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More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp

LAKESIDE — Some 32 people were transported via ambulance to hospitals across Flathead, Lake and Missoula counties on June 17 after a deck collapse at Glacier Camp near Lakeside, according to the Somers/Lakeside Fire Department.  Six people injured were transported by air ambulance. Both A.L.E.R...

Kail W. Hitchcock Kail W. Hitchcock

BOZEMAN — Kail W. Hitchcock, 24, of Radersburg, Montana, passed away June 10, 2017, in Bozeman. He was born March 3, 1993, to Paul Craycraft and Michelle Hitchcock Brush in Missoula. Kail grew up in Arlee and Helena where he attended school. He later made Radersbury his home and worked as a hunting ...

Five more years for convicted bank robber Five more years for convicted bank robber

A Ronan man who robbed a bank at age 14 was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for probation violations last week. According to court records, Judge Kim Christopher revoked Francis Aimsback’s 10-year sentence, which include five years suspended, for criminal possession of dange...

ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war

Dr. Doug Melzer usually works nights in the emergency room at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He spends most of his time dealing with the usual emergency room fare: heart attacks, pneumonia, broken hips.  But about once a week he treats patients coming into the emergency room because they’re ...

Human trafficking awareness urged Human trafficking awareness urged

POLSON – As a victim of child sexual abuse, Grace Manchala has a heart for child victims of sex trafficking.  Manchala spoke about her passion to shed light on the problem before the Lake County Pachyderm Club on Friday, May 26.  Growing up in India, Manchala suffered from abuse from a ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

During a visit with friends in early May, Arnie remembered when he was supposed to join the military, and when he actually did. He was drafted while still in high school, and his father had something to say to the draft board about that. Arnie didn’t get on that bus on Dec. 8, 1944. Instead he stayed i...

Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...

Freeway Shootout affects local attorney, cattle rancher

POLSON – A shootout between a father and son and law enforcement last week has some local implications. Lake County’s deputy civil attorney Walter E. “Wally” Congdon said a cattle ranch that he owns a mile east of Missoula County just north of Interstate 90 received some stray shot...

Energy Keepers’ director: hydropower business is booming Energy Keepers’ director: hydropower business is booming

POLSON — The Seliš Ksanka Qĺispe Dam is bustling with business. That’s the word from Travis Togo, director of power management at Energy Keepers, which operates the dam for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Energy Keepers, Inc., which took over operations in September 2015...

Ronan golf team places in top

MISSOULA – In the last regular tournament of the season, the Ronan boys placed sixth and the girls placed fourth as a team during the two-day Loyola Invitational which started on May 1 in Missoula. Chiefs’ Vinny Bird Webster carded an 87 and an 84 good for an eighth-place finish, while Maidens...

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