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Short drive to tree hunting Short drive to tree hunting

NORTHWEST MONTANA —Because all plants on National Forest Service lands — from tiny lichens to the largest trees — belong to the American public, collection limits and fees are in place to assure sustainable resources for the future. With that in mind, Western Montana’s abundant fir...

Briefs for Nov. 25, 2015

Group works to create ice rink POLSON — More opportunities for recreation are in the works as organizers are in the process of securing $4 million to create a multi-functional ice rink in Polson. With a $25,000 donation kicked in by local businesswoman Carmine Mowbray, a $1 million matching grant...

Local youths place at Punt, Pass & Kick event Local youths place at Punt, Pass & Kick event

MISSOULA — On Oct. 5 in Missoula, 10 youths from Lake County placed in the top three of their age groups when they joined 84 boys and girls ages 6-15 who participated at the Western Montana Sectional competition of the NFL Punt Pass & Kick program.  Elizabeth Bluemel, 13, of Ronan, set an a...

Bigfoot Conference comes to Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — The first annual Big Sky Bigfoot Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, with a meet and greet reception Friday night, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. This conference brings speakers from Kentucky, Idaho, and Montana to discuss current researc...

Briefs for Sept. 30, 2015

Students earn scholarships from UM School of Journalism   News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – Students within the University of Montana School of Journalism recently earned scholarships for their excellence, commitment and professional potential. Polson: Peregrine Friss...

Tribal culture shared with local, Missoula students Tribal culture shared with local, Missoula students

PABLO — A deer hide with grayish white hair was ready to be scraped, and students from the Missoula International School, a Spanish immersion school, were eager to try.  Randy Michel, who teaches hide tanning at the People’s Center, talked about hides and how they go from hairy and wet to...

Montana, Washington pilots participate in Polson Fly-In Montana, Washington pilots participate in Polson Fly-In

POLSON — Planes droned around the Polson Airport on Saturday morning, landing and taking off, for the Polson Fly-In.  Flying over from Ferndale was 86-year-old B. R. “Bernie” Gregoire in his 1999 RV-8, a homebuilt airplane made by John Stene. “I’ve been a pilot since ...

College fairs set for high school students

News from MPSEOC The Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council (MPSEOC) will host three weeks of college fairs throughout Montana beginning Sept. 8. MPSEOC has conducted statewide college fairs since 1987. As many as 11,000 high school seniors and/or juniors will attend the fairs with their...

Dixon students get new playground equipment

DIXON – Amelya Delay, 7, watched patiently as the new playground equipment at the Dixon school was being put together this summer, but the last few hours seemed like forever. “I had to wait a lot of time,” she said.  Students were finally allowed to play on the finished project o...

Best perch fishing ever Best perch fishing ever

Fishermen, In the last few weeks we’ve had the best summer perch fishing around the docks at Polson than I can ever remember. Recently I was out with Eric Smithers from Missoula along with three of his kids —  Anna, the oldest, Aaron and Caleb. Once we were into the fish there was no goin...

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