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Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democratic Party’s energetic, dynamic organizing program that has six rural offices and offices in each of the Big Seven Montana towns.”  In recent weeks, the Montana Democratic Party has opened offices in Hamilton, Livingston, Havre, Miles City, and Glendive. While back in May, the Montana Democratic Party opened offices in Great Falls, Helena, Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Ka...


Reservation fire danger ‘Very High’

RONAN — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire wildland fire officials have moved the Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger to “Very High.”  After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will spread quickly. Last week, unattended campfires, i...


Quilters share stories, art through their craft Quilters share stories, art through their craft

RONAN – Each of the 140 quilts displayed this past weekend in the K. William Harvey Elementary School gym had a story to tell.  Whether it was a tale of a family heirloom quilt passed down from generation to generation, a celebration of past glory days from high school or a story of just sharin...


‘Polson in Bloom’ winners announced ‘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...


American Legion Ronan initiates new officers American Legion Ronan initiates new officers

News from Ronan American Legion Post No. 138 RONAN — During the regular meeting of July 10, 2018, Department Vice-Commander Jeff Nelson of Polson Post #112 conducted the swearing in ceremony of the new Post Officers. They were as follows: Glen Sharbono Commander, Tom Leafty Vice Commander, Ed Corn...


Sought-after band plays for Community Dance

 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 Pols...


paw patrol paw patrol

POLSON – Reducing the amount of illegal drugs in town has become a top priority of the Polson Police Department with the help of search warrants and the skills of a canine team.  Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson said the efforts began as a reaction to limited space for offenders in the Lak...


Lake County Democrats open office

News from the Lake County Democrats POLSON – Lake County Democrats partnering with Senator Jon Tester’s re-election committee are having an official office opening on Main Street in Polson next to 101 Main. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Democratic candidate for U.S. Co...


New public safety building on horizon for Polson  New public safety building on horizon for Polson

POLSON – City staff and commissioners agree: the city needs a new public safety facility.  The commission and members of city staff met for a strategic planning workshop last Monday. The top agenda item was the public safety building. The police and fire departments have outgrown their current ...


New group forms to fill FBC void, protect watersheds

News from Watershed Protection Advocates Northwest Montana has a new organization dedicated to the protection of our priceless watersheds. As expressed in its mission statement, Watershed Protection Advocates of Northwest Montana (WPA) is committed to “supporting and encouraging sustainable, thoug...


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