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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Local band students excel at state music festival

MISSOULA — Polson High School band students who received excellent and superior ratings at the Montana State Music Festival in Missoula on May 1 and 2 were as follows: Excellent Rating: PHS Clarinet Choir —Tyra Rucker-Huitt, Cosmo Garza, Austin Martinez, Malysa Lamphere Trombone Solo &md...

Valley track, field athletes land top three at Seeley-Swan Invite

  MISSOULA – At the Seeley-Swan Invite in Missoula on Saturday, valley athletes ran, jumped and hurled their way into top three spots, though none found gold at the Missoula County Stadium event. For the boys, the Ronan Chiefs placed highest as a team with a score of 27, good for ninth place...

Man guilty in grizzly killings

MISSOULA – A federal district judge has found a Bigfork man guilty of illegally killing three grizzly bears in May 2014.  On March 30, United States Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch found Dan Calvin Wallen, 54, guilty of three counts of unlawfully taking a threatened species.  “The only ...

Access Montana back online after cyber attack

RONAN — More than 3,000 Access Montana data customers were left with disruptions in Internet and television over the weekend because of a cyber attack.  According to company CEO Jay Preston, the attack began late Thursday evening and was finally resolved on Monday at around 3 a.m. During that t...

Salish elder honored with doctorate Salish elder honored with doctorate

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – Salish tribal elder Louis “Louie” Adams has spent a lifetime teaching others the stories, culture and language of his people. The University of Montana honored this tireless educator with an honorary doctorate of humane letters. His nominati...

Polson pilots honored

MISSOULA — Two Polson area pilots were recently honored at the Montana Aviation Conference held Friday in Missoula. Larry Ashcraft was presented with the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, which honors pilots with over fifty years of accident free flying. In making the presentation, Federa...

Polson curlers’ strategic play earns ‘chess on ice’ nickname Polson curlers’ strategic play earns ‘chess on ice’ nickname

The statement “let’s throw some rocks” sounds like kids at the lakeshore, but it’s a call for curlers to take the ice.  Polson curlers Dave and Suz Rittenhouse interested friends in the winter sport, and now a group of Polsonites makes the trip to Missoula to curl at the Glaci...

Lake County 4-H members travel to Helen

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension HELENA — 4-H members from across the state of Montana gathered in Helena recently to learn more about the legislative process at the Montanans for 4-H Legislative Program. Traveling from Lake County were 4-H Ambassadors Keergan and Landar Fang...

Man charged in bear deaths

MISSOULA – A Bigfork man who lives in the Ferndale area of Lake County has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that resulted from him allegedly shooting and killing a grizzly May 2014.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, pleaded not guilty Jan. 27 to three counts of unlawful taking of a threatened speci...

legislative briefs

Guns on campus  makes a return   The Senate Judiciary committee is considering Senate Bill 143, which would allow guns on campus by prohibiting the Board of Regents from making rules against guns. Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, the bill’s sponsor, said the right to bear arms was a b...


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