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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...

U.S. Senate candidate rallies Republicans U.S. Senate candidate rallies Republicans

POLSON — Calling his campaign stop a “Liberate Main Street rally” instead of Occupy Wall Street, Montana’s lone Congressman, Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, visited Polson on Aug. 8. Staffers said the rallies would be held throughout around Montana in front of small businesses, such...

City commission will meet on budget

POLSON — A public hearing for the City of Polson’s budget was rescheduled during the Aug. 6 Polson City Commission meeting. The reason given was that the city just received its revenue from the state of Montana at the end of July, and the meeting is set for Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. During the city ma...

Skyline project ongoing, some residents miffed about mail Skyline project ongoing, some residents miffed about mail

POLSON — Contractor L. S. Jensen began work on the $7 million phase of Skyline Drive project in August and may continue into November, weather permitting. According to Lake County Commissioner Paddy Trusler, project manager, this summer’s goal is to install mechanically stabilized walls.  ...

Great vehicles, weather make car show a classic Great vehicles, weather make car show a classic

The popularity of “Cadzilla,” the $900,000 ’48 Cadillac owned by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, made it hard to find ’48 Cadillacs. But Butte resident Gary Gatelli found one in Texas.  Gary and his wife Cathy drove the Caddy to the Cruisen by the Bay ...

Joanne Inez Ferris Mangels Joanne Inez Ferris Mangels

POLSON — Joanne Inez Ferris Mangels, 76, of Polson, passed away on Aug. 4, 2012, of natural causes. Her husband, three children, and numerous grandchildren survive her. Joanne was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 10,1935. She married Gilbert Mangels on Valentine’s Day 1965, and in 1984 they co-foun...


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