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SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs

POLSON – Water pours through the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Project dam spillway gates with roaring power down the front of a 204-foot tall concrete structure, so it might make people a little nervous when they hear the words “malfunction” and “catastrophic consequences” in relation to the dam from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On April 11, FERC sent a letter to Energy Keepers, Inc., a tribally owned corporation tasked with managing the dam by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The letter was about needed repairs to the spillway gates. Fourteen gates open and close to adjust the amount of water flowing out of the dam. F...


More than 200 attend fundraiser for local family More than 200 attend fundraiser for local family

The Polson Elks Lodge was packed wall to wall on Thursday night. People from all corners of the community came to the lodge for a fundraiser to support Carlos Rodriques, a Polson resident who has been hospitalized since early March. Attendees visited at tables, eating hamburgers and brownies. One wall of the...


Car show brings in funds for youth program Car show brings in funds for youth program

ARLEE – The first Junkin’ the Jocko was held on Saturday in an effort to raise money for kids and get more people to stop and shop in Arlee, and organizers are hoping to hold a similar event on the Fourth of July. During the event, the Jocko Valley Show and Shine featured about two-dozen class...


Polson Alliance Church welcomes new pastor, family Polson Alliance Church welcomes new pastor, family

News from Polson Alliance Church POLSON – Aaron Hoffman has recently accepted the position of pastor at Polson Alliance Church. Pastor Aaron and his wife Heidi have been married for 18 years and have one 13-year-old  son, Isaac. He goes by Ike. Aaron grew up in South Eastern Idaho and Heidi i...


Charlo Schools celebrate commencement, remember classmate Charlo Schools celebrate commencement, remember classmate

CHARLO – Inside the gymnasium at the Charlo High School, a crowd of more than 400 gathered to cheer and support their graduating seniors on Sunday afternoon. Graduates and their loved ones listened to comments from valedictorian Brooklyn Foust, salutatorian Aislynn Love and special guest Mrs. Rehean...


Two Eagle River School graduates 22 students Two Eagle River School graduates 22 students

PABLO – One of the biggest senior classes in perhaps decades walked across the stage during 2018 graduation ceremonies at Two Eagle River School on Saturday afternoon. Keynote speaker Two Eagle River School counselor Judi Gibbs addressed the 22 graduating students and nearly full gymnasium. Durin...


Rohrenbach scholarship recipients announced Rohrenbach scholarship recipients announced

News from Lake County JSEC The Lake County Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC) is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Ken Rohrenbach Scholarship: Brooklin Hunt and Michael Vergeront.  Brooklin is a senior at St. Ignatius High School. She has completed a Broward Avian & Exotic Anima...


Local students offered college scholarships

News from the Montana University System HELENA – The Montana University System (Student Financial Services Office), has announced that local students have been offered the Montana University System Honor Scholarship.  The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered by the Mont...


‘Meet and Greet’ candidates on Memorial Day

POLSON — There will be a “Meet and Greet” forum from 7-9 p.m. on May 28 (Memorial Day), at Miracle of America Museum in the public meeting room The museum is located on Memory Lane south of Polson’s Walmart. Expected to be there are US Senate candidate and our State Senator, Dr. Al Ol...


School employees honored for service School employees honored for service

POLSON – Four Polson School District employees were recognized for their outstanding and long-term service during the regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 16. Superintendent Rex Weltz acknowledged Bev Bailey for her 27 years, Debbie Jones for her 24 years and Malika Cunningham for her 20-p...


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