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Halloween, drive-thru style Halloween,  drive-thru  style

POLSON — Area children and their chauffeurs attend a drive thru style trunk-or-treat event at the New Life Church in Polson last Saturday.  Costumed tricker treaters  waited in the safety of their vehicles as volunteers filled their bags with candy and treats.

Second grade pumpkin decorating contest winners announced Second grade pumpkin decorating contest winners announced

News from S&K Gaming POLSON — Second grade students at Linderman Elementary School were given pumpkins, donated by the KwaTaqNuk Resort, to paint and get in the spooky spirit as part of the Polson Business Community’s annual pumpkin painting contest. Teachers encouraged students to le...

New Lake County clerk, recorder appointed, new election administrator hired New Lake County clerk, recorder appointed, new election administrator hired

LAKE COUNTY – Katie Harding steps into her new role as interim Lake County Clerk and Recorder Oct. 28, when the county commissioners make her appointment official.  She replaces Paula Holle, who retired recently after 31 years in county government. Harding also occupies an office once held by h...

Suicide Prevention Hotline 9-8-8 signed into law

News from the Office of Senator Tester   U.S. SENATE — Critical mental health resources will be more accessible than ever for folks in crisis following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 into law.  “Nobody sh...

Proposal to deny SNAP dropped

 News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Following more than a year of efforts to get the United States Department of Agriculture to drop a proposed rule that would have kicked 700,000 low-income Americans off of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, U.S. Senator Jon Tes...

Montana unemployment drops to 5.3 percent

News from the office of Governor Bullock MONTANA — Montana’s unemployment rate returned to a near-normal level of 5.3 percent in September after dropping from 5.6 percent in August. Economists typically consider normal unemployment levels to be between 4 percent to 5 percent.  The na...

FCC approves Montana tribes’ Spectrum licenses

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE – Following years of efforts to provide Montana Tribal communities with more opportunities to develop reliable broadband infrastructure, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that seven Montana Tribes have received approval from the Federal Communicat...

Emergency housing application deadline Nov. 10

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rent and mortgage payment assistance, but time is running out to apply for the monthly assistance. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday all appli...

No campaigning within 100 feet on Election Day

News from the Lake County Election Office Voters are reminded that they cannot campaign for a candidate within 100 feet of the courthouse on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Individuals will not be able to buy, sell, give, wear or display any badge, button, shirt, hat or mask within 100 feet of the courth...

Harvest your writing talent in fall classes

News from the Missoula Writing Collaborative The Missoula Writing Collaborative announces online writing classes in prose, poetry and how to create a writing practice for adult learners.  These classes will feature writers from the Missoula Writing Collaborative, including Dana Fitz Gale, Mark G...

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