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POLSON – More than 120 people, which included veterans, their families and Gold Star family members, gathered in Polson at the Red Lion Inn on Saturday evening to honor local veterans and learn about the range of veteran and veteran families services that will be provided through Welcome Home Inc., a newly formed Mission Valley non-profit veterans organization.  “Tonight is a chance to come together, get to know each other, listen and learn,” said Welcome Home Inc. president William “Bill” Butler. After experiencing the tragedy of losing their son in the service of his country a little more than four years ago, Bill and Jeannie started Welcome Home I...


FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning

News from FWP MONTANA – An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Oct. 25 in Ferndale after the bear became food conditioned near residences.   Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured the adult female for a second time after it returned to the Ferndale area and approached residences. I...


Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts

Flathead Lake teems with fish in today’s environment, and the most abundant trout species aren’t the ones that historically belong there but that’s changing.  Humans introduced lake trout, currently the dominant trout species in Flathead Lake, about 100 years ago. Lake trout eat oth...


Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County

LAKE COUNTY — It’s not Thanksgiving without food and good company, but cooking a full meal is a lot of work. For those who would rather spend the holiday visiting with people from around the area, a community meal is a fun option. This year there will be free Thanksgiving Day meals in St. Ignatiu...


City of Polson Street Department offers free leaf pick up

News from the City of Polson  POLSON – Every Monday in November, the City of Polson Streets Departments will be offering free pick up of leaves that have been placed in biodegradable leaf bags. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. Please place biodegradable leaf bags for pick ...


Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland

News from the Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America  BIG ARM – Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America, is underway with a woodland transformation project on Melita Island after devastating stress on trees due to root rot and dwarf mistletoe, in combination with defoliation by Tussock moth an...


New report finds widespread plastic pollution in Montana waterways New report finds widespread plastic pollution in Montana waterways

News from the Environment Montana Research and Policy Center  MONTANA – Environment Montana Research and Policy Center released a report on Oct. 31 that found plastic contamination in 66 percent of the fifty river access sites it tested across Montana.    “We found plastics i...


Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past' Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past'

ARLEE – In the Arlee Family and Consumer Science classroom, high schooler McKaryss Fisher carefully chopped morel mushrooms and fried them in a pan. It was similar to the work she does in her everyday cooking classes, except for one thing: the food in the recipe was native to the Flathead Reservation. ...


MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

MONTANA — Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities. The university began the collaboration recently during the inaugural MSU Tribal Partnershi...


Health officials identify two additional cases related to vaping, one in Lake County

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA – Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one de...


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