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There was a whole lot of inclusion goin’ on at Polson High School last week. The first ever “Respect Rally” was held Feb. 7 as a Special Olympics whole school engagement event. Six special education high school students and their student peers participated in a series of fun activitie...

Group supports kids’ art Group supports kids’ art

A child’s life without art would be unimaginable to Ninepipe Arts Group board member Ben Ferencz, and the sentiment is true for many art enthusiasts with the group, which is why they developed a fundraiser. At the Leon Club House in Charlo on Saturday, group members held their annual fundraiser with...

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam. Blair Jones, 22nd District Court judge in Columbus...

Alberta organic farmer explores local food programs

News from Meadow Creek Farms, Alberta, Canada WESTERN MONTANA — Mandy Melnyk, an organic farmer from Alberta, toured Ronan and other regional areas the first few days of the new Trump administration, tasked with researching how funding structures help build food systems in Montana. “Throu...

Local pens book about railroad history Local pens book about railroad history

POLSON – A man who worked as a numbers cruncher throughout his career never thought he’d write a book about history. But such is life. Evan McKinney’s historical novel, “High Iron to Fairbanks: Building the Historic Alaska Railroad,” was published late last year. Culbertso...

Pitchfest Pitchfest

MISSOULA – Crowdfunded loans are the newest thing growing in Montana. “There are ways to make your dreams a reality,” according to Annie Heuscher, program director for the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. On Thursday, Jan. 26, all three of the farms that presented at the nati...

Farmers, ranchers invited to join conference

MISSOULA — The 2017 Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Lake County Conservation District, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula. Livestock and crop producers as well as natural resource professionals and educators from across Montana will converge ...

New non-profit making a difference New non-profit making a difference

POLSON – Helping a woman keep her house was just one example of the types of things that May Simmons does. Simmons opened New Hope Center Montana, a non-profit organization, at 610 N. Main St. in the former Glass Doctor building in September. When she found out that April Zimmerer was in danger o...

Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home

POLSON – A 22-year-old man is facing revocation of his two-year deferred sentence after some $10,000 in cash, firearms, ammunition and various illegal drugs were allegedly found in his Missoula residence on Jan. 4. Gage Daniel Stroop received the deferred sentence in Lake County on July 13, 2016 aft...

Judge: County’s judicial system in crisis since 1995 Judge: County’s judicial  system in crisis since 1995

POLSON – Crisis management has been the norm at the Lake County courthouse since 1995, according to 20th District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher. She spoke at the Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday and talked about the challenges she and others in the judicial and law enforcement fields have f...

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