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Commission approves fundraising for new golf facility

POLSON – Snow and ice won’t stop golfers from working on their swing if Cameron Milton has anything to do with it. The Polson City Commission gave Milton, head golf professional at Polson Bay Golf Course, permission to raise money to build an “indoor learning center” for the municipal golf course. The facility would house locker rooms for the golf course’s youth programs. Milton also plans to install an indoor golf simulator for use by the public for a fee. Milton heads the Mission Valley Junior Golf Association. He said his central interest in building the facility is to expand access to golf for children. The potential facility would house a locker room...


Yellow Bay Fire Hall building project completed

The Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department has completed the new Yellow Bay Fire Hall at mile marker 17.5 on Hwy. 35, across from the University of Montana Biological Station. “The district really worked hard to keep this project a priority and it took a few years to launch. Our goal is to respond ...


Invasive mussels could cost Montana $234 million per year

MONTANA — Montana’s economy could see more than $230 million in annual mitigation costs and lost revenue if invasive mussels become established in the state, according to a report released by the Montana Invasive Species Council. Commissioned by MISC and completed by the University of Montana Fla...


CSKT seeks public input to protect indigenous women, girls

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – In the past year, disappearances of native women have prompted the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe to seek solutions to the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women. The tribe will hold three public meetings in February to gather input from the community on ...


Local scholarships available

POLSON – Seventeen scholarships are available this spring to Polson High School graduates provided by the local Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation organization. Money for PSEF is generated by various fundraising events, donations from individuals and clubs and from families who provide scho...


Changes proposed to deer hunting regulations in local districts

KALISPELL — Wildlife managers are requesting to change white-tailed deer regulations in two hunting districts in northwest Montana. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 1 biologists have submitted a request to the Fish and Wildlife Commission to limit hunting opportunity to antlered bucks only in hunting...


Goedert sells his way to championship buckle in auctioneer contest Goedert sells his way to championship buckle in auctioneer contest

POLSON – Six points separated the top five finalists at the conclusion of the preliminary round during the 2019 Montana State Bid-Call Championship. Twenty contestants competed for a champion title in the ballroom at the Red Lion Ridgewater Inn on Friday. The competition was held for the first time ...


Gift bag Gift bag

PABLO – About a dozen members from the Ronan High School Honor Society along with local volunteers worked together to prepare food packages for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 15. Managed through the office of the Lake County Council on Aging, the Commodity Su...


Polson apartment fire under investigation Polson apartment fire under investigation

Polson City Fire and mutual aid engines from the Polson Rural Fire and Finley Point Fire departments were dispatched to the 500 block of Main Street for a reported structure fire on Friday, Jan. 11 at 2:10 p.m., according to a press release from the City Fire Department. One unit of an apartment complex caug...


Judges authorize CASA to serve abused, neglected children

POLSON – On Jan. 8, Judge Kim Christopher met with board members with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake and Sanders counties to authorize the continued services of volunteer advocates to work on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected. As required by the National CAS...


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