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MSU research featured in Science Magazine

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University study of the history of Yellowstone National Park’s vegetation was recently highlighted by the editors of a prestigious journal dedicated to the advancement of science. Science Magazine chose the MSU-led study, which was originally published in June in the Journal of Biogeography, to be featured it in its Aug. 31 edition as an “Editors’ Choice,” a section that highlights notable research published in other journals. The article explained how MSU paleo-ecologists used fossil pollen in lake sediments in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to assess how the vegetation composition and distribution of a mountain system has va...


Charlo celebrates school spirit Charlo celebrates school spirit

CHARLO – Charlo High School senior Tyrah Hammond put a lot of effort into this year’s homecoming festivities along with the other students in the high school, middle school and elementary. “This is my last year in high school, so I really wanted to get the most out of it,” she said...


Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids

News from Sergeant George Simpson, Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Sept. 21, the Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant at 1008 Second Street E.  This was the third time this year a warrant service was carried out at this residence for drug ...


Drug-related community issues dominate commission meeting

POLSON — Vandalism, decreased property value, threats to public health and safety were among the concerns that a Polson City Commission meeting attendee attributed to drug addiction in the city. A Polson resident, who wished to remain anonymous out of concern for his safety, said that he owns property ...


Polson’s ‘Friends of the Library’ seeks members Polson’s ‘Friends of the Library’ seeks members

News from Friends of the Library POLSON — Polson’s Friends of the North Lake County Public Library District have regrouped and are actively recruiting memberships for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Directors Paula Aznoe, Diane Farquhar, John Freemole and Barbara Hammons meet regularly to discuss f...


Indigenous film series schedule announced

News from Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition RONAN — The film schedule  for Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition fifth annual free film series at the Entertainer Theatre in Ronan is now set for 1 p.m. on Sundays in October. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.&...


Folsom returns for second Mission Valley Live performance Folsom returns for second Mission Valley Live performance

Colorado singer- songwriter Rebecca Folsom found her voice in an unusual place – the Egyptian pyramids. Folsom said she tried to quiet the voice inside with studies in art, but on a trip to Egypt with her mother, when Folsom was in her late 20s, the voice came out.  “I ended up doing s...


Strategies discussed for cultivating peace

ST. IGNATIUS – A group of community members, including members of the Baha’i of the Flathead Reservation, convened at a potluck to work toward a more peaceful world in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Those who attended said a prayer, listened to music, shared a potluck meal, and...


Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week

ST. IGNATIUS – After a week of homecoming activities at Mission High School, the community turned out Friday afternoon for the school’s annual parade leading up to the football game against Seeley-Swan Blackhawks later that evening. Flint McPherson and Afton Brander were this year’s homecom...


International science educators share knowledge International science educators share knowledge

POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at t...


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