and pine trees in the Flathead and Lolo National Forests provide a great opportunity to cut your own Christmas tree this season. A short scenic drive, a sharp saw, some twine and a $5 permit are all that’s necessary. The permit is required for each tree t...

Polson’s bridge a fishing hot spot Polson’s bridge a fishing hot spot

Fishermen, I’ve become enamored with the fishing around the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in Polson. The late spring, summer and early fall offer fishing for bait fish by the ton. The same abundant food source that draws the bait fish in warm conditions draws lake trout and whitefish in cold condit...

Fund drive, auction support local public TV

PABLO — KSKC Public TV celebrates its 25th year with an  on-air fundraiser scheduled for the week of Dec. 3 beginning at 6 p.m. daily. The station will be offering two special programs this year. Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry ...

Local photographer, students win grant Local photographer, students win grant

PABLO — Black cloth cloaks the windows; the lights are off; and a rectangle of black paper covers the door. A large adjustable lens affixed to the window controls the light entering the room. Photographer and educator David J. Spear has turned the eighth-grade classroom at Two Eagle River School into a...

WBC embezzler sentenced in federal court WBC embezzler sentenced in federal court

MISSOULA — A former Polson resident accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Western Building Center was sentenced in U.S. District Court Nov. 14. Joshua Davis King, 33, was sentenced to six months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release, the first six months of ...

People’s Voice reaches signature goal for petition People’s Voice reaches signature goal for petition

PABLO — The People’s Voice presented a petition signed by 1,400 eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members to CSKT Chairman Joe Durglo last week, requesting that the Tribal Council “initiate a referendum vote to decide, once and for all, if the balance of the Nez Perce/Salazar...

Subway burglarized

POLSON — Polson resident Scott Harpine allegedly used a bowling pin to break out a window in one of the doors of Subway to gain entry into the building. A small amount of cash and other items were taken during the burglary, and they were found at Harpine’s residence, according to a press release ...

Arlee teenager charged in triple stabbing

ARLEE — According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, the Lake County dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in Arlee Nov. 12 at 5:38 a.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Flathead Police officers and members of the Arlee ambulance crew arrived on scene shortly after and f...

New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing

ARLEE — Located four miles northwest of Arlee, the old South Valley Creek Bridge allowed residents, emergency vehicles, school busses, logging trucks and farm equipment to cross the Jocko River for more than 100 years.  The bridge, owned and maintained by Lake County, was a metal truss design w...

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