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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics Law enforcement torch run benefits Lake County Special Olympics

POLSON – Local law enforcement officers were out in force Friday in Lake County. Their mission wasn’t to fight crime but to help raise awareness and cash for the Montana Special Olympics.  Beginning at the Polson High School and finishing in Arlee, special Olympians, law enforcement and f...

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Softball Polson Lady Pirates On the road, the Polson Lady Pirates blasted the Frenchtown Lady Broncs for 16 hits in an 11-8 victory on Tuesday evening, April 23. Lady Pirate pitchers Lauren Vergeront and Katelyne Druyvestein combined for eight strikeouts, seven walks and five hits. Josie Caye and K...

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Tennis Ronan Chiefs On Thursday, the Ronan boys tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over Libby, while the girls struggled against the Lady Loggers falling 6-1. Earlier in the week, the teams fell to Corvallis; boys 7-5 and girls 7-1. Mission Bulldog s Maria Bugeda, Pam Frost and doubles partne...

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Tennis The Ronan tennis team faced the Bigfork Vikings and the Mission Bulldogs in a double-header court matchup on Thursday. Bigfork defeated the Ronan boys 4-1 and the girls 4-0. In the Mission matchup, Ronan prevailed 6-1 over the boys and 3-1 over the girls.   Track and Field Po...

Flooding minimal despite extreme late-winter weather Flooding minimal despite extreme late-winter weather

LAKE COUNTY – Though the winter may have seemed never-ending, lower than average overall snowfall for the winter means there’s less risk of flooding as snow melts this spring.   “We are seeing signs that spring runoff season has begun,” said Casey Ryan, hydrologist for the Con...

Ever-changing Colstrip bill receives Senate approval, but concerns linger

HELENA — A bill that would scale back the Montana Public Service Commission’s regulatory authority over the Colstrip generating plant is one significant step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted 32-18 to approve Senate Bill 331 on second reading Wednesday. The proposal has morphed numerous...

Academy Days schedule announced

News from Montana’s congressional delegation U.S. Congress – For Montana students interested in attending one of America’s prestigious military academies, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy...

Vaile avoids jail time in Harris case Vaile avoids jail time in Harris case

By Jeff Smith of Anderson Broadcasting for the Valley Journal Another person involved in the death of Cassandra Harris had their case resolved with no jail time. Julia Vaile, 18, of Missoula, was convicted of misdemeanor careless driving during a change of plea hearing at District Court in Polson on March...

MHP Trooper in critical condition after shooting MHP Trooper in critical  condition after shooting

News from Montana Attorney General Tim Fox MONTANA – Early in the morning of March 15, near the Evaro Bar and Casino, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer located a suspected vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Missoula shooting before midnight. Trooper Alex Hiday was th...

Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall

LAKE COUNTY – Last week’s snowfall closed schools and created treacherous driving conditions, but up in the mountains snow accumulation is still below average.  As of March 3, the Flathead Basin received just 91 percent of its normal snowpack for the season. This was despite significant s...


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