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Farmer’s Market offers plethora of fresh goods

Summer days are getting shorter, the light is more golden as fall approaches, and farms and gardens are starting to yield ripe produce. For local people trying to buy local food, the Polson Farmers' Market is the place to go on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Located on Third Ave. West, between the Cove Deli and First Citizens Bank, market goers can find fancy rubber gloves, cut flowers, soap, jewelry, wood items, plants, gifts, bread and baked goods as well as lots of fresh, area-grown food. Nicole Jarvis from Ploughshare Farm in Moiese brings a load of produce including peppers, cabbage, melons, kale, chard, beets, carrots, eggplant, green beans, leeks, tomatoes and onions to Po...


Finishing touches put on Eagle Scout project

POLSON —Instead of dogs frisking, sniffing and jumping in the river at Travis Dolphin Dog Park on Sunday afternoon, a crew of Boy Scout rakers and shovelers were busy building paths.  Clay Frissell, Dylan McCrumb and Jake Raymond, all members of Scout Troop No. 1947, were completing work on the...


Tribal Health Building holds open house

POLSON — The grand opening of the new Tribal Health Building drew about 94 guests on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Staff members took visitors on tours of the three-story building from 1 to 4 p.m. After the tours, folks could enjoy lunch catered by the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino.  Administrators Kevin H...


Weather factors into haystack fires

PABLO — A Pablo rancher lost around 120 round bales of barley hay Friday to a fire started by spontaneous combustion, according to Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary. The fire was reported by a Tribal Division of Fire helicopter pilot who spotted the smoke en route to Flathead River around 10:30 a.m. Frida...


Fun raising

On a cool Aug. 28, starting at 8 a.m., Riverside Park was dotted with tents and canopies and smelled of simmering tomatoes, chilies and onions and grilling meat.  The 4th Annual Rotary Festival for Youth Chili Cook-Off and Raffle was underway and lasted until 3 p.m. Proceeds of the cook-off and ra...


Pet dental care often overlooked

POLSON — Most people schedule teeth cleaning for themselves on a fairly regular basis, but the patient getting her teeth cleaned on Aug. 20 was Mika, a nine-year-old German wirehaired pointer mix. Spring McKee, D.V.M. and co-owner of VetCare Montana, cleaned, scraped and examined Mika’s teeth and...


St. Ignatius School gets technology upgrades

ST. IGNATIUS — Monday was a little like Christmas at the St. Ignatius School. Superintendent Bob Lewandowski and technology coordinator Matt Lyon spread plenty of back-to-school cheer as they handed out 10 brand new iPads to administrators and school board members — part of a plan to upgrade to c...


Charlo welcomes two international students

Charlo — Imagine it: A mere teenager and embarking on your first international adventure. Bracing yourself for a new culture, a new language, a new family and hopefully a few new friends. This year Charlo has opened its school doors to a few such adventurous teenagers — Azharra Al Farid and Gv...


Flexible teacher proves valuable asset to Charlo School

CHARLO — Charlo teacher Mindy Cox likes to float under the radar, but even as low key as she tries to be, there’s no denying she’s one of Charlo’s most beloved educators. The University of Montana track athlete came to Charlo in 1994, with the idea that she would teach elementary s...


Wet weekend helps smother fires

A wildland fire burned about 714 acres off of Highway 211 — the gravel road connecting Ronan with Hot Springs — over the weekend, but there were no active fires on the Flathead Reservation as of Monday. “We got a little bit of moisture on the ground, as you can see,” Confederated S...


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