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Grant supports Hot Springs library

HOT SPRINGS – Fiction allows readers to connect with far-away places and unfamiliar characters, but in Hot Springs it also builds bridges within the community. The Preston Hot Springs Library book club brings people together to talk about a designated book. “It’s a chance for people to get together with something in common to talk about,” said Library Director Starla Rice. Thanks to a grant from Humanities Montana, the book club will meet for many months to come. The library received a $500 “Big Sky Reads” grant to support the discussion group. Humanities Montana works throughout the state to promote humanities through public programs. Rice said the...


Museum schedules shared

ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum Although our museum is closed until Summer 2019, please drive by and see our beautiful outdoor Veteran’s Memorial. ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The Church is known fo...


St. Ignatius senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — O give me the life of a bat, when the shades of night come down. I fly with my little black cat to dear ol’ witches’ town. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the ladies from Area VI Agency on Aging will be here to help you with open enrollment Medicare part D prescription plans from 9:...


Polson senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

I have clothes that no longer fit. I keep telling myself I’m going to slim down. I accidentally selected a pair of trousers from that group and when I couldn’t get them buttoned around my waist, I told Fran that I think the dryer is shrinking my clothes. She replied, “No, Dave, it’s t...


Arlee senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

Happy November to all. We are excited to announce some new things going on at the center. We now have internet on our computers so if you need to be online you can come on down when we are open. We’ve also set up a Facebook page. We will put our monthly menu online and update you to anything that is...


Historic change Historic change

RONAN – The famed Ronan arch and sign are getting a much-needed face-lift. Workers will spend the next few months taking the arch apart and restoring it. Restore the Ronan Arch Committee is the spearhead group for the restoration project. The iconic arch is the entryway to Main Street Ronan. It is k...


Commission grants Ridgewater extension

POLSON – Last week, commissioners decided to honor Ridgewater developer Mike Maddy’s application for a fifth extension on plans for the development. The Polson City Commission initially approved the Ridgewater Development Master Plan Subdivision in 2005. The plan proposed development of commer...


Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information

RONAN – As the water compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana sits at a standstill, the Flathead Irrigation District decided to hold an informational meeting about water issues. The Flathead District supports the CSKT-Montana Water Compact. Paul Guenzler of the Flathea...


$5.6 million bond would improve St. Ignatius Schools facilities

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District is running a school improvement bond for the third time for voters to decide on in the Nov. 6 election, but if it doesn’t pass this time, the school might have another taxbased option. The bond at $5.6 million would be used to develop new facilit...


Experts identify design flaws in wastewater facility

POLSON — Commissioners heard the results of an investigation into issues with the construction of the wastewater treatment facility and advised Polson City Manager Mark Shrives on the action that should be taken to resolve the problems. The City of Polson hired two specialists to look into issues wi...


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