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Montana’s first co-op brewery opens in Ronan Montana’s first co-op brewery opens in Ronan

RONAN – Montana’s first cooperative brewery opened in Ronan on Sept. 4, and a steady crowd has filtered through the side doors of the establishment at 400 Main Street. “It’s a relief to finally open up,” said Heidi Fleury, director of the Ronan Cooperative Brewery. “To ...

Investigation finds second wreck fatal for passenger

 A Ronan man is accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing a car wreck that killed his passenger. Kenneth Lozeau Jr. entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to felony vehicular homicide. According to court records, on May 23, emergency personnel re...

Brooks charged with felonies after shooting incident

A request for a bond reduction was denied for a Ronan man accused of firing a weapon at partygoers during an alleged underage drinking party. Christopher Steven Brooks, 21, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of criminal ...

Shooting incident leaves one vehicle damaged  

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY – At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, Lake County deputies and Flathead Tribal Police responded to a report of a male shooting at people in the St. Mary’s Lake Road area of St. Ignatius.   Upon arrival, officers conducted an investig...

Judge references taxpayer expense Judge references taxpayer expense

A Ronan man who was set to go to trial for an assault with a weapon charge at District Court in Polson on Aug. 17 changed his plea to guilty. Amiel Jon Gardipe Jr., 22, admitted to using a machete to seriously cut the hand of a woman at a residence on Canyon Mill Road. The motive was the theft of $5. A...

Two fires west of Ronan could be caused by arson

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Two fires by Sloan’s Bridge, 12 miles west of Ronan, are under investigation and suspicious in nature. Initially reported on Thursday, Aug. 13, Sloan fire number one was at 94 acres and Sloan number two fire was at 90 acres as of Friday, Aug. 14. &n...

Over $7.5M coronavirus relief funds awarded

MONTANA — Montana Department of Agriculture announced that over $7.5 million in grant funding has been awarded through the Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant programs. The grants are designed to aid small and medium-sized meat processors in responding to the COVID-19 crisis through the adapta...

MMFEC boxes locally grown produce for people in need MMFEC boxes locally grown produce for people in need

RONAN – This summer, families that don’t have the resources to purchase fresh produce will be able to access weekly boxes of food, grown in the region, through food banks and other community support organizations. Here’s how it works: farmers harvest food in fields across western Montana...

New kind of fair: county fair continues under pandemic guidelines New kind of fair: county fair continues under pandemic guidelines

RONAN – The Lake County fairgrounds weren’t the bustling hub they usually are in late July, but that didn’t stop 7-year-old Tuneya Moran from bringing her bunny to the show. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair changed rules for livestock showing to reduce the spread of the virus. ...

Antione convicted, to pay restitution

A Ronan man was ordered to pay restitution of $67,007.62 to the victim of a stabbing in Ronan last December. The order was handed down in Polson District Court on July 22.  William Antione Jr., 31, was given the restitution order as part of a plea agreement, which was reached on June 3. The agreement...


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