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Articles with the Tag: Polson

PHS principal hails from Noxon

POLSON — Coming to Polson from Forks, Wash., Rex Weltz is the new principal at Polson High School. He’s familiar with the area since he grew up in Noxon, attended Western Montana College and taught in Hamilton before moving to Alaska in 1999. He’s also a fan of the Western A Conference. ...

Linderman principal looks forward to school year

POLSON — “It’s a year for positive change,” Josh Preiss said. Preiss is Linderman Elementary School’s new principal, and he has big goals for Linderman: academic growth and achievement and a positive climate in the building. “My approach is very positive and proactiv...

Be aware of emergency vehicles

Here in the Mission Valley during the months of April through September, we experience a large population increase. This time of year, response time is very critical to all volunteers in the fire service. Recently, we have gone on calls and have had a very hard time just getting through the traffic. In the f...

School board passes 2012-13 budget

POLSON — The Polson school board approved the 2012-13 budget at their Aug. 13 meeting.  Dr. Linda Reksten, the new District No. 23 Superintendent, identified her focus areas for 2012-13.  “I looked at a lot of information and talked to a variety of individual stakeholders,” ...

County to appoint interim Justice of the Peace

POLSON — Former Montana Supreme Court Justice Diane Barz is filling in for Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall after his resignation on Aug. 8. In a statement, Wall said, “Judges are - and should be - held to very high standards of conduct, both in their professional and personal affairs. One...

Strong winds wreak havoc with fire, power outage and damaged boats Strong winds wreak havoc with fire, power outage and damaged boats

MISSION VALLEY — A strong storm system tore through the Valley late last Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. The high winds caused a power outage, two boats to sink in Flathead Lake, several search and rescue calls and caused the West Garcon fire to double in size within a matter of hour...

Wildfire ravages 9,000-plus acres in West Garcon area Wildfire ravages 9,000-plus acres in West Garcon area

With the West Garcon Fire now at 9,110 acres and 45 percent contained, crews continue to fight heavy fuels, mostly timber, and steep terrain to control the blaze. As of press time, the fire had moved north of Windy Gap and a few miles south and was burning in a big timbered basin, according to public informa...

Democrats plan events at new office

POLSON — The Lake County Democrats moved into their first-ever campaign office at 201 Main St., Polson, on the corner of U.S. Highway 93 and Main. You can reach us at 571-2025. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Call Ruth Hodges to volunteer for any three...

Annual festival showcases artists, craftspeople’s work Annual festival showcases artists, craftspeople’s work

POLSON — Three talented siblings, one a painter, one a woodcarver and one a leatherworker, brought their art to the 41st annual Sandpiper Lake County Art Festival Aug. 11. Joan, John and Martin Kosel, from ranch country near Red Lodge, set up their booths on the far-east side of the courthouse lawn....

Community Resource Officer to wear many hats

POLSON — Polson Police Officer Chris Wright has a new assignment: he’ll serve as Community Resource Officer. According to a press release from Polson Police Assistant Chief Clint Cottle, Wright is in the process of identifying neighborhoods interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Program a...


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