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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Larry Raffatto got his draft notice, he had about 10-14 days to exercise an option to enlist rather than be drafted. He didn’t want to go to the Army. He went to see the Navy recruiter in Missoula, but their quota was full. He went down the hall to the Air Force recruiter and got the same story. &...

Spoiler alert: parrot eats part of treasure map during play Spoiler alert: parrot eats part of treasure map during play

ARLEE – Rather than going it alone, a gang of silly pirates banded together last weekend to decipher a tattered treasure map and locate hidden riches. The Arlee High School stage was full of said pirates on Saturday evening during a recent Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of Treasure Is...

No charges for shooter in local man’s death No charges for shooter in local man’s death

POLSON — Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher has decided not to charge Ryan Black for the shooting death of Johnny Thomas McKeever.  Black, 28, was initially arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide and served two days in jail before being released with a GPS-monitoring device following...

SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders

CORWIN (CORKY) CLAIRMONT “Art provides a powerful connection to our culture and gives us a way to share it with the world.” Corwin “Corky” Clairmont is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Clairmont was born in Saint Ignatius, and currently resi...

Marking the past Marking the past

POLSON — The Hershman Rock is an enigma to area history enthusiasts. The rock, which is located in the Jette area and supposedly designates the burial place for someone who died in 1717, has been known of by various locals since a story was written about it on July 6, 1970 in the now-defunct Flathea...

As Montanans call for more solar power, special interest attacks continue

MISSOULA —  While nearly nine in 10 Montanans support the development of more renewable energy sources like solar energy, electric utilities and fossil fuel-backed special interests are trying to hold off the inevitable renewable-energy future by promoting policies that would make rooftop solar ha...

Montanans agree: Legislature must work with Governor to balance budget

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – For the last two months, Montana local officials, community leaders, business owners, organizations and ordinary citizens from across the state have publicly stated support for the Governor’s plan to balance the budget in a way that minimizes t...

Envision Polson provides committee updates

News from Envision Polson The following committee news is shared by the Envision Polson community group. Beautification Committee: Because there have been few nominations of outstanding Christmas yard decorations in recent years, the Beautification Committee has decided not to sponsor the “Cele...

Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district Polson Rural hires veteran firefighter as chief of vast district

POLSON – Gordon Gieser was about to retire, but his wife Kelly had other ideas, he said.  Gieser, 61, took over as fire chief at Polson Rural Fire District in September.  He came to Polson after 30 years as fleet supervisor with Missoula Rural Fire District because he wanted to be close...

Briefs for Oct. 25, 2017

LCCDC annual board meeting is Oct. 25 RONAN  – Lake County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual board meeting from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 407 Main St. SW in Ronan MT.   ‘Monster Mash’ fun run proceeds to benefit district family News fr...


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