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Judicial Nomination Commission solicits applications

News from Judicial Nomination Commission  MONTANA – Chief Justice Mike McGrath has notified the Judicial Nomination Commission that the Hon. Douglas Ritter will retire from his position of associate water judge for the Montana Water Court effective Dec. 31, 2018.   The Commission is now accepting applications from any lawyer in good standing who has the qualifications set forth by law for holding the position of associate water judge. The application form is available electronically at http://courts.mt.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically as well as in hard copy. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The Commission...


Gallery holds memorial exhibit Gallery holds memorial exhibit

News from Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild and Hangin’ Art Gallery are honored to have a special memorial exhibit of artworks by recently deceased Montana artist, Malcolm “Magpie” O’Leary. The show celebrates his life and artistic vision, and will be ...


‘Lil’ B.B. King returns to valley ‘Lil’ B.B. King returns to valley

News from Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation WOODS BAY —  New York City’s Cotton Club lead guitarist, “King” Solomon Hicks will perform at four venues around the Flathead Valley in October at the invitation of the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation. Three of the ...


Community benefit to support mother of nine's cancer battle Community benefit to support mother of nine's cancer battle

Rhealene Cook-Wilkinson’s life changed drastically this past year. After experiencing severe stomachaches, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2017. Doctors originally thought the pain was due to complications from childbirth after she delivered her last child that same year. She was...


Ronan students focus on dreams during homecoming Ronan students focus on dreams during homecoming

RONAN – Ronan High School students and faculty worked hard to bring this year’s homecoming theme, “Disney, where dreams come true,” to life last week.  Each class had a different Disney movie as its theme. The seniors had “Lion King,” the juniors went with “C...


Arlee celebrates homecoming Arlee celebrates homecoming

ARLEE – It was a royal night under the lights Friday night at Lambert Demers Field as the Arlee High School crowned its 2018 Homecoming Royalty during a coronation ceremony at half-time of the Arlee Warriors and Flint Creek Titans football game. The Arlee 2018 Homecoming court candidates were Mia Pi...


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 ...


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 ...


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