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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Small communities outside Missoula grapple with growth, change Small communities outside Missoula grapple with growth, change

Devin Jackson wants to see his small community of Lolo get a new school. The current one is an aging jumble of buildings built into a steep hillside a few steps away from the busy five-lane highway that cuts through the middle of town. As chairman of the Lolo Community Council, he echoes the sentiments of ma...

Misconduct at state crime lab affects local drug cases

As many as 68 drug cases may have been affected by misconduct at the Montana State Crime Lab. Lake County officials confirm recently dismissing 10 criminal drug possession cases due to a former chemist at the Montana state crime lab being charged with using drugs taken from the lab.  Lake County Chie...

Ronan man sentenced for his part in woman’s death Ronan man sentenced for his part in woman’s death

POLSON — A Ronan man was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections last week with 10 years suspended for a drunk driving incident that resulted in a woman’s death.  Roland James Brown, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal endangerment stemming from an Aug. 20, 2017, i...

New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson

POLSON – Veterans are working on a mission to help prevent suicide among their comrades and support families with a new innovative resource called RIVER or the Rural Institute for Veterans Education and Research. RIVER opened in Polson at 50183 U.S. Highway 93 about six months ago across from Flathe...

Nominations accepted for 2019 Humanities Awards

News from Humanities Montana MISSOULA — Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2019 Governors Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 7. Nominations of individuals aged 40 years and younger are especially welcome so we may recognize and honor great pro...

Polson Landing Apartments now open Polson Landing Apartments now open

POLSON — Polson’s newest housing development is open for business. Polson Landing Apartments opened Dec. 22, property manager Vanessa Lujan said.  The affordable-housing development, which is located on Ridgewater Drive next to the city’s new soccer fields across from Mission Val...

Farm law workshops offered

News from Community Food and Agriculture Coalition MISSOULA — Local farmers will learn to protect and grow their enterprises and understand the law through Sustainable Farm Law for Beginning and Advanced Farmers workshops on Feb. 24 and 25 in Missoula. Sustainable Farm Law workshops help build kno...

Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers

POLSON — Grant Kier came to town last week and touted his collaboration skills. Kier, 42, is one of five Democrats running for their party’s nomination on June 5 to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in November.  Kier, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado, has worked as executi...

Montana artist focuses on unique elements from local towns Montana artist focuses on unique elements from local towns

LAKE COUNTY – Three towns in Lake County have been checked off an artist’s list of places to paint in Montana. Laura Blaker is determined to paint scenes from about 200 towns in the state in the next few years. She has finished the scenes for Polson, Ronan, St. Ignatius, and several more. ...

Frenchtown Schools offset mill closure losses by allowing out-of-district students Frenchtown Schools offset mill closure losses by allowing out-of-district students

“The only time you see any sort of gathering of people are school activities and at church,” explained Frenchtown Elementary principal Aaron Griffin. For many in the small rural towns surrounding Missoula, the local schools are truly the emotional center of the community. People rally behind t...


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