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Community bike ride encourages outdoor activity Community bike ride encourages outdoor activity

RONAN – Rainy weather and a few muddy puddles couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 40 cyclists who attended a family-friendly bike ride around Ronan on Saturday during the Mission Mountain Family Pedal to Plate. “It was really wonderful to see people out biking in our community,” said organizer Janet Sucha. “Despite the rain, it was nice to see people out on the trail.” The event started and finished in the parking area behind the new clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan. It was hosted by the club and sponsored by Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate.  Saturday’s event was a family-based offshoot of MMAPP’s annual...


Senator sponsors bill to simplify irrigation elections

LAKE COUNTY – Sen. Dan Salomon (R) sponsored a bill to help make irrigation elections easier, and the Governor signed it into law on May 1 after a 50-0 vote on the third reading.  Senate Bill 116 revises the voter requirements in irrigation district elections across the state. “Numerous i...


Lake County election officials report early results

  LAKE COUNTY – The unofficial results for the mail-in 2019 District Election are waiting to be canvased.  In the Arlee School District, voters were asked to vote for two candidates for the school board for three-year terms. Kris Gardner has 194 votes; Brian BigSam has 175 votes, and Cr...


Proceed with caution Proceed with caution

POLSON – Where there once stood a cute little white cottage with blue trim is now just an empty 50-foot lot. The space is located in downtown Polson between the Showboat Cinemas and the Payne West Insurance buildings. At 9 a.m. on Friday morning, crews from Abel Moving and Rigging out of Arlee began...


Local students earn Montana University System Honor Scholarships

News from Montana University System  MONTANA – The Montana University System has announced that local students have been offered the prestigious Montana University System Honor Scholarship.  The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered by the Montana Board of Regents t...


Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards

POLSON – The Polson Middle and High schools were recently awarded for being 2018-19 Montana SMART School Recycling Challenge champions.  The Montana SMART School Challenge, now in its fifth year, challenges schools across Montana to compete amongst each other to see who can save the most money ...


Players to honor Syvrud's love of music Players to honor Syvrud's love of music

News from Port Polson Players June Syvrud played Dolly in the 1996 Port Polson Players production of Hello Dolly. June passed away in September of 2017, but her love of music will live on through a scholarship fund to be set up in June’s name. The grant will accommodate students in any musical dis...


Lake County student filmmakers share new film Lake County student filmmakers share new film

News from Lake County Film Class  RONAN – On Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m., the MAPS Lake County Film Class will present a screening of their film “A Day to Remember” at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Lake County in Ronan at 62579 U.S. Highway 93. ...


Reintroduction of Savanna’s Act offers hope

News from Western Native Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of congressional members reintroduced Savanna’s Act. Representatives Torres (D-CA), Newhouse (R-WA), and Haaland (D-NM), working in coordination with the offices of Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cortez-Masto (D-NV), crafted...


Wastewater treatment plant begins operating

POLSON – Two years after plans were finalized, Polson’s wastewater is being cleaned with a new system. The new facility started operating on April 24. As of that day, sewage is not being directed to the old system.  Water and Sewer Superintendent Ashley Walker announced the news to the ci...


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