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Vietnam veteran reflects on service, bronze star 40 years later Vietnam veteran reflects on service, bronze star 40 years later

POLSON — Forty years ago last month, local marine veteran Denny Ray Newby received a Bronze Star and Combat “V” for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War, one of the military’s highest honors. Newby served from 1966 to 1969 and was a member of the first all-Montanan platoon. Pe...

Flathead Reservation fires continue to burn Flathead Reservation fires continue to burn

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Thousands of acres have burned in the wilderness since July, and the flames continue to smolder. As of Monday, Aug. 22, two main fires have kept firefighters busy on the reservation. The Crooks fire, near Arlee, is at 3,258 acres and is zero percent contained. The Boulder 2700...

Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost. Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long w...

Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows

POLSON — Wildfire crews increased fire containment this past week as they continued to grapple with the destructive Boulder 2700 Fire.  In a Monday morning update, fire officials with the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 4 reported that the 2,072 acre fire, burning eight miles ...

Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come

Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before — the cause is unknown but early indications are that it was started by humans — and throughout the day scooper planes hi...

Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Early Monday morning, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes handed over management of the Boulder 2700 fire, burning eight miles east of Polson, to a Northern Region Type 2 management team.  CT Camel, fire information officer for CSKT, said the team is geared up to handle major incidents and ca...

Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire

POLSON — The two-day Flathead Cherry Festival returned to the downtown streets of Polson this past weekend but the event changed a bit by Sunday. Working together as a community quickly became the theme of the festival among both vendors and festival-goers as fire crews battled the Boulder Fire loca...

Man dies while swimming in Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of a man who died in Flathead Lake on Sunday, Aug. 4. Michael John Chernikoff, 34, of Polson, was riding in a boat when he decided to get out and swim to Bird Island, according to Bell. Chernikoff experienced complications during his swim...

Club to make baskets for Special Olympics’ auction

News from the Montecahto Club FINLEY POINT – The Montecahto Club will meet at the Finley Point Grill on Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. In addition to their regular agenda, club members will be making wine-and-cheese baskets to donate to the Special Olympics fundraising auction. The club’s...

Yellow Bay Fire Hall building project completed

The Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department has completed the new Yellow Bay Fire Hall at mile marker 17.5 on Hwy. 35, across from the University of Montana Biological Station. “The district really worked hard to keep this project a priority and it took a few years to launch. Our goal is to respond ...


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