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New crafts, clothing store receives redevelopment funds

POLSON – Updates to a long-empty Main Street storefront will be made with the help of funds from the Polson Redevelopment Agency.  Carol Lynn Lapotka, owner of Eddie Boy LLC, has purchased 212 Main Street, the former home of Jackie M’s footwear. She plans to use the storefront to sell Montana-made art and her own clothing line, which is made of recycled cloth. According to the application, the PRA will award the business $18,895 for structural improvements to the storefront including removal of the awning, installation of wood flooring and updates to the electrical system.  The funds come from the Tax Increment Finance district. TIF districts are areas that ha...


Fundraising for student photography trip underway Fundraising for student photography trip underway

PABLO – Between classes, five teenagers met to discuss the upcoming trip for their photography class. When told they would fly to New Mexico by airplane, all five glanced up in unison; some giddy, others nervous. Only one member of the group has traveled by air before.  Starting Sept. 15, Two E...


Local gymnasts ready for state competition Local gymnasts ready for state competition

POLSON – Another state championship has arrived for the Mission Valley athletic landscape this weekend. The Osprey gymnastics team will represent the valley during the 2019 Montana State Gymnastics Championships. The team is scheduled to compete in Helena on the Carol College campus on Sunday, March 17...


CSKT requests hunting season comments

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department  The Flathead Indian Reservation Advisory Board is seeking comments on the draft 2019-2020 hunting seasons for shooting hours and limits for migratory waterfowl, pheasants and gray partridge for non-member hunters.   A copy of the draft regulations...


Senator asks Administration to prioritize funding for federal energy programs

News from Senator Jon Tester’s office  MONTANA – On the heels of one of the coldest Februarys in Montana history, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is fighting to help low-income families keep the heat on. Tester is calling on the Trump Administration to support the Low-Income Home Energy Assi...


Non-hibernating bears sought by wildlife managers

News from CSKT Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation & Conservation   If you are wondering if it is too early to see grizzly bears out in the Mission Valley in our current record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall, you are correct.  Typically, young grizzly bears adapt to these extreme...


Briefs for March 13, 2019

Jordan Albert featured guest at talent competition News from Mission Valley Has Talent competition POLSON — Back by popular demand, local musician Jordan Albert is again the featured guest artist for the Mission Valley Has Talent competition to be held at 7 p.m. on March 15, at the Polson Hig...


Players open '12 Angry Men' Players open '12 Angry Men'

News from Port Polson Players POLSON — Even though a snow-related accident took out the Highway 93 theatre sign on the south end of Polson, “The Show Must Go On,” as The Port Polson Players, in association with Mission Valley Friends of the Arts, present Reginald Rose’s award win...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


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