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Get muddy for a good cause

POLSON – The Polson Mud Run returns to the fairgrounds in Polson on Saturday, July 20. The sixth annual event is hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County as a fundraiser. All the muddy fun kicks off early with the first wave of runners starting at 9:30 a.m. The very muddy 5K course (3.1 miles, approximately) takes participants through a mud pit, measuring in at about a foot deep. The course then goes over a greasy wooden wall, across a set of slimy monkey bars, down a slippery water slide and a multitude of other messy obstacles. Entry fees for the race are $25 for runners under 17 and $40 for those over 17. One hundred percent of the regist...


Locals show their stuff at Mission Mountain Rodeo Locals show their stuff at Mission Mountain Rodeo

By Rob Zolman              Valley Journal POLSON – The Mission Mountain Rodeo wrapped up 79 years of high-energy action Saturday evening, drawing in cowboy and cowgirl competitors from as far away as Canada, Idaho and Wyoming. The National Rodeo Association sanc...


Flathead Lakers to hear report, present award

News from the Flathead Lakers YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate and learn about Flathead Lake and its watershed at the Flathead Lakers annual meeting on Thursday, July 11, at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. The public is welcome.  Robin Steinkr...


Ronan Airport among 13 across Montana to receive upgrade

Washington, D.C. — As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $8 million in federal funding to upgrade 13 airports across the state. Ronan Airport received $257,145 to rehabilitate the runway, the taxiway, and the apron. “When you live in a p...


Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe

MELITA ISLAND – With the nearest ocean nearly 600 miles away, many Montanans are surprised to learn that the U.S. Coast Guard patrols the waters here in Montana. “We are trying to create an awareness that the U.S. Coast Guard actually exists in Montana,” said U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary P...


Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted Wildfire outlook: low snowpack, higher temperatures predicted

LAKE COUNTY — It’s starting to feel like summer in Montana – the weather is warm and skies have been smoky.  This spring, some early season smoke in the area came from local prescribed burns intended to reduce flammable materials in forests. Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel sai...


Nominate best blooming yards

POLSON — The Beautification Committee of Envision Polson! invites you to nominate what you consider to be the “bloomin’ best” yards and gardens in our community. Nominate yourself or your neighbor in the business or residence category. Nomination forms are available at Southshore G...


Yearling grizzly bear euthanized

News from CSKT Information / Education  CHARLO/MOIESE — The Tribal Wildlife Management Program has been actively pursuing two yearling male orphaned cubs roaming the Charlo/Moiese area since late February. Unfortunately, their food choices lead to both of them being euthanized. In Septembe...


Spring Mack Days begins with ice, ends with record catch

News from CSKT Natural Resources To all Mack Days anglers, a special “thank you” to everyone who helped make the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake such a great success. The event total of 40,357 lake trout caught was the largest since we began the events in 2002. Every ...


Permits needed for spring debris burning

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Spring burning season by permit is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this June, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the numbe...


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