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Ninepipes Museum hosts 'First Saturday' event

News from Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana  CHARLO – The crispness of fall makes spending time indoors very enjoyable, so put the museum’s Oct. 5 “First Saturday” on your calendar.  Elaine Davis from Missoula will display her landscape paintings. When she first moved to Missoula, she wrote that Montana provided “a great environment. Nature here changes its colors and vibrations from one hour to the next. I love hearing the wind howl and seeing the sky turn.”  Author Gary Gillett will sign his book “The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and he will hold an informal chat at noon. Gillett is t...

Flu clinic, health fair offered

News from CSKT Tribal Health PABLO — Tribal Health announces a mass flu clinic and health fair for the community on Oct. 23.   Those who are eligible for the free, all-ages clinic include: Tribal Health recipients Non-tribal members who reside in the same households as Tribal Health ...

Resources developed to grow accessibility to HiSet

From the office of the Governor of Montana MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced $350,000 to assist Montana Tribal Colleges in growing accessibility to the HiSet. “Students on tribal reservations deserve to have every opp...

New date set for jail levy vote

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to move the Criminal Justice Facilities-Operations mill levy mail-in vote to Jan. 28, 2020. The vote was considered for an earlier date. The purpose of the date change is to satisfy a Montana State statute that requires an 85-day waiti...

Polson to hire search firm to find new city manager

POLSON – After nearly 11 months without a permanent head of city government, the city of Polson will contract with a professional hiring firm to find its next city manager. At the city commission meeting, city planner Kyle Roberts said the city had posted a call for applicants to the city manager po...

Lake County voters to consider property tax hike to finance jail expansion

POLSON – Following months of discussions, Lake County commissioners Dave Stipe, Bill Barron and Gale Decker unanimously decided on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to move forward with a proposed ballot question this fall that will ask the voters to decide whether additional jail and courtroom space is worth a pro...

Valley Voices Valley Voices

Ken Lambeth “Well, I used to work at the jail. You know, I think it has to be supported. It is more tax dollars spent but its full to the max all the time.”   Susan Evans “I think it is needed, desperately; however, I am of the opinion that we should be putting our fund...

New BG Club breaks ground in Polson New BG Club breaks ground  in Polson

POLSON – The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County broke ground on a new clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10.  The facility will be located across the street from the Polson Middle School on the corner of 17th Avenue West and 2nd Street West. The club’s e...

Charlo celebrates homecoming week Charlo celebrates homecoming week

CHARLO – The Charlo Lady Vikings volleyball squad opened homecoming weekend on Thursday evening with a non-conference 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23 win over visiting Class B Mission Lady Bulldogs. Kassidi Cox led Charlo with 21 digs and 10 assists. Liev Smith had nine kills and 17 digs. Junior sette...

Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In Diverse planes show up for Polson Airport Fly-In

POLSON – Even with storm clouds looming over the Polson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7, the 21st annual Polson Fly-In still saw a strong turnout of visiting aviators and their aircraft. The local Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the fly-in and welcomed hundreds of visito...

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