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Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring Another generation of kids celebrate annual river honoring

FLATHEAD RIVER – After a long winter, hundreds of fourth and fifth grade students got a chance to experience an outdoor classroom on a warm afternoon along the Flathead River for the 32nd annual River Honoring.  “It’s really interesting all the stuff they have out here,” said Gordon Stewart, 11. “I’ve learned that there are lots of jobs in nature like the people that measure the water with different tools. I also liked the station where they tell you how stuff was used in the old days like the buffalo bladder was used to carry water.” The children arrived in buses on either Tuesday or Wednesday (about 500 each day) to learn about the many...


Special election results announced

POLSON – The Lake County Election Office released the unofficial results for the May 8 School and Special District Election last week with five items on the ballot.  The count for the Jette Meadows/ Lake County Water and Sewer District came in with 54 votes for Richard W. Beauchamp and 29 for L...


Polson City Planning hears zoning change request Polson City Planning hears zoning change request

Cathie Tyler, co-owner of Polson Animal Clinic, and more than a dozen citizens addressed the City-County Planning Board on Tuesday, May 8, about a zoning petition requesting to rezone the current clinic building location from resort to general commercial/industrial. The vote by the planning board ended in...


Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children

POLSON – During his annual report at the May 7 meeting, Police Chief Wade Nash told the city commission that new efforts to remove children from homes where drugs are used or sold are changing the way that officers approach their jobs.  In 2017 the department started working with in the Nationa...


Teen dies in Mud Falls hiking accident

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON – Cameron Roullier, 18, of Polson, slipped and fell off of Mud Lake Falls and died from his injuries at the scene.  Lake County 911 Center received a call about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, that a member of the group hiking in the M...


Counterfeit money with Chinese writing circulating in area Counterfeit money with Chinese writing circulating in area

News from the Polson Police Department POLSON — The Polson Police Department would like to make members and guests of our community aware of counterfeit money circulating in our area. We are investigating three incidents in which $20 and $100 counterfeit bills have been circulated. The fake money ...


Lake County faring OK so far following statewide flooding emergency Lake County faring OK so far following statewide flooding emergency

Lake County isn’t doing too badly considering our neighbors to the south are experiencing devastating flooding from the Clark Fork River, but conditions could change for the county.  Steve Stanley, Office of Emergency Management director, said a couple of low lying houses in Arlee were sandbagg...


Horse rescue becomes one woman’s mission Horse rescue becomes one woman’s mission

Danyea Logan-Young doesn’t sleep very well at night with images of starving horses floating in her mind. She thinks about how their bones distend under their skin until they are like walking rib cages and about the pain they must be in. She started Hooves of Promise about two years ago to help save ...


North Lake County Public Library receives statewide award

News from the Montana State Library HELENA – On April 13, at the 106th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Bozeman, the North Lake County Public Library received the 2018 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) from the Montana State Library (MSL) Commission. The awards were annou...


Ronan Farmers Market moves to visitor center Ronan Farmers Market moves to visitor center

News from Ronan Farmers Market A passing thunderstorm didn’t put a damper on the first Ronan Farmers Market of the 2018 season last week. Even before Lake County Sheriff Don Bell rang the first market bell of the season, buyers were checking out the booths set up by 13 vendors in the grass fiel...


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