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Hunter education classes available

Hunter education classes available News from Tom Fieber, Lake County’s lead Hunter Safety instructor   LAKE COUNTY – Learning to be safe in today’s world has been paramount in the hunting community. It is now standard across America that states require hunters to attend and pass Hunter Education Classes to become certified to hunt.  In these classes students of all ages are taught many facets surrounding hunting. The classes start with the purpose of Hunter Education and who is responsible for administering the program, and then, they focus on what makes a responsible hunter, laws and regulations, ethics, and learning the parts of firearms. A lot of time i...

Polson Seniors for Sept. 5, 2018

POLSON — We may be older and think we’re mature - then someone pulls out bubble wrap. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon. Next Wednesday, Sept. 12, the toenail clinic will be here from 9-11 a.m. Bowling season is fast approaching and the...

Ronan Seniors for Sept. 5, 2018

RONAN — Another month has drawn to a close. My, how time flies.  The monthly board meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. due to the center being closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.  Cards will be played at the center on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.  ...

Birth announcements for Sept. 2, 2018 Birth announcements for Sept. 2, 2018

Gia Big Leggins POLSON — Starleena Big Leggins and Jett and Boog Mc-Clure are excited to announce the birth of their sister, Gia D’Marie Joseph Big Leggins. She was born Aug. 19, 2018, at the Nesting Place at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Gia was 18 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, ...

St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books St. Joseph Medical Center receives gift of books

 POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center pediatrician Emily Hall, DO, recently accepted a donation of children’s books from Laura Burrowes, Lake County Representative for the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. The books will be given to young children through the hospit...

Fun with a purpose Fun with a purpose

POLSON – Jacob Todd, 5, wanted to go fishing on Saturday morning, but he ended up going to the Back to School Wellness Fair instead and picked up a catch of a different kind. “Look at all this,” he said opening the backpack he received at the event. He had a coloring book from the Polson...

Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Growth Policy was unanimously passed, approved and adopted on Aug. 21 by Lake County Commissioners. The policy states that it will be used as an advisory document for land use, capital improvements planning, infrastructure, and development in the county. “The subj...

Fire Danger remains extreme on Flathead Reservation

RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Flathead Indian Reservation, that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain necessary. Even though many areas received wetting rains on Monday, associated with the passage of a cold front, the amount and duration of the rain was not enough...

Local group brings art, live theater to the valley Local group brings art, live theater to the valley

CHARLO – Focused on supporting art and culture in the Mission Valley, volunteers with the Ninepipe Arts Group held fundraisers and baked treats to bring art camps, scholarships and theater to the area. Last weekend, the group’s fundraising efforts came together to pay for a theatrical presenta...

Governor increases number of medication collection boxes

News from the office of the Governor of Montana Steve Bulloc k HELENA — Last week Gov. Bullock announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of medication collection boxes at our local pharmaci...

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