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Be safe on MT waters this summer

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — Montana has experienced six boating fatalities this year alone due to high water and cold temperatures. Even with summer temperatures, Montana has cold water year-round and it’s important to remember that cold water can be deadly. If you are recreating on or around water, remember to wear a life jacket and always tell someone where you are going and when you plan on returning. Here are the phases of cold-water immersion: —  Cold Shock (initial entry to 5 minutes): Gasping for breath and hyperventilation are natural reactions to cold water. Try to get your breathing under control and avoid panicking. ...


Lake County Solid Waste to implement tag program

News from Lake County Solid Waste Management LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Solid Waste Management operates the Transfer Station and Class 3 Landfill on North Reservoir Road and the C&D Landfill on Kerr Dam Road, both in Polson. The district also operates six rural container sites, and a recycling ...


EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS chemicals

News from the EPA Press Office WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Biden’s action plan to deliver clean water and Administrator Regan&rsq...


2022 Summer Food Service Program offers free meals

News from the Office of Public Education HELENA — Communities across Montana plan to operate USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and serve free meals to kids. According to the USDA website, summer food programs will be available in Polson, Pablo, Ronan and Arlee. To find a location near you: ...


Afterschool conference highlights need Afterschool conference highlights need

POLSON — Educators from around the state gathered in Polson on June 27 and 28 to learn ways to bolster and support their afterschool programs at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Training conference.  21st CCLC is a program that provides federally funded five-year grants...


Bok giveaway provides summer reading material for kids Bok giveaway provides summer reading material for kids

ST. IGNATIUS — The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE), thanks to an agreement with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Union and First Book, were able to partner with public schools in St. Ignatius and Hot Springs on June 27 to provide a free book giveaway for local kids.  &ldq...


Locals named to Rocky Mountain College dean’s list

BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 2022 spring semester dean’s list which includes students who maintained a 3.60 to 3.99 grade point average (GPA). High honors students who maintained at 4.0 GPA will be noted with an asterisk (*). Local students are: Shyanne Reum* of...


Holiday weekend starts with Arlee Powwow Holiday weekend starts with Arlee Powwow

ARLEE — The Arlee Celebration Powwow kicked off their Fourth of July celebration this year on June 29, unpausing from Covid and carrying on the festivities through the holiday.  The exact date of the first Fourth of July Powwow in Arlee hasn’t been pinned down due to government supression...


‘Home Games’ kicks off season at Theatre on the Lake ‘Home Games’ kicks off season at Theatre on the Lake

  POLSON — The Port Polson Players kick off their 47th season of summer productions this week at the scenic Theatre on the Lake, adjacent to Boettcher Park in Polson.  Helmed by actors, producers and directors Karen and Neal Lewing – both Governor’s Arts Award recipients &nd...


City workshop addresses license confusion

POLSON — The City of Polson held another public workshop last Wednesday, June 22, to discuss the possible implementation of a business license. The workshop began with changes made to the framework of the proposal thanks to feedback from the previous meeting. The first major change made was defining...


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