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Ronan hosts cleanup day

RONAN – The Ronan Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ronan are hosting a clean-up day Saturday, April 16. There will be three dumpsters available for community members to use. The locations are: the True Value parking lot, the city park (across from the fire hall), and the Ronan City Shop at the end of Main Street. According to Ronan City Council member Ellen Kaphammer, all items except electronic devices may be dropped off at the dumpsters.  “We will accept anything from refrigerators, to old paint, and used batteries,” she said. Volunteers are still needed to ensure the entire city is covered in one day. Those interested are asked to meet at the Ronan City...


Don't cut it out

RONAN – With less than two hours left before the government would have been forced to shut down, President Obama and Speaker John Boehner reached a tentative agreement on a framework for funding the remainder of the fiscal year. Kicking Horse Job Corps had a scare when they learned of the potential ...


Runners flock to Arlee for spring race

ARLEE — Nearly 400 walkers and runners turned out on a beautiful spring morning in Arlee for the annual Buttercup Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of Arlee School, Inc. The fun run is the group’s major fundraising event, allowing the Friends to provide scholarships and school supplies not cov...


Called to Serve: Local Marine veteran volunteers for wounded soldiers

With American flags beside him, Chuck Lewis might be found on a street corner anywhere from Missoula to Kalispell. Always a Marine, Lewis will be standing tall and wearing his dress blues to collect either physical or monetary donations for wounded veterans returning to the United States from Iraq or Afghani...


Polson city employees plan haul away day

POLSON — As lawns and fields are greening up, and crocuses and grape hyacinths peek out of the soil, locals are itching to clean out flowerbeds, roto-till their gardens and rake dried grass out of their lawns.  The City of Polson has a plan to help with all the yard waste, leaves, downed branch...


Census counts growth in county, reservation

The numbers are in, and according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Montana’s largest Indian reservation grew 8 percent larger over the past decade, to a population of 28,359. The Flathead fits right in with a population growth trend that increased on four of Montana’s seven reservations, with Rocky Bo...


Report critical of lawmakers

The Policy Institute, a liberal think tank in Helena, released a report entitled “Profiles in Hypocrisy” on March 11. The report listed 33 currently serving legislators who received conservation, disaster and commodity subsidies during the 14-year period from 1995 to 2009.  The point of t...


Mission hires police chief

ST. IGNATIUS — A new face took over the reins of the Mission Police Department Monday, Mayor Charley Gariepy said. John Parker, of Dillingham, Alaska, was recently hired as full-time police chief. The department now has two full-time officers. Acting police chief Tony Buff and officer Scott Sciarett...


Census counts growth in county, reservation

The numbers are in, and according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Montana’s largest Indian reservation grew 8 percent larger over the past decade, to a population of 28,359. The Flathead fits right in with a population growth trend that increased on four of Montana’s seven reservations, with Rocky Boy I...


PHS seniors reflect, seek action for a cause

POLSON — For his senior English project on stuttering, Jason Fant handed out an information sheet on tea. Some words were highlighted in yellow, some in blue. Fant called on classmates to read the sheet and asked them to stutter when they came to a word highlighted in yellow. A blue word meant the read...


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