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Ninepipes hosts Humanities Montana Artist

NINEPIPES — Mary Jan Bradbury will present a living history program on Nancy Cooper Russell at various schools in the valley during her stint as a Humanities Montana Artist in Residence for Ninepipes Museum from April 8-12.  This is a first-person storytelling event to share the story of Nancy and Charlie Russell, Montana’s frontier history and western art history.  Nancy Cooper Russell was the wife and business manager of Montana western artist Charles M. Russell.  Coming from an unlikely background, Nancy overcame her humble beginnings.  Through determination and innate business sense, she made Charlie Russell the highest paid living artist of his tim...


Emergency responders thanked for service Emergency responders thanked for service

POLSON – Lake County-based first responders from various agencies enjoyed a free lunch provided to them during the First Responder Appreciation Lunch on Saturday at the Search and Rescue Building in Polson. “It’s just a little thank you letting everyone know they are appreciated,” ...


Charlo town water tested safe

News from Leila Roberts, Charlo Water District secretary/manager   CHARLO – The Charlo Water District accelerated the required three-year Inorganic Contaminants (IOCs) testing schedule for our water. We are pleased to report arsenic levels are well below the United States Environmental Protect...


Volunteers needed to help pick up winter trash along highway in Arlee Volunteers needed to help pick up winter trash along highway in Arlee

ARLEE – Along with budding flowers and chirping birds, spring’s warm temperatures reveal roadside trash. The Arlee Community Development Corporation has organized a community event to remove unsightly debris from Arlee’s roads.  Arlee CDC member Makenzie Felsman hopes this will make...


Pablo disc golf course soon a reality Pablo disc golf course soon a reality

By Rob Zolman                                  Valley Journal  PABLO – Friends of Regional Parks and Trails, a Mission Valley non-profit group working to promote local parks, playgrounds, green space and outdoo...


Ever-changing Colstrip bill receives Senate approval, but concerns linger

HELENA — A bill that would scale back the Montana Public Service Commission’s regulatory authority over the Colstrip generating plant is one significant step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted 32-18 to approve Senate Bill 331 on second reading Wednesday. The proposal has morphed numerous...


Website ranks Republican lawmakers on party loyalty

Is that good for Montana? HELENA — Montana’s child protection system has a problem, Rep. Eric Moore told fellow lawmakers on the House floor March 25. The ranks of child protection staff, the state social workers tasked with the unenviable job of deciding when to remove children from the care ...


March Meltdown race signals spring weather March Meltdown race signals spring weather

POLSON – Runners of all ages and skill levels enjoyed sunshine and clear skies Saturday morning during the Polson Running group’s March Meltdown 5K. The annual race signals that spring and warmer days are near. The group encourages healthy activities by hosting a number of popular races throug...


Montana legislature looks to raid local government revenues Montana legislature looks to raid local government revenues

News from Lake County Commissioners  Gale Decker, Dave Stipe and  William D. Barron An Amendment attached to House Bill 2 (the State’s budget bill) provides the Legislature the opportunity to reduce local government revenues and divert them to Office of Public Defender (OPD). OPD is a st...


Mission Falls Market vendors called to duty Mission Falls Market vendors called to duty

News from the Board of  Directors for Mission Falls Market ST. IGNATIUS —  It’s almost community market time. Our first market for 2019 will take place on May 24, at our new location in the Good Old Days Park.  On May 16, we will host a vendor meeting and park clean-up at 5...


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