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Students, community bring new life to Pollywog Park Students, community bring new life to Pollywog Park

RONAN — Pollywog Park behind K. William Harvey Elementary has been a staple of the community for many years. Now, thanks to some elementary school students and neighborhood efforts, it’s finally getting a facelift.  Spearheaded by Ronan School District’s After School Club Coordinator Angele Popyk and Claudia Andrade with the MSU Lake County Extension Office, the park has gotten its first upgrade in years in the form of a barefoot walking path.  A concept popular in Europe, the path encourages kids to take their shoes off and connect with the earth through numerous types of textures, from gravel to lava rock to sand. While Popyk credits Andrade with forming ...


Uhrich faces deliberate homicide charges Uhrich faces deliberate homicide charges

POLSON — A Polson man is accused of shooting and killing the mother of his child on the evening of May 10 in the Hell Roaring Canyon area of the Mission Mountains above State Highway 35, east of Polson. Tyler Uhrich, 20, was formally charged with deliberate homicide for allegedly shooting Rozlyn Blu...


Raven Hall Motorcycle Riding Club installs flags on bridge Raven Hall Motorcycle Riding Club installs flags on bridge

POLSON — The Armed Forces Memorial Bridge recently had United States flags and flags from each branch of the military installed thanks to the efforts of the Raven Hall Motorcycle Riding Club (MRC).  The club was founded in a garage in May of 2016 with a few members, but it didn’t take lon...


Tester pushes infant formula manufacturers to address crisis

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — In his continued effort to address the supply chain crisis, Senator Tester recently joined 31 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Mardi Mountford, President of the Infant Nutrition Council of America, urging infant formula manufacturers to ...


Bison Range celebrates reclamation Bison Range celebrates reclamation

MOIESE — At the Bison Range near Moiese, life goes on much as it has for millennia, with sunny clumps of arrowleaf balsamroot carpeting hillsides and babies of all species taking their first staggering steps. For members of the Confederated Salish and Tribes, however, a monumental shift has taken place...


Fundraiser planned after fire destroys family’s home, possessions Fundraiser planned after fire destroys family’s home, possessions

CHARLO — The Blythe family: Richard, Jeanette, and their daughter Maria, lost their life’s possessions. With extreme wind fueling the flames on April 4, the Blythe family lost their home to a devastating fire in Charlo. Everything was a complete loss in their home, with the most impactful loss of...


Foster Care providers meet with governor Foster Care providers meet with governor

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HAMILTON — On May 10 in Hamilton, the governor led a roundtable discussion on foster care in Montana with local foster care families and providers. “Montana tragically has one of the highest numbers of children in foster care per capita in the na...


Montana streamflow forecasts increase after April precipitation adds to snowpack Montana streamflow forecasts increase after April precipitation adds to snowpack

News from USDA BOZEMAN — After nearly three months of waiting for typical winter weather, cool temperatures and precipitation finally arrived during April in Montana. Prior to April, northwest Montana had been the largest recipient of precipitation this water year. “Weather patterns shifted ...


DPHHS submits P-EBT Plan for 2021-22 school year

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier announced on May 13 the agency has submitted for federal approval a plan to receive Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for the 2021-22 school year and thus making Summer 2022 P-EBT a reality. ...


Council on Aging searches for new director, volunteers Council on Aging searches for new director, volunteers

RONAN — The Lake County Council on Aging has been serving local senior citizens for decades, and now is reaching out to the community for help finding a new executive director.  A nonprofit started in 1977 as a transportation hub to give senior citizens rides to everything from doctors appoints...


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