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Otters bite Polson boy

BIGFORK — Otters are cute and cuddly to look at, but they’re very protective of their pups as Zack Whipple, 9, found out on Aug. 4.  Zach was on the dock at Lake of the Woods near Echo Lake east of Kalispell, his mother Kelly Ware said, and heard splashing underneath. Thinking it was just...

Curlyleaf Pondweed removal project underway

News from the Lake County Conservation District  FLATHEAD LAKE — Aquatic Invasive Species can foul boats, degrade water quality and wreak havoc on a host of native species. The economic impacts are equally adverse. Once aquatic invasive species become established in a watershed, property values...

Register now for 3 on 3 hoop jams

News from Mission Valley 3 on 3 MISSION VALLEY — Mission Valley 3 on 3 will again be hosting basketball events throughout the summer months. Registration for all events can be made online at, dropped off at the locations and dates listed with each event, or mailed to P.O. Box 9...

Permits available to cut Christmas trees in National Forest

News from the National Forest Service FLATHEAD VALLEY — Christmas tree permits from the Flathead National Forest are available for $5 each from Forest Service Offices in Kalispell, Hungry Horse, and Bigfork, and in Lake County at Ronan Power Products and Ronan Sports and Western, as well as oth...

Convicted kidnapper asks court to consider new evidence

POLSON — A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year-old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has asked the Montana Supreme Court to consider new evidence in the case, although it’s unclear what the new evidence is. In a petition filed Nov. 20, Chuck Devlin ...

Mission Valley hosts 3 on 3 ‘JAM’borees throughout the summer Mission Valley hosts 3 on 3 ‘JAM’borees throughout the summer

RONAN — Mission Valley 3 on 3 orgainizes summertime basketball tournaments throughout Lake County and Bigfork. On Saturday, 85 teams competed in 12 divisions of the Pioneer Days “JAM”boree 3-on-3 in Ronan, the third tournament sponsored by the Mission Valley group.   Pioneer D...

Local presents play about Salish women

BIGFORK — “Belief” is a one-woman play featuring Salish actress Julie Cajune. The multi-dimensional performance is a unique mixture of interconnected Salish women’s stories, poetry and live music. Each story intimately invites the audience to believe in one’s true self, to belie...

Year of the dragon Year of the dragon

Flessie has some competition. The renowned Flathead Lake Monster might want to steer clear of Bigfork’s Flathead Lake Lodge come September, because these waters will be teeming with dragons — dragon boats, that is.  For the first time, more than 1,000 paddlers will converge at the lakesid...


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