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Polson Rural Fire Board addresses perceived myths regarding wreck response fee

(Editor's note: The Polson Rural Fire Board has addressed several "myths" listed below that the group feels is the basis of public discontent regarding the new motor vehicle response fees the department will charge when responding to wrecks.) It should be noted that the trustees see their responsibility as being to the taxpayers of this District in continuing to provide the best service possible when it comes to preservation of life and property. Myth 1 — Polson, Mont. is unique in advancing these charges. Given the information that has been set forth in the media, it would seem to suggest that Polson was the first to initiate this concept. Not only are communities across the stat...


Employer listening sessions focus on job creation, growing the economy

You should see my two shiners. I fell down the marble steps at the capitol and broke my nose. I’m healing fast, but look like I’ve been in a fist fight. The Helena emergency room doctor, Dr. Noles, is District Court Judge Christopher’s brother-in-law. Montana really is one small town spread...


Challenges face new legislature

This legislative session will be very different. The House in the last three sessions was divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats. Now there are 68 Republicans and only 32 Democrats. And 32 of the Republicans are new legislators. Like most Montanans, I voted for term limits, but your representati...


Front lines - Afghanistan

Raised in the Mission Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Adams serves in the United States Marine Corps. Adams is the son of Dee and C.W. Adams of Polson and is serving his second tour of Afghanistan in the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of 3rd Marine Logistics. A 1983 graduate of Polson High School, Adams at...


I’m sad to say, but I must be on my way

Like most people, instead of focusing on the good things in life, I tend to focus on what’s wrong with it or how it could be better. I realized this a couple weeks ago while watching Charlo take on Superior. Seeing kids, who when I started covering western Montana sports in Superior four years ago w...


Front lines - Afghanistan

Raised in the Mission Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Adams serves in the United States Marine Corps. Adams is the son of Dee and C.W. Adams of Polson and is serving his second tour of Afghanistan in the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of 3rd Marine Logistics. A 1983 graduate of Polson High School, Adams at...


Front lines - Afghanistan

Raised in the Mission Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Adams serves in the United States Marine Corps. Adams is the son of Dee and C.W. Adams of Polson and is serving his second tour of Afghanistan in the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of 3rd Marine Logistics. A 1983 graduate of Polson High School, Adams at...


Banning earmarks gives Obama administration control of decisions

Coming home every weekend and traveling to all of Montana’s 56 counties allows me to listen to folks, visit small businesses and understand the rural communities we call home. Unlike some Washington bureaucrat who sits in a cubicle all day, I know Montana. I know some parts of our state don’t ...


Front lines - Afghanistan

Raised in the Mission Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Adams serves in the United States Marine Corps. Adams is the son of Dee and C.W. Adams of Polson and is serving his second tour of Afghanistan in the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of 3rd Marine Logistics. A 1983 graduate of Polson High School, Adams at...


Front lines - Afghanistan

Raised in the Mission Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Ted Adams serves in the United States Marine Corps. Adams is the son of Dee and C.W. Adams of Polson and is serving his second tour of Afghanistan in the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of 3rd Marine Logistics. A 1983 graduate of Polson High School, Adams at...


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