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Arlee schools get new superintendent Arlee schools get new superintendent

Jim Baldwin looks forward to first year as Arlee superintendent After 42 years of working in education, all over Montana, Arlee’s new superintendent says that he’s found the place he plans stay for the rest of his career. “This school here will be my last school,” he said.  This coming year will be Baldwin’s 25th as a superintendent. He said that he is familiar with western Montana after working as the superintendent in Alberton for 15 years. He has also served as superintendent in the Choteau and Poplar school districts. His bachelor’s degree is in Health and Physical Education. Baldwin said that as a superintendent he values communicati...


Childhood immunization protects individuals, communities

The approach of a new school year brings with it a hefty to-do list: school supplies must be purchased, new routines established – and children of some ages must be vaccinated. As back to school tasks go, immunization is seriously consequential for the health of children and their classmates. Just 1...


New principal starts at Polson High School New principal starts at Polson High School

POLSON – On Aug. 29 Peter Hamilton will start his first school year as principal of Polson High School, and he is excited. “One of the coolest jobs is being a high school principal,” he said. He said that he looks forward to living near the lake and serving the Polson community. Af...


Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach Polson Middle School principal changes schedule, approach

POLSON – Tim Finkbeiner, principal at Polson Middle School, says that in order to guide students through the “roughness” of their pre-teen years, his school needs to be more cohesive – and he’s making changes to achieve that cohesion. Last year was Finkbeiner’s first ye...


Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions

News from CSKT Tribal Conservation Program Chief Pablo Espinoza, Tribal Conservation Program, announces promotions of Sergeant Dan McClure to Captain and Investigator Brandon Couture to Sergeant. The promotion of officers comes after three retirements and a desire to improve the responsiveness and organ...


'Souvenir' opens in Polson 'Souvenir' opens in Polson

The Port Polson Players proudly present the musical fantasia “Souvenir” as a final offering for their 43rd season of summer fare. The show only runs two weeks, Aug. 16-26, at Polson’s Theatre on the Lake. Missoula favorite Alicia Bullock Muth returns to the Polson stage in this retelling of...


‘Puppy Party’ planned for September ‘Puppy Party’ planned for September

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley Animal Shelter is getting ready for their second annual Puppy Party, and they need donations and people to sign up for a special project. The event isn’t exactly what it sounds like: “We aren’t going to be giving out puppies, but we do have some for...


St. Ignatius photographer exhibits art at Missoula Art Museum St. Ignatius photographer exhibits art at Missoula Art Museum

News from the Missoula Art Museum MISSOULA — This is the premier exhibition of Stephen Hunt’s photographs, “Kitawaahsinnoon, The Land that Feeds Us,” Aug. 9-Dec. 8, at the Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Hunt studied photography with David J. Spear at Sal...


Officers make arrest after retrieving disorderly man from lake

POLSON – It wasn’t hot weather that sent a Polson Police Officer and a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy out for a swim in Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Law enforcement responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly male at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on U.S. Hwy. 93 in t...


Final hearing to adopt growth policy rewrite held

News from Joel Nelson, Community Planner, Land Solutions, LLC LAKE COUNTY — On July 9, 2018, the Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution of intention to adopt the draft Lake County Growth Policy rewrite, subject to changes outlined in the resolution. The changes have been made to the documen...


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