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Management plan for National Bison Range announced Management plan for National Bison Range announced

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DENVER – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by President Theodore Roosevelt, this 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play an important role in the conservation and recovery of American bison. Several hundred bison now thrive on these accessible public lands, which also support Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and more than 200 bird species.  As part of its ongoing efforts to plan for the future of the National Bison Range and continue the refuge’s sound management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Sept. 5 the ...


City passes $13.5 million budget

POLSON – All four members of the commission who attended the regular meeting voted to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.  The budget estimates the city will bring in $12.5 million and spend $13.5 million in fiscal year 2020. According to the document, the city will make up the differe...


Governor Bullock announces funding for health information exchange

News from the office of Governor Bullock  MONTANA – On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Governor Bullock will join providers and patients to announce funding to support a statewide health information exchange. The health information exchange will provide patient data in real time to improve care, and redu...


Three men killed in airplane crash

ST. IGNATIUS – A single-engine 1962 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane struck a power line and crashed in a hayfield near Pinehaven Lane at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29. Three occupants were killed in the crash. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the names of the victims as Timothy R. Arnold, 59; Grant O. Weythman...


Construction of new Linderman gym underway

POLSON – The second phase of the three-phase Linderman Gymnasium construction project began last week as crews from Swank Enterprises moved equipment and building supplies onto the site.  “The project is right on track for a winter 2020 completion,” said Rex Weltz, Polson School Dis...


Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot

POLSON – Lake County Commissioners are considering the development of a resolution to allow voters to decide whether a new jail should be built.   “We have gotten to a point where we have to do something, in my opinion,” said Commissioner Bill Barron. “We have reached a point ...


Bullock welcomes MT students, educators back to school

News from Governor Steve Bullock  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement to welcome Montana students and educators back to school. “As Lisa and I send our three kids back to school, I know that Montanans all across the state share the same excitement for th...


Art Docent Program seeks volunteers

POLSON — The Art Docent Program at Linderman School is a volunteer based art history program that allows students to become immersed in art, through classroom instruction. In this program a docent is a volunteer that is trained to present art related information and lessons in the classroom. If you ...


Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment

POLSON – Polson Rural Fire membership representatives presented a check to the Polson Rural Fire District Friday morning to help purchase a new 2,500-gallon tactical tender truck recently added to the district’s firefighting fleet. A press statement released by the Polson Rural Fire Membership...


Dayton Daze events commemorate D-Day Dayton Daze events commemorate D-Day

DAYTON — On Sept. 7 the Dayton Daze Grand Marshal will ride in the D-Day themed Chief Cliff VFD / QRU annual parade in a troupe carrier/truck. Any vets who would like to ride in the parade are invited to do so. There may even be residents of the Veterans’ Home in Kalispell present to honor the fu...


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