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Town approves 2nd phase of skatepark

ST. IGNATIUS — After a long wait, the Skate Ignatius Skatepark project is once again running full steam ahead. The St. Ignatius Town Council approved a revised plan for the skatepark’s second phase at its Feb. 2 meeting. The plan, which is “just pretty much scaled down” from the original version, includes a combination of street and bowl-skating elements that are designed to allow both beginners and more experienced skaters to enjoy the park, explained Skate Ignatius organizer Kristie Nerby. “We still were able to keep the kidney bowl design,” she added. Dreamland Skateparks, the same company that designed and built Phase I, is on board for the s...


Five escape with minor injuries in 3-car crash

RAVALLI — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Hwy. 200 sent five people to the hospital with minor injuries and slowed traffic to a crawl for an hour and a half Friday afternoon, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Rosenbaum said.  The collision happened just af...


Two sustain injuries after collision near Ronan

RONAN — On Sunday at approximately 2:43 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck that occurred at 2:25 p.m. south of Ronan on U.S. Highway 93.  According to Trooper Shad Anderson, a Ford Five Hundred SE traveling in the south bound lane, drifted ...


Chief Cliff Singers to perform at Winter Olympics

ELMO — The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are coming on Feb. 12, and no one is more excited then the Chief Cliff Singers. The drum group will be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, to perform at the Olympics on Feb. 19. according to Mike Kenmille. Mike heads up the Chief Cliff Singers and is also a Conf...


Activity night includes community, promotes quality family time

A family that plays together, stays together.  At least that’s the idea behind Glacier View Christian School’s family night last Thursday.  Friendly faces, a hearty meal and good old-fashioned family fun warmed the cafeteria and gymnasium of GVCS, welcoming in both strangers and f...


Ronan robotics teams to compete in state tournament

RONAN — The crowd will roar after every move on the field, and teenage emotions will soar in anticipation this weekend in Shroyer Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University. But it’s not your typical high school competition.  This Friday and Saturday, the Ronan High School and...


Full service gas station serves as transportation hub for reservation

PABLO — Exxon Quicksilver Express in Pablo is not your ordinary gas station. It’s a full service, super center and social hub station, which also provides its patrons with gas and maybe some clean windows. With a built-in deli, café, free Internet, laundromat, car wash and excellent custom...


Polson Middle School students raise money for Haiti aid

POLSON — Nanook of the north hats, stocking hats, baseball caps, cowboy hats, gardening hats — all sorts of hats were bobbing down the Polson Middle School halls on Thursday, Jan. 28.  It’s unusual for hats to be worn at PMS because it’s against the rules. But the PMS Student ...


Western Montana Stockmen discuss property reappraisal, wolves at winter meeting

POLSON — “Got much snow out your way?” and “When do you start calving?” were some of the questions heard at the Western Montana Stockmen’s Association (WMSA) winter meeting and social. Ranchers gathered at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on Jan. 23 for a business meeting a...


Dance workshop gets feet moving in Arlee

ARLEE — On Friday morning, the rhythmic pounding of African drums and squeals of glee from young dancers echoed across the Arlee Elementary School gymnasium during a visit from African dance teachers Tarn Ream and Michael Meyer. The African dance and culture workshop was one of the school’s Fr...


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