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AIS inspectors encounter unusual situation at Wibaux

News from Montana   Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Watercraft inspectors at the Wibaux inspection station intercepted a motorboat entering Montana with mussels attached. The Wibaux inspection station, located on the Montana-North Dakota border on Interstate 94, has intercepted 12 of the 54 mussel-fouled boats intercepted so far this year. This boat was unique in how the mussels were attached to the boat. Invasive mussels have byssal threads they use to attach to underwater surfaces. The threads or “hairs” are an adaptation found on invasive zebra and quagga mussels but are not found on North America’s native freshwater mussel species. Invasive musse...


Dr. Aron Haire joins Providence emergency department

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson is proud to announce that Dr. Aron Haire, D.O. has joined the Providence St. Joseph Center staff providing emergency care to the community. “Dr. Haire will be an incredible addition to o...


Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues

LAKE COUNTY – Four Lake County legislators met with county commissioners last Tuesday to discuss a laundry list of concerns, ranging from an over-crowded jail and traffic congestion to redistricting and frustration with the local office of the Department of Revenue.  State Senators Greg Hertz, ...


Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

Man who died in Arlee structure fire identified as Leroy Houle News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ARLEE — Pursuant to an autopsy conducted by the Montana State Forensic Lab, the Lake County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died as a result of the Aug. 28, 2021, ...


Ronan seniors for Sept. 15, 2021

RONAN — Hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves during the new outbreak of COVID. Please be careful and wear your mask whenever you leave your home. Our menu for the week is: — Wednesday, Sept. 15: chili and cinnamon rolls — Friday, Sept. 17: pork chops, roasted red pot...


Polson seniors for Sept. 15, 2021

POLSON — September is the month for Polson Senior Center’s annual membership drive. Dues are only $15 for the year. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunches are served at the center or packaged for take-out. The lunches are well balanced, nutritious, delicious and only $5. ...


St. Ignatius seniors for Sept. 15, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Center reminds everyone their annual fall sale will take place on Oct. 1 and 2. Baked goods will be sold on Friday, Oct. 1. If you have contributions, bring them to the senior center in the next couple of weeks. Please save the dates and join us. — Wednes...


Dixon seniors for Sept. 15, 2021

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. All are invited to come enjoy dinner, breakfast, and/or pinochle. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings, at 5 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon resident...


Montana sees strong recovery from COVID-19 recession

News from MT Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry released the state’s 2021 Labor Day report, which shows Montana is in the midst of a strong recovery from the 2020 recession and is poised to enjoy robust economic growth in the future. Th...


Museum of the Rockies offers free admission Museum of the Rockies offers free admission

BOZEMAN — Museum Day is a national celebration of curiosity in which participating museums match the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based museums. It aims to inspire the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities, s...


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