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Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186 Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186

MONTANA – The controversy over ballot Initiative 186 seems to be about two competing visions for Montana’s future economy, and water quality underlies them both. The ballot measure, if passed, would amend the state’s 1971 Metal Mine Reclamation Act to provide for an additional $115,000 to $118,000 in annual revenue for Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality. The money would be used to analyze pollution cleanup plans in new mining permits. The initiative supported by the Yes for Responsible Mining coalition is backed by Montana Trout Unlimited, among others. David Brooks is TU’s executive director and the coalition’s primary spokesperson. ...


Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple

Tom Siple February 23, 1967 Desert Storm Era: Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, Germany U.S. Army – 52nd Signal Battalion Tom Siple wanted to join the military, but there was a problem -- he was an early high school graduate and was too young. Not wanting to waste time, Tom went to college until his 17th birth...


New Arlee feed store owners settle into business New Arlee feed store owners settle into business

ARLEE–Headley Family Feed, a new iteration of an old Arlee business, will continue to stock feed and livestock supplies with added services in response to customer request. “We care about taking care of the customer and what the customer thinks,” said owner Breanne Headley. Headley gr...


Local artists celebrate life, harvest Local artists celebrate life, harvest

ARLEE –“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist,” American novelist Wendell Berry wrote. The intersection of art and agriculture is the subject of the new Killdeer Artisans Guild show at the Hangin' Art Gallery. “Seaso...


St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — That moment you walk into a spiderweb and suddenly turn into a karate master. AARP’s Safe Driving Class will be held here on Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Space is limited, so please call the center at 406-745-4462 to get signed up. On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m.-...


Ronan seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

RONAN —This last week has been beautiful as far as weather. We will take all the days like that we can get as it takes us closer to the end of the season and will make winter seem that much shorter. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, we will honor our Senior of the Year, Richard Tobel. All who would like to com...


Arlee seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

ARLEE — Winter is almost here and our snowbirds are heading south. For those of you that are staying for our beautiful winters, don’t forget you can get a nice hot meal at the Arlee Senior Citizens Center. Lunches are served on Mondays and Wednesdays and dinners are served on the second and fourt...


Polson seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

POLSON — The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don’t have to mow it. When Hal Lanier is not driving the Council on Aging medi-van, taking passengers to Kalispell or Missoula, he can be found on Tuesday afternoons tearing up the lanes at senior bowling where he records som...


Birth announcements for Oct. 24, 2018 Birth announcements for Oct. 24, 2018

Basil DuCharme RONAN — Basil Wayne DuCharme was born on Sept. 6, 2018, at St. Luke Community Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Parents are Isiah Russell and Rochelle Salois of Polson. Paternal grandparents are Dorthea Hendrickx and Chad Russell of Ronan. Maternal grandparents are Theresa Te...


Polson seniors for Oct. 17, 2018

POLSON — With the fire season being almost over, it brings to mind a question I’ve always wondered about; why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, whereas it takes a whole box to start a campfire? A Bailey Insurance representative will be here on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. ...


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