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View from the Library

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Is there a better time to snuggle up under a cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate (with whip cream of course) and settle into a good book? We love the idea of hygge and have a great book display to go with it. If you’re not familiar, hygge is a Danish word for a feeling of coziness and comfort. Think warm wooly sweaters, fuzzy socks and cable knit blankets by the fire. We hope everyone has a sense of hygge this winter season with comfort and joy. Angela is our hostess for a seasonal sing-a-long on Thursday, Dec. 5. Drop in anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. to join in the festive singing. Music and live accompaniment are provided alo...


Resolution supports water compact

Editor, A resolution in support of the CSKT-Montana Water Compact originated in July at the Lake County Conservation District with full support of the members. It then advanced to the Area 5 October meeting. After receiving approval at the area meeting, it advanced to the state-wide meeting in Kalispell. ...


Vote no on tax increases

Editor,  School District 23 voters are being asked to approve over $61 million in school improvements to be repaid over 25 years. This ballot has been delivered to you in the last week or so.  Additionally, Lake County voters will be asked in January 2020 to approve $50 million for county law...


Slices of Life

My husband thinks our cat is dying. Or is close to death or is succumbing to old age. I don’t disagree. The cat in question is 19 years old. He’s lived a good life, an extremely good and long life.  He still goes outside every day, albeit for shorter jaunts than in his younger years. He s...


Support Polson School District bond

Editor,  Strong public schools are the cornerstone of a successful community. Whether or not you work for the school or have a child in the district, our entire community is better when the quality of education is improved across the board. Improvements that will be made from the passage of both Pols...


Vote for school bond, improved safety for students

Editor, I have been a member of the Polson community for over 40 years and have been impressed by the positive support shown for our school system.   When I came to Polson as a teacher in 1976, our high school was just two years old, the old high school was our middle school, the Lincoln building ...


Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Editor,  The Polson Senior Citizens Center is again hosting the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28. There is no charge for this meal, and those unable to attend may have a meal delivered to them. Advanced notice for delivery must be given by calling 406-883-4735. This fr...


Ben there, done that

The effects of increased carbon dioxide in our air are cause for growing concern. No matter your stance or beliefs on the topic, irrefutable evidence reveals there is more CO2 in the air now than at any other point in modern history.  In 2016, there was roughly a 33 percent increase of CO2 in the air...


Sharing my retirement

Editor, I’d like to share my retirement. My name is Charleen Crenshaw. I received my final orders for retirement on Sept. 11th. I first entered military service in 1980 as an intelligence analyst, spending my first nine years on active duty in the Army. I transferred to active reserves for two years...


Slices of Life

When my kids were very young, each of them had a favorite movie that we viewed over and over (and over). As I watched replay-after-replay, I noted the shows had a few things in common. They were animated productions made by Disney and embedded in their storylines were life lessons that served as a benefit no...


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