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Community discusses Jocko Valley trails

ARLEE — A community meeting March 3 gave Arlee area residents a chance to share ideas and get up to speed with the latest work of the Jocko Valley Trails Committee. Formed four years ago just after the Arlee Community Development Corporation got its start, the Jocko Valley Trails Committee is a group of volunteers whose mission is to partner with local governments and the Jocko Valley community to create a recreational trails network in the area. The ultimate goal, chairman Gary Decker said, is to create a trail network from Evaro to Ravalli that will eventually link with a system of trails throughout the Mission Valley. Decker updated attendees of last Wednesday’s meeting...


Council approves interim zoning for medical marijuana

RONAN — Following a lengthy discussion on the conditions of the sale and growth of medical marijuana, the Ronan City Council restricted the sale and growth of the substance to the highway commercial zone and excluding it from the line of sight from any schools in the area. Medical marijuana providers w...


Woman dead after motorcycle wreck

RAVALLI — A 46-year-old Missoula woman was killed in a crash on her motorcycle early Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 93 just south of Ravalli.  The wreck happened around 12:45 p.m. when a wheel popped off of a single axle trailer being pulled behind a northbound Ford Explorer, Montana Highway ...


Good choice

Young watercolorists painted a clump of quaking aspens while other PMS students snowshoed through the pines and snow on Blacktail Mountain.  These activities were just a couple of the fun things offered on Healthy Choices Day at Polson Middle School on March 5.  According to PMS Counselor Kat...


Feiler wins Saved by the Belt Award

POLSON — “The baby slept through it all,” Abigail Feiler said.  Feiler was talking about an accident she, her children and her younger sister were in on Dec. 23 about four miles south of Niarada.  “I was going home on Highway 28 when I hit black ice,” Abigail Fei...


Construction nearly complete on new food pantry

Construction workers, concrete trucks, drywall installers and masons have been swarming over the old Folkshop building at 904 1 Street E. The building is being remodeled and updated under contractor Hu Beaver’s expert guidance and will serve as the new home for Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. Loaves an...


Chase presents awards at city commission meeting

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on March 1, Polson Police Chief Doug Chase presented a series of awards to Polson Police Officers. Chase was joined by Tribal Law Enforcement Chief Craige Couture and Montana Highway Patrol Captain Clancy King and Sergeant Randy Owen, who presented awards ...


Motorcyclist crashes on 93

 RONAN — Rather than be apprehended by Ronan police, James Adams attempted to outrun officer David Bennett and crashed his motorcycle at the intersection of U.S Highway 93 and Old Highway 93 on Monday. Adams, of Arlee, was not wearing  a helmet in the one-vehicle wreck when he attempted to...


Water rights negotiators start work on articles of settlement

POLSON — Negotiating teams from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana Water Rights Compact Commission and the United States met for a session on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino. New business included beginning the work to draft an articles of settleme...


Spring Creek Lift Station nears completion

RONAN — Most people don’t think about where the water flowing down their drains ends up.  They go about their business, flushing toilets, washing dishes, and taking showers, without giving any thought to the mechanics of the sewer system.  However, since 80 percent of the Ronan&rs...


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