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‘Park After Dark’ winter hike offered at Lone Pine State Park

KALISPELL — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from  7:30-9 p.m. experience Lone Pine State Park on a wintery night on this full moon hike. Moon views vary depending on cloud cover, but you’re guaranteed a nighttime adventure that experiences the park after hours. Be sure to dress for the weather. Trails are typically icy at this time of year, so wear micro spikes like Yaktrax if there’s snow on the ground. We’ll have snowshoes available if needed. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register, as space is limited. Cost is $4 per hiker ($8 entry fee for non-resident vehicles).


Attend ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Concert

POLSON — The Polson Fairground Amphitheatre is the site of the “Here Comes the Sun” concert. This concert celebrates the sounds and songs of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.


Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Experience ‘Lights under the Big Sky’

RONAN — On Saturday, Dec. 11, “Lights Under the Big Sky” will provide fun and entertainment for residents of the Mission Valley at the Ronan Fairgrounds from 5-9 p.m. There will be holiday lights displays; family activities and Santa.


Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Spring Mack Days event postponed News from CSKT

FLATHEAD LAKE — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Mack Days event has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s order went into effect on Saturday, March 28. The CSKT Tribal Fisheries Program and CSKT’s Tribal Council will evaluate the situation by April 10 when the governor could lift the order. Anglers who have signed up for the program are asked to check their emails frequently. For further information and updates, please visit the Mack Days website at

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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone

POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to:, for more information.

Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.


NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.


Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.


Saturday, May 21

Anderson Broadcasting hosts Trades Fair


POLSON — Businesses are invited to participate in this exciting and unique marketing opportunity scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Polson High School. The festive environment and tradition of the Trades Fair makes it convenient and fun for potential customers to experience your product or service. For more information go to: or call 406-883-9200.


Learn about library’s summer reading program


POLSON — Have questions about the Summer Reading Program?  Want to come check out the cool prizes? Come on down to the library on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Felicia will be there to answer any questions, show off some of the prizes you could win, and tell you about some of the awesome guest speakers we’ve got lined up for you this summer. She’ll also go over how easy it is to register now, and answer any questions you have about the READSquared app.  


Transfer Station holds Electronic Waste Day


POLSON — The Transfer Station is accepting TV and computer monitors (flat screen only), cell phones, copiers, printers, cords, electronic waste from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

Sunday, May 22

Half-price entry marks Bison Range restoration


BISON RANGE — To mark the Bison Range Restoration Celebration, a Community Appreciation Day will allow for half-price day passes. For more information go to


Tuesday, May 24

Library holds 3D printer demonstration


POLSON — On Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m., in the North Lake County Public Library’s large meeting room, watch a live demonstration of the library’s newly repair 3D printer. You can enter your name into a raffle for a 3D printed prize, have your questions answered, and learn how to design and print a variety of household objects.


Word Level II taught via ZOOM


KALISPELL/ZOOM — Word Level II will be taught on May 24  (Zoom option). Put Word to work to save time and improve the look of your documents. Learn about setting margins, tab stops, indentations, bulleted, numbered and multi-level lists, headers and footers, text boxes and photos, and custom tabs. Prerequisite: Word Level I or familiarity with Word basics. Through a partnership with FVCC, Mission West Community Development Partners offers the chance to attend these workshops free of charge. We will enroll you in the workshops and pay the fee. To be eligible, you must own or work for a for-profit small business with ten or fewer employees located in Lake, Mineral or Sanders County. Entrepreneurs who are planning to start a business are also eligible. If you’d like to enroll, call us at 406-676-5928.


Wednesday, May 25

Irrigators meet at new location


RONAN — There is a new meeting location for Flathead District Irrigators. FID monthly meeting will take place May 25 at 1 p.m. upstairs at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW. (Previously called Lake County Community Development. Same location we met two plus years ago.) 

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