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Academy Days schedule announced

News from Montana’s congressional delegation U.S. Congress – For Montana students interested in attending one of America’s prestigious military academies, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy and ROTC Days this year. The free events will take place in Bozeman, Great Falls, Billings, and Missoula and feature representatives from Tester's, Daines' and Gianforte’s offices, as well as officials from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC. In Missoula, t...


Enjoy bird prints, drawings at Arlee gallery

ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild’s opening reception for their new exhibit, “Spring’s Return,” will take place on Saturday, April 13, at Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, (Highway 93 N), from noon-2 p.m. Featured guest artists are Claire Emery and Jenah Mead. Claire’s del...


SAFE Harbor to soon open thrift shop

News from Dana Grant, SAFE Harbor RONAN – Sustainability is a word every non-profit faces on a daily basis. Developing revenue streams to support sustainability and provide unrestricted funds is an ongoing goal. To meet this objective, SAFE Harbor has been using the winter months to set up a new t...


Ronan man dies after incident on Timberlane Road

RONAN – Aaron Thiel, 35, of Ronan, was identified by Lake County Sheriff Don Bell as the man who died following an altercation with a vehicle while holding a fake gun. Bell said law enforcement responded to Timberlane Road, about 1.5 miles from U.S. Highway 93 in Ronan, to a shirtless man who was sa...


City manager search hesitancy sparks commission conflict

POLSON – It will be at least another month before the City of Polson takes action toward hiring a new city manager. After nearly five months without a city manager, the commission voted four to one to table a vote on the selection process for the next two meetings.  The vote came after the comm...


Mission Valley Animal Shelter announces new manager Mission Valley Animal Shelter announces new manager

POLSON – Raeva Corkill is the new leader of the pack at Mission Valley Animal Shelter.  “I was very impressed with Raeva’s work ethic as well as the many ideas she had to improve shelter operations,” said Launa Benson MVAS board president. “She has a passion for the Miss...


Apply for 2019 Polson Rotary Festival for Youth event

News form the Polson Rotary Club POLSON — The Polson Rotary is now accepting applications for its annual fundraiser. The Polson Rotary Festival for Youth event is a yearly endeavor to raise money to benefit the youth in the Mission Valley. In the past eight years the Polson Rotary has distribut...


Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes   PABLO – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have notified the Montana Congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of the Interior that we would like to revisit the proposal to restore the National Bison Range to federal trust...


Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education Polson doctor receives honor for anti-smoking education

POLSON – The fifth-grade classes at the Polson Middle School gathered on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Cara Harrop for her 15 years of dedication to delivering an anti-smoking message to students in the Mission Valley.  “We are fortunate to have someone to come and...


Polson beautification fundraising underway

POLSON – They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes community member support to beautify the unique village of Polson. For more than 20 years, beautiful flower baskets have graced downtown Polson throughout the summer months and holiday decorations during the holidays. These baskets an...


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