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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

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...

Former lifeguard alleges unjust firing, seeks four years of back pay

POLSON — A Polson-area woman has filed a complaint with the 20th Judicial District Court in Polson seeking four years of lost wages and benefits based on alleged wrongful discharge from her job at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center.  In the complaint, DV 17-50, Tristen Flagen said she started w...

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Wrestling Wenzel and Adler take second at Rocky Mountain Classic MISSOULA – The Pirates did not have an individual champion, but used their depth to finish ninth in the team standings with 109 points and Ronan finished sixteenth with 66 points while competing in the 32-team Jug Beck Rocky M...

Ronan wrestlers place second at home tournament Ronan wrestlers place second at home tournament

RONAN – Over the weekend, 18 wrestling programs from around the state participated in the Ronan Chiefs-hosted 49th annual Dave Edington Western Montana Duals wrestling tournament. “The tournament ran very smooth and was an overall success,” Chiefs wrestling head coach Dylan Kramer said.&...

Foster grandparent program may fold after school year Foster grandparent program may fold after school year

POLSON – Although a local program that benefits seniors and children has received a number of kudos, it may fall victim to a lack of funding come July 2018, the beginning of the next fiscal year.  Nancy Hemphill, the former coordinator and now director of the local Agency on Aging’s Foste...

Locals earn degrees from UM

MISSOULA – The University of Montana had 809 students who were degree candidates for fall semester 2017. The Montana students listed below are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2017. A single asterisk after the student’s name indicates the student is exp...

UM biologist co-hosts new podcast

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – For those who have ever wondered why we drink alcohol, what is human consciousness and artificial intelligence, where diseases come from and whether Godzilla could actually exist, a new podcast is available.  Art Woods, professor and biologist...

Two women arrested following chase, shootout  Two women arrested following chase, shootout 

A shootout between two women and police on Eagle Pass Trail east of U.S. 93 and Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge last week resulted in no injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Alta Littlelight-Threefingers, 34, of Crow Agency, and Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Missoula, were ...

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Basketball MISSOULA – On Friday, the Polson Pirates used a 31-18 second half to defeat Corvallis 52-45 during the Western A Tip-Off held at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus. Shade Main paced the Pirates with 14 points. Connor Lanier scored 12 points and Asa Askan had 11 poin...


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