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Community Christmas dance on tap at Elks’

POLSON — Join us from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for the Community Country Christmas Dance at the Elks on Main Street. Ken’s Country Combo will play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll music. Please bring finger food to share and wear Christmas colors if you can. (Neither is a requirement.) There will be plenty of food for everyone. Christmas is a time of sharing, visiting with old friends and making new ones. Please do join us. There will be a drawing for door prizes and other gifts. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5.    


Contest submissions accepted

News from Humanities Montana  MONTANA – Montana students are encouraged to submit letters about life-changing books for cash prizes for the Letters About Literature competition.  “[Letters About Literature] is a brilliant way to bring literature and self-reflection together. Wri...


Mission Valley Rises invites citizens to forum

News from Mission Valley Rises LAKE COUNTY — Mission Valley Rises is a non-partisan, community-led group that has been working in Lake County since 2016. The group was formed in order to sponsor civil dialogue on the issues that divide our community. We strongly believe that it is possible to find...


UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation

News from University of Montana MISSOULA – As forest managers increasingly see less natural regeneration of low-elevation tree species and increased mortality in planted seedlings, reforestation needs are outpacing the ability of managers to respond. Three University of Montana researchers rece...


Polson to consider alternative routes for hiring city manager

POLSON — The city of Polson is ready to start the hiring process for a new city manager, but the city will not be contracting with the same recruiting firm they used to hire their last city manager. The commission voted five to one not to contract with the consulting firm Prothman, which led the hir...


Polson lights up the night Polson lights up the night

POLSON – The annual Parade of Lights put on a spectacular display. Lights, music and holiday cheer filled downtown Polson on Friday evening. A wintery chill to the air added to the excitement. More than two- dozen brightly illuminated floats and fire trucks inched their way down Main Street past hundre...


Festival of Trees benefits valley youth Festival of Trees benefits valley youth

POLSON – Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday packages were on display at the KwaTaqNuk conference and banquet center this past weekend during the annual Mission Valley Festival of Trees. The festival opened Friday evening with a public viewing, which included a hot coco bar and a special visit from...


Missoula Children’s Theater play performed in St. Ignatius Missoula Children’s Theater play performed in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – With help from the Missoula Children’s Theater, children at the St. Ignatius School District presented the “Snow Queen” on Friday and Saturday after preparing for only five days.   Iris Arlint played the part of Gerda. The Snow Queen was Yvonne Baty. Wyatt Lamme...


UM researchers among the most cited in world

News from the University of Montana  MISSOULA – Five out of six of the world’s most highly cited researchers living in Big Sky Country hail from the University of Montana. That’s according to Clarivate Analytics, a company that monitors research data via its Web of Science plat...


Riparin ecology, management course offered

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University will offer a 15-week non-credit online course beginning in January called wetland and riparian ecology and management. The course provides a thorough introduction to wetland and riparian ecology of the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plai...


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