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District employees support negotiators

POLSON — About 40 Polson School District #23 employees, both certified and classified staff, assembled in the Linderman School parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 7. Teachers and classified staff were there to support the Polson Classified Employees Association.  The PCEA is negotiating with the Polson School Board of Trustees to settle their contract for the 2009-2010 school year. The last PCEA contract ran out on July 9, 2009. The PCEA and School District #23 teams have met 22 times; this is their second mediation meeting. They meet again on May 27.


Farmer’s Market opens for the season

POLSON — About 20 vendors made the opening day of the Polson Farmer’s Market a success on May 6. The Farmers Market set up in its new location on 3rd Ave. West between 1st Street W. and Main Street. Goods from artisan breads to purses to jewelry to soap to quilts to plants to pens were for sal...


Ranch Education Days draw new crop of fourth-graders

IRVINE FLATS —  “Does branding hurt?”  “What kind of cow are those red ones?”  “What’s the hawk’s name?”  “Why is that baby cow getting a shot?” These questions are just a sampling of the hundreds of questions s...


Cold weather means hot hooks at Kids Fishing Day

NINEPIPE — Bad weather meant good fishing for the annual Kids Fishing Day held Saturday at Ninepipe Pond. Last year, young anglers enjoyed blue skies and warmth, but only hooked one fish. But Saturday morning, youngsters caught more than 100 fish, although most of the 70 young fishermen and women heade...


Charlo multi-purpose facility completed

After three years of planning, compromise and construction, Charlo School’s multi-purpose facility is finally finished.  Plans for the $1.5 million project began after a fire destroyed the previous gymnasium that was over 50 years old.  Superintendent Paul Jenkins, who wasn’t empl...


Teachers get wild at Bison Range workshop

You learn something new every day, a fact that was certainly true at a discovery workshop for teachers held Friday at the National Bison Range. About 20 Western Montana educators who work with children ages 3-7 attended the Growing Up WILD workshop, where they were introduced to a variety of activities that ...


Kiwanis donates to organizations

POLSON — The Polson Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Bob Mazurek provided some lunch music for the Polson Kiwanis on April 29. Mazurek and his students came to thank Kiwanis for a $1,000 check to be used to buy instruments and music for the program. Kiwanis member Janet Vail chipped in...


Commission tables Kapp’s property trade proposal

POLSON — Gary Kapp came to the Polson City Commission meeting on Monday night to propose a trade. Kapp offered a piece of his property east of La Vista Drive and a sewer easement to the city in exchange for waiving the $5,700 impact fees on his property. The commissioners and Kapp discussed concerns...


Jette Meadows upgrades water system

POLSON — A new 200,000-gallon water tank nestles in the pines of Jette Meadows, a tangible symbol of five years of hard work for the Jette Meadows Lake County Water and Sewer District.  The overhaul of the water system began with a well going dry about three years ago, but prior to that periodi...


Tribes schedule groundwater overview

POLSON — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Hydrologist Seth Makepeace said groundwater water quantifying work is on deck for the technical teams. Makepeace spoke to CSKT, State of Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and United States negotiation teams at the KwaTaqNuk Resort on April...


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