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Commissioners plan to approve growth policy, taking comments

Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution of intent to adopt the 2018 Lake County Growth Policy on Monday, July 9. The vote was not the final action on the matter and members of the public still have time to make comments and recommendations for changes within the policy. The policy can be read at, under documents.  The Lake County Planning Board, an advisory board to the commissioners, recommended in April that the commissioners adopt the new growth policy to replace the 2003 version. The growth policy is 108-page non-regulatory document containing information about social, physical, environmental, and economic issues in the co...

St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit

ST. IGNATIUS – Guitar music played as folks strolled the Mission Falls Farmers Market on Friday to peruse tables full of homegrown vegetables, unique baked goods and handcrafted jewelry. Alyssa Schock, market board vice president, said many vendors are signed up to sell local items this year. She is...

Local residents earn degrees from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH —The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the ...

Library offers fun events, air conditioning

We hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July. Next week we’ll have another author visit us for readings and signings. At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, join us as we celebrate Christmas in July with Bigfork author Leslie Budewitz. Leslie’s latest cozy mystery, set in fictional Jewel Bay...

Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser

RONAN – Blues, Brews & Booze sounds more like a title to a George Thorogood song than a signature event that brought the community together on Saturday at the Ronan Fairgrounds for food, music and fun while raising money for a local charity. Now in its second year, Blues, Brews & Booze enjoy...

Charlo students honored at SkillsUSA event

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Students from Charlo won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 27-28. More than 6,300 students from every state in the nation competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The Ski...

Polson Health receives ‘Employer of Choice’ award

News from Kalispell Regional Healthcare Staff at Polson Health primary care clinic were presented with the 2018 Lake County Employer of Choice Award on July 12. Congratulations to this great team of hard-working professionals. The Lake County Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC) recognizes a small, ...

In Yellowstone: one geyser’s trash is an MSU researcher’s treasure In Yellowstone: one geyser’s trash is an MSU researcher’s treasure

BOZEMAN — As tourists gathered on a cool June morning to view some of Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic geysers, Montana State University researchers took to the boardwalks for another purpose: to collect trash that could lead to new ways of recycling plastic. Steam from nearby Old Faith...

Ninepipes holds Round Dance

CHARLO – Mark your calendars for a special treat at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Thursday, July 26. Leo Charlie and fellow drummers and singers will first offer a Round Dance workshop and demonstration from 1-3 p.m. and will then drum and sing for a Round Dance from 6-9 p.m. The round dance...

Small Salmon honored at 120th Arlee Celebration Small Salmon honored at 120th Arlee Celebration

ARLEE –Stipn Small Salmon proudly led a line of dancers at the 120th Arlee Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, during the week-long event at the powwow grounds.  As an elder of the Qlispe tribe with more than 70 years of life, Small Salmon was asked to be the War Dance Chief this year. As the chi...


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