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Articles with the Tag: Mission Mountains

Briefs for Aug. 3, 2016

Paddleboarder drowns POLSON — Ty Kanara, 51, of St. Regis, passed away July 26 when he fell off a paddleboard in about 12 feet of water in the Indian Bay area of Flathead Lake. Kanara was with his family and did not resurface. A boater heard screaming and stopped to assist family. The boater dove...

Crew cleans Wild Horse Island trail Crew cleans Wild Horse Island trail

WILDHORSE ISLAND – Not everyone sees the wild horses that roam on an island on Flathead Lake. A small group of volunteers loaded into a boat on Saturday at the Big Arm State Park docks with Montana Fish, Wild and Parks employees and went out on the island with hopes of seeing the horses and other...

Cowboy Ball nets $25,000 for fairgrounds Cowboy Ball nets $25,000 for fairgrounds

  POLSON — The clouds blew away and the sun shone on the Polson Fairgrounds just in time for hundreds of folks to enjoy the Cowboy Ball on Friday night under the big top tent. The annual fundraiser, put on by the non-profit group Polson Fairgrounds, Inc., supports the Lake County-owned facility...

Coco's Bike Shop Coco's Bike Shop

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Mountains prove a perfect backdrop for Coco’s Bicycle Shop, located just outside city limits of St. Ignatius. Thousands of bikes, bike parts, and other odds and ends are orderly littered as far as the eye can see. Coco Blood, owner of the shop, is quite handy and has be...

College celebrates its beginning College celebrates its beginning

It’s such a big celebration that it couldn’t fit into one day. So the folks at Salish Kootenai College decided to make a weeklong celebration to honor those who helped to develop the college.  “The goal and vision was to help capture the vision of those founders who worked so dilige...

Briefs for Sept. 23, 2015

  Mission Valley Animals Shelter burglarized POLSON — Late Sept. 5 or early Sept. 6 thieves broke into the Mission Valley Animal Shelter after cutting lines for the telephone, alarm and internet, according to Jill Simpson, director of the shelter.  The burglars didn’t go into t...

On strikes On strikes

One major fire and several smaller ones were burning on the Flathead Reservation Monday, after thunderstorms and persistent high winds hit day after day in a weeklong barrage that put stress on local fire resources.  Governor Steve Bullock declared a State of Emergency on Sunday.  “Mont...

Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side Large fires erupt on west side of reservation, smaller ones on east side

  RONAN – Six new fires were sparked by lightning on the Flathead Reservation on Friday, including three large ones near Ferry Basin and two smaller ones in the Mission Mountains. According to Division of Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel, the Melton One Fire, near Melton Ranch in Hot Sp...

Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley

POLSON — Locals know Mission Valley offers a number of hidden gems that beckon to adventurous wayfarers from across the globe, but even the most experienced of explorers could be missing something unless they see the sprawling geographic diversity from above. Sean Fragua has spent the past 11 years ...

Reservation residents reminded of seasonal closures

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Les Bigcrane, of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildland Recreation Program, announces the following tribal recreation seasonal closures and openings: — The use of fireworks at the Blue Bay Camp Grounds is prohibited except at the day-use beach area on the F...


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