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Bullock welcomes new company

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today welcomed outdoor media and lifestyle company,  MeatEater, Inc. to Montana, following the company’s recent move to Bozeman.  “Our outdoor recreation opportunities continue to attract talented workers and companies, like MeatEater, Inc. to Montana,” Governor Bullock said. “This move will showcase the incredible hunting opportunities in Montana, as well as other leading assets of our outdoors, including world-class waterways, diverse landscapes, and unparalleled access to our public lands.” MeatEater, Inc. produces content, products and experiences f...


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley

The Mission Valley is officially aglow for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights at the Ronan fairgrounds.  This is the sophomore year for the annual Lights Under the Big Sky festival, which came to fruition as a way for communities to come together to celebrate the holiday season and as a ...


Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety

POLSON – About 30 Polson city residents and downtown business owners voiced their collective concerns and frustration regarding the increased occurrences of petty crimes in the downtown area, which are negatively affecting their quality of life and businesses. The Thursday evening meeting was held a...


CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty

ST. IGNATIUS – Approximately 2,500 oxycodone pills were stolen or unaccounted for from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Pharmacy in St. Ignatius resulting in an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration in March 2017 to March 2018. During the DEA’s inspection of th...


City of Polson hires legal staff

POLSON – More than a month after the former city attorney resigned, the Polson City Commission appointed a city attorney and an assistant city attorney to take on the city’s legal needs. Attorney Clinton Fischer is the new city attorney and Joshua Morigeau is the new assistant city attorney. T...


Commission considers unanticipated addition to wastewater treatment facility

POLSON – Commissioners will visit the wastewater treatment facility construction site before deciding whether to approve a request for a $119,000 drainage improvement that was not included in original designs for the project. Kevin Johnson, project manager from DOWL, the engineering firm that design...


Community Christmas tree to be removed, new tree established Community Christmas tree to be removed, new tree established

POLSON — Last year was the final holiday season for an evergreen that has been an emblem of holiday cheer in Polson for years.  The former community Christmas tree is located between Showboat Cinemas and Glacier Bank on Main Street. It will not be lit this year, and it will be removed before th...


Man killed in hit and run

PABLO – A 20-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run incident on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 53 in Pablo on Dec. 8. The victim has been identified as Aiden Michael Finley of Polson. (See related obituary on page 34.) Montana Highway Patrol Sargent Chan Barry said the incident occurred arou...


Exchange food for fines at library

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library is holding a food drive. All contributions will be donated to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. Patrons with overdue items or fines on their cards are encouraged to bring sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items to the circulation desk....


CSKT announces new chief game warden officer

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION –Tom McDonald, manager of the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation announces the promotion of Captain Dan McClure to the recent Tribal Conservation Program manager vacancy. McClure’s promotion as...


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