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Articles with the Tag: University of Montana

ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war

Dr. Doug Melzer usually works nights in the emergency room at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He spends most of his time dealing with the usual emergency room fare: heart attacks, pneumonia, broken hips.  But about once a week he treats patients coming into the emergency room because they’re ...

Silent powwow gives women voice Silent powwow gives women voice

PABLO – Marita Growing Thunder’s graduation ceremony from Polson High School on Saturday, June 3, marked the finish point of her yearlong project to give voice to missing or murdered indigenous women.  “As many times as I wanted to give up, I made it,” she said. She vowed t...

Bear spray skills taught at festival Bear spray skills taught at festival

PABLO – A sub-adult grizzly bear weighing 390 pounds stood on the grass at Salish Kootenai College to welcome people to the Fifth Annual Community Birds and Bears Festival on Thursday. The grizzly looked like it might be walking through campus on its way to forage for food, but it turns out that it ...

Meth production shifts to industrial labs Meth production shifts to industrial labs

It was a bust made to go viral.  Following a 2013 shooting between father and son, Walter White was arrested for meth distribution in Billings. White, who shares his name with the fictional meth dealer from the television program “Breaking Bad,” had been caught after the fight over a $10,...

Dillon announces spring honor roll

DILLON — The University of Montana Western in Dillon has named 544 students to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list. Three of the students are from our area: Megan Shick of Arlee, Kaitlyn Burrowes of Polson, and Dalton Delaney of St. Ignatius. To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full...

Eckelman named High School Teacher of the Year

AUBURN, WASHINGTON – Patricia E. Eckelman of Auburn, Washington, daughter of Bill and Peggy Olson of Polson, has been honored by Auburn School District’s School Board, as High School Teacher of the Year. Patty was raised in Ronan where her mother Peggy taught Family and Consumer Science for 29 ye...

Briefs for My 10, 2017

Montana Senior Olympics comes to Mission Valley The 32nd annual Montana Senior Olympics will be held June 15-17 in the Mission Valley and now is the time for all athletes age 50 and older to sign up for their favorite individual and team sports. The Montana Senior Olympics features 14 different sportin...

Alan Mikkelsen named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner Alan Mikkelsen named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner

News from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner David Murillo announced the appointment of Alan Mikkelsen of Montana as Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner. “Alan Mikkelsen is a westerner who h...

Briefs for April 19, 2017

Local coaches inducted into MCA Hall of Fame   The Montana Coaches Association proudly announced they will induct eleven 2017 Hall of Fame members. Two inductees are from Polson.       Robert Hislop has coached for 36 years and has been a Montana Coaches Ass...

Flight Check Flight Check

  A group of bird watchers lift their binoculars to look out over a pond at the scenic pullout south of Ronan along U.S. Highway 93 on Saturday, eyeing various species, enjoying the spring weather. “It looks like we’ve got ducks,” Pat Jamieson said. She leads the group through a ...


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