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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

As Montanans call for more solar power, special interest attacks continue

MISSOULA —  While nearly nine in 10 Montanans support the development of more renewable energy sources like solar energy, electric utilities and fossil fuel-backed special interests are trying to hold off the inevitable renewable-energy future by promoting policies that would make rooftop solar ha...

Marking the past Marking the past

POLSON — The Hershman Rock is an enigma to area history enthusiasts. The rock, which is located in the Jette area and supposedly designates the burial place for someone who died in 1717, has been known of by various locals since a story was written about it on July 6, 1970 in the now-defunct Flathea...

Montanans agree: Legislature must work with Governor to balance budget

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – For the last two months, Montana local officials, community leaders, business owners, organizations and ordinary citizens from across the state have publicly stated support for the Governor’s plan to balance the budget in a way that minimizes t...

Envision Polson provides committee updates

News from Envision Polson The following committee news is shared by the Envision Polson community group. Beautification Committee: Because there have been few nominations of outstanding Christmas yard decorations in recent years, the Beautification Committee has decided not to sponsor the “Cele...

Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district

POLSON – Gordon Gieser was about to retire, but his wife Kelly had other ideas, he said.  Gieser, 61, took over as fire chief at Polson Rural Fire District in September.  He came to Polson after 30 years as fleet supervisor with Missoula Rural Fire District because he wanted to be close...

Briefs for Oct. 25, 2017

LCCDC annual board meeting is Oct. 25 RONAN  – Lake County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual board meeting from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 407 Main St. SW in Ronan MT.   ‘Monster Mash’ fun run proceeds to benefit district family News fr...

Proposed dog-training rule nixed

POLSON – A proposed rule that would have limited the number of dogs one could train at one time has been put on hold.  In March, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed a rule that would allow only four dogs to train on wild birds at any one time. The rule would have required dog trainers to ...

Man ordered to pay $32K in restitution

POLSON – A 31-year-old man who was responsible for a vehicle accident in which a woman passenger racked up some $32,000 in medical bills was sentenced in district court last week. Judge Kim Christopher gave Waylon James Deroche, 31, a two-year deferred sentence to the Department of Corrections for c...

Rape convict to get mental health evaluation Rape convict to get mental health evaluation

POLSON – A 44-year-old man who was convicted of rape following a re-trial in July had his sentence postponed last week. On Oct. 16, Vaughn James’ attorney Amanda Marvin requested that her client be evaluated at the state mental hospital in Warm Springs prior to sentencing.  Judge Kim C...

LDS Church announces changes

News from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Recent changes for the local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have been implemented as the Kalispell and Missoula stakes have split and a third stake has been created. The new Frenchtown stake includes the following bra...


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