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Cowboy Country, Gold Dust Girls to dust it up at Elks Cowboy Country, Gold Dust Girls to dust it up at Elks

POLSON —The Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls, country/western band from the Flathead Valley, will bring to the stage their wide-ranging mix of classic country, old-style western, vintage rock and roll, and boot-stomping blue grass music from 7– 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Polson Elks Club. There is a $5 cover charge per person.  The 8-member band includes Karla West (vocals, keyboard), Chuck Martin (drums, tenor sax), Scott Sorenson (vocals, lead guitar), Connie Rudie (vocals, fiddle), Paul Sebesta (fiddle), Bill Rossiter (vocals, guitar, harmonica, and banjo), John Goodrich (bass) and Sandy Matheny (vocals, rhythm guitar). Lead vocalist, Sandy Matheny, note...


A1 Auto Transport offers scholarships

News from A1 Auto Transport Inc. MONTANA — One of the leading auto transport and international moving companies in the nation, A1 Auto Transport, will award eligible students in Montana with scholarship awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 per year. Students must be enrolled at any university, trade...


Speaker shares insights on tackling watershed threats

News from the Flathead Lakers Quality science, engaged citizens, and cooperation among resource management agencies are the key components needed to address threats to Flathead Lake and its watershed. That was the message shared by Rich Moy, keynote speaker at the Flathead Lakers 2018 Annual Meeting. &...


AmeriCorps VISTA seeks nominees for Recognition honor

News from The Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with Karen and Leroy Zent, is accepting nominations for the Abby M. Zent Recognition, the office announced today.  Provided in memory of Abby M. Zent, the re...


Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting Trumpeter Swans

News from CSKT Natural Resources Wildlife biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore Trumpeter Swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resulted in the release of 268 captive bred Trumpeter Swans since...


Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan

RONAN – Last weekend, Ronan took center-stage, as Mission Valley residents turned out to have a good time at the annual Pioneer Days celebration. The city kicked off the three-day celebration Friday morning in Bockman Park with youngsters dipping their fishing lines in Spring Creek in hopes of catch...


Boys and Girls Club receives $50,0000 grant from Lowe’s

RONAN — Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County announced on July 31 they have been selected to receive $50,000 from Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation, representing the state of Montana. The local organization is one of 51 Boys and Girls Clubs around the country to recei...


Polson in Bloom’ winners announced News from the Envision Polson Beautification Committee Polson in Bloom’ winners announced News from the Envision Polson Beautification Committee

POLSON – The Beautification Committee of the Greater Polson Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Polson in Bloom Contest. The contest is meant to promote attractive curb views throughout the Polson area. Judging is not an easy task as there are many attractive yards of different sizes and s...


Governor visits local summer food program for kids Governor visits local summer food program for kids

ARLEE – Gov. Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock traveled to the Arlee Community Center July 24 along with a bus full of people to visit with about a dozen children impacted by a statewide program to provide food for kids.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education Summer Prog...


Baby Box project marks 100th box milestone Baby Box project marks 100th box milestone

News from the desk of Helping Hands  POLSON — As we near gifting the 100th baby box of the year, we would like to share some of the amazing stories and partnerships of this groundbreaking project.  When we conceptualized the structure of this project, we didn’t realize the conne...


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