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Banners honor graduating seniors Banners honor graduating seniors

This year’s high school seniors won’t sit on stages in caps and gowns to signify the end of their secondary education, but communities are finding ways to celebrate them anyway. In Arlee, Kelly Jo Nagel spearheaded an effort to make and hang banners featuring the seniors’ photos throughout the community.  “They left school on a Friday and never came back — they didn’t know it was going to be their last day. This is a way to honor them,” Nagel said.  Nagel is the parent of a senior, and she worried that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors wouldn’t get to experience the typical events that mark their passage into the adu...

Polson clean-up event canceled, community members ecouraged to carry on tradition individually

POLSON – The Envision Polson! Beautification Committee is canceling the 2020 Polson Community Clean-Up event due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The beautification committee encourages community members to continue the annual spring tradition by picking up trash around Polson on their own this year....

Additional 13 weeks of UI benefits now available for Montanans

News from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry MONTANA – The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Montanans can now access an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits, expanded through the passage of the recent stimulus package, or CARES Act. “These eme...

Census count project changes with COVID-19

News from the Montana 2020 Census  MONTANA – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Montana will be one of a few states in the nation to resume update/leave operations. During this operation, census employees with identification and wearing full personal protective equipment will leave census ...

Polson community members asked to join surveillance camera registration

POLSON – The Polson Police Department is committed to a partnership with members and guests of our community that inspires confidence in all to make Polson a safe and pleasant place to live, work, learn and play.   Community policing is an organization-wide philosophy and management approach th...

Ticks emerge as weather warms Ticks emerge as weather warms

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Simply mentioning the word tick instinctively makes people start itching and checking for ticks, but no matter how uncomfortable they make you feel, it is a very important conversation to have.   In Montana, ticks can transmit several tick-borne illnesses to people, such ...

Emptier jails could stay that way Emptier jails could stay that way

CLEVELAND – A couple of months ago, the county jail in Cleveland started doing something that, prior to the pandemic, would have been unimaginable: it began releasing hundreds of inmates.  The problems at the jail were impossible to ignore. In 2018, the facility, which was designed to hold 1,76...

Landowner access program seeking applicants

News from FWP MONTANA – Currently, millions of public land acres in Montana are inaccessible.  Fish Wildlife and Parks’ new Public Lands Access Land Agreement encourages landowners to help open up and improve access to these isolated parcels of state and federal land for hunting and ...

Ronan seniors forMay 13, 2020

RONAN — The Ronan Senior Center is in protection mode, the same as other businesses in the area, but you are still able to order a meal for pickup. This is a great way to get an inexpensive break from cooking your own meal and an added plus is it is very tasty. Thank you to our great cooks and delivery...

Polson seniors for May 13, 2020

POLSON —  As of May 7, the Polson Senior Center is still closed except for home meal delivery Monday thru Friday for $5.  The menu is as follows: —  Wednesday, May 13: baked chicken, rice, gravy, mixed vegetables, pea salad, butterscotch pudding —  Thursday, May...

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