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90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines 90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines

LAKE COUNTY – A winter windstorm blew through the valley on Wednesday, Jan. 13, damaging homes and cars, downing power lines and toppling massive trees. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts across northwestern Montana moving up to over 90 mph during the day. Mild damage included a slew o...

Big Arm Association hosts event

News from the Chief Cliff VFD DAYTON – The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Dayton Daze fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the spacious Dayton Park.   Pioneering the West is the theme of this year’s costume event, and attendees are encouraged to dress up ...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

CSKT’s Big Arm position affirmed in federal court

 News from CSKT  PABLO – Last year, over the objections of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Lake County granted an access to a developer who proposed an RV park next to the village of Big Arm.  The tribes objected because Lake County neither owned the property underly...

Schools continue to provide meals during Coronavirus closures Schools continue to provide meals during Coronavirus closures

LAKE COUNTY – Though schools are closed for two weeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19, districts are making sure students are still fed. Since the closures, schools have given out hundreds of meals for students to eat at home to make up for meals they would have otherwise eaten in their school’s...

Changes to boating access finalized

FLATHEAD LAKE — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is not renewing its lease with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the Elmo Fishing Access Site on Flathead Lake. Instead, FWP is focusing its recreation management efforts on the Big Arm Unit of Flathead Lake State Park, w...

Big Arm Firefighter awarded ‘Firefighter of the Year’

POLSON – The Big Arm Grill recently hosted the Polson Rural Fire District firefighter appreciation banquet.  There were 55 attendees including the firefighters and their families at the event. Also in attendance were members of the Rural Fire District Board, including Fred Nelson, Dick Wunderli...

Recreation easement purchase proposed for Flathead Lake State Park

News from Montana FWP MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation jointly propose the purchase of a permanent recreation easement for Big Arm State Park along Flathead Lake. A draft environmental analysis detailing the proposal, includ...

Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland Boy Scouts rehabilitate Melita Island woodland

News from the Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America  BIG ARM – Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America, is underway with a woodland transformation project on Melita Island after devastating stress on trees due to root rot and dwarf mistletoe, in combination with defoliation by Tussock moth an...

CSKT files right-of-way lawsuit against county, property owner CSKT files right-of-way lawsuit against county, property owner

BIG ARM — A federal court will determine whether the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes or Lake County have authority over an undeveloped road in Big Arm. “This is a disagreement we’re trying to settle over ownership of the underlying land in question and ultimately, who has regulat...


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