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It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low

POLSON — Snowpack is lower than average throughout western Montana. And, the Flathead basin received the least amount of snow, compared to average, of any region in western Montana.  The upper Clark Fork basin, near Butte, has seen the highest percentage of average snowpack in western Montana, and the region is at 94 percent of average snowpack. The Flathead basin received 89 percent of average snowpack by Jan. 11, according to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal hydrologist Casey Ryan. “We expected a warm dry winter and that’s about what we’re getting,” Ryan said. He said an early October snowstorm brought over six inches of snow to higher...

Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race

POLSON – One hundred plus marathoners competed in the Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon on Saturday afternoon and braved 13.1 miles in mid 20-degree-temperatures with ice-covered uneven surfaces along the trail.  The Polson Running group organized the race for the sixth year to provide runne...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”  - Ronald Reagan The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 to 4:30. We will have our general board meeting to elect new board members after our evening meal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.  ...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

POLSON — You know, of course, that the quips I put in this column are taken from others; I’m not clever enough to come up with them on my own. Interestingly enough, stealing ideas from one person is called ‘plagiarism.’ Stealing them from many is called ‘research.’ Bing...

Ronan Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

RONAN — Well another year has come and gone. I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.  On Monday, Jan. 21, cards will be played at the center at 6:30 p.m.  On Friday, Jan. 25, we will hold our monthly birthday dinner.  The craft ladies will be doing the...

Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year

Lunacy might be defined as jumping into the wintery water of Flathead Lake at temperatures barely above freezing, wearing nothing more than swimsuits or clothes more suitable for a summer day, but as human nature goes, many people are up for doing crazy things.   The Polson Polar Plunge is an annual ...

CSKT reminds people of seasonal land closures

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Dan McClure, chief of the Tribal Conservation Program, announces the posting and enforcement of the following seasonal closure. The Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit’s tribally owned lands are closed to all recreational access and use by non...

Missed athletes recognized on Wall of Fame

RONAN – There are going to be some new names and pictures added to Ronan High School’s “Wall of Fame” this month. The “Wall of Fame” originated in the early 1970s with the intent of recognizing all Ronan High School athletes who achieved All-state status.  Requirem...

Friends support local woman battling cancer Friends support local woman battling cancer

POLSON – Mary Rensvold is facing a breast cancer diagnosis with a team at her side.  Rensvold’s friend, Shelley Croft, is organizing a fundraiser to offset medical costs. The Friday, Jan. 18 fundraiser will feature a spaghetti dinner, a live auction and a silent auction. The event will be...

GOP lawmakers considering new anti-abortion bills GOP lawmakers considering new anti-abortion bills

Anti-abortion legislation has failed consistently under Gov. Steve Bullock’s tenure, but three bills, and perhaps more, are in the works before the 2019 session begins. As he did in 2017, Sen. Al Olszewski, R-Kalispell, has requested a bill that would ban abortions after a fetus is considered &ldquo...

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