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Anderson Broadcasting pulls off Polson’s first Aber Day Reunion Anderson Broadcasting pulls off Polson’s first Aber Day Reunion

POLSON — Hundreds of screaming fans gathered around the stage with empty water bottles, plastic cups and beer cans gathered around their feet to listen to the Mission Mountain Wood Band play. Mick Holien, former voice of the Griz, even counted at one time 44 boats out in the water behind the stage.  After little more than three weeks of construction for the new amphitheater stage, everything came together. Dennis Anderson, owner of Anderson Broadcasting, said construction was wrapping up as they were loading equipment onto the stage for the show.  “This particular event shows how local businesses, individuals and city government can pull together to make things h...


Local schools affected by MHSA reclassification Local schools affected by MHSA reclassification

As prep athletes from around the Mission Valley make their way back into the gym and out on the field, they will notice a slight change in their upcoming scheduled opponents.  Back in November during an executive board meeting, the Montana High School Association (MHSA) approved a new set of enrollme...


Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues Risky teen behavior report indicates some positive trends, increased mental health issues

Submission from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA—The Montana high school results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have been released today by the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The biennial survey, conducted in F...


Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities

MONTANA – After securing the first-ever state investment in publicly funded preschool, Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the STARS Preschool grantees and highlighted the importance of this investment for Montana families during an event at the Head Start in Billings. “More Montana kids w...


County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area

POLSON – Some residents of Gray’s Acres were pleased following a decision by the Lake County commissioners last week. Ben Anciaux, who lives in the neighborhood affected by the change, filed an application on April 7 to rezone from medium to low-density residential the area between Eleventh an...


Rotary chili cook off raises $27K for kids Rotary chili cook off raises $27K for kids

POLSON – Lots of folks were chillin’ on Saturday at Riverside Park. So much so that the Rotary Club of Polson’s 11th annual Festival of Youth Chili Cook Off raised a record $27,000.  For $3, a person could sample each of 13 chilies that were prepared by various local organizations.&...


Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...


Finley Point home lost to fire Finley Point home lost to fire

FINLEY POINT – A two-story house was consumed by fire on Aug. 9.  Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department Chief Brent Burland said a call came in at 9:18 p.m. about a fire on Finley Point Lane.  When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed and nearby brush and trees were on fi...


VFW honors Merwin as All-American Commander

News from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce Ronald Merwin has achieved All-American status as a Post commander.   Merwin, commander of Post 5652 in Ronan, Montana, is one of only 279 VFW...


FAA grant to fund new airport projects FAA grant to fund new airport projects

POLSON – A reconstruction project at the Polson Airport is a go.  The Polson City Commission approved a $737,355 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration at a special meeting on July 31.  Also approved at that meeting was a $596,954 bid from Bjorn Johnson Construction of Missoula,...


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