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Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review

LAKE COUNTY – To wear or not to wear a mask? That was the question before the Lake County Board of Health during a public hearing Feb. 16, as board members crafted a response to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s repeal of his predecessor’s statewide mask mandate.  In a four-to-one decision, the five-member board chose to extend Resolution 20-04, passed last March, that declared a public health emergency in Lake County, and with it, a mandate that people continue to wear face coverings in indoor public places. A public meeting will be held in 30 days to reevaluate the state of emergency, especially in light of declining COVID-19 cases and increases in the number of people who h...


Children support other children with caring messages Children support other children with caring messages

A local Girl Scout troop worked on a project to recognize another group of children with messages of love.  Children in the troop, who are under age 10 and members of Polson Girl Scout Troop 3335, sat down with markers, glue and glitter to create dozens of Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered ...


Montana FFA celebrates 2021 National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27

News from FFA MONTANA — The local FFA Chapters in Montana will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This National FFA Week embraces more than 93 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.  More than 760,000 members will participate in National FFA...


Polson School District hires new leader

The Polson School Board has selected veteran administrator and celebrated football coach Michael Cutler, of Philipsburg, to lead the district beginning next year. The board unanimously voted for the candidate at last Monday’s school board meeting.  The board held sessions Feb. 8-9 to interview ...


Legislative update opens to the public in-person, audio link available

News from the  Northwest Counties Farm Bureau RONAN — Northwest Counties Farms Bureau along with the Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Democrats and the Lake County Republican Central Committee are co-sponsoring an event. Please join us for a Legislative Update on Thursday, March 4, a...


GPCF grant writing workshop starts March 4

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON — The Greater Polson Community Foundation has offered grant writing workshops for nonprofits for the past several years and the event will continue in a new way. Due to COVID-19, we will meet via Zoom rather than in person at noon on M...


New program assists watershed groups in Montana New program assists watershed groups in Montana

News from the UM Bio Station MONTANA — The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is launching a new program called Monitoring Montana Waters.  The program will provide scientific expertise, guidance and funding to citizen-led watershed groups in Montana to build ca...


Interior announces series of tribal consultations

News from the US Department of the Interior  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior announced that it will host initial consultations with tribal leaders in March. In addition to honoring and strengthening the nation-to-nation relationship, these steps will help ensure that future ...


MWR to receive $30,000 grant

News from the Missoula Writing Collaborative  MISSOULA ­— The Missoula Writing Collaborative has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support “Young Voices of the Mission Mountains”: Creative Writing Residencies on the Flathead Reservation of the Confe...


Anticipating normalcy — but not yet Anticipating normalcy — but not yet

The question of how quickly Montana can vaccinate its population against COVID-19 hung heavy over two separate events Wednesday, Feb. 17. In one, Gov. Greg Gianforte offered the public a mix of optimism and frustration regarding the current state of vaccination distribution. In the other, Dr. Anthony Fauci, ...


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